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Sunday, May 24, 2015

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

It's May, a celebratory month for so many reasons!

We have our own reason to celebrate - it's the month the motel was ready for operation, well, this was way back... in 1952. Although the project started in 1948, it came to completion in May 1952.

Sixty three years in the making and we are loving to be part of this great transformation.

Every year we've been involved in a project around the property, this year it was more like 4 different area we worked on: 
  • the house bathroom - made it a master 4piece bathroom, 
  • the lobby - reception area got a make over for flooring and wall finishes, 
  • then another room, #5 became the cozy, contemporary, welcoming king bed for the modern days 
  • and a 4piece bathroom as well.
It seems like I was quite preoccupied for the last couple of months to say the least!

Pictures from the lobby!














Here are some pictures from the king size bed #5









and here are some pictures from the 4piece bathroom






THE END! (at least for now)




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!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Escape Destination of the week: Spring Green, Wisconsin!


Make it a special getaway week, grab a friend, and go!

Grab to phone, share, tweet, email or JUST call in and use the coupon for yourself.




Find our best offers on FANMINDER


Follow us on Twitter - look for last minute offers here


Like us on Facebook - find more offers here

July's Offer

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.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do you Have people....


I've worked on different institutions in the past, holding different jobs, however, I am experiencing a new trend here at the motel business; customers I see for the first time or even saw just a year ago, come by the office to give me a hug.

Do you have people give you hugs at your job, or at your business?

I have people come to me and they say: "oh, Carolina, you did such a great job to this place, let me hug you; I hope you don't mind I will take pictures of such and such..."
Or just stop in the lobby before departing and give me a hug!....

...from kids, teens to middle age to older ladies,...they come to the office and give me HUGS....

I must be doing something wright, I would say.

Whatever business you are in - the question is : DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE GIVE YOU HUGS?....

This season happened more then ever.....I am glad to know people are leaving this place - HAPPY!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Green enhancement!


I am working on Travel Green Wisconsin application and that will provide you easier ways to find more information about our property!

I am looking forward to have the account activated with them within the next couple of weeks!




Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What's hot in Spring Green





If you plan on having a night well spent at our establishment, consider to purchase one of our special wines we feature in the lobby!

When girlfriends meet, - they shop and dine and then have a little more wine; coming to Spring Green, lately is more special - you should know there are more things happening HERE; There is shopping and there is fine shopping; special late Fridays events (just the 1st Friday of the month) for now; you can enjoy a special shopping tour with wine tasting and after 8PM (after dinner) at open floor restaurants hours. Take a tour of the village for shopping at art galleries, our specialty stores and enjoy some live music along the way into the night!

Girlfriends meet and drink more!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is in the Air!



It might not be that Spring had arrived yet, but, we get the feeling of the whole nature returning to life and getting ready to revive, to bloom, to challenge the entire environment (atmosphere) with all kinds of fragrances! ... with those birds songs, geese are lined up in the sky and started migrating....

The sun is on the ski mostly every day, all day, sometimes all week. It's long since we had any forecast,...it's like we need that, and we are awaiting for something to happened, maybe some rain,...

Leaves will grow fast and will enhance the sound of winds in the area, coming through and going by and again, carrying life and beauty along to perfect our enjoyment and fulfilling what is usually missing those winter months.

This winter it wasn't as long and dragging, I was busy with different projects. I managed to take a short vacation.

With spring coming there are some other events we are celebrating this time of the year!

Starting with St Patric's Day, then is Earth day - we do have a special event for that date!

Then there is a proposed "GREEN" Open House and Busness Fair on the premises planned for last weekend of March and 1rs in April. More to be listed in details on our Calendar on the web page. We are remembering the Customer Appreciation date as well - now called "Sprint into Spring," so, visit us and enjoy shopping in our great area.

Keep an eye on our calendar of events! (Off my web page - it's constantly being updated)

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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 http://www.istaygreen.org/; it is going to be proven that quality in customer service, comfort
and cleanliness is what matters.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Making any place Sustainable



There is so much anyone can do about becoming Green, you can take the smallest steps and you can still see results.

I wrote soome articles about the subject, and I would say it's a list of rewards we got for accomplishing a "GREEN" establishment. See for yourself.

How to get your house green in small steps

and

Making our Historic Inn Sustainable,


For those in the industry,

"You are invited to sign up for a FREE subscription to the lodging industry’s only weekly environmental news publication. (See sample below.) You will never be charged to receive it. How does one sign up? Go to www.greenlodgingnews.com and fill in your e-mail address in the form on the right hand side of the home page."


We wish everyone a successful 2009!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

"GREENING" My Place!



Ah...GREEN, when I say the word, I think of CLEAN!
Green is also my color of preference!

It's always great to share your story; someone might learn something from it!

I. Even the 1st year when we took over, the one small thing we took care off was the light bulbs - CFL (compact Fluorescent Lights). They were replaced with the CFL in all fixtures that we could fit them in, indoor or outdoor lighting.

II. Recycling was always a passion of mine, I could call myself a "recycler" fanatic. We determined that we will continue our habits, no matter were we live. (P.S. - I am also making arts out of recycle goods)

TIPS (for the house):
  • Invest in a dishwasher, you will be using less water, detergent and time to accomplish the task!
  • Do not place stove, dishwasher or other heat producing units next to the refrigerator or freezer
  • One common thing is, people overlook using cloth rags instead of towel paper; it's still a better option even so you have to do laundry - or use sham-wow!
  • Find a better cleaner - non-toxic, organic
III. I immediately implemented the bed sheets/towels program,


For those that are not familiar with this: if a room is occupied more then one night, we ask customers to request when they want the bed sheets changed and for used towel to drop them in the shower area, like this I know to leave fresh towels for them. (this saves you on laundry, detergent, water and labor.) - for more info visit here!


IV. Replacing old windows, imagine they were the originals, one pane window on old frame....
We looked for an energy star product and had the job done the 1st winter here, double pane, locally produced...
I can FEEL the difference now!

Concluding after one busy season, we decided to remodel the bathroom, however, I call this a DESIGNER MAKE OVER - it is so much more then just deep skin cleaning and having a new shower area.

Improvements of the bathrooms where to start fresh, everything went out the door and the new and sustainable products were replacing those old things.

MORE savings tips:
  • replacing soap bars with liquid soaps
  • install a toilet that - preferably, has a dual flush, (I went from a 4gal/use to 1.6gal/use)
  • place recycle bins in your work and kitcken area, this is a good reminder.
  • use a low flow shower head that can save you some money and give you even more then you expect
Overall, I felt like I had 2 Full Time Jobs, even so I like to call this establishment my business.
The East wing was finished this past spring and now we are almost done with the West wing, as I like to call it.