By Jann Wiswall

If you’re interested in building your next vacation home at Ellicottville’s newest resort, make plans to be here on Saturday, Sept. 12 when you will be able to bid on the lot of your dreams during an auction being conducted by Cash Realty and Auctions.

The Canadian developers of Blueberry Lake Resort in Quebec are creating a private recreational retreat called 42 Degrees North (42DN) with resort amenities and proximity to everything Ellicottville has to offer.

The resort, just off Poverty Hill Road on property overlooking the village and HoliMont, is a 144-acre subdivision with 24 lots on 3-8 acres each. Homes will be sold primarily for four-season vacation use and owners will be governed by a homeowners association. A community lodge on ten acres, owned by the developers, will be constructed for residents’ use. Common amenities will include tennis, a swimming pool, a Nordic spa, event space and more.

Trails throughout the heavily wooded community, including the existing Finger Lakes Trail, will allow for year-round “passive” recreation, including hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc.

The Ellicottville area offers snow sports at HoliMont (a membership ski area), more snow sports plus year round resort activities at Holiday Valley, and close proximity to Allegany State Park, numerous golf courses, mountain biking trails, white water rafting, the Seneca Allegany Casino and so much more.

Owners will have considerable flexibility in the designs of their homes, although there are architectural guidelines in the homeowners’ association documents. 42DN has designed several models from which to choose, all of which have natural, lodge-style exteriors that can be entirely customized. However, because there are generous setbacks on each lot that restrict tree cutting and protect owners from seeing neighbors’ homes, buyers may hire their own architects and contractors to build their dream vacation homes.

For more information about the resort, the auction and to review a due diligence package with bidding requirements, visit www.cashauction.com or call 716-885-2200.