We are a Frank Lloyd Wright place by birth, one of his apprentice then, architect J C Caraway, design our property, initially named Rest Haven Motel. The Master, guided his student and supervised the project, no doubt. These all was happening in 1948. We are here for a reason - to service the travel industry and we stand for a more solid reason - MAKING A STATEMENT! You can not miss the architectural line of the USONIAN design! Read on , our blog might explain how we stand apart! We offer distinctive lodging all year around! Travel well. Stay well.
Anniversary celebration is still going on and so are our offers.
Come back often as we change the promotion we offer. Make yourselves comfortable and spend the night in this historic property that has a prominent character and is poisoned with beauty. Nestle in a park like setting, at times, you might miss our entry way. It is quite attractive from the street and each room offers you a vista window to the backyard and the hills in vicinity where you can discover more natural beauty. Make time to visit Spring Green Nature Preserve (in the back hills), and if you are here the right time of the year you might discover the best kept secret - the Wisconsin desert. That presents you with a variety of cactus blooming in diverse colors and you will see many other natural beauties like different birds species and more. We like you to enjoy more saving during our promotional time. Although this is a limited time offer it has no restrictions to what month you book or what room type you select, but hurry, don't let your dream to be stolen by procrastination. Visit our page and feel free to book online 24/7. Don't look at my rates – look at my offers for saving with us this season use coupon code ! (find it on our booking web page)
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 here to preserve all of its original elements and features the entire character. Here is a Brief History ! Come celebrate with us our 65th anniversary in business! The talk and planning all that started in 1948.
J. Carry Caraway, formerly apprentice of Taliesin and living in Clyde at the time, was the architect for the building.
Definitely 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. The motel known as "Rest Haven Motel" will be completed in 1952 and in operation by May the 15th.
The motel was the first highway lodging property placed between Madison and La Crosse, on a big stretch of 126 miles on Highway 14. Here is what the media was saying: " 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, more recent, an architect told us that the architecture of the structure looks worm and makes it very welcoming, like two 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 Now, listed on the State and National Historic Register, this makes our establishment even more attractive. The transformation is obvious; when you come stay with us, I am convinced you will like it! After all these years, it's still looking wonderful. Historic, YET updated and preserved with love!