Join us for Vacation Rental Week!

March 6-10, 2023

All week, we’ll join vacation rental professionals around the globe in spreading awareness about the positive impact that professionally managed vacation rentals have on guests, property owners, and local economies!

Enhanced Safety:

Vacation rentals have very few common areas and offer minimal interaction with staff and other guests, allowing for a safe and socially-distanced stay. They are also maintained with the highest cleaning standards, in accordance with national, state, and local guidelines.

Endless Options:

More available properties, more variety, and more destinations worldwide to choose from.

Comforts of Home:

Create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience with the comfort and convenience of an actual residence.

Great for Groups:

Multiple bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and easy access to local entertainment.

Head over to to view property availability and pricing and to lock in your next stay! Have questions or prefer to book over the phone? No problem! Call our office at 716-413-0200 to speak with a Vacation Specialist!

Ellicottville, NY 2019-20 Seasonal Rentals

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, one weekend on the slopes just isn’t enough!” Then this is your opportunity to take the plunge and secure a seasonal rental in Ellicottville! Seasonal rentals are available to be secured for the entire ski season, usually for the dates of 12/1-4/1, allowing you and your family to come and go as you please and soak up as much skiing as you can.

For those of you that don’t know, Ellicottville, NY is known for it’s two quaint, yet evolving ski resorts and appealing village life. Holiday Valley Resort was named 3rd in the East according to Ski Magazine in 2015, while HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in the country, and they’re just 2.5 miles apart from each other with a quaint village nestled between.

Not only does Holiday Valley offer 60 well-groomed ski slopes, 13 lifts, and 3 phenomenal lodges, but also an incredible Aerial Park, Climbing Forest and a Mountain Coaster, all for year-round entertainment. Not to mention the dozens of hiking and biking trails, 18 hole golf course, and a fun summer cabana bar adjacent to the 3 public pools.

Across town, HoliMont is equipped with 55 trails, 8 lifts, and loads of hiking and biking trails as well. The HoliMont board members and staff take pride in being the only ski area in North America to use what they call “Mountain Men” to service their ski slopes during ski hours, rather than mechanized equipment like other resorts. HoliMont membership information can be found on their website, however, guests that stay with ERA Team VP can be signed in as guests during their stay as well (maximum of 3 weekends). Both resorts are fabulous venues for weddings, corporate events and retreats as well.

It doesn’t end there! The Ellicottville Village offers even more with the perfect balance of local charm, unique retail offerings, phenomenal dining options, and overall fun atmosphere. Some of our favorite spots are The Purple Doorknob, Watson’s Chocolates, Adventure Bound on the Fly, Bike and Bean, and Ellicottville Brewing Company. Not a skier? The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job at filling the calendar with exciting, family friendly events throughout the year, so you’ll be sure the whole family will be entertained while you’re here!

Whether you’re ready to dive into a seasonal rental or just looking to stay a weekend, ERA Team VP has you covered! Contact our Ellicottville office today for availability and pricing!


Enchanting Retreats Fit for a Royal Couple (in Chautauqua & Ellicottville)

In honor of the Royal Wedding (occurring in just 1 week) all of us at Team VP – Vacation Properties have compiled a list of great get-a-way ideas fit for Royalty!  Are you within driving distance of Chautauqua Lake, New York or Ellicottville, New York?  If you are looking for a nice weekend retreat, a week long get-a-way or a month long vacation, we are very easy to find!

Ellicottville, NY: 1 hour South of Buffalo, NY; 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, OH; 2.5 hours from Toronto, Canada
Chautauqua Lake, NY: 1.5 hours South of Buffalo, NY; 2.5-3 hours from Pittsburgh, PA; 3 hours from Cleveland, OH; 3 hours from Toronto, Canada

85 Stoessel, Chautauqua Institution – 4 BR + loft, 4.5 BA – sleeps 10

2932 sq. ft. home at the North end of Chautauqua Institution – This home offers an open floor plan with lots of living space in 3 levels. Full kitchen, large dining area open to living area with gas fireplace all on main level. Nice porches, central A/C , washer/dryer & 3 parking spaces. **Rents SAT-SAT** Click here for more info, or to book online!

Willowtree Point #9 – 3 BR, 2 BA – sleeps 8

Located just 1 mile from the Chautauqua Institution, on Route 394. RENTS YEAR ROUND! Terrific ground floor lakefront condo with 3 bedrooms/2 baths, central a/c, washer/dryer, deck/patio with a gas grill, cable tv/vcr/dvd (with movies!) Sleeps 8 max BD#1-King with bath, BD#2-2 twins, BD#3-2 TW bunks. HEATED swimming pool at the complex. No dock space included. Arrangements for boat dockage can be made next doorfor an additional fee. facebook is down **Rents SAT-SAT** Click here for more info, or to book online!

Ellicottville Escape – 4 BR, 2 BA – sleeps 10

Enrich yourself while nestled in the charming setting of the Ellicottville Escape. Whether it’s healing your inner spirit or challenging your outer soul, this place is it!! Discover the enchanting care free charm of a special place where stress and worry have no lodging. This once upon a time barn, has been cleverly converted to a luscious rustic escape with all the cozy modern amenities to quench anyone’s comfort needs. Encircling this escape, are the breathtaking views of nature’s spectacular frontier. Whether it’s the summer fragrances …or the intense vivid fall foliage …or maybe the inner warmth that you feel, snuggled next to a glowing fire… Your visit here is definitely time will spent. Click here for more info, or to book online!

Ellicottville Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration!

Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13 come to Ellicottville, NY for the FUN and crazy Mardi Gras Parade in the village and Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley!  This is a great weekend filled with events for the entire family!  The Mardi Gras Parade will occur at 6:30 right in the village!  Other fun events include music, contests, food & lots of costumes!  Click here for the full weekend schedule!  This is a weekend you don’t want to miss.  Look how much fun all of the Realtors® and staff at ERA Team VP have had at past Mardi Gras weekends in Ellicottville!

Dave and Bill of Team VP, ready to join the Mardi Gras Parade!

ERA Team VP marching down Washington Street!

This is a weekend you don’t want to miss!  If you’d like to rent a condo or chalet in Ellicottville for the weekend to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends, call Team VP at (716) 699-4800 and a reservationist will be more than happy to help you plan your weekend getaway!  Check out our WEBSITE to browse all of our rental properties online… you can even book your reservation ONLINE… how easy is that?

Here is a sneak peek at some of our rental properties available for Mardi Gras weekend in Ellicottville:

2 Alpine Meadows TownHomes (#31 & #42) – sleep 8 or 9 guests.  Walk to the slopes at Holiday Valley!  Easy access to the Village of Ellicottville!
Click HERE to learn more about these properties

Casa Amici – sleeps 12 guests.  Stunning NEW built chalet with all of the luxurious amenities you could hope for, including a hot tub!  Views of the Yodeler Lodge & ski lift at Holiday Valley! 
Click HERE to learn more!


We also have some village homes available for rent!  Call us today to find out how we can help you! (716) 699-4800