Welcome to Ellicottville

Welcome to Ellicottville.

Welcome to the most exciting opportunity on the Ellicottville Real Estate scene. An exclusive yet friendly vacation real estate development. Just 24 hand crafted luxury ski chalets are set in 144 forested acres that features the highest summit in Ellicottville. Less than 5 minutes from the bars, restaurants and skiing of Ellicottville, 42 Degrees North is the Natural Choice for anyone looking for seclusion without isolation.

42 Degrees North is proud to be a part of the Ellicottville real estate scene, but also to bring something new and exciting to the Ellicottville resort experience. 42 Degrees offers large lot sizes alongside communal facilities. Over 10 acres has been set aside as a communal area to feature a swimming pool and tennis courts. A network of hiking trails will traverse the property, transforming in to cross country ski trails in the winter.

Lowell Thomas dubbed Ellicottville the “Aspen of the East”. The New York Times more recently referred to it as “The Ski Town that Aspen Used To Be Like.” Either way, Ellicottville is a true ski town with excellent restaurants, craft breweries and bars where you can dance the night away! Of course, to be a ski town, you must have great skiing and Ellicottville has that in abundance. While it might not match Aspen’s vertical, Ellicottville does boast two fabulous hills in Holimont and Holiday Valley. Ellicottville real estate is also much more affordable than its western counterpart. Holimont is North America’s biggest private ski club and Holiday Valley is a public ski hill that consistently ranks among the top 5 Best in the East by Ski Magazine. You can thank Lake Erie and its lake effect for the very respectable 180 inches that is Ellicottville’s Average Snowfall.

Ellicottville was born as a ski town. However, it is increasingly becoming a four seasons destination. As the snow melts on the pistes of Holiday Valley, the fairways come in to view. The Double Black Diamond is probably the best known golf course in Ellicottville, but the area boasts a number of fine courses such as Elkdale, Springville and Ischua Valley. The mountain coaster at Holiday Valley offers thrills (and hopefully no spills!). National Geographic named Ellicottville one of America’s top adventure towns. The International Mountain Biking Association calls Ellicottville “epic”. The surrounding area offers fabulous fishing, boating and even white water rafting. Ellicottville boasts a year round schedule of festivals, headlined by the Fall Festival. The Fall Festival corresponds with Canadian Thanksgiving and is a wonderful combination of live music, good food and, of course, the stunning autumnal colours.


The appeal of Ellicottville Real Estate is, of course, Ellicottville itself.  Ellicottville is a charming, old style ski town in Western New York. It is often referred to as, “the Aspen of the East”, but the phrase has been misused over the years.

The term was first bestowed by Lowell Thomas over 50 years ago.  The comparison referred to Aspen as it was in the 60s and 70s.  Since then, of course, Aspen has exploded.  While the downtown architecture still bears some resemblance to that of Ellicottville, Aspen’s storefronts are now dominated by luxury brands such as Gucci, Bvlgari and Burberry.  The median price of a condo is over $4 million. A more recent New York Times article describes Ellicottville as, “The Ski Town that Aspen Used to Be Like”.  However, this is just fine by everyone who knows and loves our little ski town.

A Skier's Paradise

In winter, Ellicottville fills with skiers.

Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley Ski Resort is located to the south of the village and boasts over 290 acres of skiable terrain with extensive night skiing.  It was recently voted the #2 ski resort in the East by Ski Magazine and, moreover, often finishes top for apres-ski!


HoliMont is North America’s largest private ski club. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing means there is something for everyone.

Furthermore, for non-skiers and those who just want to do nothing, Ellicottville’s spas, fabulous restaurants and great brew pubs are well renowned.

Not Just a Winter Destation

In summer, you can discover 9 golf courses within 20 miles.  In addition, nearby lakes and rivers offer a wide variety of fishing and boating opportunities. There is even white water rafting less than an hour away. National Geographic Magazine lists Ellicottville as one of its Best Adventure Towns.  The International Mountain Biking Association describes Ellicottville as “Epic”.

The Allegany Casino

The Seneca Allegany Casino is also just 15 minutes away.  It has over 2000 slot machines and 33 of your favorite table games, including blackjack and craps.  However, gamble responsibly!

Ellicottville Festivals

Ellicottville is also famous for its festivals. The “Fall Festival”, is held on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and it is the best known on the festival calendar.  However, don’t miss the Jazz and Blues weekend, the summer music festival, the Beer and Wine Festival, the Centurion cycling race and many others.

Ellicottville Real Estate

There is a wide variety of Ellicottville real estate.  From ski in ski out chalets at Holiday Valley or Holimont to a condo in the village.  Of course, our favorite is the planned resort community at 42 Degrees North, but regardless  of what you choose, Ellicottville Real Estate is a great investment.

Get in Touch!

With all that Ellicottville and 42 Degrees North has to offer, what are you waiting for? We extend a warm welcome to our town and our resort. Call us at +1 647 702 1570 or email us at sales@ellicottville42.com for latest prices and floor plans.