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 in ground heated 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. Want to hit the slopes early? just let us know and we will get you breakfast earlier, no problem. If you are not a fan of breakfast, we now offer a $15 discount for no breakfast. Just choose this option at time of booking. We look forward to meeting you. Rick & Glenda



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Everything great

5 on November 08, 2017

Awesome place. Walking distance to outside. Hot tub and back yard give it a resort feel.

A wonderful place to stay

3.8 on September 25, 2017

We stayed there two nights, the Ilex Inn is walking distance to most of downtown Ellicottville and the owners are the friendliest imaginable people!

Wonderful two night stay

4.2 on September 13, 2017

If your life is hectic and you need to get away, here is your best destination. This was amazing, my wife and I had an idyllic two night stay. We recommend this to everyone .

Ilex Inn

5 on April 10, 2017

Second time we stayed at the Ilex Inn. Rooms are exceptionally comfortable, and well appointed. This visit, we stayed in the Van Buren room. The secure wifi is greatly appreciated, as well. We opted on passing up breakfast, for the lower rate, which was a good value. The dining score, is based on our previous visit. Rick, and Glenda, are gracious hosts, and will look out for your needs.


3.2 on March 27, 2017

Nice place to stay, friendly people.

Great stay!

4.4 on January 27, 2017

Rick and Glenda were wonderful guests! The hot tub was amazing, the cabin was cozy, clean and very comfortable. We will be returning 100%! Thanks....

Innkeeper Response
Hi guys, thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure meeting you...Hope to see you again soon.

- Rick & Glenda (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review. We have enjoyed meeting so many people, many of which are now friends.

- Rick (innkeeper)

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!

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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

two Twin beds with Electric Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Madison Room

Queen Bed, newly decorated

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Van Buren Room

Queen bed with Gas Fireplace Private entrance off front porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $199

Kennedy Cottage

Private cottage with King bed and gas fireplace and Kitchenette, fridge, microwave and coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $229

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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

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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

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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. If we can rent the room again, we will not charge for a cancelation. We also offer house gift certificates for use another time.
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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.

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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 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.

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