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



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Charming B&B

4.0 on October 06, 2016

We have stayed here a number of times when we are in the area for business. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The room is very nice and always exceptionally clean. We love the hot tub. The property has many really nice amenities to enjoy. I would recommend staying here as I am sure we will next time we are in town.

Great location, lovely accommodations

4.2 on September 19, 2016

I absolutely loved the Ilex and would definitely go back. So many nice features, in addition to the charming rooms! For example, there was great water pressure and ample hot water, which isn't always easy to get in an older home. Comfortable bed, great pillows--I didn't even need to use the one I brought from home. Quiet and relaxing which is what I wanted. Tasty breakfast and nice people.

Great Spot!

5 on August 15, 2016

We loved our stay! Great Hosts!

Great Time at the Ilex

5 on August 03, 2016

We loved our time at the Ilex Inn! Great company and service, we will be back!

Great place!

3.4 on July 28, 2016

The Ilex had a very relaxed atmosphere with exceptional staff. We enjoyed our stay very much. The pool and hot tub were wonderful, and our favorite part was the dog Cappy! He makes a wonderful mascot!

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


View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Adams Room

Queen bed with electric fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Jefferson Room

Queen Room with gas fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Washington Room

King room with Gas fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Monroe Room

Queen bed with Electric Fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Madison Room

Queen Room with electric fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Van Buren Room

Queen bed with Gas Fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Kennedy Cottage

Private cottage with King bed and gas fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $229

Visit Website


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

right off route 219 in Ellicottville

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Outdoor grilling, 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

Visit Website


  • 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

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

My Wife and I lived in South Florida for 25 years. We worked for a Law Enforcement Agency there. We retired in 2010 and moved back to my home town here in Ellicottville, NY. We are active in our community abd are both volunteer firefighters. Glenda is the new secretary at our church, and Rick is a town councelman. We enjoy meeting new people who visit our area and helping them discover all that is here for them to see.

Visit Website




  • 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 Strawberry 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.