About Our Area

Need a place to stay?

The Hanson House - The Hanson House is a newly-remodeled, fully furnished, three bedroom, two bath, farm house, in the heart of Chautauqua County nature heaven! This home sits on over 100 acres of land with direct, on-property access to the snowmobile trail. The Hanson House comes fully equipped with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, Dish TV, and internet to keep you connected! The home also features covered parking for trailers, snowmobiles, or other outdoor equipment. Reserve now for the ultimate outdoor getaway experience. Located on our club's trail system (C1D) on Hanson Road, Gerry NY, between Harris Hill and Knight Roads. Visit their website at: The Hanson House or email Lisa directly at: [email protected] for all the details, very reasonably priced (owned by snowmobilers..:)

Rattle Snake Ranch - Cabins, Cherry Creek NY - 1205 Boutwell Hill Rd, Cherry Creek, NY 14723
Phone: (716) 785-8293 or (716) 934-3500 – on the trail

Cherry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
- 1022 West Road, Cherry Creek, NY 14723 - Phone: (716) 296-5105 – right by the trail

Gilbert's Cabins -  44 Dale Drive, Cassadaga, New York 14718 - Phone: (716) 595-2845 near the trail

Whiskey Hill Saloon - 12 N Main St, Cassadaga, NY 14718 - Phone: (716) 595-8283 (apartment above the bar, gets good reviews, inexpensive) on the trail.

Forestville Lodge -2063 Route 83, Forestville, NY 14062 - Phone: (716) 680-2323 - newly renovated property with twelve hotel-style rooms.  Including a shared kitchen, game room and lounge area. Direct access to C1 main snowmobile trail. Group rates available.

House and Cabins - 1329 Sandford Road, Cherry Creek, NY 14723 - Telephone: 716-296-5229, on the trail.

    *Farm House - (sleeps up to 14 people) with 2 Queen/5 Double beds. Includes; Laundry, Kitchen, Gas Fireplace, TV.
    *Turkey Roost Cabin - with 2 Queen/2 Bunk beds, Sleeper Sofa. Includes; Kitchen, Gas Fireplace, TV.
    *Bear Den Cabin - with 1 Queen/2 Double/1 Twin bed. Includes; Kitchen, Gas Fireplace, TV.
    *Bear Cub Cabin- 1 Queen/1 Double/Twin beds.

Hotels in Jamestown and Falconer - ask for their special "snowmobiler" room rate

Hampton Inn - (716) 484-7829 on Rte 60 at Exit 12 off I-86 (Jamestown, NY). Rooms include complimentary breakfast in the morning, located 3 miles from the trail head in Gerry, NY at theRodeo Grounds. This hotel has ample large snowmobile trailer parking.

Comfort Inn - (716) 664-5920 on Rte 60 at Exit 12 off I-86 (Jamestown, NY). Rooms include complimentary breakfast in the morning, located 3 miles from the trail head in Gerry, NY at the Rodeo Grounds. This hotel has ample large snowmobile trailer parking.

Holiday Inn Express - (716) 487-0001 on Rte 60 at Exit 12 off I-86 (Jamestown, NY). Rooms include complimentary breakfast in the morning, located 3 miles from the trail head inGerry, NY at the Rodeo Grounds. This hotel has ample large snowmobile trailer parking.

Best Western - (716) 484-8400, at 3rd and Washington Streets in Jamestown - 4 miles from the Rte 60 trail head in Gerry, NY with indoor swimming pool and complimentary breakfast.

Red Roof Inn - (716) 665-3670, located in Falconer - 5 miles from Kennedy, NY trailhead. Hotel is located on Rte 394, off I-86 at Exit 13. This hotel has ample large snowmobile trailer parking.

Gas Stations

Gas is available on our club's trail system for sleds to pull right up to the pumps in the towns of Kennedy & Sinclairville

Gas pumps in Kennedy, at the Shurfine grocery, are open until 8pm and in Sinclairville, at the Superette, until 9pm

Warning: Snowmobiles are not allowed on the sidewalks in Sinclairville or Gerry. Trails to the gas stations are marked
We have some great restaurants located right on the trails maintained by our club:

Sinclairville Superette:  Main Street in Sinclairville, grocery store with gas pumps, plus a breakfast/lunch area in the back that serves up some amazing food (on trail 18C).

The Office Restaurant: in Kennedy, Lunch and Dinner daily, with Prime Rib specials on Friday and Saturday or try their pizza n' wing specials, located off trail C1 at the trailhead in Kennedy (closed Mondays)

Cockcaigne: 1493 Thornton Rd, Cherry Creek, NY 14723, Opens at 4PM Thursday - Sunday during the snowmobile season.  Full service bar/restaurant with daily specials, full pub menu and grille menu. Located just off trail C1 between Ellington and Cherry Creek, side trail goes right to their front door, just looks for the signs at intersections.

The Backyard Bar & Grill: in Kimball Stand/Gerry.  Dinners nightly.  Open 7 days a week during snowmobile season - 3pm to 2am - on trail C1D

The Ellington Rod & Gun Club
:  the club welcomes all snowmobilers to stop and enjoy great food and beverages. Any Non-members will be considered guests of the club and are welcome during all regular business hours.  Open seven days a week during the snowmobile season: Monday thru Thursday: 5PM - Midnight, 4PM to 2AM on Friday and Saturday - Open all day on Sunday with breakfast starting at 8AM.  Located just off  trail C1 (the club grooms right to their front door).

Snowmobile Dealers in Chautauqua County

  Rogers & Sons, Inc. - Full service Ski-Doo dealer, parts, accessories, repairs
7406 North Road, Cherry Creek NY 14723 - (716) 296-5278

Schutts Saw & Mower Service
- Full service Arctic Cat dealer, parts, accessories, repairs
301 Hazeltine Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701 (716) 664-3090

3 Seas Recreation - Full service dealer, parts, accessories, repairs
74 Water Street, Mayville NY 14757 (716) 753-2628

Ellington Rod & Gun Club : has a very large, plowed parking lot with lots of room for trailers. Snowmobilers are welcome. On the trail.

​Harris Hill Road - Gerry, NY Located at the intersection of Harris Hill Road and West Hill Road (formerly Gerry-Ellington Road), this is a maintained (plowed) parking area for the Harris Hill State Forest and the snowmobile trail runs right next to the parking lot

Cockaigne Resort : 1493 Thornton Rd, Cherry Creek, NY 14723  Snowmobilers Welcome!  Special parking for snowmobile trailers and full-access to facilities including; restrooms and bar/restaurant to warm up & grab a bite to eat!

Kennedy, NY: has a very large, plowed parking lot, located across the street from the Gas Station at the Shur Fine grocery store and The Office restaurant , the lot is located at the light in Kennedy with direct snowmobile access to Trail #1

Gerry Rodeo Grounds : Large, plowed parking area with plenty of large trailer parking, main corridor snowmobile trail (C1D) runs right through the parking area. Directions: From the north: NYS Thruway, take I-90 West past Buffalo to Exit 59 (Dunkirk/Fredonia), at stoplight after tollbooth, turn left onto Route 60 South to Gerry, NY. In Gerry, turn right at the stop sign (still Route 60 South), go 1000 yards, the Rodeo Grounds will be on your right (the area is very well marked with several large signs). From the south: NYS Thruway, I-90 East to I-86 East to Jamestown (Exit 12), turn left onto Route 60 North and go 3 miles to Gerry, NY. The Rodeo Grounds will be on your left (the area is very well marked with several large signs). On trail C1D.


What SnowGoer magazine had to say about our area

Excerpts from the 2013 Article

New York’s Snowy Secret: Chautauqua County
By David Wells

The Lake Erie snow machine is famous for burying Buffalo in white fluff, but sometimes the national headlines can be deceiving. The serious snow usually hits farther south in Chautauqua County. With up to 1,500 feet of elevation above the second lowest of the Great Lakes, New York’s largest county outside the Adirondack region annually gets more than 200 inches of snow, providing great riding even when the rest of the multi-state area is browned out.
Relatively few outsiders know about this snowy secret, but we are letting you in on it. With its interesting terrain, dependable snow and some of the most snowmobile-friendly locals you’ll find anywhere, the Chautauqua County area is a far-too-overlooked sledding paradise. Located in the southwestern corner of the state, it’s an easy drive for many people who live in areas where big trail systems don’t exist — it’s almost as close to Cleveland, Ohio (2.5 hours) as it is to Rochester, New York (2 hours) — yet a worthwhile drive for anybody in the broader region.

Chautauqua County simply has some of the best riding and winter scenery that we’ve seen in western New York. Better yet, this county welcomes snowmobilers like few places we’ve ever seen anywhere stateside, and the trail system is well mapped, well signed and well groomed with possibly the largest groomer fleet of any county in the Empire State.
So now you know the secret. This is a great place to ride. And it has snow when many other parts of the tri-state area are brown.

We happily share the trails we've created and groom on public land with everyone!