Several weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Vevay, Indiana as part of my day job, and to stay overnight. I stayed in the Best Western Ogle Haus, compliments of Ogle Haus, and arranged by Kendal Miller, PR coordinator of Switzerland County Tourism, who took me on a whirlwind tour of Vevay.
Vevay (pronounced VEE-vee) is a small town along the Ohio River, and is in Indiana’s wine country. It’s the county seat for scenic Switzerland County, the smallest second smallest county in Indiana.
While the Ogle Haus is part of the Best Western chain, this ain’t your daddy’s Best Western. For one thing, it offers an amazing view of the Ohio River. It has first-class decor and furnishings, a cocktail lounge, a pool that looks out over the river, meeting rooms and jacuzzi suites. (My room had a jacuzzi, but I didn’t have a chance to take advantage of it.)
It’s a Tudor style building, but a lot of the decor remained true to Vevay’s Swiss roots. If you’ve ever seen examples of German or Swiss style architecture, you’ll recognize it immediately. And if you’re from Germany or Switzerland, you’ll feel right at home.
Each guest room is smoke free, and offers free wifi, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, plus other amenities. Jacuzzi suites, king size beds and other upgraded amenities are available in select rooms. This Vevay hotel also offers a complimentary continental breakfast and a cardio exercise room.
Rates vary, but can be as low as $65 to $120, depending on the day of the week, number of people, and whether you’re traveling during prime season.