"The Usonian Inn LLC, originally named the Rest Haven Motel,
was the first Highway lodging between Madison and LaCrosse WI on US Hwy 14. Our Hotel was conceived in 1950, open for business in 1952, refurbished in 1992, and went through a designer makeover in 2008.
The Usonian style, as conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright, is "architecture for everyone," combining readily available materials and straight-forward construction in harmony with the natural settings; nowadays known as green, sustainable concept. We are one of the very few, if not the only, Usonian motels in the world."
"***Now the Hotel was listed - under the original name of Rest Haven Motel and registered on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and on the National Register of the Historic Places as well. ***"
(From the business web page)
It's been a life time since the building was established here; immediately after construction it made history and for more then one reason.
Designed by one of the most famous architect of the world Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentice - J.C. Caraway - a prairie style, the building was a landmark for many on the road.
Here are some of the before renovation pictures
Since the property got an upgrade, the much needed - one of a kind - designer makeover; Bathrooms have been remodeled/upgraded also we made room for new flat panel TV sets
The establishment changed many hands of ownership a few times but now it's our time to celebrate!
60 years in business; what a great time for us to be here and enjoy these type of achievements!
We would like to invite you to be part of our joyful time and try to preserve history with us.
We like to present our anniversary items and we hope you enjoy some items from our memorabilia collection! Visit our Design on line page on facebook; to see our full collection click here
Thank you for being part of our business journey!