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Helvetica Inn and Cyclist Retreat

101 3rd Street , New Glarus, WI 53574 USA (Show map)

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Welcome to Helvetica Inn an original Swiss home from the 1800's with a charming Tea Parlor, 3 guest rooms, and indoor cycle storage. The Inn is a home-stay and sits at the threshold of New Glarus in an area often referred to as back-town. You will be within walking distance to the many New Glarus festivals, the Sugar River Bike Trail, the Historic turn of the century Swiss Village, and the many charming stores, taverns, and eateries in downtown New Glarus. Just outside the back door is an abandoned cow pasture and an old hillside dairy barn kissed by yesteryear. A quiet rural environment welcomes you as well as, a wonderful cup of tea which makes everything better. Mention BedandBreakfast and get 10% off! We also have a special for bicyclists!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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Cozy atmosphere and our 2nd time visiting.

5 on August 22, 2011

Every time we have stayed at Helvetica Inn we felt like we were visiting our family homestead. Lynda is a delight to be around and New Glarus has the atmosphere that reminds us of home. Love the many bike trails, the fun taverns and restaurants. We even spent the day at the pool. Our goal is to stay in every room at the Inn including the charming little overflow room. So far we have stayed in the Hosely Room which has the best bed I have ever slept in. Lynda told us it is a Kingsdown and rather expensive and just amazingly comfortable. The room has a large private deck with a fountain and you can see many constellations. The Gerber Room is super private and cozy. When we stayed in that room it was a little cold outside and we used the electric woodstove and felt like we were in a little cabin in the woods. Another comfortable bed and we never woke up until 10 AM. Fortunately, Lynda was kind enough to still provide us with breakfast and we just love the quiche she serves. We just love this Inn and Lynda is just the sweetest person. We are looking forward to our next stay which will be the Calderon Room. Helvetica Inn is also tucked towards the back of the village but you can still walk everywhere. You are totally off the beaten track and no road noise.

A home away from home

4.6 on August 22, 2011

Our little family stayed for two nights in this cozy house. Linda is a very friendly welcoming host, she even looked after our son one evening so that we could go out for a drink. My son loved to play with the two dogs Bode and Kelly - and we all had a very good time in a very pleasant Bed & Breakfast. Go and stay with Linda, when you're travelling through New Glarus.

Wonderful Inn and Great Location!

5 on August 15, 2011

Helvetica Inn is a beautiful home in a great location. Great views and fantastic innkeeper. Lynda will make you feel right at home and cooks a great breakfast! My husband and I have been there twice already, and we cannot wait to go back again.

Peaceful escape

4.6 on August 12, 2011

Lynda was as a wonderful host and gave my wife and I a very peaceful escape without having to drive far from Madison. New Glarus is full of character and great biking!

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4.0 on August 08, 2011

Very friendly innkeeper; very tastefully decorated; bed very comfortable; extremely convenient for the services in town; Gerber suite is a good value. We would go there again.

A great value when visiting New Glarus

4.6 on August 07, 2011

Helvetica Inn is nice little 3 bedroom B&B within walking distance to many of New Glarus's restaurants and bars. The owner, Lynda, was very easy to talk to and welcoming. The pictures do justice to all the rooms and the Jack & Jill bathroom was very clean and updated. Overall, very reasonably priced for a nice getaway.

A great night's sleep!

4.4 on July 29, 2011

We stayed at the Helvetica Inn towards the end of a 10 day road trip through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Innkeeper Lynda was friendly and welcoming, and her bed and breakfast was a great place to rest our heads before visiting the New Glarus Brewery just a few minutes away. We slept like the dead in the Gerber Suite, and enjoyed breakfast and conversation with Lynda the next morning. If you're going to be spending the night in New Glarus, definitely spend it here!

Helvetica Inn is great!

5 on July 26, 2011

Lynda was wonderful and it was such a cute romantic place! Located in a great location near downtown and a mile from the New Glarus Brewery. We would definitely spend another weekend there! My boyfriend and I loved this place!

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Location Type

Swiss Village, Countryside, Village


Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) 40 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Sugar River Trail, Badger Trail, Minhas Brewery, New Glarus Brewery, Swiss Dining Cuisine, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer , limited garage parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, TV, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, relaxing, relaxing, Shopping, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Please contact property for details.
  • Cancellations: Please contact property for details.



Lynda Calderon

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Skiing Cycling History

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French Cuisine

  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish



101 3rd Street , New Glarus, WI 53574 USA (Show map)

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