Downtown Ellicottville NY


Ellicottville NY is the perfect getaway. It has great small town charm and is just far enough away from the big cities. There are historic home and the mainstreet retains it's 19th century charm. In July and August, there are free concerts at the town Gazebo on thurday nights. Tour the streets and see the old homes, churches, vistors bureau, historical society and more. Our just sit on a bench and watch life go by!

Take a stroll down mainstreet and shop at a variety of clothing, jewelry, furniture, art, pottery, sports equipment, socks, antiques, confections, home made candles, local gifts shops and more. There are many cafes, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Stop by the Ellicottville Winery or the Ellicottville Brewing Comapany for some local hand crafted wines or beers / ales respectively. In the one square mile of downtown Ellicottville, every store is within walking distance and you won't find chain stores.



Ellicottville has serveral pubs that are home to local musicians on week nights and weekends. Throughout the year there are music festivals; including the Summer Festival, Ellicottville Jazz Weekend, Winter Blues Festival and the famous Fall Festival or Ellicottville Oktoberfest! So if you love live music, check out the local pubs to see who is playing (will have section on the Blog in the near future).

So whether you are looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors, do a little shoping, enjoy some fine dining, get a spa treatment or enjoy some local flavor; Ellicottville, NY is the place! You can mountain bike, hike, swim, visit the parks, shop, dine in the restaurants, golf, ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, fish, attend festvivals, enjoy a concert, stroll through a craft or art  show, attend events or just sit and relax.  There is something for the entire family and it is just the perfect place for a couple to getaway. Take a trip, you will keep coming back....


AROUND THE TOWN

With something for everyone, we wanted to share what Ellicicottville has to offer. Whether you are the sport enthusist, the nature lover, the shopper, the foodie or enjoy the spa life; there is something for you in Ellicottville. The secotion below outlines the shops, reataurants and pubs in town during your getaway!


ELLICOTTVILLE SHOPS

Furniture and Apparel
Alexandra Gifts has Eclectic collection of handcrafted jewelry, hand painted glassware, gifts, pottery, books, frames, cards, stationary, party ware and toys for all ages. Create an atmosphere with an array of scented candles, incense and aromatic bath and beauty treatments.

Apres is a ski, casual and sportswear boutique for all seasons. Select from Hell is for Heroes, Postcard, M Miller, North Face, OSCAR Boots, Napapijri, and more quality lines to keep everyone in your family on the cutting edge of fashion. Browse through their hand picked assortment of jewelry, accessories, unique gifts, books and a lot more. Make your visit to Ellicottville memorable.

A Touch of Ellicottville is a gift shop with t-shirts, hats, totes, wall decor and other Ellicottville merchandise. Take home a bit of Ellicottville. They also have vintage reproduction ski posters and wall art. There is a good selection of classic tees and shirt combinations. The store sells the the "EVL" stickers as well.

Betsy's Consignment is a high end consignments for men, women & children. Fine clothing, books, sporting goods, jewelry, house wares, AVON and more. One of the most unique stores. Patterned after Aspen's best consignment shop. They have high-end items for men, women and children. Open 10-5pm M-S,12-5pm Sun.

Bruce Candles finely makes, handcrafted candles, candle accessories, handmade soaps and bath products in 2 large showrooms. Come and see the extensive variety of gorgeous handmade candles that can customized to fit your needs. They can also refill those empty jars and containers at a great price because you don't have to pay for the container! Check out their production area to see how the candles are made on site. They are open daily 10am -5 pm  and closed on Tuesdays. They also ship to your home!

Daff has dry goods, boots, shoes, apparel, accessories, footwear and blankets to live in casual, classic, timeless comfort! Their products are inspired by their travels and include western landscapes, ski, and ocean getaways have been intertwined with laughter and strong friendships. They offer you clothing inspirations and illustrations that fuse classic, comfort, confident, distinct, charismatic style. This great little shop has some will made items that are unique.

Earth Arts has fine art, sculptures and beautiful objects with a human touch. Art for your home, office, person, gift giving and entertaining style. Objects of beauty by regional and global artisans, exhibited in a non-intimidating gallery environment for 30 years. Original paintings, hand blown glass, metal sculptures and mobiles, one of a kind jewelry, hand turned wood bowls and more. There are a wide variety of home decore items that are truly works of art.

Ellicottville Quilts ffeatures a large selection of the finest 100% cotton fabrics for quilt making, clothing and home decorating. Books, patterns, notions and supplies for quilt making. Classes are available for all levels of quilters. A variety of USA made quilts, wall hangings and quilt related gifts. Polar fleece items are available too!

Gado Gado has unique women’s and children’s clothing,  hand painted textiles, accessories, antiques, silver and beaded jewelry, handcrafted candles and lighting, unusual home furnishings, incensem world music  and a variety of gift ideas from around the world. This is a free trade store, so prices are lower with free trade nations. Items are had mae from around the world. Find that unique gift! They have great sales and quality prodcuts.

Aardvark Home Decor is a furniture store specializing in eclectic, rustic, and modern country styles. Aardvark also offers Interior Decorating Services and Consultations by Elisa Hughey. The store is located in downtown Ellicottville. Stop in and find that unique item.

Kazoo II has gifts to celebrate an ever changing life style, home accessories, jewelry, a full floor of timeless toys. In the lower level of the store, the Ellicottville Trading Company has rustic furniture, vinegar painting and amusing gourd art.

Tangled Twigs owners MJ Brown & Laurie Dykstra draw from the inspiration of their surroundings to bring the natural world into your homes. Ellicottville is home to four distinct seasons all offering a refreshing new approach to giving your home a distinct signature. Your home should be your refuge, a place that gives you peace, a place where you can draw in a deep breath and feel happy that you are there. They offer custom made floral designs. Closed Wednesdays.

The Purple Doorknob is known for its colorful, texture rich antiques and art has taken a step in a new direction. The Purple Doorknob now sells socks! They offer a wide array of fun and fashionable hosiery for the whole family. Reduce your carbon footprint by wearing our socks made from recycled cotton. They feature lots of U.S. manufactured socks, and nothing made in China. Stop in and see why The Purple Doorknob is the key to your sock drawer! Join the sock club! The store has a large purple doorknob on the side of the building. Stop in and check it out!

The Reclaimed Barnboard Furniture Company meticulously handcraft authentic Reclaimed Antique Barnboard 75 to 150 years old into beautiful barnboard furniture. The barnboard’s vintage patina, coupled with the refined lines, give their barnboard furniture an elegant rustic charm. All the furniture is made from 100% solid reclaimed barnboard, removed from century old barns. The reclaimed barnboard retains the rich patina and character imparted by decades of daily use and weathering.
 
Sports Apparel, Equipment and Repair
Dekdebrun's Ski Shop has a full line of skis, snowboard equipment and clothing. They also have women specific equipment. Internationally known for boot fitting, custom foot beds and the newly developed stance alignment techniques that will enhance your on-snow experience Their expert service shop features overnight tune-ups, rental equipment and high performance Demo skis.

Ellicottville Bike Shop is located downtown Eillicottivlle. The bike shop sells new bikes and accessories, has bike repairs and services and sells single track trail maps for the NY State forest. They have a full line of bikes, helmets, tubes, tires and more. Join a mountain bike ride and meet at the shop before 6 pm on Mondays! Open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays! Check out their new location in the heart of the village.

Mud, Sweat and Gear's is a full service, well stocked ski and snowboard shop featuring top notch equipment, apparel and accessories. Member store of America¹s Best Boot fitters offering professional boot fitting, stance alignment and custom made foot beds. . Daily ski, snowboard, snowshoe and helmet rentals and junior seasonal lease packages available. Overnight ski and snowboard tuning and repair available.
 
The City Garage sells Salomon, K2, Atomic, Armada, Line, 4frnt. Telemark and Nordic equipment.  Specializing in hard to find clothing brands. The area’s source for functional footwear brands such as Keen, Merrell, Salomon. Motorcycle apparel. Located 53 steps off the main street, next to The Barn Restaurant. Private parking available – rear of building – open year round.


The Red Door Ski Shop is not only a ski shop, they carry top quality winter apparel and accessories for the extreme as well as the recreational family. Explore further the unique sweater & fleece collection. The adventure continues into the festive summer with Men's’ and Ladies’ golf, fitness and casual wear to keep you swinging, hiking & biking or just relaxing. Don’t forget to check out our “Ellicottville” souvenir T’s, hats and jackets.

Wine, Spirts and Grocery
E'ville Spirts and Wines is the authentic in-town wine and liquor store. Wines from all over the world specializing in California, Italian and Australian. With a fine selection of spirits. Located in the main shopping district in the heart of the village. They also have delivery services, catering for weddings any other special occasions. The store has weekly sales and offers wine tastings.

Tops Friendly Market carries national brands as well at Tops brands. Your TOPS Friendly Markets has been partnering with suppliers and growers to deliver TOP quality, GREAT-tasting products that they Guarantee to Please. They also see fresh baked goods from the Ace Bakery, rent DVDs, stock firewood and have all of your grocery needs.

Dom's Butcher Block has fresh cut meats processed in house daily. They carry USDA Choice beef, USD certified Angus beef, USDA Prime (on request),  organic beef (upon request), free range chicken, fresh rack of Lamb, center cut lamb chops, smoked sausage, hot, mild or maple flavored breakfast sausage, seafood, local cheeses and more. No prepackaged or frozen beef cuts to be had at the shop. They also custom craft a variety of smoked meats including bologna, pepper sticks, beef jerky and various smoked sausages. All of their smoked meats are made using time tested old fashioned techniques right on the premises. The seafood brought in fresh from Boston every Friday for your weekend plans. Finally, they carry full line of local cheese from the Cuba Cheese Shoppe and fresh bread from E. Antonio's Bakery.

The Village Wine Rack and Liquor is Ellicottville’s full service wine and liquor store! Single malts from over 100 distilleries plus a comprehensive selection of ultra and premium bourbons, vodkas, rums, tequilas, grappas and other spirits. Wines from around the world and NYS too! Gift items, bar supplies and gift baskets for every occasion. Special orders, assistance with party planning, case discounts, local delivery service store parking. Now open 7 days a week! Located on the Holimont ski resort.

Jewelry

Few of A Kind is a fine jewelry boutique, they specialize in Italian designer jewelry. They also offer jewelry repair, Rolex & watch repair, and buy & sell estate and pre-owned jewelry. Watches by Accutron, Wittnauer, and Bulova. New and used Rolex watches by appointment or inquiry. They also offer a premier art gallery featuring some of the finest artists from the local area.

Health and Wellness
Ellicottville Oasis Day Spa has to experience the free-spirited atmosphere where you can relax your attitude and sink into the lap of luxury. It is a full service spa with 9 treatment rooms, massage packages, body treatments, facials and mineral makeup. Reservations are recommended

Falling Waters Spa at Holiday Valley Resort is a place to ease your tired muscles and melt away your stress. The spa opened in 2010 as a full service spa with massage packages, facials and guest entitlements. There are 7 treatment rooms, including 2 double suites and 3 wet rooms. Open 7 days per week. Reservations recommended.

Nature's Remedy Natural Health Center offers the Natural Market and the Holistic Center. The Natural Market offers a full line of foods and natural healing products like herbs, vitamins, minerals, books, teas, aromatherapy, homeopathies, organic foods, local produce, cleaning products, pet care, food buying club & more!! The Holistic Center provides you with certified herbalists and wellness coaches to guide you on your journey to health. Oxygen bar, infrared sauna, Detox foot spas, the vibra-trim, chi machine, whole body cleansing, weight loss therapies, iridology, reflexology, educational and certif. courses.


ELLICOTTVILLE PUBS

Balloon's Restaurant is Ellicottville's home of the NFL ticket. Enjoy sports on 9 flat screen TV's. Live entertainment every Saturday from 5-9pm and some Fridays nights 7-11pm. Casual dining, lunch & dinner, vegetarian specialties, entertainment, available for parties. Week day lunch Specials only $5.99. Air conditioning in the summer heat. Check out some of the local bands and great specials.


The Ellicottville Brewing Company is a select micro-brewery of fabulous craft beers with a tremendous American cuisine menu. The pot pie is a favorite along with the pulled pork sandwich. Seasonal beers are available throughout the year and include Summer Hefe, Mowmasters Ultra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, EVL Blizzard, ESB, Winter Witte, Hop Bomb, Black and Blue, Hopicity, German Stein Beer, Chocolate Cherry Bomb, Hey Guy Rye Pale Ale, Raspberry Beret, Burbon Barrel, Catt County Cuvee and 16. The regular beer and ales include the EBC Pale Ale, Blueberry Wheat, Nut Brown, EVL Amber, Toasted Lager and Black Jack’s Oatmeal stout. Available: bar tours, rehearsal dinner, private parties in our European style beer garden. The beer garden is open all summer and fall, which is a great place enjoy a meal or a pint. Vintage bar with hand crafted rails and bar back. No reservations accepted. Check out the new expansion at the Brewery!

The Gin Mill has been an Ellicottville tradition since 1976; with a full bar, 18 domestic and imported draughts along with a wide assortment of bottled beers. The menu is casual and reasonably priced including wings, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and salads. A family favorite as children enjoy our game room and kid friendly atmosphere. Our back room is available for groups and private parties. Live Entertainment on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Never a cover charge. Stop on by and hear some great local musicians at night. 

The Ellicottville Depot has fabulous pizza, wings, sandwiches, salads and other excellent pub food. They are known for their gourmet pizzas: Greek ,Backyard BBQ, Hawaiian, Sicilian, JuJu's Veggie pizza and more. They have ski movies and Ellicottville souvenirs. Long bar and good selection of bottled beer and beer on tap. There is a nice outdoor patio in the fall. Open all winter and closed during weekdays in the summer. The building is a 19th century train depot, with spiral staircase to the managers office, ticket windows and a collection of train and other memorabilia.


Madigan's is a local's favorite. Home cooked lunches, upstairs available for private parties, pool tables and foosball. A place for good times, good tunes and good friends

The Ellicottville Winery has wine tastings are $3 for up to 5 wines or complementary with the purchase of a bottle (subject to change). Offering classic vinifera and Native American wine varietals to taste and purchase. White wines include Traminette, Riesling, Vidal, Snow Fox and Rosé; while their red wines are Noiret and The Sweetest Thing. Come in and enjoy the great atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff. The winery opened in November 2010.

ELLICOTTVILLE RESTAURANTS


The Barn Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Ellicottville and has been serving great food and friendly service to Ellicottville's visitors and locals for over 30 years. They have a wide variety on their menu with several special nights; Prime Rib Friday & Saturday, Lobster Fest Wednesdays.


Balloon's Restaurant is located in downtown Ellicottville on Monroe street. Balloon's is Ellicottville's home of the NFL ticket. Enjoy sports on 9 flat screen TV's. Live entertainment every Friday night from 7 to 11 pm and Saturday from 5 to 9 pm. The DJ takes over to continue the music until 2 am. Casual dining, lunch, dinner, vegetarian specialties, entertainment, available for parties. They have blackened chicken salad, Greek salad, Orange Citrus salad, Hummis wrap, fajitas, pot roast, 1/2 pound angus burgers and other fantastic food. Week day lunch Specials only $5.99. Air conditioning in the summer heat. Check out some of the local bands and great specials.

Burger King is home of the whopper. Great onion rings, fries, burgers, chicken sandwiches and more. Good fast food on the go. Burger King is located at route 219 and Holiday Valley Drive.

The Bird Walk is located on Rt.242 just 3 miles east of Ellicottville. The charm and hospitality of this country restaurant will captivate you, while you savor the house specialties prepared by owner/chef since 1970. Generous cuts of choice steaks, rack of lamb, and seafood entrees. The décor of period antiques is more than intriguing than it seems, since the Birdwalk is also an antique shop and any item may be purchased. Now you can also experience savory selections from their new Mediterranean Menu – prepared fresh and baked to perfection in their Italian Wood Fired Brick Oven.

Cadillac Jack's has casual dining- lunch, dinner, and everything in between. Great slope side viewing from the longest and friendliest bar in town or enjoy dining at our cozy fireplace. Ski movies, pool table, kids menu. Great steaks, seafood, salads, po-boys, Philly steaks and more. Truly a great menu. Fish fry every Friday night and Prime Rib dinners every Saturday night. Park hassle free. SNOWMOBILES WELCOME! Open during ski season. Cadillac Jack's is located at Route 219 and Holiday Valley Road, just 0.9 miles from downtown Ellicottville.

Dina's Restaurant has breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in or take-out. Gourmet pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, Paninis, fabulous appetizers and dinner entrees. Great selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Save room for the gourmet desserts: Chocolate Lava cake, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla cheese cake and Streusel topped pear pie to name a few. Catering. Let Dina's cater your special day in Ellicottville; from an elegant mountain lodge or tented BBQ Dina's can accommodate your tastes and budget. They are located in the village. The restaurant opened in the past few years and is already a favorite!

DJs Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch at this cozy family friendly restaurant. Home cooked food with table and stool seating. Coffee refills, eggs to order, French toast, hash browns and breakfast specials are on the menu! Grab a newspaper and prepare for the day! DJ's is located in the village. Casual dining!

The Ellicottville Brewing Company is a select micro-brewery of fabulous craft beers with a tremendous American cuisine menu. The pot pie is a favorite along with the pulled pork sandwich. Some of the menu items include Chesapeak crabcakes, Belgian style mussells, Seared tuna wontons, Loaded brewer frys, Crab Cobb salad, Dusted steak salad, New York Strip steak, Oak Barrel sirloin, Pepper crusted bleu burger, Pastrami reuban and much more. Fabulous starters to great meals!  

Seasonal beers are available throughout the year and include Summer Hefe, Mowmasters Ultra Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, EVL Blizzard, ESB, Winter Witte, Hop Bomb, Black and Blue, Hopicity, German Stein Beer, Chocolate Cherry Bomb, Hey Guy Rye Pale Ale, Raspberry Beret, Burbon Barrel, Catt County Cuvee and 16. The regular beer and ales include the EBC Pale Ale, Blueberry Wheat, Nut Brown, EVL Amber, Toasted Lager and Black Jack’s Oatmeal stout. So many great flavors, there is a beer for everyone's palet!

Available: bar tours, rehearsal dinner, private parties in our European style beer garden. Vintage bar with hand crafted rails and bar back. No reservations accepted.

Hoagie's Pizza Cafe - "NO ONE CAN GET OUT OF TOWN WITHOUT A SLICE". Now serving a light breakfast menu. Breakfast Pizza, Wraps & Sandwiches, Hot Coffee, Hot Tea and Hot Cocoa. Regular Menu: Pizza by the slice. Specialty pizzas, 21 varieties of subs and deli sandwiches, tacos, salads and new to the menu. Call in your orders too!!!


Small Party Catering/Lunch & Dinner Box Deal for those on the Go! Located in the village.

John Harvard's Brewhouse serves a wide range of “comfort” foods and with over 2o craft beers on tap. Some of the ales and lagers are brewed in Ellicottville, according to the recipes of William Shakespeare (they believe). The recipes were brought to America in 1637 by John Harvard. Enjoy a craft beer on the outside patio and try some of their unique menu items: Vegetables Spring Roll, Black Pepper Seared Tuna "Napoleon" or a California Reuben on Asiago Bread. Come and enjoy a great dining experience on the slopes of Holiday Valley Resort.


Kabob Cafe is in the Village and serves fine Mediterranean and American cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Eat fresh and healthy with the featured “signature kabobs” – beef tenderloin, chicken, lamb, or veggie kabobs. The menu also includes salads, burgers, wraps, pasta dishes, gyros, souvlaki, “Fish Fry Fridays” – beer battered, Cajun, lemon-pepper, scampi style. Kids menu. Take Out. Catering available. NOW BEER and WINE! Everything on the menu is fantastic.




The Silver Fox is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5pm. Situated in the heart of Ellicottville, The Silver Fox is one of Ellicottville’s best-kept secrets. Nestled behind Madigan’s, our fabulous menu and extensive wine list offer a casual fine dining experience to match any palate. The menu includes fresh fish, pasta’s, land fresh cut steaks as well as the best chicken wings in town. The Silver Fox also offers customized menus for catering on and off premise.

The Gin Mill has been an Ellicottville tradition since 1976; with a full bar, 18 domestic and imported draughts along with a wide assortment of bottled beers. The menu is casual and reasonably priced including wings, 9 styles of burgers, wraps, sandwiches and  5 kinds of salads. The menu includes pot stickers, wings, jalapeno poppers, potato skins, hickory burger, bleu burger, Mexican burger, ostrich burger, tuna melt, patti melt, greek salad, house salad, peanut butter pie, homemade fruit pie and more.A family favorite as children enjoy their game room and kid friendly atmosphere. Their back room is available for groups and private parties. Live Entertainment on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Never a cover charge. Stop on by and hear some great local musicians at night.

Subway is located in the village. Fresh subs, flat bread sandwiches, breakfast and combination meals. Great for on the go or to pack for a picnic.


Tips Up Café is a full service restaurant with unsurpassed reputation for excellence in the over 28 years of its existence. Their food is extraordinary and specials are a delight to the palate. They specialize in fresh seafood, pasta dishes, steaks, BBQ ribs and veal. This is the favorite of skiers and locals alike as many vie for a seat in this always busy place. The chef and owner Ken Roush and his charming wife Judy will welcome you with warm hospitality and send you off wanting to return soon. They are located in the village.

Tim and Bonnie's Restaurant opened in the fall of 2012. This restaurant is attached to an 8 lane bowling alley. They have great pizza, subs, salades, sandwiches and more. You can bowl a few game and enjoy some great food. The food is available for delivery and carry out as well.


The Ellicottville Winery  opened in November 2010. Wine tastings are $3 for up to 5 wines or complementary with the purchase of a bottle (subject to change). Offering classic vinifera and Native American wine varietals to taste and purchase. White wines include Traminette, Riesling, Vidal, Snow Fox and Rosé; while their red wines are Noiret and The Sweetest Thing. Come in and enjoy the great atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff.


ELLICOTTVILLE CAFES

Coffee Culture  is an old world style coffee house. Fresh ground coffee, espresso, lates and cappuccino. Gormet breakfast, lunch and diner items are available too. This is a great place to hang out on the patio. Free WiFi is available.

Cooling's Cafe is a great place to hang out. Sit in the cafe or on the tables street side. The cafe has hot fresh cup of coffee, a variety of espresso drinks or one of our homemade baked goods. They have hearty deli-style sandwiches, gourmet Paninis and wraps. Homemade soup and chili in the fall and winter. Enjoy a variety of ice-cream treats, from Real Fruit Smoothies to Flurries and Cooling Bars, Milkshakes and Sundaes.

Watson's Chocolates has homemade chocolates, candies, nuts, gift boxes and more. Stop on by and take home a local favorite! Unique gifts for every occasion, as well as classic items. "Chocolatiers to the slopes since 1946. Hours of Operation are: Mon-Thur & Sun 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm.


More information, including website links, address and telephone, is available on each shop, restaurant, pub and cafe on our website. Visit http://www.rustedwindmill.com/ for details!!!

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