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The Ilex Inn

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My husband & I came here for our Honeymoon & we are very happy with our room, its location & the delicious breakfast. The owners are very nice & our room is VERY CLEAN. I would not hesitate to book here again & highly recommend the Ilex Inn for your next stay!

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were so surprised that with a room on the front of the house (Van Buren) that it would be so quiet. It is right off the main road (Rt 219). I slept like a rock. Comfy bed. Super hot shower with plenty of pressure. Large bathroom for the size of the room. The room is also a nice size....

Thank furrykidmom2
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had exactly what I hoped for at the Ilex Inn: lovely surroundings, nice people, adorable town, comfortable bed, great water pressure and delicious breakfast. Clean, elegant, quiet. I would definitely go back.

1Thank Carrie H
Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This lovely B&B was perfect for a recent birthday weekend celebration with family. Rick and Glenda are friendly and informative hosts, and this B&B is close to everything Ellicottville has to offer. Will definitely return, and highly recommend to others.

1Thank MsMartyMac
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Couldn't ask for a better facility, better people or better food!!! A+++ all around, beautiful mountain view when relaxing in the pool, spectacular home made food and a CLEAN room! The owners are amazing, hospitable and welcome with open arms. They'll tell you all about the sights and attractions in Ellicottville and really make the stay on this town worthwhile!...

Thank Morgan M
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Having been to Ellicottville several times and we truly enjoy the whole town and what is has to offer. It was one of the final weekends of the Ski season and many places previously stayed were booked. We were so fortunate to have found the ILEX. Their motto of “come as guests and leave as friends” is true to who...

Thank Byron H
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Nice little Bed and Breakfast just outside of downtown Ellicottville. A short walk to all the bars and restaurant at a very affordable price. Rooms are all unique, cozy and cute as are all the common rooms. Breakfast included and made to order by owners. Owners are very nice and welcoming. If you are looking for a place where you...

1Thank Dr M
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We had a wonderful time at the Ilex Inn! Cozy, warm room with a nice fireplace and plenty of space. The decor in the Van Buren room was homey and perfect for our trip. Breakfast was great every morning, and we were so happy with the friendly atmosphere of the place. This was our first time in Ellicottville and our...

Thank robint580
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Just before New Years, we made our third visit to the Ilex Inn. This time, instead of a romantic getaway, we brought our daughters, 24 and 19. We weren't sure if they wanted to be 'where the action was' instead of a beautiful quiet inn, where a good night sleep is a given. (Not to mention the tasty, plentiful breakfasts,...

1Thank Richard R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 October 2014

My husband and I have been enjoing ourselves at the Ilex Inn for years! Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring and we love it there every time. The Inn is by far one of the most charming B&B's that we have ever stayed in. I think at this point there may only be one room we haven't stayed in (love the...

Thank Joi S

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about The Ilex Inn

Address: 6416 Route 242 E, Po Box 589, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9742
Region: United States > New York > Ellicottville
Price Range: $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Monroe for kids, Van Buren for couples.”
319richardr, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms appeared great, but differed in size.”
lkr15, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the Van Buren.”
319richardr, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The cottage is our favorite!”
843cassandram, 24 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There is the actual old home with rooms (where we stayed) as well as an 'add on' with rooms which are more accessible for those with children or stair issues. Fireplaces only are turned on in the winter.”
kittynana, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
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