The building is made from three adjoining chalets. The chalet in the center is the tallest and has four floors. The chalet on the left houses a few rooms, but also has the new pool, hot tub, sauna, and workout room. We had a "family" room on the third floor. Their family room is a large room, the size of two standards, with four full-sized beds in it. There is a round table in the center of the room and plenty of closet and dresser space. The bathroom has dual sinks outside of the tub and toilet area. The rooms do have air conditioning, but we did not need it on the cool fall weekend we were there, and we were able to have the windows open and enjoy the fresh air. There was a small television complete with full digital cable and what must have been about 40 channels, including Food Network, Travel Channel, and several cartoon and Disney channels as well.
The pool is a nice size, but the best feature is the large, 10-person hot tub, which is also in the pool area. The workout room only has three pieces of equipment, but if you want some exercise, you can walk around town or bike the Sugar River State Trail.
Chalet Landhaus is known for its restaurant and also for being a fine hotel. In the evening, many visitors and locals head here for a nice dinner. A breakfast buffet was included in the price of our room and it was held in the main restaurant. You are handed tickets at check-in to be used at breakfast, since the brunch is open to the public. They served delicious scrambled eggs, hash browns with Swiss cheese, ham, and sausage as hot foods. There is also a full spread of Swiss pastries and breads. Dry cereal is also available, along with orange juice and milk. They serve coffee and tea directly at the table.
September 26, 2003
From journal New Glarus: America’s Little Switzerland