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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!






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. 


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Information that matters - Online Booking

Brought to you By WEBERVATION, our online reservation system is available to our customers,  and offers people from around the world accessibility 24/7.

ONLINE booking helps us to keep track of our Availability calendar and maintain it timely and accurate.

Since we introduced our "Webervation" - online booking System,  we personally,  had to learn everything the program has to offer and make it easy for you to navigate.
There is a simple form to use to complete the "ONLINE" booking.
You will also have just the right amount of information to read and learn about our Policy and make yourself aware of our Green Guidelines we practice at our establishment.


- How to find us

Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp, Merchantcircle, any search brouser

You can reach us by phone or e-mail at:  reservations@usonianinn.com



- How to use the on line system to reserve your room with us

 If you happened to have sent us an e-mail, you will get an Automatic Reply from us with our info and the link for online booking, - use it!

From our web page: http://www.usonianinn.com, you will find our link to book on line under Room and Rates, also called "Online Reservations and Rates." 
This link will show you availability and rates (standard rates listed are for 2 occupants using a queen size bed),  that varry from weekday to weekends.

When you get the system notification on your booking, watch out - the sender is Reservation@webervation.com - do not trash the message before you receive the confirmation email from us. (reservations@usonianinn.com)

If you booked online successfully, got your first notification email message and do not hear back from us within 24 hours with a new CONFIRMATION email, CALL US!


- Information that matters

We might be asking you to use the online system for several reasons:

    * We MIGHT NOT BE Available for the phone
    * Having people at the desk will take priority
    * we could've stepped away from the desk for housekeeping reason/others
    * communicating accurate information to us for your booking is vital
    * important reading for you to do when going through the form


- How can you help

We will answer any questions any time - during our Business hours,  7:30AM - 10:00PM.

If you have to leave a message, KNOW that we ARE HERE and we WILL GET BACK to you in as soon as we are able. If something is URGENT, - which I doubt it, - state so!


- The Benefits

If you will stay with us more then once, you should know that booking a future reservation, with us is already saving you time.
Once we have you in our system, the second time you call we'll be able to find your data and use it for the next booking.
*****All we need each time, is your credit card information;  the system does NOT ALLOW us to retain your card data after we produce the check out report!*****


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Interior Design - starting phase

There is always only so much a proprietor can do; this life, a hotel owner life is full of surprises, interruption,  multitasking,  start more projects at once, take reservations, make phone calls...

One of the so called "Small Project" for the past winter was to work on the Interior Design; changing a few things and bringing some colors to the room was partially though about for different reasons.




The old had to go to make room for the new; we started with the beds' covers





We already concluded that the reading chairs were a too light color and the wear was already showing too much.



With the help of a skilled good friend, I was able to obtain a much better looking reading chairs that will not show as much or easy the stains ans still be comfortable and fitting in.



This of course is taking time and yet we made the room like having new furniture and being a new place all together.


It is a matter of days now to bring  this project to an end. We will follow with a different post when that is accomplished.