Ellicottville is a community located in the Southern Tier of Western New York in the foothills of the Allegany Mountains. It is best known for its Ski Resorts – Holiday Valley and Holimont – however, it is also a wonderful year-round destination and a great place to live.
The town was first settled around 1815. The Town of Ellicottville was established in 1820 from the Town of Franklinville (then known as Ischua). The town lost some of its territory when the Town of Ashford was formed in 1824. In 1858, a small part of the town was taken to aid the formation of the Town of East Otto. The Village of Ellicottville was formerly the county seat for Cattaraugus County.