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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Just got back from a weekend getaway at the Ilex Inn. My wife and I were first timers at a bed and breakfast and this could not have been a better initial experience. The inn was so relaxing from the pool, morning coffee in the hot tub and reading the paper on the front porch. Rick and Glenda were superb hosts. Breakfasts were great and met some nice people that you dont get when staying at a chain hotel. Anyone looking for a weekend getaway or a stopover onto a further destination should book the Ilex Inn....We will be coming back and this time with a few friends who we will recomend a vey satisfying weekend....Thanks again

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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IlexEllicottville, Owner at The Ilex Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us...It was nice meeting you both.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Ilex Inn Bed and Breakfast in early May and had a perfect get away! We stayed in the private Kennedy Cottage, located in the back of the main house, for two nights and could not have been more pleased with the cleanliness and attention to detail we found. We loved having the hot tub right outside our door! It was too early in the season for the pool to be open, but we could tell that would have been so nice too!! We utilized the snow mobile trails located behind the inn to work off our delicious breakfast and took in great views of Ellicottville from high up! Breakfast on both days exceeded our expectations and we left pleasantly stuffed! We took the short, easy walk into town both days and enjoyed all there was to see and do. Rick and Glenda were very knowledgeable about the town and all of the activities that were taking place that weekend. They were so pleasant, friendly and accommodating and made great suggestions of activities to do and places to visit. We will certainly be back for another stay in the future!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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IlexEllicottville, Owner at The Ilex Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Thanks Kathleen. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us...Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We spent two nights at the Ilex Inn in February, and were very pleased with the choice. Our room was warm and inviting, with a chair, and gas fireplace. The bathrooms were large by inn standards. Everything was clean and well maintained. The second floor sitting area was a pleasant surprise with coffee maker, and tiny fridge large enough to keep snacks and a couple of drinks cold. There was also a very comfortable sitting area downstairs. The outdoor hot tub with covered roof afforded a view of the backyard and woods beyond. Breakfasts were hearty, home-made and served by the pleasant hosts, Rick and Glenda. The only downside was the somewhat long walk to town, likely an easy hike in the summer, but a bit of a distance with snow covered sidewalks. Prices were comparable to similar properties in this trendy, fun, but overpriced town.

Room Tip: All of the rooms appeared great, but differed in size.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We enjoyed Ilex B&B immensely. It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it really was. Rick and Glenda make it all happen, with their friendliness and helpfulness. Breakfasts were the best. One day it was yogurt and fruit, choice of juice, excellent coffee, perfectly crafted thick French toast and tasty sausage patties. Nice people stay there too. Lots of friendly chat at breakfast. Our room, the Van Buren, was appointed in a golf theme with fireplace and separate entrance. Nice and quiet at night. Very comfy and spacious. Good wifi and a hot tub. Excellent value with good skiing just minutes away. We will return for sure.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I spent a great weekend at the Ilex Inn. We have stayed at several other places in Ellicottville and none as nice as the Ilex. The hosts Rick and Glenda were great to us and helped in many ways. We enjoyed the breakfast which as made fresh - my wife who avoids certain foods was readily accommodated. The hot tub is a nice touch!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LeeO_11
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed two different times and both time were great! The hosts are wonderful people and breakfast was delicious! Me and my husband look forward to visiting again soon! It is in a very convenient location!

Room Tip: The cottage is our favorite!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cassandra M
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Last weekend was our third time at the Ilex and it was just as wonderful as the first. The inn is beautiful and very comfortable. You feel like family there. We have met others who stayed there and have become friends. Rick and Glenda are the warmest, most inviting people you could meet. We will definitely go back and we have recommended the Ilex to all of our friends. We actually got engaged this weekend in their hot tub! You will definitely love this place!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ilex Inn

Address: 6416 Route 242 E, Po Box 589, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9742
Region: United States > New York > Ellicottville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ellicottville
Price Range: £95 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ilex Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 6 guest rooms in the main house, and a cottage. We are an adult elegant country inn and couples retreat.We have a main dinning room where delicious breakfasts are served daily. There are two relaxing sitting rooms, one up stairs and one downstairs. All our rooms have a gas or electric fireplace and private bath.Enjoy our year round outdoor hot tub on our covered patio, and our seasonal inground swimming pool.You can snowmobile in and out of our B&B. We have hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing available right from the Inn. ... more   less 
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