Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February Happenings

February is just a few days away and many of you may be planning your entertainment schedule for the month. We have three suggestions! And all three are at the Oberlin College campus as part of the Artist Recital Series.

On Wednesday, February 3, Joshua Bell on violin and Jeremy Denk on piano will team up for a concert at Finney Chapel at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $28.00 for the general public, $22.00 for Seniors, and $10.00 for students. The Washington Post has called Mr. Bell "one of the finest musicians of his generation," and the New York Times praised Mr. Denk for his "dynamic performance" at his Carnegie Hall debut last year.

What a great way to spend a weekday evening! And why drive home late! Come on out to Hallauer House B & B after the performance, stay the night, enjoy a four course breakfast the next morning, and then make your way home.

For more information about Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk and the their performance, please follow the link: http://new.oberlin.edu/calendar/index.dot?id=1065196.

And come back tomorrow for the second installment of February happenings at Oberlin College!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Do you have business in Oberlin, Wellington, Amherst, Elyria, LaGrange, Grafton, Wakeman, or anywhere else in Lorain County that will require you to spend one or more nights in a hotel?
Are you coming for a Conference at Oberlin College? The FAA Center?
Are you tired of staying at impersonal hotels?
Would you like to pay just $99.00 a night for all of the following amenities?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then plan to stay at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast located just 2 miles outside of Oberlin. We can offer you the following amenities and special pricing:
  • FREE WIFI with access to printer and fax. Easily print your airplane boarding passes!
  • Exercise facility on premises with elliptical, treadmill, bycicle, and Bow Flex (all new equipment), satelite TV to watch while working out. No need to get back in your car to go for a workout!
  • Dry-infrared sauna to use after a workout or long day at the office or conference. Sweat at 140 degrees!
  • In the summer, swim laps in the 20 ft. X 40 ft. in-ground heated pool.
  • If you are a jogger or walker you will enjoy going around our 4 mile block!
  • Each room has a desk area, lots of outlets, a work chair, a comfy chair, a sofa, an exceptional bed, and satelite TV!
  • There is a mini refrigerator in each room with complimentary snacks and sodas and room for you to chill your own.
  • Need a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board? They are in the room.
  • Late check-ins are no problem. With our key pad lock you can arrive in the middle of the night.
  • Late check-outs are no problem! Come back to your room or secure your bags downstairs for a late pick-up.
  • Need an early breakfast? No problem! Enjoy a 'Breakfast To Go' or we can do breakfast as early as 7:00 A.M.
  • FREE off-street parking close to house.
  • Location is only 35 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, 5 minutes from Oberlin, 15 minutes from Amherst, Wellington, Grafton, LaGrange, Wakeman, and Elyria, and 40 minutes from Cleveland.
  • You will find many fantastic restaurants in Oberlin and the surrounding area.
  • Enjoy a freindly staff at the Inn. The two owners are the staff! We offer advice, directions, and great conversation.
  • At Hallauer House you will find quiet nights and quiet days. Unlike hotels, you can open the windows, let in the fresh air, and hear the birds sing.

    You can enjoy all of the above for just $99.00 per night plus tax. (that's over 20% off of regular rate) Offer good for Sunday - Thursday nights and includes a full four course breakfast or a 'Breakfast To Go.'

If you are on a company expense account and it only allows you so much, give us a call and we will work with you and your company. We can also do P/O's.

So why not be comfortable, safe, and happy when you travel on business! Stay with us! Give us a call! You know you want to! We're here to help.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

'Cabin Fever'?

If you have contracted that awful winter disease called 'Cabin Fever', then you have come to the right place for 'the cure'!

But first - just what is 'Cabin Fever?' Well it is usually defined as a type of hysteria and claustrophobic reaction that comes on a person who spends extended periods of time indoors in very cramped conditions. Are you feeling it yet?!

So what causes this 'disease'? During the winter months we get stuck inside the same four walls because of snow, ice, freezing temperatures, or illness. The days are short, the nights long, the air cold and in many cases social interaction and physical activity are reduced considerably.

What are the symptoms? Anger, restlessness, inertia, boredom, overeating, and fatigue are just some of the symptoms of this winter disease. Maybe you have experienced some, all or others not mentioned here.

And that brings us to cures. What can be done about this problem that afflicts so many? Sometimes a cure for 'Cabin fever' requires an environment re-location and some good ole fashion out-of-doors activity. And that is where Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast and the Lorain County Metro Parks can help.

First, come at stay at least two nights at the B & B for a change of scenery. See different walls, different colors, different decor. Explore new places, read about some history, experience some pampering, try out the exercise equipment to get your groove back. Sweat in the sauna and then soak in the Jacuzzi.

During the day get outdoors, into one of our Metro Parks.
Take a winter hike, try some cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Check out the ballroom dancing, bird watching, wildlife tracking, nighttime astronomy, beginning kayaking, various craft classes, and oh so much more! Most of these activities are either free or offered at minimal cost.

'Cabin Fever' can be cured! Come to Lorain County, to the Metro Parks, to Oberlin, to Hallauer House B & B.! Just 2 days away from your environment and you'll return home recharged, relaxed, refueled, and ready to seize the day! Don't wait! January specials going on right now. See a previous post or give us a call and ask for details. You won't be disappointed!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Manly Bed & Breakfast

A recent guest, when making a reservation, couldn't decide whether he wanted the Confederate or Union Room. He asked "Which is the least feminine room?" He shared that he has stayed at a few b & b's and invariably they are decorated more with the feminine touch - frilly, lacy, flowery, doily covered, pink, Victorian, and uptight (his word!) He finally booked the Union Room.

But his question got me to thinking about what Hallauer House has to offer the traveling males who would prefer a "man cave" with manly amenities. So here are 10 top things that a guy can expect to find when he stays with us.

  • Because I dislike frilly - there is no frilly, although we do have 2 canopy beds. One has a rose garland but no lace, just a straight sheer curtain on each end. You've got to have a little romance in case your significant other comes along!
  • No lace or doilies. They have to be washed and ironed - a lot!
  • No flowers - too gaudy.
  • We do have SWORDS! Lots of swords! My favorite is the walking cane that pulls apart to reveal a sword!

The Union and Confederate uniforms are very 'manly' and very appropriate for the period and a guy can really see what it would have been like to wear one of these wool uniforms in a Civil War battle.

There is a pool (summers only), treadmill, an elliptical, and a bow flex for flexing muscle and working up a sweat. And if sweat from those isn't enough then there is the dry sauna to really open up the pores!

  • A frig to chill the beer.
  • A 1956 classic Buick Super to take pictures of and if you ask Joe he would gladly give you a ride in it!
  • And consider that we are only 35 minutes from the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers stadiums.
  • Satellite TV with about 30 SPORTS CHANNELS!!!!!

So there you have it! Guys you are so welcome! Come alone. Come with friends. Come with your significant other. But do come! Stay at Hallauer House Bed and Breakfast! Give us a call! You know you want to! And you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Multiple Choice Specials!

We just returned with our family from a week long stay in super sunny Key West where we visited our Coast Guard daughter, wore shorts, and soaked up the sun and surf.

But alas, all good things must end and now here we are back in Oberlin with several inches of snow on the ground and temperatures in the teens and 20's. Cabin fever has already set in!

But the B & B is open for business and for January that means specials, specials, and more specials!!!

For the entire month of January we are offering a Multiple Choice Special! That means the deal you choose is entirely up to you! So here are your choices:
A. If you can get away for 3 nights then you may choose this deal:
Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE!

B. If you can only stay 2 nights then you might choose this deal:
Stay 1 night at the 2 night rate and get the 2nd night for HALF OFF!

C. If you can stay only 1 night then choose this deal:
Stay only 1 night and receive a 20% discount.

Now you do the math! It'll be fun! Just like back in school! Which is the better deal?!!! The question is --- with each deal, how much is a one night stay? You let us know and get another 5% off your total bill! So come and visit! Give us a call! You know you want to! You won't be disappointed!

So LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Choose the special you want and give us a call! All three choices are good until Sunday, Jan. 31. Offer good only on new reservations.