Helvetia Travel Guide

  • Drive slowly from Mill Creek and enjoy the backwoo
    Drive slowly from Mill Creek and enjoy...
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    Exterior view of "The Hutte"
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Helvetia Things to Do

  • Community Building in Helvetia, WV

    The Star Band Hall is the third community building in Helvetia. The first one was a "shack" located where the meadow now is. Residents sold wine by the glass by selling tokens which were exchanged for wine. The Randolph Banner of May 18, 1922 noted that the Helvetia Star Band gave a dance on February 29, 1921. The second community building was...

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  • The Healing Honey Shoppe

    This shop is located beside the Cheese Haus and is across the creek and bridge from the Hutte restaurant.It was open and very cute.

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  • Old Church in Helvetia, Wv

    This is located across a little brooke that runs beside the main street in Helvetia. It is an old Church/School house. There is also another old building there, and a gazebo...it is located beside the brooke or creek.It is very lovely.

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  • Sign at entering of Helvetia about their...

    Helvetia was settled by group of Swiss and German immigrants who came via Brooklyn, NY in 1869. This picture is taken outside of the Meeting Hall located just before you make turn into main street area of historic Helvetia.

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  • The Cheese Haus

    We were there on a sunday afternoon in mid april and this shop was closed. Not sure if because Sunday or what, but it is a cute shop.Located across the bridge/creek from the Hutte restaurant parking lot.

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  • Helvetia Main Street

    This was taken just across the bridge on the main street of Helvetia. It is a small community that you should at least visit if your driving in the area.. It is lovely and you will enjoy it.

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  • The Hutte restaurant

    This restaurant is located just as you turn into the little village of Helvetia. It is very quaint and lovely and you should stop and have some tea, even if you don't want to dine.But, as soon as you smell the aroma of the food, you will want to eat. They also have a nice line of homemade breads, cheeses and dessert cakes/pies..so stop and at least...

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  • Helvetia museum "inside"

    The Helvetia Museum doesn't have regular hours, but is generally open on days of Special events. The key is available at the Library.

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  • helvetia Museum "outside"

    The Helvetia Museum doesn't have regular hours, but is generally open on days of Special events. The key is available at the Library.

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Helvetia Restaurants

  • European Comfort Food

    The Hutte is a warm, charming country inn in the tiny hamlet of Helvetia, West Virginia. My family and I made the trip to Helvetia for the express purpose of having Sunday buffet at The Hutte ("u" has an umlaut). The meal was very tasty, warm; I would call it European "country cooking". Similar to food my grandmother cooked in my young days on the...

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  • Finest in the mountains

    The menu at the Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia is only excelled by the graciousness of the hostess and the historic ambiance of the Hutte. The sweet tea, made with spring water and garnished with a mint sprig, is delicious. The bread and goat cheese are homemade. Fresh vegetables and locally-made dressing make the salads a gourmet treat. The meats...

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  • Authentic Swiss German

    Most reviews of this place are great. I have eaten there several time and the food has always been good. There might be people who do not like the place because they have never really eaten in local German or Swiss places in those countries. I have eaten in many local German places in Bavaria and my daughter in law is German so I can say that the...

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  • Review of The Hutte Resturant

    The resturant is a cute little house that is very old and filled with antiques. It has limited seating and reservations they say are a good thing. The serve a buffet on Sunday that is like eating at your Grandma's on Sunday's. If your Grandma cooks with the blandest food in the world. My family and I saw this cute little Resturant on the Travel...

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  • Another interior view of "The Hutte"

    this is another view of one of the many dining areas inside "The Hutte". The children enjoyed looking at the many items throughout the room. While waiting for our food the children enjoyed a game of "I spy"..with the items throught the room..it was fun.We didn't have to wait long and many of the rooms are private dining...awesome experience even...

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  • Interior of Hutte Restaurant

    This is an interior shot of "The Hutte" restaurant that offers authenic Swiss/German food. When we walked in, oh my goodness, the aroma from the food was mouth-watering.We would definitely eat here again when in the area..Highly recommended.

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Helvetia Local Customs

  • Fasnacht in Helvetia, WV "costumes"

    The highlight of the festival is a masked ball. Many of the costumes are scary, intended to drive old-man winter away, while others are representative of spring, rebirth, and new growth. Masks are hand-made by the wearer, usually of paper mache', although there are occasionally carved wooden masks or ones made of felted wool. The goal is to win a...

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  • Fasnacht in Helvetia, WV (last sat....

    Fasnacht is an old Swiss ritual that is observed every year to chase away winter and to welcome spring. It is celebrated the Saturday before Ash Wednesday in February (sometimes early March), with a Swiss feast and foot-tapping Appalachian music.

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Helvetia Off The Beaten Path

  • Holly River State Park, closeby drive

    The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the state in Webster County, it is far from the hustle and bustle of city life making it a perfect vacation getaway.Holly River is the second largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres....

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  • West Virginia Wildlife Center, French...

    The Wildlife Center is the perfect setting for a family outing. In addition to exhibits, there is a large wooded picnic area with grills and a shelter. Look for waterfowl or fish for trout, bass, catfish and bluegill in the well-stocked pond below the picnic area. A gift shop is available to satisfy your souvenir and refreshment needs. The Wildlife...

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  • West Virginia Wildlife Center, French...

    The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland...

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