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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Making Business decisions that help!

Yes, NOW we accept American Express Credit Cards!

When we did some changes to our card processing system, we decided that it will be worth trying to accept American Express.

Little I knew that the card is offering so many incentive to the cardholders, that  whoever has one is trying to take advantage of the travel miles Plus or Reward Points - I do not have an American Express card but, see for yourself here!

Since we made that decision, I am able to capture more business or more business travelers.

Thank you everyone for bringing your business to our eco-friendly establishment!                                                  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Your Side - Part II


Verify and clarify. Call to verify your reservations and arrangements. Get the details  
behind vague promises that you’ll be staying at a “five star” resort or sailing on a  
luxury” cruise ship. When you have the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the airlines, car rental companies, and hotels you’ll be using, confirm all arrangements for yourself.  
See our Inn's policy

Put it on paper. Get the details of your vacation in writing. Get a copy of the company’s cancellation and refund policies, and ask “What if...?” Consider whether some form of travel cancellation insurance may be appropriate.

Use a credit card to make your purchase. If you don’t get what you paid for, you may be able to dispute the charges with your credit card company. However, don’t give your account number to any business until you’ve verified that it is reputable.

Avoid a travel club flub. Ask questions before joining a travel club. Sometimes, a “free trial” membership can result in unauthorized charges on your credit card. Find out what you’ll get for your money and how you can cancel.

Won a “free” vacation? Not so fast. Scam artists may tell you you’ve won a “free” vacation, but then claim to need your credit card number for “verification.” Tell them to take a hike. If the promotion is legit, you never need to pay for a prize. Travel Item - Usonian Inn LLC, The

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Monday, June 6, 2011

How to Prepare Your Property for Sale

In order to have a successful sale and excellent showings or viewing for the property you should address maintenance and a clutter free house
How to Prepare Your Property for Sale

Saturday, June 4, 2011

On Your Side - Part I

Credit or charge card blocking
(As known as "on hold amount")

You should be aware of the
newest practice in making a 
reservation—credit or charge 

card “blocking.” “Blocking” is not 
a practice inititated by the 
lodging industry but is the only

way charge card companies will  
ensure payment at check-out. 

The clerk contacts your credit card company to give an estimated total. If the transaction
is approved, your available credit is reduced by that estimated amount. That is a 

Be aware that if you use a different card or cash to pay your final bill, the company 
that issued the card you used to check in might hold the block for up to 15 days after you’ve
checked out.

That’s because it was not notified of the final charge and didn’t know you paid another way. This becomes a problem if you are near your credit limit. It is not only embarrassing to have your card declined, but if you have an emergency purchase to make you may not have enough available credit. 

To avoid this, use the same card at departure to pay your bill or be sure to ask the clerk to remove the “block” from the first card you used when you leave.

Please be aware that the only reason we are asking for an e-mail account is that you and us will have a written confirmation and our policy highlights will be outlined in the correspondence. 

See our Inn's policy 

For WI state: 

For more information
For more information, or to file a
complaint, contact the Bureau of
Consumer Protection at:
(800) 422-7128
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO Box 8911
Madison WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-4976
FAX: (608) 224-4939
TTY: (608) 224-5058

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Greening our Historic Inn

Thank you for joining the growing number of travelers who seek green accommodations. In 2009, The Usonian Inn became the 1st motel in Spring Green area recognized by Travel Green WI for implementing a substantial number of sustainable practices.

Our goal is to offer appealing lodging at a great value, provide a healthy environment and protect our beautiful WI River Valley region.

  • Please verify that door and all windows are shot when starting the A/C unit.
  • Please place the A/C on Energy Save mode when you plan to be gone for an extended time
  • Inform staff when to change linen and towels (if staying more then 2 nights)
  • Join your fellow travelers in helping recycle - use designated bins in the room
  • As a house practice, when determined that A/C unit is not run properly, we will walk in the room to adjust that.
  • All rooms are NON-SMOKING
  • DO NOT CARRY your cigarette  butts inside the room.