Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Great Winery!

Calling all wine lovers! Another great winery, located just 4 miles from Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast, is one of THE places to put on your 'must visit list" when you come to Lorain County. Joe and I stopped in to Matus Winery, 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd., for a winter visit last week and found it to be absolutely a terrific place to wine and dine whether it be summer or winter! During our summer visit back when it was nice and warm, we were able to sip a great wine and challenge each other in a game of Corn Hole. (If you don't know what Corn Hole is, check back for a future post on the game!) During this visit, we enjoyed a rib dinner by Smokin' Joe's along with several glasses of their signature dry red Cabernet Savignon. Great food, great wine, and great all around fun!

For a calendar of events that will be taking place at the winery check out their event page.
For those of you wanting a Valentine treat, check them out for the Valentine Wine and Dine Special taking place on Saturday, Feb. 14. Happy Hour will be from 5-7 P.M. with all glasses of wine just $3.00. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. sharp and will consist of the following great treats:

Shrimp Cocktail
Steak and Mushrooms
Rosemary Potatoes
Betty Salad
Green Beans Almondene
Dinner roll
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
All of this for just $25.00 per person!

If you like fondue, then wait for Feb. 19 when they are holding the
Fondue-It event. Happy Hour again from 5-7 followed by fondue style foods from 7-9 P.M. You can't miss on this one!

So if the snow has gotten you down and you're experiencing some cabin fever, then the best medicine is a trip to the winery with a layover at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast! The winery is just one mile south of Rt. 20 and 5 miles west of Oberlin. Check it out! You know you want too! Come and visit!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Something To do In January!

January is now half over with temps around 0 degrees and snow about a foot deep but that means spring is just that much closer!

But if you are experiencing cabin fever, then you might consider a trip to Oberlin to hear and meet an Oberlin College allumus who is an author, actor, playwright, Pulitzer Prize finalist, nominee for 2 Tony awards, star of six solo off Broadway shows, novelist, film actor, and one of the stars of Law and Order - Criminal Intent. This energetc and talented performer, who plays Captain Danny Ross on LOCT, is Mr. Eric Bogosian.
He will be in Oberlin on Wednesday, February 4, as part of the 2009 Oberlin Convocation Series. His performance will be held at Finney Chapel at 8:00 P.M. and admission is free. Since you will need to drive home late, you might want to consider staying at Hallauer House B & B and start out for home the next day. Now I know this performace is mid-week and getting a day off from work might be difficult, but a vacation day in February might be just the break you need to get you through the rest of the winter!

If you have a couple of days vacation time coming, then you might consider staying over so you can attend the performace of Mr. Bogosian's play, subUrbia. It will be performed by Oberlin students on Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 3, 5, 6, and 7th. The play, a caustic portrait of contemporary suburban life, follows a group of young people in their early twenties as they spend the night in a mini-mall parking lot. The play will be performed at Hall Auditorium at 8 P.M. with ticket prices set at $8.00 or $6.00 for seniors 55+.
So think about it! Check back through the Blog for the January/February special and then give us a call to book your February get away. You know you want to! And you won't be disappointed!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Big Winter Snow of 2009!

The weather people got it right this time! It is snowing in Oberlin! A lot of snow! The perfect day to stay inside, turn on the sounds of quiet, relaxing music, pour a glass of red merlot wine, take up residense in a big wing back chair in front of a warm and glowing woodburning fire, prop up your feet on an old fashioned otteman, open up the pages of a grand historical novel, and get lost in history. That's the picture here at Hallauer House today. We wish you were here to join us!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

National Figure Skating Championships

It's mid January and time for ice skating! So for all of you ice skating lovers, we have great news! From January 18th to the 25th, Cleveland will be hosting the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Quicken Arena! During this time you will be able to see 250 skaters competing for national titles in 3 divisions (senior, junior, and novice). There will be 8 days of Olympic style competition of ice dancing, short program, free skate, and pairs, just like in the Olympics. The competition will end with the selection of the US World Team and the skating spectacular grand finale.

If you always wanted to be a spectator for ice skating at the Olympics but found it to be too expensive or too far away, then this is your opportunity to see world class skaters in action and maybe even a future Olympic champion!
More specific information, ticket prices, and event schedules can be found at the following link: Also on this link you will find hotel accommodations in Cleveland but we want to remind you that Oberlin is only a 30 to 40 minute drive into downtown Cleveland! You can stay at Hallauer House B & B and then take the freeway to The Q. If you stay with us for the Championships you can take advantage of our January special - buy one night and get one night free! That makes our rate just $62.50 per night and you get a great four course breakfast included in that price! So think about it. A bed and breakfast is a great change from the chain hotels so check us out. We'd love to have you and you know you would really like to come!

Long Break in Blogging

No excuses! I have not blogged because I got a writer cramp! But now it's the new year and you know how we make all those resolutions to be different or better at something. So my resolution is to keep an updated blog about all the happenings here in Oberlin and Northeast Ohio. We're starting back blogging with a bang by offering a buy one night at full price and get a second night FREE throughout the months of January and February when you mention this blog article! That's only $62.50 a night and that includes tax and a full four course breakfast both mornings! What better deal for a winter getaway! So call now and don't forget to mention the blog. We're looking forward to your visit! Call now! You know you want too!