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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, May 9, 2014

The talk of the town

Oh, the beauty of the month of May! after all we have 5 weekends!

Time to celebrate Spring and the whole revival of nature; we've been enjoying the many birds' return and their morning singing, the yards are green and many of the trees show their buds.



The changes we had are looking good. New Director of the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce took over and the new web page came to live about 10 days ago. Visit the page for schedule of events and more.



We would highly encourage everyone to visit our community page! You will find links for many local businesses and events. 


Most restaurants offer - a Special Brunch for Mother's Day; see more on the Spring Green web page.





Mother's Day weekend is approaching and not only that but on May 10th there is something new going on!
Wings over River Valley announces a local event this Saturday. 


Most likely our independent store are offering live music every weekend.



Farmer's Market is opening the weekend of May 17th

the same weekend there is a special event in Muscoda, people visit from all over the states
- Morel Mushroom Festival
At the same time at the Shed there is the Literary Festival Plays Out Loud event on the 18th.



Wisconsin River Friends: Wild Harvest Gathering is hosting their event on May the 23- 25 

Also see if this page will run any program of your interest in the area - summer recreation activities

It looks like we have our busy schedule here; what's left for you to do is plan your travel right, stay with us for the night and enjoy the fun in the Valley







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!