Little Swiss Village Route
The Little Swiss Village Route takes you to Helvetia, West Virginia. Helvetia is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley of Randolph County. The original Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and many of their descendants remain.
From Elkins take US250 to the town of Mill Creek. After you pass the Pizza N Sub Shoppe, you will turn right onto Adolph Road. Be prepared because even though the sign says 20 miles to Helvetia, this is a long 20 miles with mountainous terrain, many turns, and switchbacks. The route itself is beautiful and you will truly experience rural West Virginia.
Once you make your way into the Little Swiss Village of Helvetia, it is absolutely necessary for you to eat at the nationally known restaurant, The Hutte. This restaurant alone is worth the entire trip, especially the 20 miles.
Continue onto Alexander-Helvetia Road for 15 miles and turn right onto WV20 towards Buckhannon. This is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and see animals at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center. Once you drive through the Buckhannon you can merge onto Highway 48 towards Elkins.