The Jefferson Inn of Ellicottville

3 Jefferson Street , Ellicottville, NY 14731-1566 USA (Show map)

About

Located on a quiet street in the center of Ellicottville, our charming 1800’s Victorian Inn is a perfect refuge for memorable moments. Enjoy a romantic walk around the picturesque town or cozy up in front of the gas burning fireplace. You are within easy walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, and spas. We are only minutes away from Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Resorts. Built around 1835, the Inn has maintained its timeless features, now coupled with modern amenities. Relax in the elegant living room around the inviting fireplace, watch a movie in the TV room, rock in a chair on our wrap around porch or soak away your aches in our outdoor hot tub Choose to stay inside the Inn in a B&B room or in one of our efficiency suites. The B&B rooms, located on the second floor, include four tastefully decorated bedrooms and one luxury suite inviting you to experience both comfort and convenience during your stay. A full gourmet breakfast is served for those staying inside the Inn. . Efficiency units are located at the side of the Inn overlooking the garden. These units are perfect for guests requiring additional privacy or for those traveling with young children or pets. Just an hour south of Buffalo, the Jefferson Inn is close to Allegany State Park, Nannen Arboretum, Seneca Allegany Casino, Amish country, Griffis Sculpture Park, Chautauqua Institution, and a host of antique shops and museums.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

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!


PHENOMENAL B & B! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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.


Awesome!

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.


"THE BEST"

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.


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Rooms & Rates

1: Mary O'Rourke

Relax in soft elegance as the sun falls through the windows in the early morning hours and the chime of local church bells calls to you. Named after a previous owner of the original home, the Mary O'Rourke Suite is tastefully decorated in natural wood and jewel tones. This two room suite boasts a private sitting room with TV/DVD, fireplace and loveseat. The separate bedroom has a queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

2: Robert Shankland

Sunshine from the two windows cascades across twin beds in the Robert Shankland Room. Robert Shankland, the original owner of the house and the owner of the Cattaraugus Republican, would have enjoyed sitting in the easy chairs to read his morning paper. The room is decorated in Wedgewood blue. If preferred, the twin beds can easily be converted to a king.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

3: Nellie Fraser

Whether it was Mr. & Mrs. Fraser or their daughter Violet, they would be delighted today with the fresh, airy feeling of the sea grass green room while reading in the king-size bed or curled up on the loveseat. Snuggle up on the loveseat in this romantic room overlooking Jefferson Street. The comfortable king-size bed and the quiet atmosphere are relaxing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

4: Rose McMahon

Cute and cozy! For our single traveler or couple, we have the perfect room with a comfortable queen bed ,powder room stool and dresser. This room's windows look north to the hills. The McMahons lived in this home from 1885 to 1898 and ran the hardware store in town. The room is deorated in moss green and cream.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

5: Elizabeth Hickey

Two generations of Hickey’s owned the house. The women in the family would have loved this dark lilac hued room overlooking the village park and gazebo. The Elizabeth Hickey room has a comfortable king bed which can be converted to twin beds if desired.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

A: Darcy Unit

Relax on your private porch and watch the town go by or curl up with a book in front of your fireplace. The Darcy and Garden Suites are decorated in a soothing blue with a country cottage feel. The one room suites havea queen size bed and a loveseat that can be opened into a single bed. The efficiency suites have a mini kitchen for guests to make breakfast or snacks during their stay. The kitchen has: microwave, toaster, coffee maker, hot water kettle, dishes, glasses and flatware. We provide coffee and tea. The units are available for the business traveler, guests preferring additional privacy or for those traveling with young children or a pet. THE EFFICIENCY UNITS NO LONGER HAVE A CONNECTING DOOR!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

B: Garden Unit

Relax on your private porch and watch the town go by or curl up with a book in front of your fireplace. The Darcy and Garden Suites are decorated in a soothing blue with a country cottage feel. The one room suites havea queen size bed and a loveseat that can be opened into a single bed. The efficiency suites have a mini kitchen for guests to make breakfast or snacks during their stay. The kitchen has: microwave, toaster, coffee maker, hot water kettle, dishes, glasses and flatware. We provide coffee and tea. The units are available for the business traveler, guests preferring additional privacy or for those traveling with young children or a pet. THE EFFICIENCY UNITS NO LONGER HAVE A CONNECTING DOOR.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

C: Apartment

Spacious apartment with kitchen, living room (double futon), TV, and separate bedroom with double bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

Going east on 90 from Cleveland, just past Erie, take I-86 (formerly 17)East to exit 21 and go North on 219. Going West on 90 from Rochester or Syracuse, take exit 55 and go South on 219. From Pittsburgh, take 80 East and 219 North, or 79 to Erie, Pa. From New York City, take 17 and I-86 all the way to exit 21. From Toronto, take QEW to Ft. Erie, 190 South, 90 West, exit 55 and 219 South. There is one stoplight in the village and we are just behind the town hall, which is on the NorthWest corner

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Ski area

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed outdoors only, on our covered porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Young children can be accomodated in efficiency units.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are allowed in the efficiency units only
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays/Festival Weekends usually have a two or three night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation, with the balance due one month prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and rescheduling must be made one month prior to your scheduled arrival. There is no refund if a reservation is cancelled less than one month prior to arrival unless the room is rented again. If the room is rented, your refund will be less a $15 service charge.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jean Kirsch, Linda

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Jean loves the outdoors and can be found skiing, hiking, gardening or playing with Ellie, her golden retriever. Hope you have a sweet tooth - Jean spends lots of time baking tasty treats for guests!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 (flexible)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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