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Sunday, May 27, 2012

What does it mean? - This is a Family Owned & Operated Small Business!

"This is a Family Owned & Operated Small Business"

If you see this note in a lodging property web page, read on, you might want to know!

What does it mean?

It could have several meanings... and or all listed bellow
  • we are smaller properties operated by self employed family members (only - most likely)
  • We are not a chain name hotel/motel
  • we work with limited personnel on duty (obvious reasons)
  • schedule may vary - if not set time for lunch, we would still close the office briefly to have meals
  • don't be surprise to find the office closed with a note on the door        (accept the fact that the note might be hand written - I don't see          anything wrong with that)
  • if close briefly for lunch hours that doesn't make it a rule for an everyday matter at the same time
  • don't always believe that we can bargain rates just because we are independent, we still need to make a living
  • We guarantee anyone a room to be ready for rental at 3PM; we make exceptions but we are not obligated to check anyone in earlier
  • check online system for availability and rates, it's just a click away! we pay for this Virtual assistant to free up some time to give full attention to those checking in or those on premises that need our assistance 
  • ***there are so many free amenities to you or programs at your disposal - however, WE have to pay for those.
  • 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 do appreciate your participation all together...

  1. allow yourself enough time in the morning to check out on time
  2. don't clean out your car of garbage you collected your entire trip at such small places
  3. don't use hotel properties to fill in for what you missed packing for your camping trip, outdoor adventures, etc... 
  4. participate in recycling if property requires

  • We would love you to have a great time and enjoy your stay with us!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Press Release We've earned a 2012 Certificate of Excellence award

It's not that everyday we  receive such great news! But TODAY was one of them; unexpectedly? yes.

"TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate The Usonian Inn LLC on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. 

Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise your 4 rating as an exceptional achievement. 
Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence — display yours proudly in a place where your guests can see it."

See the press release attached, our badge is on the WELCOME tab on our Web Page too!

CONTACT: Carolina Dursina                                                                           
BUSINESS NAME The Usonian Inn LLC       
PHONE NUMBER: 608-588-2323

TRIPADVISOR PR TEAM                                                                            
The Usonian Inn LLC                

Honored as a Highly Rated lodge as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
Spring Green – 05.24.2012 – The Usonian Inn LLC today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor®
Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to
establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
The Usonian Inn LLC is pleased to receive a “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Carolina
Dursina/owner, Hotel Operator at The Usonian Inn. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor
travelers a great customer experience.”

About The Usonian Inn LLC
The Usonian Inn is Spring Green's first original Talliesin inspired inn. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
apprentice, J C Caraway, it was built in the 1950’s and provides green accommodations of the 21st century needs. NOW listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and National Historic Register under the original name - Rest Heaven Motel.
The Usonian Inn, originally named the Rest Haven Motel, was the first Highway lodging between Madison and LaCrosse WI on US Hwy 14. Our Hotel was conceived in 1950, open for business in 1952, refurbished in 1992, and went through a designer makeover in 2008.
The Usonian style, as conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright, is "architecture for everyone," combining readily available materials and straight-forward construction in harmony with the natural settings; nowadays known as green, sustainable concept. We are one of the very few, if not the only, Usonian motels in the world.

About TripAdvisor
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 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 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 TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor's travel media brands 
include,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
©2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.
SOURCE TripAdvisor

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Special place like no Other - Spring Green, WI

Although a smaller size village - Spring Green is charming and rich in history as is on Architectural design buildings and unique style, very effervescent!

The World famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright name this village his hometown. 

There is always so much going on here; music, food, and outdoor activities by Wisconsin River and State parks are going to keep you busy for a while; and there are many more man made and natural attractions.
Entertainment is at its best with local breweries, and several music bands, it is hard at times to know 
which event to attend!

Annual Art Fair event, the quilt and the car show bring to the area people from across the Nation. Then, the international tourism is drawn in by Taliesin East, House on the Rock, and outdoor sports, golf courses, water activities like canoeing, paddling, fishing and boating. 

The boutiques, specialty craft shops, book stores and Cafes have their charm and wealth of items you rarely find anywhere else. 

Our Outdoor Shakespeare Theater known as APT (American Players Theater) and the River Valley Players is performing plays summer and winter. 

Fall is a beautiful season to visit for color leaves change and Apple Festival in the vicinity; Fall Art Tour is where artists have open house for tourists to see their work place. 
Don't forget the Country Christmas Celebration in early December and the Craft and Arts show for gifts for the special ones in your life.

One of the Historic Places in town is  The Usonian Inn Motel, our porperty - a great architectural, historical significant marker and open year round. 

For the outdoor obsessed there is the Frank Lloyd Wright bicycle trails and cross country skiing trails in the area as well.

No wonder that Spring Green is known as the place where Art and Nature meet!

NOTE: for more info check here: