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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Trip Advisor 2014 Nomination Award

Thanks to all participants in the Trip Advisor community, the Usonian Inn was awarded again by Trip advisor the Certificate of Excellence!

We are celebrating our award and totally appreciate all participants in reviewing our place! 


As seen on our web page (decal is being shipped)
We are always here to resolve any issues you bring to our attention while staying with us; at times people are on the property but don't ask questions or address issues, they rather go home and review us
mentioning the little inconveniences they find while here. 

We strive to offer best customer service we can and there is staff in the office from 7:30 AM to 10PM; so, bring your thoughts to us and we'll work on it! 

This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. We again, thank all our guests and Trip Advisor staff for selecting our property for such honor!


"There is little hotels can do to induce people to travel. People don't travel for the purpose of staying in hotels; they stay in hotels because they are located where they want to be, need to be or business takes them."  




We love to encourage you to stay with us and judge for yourself what others say! 

We are a destination, from nature art and famous people that lived here or still live here, you can explore 
our rivers, lakes, drifftless area, parks and all the attractions that set us apart from other places.



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!






Monday, May 13, 2013

History in the making - Room 11 contemporary remodeling

What's new!

Spring has sprung and this is an excellent season for refreshing our property; the approach was - small area remodeling. 

Although we are always looking after our customer desire and comfort, it might not be for everyone.

So, this spring we worked hard and definitely achieved the final product to our likings. 
We so hope that everyone will enjoy the room remodeled style and our choice of new contemporary furnishing.

The description of the remodeled room in my own words will be: simple, create more homey atmosphere, make it looks more spacious, airy,... attractive and best, quiet and secluded!


Room 11 - corner view
With hard work and more time spend then we wished, room 11 is ready to rent.

Here is an array of pictures for the renovation in the making...





Room 11 Remodeling in The Making Slideshow: Carolina’s pics in Spring Green was created with TripAdvisor TripWow!


When do you plan to stay with us?


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, 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~







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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What to Expect - Part II

Summer!


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)
             http://usonianinn.blogspot.com/

  • 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!












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.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Your Side - Part II



Other TRAVEL TIPS


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.

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!


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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!




Monday, April 6, 2009

Today's interesting Quotes

I run into this quote today and I thought it was interesting!

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
--St. Augustine, philosopher and theologian


"Just living is not enough. ... One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
--Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet

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.

http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=13065

Renovations:

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

http://www.ahla.com/Green.aspx?id=24560

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and just another 'Green" fun link!

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/8/twelve-amazing-shipping-container-houses.html


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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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Friday, February 6, 2009

Getting Back from a Short Vacation!










I was gone for a short time and it seems like an eternity.


It's so much I have to catch up with that is not as easy as I thought; sorry to those I missed your call.


I'll get back to my e-mail as soon as tomorrow and don't worry I will have a room for you for your event!

We are entertaining a wedding next weekend and rooms are limited.

We are expecting a wonderful spring season and great offer for your stay with us.

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