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A Holimont Dream! Great for all seasons! Fire pit! New Keurig! SKI IN/SKI OUT!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Ellicottville - Four Wheel Drive

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 living rooms, pet friendly and smoke free

The is a beautiful rental home, in a great location, has plenty of space for the whole family or several families. This nicely decorated private home also features a wood burning fireplace on the first floor family room plus another family room with a Ping-Pong table in the lower level, a gas grill on the deck, along with a washer/dryer, and extra refrigerator in utility room. Fire Pit, hike out the door, peaceful area!

You will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and seating for 16 people for dinner.This kitchen even has a trash compactor that encourages kids to actually use it! To make those cold days warm, make all the hot chocolate and tea you need using the hot water spigot that instantly pours out almost boiling hot water!

To keep all the ski/board gear out of the way, there is a big boot room on the lower level that organizes all your stuff to make going out again easy!

This place has four bedrooms: A master bedroom with a Queen bed, large closet and a full bathroom. The 3 bedrooms on the lower level have a Queen or Full bed and a set of bunk beds. (X-Long in 2 of the rooms)

The lower level's couch pulls out to a Full size bed.

The lower level has a full bath (shower/tub), Upstairs has a half bath and a Jacuzzi/shower room. The master bedroom has a full bath also.And enough hot water to shower the whole group!

PET FRIENDLY- The dogs LOVE running in the woods getting their exercise too!

There is Wi-Fi for whatever you need plus a new flat screen tv with cable downstairs. Each bedroom has a TV that is equipped with DVD player in each bedroom and a huge DVD library for your enjoyment.

4-WHEEL DRIVE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in the winter. There is parking for 3-4 cars

This place is also a great during the other seasons, hike right out the door and enjoy nature. Bird feeders can be found on the back deck which brings in a variety of wild life.

THERE IS A CLEANING FEE OF $200 plus some taxes. Feel free to ask any questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lynette Gerstel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Lynette Gerstel

This chalet has been in my family since 1966 when my parents built it. They did a huge addition/gut to it in the late 1980's. Recently my family purchased it from my parents. Our family loves to ski at Holimont and we have many happy memories! It is the type of place, that when you walk in the front door, your shoulders relax and you know it is time to enjoy the people around you!

Lynette Gerstel purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Lynette Gerstel chose Chautauqua Allegheny

Being able to ski in/ski out has been such a blessing to our family. Everyone can come and go as they please, lunch is always available in a crockpot to warm you up. It is also close to town. We have enjoyed taking care of the place and want others to enjoy it as well.

What makes this chalet unique

Hopefully you will find this place as relaxing and fun as we do. We try to make everything simple, fully equipped kitchen with extras. We even have a 3 pot crock pot that makes lunch a nice variety. Fire pit for time around the fire in the evening and nature all around you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi there -

The kitchen had everything we needed and more - I definitely appreciated the paper plates and kitchen essentials (foil, plastic wrap...etc) that I forgot about. I did bring some Clorox wipes to ease clean-up but that's just my preference ;).

Bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect, nothing additional needed there.

We didn't end up using the outdoor fire pit because of the rainy conditions. We did fully utilize the living room fireplace though. My brother had some issues figuring out the correct direction for the flue handle but trial and error was just fine.

I did end up bringing stuff that I really didn't need (extra blankets, paper towels, dish soap...etc.) because I did not know you'd have everything available.

All-in-all, the place was great!

Thanks again!

Apr 2016
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A Holimont Dream! Great for all seasons! Fire pit! New Keurig! SKI IN/SKI OUT!
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
Meadville, Pa

Great getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples had an awesome getaway weekend. Great place to relax and forget about life for a while. Would also be wonderful for the entire family. Plenty of room for the 6 of us with space for more. The Chalet was well stocked and clean. We only needed to bring ourselves. Would highly recommend this place for a quiet weekend or full blown family vacation. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, very roomy, incredibly kind & helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, roomy home located slopeside. We comfortably fit 14 adult males for a "guys weekend" it's s decent walk into town, but not too bad. Coming back up the hill is definitely a bit of a hike! Great kitchen & living room space. All of the bedrooms were very comfortable. Ping-pong table was tons of fun. Owner is super kind, and helpful and made the rental stress free. It'd be an amazing rental for the winter, which I think it's more geared towards. The lack of A/C was apparent for 13 guys, during the middle of a heat wave, so it did get a little toasty inside. The only other negative (which really only applies for non-winter renting) is the lack of a yard for yard games. There isn't really any traffic on the road, so we were able to adjust and play some yard games in the road which was still fun. Despite the lack of a yard, there are two excellent porches to relax on, and they do have space where a firepit is setup which is nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! You definitely hit some hot and muggy weather! I hope that opening all the sliding glass doors and windows helped cool the place down, especially in the cooler evenings. We will be adding some more fans since the weather seems to be so hot at times. You are more than welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a relaxing week for me and my family. Lynette made everything so accommodating for us. The house is on a quiet street and everyone enjoyed grilling on the deck and using the fire pit. The downtown is quaint and cute. Lots of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy. Would recommend this to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your week! There is so much to do in Ellicottville, or nothing at all. It is your call! You are welcome back anytime!
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Excellent vacation home in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent the fourth of July weekend at this dream house. We were 3 families with 2 college bound teens and 2 toddlers, a total of 12 heads. The property is on a scenic mountain road and is easily reachable from the highway. We were stunned on arrival by the fairly large foyer and the open kitchen- family room floor. The sliders on the living level open out to hilly development with pretty little houses strewn about. The kitchen was extremely well appointed with everything our large family could want - plenty of cutlery, pots, pans, knives, cutting boards (2 large ones and a medium sized one and a couple smaller ones), wine glasses, water glasses, microwave, gas stove, spices etc.. The hot water spigot in the kitchen came in very useful for making quick soup (so we binged less on junk).

The lower bedrooms were very nice with bunk beds in each of them. The bedroom on the living level with an attached bath was really nice to have with an older couple needing access. The backyard fire pit was an awesome social hub later in the evening and together with the ping pong table in the lower level, the house was easy and fun to pass time in , especially for the younger folks including the college freshman.

There's an ipod / mp3 speaker in the kitchen that kept us all entertained with a party like atmosphere through dinner and lunch. In addition, its so easy to walk around Elicottsville downtown and have a great time especially in the wineries !!

If we go back to Elicottsville, there's no doubt this is the first home we'll check out ! Lynette was a terrific host, made us feel so at home from the time we considered this place for our vacation to the she refunded our deposit (which btw was very timely and without hastle).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review. I am so happy to be able share our place so others can experience the chalet and Ellicottville. So many memories to be made! You are welcome back anytime!
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Great ski in/ski out house at Holimont

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 20 (4 families) stayed at the house over a weekend in January 2016. The house was great and served our needs. Plenty of space for all. We took full advantage of the house's proximity to Holimont and did a ton of skiing. Great house and Lynette was very helpful arranging everything before our arrival. The only caution I would mention (and Lynette made us fully aware of this) is that there is a pretty steep hill that must driven up to get to the house. We were blessed with a ton of new snow while we stayed at the house (in an otherwise bad winter snow-wise) but this made the hill a bit treacherous for even 4WD vehicles.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Erik for your review. I am so glad that the snow came down for you and you got to REALLY enjoy Holimont, ski in/ski out and the chalet! You are more than welcome back anytime!
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great place and location is even better!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We have been staying here for a while in the winter AND the summer. Not only can you ski right from your front door onto the slopes in the winter, you can get on your mountain bike and bike some of the best trails in the Northeast. The 6 Hours of Power Mountain Bike Race and Course (http://www.heartrateup.com/6hoursofpower71016.html) is a 10 minute ride from this place. Some of the best biking trails I have been on. Golfing is a 5 minute drive to Holiday Valley. You can walk to downtown Ellicottville. What a cool town. Good food, nightlife, craft beers, etc. Nice to sightsee and explore. The chalet is huge and can fit several families comfortably. I particularly like the ping pong table. :) I highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown Ellicottville
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Holiday Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Ellicottville
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Ellicottville, Chautauqua Allegheny

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Holiday (Christmas/NYE)
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter season 2016
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/linens/toiletry £164
Refundable Damage Deposit £204
Tax Rate 5.0%

Holiday and Ellicottville event weekends are a 3 day minimum.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Ellicottville in Upstate New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , lower level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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