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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)




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

In a Few Words

Hello All,

We were busy this  Summer with putting together a new landscape in front of the building. Here are some pictures.










Fall came around with more beauty and relaxation time; it's a wonderful thing to be able to travel and a privilege for us to be here at your service!

We would love to share with you the publication of our new web page, we are very please the way it came out and the final work looks wonderful!

We do have a letter going our weekly and if you want to subscribe for that, we'll announce event or any changes you need to be aware off, or sign out for our offers we post occasionally. (go to our "contact us" tab and subscribe.



We did rearrange the furniture is room eleven; it looks a little more spacious!







And,... there is so much more we are planning to do...

Enjoy your Autumn and make the best of the Fall season and the upcoming holidays!

As always feel free to book online with us 24/7

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!






Sunday, June 24, 2012

Escape Destination of the week: Spring Green, Wisconsin!


Make it a special getaway week, grab a friend, and go!

Grab to phone, share, tweet, email or JUST call in and use the coupon for yourself.




Find our best offers on FANMINDER


Follow us on Twitter - look for last minute offers here


Like us on Facebook - find more offers here

July's Offer

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What to Expect - Part II

Summer!


Fun time, trip planning, exploring Wisconsin River, history and architecture - Taliesin, American Players Theater, natural settings - State parks and nature preserves, caves and more... arts, rural life, cultural odds...


These will be just a few reasons we can have you travel in our region, oh... that driftless Wisconsin!


Although we are having several events during the summer you can check with us and find out more on our Blog; we really offer Special rates and more incentives online and have them listed everywhere.


Welcome to The Usonian Inn, welcome to Spring Green!



Where to look for our GREAT OFFERS/savings!


It is hard to be on the phone and start talking about our list of offers. It might give me a dry mouth quickly, that's why we have our offers listed online; they will be mostly in our BLOG, Facebook, and several link or even the Blog posts.
  • we try to list some offers in each post if possible  
  • check our blog page on the right column for links to more saving
  • see our rewards (red tab on the blog page - top right side)
             http://usonianinn.blogspot.com/

  • see what we list on Facebook, go to our business page and look for the Red tabs/REWARDS 

















  • Please Like us and we love to reward you back!


Get to know what's going in our community and what else can interest you, and what can you to do when in the area
  • We also list here on Merchantcircle, offers, newsletter, see review, some pictures..


S A V I N G S   C O N T I N U E S . . .
more FREE giveaways

What to do when in the area that will not cost you money - TIPS!
  • Walking - there is just a short distance to walk to our Spring Green's own  Nature Preserve
       (see more info on Spring Green Chamber of Commerce web pages or their facebook page
  • bike our trails along Wisconsin River and the River Valley Area, see maps
  • Bird watching is another fun activity you can do here, and if you know of any club - get involved and learn what Wisconsin offer best.
  • First Friday After Five  --The First Friday of the Month in Spring Green brings some little special treats, wine sampling, featured artist, music, or special sales when you visit our shops.  Open until 8 pm.  Stop in and enjoy shopping in Spring Green!
  • got here mid week? got the blues? enjoy a session at the Sh*tty Barn!  - live music and locally brewed beer!
    small fees apply
  • you can always enjoy our Village pool and tennis courts that are a walking distance from our motel 
  • canoeing this summer, check out rental places in Helena - 1/2 mile East of Spring Green - at Trader's Bar and Grill and Canoe rentals
  • also try Wisconsin Canoe Company


Come back and read more!












Thursday, June 14, 2012

Escape to Wisconsin Campaign!

Although we had some early heat waves in March in Wisconsin, then closer to normal temperatures during the month of April and May, we are fortunate to be on the cooler side and enjoy the climate as normal; strange weather twists iare taking over the nation, and we are experiencing EXTREME weather patterns everywhere from South to North and so is the West and the East.

What's happening in our neighbors yard! see ABC video on Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/video#video=29660993

We got it so good yet!
The 7 days outlook seems to be gorgeous and bringing us the much needed rain relief!
http://www.wkow.com/weather


Plan right and Travel to Wisconsin this season!
IT's summer, bring on the FUN to Wisconsin!



Find our Historic property's info on google listing or on our web page, get to explore the area before you are here!

We have an app for your mobile device and offer online booking as well.


Monday, June 4, 2012

What to Expect - Part I

What could YOU expect from our property


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Physical location and the building
  • conveniently located on the North side of Spring Green village
  • situated on a park like setting
  • walking distance from downtown, shopping area and restaurants, nature conservancy
  • near state parks, close driving distance
  • simplistic architecture, USONIAN style (if not familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright's style, this is a different design then your usual buildings)
  • building sits on the N side of Hwy 14 and the intersection of county Road 23 South;
  • office situated in the middle of the building, has 5 rooms on the West wing, left to the office (rooms 1-5), and 6 rooms on the East wing, on the Right side of the office (rooms 6-11)
  • renovated - bathrooms designer makeover, recently accomplished
  • green sustainable property
  • patio furniture
  • simplistic furnished but with taste
  • country settings/rural area
  • bicycle trails start from our property edge to take you to your destination
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Personnel
  • great personnel on duty 7:30AM - 10PM (exceptions on Saturdays/Sundays when we close earlier as time )
  • prompt service
  1. emails are looked at and replied to, a few times a day - at least by the end of each day
  2. phone messages - we call you back as soon as we are free to do so; if we are not able to answer your on the spot, leave a message - 
  3. if secondary line rings please feel free to leave a message, we will be treating those with the same promptitude
  • we treat you with respect, and wish you have a great, relaxing, restful experience with us
  • room service by request
  • wake up calls
  • special arrangements for late check in
  • we do reserve the right to have meals and close the office for lunch or brakes
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Online access services

  • we've gone MOBILE!
  • you can access our page 24/7 - easy ways to navigate ( read more then just the WELCOME page to find answers to  MANY of your questions)
  • provided - pictures from our property- photo gallery with interior/exterior and surrounding area, (off "Contact Us" tab on our web side pages)
  • interactive bar 
  1. for questions, email, to set up meeting time for a return call or more
  2. online reservations access (see schedule and rates), online booking is FREE
  3. notifications and last minute updates
  4. FIND us/LIKE us on Facebook or follow us twitter
  • FREE WI-FI
  • rooms have coffee makers, refrigerators and microwave, operable window for cross ventilation
  • Online offers
  • there are some offers almost on every page, read, search , find and take advantage when booking online (Space provided on the Form to list the offer you found) or by phone
  • property policy - a PDF format, under Room and Rate/Amenities page
  • access to our gift shop items, see sample, customizable item shop
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MISC


  • a non-smoking and pet Free environment
  • DirecTV noncommercial movies, sports packages
  • Policy/Rules  "Rules are made NOT to be broken; accept the fact that we mean what we say and we need you to respect what is written."
  • We are a Family Owned & Operated Small Business! (for more info, click on the link) 
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Accolades



Like our business Facebook page for many more good tips! 
Warmly, Carolina




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!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Other news



We decided to have an account for the Inn on Facebook, if you are a fan, - feel free to sign and join the conversation; see link on the right side of our blog page

Along with that see the latest pictures of Spring Green village and we would love to have you add your pictures, if you have some.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

TWO Successful Years



When I look back to the last two years, - I realize, we had a great success!
Many things there have been said about the place, our service and we managed to get this place finally to meet our own standards.


“We must make sure customer service culture is established early and deep,” I said,
“If we are not doing it better than anyone else, we are not getting the best return on investment on our hotel.
In this poor economy you have a real opportunity to take customers away from the competition, while also moving the needle on customer service upward.
Every incremental increase will create additional process by capturing new and retain customers."

It’s possible to fix most any problem before a guest’s departure, thereby ensuring their stay is a memorable one. Also, by addressing customer concerns, I am convinced it will make the difference in capturing repeat business hotels would otherwise lose.

We are extracting the negative from the guest before they leave. This is not a money-back guarantee; this is good operations and common sense.

The renovation we approached this past year was a great success and we get compliments all the time.

This is an exciting time in our business.

We are on the move and we, the hotel owners have achieved our goal quickly, we got into the spotlight on the local news paper, the TV station, and being awarded 3"Green" leaves out of 5 on http://www.istaygreen.org/; it is going to be proven that quality in customer service, comfort
and cleanliness is what matters.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Making any place Sustainable



There is so much anyone can do about becoming Green, you can take the smallest steps and you can still see results.

I wrote soome articles about the subject, and I would say it's a list of rewards we got for accomplishing a "GREEN" establishment. See for yourself.

How to get your house green in small steps

and

Making our Historic Inn Sustainable,


For those in the industry,

"You are invited to sign up for a FREE subscription to the lodging industry’s only weekly environmental news publication. (See sample below.) You will never be charged to receive it. How does one sign up? Go to www.greenlodgingnews.com and fill in your e-mail address in the form on the right hand side of the home page."


We wish everyone a successful 2009!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Taking Charge of our Business




When we took over this property - The Usonian Inn, - Frank Lloyd Wright, architectural design building, we vowed to make it a sustainable establishment.

First year, I was just learning the business, and I pulled it off; we finished strong - even better then what was happening here before. Great occupancy rate and customers satisfaction as well.

We started with raising the standard this property could offer, to enhance its potential, to meet our expectations first and create more comfort to our valuable guests.
All rooms have refrigerators, microwaves and individually coffee makers.
The TV service was upgraded to DirecTV, 200 channels with game lounge and non commercial movies, Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, FLIX, and sport package, football, tennis, etc.;
We implemented the provision of High Speed Wireless Internet Service throughout the building, at no cost to our patrons. (previously no service was offered at all)
A full package of business services - fax, printer,copy - is offered as well.

This was then,...

Read more of my blogs to follow our progression on the great improvements and the DESIGNER MAKE OVER!