The Jefferson Inn of Ellicottville Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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A gem in the heart of Ellicottville

4.4 on September 17, 2018

Love this B&B!! We have stayed here twice now for a lovely weekend away. We will continue to come back every year and highly recommend you check in on your next trip to the area. Donna, Toronto, Ontario

Weekend with friends/family

5 on September 11, 2018

Meet my sonand his friends family for the weekend. Was very clean polite and well maintained. Our room was inviting and cleanest. Breakfast was great even accommodated my sons Vegan diet.

Amazing place to stay!

4.4 on September 05, 2018

We have stayed at The Jefferson Inn twice now and plan to continue going back every year. Wonderful food, comfortable room, gracious hosts and an overall amazing place to stay. Donna A - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful and comfortable inn

5 on September 05, 2018

We enjoyed everything about our stay at the Jefferson Inn. Just bring your own pillow if you don’t like them firm.

Great stop.

5 on August 29, 2018

clean friendly bed and breakfast

Jefferson Inn

5 on August 15, 2018

Loved our stay and will stay again. Enjoyed visiting with kitty and John and the other guests!

Wonderful B&B

5 on August 03, 2018

This is our 4th time staying at the Jefferson Inn and we can't say enough good things about it. The rooms are very comfortable, the breakfast is wonderful and the hospitality is great. Walking distance to the many shops and restaurants. Will be back again next year.

Great Relaxing Place to Stay in Ellicottville

4.4 on August 02, 2018

Very charming and relaxing

Very enjoyable stay

5 on July 28, 2018

Highly recommend the Jefferson Inn! Comfortable room, very personable host and delicious breakfast


5 on July 26, 2018

This was our first B&B and was a perfect experience. The house is beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. Best part by far was the amazing breakfast!! We will definitely stay again!

Stay 7/20/2018

3.6 on July 26, 2018

Nice property helpful staff, definitely plan to stay again

Our stay at Jefferson Inn

5 on July 12, 2018

Third time there. Love it.

midweek stay

4.8 on July 11, 2018

Always enjoy staying at the Jefferson Inn. We try and get one of the garden suites as we have a dog. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The new fridge, air conditioner and cable tv upgrades were great as well. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

excellent accommodation!

5 on July 11, 2018

we stayed in the guest house adjacent to the main B and B and it suited us very well as a stopping over point in our trip to Canada. We had the side porch to ourselves to enjoy late night talk and some cookies from the main house.

Lovely Inn

5 on July 02, 2018

This was our third stay at the Jefferson Inn. We always enjoy Jean’s hospitality and delicious breakfasts.

Fabulous Stay

5 on June 20, 2018

We just got back from a fantastic bike vacation. This Inn is my favorite in Ellicottville with so much to offer... The breakfasts are amazing and the little extras of water, coffee, fresh cookies, and love the rockers on the porch. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need. The attention to detail and helpful hints we received were greatly appreciated. It's just a minute walk to the main street with hops and restaurants. Definitely stay there if you are in the area.. summer, winter, spring and fall!

Looking Forward

4.8 on April 10, 2018

Coming back. Made it 2 times this year because snow in March was great.

Homey stay for a family ski trip

4.8 on April 08, 2018

I stayed at this warm and welcoming inn with my two teen sons. The innkeepers were very solicitous of my sons' comfort, making sure there food preferences were considered, and going above and beyond in making sure that they felt comfortable and welcomed. They gave us lots of good advice on local restaurants, and made sure we had the low-cost lift tickets to use at the hill. We enjoyed spending time with our hosts as well. We will be back!

Perfect Ski Getaway.

4.6 on March 28, 2018

My wife and I wanted a nice room and breakfast after a Monday on the slopes. We were greeted with fine friendly service in a relaxing atmosphere. The innkeeper and her staff provided an excellent "gluten free" breakfast the next morning after which we were on our way after a quick getaway. We plan to stay again this coming summer and next ski season. Lou

Gem in the Heart of Ellicottville

5 on March 19, 2018

Beautiful gem in the heart of Ellicottville! My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay at Jefferson Inn and couldn't have asked for anything more - we felt right at home with use of the wet bar, hot tub and tv/games room. We loved chatting with our host Jean and breakfast both days was incredible, we didn't want to leave! Highly recommend staying at the Jefferson Inn if visiting the Ellicottville area, you won't be disappointed.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at The Jefferson Inn. Hope to see you again soon!

- Jean (innkeeper)

A Plus

5 on March 14, 2018

Our stay at the Jefferson was wonderful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. It is located in the village of Ellicottville within walking distance to many great restaurants, shops and night life. The inn keeper Jean was personable and welcoming . the breakfast was delicious. We will stay there again on our next trip to Holiday Valley ski resort.


3.4 on March 02, 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t get the breakfast because it wasn’t part of the exterior rooms. Wish I knew that prior I would have switched rooms . But overall a great place and location

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry to hear that you did not get the traditional bed & breakfast experience you were looking for. We have different types of rooms to meet the many needs of our guests. We make every effort to be as clear as possible regarding the different types of rooms we have at The Jefferson Inn. On our website, we distinguish between bed and breakfast rooms and efficiency units. We try to clearly state in many places, in the room description and in the confirmation email, that breakfast is not included in the efficiency units. We look forward to seeing you again in the main Inn so that you can have a more traditional bed & breakfast experience.

- Jean K, Owner (innkeeper)

A great stay.

5 on February 28, 2018

We had a very nice 2 night stay. The breakfasts were great,each one different and filling.Enjoyed the hot tub and the restaurants and pubs are within walking distance.

Quick Valentine's ski getaway

4.0 on February 18, 2018

The breakfasts were noteworthy (those double chocolate muffins!) and my Gluten sensitivity was accommodated with no problem at all. The proximity to the town made it easy to walk to all stores and restaurants.

Innkeeper Response
I'm glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day getaway! Thanks for letting us know your dietary restrictions in advance - it makes it easier for us to accommodate them - like our double chocolate muffins!

- Jean (innkeeper)

Wonderful place for a winter getaway

4.6 on February 13, 2018

This was our 4th or 5th time at the Inn, and we like to come back for the cozy atmosphere. We had the smallest room, but spent little time there, preferring the living room with the tea and cookies. Breakfast is great, and Jean there to talk with the guests. XC skiing at Allegany State Park was super - try it!

Our Annual Ski Trip

5 on February 06, 2018

This was our second year to the Jefferson B&B and it was just as good if not better than the first. Jean is a great host and makes a spectacular lunch for the hill (Hungary man sandwiches) The location is perfect for walking to local shopping and restaurants and is a very short drive to the two local ski hills. Thorley enjoyed the stay and the skiing was great.

FABULOUS first visit!!

5 on February 04, 2018

Excellent breakfasts!

Best B&B in WNY

5 on January 30, 2018

We have stayed at the Jefferson Inn several times over the past couple of years. Each stay has been delightful. Jean, the owner and hostess is always warm and cheerful. Her breakfast is always delicious, interesting and a wonder to behold. Each morning there is a different homemade jam, homemade muffins and a wonderful breakfast entrée. We have never had the same thing twice in our many stays there. The inn is in a great location. All of the Ellicottville restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance and the two ski resorts are only a five minute drive away. We heartily recommend Jean and the Jefferson Inn.

Christmas Stroll

4.6 on December 06, 2017

Have been coming to the Jefferson Inn on the Christmas Stroll weekend for about 5 years now and am never disappointed. Very warm atmosphere, beautiful home and hospitality can't be beat.

They make traveling with a pet easy

5 on October 31, 2017

We get to Ellicottville about twice a year and we will not stay anywhere else. The Jefferson Inn has 2 pet friendly rooms and they are perfect for a long weekend in town. They have thought of everything - from trash cans with lids that snap shut to doggie-doo bags and a trash can on the porch. Not to mention a large canister of dog treats! The pet friendly rooms are on a the first level and separate from the rest of the house. Everything about it just works. It's the best/easiest place we have ever stayed with our pet - and we travel a lot with our dog.

Great place to Stay

5 on October 22, 2017

Great place to stay this was our 2nd time,we love the hot tub and the owner sat with us during breakfast,its nice to learn about the Jefferson Inn.For the price its more than you can ask for

1 Night Stay

5 on September 19, 2017

Enjoyed the b n b. Breakfast n host was the best. Hope to stay again in the near future.

Perfect Spot!

5 on June 19, 2017

We stayed in the Darcy Unit with our dear friends in the Garden Unit.It was the perfect way for old friends to enjoy the amenities of the inn while have our own space. The porch allowed us to gather on our own time. The hot tub was the perfect way to end a day in town....hiking, shopping, enjoying a beverage and a wonderful meal, and even some dancing! Ellie and the innkeepers were gracious hosts! Thank you!


5 on July 31, 2015

Everything you could ask for AND MORE! Clean and beyond comfortable. Gorgeous wrap around porch with wonderful rockers and adirondack chairs to relax on....quiet and quaint. Inside is very, very clean and cozy.....downstairs has areas to sit and relax in as well as hot tub outside on a beautiful deck. Several different rooms to choose from...each of which has its own bathroom. This place is spotless....I would like hotels to be like this! And the breakfast is to die for! She is a great cook! Also, water, coffee and soda available all the time from a wet bar....and fresh cookies too! Stayed in other B&B's and this by far tops them! HIGHLY RECOMMEND and we will be back!

Perfect Location!

4.6 on February 09, 2015

My husband & I and friends stayed at this B&B and it was perfect! We skied for two days and took advantage of the special package being offered, which included ski passes and a packed lunch. The lunch was very good and more than enough food! We enjoyed Jean’s delicious breakfasts and again plenty of food was served. Jean and Ellie made us feel very welcome! We hope to go back again.


5 on January 19, 2015

My husband and I just got back from a 3-day ski weekend in Ellicottville. This wasn't our first time at the inn and it won't be our last. Each time we visit, we try to stay in a room that we hadn't stayed in before. I can't say enough good things about the B&B, Jean, the staff or Ellie, the resident dog. You just have to experience the "awesomeness" yourself. It is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Perfect B&B

4.8 on October 09, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Fraser Room. Beautiful decor, extremely comfortable bed, quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the spacious porch which provided the peaceful place we needed. Jean and staff (plus Ellie of course) could not have been more warm, welcoming and helpful. Minor disappointment was the out-of-service jacuzzi but there was so much to see in and around Ellicottville it didn't really matter. We will definitely return to this lovely B&B.


5 on July 16, 2014

I stayed at the Inn at the end of May, as usual Jean makes you feel so at home, we had a great time in Ellicottville, tops was of course Jean's awesome breakfast, can't wait to stay again, everything is so clean that it gleams. just love the Jefferson Inn. Laura Nannen

Lovely Inn Right in the Village

5 on October 05, 2013

We stayed at the Jefferson Inn and could not rave enough about it! The Inn is tucked right in the village in easy walking distance to all of the restaurants. We were greeted with a smile, a quick tour and a restaurant recommendation. Breakfast was nothing short of amazing, and the owner spent most of it talking about the fascinating history of her ownership of the Inn. We will definitely be back for more weekends away!

Best B&B in Ellicottville, NY

5 on September 24, 2013

Want the perfect B&B when visiting Holiday Valley then look no more. The Jefferson Inn is perfect. Great location in downtown Ellicottville. Park you car and walk to everything. The owner, Jean along with her faithful companion "Ellie" the dog will make you feel right at home. Bring your appetite because Jean prepares a wonderful breakfast each morning between 8:30 and 9:30. I won't spoil her menu, just trust us, the food is very good. Sit back, relax and enjoy a piece of history at the Jefferson Inn.

The perfect place to stay

5 on September 14, 2013

Location .....Check Service......Check Price........Check Everything you are looking for in aB&B I took my wife there for her birthday and now she is hooked. Close to skiing close to golfing close to the "adault night life " can not beat it. And it smells like cookies 24/7 I loved it. Cant wait to book a trip in the winter for skiing.

Wonderful weekend

5 on August 18, 2013

We just came back from a two night stay at the Inn. What a wonderful experience. The owners, staff, and even Elli (the house dog), were all very polite, helpful, and had great hospitality. We will definitely come back. The town of Ellicottville was so quaint and the Inn was walking distance to everything. Ate and drank all weekend but enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks again Jefferson Inn!!!

One of the best B&B's (Inns) we've stayed inn.........

5 on June 12, 2013

The photo album to the right says it all: beautiful setting, GREAT dog Elli, lovely home, comfortable and clean rooms, located in town but not near the traffic. And the breakfast, too die for! Could say more and more and more, but you get what I'm talking about. We will be back. If you come to up-state New York, go to The Jefferson Inn in Ellicottville,NY. You will be pleased!

Loved our little getaway!

4.6 on March 21, 2013

My husband and I planned a little two night ski getaway and after doing some looking for accommodations I came across the Jefferson Inn online. I loved the look of the place right away and knew I wanted to visit. We loved it and will be returning. The location is great to be able to walk to the shops and restaurants. Jean is great and very helpful and makes a wonderful breakfast! It was above and beyond what I could have imagined. The rooms are quaint and so peaceful. The hot tub was one of the big factors for us booking here as nothing like a rest after a long day on the hills. Can't wait to go back!

Room at the Inn

5 on January 04, 2013

We planned a skiing get-away over Christmas break. Initially, we tried to get a room at one of the ski lodges, but GRATEFULLY they were all filled, and we found our way to the Jefferson Inn B&B! The first word that I thought of when I entered the Jefferson Inn was charming! It was charming, welcoming & clean, the staff was friendly, and the food was delicious . . .we especially loved the cookies! We will stay there again, and again!!!

Anniversary Weekend

5 on September 05, 2012

Spent a lovely weekend in the most charming Inn we have yet to have the pleasure of staying. Hospitable to a fault the Hosts have an impecable establishment as comfortable as you could imagine.

Great Place

5 on October 21, 2011

I was on business and stayed 1 night. She was soooo accomodating - I loved it! I had to be at my meeting very early and she was up right with me making sure I had a nice hot breakfast to start the day. Hope we win the business so I can stay again. Great town can't wait to try out the sky slopes and / or golf courses next time.

Felt Like Home

5 on August 10, 2011

The Jefferson Inn was our first B&B experience. And what an enjoyable experience it was. The innkeeper, Jean, served my wife and I awesome homecooked breakfasts which we ate while having stimulating conversations with her and other guests at the breakfast table. The inn itself is clean, well furnished with antique furniture throughout and is a short walk to the restaurants, bars and shops of downtown Ellicottville. Our hostess encouraged us to explore the town and local attractions and made it clear that we could come and go as we please. We found the atmosphere at the inn very relaxing and wished we could have stayed longer. We'll be back.

Simply Incredible

5 on August 07, 2011

It is like going home to see a good friend. Clean, inviting, service with a smile. Breakfasts were phenomenal . Stuffed French Toast, Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Fresh Homemade Jams, Muffins, and Cookies. Bedrooms are very well appointed, Private Baths - exceptionally clean. Property is well maintained. Close to town amenities.

Location Style and Great Food

5 on July 15, 2011

This in is just perfect. The location is just steps away from the action in downtown Ellicottville, which is filled with charming shops, taverns, and restaurants. We were greated with smiles, the room was beautifully appointed, and the bath was immaculate. I mentioned that I had a gluten allergy, so she made me creme brulee french toast with GF bread, and there were GF muffins, and everything was so delicious. I highly recommend this Inn to anyone looking for fun in the Ellicottville area.

The Jefferson Inn of Ellicottville

4.0 on June 28, 2011

This was my first visit to a bed and breakfast. From the time of arrival to departure the staff was wonderful. The inn was inviting, clean and a special place. The food was wonderful and always a little treat and a cold or hot drink available. Location to the town was fantastic. A very pleasent memory.

Perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary

4.8 on May 25, 2011

My wife and I had an opportunity for a "getaway" this weekend to celebrate our 11th anniversary (thanks mom and dad). We decided to do an overnight trip to nearby Ellicottville, NY. and wanted to stay at a B&B. After looking at the options in the area, we thought that the JEfferson would be the best place to stay, since it is right at the end of the main shopping area and near a few reataurants. We were not disappointed. The place was very quaint and homey with no negatives, except that we could only stay overnight. The hosts (guest hosts, actually) were very nice and personable and spent a lot of time making sure we were comfortable without being "pesty". The rooms were comfortable, if a little smaller than we expected. The rooms are all on the second floor, which gives some more privacy. The bathroom was very nicely supplied and the supply of hot water (sometimes a problem in B&Bs) was sufficient for 2 nice hot showers. There was also a little diary for each guest to write in about there stay, I thought this was a nice touch and it was fun reading the previous comments. There was also a binder with the history of the house which made for fun reading. The breakfast was superb with fresh fruit and a wonderful Creme Brulee french toast (we asked, but didn't get the recipe). We didn't get to sit on the front porch for long, but the large wrap-around porch and comfortable rockers were very nice and afforded a nice view of the surrounding area. The hot tub was easy to set up andf get into and was a nice way to end the day after long walks in town. I strongly recommend this place if you are in the area. Alan and Kym Ulicny North Tonawanda, NY

Great Breakfast

5 on January 29, 2011

After a great day skiing, this lovely Inn is a short walk from many nice restaurants & pubs in the village of Ellicottville. Jean serves a great breakfast!

Outstanding isn't good enough!

5 on October 19, 2010

This inn is all you can imagine and more. Jean is an amazing host! The inn is in the best location, just steps from the main street and all the shops and restaurants, yet just far away from the craziness of it all. The rooms are comfortable and immaculately clean, the beds very comfortable and the food, oh the food is devine!!! Don't think twice, you will not regret a stay of any length at The Jefferson Inn!

Clean and quiet

4.6 on August 04, 2010

Very clean and quiet. Jean made an outstanding breakfast and was a charming hostess! Just up the block from the main shopping shops.

The perfect getaway!

5 on July 12, 2010

We were blessed with one night away and painstakingly did our best to choose the location and Bed & Breakfast that we thought would give us a great experience. We made the perfect choice! A perfect location, a beautiful room an amazing host and awesome breakfast. There is so much more I could go on and on. No detail is left unnoticed! The Jefferson Inn is an outstanding B&B and we highly recommend!


5 on June 16, 2010

We have stayed at the "Jefferson" often over the past three years, particularly during the ski season. Jean the owner is very accommodating and works very hard to please. The breakfasts are always a special treat and the rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Good restaurants are just around the corner.

SO much to offer in a small town

5 on May 15, 2010

my wife and i spent 2 days at the jefferson inn and were very pleased with everything they had to offer. the rooms were very pretty and extreamly clean. we also relaxed in the hot tub and this was a huge plus for our stay. the service,cooking and very pleasent atmosphere is why we will return to the jefferson inn. The staff is extremely helpful and caring. if you are looking for a relaxing stay with wonderful cooking then the jefferson inn is the perfect getaway.

Lovely Bed and Breakfast, Nice Town Too!

5 on January 25, 2010

We stayed in this lovely, well kept home last August. The service was wonderful, food was great and the Inn's owner made sure we were very comfortable. It is in a quaint little town, all the stores and restuarants are within walking distance. The houses in the area, as well as the storefronts makes you feel as if you went back in time. We loved sitting on the wrap around porch. We will be sure to visit again!

Delightful Getaway

4.6 on November 16, 2009

For peace and quiet this is the place to be. The home is absolutely beautiful. The staff couldn't be any more helpful than if they were family. Went for an anniversary celebration and have wonderful memories of it. The breakfast table setting made us feel like royalty. Have recommended this b&b to all our friends and will be getting my parents a gift certificate for their upcoming anniversary. We will definitely be coming back.

Octoberfest 2009

5 on October 19, 2009

jean, we really enjoyed our stay and the mouthwatering breakfast we had each morning,your place was spotless,and having our own bathroom was great, we also met some very nice guest that were staying there also, very pleasurable experiance, thanks bob

You'll love it

5 on July 26, 2009

You will love the Jefferson Inn - conveniently located to the heart of Ellicottville you can walk the town and walk back to the Inn. The hotess is wonderful and her breakfast was fabulous! Afterwards, you will recommend it to family and friends-for real.

Fabulous B&B

5 on June 16, 2009

Beautiful, clean rooms. Comfortable bed! Fantastic gourmet breakfast. Friendly hosts! And the Best part, sitting on the lovely porch nightly with my sister rocking and laughing! Loved it!!!!

Wow what an inn!!

5 on June 09, 2009

An amazing weekday experience. Wonderful food, great service, lovely century inn, charming innkeeper.

Loved it!

4.4 on March 11, 2009

Great place, loved it, will come back!!!

The Best Ever

4.0 on February 12, 2009

Hats off to you Jean and everyone at the Jefferson Inn..There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe mine and my partner Garths experience at the Jefferson Inn...if you are looking to be pampered this is the place...if you are looking for down to earth hosts this is the place...if you are looking for great food and the little special extras then this is the place..they do not miss a beat at this wonderful spot and cater to all your needs wether it be a relaxing visit or a hiking visit and the ski packages are great..imagine waking up in the morning to a fantastic breakfast and conversation at the table and then picking up you lunch that is already made and waiting for you as you leave for the slops with you...the Inn and rooms are spotless . This is definetly a year round retreat...see you soon Jean and thanks again....Jeffrey Pay and Garth Sisson...St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Recommend to anyone!

5 on December 09, 2008

All quality, from the towels to the bathrobes, to the food. Very comfortable. owner is a very good hostess!

A special place

4.8 on October 22, 2008

The Jefferson is definitely a special place. Inn is just exceptional. Our unit room was very clean- full of needed appliances. Inn is A+ pet friendly. Staff is superb- very friendly. The main parlor was elegant. A special guest place. Just a great experience!

Outstanding Northern Hospitality!

5 on September 28, 2008

Located in a beautiful setting, our group felt very much at home. We were graciously welcomed by the staff and our room was simply charming. Having coffee and treats available during the afternoon and relaxing on the front porch made us want to stay indefinitely. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

An appreciation

5 on July 16, 2008

Having spent 10 days at the Inn, I feel that it is one of the best B&B facilities I've ever experienced. Clean, comfortable, welcoming, hospitable, and the finest breakfasts I've ever eaten.

Delightful B&B

5 on June 02, 2008

A delightfully well appointed B & B with spacious rooms, a wrap around porch for relaxing, comfortable inviting common areas. Run by an innkeeper, Jean, who provides everything one could want/need with hospitality and graciousness.

A pleasurable visit

5 on December 09, 2007

WE stumbled onto this facility and were very impressed. 1) Close to shops and restaurants 2) Lots of privacy 3) Spotlessly clean 4) Great bed and linens 5) Tasty b'fast Would have preferred a TV in the room, but a minor nit. Would stay again...very happy with the facility and the owner.

The Jefferson Inn of Ellicottville


  • Nightly Rate $99 - $289
  • Reviews (72) 4.8
  • Rooms 7
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-7166995869
  • Fax 1-7166995758
  • Toll free 1-8005778451
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