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Sunday, May 24, 2015

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

It's May, a celebratory month for so many reasons!

We have our own reason to celebrate - it's the month the motel was ready for operation, well, this was way back... in 1952. Although the project started in 1948, it came to completion in May 1952.

Sixty three years in the making and we are loving to be part of this great transformation.

Every year we've been involved in a project around the property, this year it was more like 4 different area we worked on: 
  • the house bathroom - made it a master 4piece bathroom, 
  • the lobby - reception area got a make over for flooring and wall finishes, 
  • then another room, #5 became the cozy, contemporary, welcoming king bed for the modern days 
  • and a 4piece bathroom as well.
It seems like I was quite preoccupied for the last couple of months to say the least!

Pictures from the lobby!














Here are some pictures from the king size bed #5









and here are some pictures from the 4piece bathroom






THE END! (at least for now)




Friday, April 25, 2014

MAY - our anniversary month!


Let's talk about the making of this establishment, originally known as Rest Haven Motel, DBA doing business as The Usonian Inn LLC, we are trying to preserve all its original elements and features. Here is a brief history of facts!

The talk and planning, all that, started in 1948.

Carry Caraway, formerly of Taliesin and living in Clyde at the time was the architect for the building.
Back then, it took longer to have a property design and build then in the 21st century. Kraemer Bros.  of Plain was designated to take on the project of building.

Here is a picture of the construction crew





The motel known as "Rest Haven" will be completed in 1952 and in operation by May 15th

The motel was the first highway lodging place between Madison and La Crosse on Highway 14.  That is a big stretch of 126 miles.

"Spring Green's Newest business enterprise, a modern, 10-unit motel near the intersection of Highways 14 and 23 a half mile northeast of the village, has been completed and was opened last week by the owners, Mr. and Mrs John Michels"

"A tow-story home for the Michels family forms the center of the structure, and long, low wings on either side house the motel units." 
                                                             Home News Spring Green WI May 15,1952

Once, an architect told us that the architecture of the structure looks worm and makes it very welcoming, like tow open arms ready to hug you!

    "The long, flat roof of the motel can be used by the Michels family as a terrace for outdoor living. 
     Each spacious room of the motel has its own bathroom, indirect lighting, radiant heating, and furnishing of modern design.
     Within a week after it had opened for business, the motel owners had accommodated visitors from six states, and one of their overnight guests was Bob McGrath who plays with the Brooklyn Dodgers."
                                                            Home News Spring Green, WI May 15,1952



Home News - Page of the Spring Green newspaper; May 15, 1952






 Frank Lloyd Wright - 1952 photographed by Fred Stein


 And here is the original street sign with the original name!






Friday, January 14, 2011

A new Start - A different Season!




Happy New Year!


This is quite an exciting time for our business! I am ready for the new year - for Taliesin Centennial Celebration, for the events in the area and for what we have to share with you for this fresh year start!

We refreshed a little bit our web page; I definitely hope you can easily navigate around and use our online booking system.  Read more on our Usonian Inn Newsletter Winter Edition.
Along with this here is the time to mention that we are opening our Gourmet Coffee Shop in the lobby and maintain the complimentary coffee in the rooms (a list with all specialty coffee we sale, will be provided in the rooms)

As far as social media goes, the focus always seems to be on Facebook or Twitter or even video sites like YouTube. 
We are trying to keep it simple - Facebook is the only additional page we use, we would appreciate you posting your picture from the events you participated at or pictures you took when you stayed with us. 
Also, please feel free to post your reviews on this Social Media, there are always welcomed.

Another exciting matter is approaching our 60th Season in business and we are looking better then ever! Our Online Shop - Usonian Inn Anniversary products is loading with new items every week, easy to order or redesign with your own picture this is a fun encounter - to be shopping with us!

Happy New Year!