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Showing posts with label historic site. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2016

Now, this is worth blogging about!


The Usonian Inn, Spring Green, Wisconsin was the first Taliesin inspired inn. 2017 approaches and it's time to celebrate 65 years since the opening day!

May 15 1952 the property started it's operation and it's been in business since; years passed by and several owner changed hands a few time; within the last 10 years it was our honor to call ourselves the owner of the historic Usonian Inn LLC.

We are pleased to have people separate our property by calling it a boutique, yes, we are an independent property and yes, it's old - but upgraded, and yes is historic and charming. All it takes for you is to open the room's door to find out more, unless you really take the time to check us online and look for photo gallery and slideshows to learn more about us!

The property has its significance, its story, the differentiating factor for the architecture and the unchangeable historical facts that put us on the map!

At this point it's time for us to move on, the property is for sale.

Now, this is worth blogging about!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

CYBER WEEKEND DEALS Start NOW!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

I have so much to be thankful for, including being the owner of this wonderful business - The Usonian Inn. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss; that brought me to a different level, getting to know so many of you, be able to be at your service was always a nice opportunity to have! 

We put together a group where we can bring all our available gifts to you in one place.
There are MANY DEALS going on now - I am always available for the phone as well during the business hours usonianinn.com




Here is a BOARD on Pinterest that might pick your interest! 

At the same time we make it easier for those that don't have an account on Pinterest and ask you to just visit our group on facebook here.
This group is summarizing different venues you can make your shopping so much fun and diversify the possibility of what gifts you make to those loved ones.

Here is a separate list:
Zazzle - personalize any item with your own picture and collect royalties on it as well -

MyVollara - Stay healthy and keep your house free of germs with Made in America products, Free shipping with orders of $150 or more!

Vonage - the way to talk around the world - use your cell international  for the same cost, many free features, save your cell minutes and more


Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day surprise Nomination!


What a nice surprise for the Earth Day celebration! April 2013

This is what Trip advisor email read!

"Congratulations, The Usonian Inn LLC
You are a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!
Your property successfully achieved Bronze status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program. Your new GreenLeaders badge appears on your property listing and on search results for hotels in your area. Plus, as a TripAdvisor GreenLeader, you're entitled to receive a free framed certificate to display at your property. Request your new certificate today!"

You can now see our badge on our web home page, and here is the press release!

See our nomination green leaf by the main picture!





We achieved GreenLeaders Bronze level! Here is the press release!


THE USONIAN INN LLC - AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERSSTATUS
  Spring Green,  USA – 04.22.2013 THE USONIAN INN LLC today proudly announced it has been accepted as a GreenLeaders, Bronze level into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
 TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
 Where History Meet the Green Future!”
 Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
 “TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”
 The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
 About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor
® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013
©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved. SOURCE TripAdvisor



TripAdvisor Media

Call: 608-588-2323
reservations@usonianinn.com
Carolina Dursina - Hotel Operator



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How To Book a Hotel Room at our property

Booking a hotel is very easy and there is a variety of ways to do it. 

Some people love the thrill of the bargain hunt; others want to talk to the hotel staff in person, so they can be sure and arrange exactly what they want.

Then, there are the people who let a travel agent handle it for them.
Also is the easy way of online booking search engine, showing you alternative days and room types when booking.

There are  a few common ways to book a hotel room with us. All of them will require a credit card, in order to reserve the room and secure your rate.

***Since we are an independent property, we do not have the same procedures for booking a room or saving a room as the chain Hotels do.


Directly from the hotel website. Not all information is on the main page; Click on the ROOM AND RATES tab and click on CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RATES link;

if you travel within the next 7 days to date - check our our WEB DISCOUNT link.
  1. Enter the dates for your stay and number of people/rooms.
  2. Search our pages and links for seasonal offers or special promotion (links in our blog)
  3. Choose a room from the search results. 
  4. Enter your payment information; at the time of booking we retain a $10 deposit which in case of cancellation is non-refundable
  5. Make sure you get a confirmation number or a confirmation email
  6. Print your receipt - ONLY if necessary

Deal with Hotel directly by calling our phone line, we also provide a toll-free number:
  1. Call us within our business hours (8AM - 9PM) or visit the hotel if you are in the area.
  2. Ask about rates for the dates you plan to visit.
  3. Ask about any specials we might have.
  4. Book the room that suits your needs and make your requests at this time.
  5. Give your payment information to reserve the room and keep your receipt - as a green property, we love to e-mail you the receipt. (we prefer to give you a written confirmation)

Travel agents:
  1.  Visit a travel agent
  2. Review options, offer the agent all details, dates, number of travelers in your group, room type you desire.
  3. Submit your payment info to the hotel staff or ask to talk to them directly.
  4. Always ask for a confirmation (we prefer to send it in writing)

  • We do accept most major credit card, inclusive American Express, and NOW also Paypal payment, personal checks are accepted - Wisconsin state only.
  • We require payment upfront at the time of booking.




General Payment info:
  • For most options, the charges will not appear until checkout. During reservations, the hotel checks to make sure your card is valid. Some hotels may require a deposit and some travel websites may require you pay upfront at the time of booking.
  • When you check into the hotel, a hold is placed on the funds that cover the cost of your room. At checkout, the final charges are put through, along with any room service or other services you charged to your room.
  • Travel agents typically require payment upfront.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Escape to Wisconsin Campaign Part II - Re-discover Wisconsin!

We are here, always waiting for you! 


Not planing for a big vacation this season? 
Why not travel within your own state. So far everyone loves South central Wisconsin.
There is a rich list of options for you to get involved in the area; the driftless area, it's just spectacular for a drive, explore Wisconsin River for canoeing, boating; bike paths, parks for hiking, our Spring Green nature preserve, that will reveal some secrets well kept; there are so many unique attractions - architectural landmarks - Taliesin, - the greatest architect summer residence that just celebrated 100 years in 2011, great indoors to escape the heat - like The House on the Rock, Cave of the Mounds.


The list can go on and on! 


Give yourself 2 days in the area and Discover Wisconsin






We don't create the travel industry, We SERVE it!


As a Historic destination we also provide the 21st Century green amenities and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts and be certified by Travel Green Wisconsin.


Come on and come all; traveling from south or North, East or West, we'll meet you in the middle.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Usonian Inn" Gifts


All items are designed by me, Carolina a.k.a. - CCD

I took a little time and designed some calendars, t-shirt, shoes, and other items with

original pictures from the Inn, with all year round seasons; I hope you enjoy viewing these
items as well as ordering some for Christmas Gifts

Something to remember!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I am HERE!


...and for a good reason; I stay busy all the time making sure you are having a pleasant stay, comfortable and you leave our place satisfied 100%.

...more on TripAdvisor, occasionally, once in a while, - I would say, I am going to see the site myself and, this month, I was WOW-ed!....

...this month alone I had 4 formidable reviews, we always appreciate those, the honesty of people and the time someone takes to share their experience they had at our establishment!

...I am HERE for YOU!


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do you Have people....


I've worked on different institutions in the past, holding different jobs, however, I am experiencing a new trend here at the motel business; customers I see for the first time or even saw just a year ago, come by the office to give me a hug.

Do you have people give you hugs at your job, or at your business?

I have people come to me and they say: "oh, Carolina, you did such a great job to this place, let me hug you; I hope you don't mind I will take pictures of such and such..."
Or just stop in the lobby before departing and give me a hug!....

...from kids, teens to middle age to older ladies,...they come to the office and give me HUGS....

I must be doing something wright, I would say.

Whatever business you are in - the question is : DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE GIVE YOU HUGS?....

This season happened more then ever.....I am glad to know people are leaving this place - HAPPY!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Green enhancement!


I am working on Travel Green Wisconsin application and that will provide you easier ways to find more information about our property!

I am looking forward to have the account activated with them within the next couple of weeks!




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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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yard Sale for special Items

We will have some items for SALE the weekend of May 29, and 30.

In the effort to recycle and reuse older items that are in a very good shape, we decided to have a Yard Sale
scheduled as follow:

Friday 10AM - 6PM
Saturday 10AM - 4PM or as long as we have any items left.

Items list:

Light fixtures
Bathroom mirror with shelf
Smaller size Sink with Faucet
Closet Door with mirrors and trimming frame
Air Conditional Units - all operating

and more FREE items.....

Thank you for helping the community stay SUSTAINABLE!



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Odd Jobs and Spring Celebration


We are celebrating Spring in STYLE!

There are a few odd jobs to do too; some painting, some garden work; always that routine maintenance and a little more planning then just Spring stuff.

We are getting excited for being able to celebrate the birth month of the business shortly in May; , there is that and mid month is the FAMOUS MOREL MUSHROOM FESTIVAL close by.

If you haven't visited with us in a while, even on line, make sure you are looking for our calendar of events and our special promotions. http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/The.Usonian.Inn.LLC.608-588-2323/coupons

See more info on our Merchantcircle Blog Page. So far the weather is great and we like you to take advantage and stop by early this spring!


MORE NEWS here:
Usonian INN Liquor License APPROVED!
April 15,2009 (Page 8) Home News (Local paper news article)

• Liquor license for Usonian

Carolina and Teofil Dursina, of the Usonian Inn on Highway 14, requested approval
for a Class B beer and a Class A retail liquor license. In a letter to the board, they
said they plan to enlarge the current hotel lounge for use not only as a breakfast bar
but a cafe with internet access. Beer would be sold during business hours for
consumption on the premises.
The Class A license includes selling hard liquor, which hotel guests would consume
in their rooms. The Dursinas intend to serve breakfast in the lounge and also serve
items such as panini sandwiches at lunch and during the evening.
In a letter to the board responding to the license request, Alan Pecham, village
attorney said under a Class B license the licensee might sell beer for consumption
either on or off the premises. With a Class A license, the licensed operator may sell
all liquors including wine and beer if consumed off premises or in the hotel rooms.
Wendy Crary, village clerk treasurer, said a hotel room is considered a private
residence when rented and occupants may consume beverages purchased at the
Usonian Inn or from other sellers. Hard Liquor could be sold but not consumed in the
motel cafe.
Village police chief Kevin Wilkins recommended the licenses be granted and the
board voted approval.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Travel - renovation and a competitive advantage!

Interior makeovers give historic buildings new life as hotels

Historic buildings that evoke the elegance of a past era are finding new lives as modern, instantly iconic hotels.

One benefit of the reuse, recycle mindset that has developers creating fabulous new properties in the shells of once-grand buildings is that elegance and glamour are returning to interior design.

This is just an informative article for our customers.

http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=13065

Renovations:

The development of capital replacement budgets and the setting aside of reserves for replacement are long term strategies that keep a property fresh and competitive in the marketplace. If an organization has reserves for replacement set aside, now may be a good time to implement needed renovations which will allow the property to emerge stronger when the economy improves.

The accelerated price of energy earlier this year suggests that renovations related to energy efficient technology would yield future returns. If the property is experiencing reduced occupancy, renovation disruptions will be minimized relative to the guest experience. So, I think we did very well for the past year!

A native of Germany, he says this is a European sensibility. "In America you think, 'It's bigger, it's better,' but many places in Europe you didn't have the space, so you made very small jewels."

This is exactly how we think about our property as a "JEWEL" - that is!

Renovation, staying in business in tough times and meeting the "GREEN" guidelines

http://www.ahla.com/Green.aspx?id=24560

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and just another 'Green" fun link!

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/8/twelve-amazing-shipping-container-houses.html


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