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Friday, March 31, 2017

More access, more mobility, more options!


I hope everyone has a great look into spring so far, and that you are planning for a memorable special Summer!

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.

Here is the place to be! Relax!




In the mixt of refreshing our web page we came across of another opportunity to offer you; feel free to take advantage of it, SAVE when booking Packages with your room! 

This link will get you to the page where you can book the package of your preference, so far there are many package options for you to choose!

It's as easy as 1,2,3 to find all the information on our web page; click on Room and Rates and decide!

Sometimes, I get calls for people and there is a surprise that we would even offer such things, like online booking, shopping gifts on our page or some other extras.

Rooms view of the backyard garden!



We live in a small community but, - yes is where you find beauty and relaxation, - that doesn't mean that we should not have the best, or offer  you the latest technology and have you find an easy way to connect with us!

Have fun browsing for your next best vacation spot! Make it to Spring Green, WI.


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!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

IN THE MAKING


 2015 News Flash! 


  • 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!




Room five now has a King size bed and a luxurious bathroom; a walk in shower welcomes you and the 2 people soaking tub is there for more relaxation; we have plush towels and the spa like bath experience should stay with you for a while.

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. 
We want to be part of the green, luxury Boomer (see above link for article)

Pictures shown are before the final product





               We hope to see YOU  here this season!





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 historic facts!

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

J. 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 property placed 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, more recent, an architect told us that the architecture of the structure looks worm and makes it very welcoming, like two 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

Introducing 2 Night Stay - Less to Pay


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...


Happy Traveling!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Looking Ahead



Soon, The Usonian Inn LLC will face a historic moment, in more than one way! We are greatly excited about the possibilities inherent in becoming one of the historic establishments listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places, and very soon on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

As a result of some good hours of work involving phone conversations, appointments, meetings, and picture submissions to the right authorities, at this time we have our hopes raised by clear signs that the process of achieving our goal is advancing in the right direction!

We are going forward to becoming a national recognized historic place. We are paying the fees to an accredited Historian to write the report to be presented before Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board. And patience with the rest of the process is as good as gold in a bank!


the certificate 

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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A DAY LIKE NO OTHER

I've lived through different season, travel different paths going through many states, and I can recall  - Wyoming, and for a good reason! Driving in Wyoming wasn't fun at all; it was a hot summer and we had to drive at night, and it happened that our AC broke in the car after a tire hit our Toyota Previa,  my lovely car at the time, - and with all windows down, we hardly made it through....


It was windy, I mean really windy - the kind we never experience before; the winds blew all night long,  a very hot windy storm.

Today, we had the weirdest weather ever; we had our share of windy days in the past, however, TODAY - it was very unforgettable;

WKOWTV reported "Wind gusts peaked between about 40 and 45 miles an hour this afternoon; although, Monroe reported a 51 mph wind gust at 4 pm!  The wind, though, will quickly diminish after sunset. ......... Have a good evening!Last update by Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5th."

These area mentioned above are in our immediate vicinity !

So, I will be attaching some pictures here dust storm pictures

and then i took some more pictures with the sunset and more clouds:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

GREAT NEWS Emerging!!!

As far as it goes, we all like to catch a deal when we go shopping, when we book a flight and also when we reserve a hotel room.

We considered for the past season to offer a small discount to the members of AAA, AARP,  and to those that are paying cash - WITH 2 NIGHTS STAY ONLY;  reservation system requires for us to have a credit card on file.

Reaching that decision we introduced a WEEKEND Offer starting this season!

Find more info on property's policy!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Celebrating our 4th Season in Business!




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

Letting the Old go Making room for the New

We are coloring our rooms, somehow.


The new bed covers are here and they look cheerful. A little color - or, i should say, rather a plain color on the bed makes the room look so much better, even roomier.

It was a fun experience to be changing the Old with something New, better and improved. 

It was a great feeling to be able to donate to a charity all the old stuff and at least make it of use for some people in need.




See more pictures here


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Cancellation policy at small properties


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 Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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

Where to write reviews

As the most popular site is Tripadvisor, for writing reviews, some people might be familiar with other sites, some found our establishment through different networks;
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

Super pages

Yahoo

Either way, feel free to share with the world your experience at our property!


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