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The Ilex Inn
Reviewed September 30, 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, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 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, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cassandra M
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Reviewed September 18, 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, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melinda R
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This was our first foray into the B&B world. We usually stay at hotels with pools and hot tubs. Well, this had both plus the intimate feel we were looking for in a small town. Rick and Glenda went out of their way to make us feel as if we were family. Their homemade breakfast, included, was scrumptious and well balanced. The room, with private bath, was clean and tastefully decorated. While there are many places in the old house to relax, my favorite was the upstairs living room- quiet, cozy (with a coffeemaker!!!) and quite charming. We were within walking distance of the village where we spent most of our time sd there is so much to do in Ellicottville. I've recommended The Ilex Inn to many people!

Room Tip: There is the actual old home with rooms (where we stayed) as well as an 'add on' with rooms...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Walls are peeling. Found a nice big big on blanket! Flea or bed big? We wanted to check out but wouldn't be able to get any sort of refund so we did a thorough check of the bed. We were put in the room that was in the front of the building.Which was loud with truck traffic through out the night! Other rooms were available,but those were saved for last minute guests as we witnessed.breakfast was nothing but microwaved from froz!en! The animals the owners have would bark when you come and go..The NEW owners have had this place for a while now...still not many improvements...if any...PEE stains on mattress!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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IlexEllicottville, Owner at The Ilex Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

We are so very sorry your stay with us was not good. We would like to respond to your review. I personally checked you in and we always check our rooms prior to our guests arriving. The room was clean and we have never had any bug issues. Occasionally a bug may get into a room. It is summer in WNY.
We would have been happy to give you a refund. As a matter of fact, we did refund your second night, because you had been called into work.
We have no control over the traffic, however if it was an issue, we could have moved you to a different room, which was offered to you, and you declined our offer.
Our breakfasts are not frozen and microwaved. They are prepared daily from scratch. They include French toast with strawberry's and turkey sausage, or Blueberry, cream cheese French toast, served with real maple syrup, Impossible breakfast pie, and many more.
Our animal is a 10 lb maltese. He does bark when a car door closes sometimes. However, he has never disturbed any of our guests. And, we have separate living quarters and he is not permitted in the guest area.
Finally, we have been here almost three years, and have made tons of updates. Yes, our rooms are of older décor as this was a Victorian home. We are slowly updating all our rooms as we can afford.
These are some of the updates...Mattresses replaced, interior common areas updated with new colors, and furniture, exterior landscaping, paint, and all walkways rebuilt. New pool, and hot tub as well. All new robes and linens, including bed spreads and blankets. We have only done one of the guest rooms upstairs so far.
We are not sure what made you give us such a bad review after your one night stay. Our past guests and return guests have all mentioned our updates and how nice our Inn looks.
We hope this review will not tarnish our reputation.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Rick & Glenda are wonderful hosts; you'll feel like you've know them forever. Property (inside & out) is well maintained and tastefully decorated. All rooms include a private bath w/ comfy robes & breakfast each morning was delicious. Some amenities include a huge hot tub, sparkling inground pool and a large wrap around porch w/ rockers that invite you to relax in. Access to hiking trails right off their back yard and only minutes to the quaint village of ellicottville which offers many restaurants & small shops.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bonniew622
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Having visited and stayed in Ellicottville for more than 15 years, I never noticed or knew about the Ilex Inn...and now I am hooked. Besides having a pool and hot tub and an easy five to ten minute walk to the village, this place is a gem at HALF the cost of a condo or even a hotel room...and worth every penny. We stayed in the Kennedy Cottage which offered more privacy as it is separate from the Inn. It is spacious, clean, and has all the amenities you need (except an iron so please add that and it would be PERFECT!). The included breakfast is delish and a cost savings that probably would run you $30 in town at a diner or restaurant. This is definitely one of those places that once you stay there, you are a repeat customer. Can't wait til next time!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled 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
Location: United States > New York > Ellicottville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ellicottville
Price Range: $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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