There are 10 historic buildings that have been preserved including an
original settler's cabin which serves as a museum containing many of the
articles used by the original settlers in everyday life.
"Relaxing is a favorite pastime in Helvetia,"
says Eleanor Mailloux, the proprietor of Swiss Village. "In addition to
relaxing there is hiking on nearby mountain trails, fishing in local
streams, walking along peaceful country roads, and strolling in local
gardens. In the winter, many people come to cross-country ski. Some
people just like to curl up by the fire in the winter or sit on the
porch in the summer."
is located 15 miles from Holly River State Park, 20 miles from the West
Virginia Game Preserve at French Creek and 12 miles from Kumbrabow State
Forest. It is within easy driving distance of many West Virginia points
of interest and and some of the best ski areas in the East.