Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Deal!

One week until Christmas and we're in the Christmas spirit! So from now until Wednesday, December 23 we are offering the Union and Confederate Rooms for $99.00 per night and the Suite for $129.00! Those prices include all taxes and a full four course breakfast! And we don't mean scrambled eggs and toast!

Take a look at the breakfast that our guests received this morning!

Citrus Fruit Compote sprinkled with toasted coconut
Hallauer House Fruity Muffin
Croissant French Toast with orange flavored butter, Ohio maple syrup, and garnished with hazelnut geranium, blueberries, and sliced oranges
Raspberry crusted sausage patties
Coffee, Decaf Coffee, and a choice of over 39 teas
So now you may be thinking - "Okay, if we come to stay, what is there for us to do?" Well, lets see?
Here at the B & B you have: Our new fitness center where you can burn calories
Far-infrared sauna where the heat will remove toxins
from your body
A swirling whirlpool tub to relax in and let the water
revive your soul.
A wood burning stove to keep you cozy while you read, write, or
just relax, maybe even play a board game!
Satellite TV with a choice of over 200 channels
Close proximity to a dozen good restaurants with super dinner
menus, an historic movie theater which is showing the
movie "Everyone's Fine" with Robert DiNiro
Interesting antique shops and small downtown stores to
I could go on and on but time is growing short! Give yourself a treat! Only 7 days for this great deal! Give us a call! We're looking forward to your visit.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Guests!

Received an email today from some very happy guests from this past weekned so I thought I would share their comments. Thank you Bob and Judy and Al and Patty. You were all great guests and we really enjoyed having you. You came as strangers but you left as our friends. Thank you!

"Joe and Susan,

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay with you last weekend. The House is beautiful, the rooms extraordinarily comfortable, the food tremendous and the conversation was best of all. We have told other friends about your place and we will surely be back.

Have a great time in Key West! "

Bob and Judy (Illinois)
Al and Patty

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here is another great gift idea for someone on your gift list, whether it be for Christmas, birthday, anniversary, or wedding. How about a SMART BOX! Now some of you are probably wondering what exactly is a SMART BOX? A SMART BOX is an all inclusive gift that includes a mixture of different themed activities. The unique activities can range from a stay at a charming Inn or destination, to a stay at a high quality spa or resort, to a sports activity that is wild or tame. So here is what you, the gift giver, do.

1) Hassle-free! You choose the theme at the price you want to pay, buy the related Smartbox™, and either use it yourself or give it as a gift. No need to select the activity for your recipient now!

2) The recipients use the guidebook to make their own choice from up to 125 different experiences; then they book directly with the establishment they chose when they are ready to 'get away!'

3) No additional cost to the receiver: The receiver turns in the enclosed voucher to the chosen establishment at the time of the experience and then kicks back to enjoy the experience! A price is not shown, so the receiver won't know how much you've paid. Obviously, travel expenses to the destination are not included.
So you are probably asking, "Why am I telling you about this when I could just talk to you about a Gift Certificate directly to Hallauer House B & B?' Well, the answer is..............drum roll please!....... We, 1830 Hallauer House B & B just happen to have been chosen to be in the BOOK! We are on page 11 of the Getaway Gifts Book. To go directly to our page just click this link: When you purchase this book for someone, they can choose to come here or go to any of the other great B & B's listed and described in 'The Book!'

We have purchased two SMART BOXES (not the Getaway Book) and have really been pleased.

So keep the SMART BOX in mind for some of your gift giving. And don't forget, you can still elect to come directly here to Hallauer House B & B for our exclusive, personalized gift certificate! See you all soon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baked Blintz Recipe

If you visit our Facebook Page today you will get a mouthwatering treat of what we served our guests for breakfast this morning. Be sure to take a look! I did promise to post one of the recipes on the Blog so here it is!!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.

6 ozs. softened cream cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese
  • Add cottage cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla
  • Beat well and set aside
1/2 C. butter (softened)
1/3 C. sugar
4 eggs
1 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 C. plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 orange juice

  • In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Mix flour and baking powder together and add to batter
  • Combine sour cream, yogurt, and orange juice and add to batter. Mix well.
  • Pour 1/2 of batter into prepared baking dish
  • Carefully layer all of filling on top of batter
  • Top with remaining batter
  • Bake 40 minutes or until browned and knife inserted in certer comes out clean
  • Slice into squares.
  • Top with fresh blueberries
  • Drizzle with blueberry syrup or Ohio maple syrup.
Serves 6 to 8 depending on size of serving you desire.

Can be made the night before, refrigerated and baked the next morning.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Festive Holiday!

The tree is up and the JVS poinsettas are in place. The decorating is complete! Come and share the season with us!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Holiday Home

In the past month we have had guests who did not know that the Cleveland' Tremont area is home to the 'A Christmas Story House' !(3159 W. 11th Street) That's right, the restored house where much of the movie was filmed in 1983 is now a very popular museum, hosting over 100,000 visitors since it's inception several years ago. The museum has on display many things that you have seen in the movie including Randy's snowsuit, the original costumes from the movie, Miss Shield's chalk board, and of course, the infamous leg lamp! And believe me, that leg lamp is everywhere in Tremont!! Click on
the link above for complete details and lots of fun information.

Admission: $7.50
$5.50 for children 7 - 12
Free for children under 6
$6.50 for Seniors

Plan to visit the Museum on Wed. or Thurs from 10:00 - 5:00
Fri. or Sat from 10:00 - 7:00
Sun. from 12:00 - 5:00
Tours are every half hour until 4:30. But just remember that the most popular time to visit is right now through Christmas so plan ahead.
Visit the Cleveland area and find out everything we have to offer! Come and stay the night or the weekend! And when you watch the 24/7 showing of 'The Christmas Story' this Christmas Eve, remember that the movie was filmed here at the 'House' and also at the fabulous Higbee's department store that is now home to Positively Cleveland, the Visitor's and Convention Bureau.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

Next weekend, Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, the Oberlin College's Theater Program will perform Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," directed by associate professor Paul Moser. It is a production that combines comedy and tragedy and the high stakes consequences of love. The four main characters: the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, her son the playwright and the writer Trigorin come together to dramatise their romantic and artistic conflicts. A complete synopsis of the play can be found at the following link: or you can check out the Oberlin College production at:

Tickets can be obtained by calling the Central Ticket Service at 440-775-8169 or by visiting the box office at Hall Auditorium from noon to 5 P.M. Performance times are on Dec. 10, 11, and 12 at 8:00 P.M. in Hall Auditorium located at 67 N. Main St. Tickets are $12.00 for the general public, $8.00 for seniors age 55 and older and free to high school students.

Because the performance will not be over until around 11:00 P.M. it might be a good idea to plan an overnight stay in Oberlin. We will welcome you to Hallauer House B & B and we will serve you a great breakfast the next morning! As of this post we still have 2 rooms available for that weekend! And we're offering a great discount deal for the weekend of Dec. 10 to 12, 2009.! One night in the Confederate Room deal at $99.00 for the night and that includes that great breakfast and your tax! If you have a lot of friends and would like to have a friends night out in the Suite, the deal is$149.00 for two and $15.00 for each extra person. But you must refer to this post in order to get the discounts! So grab a friend and come to Oberlin! You know you want to! And you won't be disappointed!