Saturday, July 19, 2008

Come! Come to the Garden!

When it's over 90 degrees and you don't want to be frozen by the air conditioning inside, the next best thing is to hang out in the pool or sit in the shade of the giant oaks and listen to the water as it rushes down the stream, over the rocks, beading off the slate and finally falling to rest in the quiet water of the pond below.

On one of those 90 degree days, taking a break from the pool, I wandered through our garden, but this time I looked at it through the lens of the camera. Many guests have said that pictures show only a fraction
of what is really here so perhaps with
a wide angle lens, we can give you a
better view of what you will see when you visit us at Hallauer House!Come on and walk with us and we'll give you a picture tour!But remember, it is much better in person!

Above is Plowel Share End with a backdrop of the tall pine felled because of wire clip. To the right is Eastern Shutter Garden with tall majestic tubes pointing skyward.

Below is a view of the Western Shutter Garden - all recycled shutters from our house from long ago.

Again Western Shutter and the Giant Hosta! The pathway is Amil Avenue.

This is Stairway to Freedom under the giant maple tree with a lantren hung out to light the way.
View back to Rear Window Alley. Rest at the glass top table and enjoy the view from the 'rear window!'
Your view from the 'Rear Window."
The Greek Goddess Ceres looks our over the back gardens and waters the many Impatience at her feet.

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A look at the Pavilion next to the pond and stream. You can sit, relax, read, think, reflect, chat with a friend, write your memoirs, or maybe even take a nap. Listen to the stream and waterfall, the singing birds and the burping bullfrogs! At night the lights come on and all is well with the world.

Stop at Moss Hill and walk barefoot through the cushion of moss.

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View from the Pavilion. What lies beyond the door and why is it in the middle of the road? Come and see!
The Stream rambles down the hill, over the rocks, sheeting off the slate as it makes it way under the bridges to it's destination below.
The Falling Waters.

The Greek God, David, watches over the pond as he reflects on the past, the present, and the future.

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Cupid stands on his pedestal of glass ready to bring romance to all who pass by.
Turtle and boy wait to cross over the bridge to arrive on the other side.
Can you see the 'Dog with Attitude' standing by the oak tree? If you can't, then you'll have to come and visit!
'Soundscapes' is a musical array of dingling windchimes and fanciful musical instruments. Listen! Listen! Can you hear the sound?

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More garden views.

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Peak at the Pool!
Could that be YOU swimming in the pool?
Cool and refreshing!

Between the two middle flags is South Beach with chiminea and adorondike chairs to relax in while you feel the sand beneath your feet.
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Through the gian lilac bush.
And finally Mr. Peanut who evolved from a dying maple tree. He now takes center stage over the deck and pool but who and what will he be next year! Only time will tell!

Thank you for going on the tour with us. We hope you enjoyed it. Come for a weekend. Swim, cool off, relax, sit in the garden. You know you want to!

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Reminder for Oberlin College Parents!

Just a reminder for Oberlin College parents to be sure and browse through our website where we have posted an on-going special that you can use for the four years that your son or daughter is at the college. You must let us know that you found the special and would like to use it while you are visiting your child and staying here as a guest at Hallauer House B & B. It's that easy! We would very much like you to make Hallauer House as your 'home away from home' for the next four years! And now we are extending this special to all upper classman parents, not just first year parents! So do give us a call or book on line! You will not be disappointed!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Suite Change!

It's wet in Oberlin! But the gardens are lush and green! Come and visit!

We've made some changes in the Mason/Dixon Suite. Nothing major, just a change in the bedding but I think it has changed the entire look and feel of the room. The old comforters gave a modern feeling to the room and just didn't fit our period
style. So we searched high and low and finally found quilts that are softer and give a more antique feel to the room. We will be changing the pictures on our website soon, but I thought I would give a heads up so that anyone coming for a visit soon, can see the 'new' look! Let us know what you think!

There are some other pictures also that might not be on the website that will give you a sense of just how large this suite is. Remember, it is 2 rooms with a connecting door. It is so large that the two queen beds and the full bed fit nicely with space left over for three different sitting areas! There are 4 good size upholstered chairs plus a love seat sofa plus 2 wooden side chairs so plenty of seating for everyone who stays in the Suite. You can enjoy approximately 484 square feet of living space and a view out of 20 windows! The picture to the right shows the view from the front room into the back room.

Because this is our most popular room, it is frequently booked sometimes by just 2 people who like lots of space! So check back to the website frequently to see the new pics. Or better yet, plan a get away, come for a visit and see the 'new' room in person! Come on, you know you want to!