Sunday, March 22, 2009

Reminders for Oberlin College Prospective Students

Just some reminders to high school seniors who have been accepted to and have decided to attend Oberlin College in the fall of 2009. Oberlin Freshman Orientation is scheduled to begin with dorm move-in on Aug. 25 - and
Parent's Weekend is scheduled for Nov. 6 -8, 2009. We strongly advise you to make reservations NOW if you want to be close to campus as all B & B's and the Oberlin Inn fill up very quickly. Here at Hallauer House, we are already booked for those dates but we will take back ups as cancellations in the past have occurred. It is always wise to build a relationship with a B & B so that you will have a place to call your 'home away from home' while you child is at Oberlin College. and it also helps when commencement time draws near. And stay tuned for information on April's "All Roads Lead To Oberlin" program. We'll post information when it is available and give you the link to the College web page.

If you are coming for "All Roads" in April we do have dates open, as most students don't know if they have been accepted yet. So get those reservations in as soon as you get that important letter in the mail!!!! Hope to see you in April or sometime during your Freshman year! Congratulations early!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Get Ready for Spring and Great Golfing!

To all of you reading this I have to ask - do you play golf? Well, I never have. That is in real life. But I have played golf on my new WII!!!! The WII Sport version that is! And boy am I bad!!! I hit the ball in the water, in the sand, in the weeds and usually end up with the voice telling me that I have 10 strokes and my time is up! But I have to say that the graphics on the golf courses are absolutely beautiful! So if I did play golf, I would want to play on a course like WII!

Here in Lorain County we do have a very special golf course! Lorain County Metro Parks has its very own, highly rated, golf course and it is only about 10 minutes from Hallauer House B & B! Now like I said earlier, Joe and I don't play golf, but we have heard from friends that game fees can be pretty expensive at a lot of courses. So when I saw the fee schedule for Forest Hills Golf Course, I thought they sounded pretty reasonable. See if you agree.

Current Rates 9 Holes & 18 Holes
Weekdays $11.00 $18.00
Seniors (62+) $7.00 $11.50
Juniors (15 & under) $7.00 $11.50
Weekends & Holidays $12.50 $20.00

Saturday & Sunday Specials: 9 Holes - $9.00 after 5:00 P.M.

There are also weekday and weekend specials for those wanting golf carts. The course offers a flood rate of $8.00 for 9 holes which are always open and there is a special winter rate from November through March.

Another really super thing about this Metro Park golf course is the brand new CLUBHOUSE! It is newly opened and includes a restaurant along with a large porch that is great for relaxing as you watch the golfers navigate on hole #10!

Forest Hills Colf Course is an 18-hole course that is owned and operated by Lorain County Metro Parks and is rated as an intermediate course, but good for experienced golfers and beginners alike. The Black River winds through the course and is a challenge on six different holes. Then you have the ponds, bunkers, and hills and hole #16 which has been voted the hardest hole in Lorain County! What more can you ask for!!!

The facility is available for tournaments, outings, and family and friend events. Complete information can be found on their website at or by calling 440-323-2632. These pictures show the winter scene so imagine what beauty there is in the spring and summer scene!

So if you are a golfer go ahead and plan that getaway to Lorain County, Ohio. On our website's Attraction page, we have listed quite a few additional courses which means you can golf at a different course each day of your stay! And remember that Hallauer House B & B is only 10 to 30 minutes from each and every one! Come for a visit! You know you want to! And you won't be disappointed!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A True Bubble Bath!

A favorite room for guests here at Hallauer House is the Asian Spa with its whirlpool tub and far-infrared sauna. Spend a half hour in the nice hot sauna where you can just relax and dream or use the time to delve into a good book.

Then fill the Jacuzzi up with warm water, light the fragrant candles, insert a serenity music CD into the Bose stereo, lay out the fluffy towels, turn on the jets, and step into the melting pot of total relaxation! Sip some wine and let the cares of the world just slip away. There is no better way to spend an evening alone with yourself or with the one you care the most about.

But beware! Putting in a few drops of bubble bath and turning on the jets will result in an explosion of bubbles that go everywhere!!! It has happened here!

So come and stay for the weekend and enjoy the Spa! We would love to have you visit but leave the bubble bath at home!!!