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Friday, May 9, 2014

The talk of the town

Oh, the beauty of the month of May! after all we have 5 weekends!

Time to celebrate Spring and the whole revival of nature; we've been enjoying the many birds' return and their morning singing, the yards are green and many of the trees show their buds.



The changes we had are looking good. New Director of the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce took over and the new web page came to live about 10 days ago. Visit the page for schedule of events and more.



We would highly encourage everyone to visit our community page! You will find links for many local businesses and events. 


Most restaurants offer - a Special Brunch for Mother's Day; see more on the Spring Green web page.





Mother's Day weekend is approaching and not only that but on May 10th there is something new going on!
Wings over River Valley announces a local event this Saturday. 


Most likely our independent store are offering live music every weekend.



Farmer's Market is opening the weekend of May 17th

the same weekend there is a special event in Muscoda, people visit from all over the states
- Morel Mushroom Festival
At the same time at the Shed there is the Literary Festival Plays Out Loud event on the 18th.



Wisconsin River Friends: Wild Harvest Gathering is hosting their event on May the 23- 25 

Also see if this page will run any program of your interest in the area - summer recreation activities

It looks like we have our busy schedule here; what's left for you to do is plan your travel right, stay with us for the night and enjoy the fun in the Valley







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!






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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Green Nature Preserve

Discover our Wisconsin Desert right in our backyard!

Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
So little known and yet, so beautiful!  PDF map available