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 room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Comfortable and close to town.

4.0 on February 01, 2015

Even though the temperatures were low during it visit, after bundling up, it was pleasant walk into town. Sure beats driving for a night out après ski. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the Keurig in the common area.

one great weekend

4.4 on October 09, 2014

The owners were great,very helpful with suggestions for dinner and local events. Breakfast was great and the room was wonderful there was a small problem. With the hot water but it was taken care of right away. All and all a great weekend

Perfect getaway.

4.6 on August 13, 2014

Completely relaxing, owners are extremely personable and responsive. We have stayed many places in Ellicottville and this ranks as the best yet.

Relaxing B&B

4.0 on August 02, 2014

Quiet , relaxing B&B. Very nice back yard with beautiful in ground pool and hot tub. Innkeepers are very nice.

Comfortable Bed & Breakfast

3.0 on October 17, 2013

We arrived at Ilex B&B during a holiday weekend. Rick and Glenda were extremely nice and accommodating. The outside is kept very neat and clean. The rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. Great place to get away without children. Would stay there again and recommend to a friend.

"Best birthday weekend ever"

4.4 on March 12, 2013

The hot tub is truly magical after a day of skiing:)

A Jewel in Ellicottville

5 on October 27, 2012

Stayed there the 24th -the 27th of October 2012......I'll start by saying that we arrived early, extremely early in fact. On a whim, we decided to see if we could check in early. It was only 10:30 in the morning and Rick and Glenda were there, saw us pull up and immediately gave us the key to our room. We appreciated their understanding and genuine willingness to accommodate us. The room was what you would expect to find in a B&B, what wasn't expected was all the empty rooms being open for viewing at anytime; very smart move as you get an idea as to what each room looks like in case you should decide to come back, and why wouldn't you!!! Rick and Glenda are exceptional hosts, very warm, very giving and caring people. You sense immediately their love for owning and operating the B&B and want their customers to have the best time possible. We were pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail that was made each morning in the preparation and presentation of breakfast each morning. It was during breakfast that we had opportunity to chat with them, they are a beautiful caring couple, care very deeply for the community they live in, and share the most amazing stories about their lives. When you stay there be sure to ask Rick about his Grandmother who is 104 years old The sitting room upstairs was perfect for me as it afforded me a place early in the morning to read in a quiet place without disturbing my girlfriend as she slept in the room. Town is a short distance away and an easy walk for those who want to get a little exercise. It is situated far enough from town so that the surrounding area is quiet at night, but close enough to walk into town. We will be staying at the Ilex again as we see no need to look any further as we believe we've found the the Jewel of a place in Ellicottville.

Sweetest Weekend

4.8 on October 24, 2012

My husband and I wanted to have a mini romantic getaway in the country and I found this Inn online, It was wonderful, The spot was so beautiful and was located in a great area. We went to the silver fox for a nice dinner and took a nice drive in the country. The room was very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. I would have liked to have a better tv situation but we didnt watch much tv anyway. The breakfast the next morning was simply delicious and the service was very very good. We will absolutely be returning to this inn and we can't wait.

The Absolute Relaxing Bed and Breakfast +++

5 on October 23, 2012

The owners Rick and Glenda Jackson are the nicest people you ever want to meet. My boyfriend and I had the most relaxing, fun and entertaining time. Glenda advised my boyfriend of some fun attractions, wineries and places to visit and we enjoyed all the warm welcomes from the townies. The folks from Canada who are regulars with the Jacksons made our first time at a true bed and breakfast memorable. We will definitely make this an annual event and I'm still trying to figure out all the ingredients that Rick put together for an amazing dish he made for breakfast!

Oct 11, 12th 2012

4.0 on October 17, 2012

Good location, great breakfast, clean room, and Rick and Glenda are very friendly hosts. We stayed in the Van Buren room.

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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 AMEX, 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 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.