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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!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day surprise Nomination!

What a nice surprise for the Earth Day celebration! April 2013

This is what Trip advisor email read!

"Congratulations, The Usonian Inn LLC
You are a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!
Your property successfully achieved Bronze status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program. Your new GreenLeaders badge appears on your property listing and on search results for hotels in your area. Plus, as a TripAdvisor GreenLeader, you're entitled to receive a free framed certificate to display at your property. Request your new certificate today!"

You can now see our badge on our web home page, and here is the press release!

See our nomination green leaf by the main picture!

We achieved GreenLeaders Bronze level! Here is the press release!

  Spring Green,  USA – 04.22.2013 THE USONIAN INN LLC today proudly announced it has been accepted as a GreenLeaders, Bronze level into the new TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.
 TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
 Where History Meet the Green Future!”
 Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
 “TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.”
 The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit
 About TripAdvisor
® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013
©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved. SOURCE TripAdvisor

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Click - Find - USE

Earlier this summer we tried to summarise what offers we have and where to find them on our web page, or what links to use of our web page.

Most offers will be listed under the logo "blogger" - also we have them on our Twitter account and #usonianinn; if you use the facebook - you could find us there as well and our offers.

IF you made it to our web page, CLICK on the links you need more info, you will FIND what you need and then USE it!

In this picture is a screenshot from any of our web page, click on notification and here is the answer for you, check rates and availability; Take advantage of lower Rates when booking on line.

If you don't want to share your email, click on this box and contact us with your question or request. 

We are still offering great DEALS for the winter season!

"If demand is not as high, RATES go down, but that doesn't mean the rooms DON'T HAVE the same VALUE; Value doesn't get lost so easily!" ccd~

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What to Expect - Part II


Fun time, trip planning, exploring Wisconsin River, history and architecture - Taliesin, American Players Theater, natural settings - State parks and nature preserves, caves and more... arts, rural life, cultural odds...

These will be just a few reasons we can have you travel in our region, oh... that driftless Wisconsin!

Although we are having several events during the summer you can check with us and find out more on our Blog; we really offer Special rates and more incentives online and have them listed everywhere.

Welcome to The Usonian Inn, welcome to Spring Green!

Where to look for our GREAT OFFERS/savings!

It is hard to be on the phone and start talking about our list of offers. It might give me a dry mouth quickly, that's why we have our offers listed online; they will be mostly in our BLOG, Facebook, and several link or even the Blog posts.
  • we try to list some offers in each post if possible  
  • check our blog page on the right column for links to more saving
  • see our rewards (red tab on the blog page - top right side)

  • see what we list on Facebook, go to our business page and look for the Red tabs/REWARDS 

  • Please Like us and we love to reward you back!

Get to know what's going in our community and what else can interest you, and what can you to do when in the area
  • We also list here on Merchantcircle, offers, newsletter, see review, some pictures..

S A V I N G S   C O N T I N U E S . . .
more FREE giveaways

What to do when in the area that will not cost you money - TIPS!
  • Walking - there is just a short distance to walk to our Spring Green's own  Nature Preserve
       (see more info on Spring Green Chamber of Commerce web pages or their facebook page
  • bike our trails along Wisconsin River and the River Valley Area, see maps
  • Bird watching is another fun activity you can do here, and if you know of any club - get involved and learn what Wisconsin offer best.
  • First Friday After Five  --The First Friday of the Month in Spring Green brings some little special treats, wine sampling, featured artist, music, or special sales when you visit our shops.  Open until 8 pm.  Stop in and enjoy shopping in Spring Green!
  • got here mid week? got the blues? enjoy a session at the Sh*tty Barn!  - live music and locally brewed beer!
    small fees apply
  • you can always enjoy our Village pool and tennis courts that are a walking distance from our motel 
  • canoeing this summer, check out rental places in Helena - 1/2 mile East of Spring Green - at Trader's Bar and Grill and Canoe rentals
  • also try Wisconsin Canoe Company

Come back and read more!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

On Your Side - Travelers Safety Tips

Staying safe in you trip is important and more important is your return home as you left, well and alive.

Once you reached your destination make sure to know the lodge personnel, set up (what's near) the lay out of the property as well - if it's an outside corridor or an inside one and who well lit the parking lot is at night.
  • Don't answer the door in a hotel or motel room without verifying who is it. If a person claims to be an employee, call the front desk and tell them that (if) you didn't request any service and someone is standing by your door. 
  • When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, use the main entrance of the building; be observant and look around even before entering the parking lots
  • Close the door securely whenever you are in your room and use all of the locking devices provided
  • Don't needlessly display guest room keys in public or carelessly leave them on restaurant tables, at the swimming pool or other places you shop, where they can be easily stolen
  • Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry
  • Don't invite strangers to your room
  • Don't leave valuables in your vehicle
  • Place all valuables in the hotel or motel's safe deposit box - do not write down and carry with you the code for that box
  • Check for any sliding doors or window or any connecting room doors to be locked
  • If you travel with friends staying at the same place and you go out together, be aware of their behavior regarding all these tips
  • If you see any suspicious activity, please report your observation to the management or, if that can not wait report immediately to the front desk personnel on duty
 You should prepare for the worst-case scenario. What is that could go wrong, have the awareness. 

Sometimes even the landscape around the building can play a role on neglecting the safety or rather emphasize it!
You worked so hard for a long time and planning a vacation is an exciting event; you are all packed and ready to go, it is wise to it is wise to be informed and do some homework before your arrival at the hotel.  ( )

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.

We got it so good yet!
The 7 days outlook seems to be gorgeous and bringing us the much needed rain relief!

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

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
  • 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
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
  • 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

  • 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) 

Like our business Facebook page for many more good tips! 
Warmly, Carolina

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Your Side - Part II


Verify and clarify. Call to verify your reservations and arrangements. Get the details  
behind vague promises that you’ll be staying at a “five star” resort or sailing on a  
luxury” cruise ship. When you have the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the airlines, car rental companies, and hotels you’ll be using, confirm all arrangements for yourself.  
See our Inn's policy

Put it on paper. Get the details of your vacation in writing. Get a copy of the company’s cancellation and refund policies, and ask “What if...?” Consider whether some form of travel cancellation insurance may be appropriate.

Use a credit card to make your purchase. If you don’t get what you paid for, you may be able to dispute the charges with your credit card company. However, don’t give your account number to any business until you’ve verified that it is reputable.

Avoid a travel club flub. Ask questions before joining a travel club. Sometimes, a “free trial” membership can result in unauthorized charges on your credit card. Find out what you’ll get for your money and how you can cancel.

Won a “free” vacation? Not so fast. Scam artists may tell you you’ve won a “free” vacation, but then claim to need your credit card number for “verification.” Tell them to take a hike. If the promotion is legit, you never need to pay for a prize.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

After all, hotels don't create travel; they serve it

The hotel industry is facing severe business challenges; how we react to those will determine how quickly we can return to some balance and profit growth.

As I learned more about the industry, I wrote this article and I hope you find it helpful!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Places to see - my Tripadvisor public maps

As I would say it: I've been traveling extensively before taking on this business;

I always love traveling, geography, maps, aerial view. My traveling experience started after we moved from New York, N.Y. - when we would find a reason to go by car back to see the city and relatives; we love to observe all those changes going from one state to another. The interstates are always fun, the speed (not the speeding tickets tough), the scenery changes as well, driving different seasons is as much fun.

Then phase 2 was flying places, that was even more fun!
It's not that I love traveling, I am in love with everything that's about traveling; the motions, the excitement, the sound of rolling luggages, the airport landscape, the take off - the flight itself, everything.

I think at times about me that I was Born to travel, so I like to share part of my travel map with you as I am working on it!

You will never run short of places to see!


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, June 2, 2009

Happy Father's day!

Where are you taking your father, or husband this time for father's day!

This should be a family fun time when you can share memories and create some new ones; at home or away from home, if you travel - take advantage of a fine hotel - at our facility, The Usonian Inn LLC ( and a distinguished restaurant in Spring Green.

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!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Travel - renovation and a competitive advantage!

Interior makeovers give historic buildings new life as hotels

Historic buildings that evoke the elegance of a past era are finding new lives as modern, instantly iconic hotels.

One benefit of the reuse, recycle mindset that has developers creating fabulous new properties in the shells of once-grand buildings is that elegance and glamour are returning to interior design.

This is just an informative article for our customers.


The development of capital replacement budgets and the setting aside of reserves for replacement are long term strategies that keep a property fresh and competitive in the marketplace. If an organization has reserves for replacement set aside, now may be a good time to implement needed renovations which will allow the property to emerge stronger when the economy improves.

The accelerated price of energy earlier this year suggests that renovations related to energy efficient technology would yield future returns. If the property is experiencing reduced occupancy, renovation disruptions will be minimized relative to the guest experience. So, I think we did very well for the past year!

A native of Germany, he says this is a European sensibility. "In America you think, 'It's bigger, it's better,' but many places in Europe you didn't have the space, so you made very small jewels."

This is exactly how we think about our property as a "JEWEL" - that is!

Renovation, staying in business in tough times and meeting the "GREEN" guidelines


and just another 'Green" fun link!