Saturday, April 13, 2013

An Evening at the Theater

We are so lucky to live so close to one of the up and coming revitalized cities in the country. I could start naming all the wonderful things going on in Cleveland, if you want to read a whole long list, but perhaps one of the best and most important things is the fantastic theater district. Cleveland has the best theater district second only to New York. Would you believe that Cleveland now has 10 theaters in Playhouse Square, all within the downtown area! We have the Allen, the Hannah, the Ohio, the State, the Palace, the Westfield Studio, the 14th Street, Kennedy's, Second Stage, and the Lab Theater! A variety of productions take place year round. And now many restaurants are moving into the area offering great food for enjoyment before the theater production begins.

It was our great opportunity to attend a theater production at the Palace Theater this past week - the Broadway play, "War Horse." It was fabulous! And the "horses" were unbelievably realistic with the mannerisms and movements of a real horse. The puppeteers were excellent! We had a great time. The Palace is beautiful. Our seats were on the balcony level with an unobstructed view of the stage.

Two upcoming popular productions coming soon are "The Lion King" and "The Book of Morman". We are looking forward to attending both! So what I'd like everyone to realize is that Cleveland is THE PLACE! Why fight the big city congestion when you can vacation in Northern Ohio and see some great theater! Give us a shot at making your day! And remember that Oberlin and Hallauer House B & B are just 40 minutes west of Cleveland. We'd love to  have you stay with us on your trip to the theater! Give us a call!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Yeah! The first annual National Wine Tourism Day is being celebrated on Saturday, May 11, 2013! Special events around the country are being held that day to honor the grape that brings us "the liquid of the gods!" Wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine tourism businesses, like Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast, are offering special events and special deals to celebrate the importance (and fun) of wine tourism.

North Coast Grapevine Tours in Lorain is offering a special tour, visiting 4 wineries, sampling wines at each stop, and having lunch at one of them. We thought it would be great to offer a deal also. If you read our previous post about Inn Rewards, you will see our special deal for guests coming to us from that website. We are extending that deal to anyone who is celebrating WINE and visiting Ohio wineries on May 11, 2013. That deal is: stay with us one or two nights and upon check-in receive a complimentary bottle of Ohio Wine from one of our local wineries and a snack tray of cheese and crackers. And don't forget that May 12 is Mother's Day! Don't you think Mom would just love visiting a few wineries and staying at a B & B to enjoy more fine wine? We only have 2 rooms left so call now to reserve your spot to celebrate wine and mom! Be sure to mention this post from FB or the Blog to get the wine deal. See you soon!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New B & B Directory

A new Bed and Breakfast Directory is now up and running and it is called & B's have come together to encourage people to stay at a  B & B instead of a cookie cutter hotel. B & B's are unique with no two exactly alike anywhere you go. Some are Victorian, some are country, some are city, some are western, some are small, some are large, some have a whirlpool in each room, some have a fireplace, some are historic, some are modern, some are formal, some are informal. And the list goes on!

So to encourage people to try a B & B, this new worldwide website was created to bring Innkeepers together who are offering guests rewards for staying with them. Some are offering percentages off, some are offering a stay of 2 nights get third night free. Some are offering free coffee mugs or wine glasses, some are offering spa products, some are offering baked goods, and we are offering our reward - a COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF OHIO WINE AND A CHEESE AND CRACKER TRAY upon check-in. Check out this link to our page on the website.

We plan to change our reward monthly so we can offer a variety of incentives for our guests to enjoy. So if you are looking for a really nice place to stay, check out this website  But remember, no matter which B & B you reserve with, you must mention their reward code at the time of booking. Not good to mention it upon your arrival! So we look forward to hearing from you. Give us a call. You know you want to! We'll give you a reward!