We were wowed with the charming exterior upon arrival. There's a dining area outdoors and we appreciated the architecture and flower boxes adorning the Chalet Landhaus. The lobby is very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 203, which was the first room to the left past the stairs, so close to the elevator and lobby. The room itself I would describe as average/suitable. I'm not so bothered by dated per say. The water dripped from the above air conditioner onto ours in the night which was kind of noisy. Our stay was quiet with only one room next to ours. The pool area is very nice with a hot tub and pool and nicely lit in the evening. The wooden bench seat was missing some bolts and the table was very wobbly and needed some screws. The two glass doors facing the parking lot were padlocked with a bike lock yet there was a lit exit sign above so a big no no. The restaurant was very nice. Don't expect a cheap meal here, this is an opportunity for a swiss cuisine meal so it's in the 20's for each plate. Unless you're there on a Thursday night (May to October) when they have live music and a swiss bbq buffet priced at $17 for adults and $6.50 for kids (when their regular kids menu is $5 we opted for the kids to enjoy the buffet). A man was playing the accordion during our meal. The meal was very tasty and worthwhile. A big perk is the motel's location. Right in it's backyard is a shed (for bikers to put their bikes in) and the Sugar River Trail. The trail takes you a block or two straight into the heart of New Glarus where you can shop the quaint shops. There was a huge ant hill the kids enjoyed between the motel back and the BP just off of the trail. The BP is next door if you need anything. Across the street is mini golf which you'll get discount coupons for. We did not go but heard the "goats" that greet you. We didn't see them but heard them. Also on the corner by BP (near the stoplights) someone had done a lawn mowing labryinth that the kids had a ball running around.
So while the motel could be called by some as dated we enjoyed our stay thoroughly despite some minor imperfections! The kids remarked about this place for weeks. They really loved there stay here as well. If the minor things don't bother you I think it's an enjoyable and worthwhile stay.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Landhaus Hotel New Glarus