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“A weekend away from Chicago”
Review of Helvetica Inn

Helvetica Inn
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Helvetica Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 New Glarus B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A weekend away from Chicago”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Helvetica Inn is a clean, lovely and charming place to stay! Morning breakfasts were scrumptious and evening snacks were delicious. Lynda is so hospitable and offers a lot of history and sightseeing information for the area. We stayed in the Hoesly room which was large, had its own entrance, bathroom and porch. There are a couple bikes that are available to bike the numerous local trails. Lynda even came to pick us up when one of the bikes got a flat tire! New Glarus is a cozy little town with some good restaurants and a great brewery. Looking forward to going back!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We are avid B&B er's when we travel. Most are nice, but the Helvetica Inn is a standout. It is a lovely, clean, affordable, and historic place to visit. Lynda, the host, is a gem! We arrived earlier then we were expected and that was not a problem for her at all. She gave us an interesting tour of the house and was very helpful with New Glarus information. The Inn is a short walk from downtown, which is a pleasant place for a short visit. We stopped there as part of a longer road trip. You can visit the brewery, take a bike ride on the Sugar River Trail (Lynda provides two bicycles free of charge,) and have a delicious Swiss meal in town.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Breakfast was yummy; broccoli quiche, yogurt, and grapes and the rooms were cute and well kept. The owner was so kind and informative, giving us a history of the house and info on how cheese is made as we had our morning breakfast. You must go if in the area, and a trip to area is worth it to visit New Glarus brewery, a high tech operation making great quality beer.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

We had a wonderful weekend honeymoon at the Helvetica B&B. The owner, Lynda, made us feel like friends and not just guests. Our room (the Hoesly Suite) was spacious, clean, and comfortable with a private entrance. We loved sitting out on our private porch in the evenings and for the yummy breakfasts each morning. Downtown New Glarus is just a short walk from the B&B. We look forward to staying at the Helvetica again in the near future and will recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lynda C, Owner at Helvetica Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Awh Thanks guys. You were definitely one of my favorite guests! Have a good life and come back!
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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Definitely the best place to stay in New Glarus. We spent our anniversary weekend at the Helvetica Inn and couldn't have chosen a more relaxing or convenient location. While the Inn is not located on the main strip, it is still easily a walking distance from the downtown area. Swiss Aire & Chalet Landaus are motels on the main state route. Our first night was in the first floor Hoesly Suite with private bathroom and private entrance. The second night was in the Gerber Suite (one of the 2 upstairs rooms) with a shared jack and jill bathroom. We didn't mind the shared bathroom as much as we thought we would. The Inn keeper, Lynda, was extremely friendly and an ambassador for the Swiss culture in New Glarus. She even had the room set up with pillow cases that said "Happy Anniversary." She also makes the breastfast: great quiche and really good crepes!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lynda C, Owner at Helvetica Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
I sure wish I could rate guests somewhere because you would definitely get *****. It was great having you as guests. You have to come back and stay in the Calderon Room and the Celine Room which is the secret hide away.
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

The Helvetica Inn B&B is a big, clean, 2 story house that is within walking distance of downtown. The owner lives on site and is about as friendly and helpful as they come, while still giving you space and privacy. She cooks the breakfast herself and does a great job.
They have 2 large friendly dogs that roam the house. Also, they accept cash only for payment, no checks or credit cards. If I'm ever in New Glarus again, this is where I will stay every time.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Traveled with another couple and had a private room upstairs with a shared connecting "living room". Very clean, cozy... walk to town or rent a bike for $9 at the Visitor Center.
As for our host, Lynda... more like an old friend than a host. She actually enjoys having guests.
The 2 golden doodle dogs are very well behaved.
I never wrote a review for a B&B before; but this one desreves it. Would definitely go again.
David and Kathy

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Helvetica Inn
Address: 3935 37th Street Ct W, New Glarus, WI 34205-2301
Region: United States > Wisconsin > New Glarus
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in New Glarus
Number of rooms: 1
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A cozy cottage 6 miles from the beaches of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf ... more   less 

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