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, king or queen bed, and terry robes. We have a year round hot tub, and seasonal in ground heated pool. We have direct access to 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. We will no longer be serving breakfast. If you are with a group and book all our rooms, we will do breakfast Sat & Sun morning upon request. Additional charges apply. We look forward to meeting you. Rick & Glenda



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

A nice B&B in a wonderful town.

4.4 on September 02, 2018

It was my first time at a b&b the house was very clean and the owners were wonderful. They had a beautiful pool and hot tub which was a plus when relaxing on vacation. It is close enough to the town that you can walk down and enjoy the shops and wonderful dining. I would stay there again.

Snowy March Weekend Ski Trip

4.4 on April 22, 2018

Decided to go up to Holiday Valley for a weekend getaway of skiing and relaxing. We stayed in the king bed room which was a GREAT choice. Super convenient to get to Holiday Valley from the B and B. Lots to do in Ellicottville which the center of town is right up the street. The hot tub was amazing after a long day of skiing. Rick and Glenda were fabulous hosts and we would definitely stay with them again. Plus it was great to be welcomed home by Cappy, the pup!

March 2018 get away

2.8 on March 31, 2018

Disappointed for a bed and breakfast that a breakfast was not offered. We stayed in a separate cottage which was nice and private but I thought a bit over priced. I believe the inn is for sale so I believe there was no extras because of it,

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on March 05, 2018

Absolutely wonderful place to go for a weekend getaway!

Winter Get Away

3.6 on February 10, 2018

Could not have been happier with accommodation. we stayed mid week when no breakfast included, of which we were aware. Hot tub great. Public rooms beautiful.

Great experience

4.8 on January 17, 2018

Owners were accommodating to our late arrival. Nice location, pleasant experience. Breakfast was excellent.

New Years welcome

5 on January 05, 2018

Long time visitors at Rick and Glenda’s. Never disappointed at their warm of hospitality; the generous gift that you only get in a small town, themselves.

Fabulous weekend getaway!

5 on November 30, 2017

My partner and I had a wonderful stay with Rick and Glenda-- we were looking for a quiet little getaway and we found that here. The Washington Room was so spacious, the hot tub was an amazing perk, and the place was so clean, neat, and cozy. I'm already eagerly awaiting when we can make a trip back!! Thank you for letting us stay with you, Rick & Glenda!! We loved it!

Would Visit Again!

4.8 on November 15, 2017

The Ilex Inn was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary. It was warm and cozy, the owners were very friendly, breakfast was delicious and the hot tub was an extra perk. We would definitely visit again!

Everything great

5 on November 08, 2017

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

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Rooms & Rates

Monroe Room

A large king room with electric fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

Jefferson Room

Queen room with fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

Madison Room

Queen room with private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

Washington Room

A large King room with Fireplace

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

Kennedy Cottage

A private cottage with Kitchenette. Close to pool and hot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $220

Van Buren

A queen room with private entrance off front porch

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

Adams room

Queen room with electric frieplace

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $210

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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

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.



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 Room, 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.