Monday, November 21, 2011

Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2011 is Small Business Saturday and there is a movement afoot to encourage people to shop that day at a small, local business instead of one of the retail giants. So let us remind you that a bed and breakfast is a small business! Yes, we sell a service, a hospitality service that can be purchased in the form of a gift certificate for those very special people on your Christmas shopping list. And your friend or loved one will get to celebrate you and your gift twice - once upon receiving it and again when they take their getaway to the B & B!

Here at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast, gift certificates are available in any amount, for any number of days, or for any special package. We also do a 'Themed Gift Card Package' to help you in your gift giving.

Now for more good news! On Small Business Saturday, November 26, we are offering all of our gift certificates at a 25% discount!

So here is what you need to do. Visit our website, decide what amount, package, or theme you would like, give us a call at 877-774-3406 or 440-774-3400, order your gift certificate, swing by the B & B and pick it up, or make arrangements for us to mail it to you. This offer is good only on Nov. 26. Think about it! And remember - B & B's are the Better Way to Stay!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

To all of our veterans and active duty military personnel, we're sending a shoutout! Thank you for your service, especially to our daughter in the Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2, Emily Woodward. Very proud of you Emily. Love you and miss you. 

And to all of you in the military or retired, remember to check the website B and B's for Vets next year and reserve a FREE overnight accommodation in honor of Veterans Day. This year we welcomed to Hallauer House two retired veterans, both army. And throughout the year, you can enjoy our military discount. Hope to see you soon!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Wedding

Your invitation has arrived! You are cordially invited to attend "A Wedding," the comedic opera based on Robert Altman's 1978 witty and hilarious film. The operatic stage performance, being sung in English, depicts the comedic drama of  two very dysfunctional and hilarious families during the Corelli and Brenner wedding. The ceremony gets off to a terrible start when the vacant "fuddy-duddy" type minister flubs his lines. Then the Corelli matriarch proceeds to drop dead but the unaware guests continue to talk to her because Dr. Meecham has concealed her lack of life so as not to spoil the party! And just like many weddings, the guests are busy drinking, making out, and letting secrets and infidelities out of the bag. I think you can start to see the picture!

The music is as complex as the plot with sambas, arias, rock and roll, and Broadway tunes all rolled out to make this a fun performance. So mark your calendar and plan to attend one of the performances at Hall Auditorium, Oberlin College. Your choices: Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 P.M.; Friday, Nov. 18 at 8:00 P.M.; Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 P.M. Ticket prices: Single ticket - $12.00, Seniors - $8.00 but all are $3.00 more when purchased at the door. Buy on-line at; phone 440-775-8169 or 800-371-0178 to reserve early.

And why drive home after the performance? Have a night cap at one of our fine restaurants and then stay the night at Hallauer House B & B and wake up to a full 4 course breakfast in the morning. What a way to start the holidays! Go ahead! Pick up the phone. Make your reservations. You know you want to!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oberlin Honors

If you need a new magazine to read this month, then be sure to pick up the November issue of Ohio Magazine and read about it's recognition of Oberlin as one of "Ohio's Best Hometowns." This is the sixth annual contest sponsored by the magazine where nominations are done on-line by it's readers. The city finalists were determined by the editorial staff and then visits were conducted to each community. Evaluations were based on community spirit, environment, culture, education, entertainment, health and safety, and business.

So now you just might be wondering why Oberlin is such a good town in which to live and work and why you might want to put us on your list of places to visit.  We have community picnics and events in the park, things like Doggy Do, the Wacky Parade, Juneteenth, history walks, free concerts, to name but a few. The town is well on the way to being a leader in environmental sustainability with our many LEED buildings. We have over 300 cultural and entertainment events a year in conjunction with Oberlin College and the Conservatory. We have live theater, dance, operas, and musicians visiting from all over the world as well as a world renowned art museum and a fabulous heritage museum.  The College and the Conservatory attract students from every state and every country, The public schools have the IB program and have achieved an excellent rating from the state and 100% college attendance for the class of 2011. Look for entertainment coming up from the Cleveland Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, Marilyn Horne, and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.

Oberlin may be a small college town but we offer the residents and visitors a great variety of shops in which to explore. We survived the 'Big Box' invasion! There is the bookstore, the bead shop, the vintage 5 and 10, the artists gallery, the bike shop, antique shops, African ware, furniture, yarn of all varieties, candles and gifts, crafts, flowers,  jewlery, clothing and more.

Need good food? We have that covered with your choice of dining in over 14 different restaurants, from fine dining to casual pizza. 

All of this in a town of under 10,000 resident! Read the article and then plan your visit. Stay a few days and you'll see why we are one of Ohio's Best Hometowns! Give us a call here at Hallauer House. 440-774-3400. We would love to have you stay with us during your visit. Come on. Pick up the phone. You know you want to!