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Showing posts with label online reservations. Show all posts

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 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!






Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A few more dots - a refresher



 Our Check In System, The Process & More


The online booking engine has enabled us to concentrate on what's going on in the office and at the front desk, also helping us save time; when we started with that program it felt like hiring a Virtual Assistant - many places referred to as the - VA. We pay for the service and in other words, we expect it to be working for us.
Preferably we like you to use the online system; get familiar with our policy and take advantage of the LMS Last Minute Special - Web Offers - offers available for immediate booking, (7 days in advance)
The online booking link is available 24/7 on our web page under Room and rates/Amenities tab. 
NEW: Bookable packages gave us the opportunity to extend offers throughout the season and a variety of options! 


Details are important
  • When booking online, we ask certain info to match the info on the person filling in the form
  • PLEASE, enter the ADDRESS on the form as it appears on your credit card BILLING STATEMENT 
  • when booking more rooms you should be aware that the Deposit is charged to your card the same day; you should be comfortable to book 2 or 3 rooms using your credit card data
  • $10 deposit is Required at the time of booking and in the event you cancel that becomes an administration fee and is non refundable; when checking in it is applied towards your total charges. 
Time is precious
  • everyone's time counts, and you might not want to spend too much time by the desk when checking in.
  • if you booked more then one room with one credit card info, be aware that, it will take us more to record the info on the guest that is not in the system
  • IN A HURRY? - please call ahead with your personal info to make the check in a smooth, quick  process
  • VIP - OPEN DOORStop in by the desk and pick up your key (inquire within)



WEEKEND DISCOUNTS
  • There is limitation to what type of discounts we offer over the weekend
  • NEWLY INTRODUCED: 5% OFF for Military, AARP - when a 2 night-stay booking is made
  • Same season returning customers is 3% OFF (if you book more then once for the season, 2nd or 3rd time, discount is offered)

HISTORIC landmark listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places AND Policy updates

  • we hired an accredited Historian to write the report to be presented before Wisconsin Historical Society Review Board in Madison.
  • State Historic Preservation Review Board approved the nomination of the Rest Haven Motel, original name given, known as The Usonian Inn LLC, on February 18th, 2011 the Historic  
  • in the effort to continuously preserve the property our policy highlights - NO BICYCLES ALLOWED IN THE ROOMS ON AGAINST THE BUILDING!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

More access, more mobility, more options!


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!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Escape to Wisconsin Campaign!

Although we had some early heat waves in March in Wisconsin, then closer to normal temperatures during the month of April and May, we are fortunate to be on the cooler side and enjoy the climate as normal; strange weather twists iare taking over the nation, and we are experiencing EXTREME weather patterns everywhere from South to North and so is the West and the East.

What's happening in our neighbors yard! see ABC video on Yahoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/video#video=29660993

We got it so good yet!
The 7 days outlook seems to be gorgeous and bringing us the much needed rain relief!
http://www.wkow.com/weather


Plan right and Travel to Wisconsin this season!
IT's summer, bring on the FUN to Wisconsin!



Find our Historic property's info on google listing or on our web page, get to explore the area before you are here!

We have an app for your mobile device and offer online booking as well.


Monday, June 4, 2012

What to Expect - Part I

What could YOU expect from our property


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Physical location and the building
  • conveniently located on the North side of Spring Green village
  • situated on a park like setting
  • walking distance from downtown, shopping area and restaurants, nature conservancy
  • near state parks, close driving distance
  • simplistic architecture, USONIAN style (if not familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright's style, this is a different design then your usual buildings)
  • building sits on the N side of Hwy 14 and the intersection of county Road 23 South;
  • office situated in the middle of the building, has 5 rooms on the West wing, left to the office (rooms 1-5), and 6 rooms on the East wing, on the Right side of the office (rooms 6-11)
  • renovated - bathrooms designer makeover, recently accomplished
  • green sustainable property
  • patio furniture
  • simplistic furnished but with taste
  • country settings/rural area
  • bicycle trails start from our property edge to take you to your destination
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Personnel
  • great personnel on duty 7:30AM - 10PM (exceptions on Saturdays/Sundays when we close earlier as time )
  • prompt service
  1. emails are looked at and replied to, a few times a day - at least by the end of each day
  2. phone messages - we call you back as soon as we are free to do so; if we are not able to answer your on the spot, leave a message - 
  3. if secondary line rings please feel free to leave a message, we will be treating those with the same promptitude
  • we treat you with respect, and wish you have a great, relaxing, restful experience with us
  • room service by request
  • wake up calls
  • special arrangements for late check in
  • we do reserve the right to have meals and close the office for lunch or brakes
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Online access services

  • we've gone MOBILE!
  • you can access our page 24/7 - easy ways to navigate ( read more then just the WELCOME page to find answers to  MANY of your questions)
  • provided - pictures from our property- photo gallery with interior/exterior and surrounding area, (off "Contact Us" tab on our web side pages)
  • interactive bar 
  1. for questions, email, to set up meeting time for a return call or more
  2. online reservations access (see schedule and rates), online booking is FREE
  3. notifications and last minute updates
  4. FIND us/LIKE us on Facebook or follow us twitter
  • FREE WI-FI
  • rooms have coffee makers, refrigerators and microwave, operable window for cross ventilation
  • Online offers
  • there are some offers almost on every page, read, search , find and take advantage when booking online (Space provided on the Form to list the offer you found) or by phone
  • property policy - a PDF format, under Room and Rate/Amenities page
  • access to our gift shop items, see sample, customizable item shop
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MISC


  • a non-smoking and pet Free environment
  • DirecTV noncommercial movies, sports packages
  • Policy/Rules  "Rules are made NOT to be broken; accept the fact that we mean what we say and we need you to respect what is written."
  • We are a Family Owned & Operated Small Business! (for more info, click on the link) 
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Accolades



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Warmly, Carolina