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Saturday, June 4, 2011

On Your Side - Part I

Credit or charge card blocking
(As known as "on hold amount")

You should be aware of the
newest practice in making a 
reservation—credit or charge 

card “blocking.” “Blocking” is not 
a practice inititated by the 
lodging industry but is the only

way charge card companies will  
ensure payment at check-out. 

The clerk contacts your credit card company to give an estimated total. If the transaction
is approved, your available credit is reduced by that estimated amount. That is a 

Be aware that if you use a different card or cash to pay your final bill, the company 
that issued the card you used to check in might hold the block for up to 15 days after you’ve
checked out.

That’s because it was not notified of the final charge and didn’t know you paid another way. This becomes a problem if you are near your credit limit. It is not only embarrassing to have your card declined, but if you have an emergency purchase to make you may not have enough available credit. 

To avoid this, use the same card at departure to pay your bill or be sure to ask the clerk to remove the “block” from the first card you used when you leave.

Please be aware that the only reason we are asking for an e-mail account is that you and us will have a written confirmation and our policy highlights will be outlined in the correspondence. 

See our Inn's policy 

For WI state: 

For more information
For more information, or to file a
complaint, contact the Bureau of
Consumer Protection at:
(800) 422-7128
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO Box 8911
Madison WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-4976
FAX: (608) 224-4939
TTY: (608) 224-5058

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Greening our Historic Inn

Thank you for joining the growing number of travelers who seek green accommodations. In 2009, The Usonian Inn became the 1st motel in Spring Green area recognized by Travel Green WI for implementing a substantial number of sustainable practices.

Our goal is to offer appealing lodging at a great value, provide a healthy environment and protect our beautiful WI River Valley region.

  • Please verify that door and all windows are shot when starting the A/C unit.
  • Please place the A/C on Energy Save mode when you plan to be gone for an extended time
  • Inform staff when to change linen and towels (if staying more then 2 nights)
  • Join your fellow travelers in helping recycle - use designated bins in the room
  • As a house practice, when determined that A/C unit is not run properly, we will walk in the room to adjust that.
  • All rooms are NON-SMOKING
  • DO NOT CARRY your cigarette  butts inside the room. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Wisconsin River Slideshow

My Wisconsin River Slideshow: "TripAdvisor™ TripWow ★ My Wisconsin River Slideshow ★ to Spring Green and Muscoda. Stunning free travel slideshows on TripAdvisor"