Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Write-Up in Heritage Ohio Magazine

We would like to give a 'Shout Out' thanks to Frank Quinn, the Associate Director of Revitalization at Heritage Ohio for the recent article that he wrote about Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast in the Fall issue of their magazine, "Windows."

He and a friend spent a night in the Union Room where they delved into the history of the house and the Civil War and where they awaited a visit from Amelia, the spirit of a past resident that our children all have said frequently visited that room. But, and I quote Frank's article,
" Alas, the overnight stay brought no visit from Amelia. I had one of
most peaceful sleeps, I've had in a long time...."!

On that particlular morning Joe made his famous Eggs Benedict and we served our signature Hallauer House Muffins and a lucious fresh fruit cup.

Heritage Ohio is a non-rofit organization dedicated to historical preservation of homes, communities, buildings, and downtowns. It is the Mainstreet program that many of you may be familiar with. Read all about them at this link: Unfortunately they do not have the magazine article posted on-line so when you come to stay with us be sure and read the article. We will have it framed on the wall! We are very proud!
Thanks again for the article Frank! Hope to see you again soon!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Now on Facebook!

We are now on FACEBOOK and we would like all of you to become one of our fans! Just click on the link and check us out!
  • Leave comments!
  • Post a review after your fantastic stay with us!
  • Post some pictures of yourselves, of Oberlin, of things you did during your visit!
  • Start a discussion! Let us know about your favorite restaurant, your Oberlin experience!
  • We want to hear from you!

So visit FACEBOOK and become one of our fans! Do it now! You know you want to!


Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our past guests and all of our future guests!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


It's finally done!!! Our new addition! We now have guests enjoying our new fitness center which has state of the art exercise equipment located in our heated garage. The exercise area is surrounded by Japanese-like tatami screens and the equipment is situated on top of bamboo rugs to give that calming Asian feeling while working out.

For those of you who would like to work your muscles, we have the Bowflex Sport with the leg equipment. If you're new to Bowflex and need some help there are directions for working each muscle group.

For cardio, you can choose from one of three machines. The elliptical and the treadmill are both the SOLE brand and the bike is the SCHWINN brand. The elliptical has 10 programs, an audio system plug-in for your ipod, and a built in fan. The treadmill is also the SOLE brand and also has 10 programs with a maximum speed of 12 mph with a 15 per cent incline and it has a built-in audio system.

So bring your sweats and your water bottle and never miss a workout while you are staying at Hallauer House B & B! We are one of the very few small (3 rooms) B & B's with an in-ground swimming pool and a workout area! And don't forget the sauna! Strength train, do some cardio, and relax in the far-infrared sauna! In the summer incorporate some laps in the pool!

Stay fit! Stay healthy! Stay at Hallauer House B & B! Come on over! You know you want to!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Country Christmas Open Houses!

With Thanksgiving the official beginning of the Holiday season, three of our Oberlin country businesses are holding their annual Christmas Open Houses on:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
November 27th, 28th, and 29th
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday
11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. on Sunday

Come and visit the following specialty shops for refreshments and fun! These businesses are all within 1 mile of Hallauer House B & B!

Just a half mile up Hallauer Rd. (also enter off of US HWY 20) you will find Touched by Grace Resale Shop. They specialize in unique and unusual gifts for all vintage, antiques, furniture, glassware, jewelry, purses, clothes, and much more. They have lay away and gift certificates available and they will present a Christmas gift to the first 10 people who enter the store each day! When you are in this resale shop you feel like you are in an upscale boutique! I go here a lot! Check out the reviews at the following link.

Also located on US HWY 20, just down the road from Touched by Grace is Farmyard Flowers. Here you will be able to stroll around the trees, ornaments, statues, and other seasonal decors with a different theme and feeling in each room. You will find elegant, vintage, angelic, primitive, and glitzy decorations and items to take home. Create your own decorations , check out the wine selection, the gourmet section, and the woodland area for you nature lovers.

Then continue on your shopping way and visit Ravenwood, one of our favorite antique stops! I love this shop! A few years ago I found some unique little ornament shoe skates that I have never seen anywhere else! They look great on the tree! You will be able to find antique items from kitchens long ago, glassware, gadgets, furniture, lamps, primitives, garden accents and so much more! And the old dogs will definitely say hello!

And with all the really decked out businesses in down town Oberlin you will definitely want to take at least 2 days to really explore the shops. So make plans to visit us here at Hallauer House B & B. Shop a little, stay the night, enjoy a dinner in town, have a great 4 course breakfast in the morning at the B & B and then go out to shop some more! What a great way to spend a pre-holiday weekend! Come on down! You know you want to! You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oberlin College Opera

Opera fans take note! This weekend the Oberlin College will be performing Cosi fan tutte, a Wolfgang Amadeus opera in two acts. It is a comedy with disguises, fantastic music, and a hilarius plotline that tests the fidelity of two brides to be. It will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. This is a must see performance! So come and visit Oberlin, take in the Opera, and dine out in one of the town's great restaurants! And we'd love to have you stay with us here at Hallauer House B & B. Show times are:

Friday, November 20th at 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, November 21st at 8:00P.M.

Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 P.M.

Tickets to the Hall Auditoruim performance are $12.00 to general public, $8.00 for Seniors, and $5.00 for students. What better way to spend a Fall weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Where Has the Time Gone?!

I'm back and all I can say is "Where does the time go?!" I cannot believe that I last posted on April 15 and it is now Nov.18! I guess the old saying is true -"The older you get, the faster the time goes!" I apologize for the break in communication and hope to do better in the future.

Technology is changing so quickly that now Blogging is being passed by Facebook which is being passed by Twitter which is being passed by who 'know's what!' And MySpace seems to be at the bottom of the heap! So much for our MySpace page! We recently went to a forum on these new communication venues and I have spent some of the last few months getting started on a business Facebook Page and I'm working on starting up on Twitter. So we invite you to become a Facebook FAN of Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast! Please join us to post comments, reviews, questions, photos, links, etc. But bear with me because us older folks are a little slower on the learning curve! Now we not only have a website to update but also the Blog, MySpace, Facebook, and soon - Twitter!!!! Where do you young people find the time???!!!

A lot has happened in Oberlin, in Lorain County, in Northeast Ohio, at Oberlin College, and here at Hallauer House B & B over the last few months. But why cover news and happenings that are over. Let's move forward and go with news and events to come.

Over the last 6 months 2 new wineries have opened up in Lorain County, the Oberlin Apollo theater has reopened under new management and is all new inside, seniors at the college have moved one step closer to graduating, the new Jazz center is almost competed, there's a new bagel shop in town, recitals are going on, we've added a fitness center at the B & B for you to use, and it is raining in Oberlin! So I see that I have lots of topics to cover so stay tuned! I will try my best to do a weekly or better update to the Blog, Facebook, and Twitter!