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Friday, February 12, 2010

News Press Release

We, once again put some effort in and made the news with great achievements; here is the pres release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     CONTACT: Carolina Dursina at 608-588-2323

Hoteliers Challenged to Use Association Guidelines to Benchmark
Eco-friendly Operations and ROI

Spring Green WI, 53588, February 12, 2010 — THE USONIAN INN LLC successfully completed the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Green Guidelines Challenge, in which more than 200 hotels across the country tracked and, in many cases, improved their green business operations via AH&LA’s 11

Minimum Green Guidelines, released in November 2008 by the association’s Green Task Force.  With the aid of a tracking tool provided by AH&LA, THE USONIAN INN LLC communicated its results via an online Green Guidelines Challenge survey, as well as shared the hotel’s success stories and best practices.

The challenge asked hotels to measure occupancy statistics, monetary and energy expenditures, and return on investment (ROI) from specific green practices, and THE USONIAN INN LLC excelled in the areas of environmental performances, towel and linen reuse program and replacing all toilets that flush 1.6 gal/use. 

Based on existing environmental certification programs, including Green Seal, Green Globe, Green Key, and LEED, along with various state certification programs, the 11 Minimum Green Guidelines define ways to give hotel owners and operators opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts through reduced utility consumption, recycling programs, employee training, and supply chain management. The guidelines also allow hotels to improve their fiscal performance by tracking ROI against their general statistics.

THE USONIAN INN LLC received a certificate of completion in recognition of the hotel’s efforts. The hotel is continuing to maximize its green efforts by examining the additional 58 guidelines AH&LA has put forth and integrating new policies and practices into our operations. 

“By completing the challenge, THE USONIAN INN LLC, can be identified as an eco-friendly establishment, based on these important industry guidelines,” said GENERAL MANAGER. “We’re proud of our accomplishments and look forward to finding better ways to serve our guests – and the planet.” 

THE USONIAN INN LLC - Spring Green WI, 53588, February, 2010
Contact Carolina Dursina at 608-588-2323 or

Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Cornfield!

I heard often people saying they come here for the cornfield view! That's nice!

Some people ask for the rooms with a cornfield view! I thinks when you live in a hectic city, you might want to have a relative relaxing view; all green, peaceful - the cornfield!

So far, after a late start here with the neighbors in the back of the property starting planting late, I got to the point not to be able to see the cars on the road, I am talking about the WI scenic Byway State Hwy 60.

The cornfield is a real refreshment for the eyesight and completes the surrounding area scenery.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

TWO Successful Years

When I look back to the last two years, - I realize, we had a great success!
Many things there have been said about the place, our service and we managed to get this place finally to meet our own standards.

“We must make sure customer service culture is established early and deep,” I said,
“If we are not doing it better than anyone else, we are not getting the best return on investment on our hotel.
In this poor economy you have a real opportunity to take customers away from the competition, while also moving the needle on customer service upward.
Every incremental increase will create additional process by capturing new and retain customers."

It’s possible to fix most any problem before a guest’s departure, thereby ensuring their stay is a memorable one. Also, by addressing customer concerns, I am convinced it will make the difference in capturing repeat business hotels would otherwise lose.

We are extracting the negative from the guest before they leave. This is not a money-back guarantee; this is good operations and common sense.

The renovation we approached this past year was a great success and we get compliments all the time.

This is an exciting time in our business.

We are on the move and we, the hotel owners have achieved our goal quickly, we got into the spotlight on the local news paper, the TV station, and being awarded 3"Green" leaves out of 5 on; it is going to be proven that quality in customer service, comfort
and cleanliness is what matters.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Usonian Inn Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

With all what's going on here, approaching our "Green" transformation Phase I to an end, I received a great message I am attaching bellow


For more information contact:Carolina Dursina at 608-588-2323, or by mail at

Spring Green's The Usonian Inn Awarded the Prestigious Green Eco-Leaf Rating

The Usonian Inn has earned a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.

Spring Green, WI December 17, 2008 - The Usonian Inn becomes the 1st lodging property in Spring Green, WI to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently The Usonian Inn is first of the
hotels in Spring Green ( Green/st/WI) to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Great" rating.

All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of states: "Simple changes helped The Usonian Inn earn their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become the 1st Spring Green lodging property rated. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."

To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting sheets reuse option for multiple night stays - towels reuse option for multiple night stays- eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public - water conservation initiatives are in-place - water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures - recycle containers are located inside guest rooms - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized - environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning - environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - cotton bedding and towels (non-synthetic) are utilized - bulk amenities and soaps are dispensed in guest rooms - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at The Usonian Inn Environmental Self-Audit (

The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the The Usonian Inn is the 1st Spring Green property to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.

For additional information about The Usonian Inn contact them at 608-588-2323 or visit To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit

About The Usonian Inn:

The Inn is Spring Green's first original Taliesin inspired inn. It was built in the 1950’s but provides the accommodations of the 21st century style. It's perfect for FLW's fans, it's classic, comfortable, quiet, and combines the ambiance and nostalgia of the old era with a personalized service of today's life style.


The Usonian Inn

With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 3,000 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it's easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare "Green" lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good "Green" things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.


Richard Varner