The Ilex Inn Bed & Breakfast

6416 Route 242 E , Ellicottville, NY 14731 USA (Show map)


We have 6 rooms and a cottage. Our rooms include private bath, fireplace, and terry robes. We have a year round hot tub, and seasonal pool. We have direct access to snow mobile trails and the Finger Lakes Trail for hikers. We have 200 acres for you to enjoy hiking, snow shoeing or just to enjoy nature at its finest. We are an eight minute walk to the village shops, bars and restaurants. Two major ski resorts Holiday Valley and Holimont are less then 2 miles from our location. A full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Want to hit the slopes early? just let us know and we will get you breakfast earlier, no problem. We look forward to meeting you. Rick & Glenda



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great stay!

4.4 on July 27, 2016

Very friendly owners. Located in a great location. Breakfast was delicious. The pool and hot tub were a great asset to our stay! Will be back.

Owners are awesome

3.4 on July 22, 2016

The owners are very nice, pool and hot tub were a plus, thought the price was a bit on the high side especially with the exchange rate. The cottage was a bit musty. I would stay here again.

Our Stay at the Ilex Inn

5 on June 08, 2016

We were in Ellicottville last weekend for our anniversary. We love to stay at the Ilex Inn. This is our second time there. Would recommend a stay there. We stayed in the cottage and love to hang out and use the heated pool and hot tub. It's walking distance to downtown but outside of town enough for privacy. Did not have their breakfast this time, but our stay before we did and it was great. Rick and Glenda are wonderful!! Give the llex Inn a try you won't regret it!

Ilex Inn review

4.0 on May 31, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our one night stay at Ilex Inn. The rooms are clean and comfortable as is the shared community area. It is run by a personable couple. Much more enjoyable than staying in a hotel.


4.6 on April 04, 2016


Great getaway

5 on April 02, 2016

Wonderful service and accommodations !

The perfect B&B

5 on February 15, 2016

Wonderfully decorated and very charming. The owners are so nice and the food is delicious!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review. we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Great place to unwind

5 on January 08, 2016

My wife and I have spent many an anniversary weekend here. The cottage is always clean, quite, and comfortable. We really enjoy the on site hot tub. Very close to downtown. We highly recommend it

Innkeeper Response
Hi guys, than you for the great review. Very happy you were able to enjoy your stay with us.

Very quiet, clean and Relaxing

4.8 on October 01, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay. Very clean comfortable room. Excellent service provided by Rick and Glenda. They provided a warm welcome and safe atmosphere for our stay. Breakfast was wonderful. The pool and the hot tub were warm and clean, an excellent break! Would highly recommend and gladly stay again!

quiet, clean & comfrtable

4.6 on August 25, 2015

Our first time staying at a B & B. The inside & out side were excellent. A pool, hammock, grill and much more. The innkeepers were attentive. Every room has it's own bath, all very clean. Yes it is a work in progress but this young couple is working very hard to update TV and fix minor problems. Very close to downtown. We would stay here again. Pleasantly priced.

Innkeeper Response
Sorry for the delay in responding...Just want to thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again this Summer.

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Location Type

Small town, Village


Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo/Niagara International) 50 miles

Directions to property:

right off route 219 in Ellicottville

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Guests with snowmobiles may access trails., Snow Shoeing from the inn, Guided or on your own, Ski high Adventure Park & Mountain Coaster, Griffith Sculpture Park, Finger Lakes Trail, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Private entrance, Telephone, Wi-Fi , In-ground seasonal heated swimming pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Snowmobile access, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Any smoking in rooms will result in an additional $500 charg
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We can not accomodate children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends during ski season and select Holiday and event weekend are 2 night min.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations will be charged in full 14 days prior to arrival date.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival date will result in a one night room charge, or 2 nights for reservations of 4 or more nights. We also offer house gift certificates for use another time.



Rick & Glenda Jackson

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Skiing, cycling, hiking

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Grandma Andy's French Toast
We seve a full hot breakfast each morning. We can accomodate special diets with prior notice. We can also do earlier breakfast times if needed.