Saturday, January 29, 2011

Room Available

We just had a cancellation in the Confederate Room for the dates of February 10, 11, and 12. If you are coming to Oberlin for an audition, a college visit, or you want a romantic Valentine weekend give us a call! We would love to meet you and show you why our B & B was a finalist for Ohio B & B of the 2010! Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Best of Cleveland

The message in the email today from Positively Cleveland -  "Cleveland's Theater District is the second largest theater district in the United States - second only to the Kennedy Center in New York City? Did you also know that a trip to this region can cost 30 - 40 percent less than a trip to much larger cities, without sacrificing any of the experience?" This is such fabulous news that I just have to pass it on to all theater lovers and to anyone else thinking of visiting Northeast Ohio but wondering what there is to do here.

We have been to Cleveland's Theater District many times over the years and have seen such plays as "Wicked," "Miss Saigon," "Lion King," "Les Miserables," "South Pacific," to name just a few. Playhouse Square is a great place to go for great food, a great show, and great memories! Plan your winter getaway now and combat that cabin fever! Choose a play date and come on over. And remember that  Hallauer House B & B here in Oberlin is only a 35 minute drive into downtown Cleveland, to the theater district. So much to do, so much to see, so little time! Hope to see  you soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

ROOMS AVAILABLE for Oberlin College Auditions and College Visitations

Oberlin College students will be arriving back on campus in a couple of weeks to begin a new term and  campus visits begin again for prospective students as well as those who will be auditioning  for the Oberlin Conservatory. Audition dates have been posted on the College website as follows:

February 12, 2011

February 19, 2011 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, February 18)
February 26, 2011
March 5, 2011 (Jazz Studies auditions on Friday, March 4)

We still have some rooms left for those dates and are making a wait list in case of weather related cancellations. Call soon to book a room or go to our website to book on line with the secure server. For more information on the audition weekend schedule, check out the college link:

If your child is a high school Junior, mark your calendars for Friday, March 4 and 18th, 2011 for high school Juniors campus visitation dates and overnight dorm stays. More at this link:

High school Seniors have a chance to visit the college, not just on weekends, but also during the week. And with students who are auditioning only here on weekends, a weekday visit might be your best bet for being able to secure accommodations close to campus. We are just 4 miles from the center of campus. For more information on campus visits and student overnights go to this link: and go to our availability page to book on line or call 877-774-3406.

College visits and auditions can be very stressful on both parents and students alike but here at Hallauer House you will find a small, quiet place to relax, talk with other visiting parents and students, enjoy a great breakfast, and get a restful nights sleep. We hope to see you soon and if your child chooses Oberlin College, we hope to see you back over the next 4 years! Good luck!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Danish Guests on World Tour

Yesterday evening at 7:00 P.M. we received a call asking about that nights availability and with Janurary being a slow month we did have a room ready for guests. When I went out to greet our new guests, I did a complete double take as they disembarked from a small, uniquely painted, and highly decorated car with advertising logo and a foreign license plate. Nina Rasmussen and Hjalte Tin were extremely glad to have arrived as the car was about out of energy. The car, it turns out, is ALL electric, and they were at the end of the charge! After showing them around the B & B they asked if they could recharge the car in a 220 outlet. The only 220 plug available just happened to be in the laundry room for the electric dryer. No problem as Hjalte had an extremely long extension cord and by moving the car into the garage, he was able to quickly convert the pigtail plug and use the dryer outlet. The car needs 9 hours to recharge the batteries.

The next morning at breakfast we learned all about their adventures. They left Denmark on June 25, 2010 and are making an around the world trip (adventure!) in their 100% all electric car. Their journey has talken them already to Scandinavia, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, China, and now they are traveling across the USA. They will continue on to Canada, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Britain and Germany before returning to Denmark on May 1, 2011. The car will be shipped from New York and arrive in Spain where they will meet up with it again after it's 30 day journey on the high seas.

The car is Qashqai Electric developed and produced by AfutureEV in Denmark and is 100% electric. The Moto Mundo World Electric Tour is the ultimate test of electric car range, durability and performance as it is being driven in all different kinds of road and weather conditions.  They have driven on long, endless highways, in the dessert heat, on the jammed streets of China, and of course the cold winter temperatures of the US, and some would say, freezing Ohio! They are also testing a unique satellite receiver positioned on top of the car that gives them broadband internet. That is how they found our B & B!  The car will travel 60 to 65 mph but Hjalte likes to keep it around 45 mph so they can go further on a charge. They can travel about 100 to 125 miles between charges and are planning a stop near Youngstown tonight. I hope they can find a super B & B to which to stay the night!

Joe & I were so thrilled that we could be a part of this super adventure and meet such fascinating people who are so greatly involved in moving the world to greater sustainability. They are truely the new pioneers of the 21st century and we're glad that we met them! For more information about the adventures of Nina and Hjalte you can go to their website,