Thursday, January 17, 2008


Yesterday the sun was shinning so brightly that you just wanted to pull out the lounge chair and sun bathe on the pool deck! But unfortuantely it is still the dead of January and the temp was only in the 30's. And if you are like us these days, you are getting a little cabin fever and just itching to see new things. So Joe and I decided that a day trip was in order and after much discussion we decided to drive down to Amish country in Holmes County since we hadn't been for a couple of years..
We didn't get started out until 12:30 and then decided to take the 'l o n g w a y" down to Kidron finally arriving at Lehman's Country Store at 2:00. And what a place it is! And it has expanded! There you can buy gas refrigerators, new 'old-fashioned' gas stoves, 'old fashioned' electric wall ovens, jams and jellies, unique kitchen utensils, books, toys, tools and farm implements, lamps, woodburning stoves, and even eco-friendly items to name just a few! It is known that Holloywood movie producers have visited there to get period pieces for their productions! After spending some time at Lehmans, we kept heading south til we arrived in Berlin were we had a late lunch/early dinner and then visited a fabulous quilt shop where we purchased a new quilt for the Union Room.
Unfortunately, being Jan., many of the stores closed early or for the entire month - it's called Idle time! And the tourist traffic is very sparse! No traffic jams! So we were out of luck to do much more shopping since by this time it was well past 4:00. So we headed for Millersburg and the quick route home to Oberlin. The next time we go, we will definitely begin early in the morning, take the quick route to begin with, and start where we left off in Berlin.

But for anyone needing to get out for a daytrip, keep in mind this wonderful Ohio county and all there is to see and do there. For more information visit the Holmes County website. There are many fantastic looking B & B's to stay at or you can always stay here in Oberlin and take a day trip south on the quick route! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

On a Personal Note!

Yesterday we experienced a sad but also happy day all rolled into one as we sent our youngest daughter off to the United States Coast Guard Boot Camp at Cape May, New Jersey. Her dream for the past 10 years has been to be a 'Coastie' and yesterday
that dream was fulfilled! So for all you 'Coasties' out there, we will be offering a 50% discount on a reservation made by any current member of the U.S. Coast Guard with proper I.D.! And in Feb. we will be in Cape May to attend her graduation ceremony. Anyone have a special B & B recommendation for Cape May?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

January Specials!

Now that the holiday whirlwind is behind us, it's time to move on into the deepfreeze of January! So what is there to do in Oberlin this time of year! Well, January is the month of Martin Luther King's birthday and February is Black History Month, so in honor of these two events we are going to offer a special on our History Buff Package. The Package offers 2 nights of accommodations with full 3 course breakfast each morning, a copy of the book by Nat Brandt - The Town That Started the Civil War, Underground Railroad stories,
tickets to the Oberlin Heritage Center, a handmade Civil War penny rug from Personalized Primitives,
a $50.00 dinner coupon, 2 tickets to the Apollo movie theatre, and one night of 'decadant dessert'. The regular price for all of these fantastic items is $360.00 if you stay in the Union or Confederate Room and $460.00 if you stay in the Mason/Dixon Suite. But for the month of January 2008, the price is reduced by 10% making the package rate $324.00 and $414.00 respectively.

AND because it's cold outside and you're probably getting a little 'cabin fever' at your own abode, we invite you to get out, get some fresh air, and motor on over to Hallauer House for a change of scenery! Tell us you want our January Deal - stay 1 night and receive a 10% discount on the room rate but stay 2 or more nights and receive a 20% discount!
The college students are gone for winter break so Oberlin is quiet but still full of life. Movies, some recent releases, are still $2.00 and $3.00 at the Apollo, the museums are open, coffee shops are quiet, merchants are open for business, and the restaurants have no waiting, except Lorenzo's Pizza! It's always busy! Could that be because they have great pizza?! So if a change of scenery is what you need, don't hesitate! Give us a call! You know you want to!