Monday, October 31, 2016
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!
Friday, March 25, 2016
The Usonian Inn, Spring Green, Wisconsin - Historic Property for Sale
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
- Introducing: book online this summer for 2night-stay on WEEKENDS and save!
2Night Stay-SAVING OPPORTUNITY!
Offer is $11 less for the 2nd night when staying 2 nights over the weekend!
- The Boutique style is entering our property one room at the time
Pictures shown are not in the final state.
- Reception/Lobby area got a face lift as well; we hope you find the changes welcoming when entering our office; we had to let go of the carpet and those uneven walls and have an upgrade finish product.
Pictures shown are before the final product
We hope to see YOU here this season!
Friday, April 25, 2014
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, May 10, 2013
Weddings, family reunion, canoeing, hunting, visiting Taliesin, other special events, you name it!
You can enjoy our area for so many reasons, festivals, fairs, outdoor theater, whatever is in your mind you can spend a few good days here with us!
This season we introduced a discount for those that spend at least 2 nights with us!
To make it easier, when booking online for 2 days for the weekend you receive a nominal dollar amount discount per night; see this sample here.
|First signs of Spring!|
When booking for one night only - the rate is the higher value!
|Relax in style with our multiple channel choice - HBO, etc...|
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I hope everyone has a great February so far and that you are planning for a memorable special Valentine day!
Happy Valentine Day!
In previous post we mentioned how we took the opportunity with today's technology and gone mobile with our business listing; I hope that the exposure to many and accessibility help you on your decision making on choosing your lodging.
The idea of keeping up with all the social media is to offer your customers all kinds of perks to save them time and money!
Convenience: newly introduced - while on facebook - look for the orange square to reserve your room and book online right from FB page - a new window will open with descriptions and rate.
In the mist of refreshing our web page we came across of another opportunity and feel free to take advantage of; SAVE when booking Packages with us!
This link will get you to the page where you can book the package of your preference, so far there are many packages covering all the way into May!
It's as easy as 1,2,3 to find all the information on our web page; click on Room and Rates and decide! As shown in the attached pictures.
Sometimes, I get calls for people and there is a surprise that we would even offer such things, like online booking, packages, etc...
We live in a small community but, that doesn't mean that we should not have the best, offer the latest and have you find here what we promise!
Happy Valentine Day and have fun browsing for your next vacation spot!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
It is a chance to re-emphasize the beauty and importance of an ORGANIC architecture, prairie style Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, by taking a step forward. We look forward to the opportunity to work on preserving the integrity of the building (which we like to call home), and to assist in realizing this vision – becoming a nationally recognized historic place, and be known nationwide.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
- How to find us
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Find more info on property's policy!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It's been a trial time and a fun time, with challenges to face, we stayed focused on our goals and made it so far!
Sometimes it's hard to look back to remember the mess, the hectic schedule and all other factors that we had to deal with; what counts is the result!
A successful story!
Find us on Facebook and read more!
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
See more pictures here
Monday, October 26, 2009
I would expect everyone to be a little considerate and be aware of our cancellation policy.
Assumption doesn't work to well with such a large industry; this involves a little of your time and you can avoid any inconvenience that might arise at a later time.
"Cancellation policies tend to be stricter at small B&Bs than at big hotels, and with good reason, said Bill Carroll, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration at
Cancel your reservation at a four-room B&B at the last minute, and the innkeepers lose 25% of the night's income, compared with just one-half percent at a 200-room hotel, Carroll said.
Although policies vary widely, Sandy Soule, vice president for marketing at BedandBreakfast.com, a marketing service for nearly 10,000 B&Bs, said many B&Bs charge one night's rate or 50% of the total stay -- whichever is more -- if you cancel less than a week before your stay."
Los Angeles Times/Travel October 23, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
anyways, here are alternative links you can use:
Write your best reviews here:
on google you can write reviews on Google
kayak has our property listed now
our Facebook business page has a friendly user for review
The list can go on then,
there is Road travel guide
Either way, feel free to share with the world your experience at our property!
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