Sunday, December 21, 2014

Decorated for a Civil War Christmas Celebration

The Confederate Room, the Union Room, the Mason/Dixon Suite, these are the rooms that you will find in the Hallauer House Bed and Breakfast. Here you can touch a Civil War sword, inspect a Union and Confederate uniform, find out what a lap desk is, see and touch other Civil War artifacts and peruse a library of books and publications about the Civil War. And with the season of Christmas, you can now also enjoy a Civil War Christmas tree right in your room and learn how the holiday was celebrated in the 1860's.

The Christmas tree originated in Germany in the early 1800's and the idea of the decorated tree slowly made it's way to America. By 1861 most homes had a Christmas tree and mistletoe. Green tree boughs were placed around the mantles and table tops, stockings were hung, special foods were prepared, small gifts were presented to children and servants, and Christmas cards were sent to relatives unable to travel the long distances. But because commercial ornaments were not available until the late 1800's families gathered around and made their own tree decorations. Imagine now making all of your tree ornaments!

Back in the day the family would start by making stings of popcorn and cranberries to use as garland around the tree. Then they got to work to make popcorn balls and dry fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears, lemons that could be hung on the tree branches after a string or ribbon was punched through. Pine cones, nuts, and small gifts, such as, little books, paint boxes, jewelry, pencils, balls decorated with burlap, fabric and ribbons, and little trinkets and small toys were all hung. Paper was used to make cones which were then filled with hard candies and hung by ribbons on the trees. Small penny rug ornaments were made of wool to hang. At the end of some tree branches a small candle was attached and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the candles were lit, though for just a very short time. 

Stockings on the mantle were usually filled with hard candies, apples, oranges, balls of wool, a pair of gloves, hats, and scarves. The first illustration of Santa was done by Thomas Nast in 1863. It portrayed Santa in an outfit of striped pants and star spangled jacket making 'Santa' a Union patriot.

This year at Hallauer House we have decorated a Civil War Christmas tree for each guest room. On each you will find the popcorn and cranberry garland, dried fruits, small toys, balls of burlap and fabric, little penny rung ornaments, cones filled with candy, and pine cones hung with ribbons. What you will not find is the candle! But we have cheated just a little and instead of wax candles that burn, you will find little electric candles just to add that touch of glow! 

We invite you to come and be our guest this holiday. Enjoy the Christmas tree and fireplace in your room, the large tree in the downstairs, and the decorated mantles with candle light. Have a 4 course breakfast in the glow of a candle lit dining room. So give us a call when you want to experience a Christmas past.

And if you are still looking for a perfect gift for that someone special, we do have Gift Certificates available. Why give stuff when you can give the gift of love and history!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gore Orphanage - Haunted with Ghosts


After each of our daughters turned 16 and began driving, one of the first places they headed for was Gore Orphanage Road here in Lorain County, just a few miles from the B & B. So, you may ask, what is so special about this particular road that teenagers would want to go there and at night no less! The story that our daughters and the locals will tell you is that there is one location on the road that is HAUNTED with the sounds of screaming ghosts! 

As the legend goes this one location on Gore Road was the site of Hope Orphanage which some say burned down on the morning of November 22, 1910 trapping the children inside and now their spirits haunt the site with their screams for help. The road was originally named Gore Rd. but the word Orphanage was added when Hope Orphanage was located there.

Now there is a movie in production about this legend of Gore Orphanage set to open in 2015! Check out the link for all the details about the movie.

To get background for this BLOG post I typed in gore orphanage and got a wealth of websites devoted to the Gore Orphanage so if you really want to learn about the legend before the movie comes out check out some of these sites. Read about it and then you decide - is it legend or is it fact? And if it is fact, is Gore Orphanage Rd. in Vermilion, Ohio really HAUNTED?! Read about it and then let us know what you think. Real and haunted or just a legend? And if you want to see the site for yourself come and stay and we will point the way!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Geocaching - New Event

So how many of you know of or have participated in GEOCHACHING If this is a new term for you then let me explain what  geocaching is. It is a global scavenger hunt involving deposits of information and items hidden around areas in communities where you use your GPS to navigate to the hiding places. Website gets more than 123 million visits annually and it noted geocaching has grown by 30 percent a year in recent years. The directory of GeoTours spans from our local Lorain County to Alsace, France, to 44 geocaches in the Andes Mountains of Peru. What a great way to explore the world! Extensive details can be found at the geocaching website.

Beginning in October this popular activity is coming to Lorain County and you are invited to participate! This is an adventure for individuals, couples, families, cyclists, teams. Come and play the game then stick around to enjoy the Metro Parks, the wineries, the shopping, the Zip Line, the museums, the fall colors, and much more. 

The kick off is this Saturday, October 4 where the cache coordinates will be revealed. There already are 49 geocaches hidden along the North Coast Inland Trail between Kipton, Oberlin and Elyria, and the trails that connect High Meadows, Bur Oak, Day’s Dam and the Steel Mill Trail of Lorain and Sheffield Village. There is also an Underground Railroad geocache trail around Oberlin. To find out the coordinates attend the breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Black River Landing Transportation Center, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain. The new geocache trail coordinates will be released at 11 a.m. Then you are off and running or driving or biking. Have fun! And remember we have great accommodations here at Hallauer House so come, play, and stay!

Check out this article in the Morning Journal for some more information.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

B & B's for Vets

For a number of years the bed and breakfast industry has had a program called B & B's for Vets as a way of thanking active duty military and veterans from all branches for their service to our country. Over 400 B & B's nation wide have participated in the program by offering a free night or discounts.

This will be the 5th year that Hallauer House B & B is offering all 3 of our rooms for FREE to active and retired military personnel. This is on a first to call first to get a room basis and spouses and significant others are most welcome to join you. The night we have set aside for you is Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

Here are some of the things you will find at Hallauer House:

  • Civil War stories, artifacts, and uniforms (be glad you didn't have to wear one of those!)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong
  • Exercise equipment
  • Dry heat sauna
  • Free WIFI
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Indoor fireplaces
  • Whirlpool tub
  • Friendly hosts - Joe is a veteran and our daughter is in the US Coast Guard and her close friend is in the Airforce
While here you can explore Oberlin: the Art Museum, the Heritage Center,  the restored movie theater, the quaint shops, the many fine restaurants, and Oberlin College campus. Just a short distance away is the Canopy Tour and Zip Line as well as our local wineries.

So don't wait. Pick up the phone and call 877-774-3406 or 440-774-3400 to get your free night! And be sure to check out the B & B's for Vets website for other b and b's in the free night program just in case we are full or too far away. Hope to see you soon and thank you all for your service.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Winery Entertainment in Lorain County

Coming to Lorain County this weekend? Do you like wine? How about entertainment while you drink wine? Then check out what is going on at the closest wineries to Hallauer House B & B.

Matus Winery is the closet at 3 miles down US Rt. 20 to Gore Orphanage Rd. Y
This weekend  drink wine or peach mango and sangria slushies while you listen to guitar music by Dan Robertson.

Paper Moon Winery offers acoustic entertainment by Big Fin and on Saturday enjoy jazz by Two-Bari Saxes.

And if you like classic cars and good food, you must go to Vermilion Valley Winery where they are hosting a clam bake and a classic car show on Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th.

Have a great time and enjoy the wine!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Recipe - Blueberry Oatmeal Streusel French Toast

So this mornings menu consisted of
Mango and cherries topped with Cherry Sorbet, 
Jelly Doughnut Muffins
Blueberry Oatmeal Streusel French Toast
drizzled with Warm Maple Rum Sauce
Honey Mustard Sausage links

The votes came in that everything was great especially the blueberry french toast and all three guests requested the recipe. So below find said recipe!

serves 8
12 1- inch thick slices french bread 
1 pint blueberries
8 large eggs
3 cups half and half
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 T. ground cinnamon

1. Coat a 9 X 12 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
2. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes and layer evenly in baking dish.
3. Sprinkle blueberries on top of bread cubes
4. Combine eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and beat for 2 minutes on med. speed. Pour mixture over bread.

1 cup toasted pecans
1 stick softened butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 T. dark corn syrup
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1. Place pecans in single layer on cookie sheet and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. Combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup and mix on medium high speed for about 2 min. until creamy.
3. Fold in pecans, oats, and nutmeg and mix just to combine.
4. Dollop topping on top of  bread. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning:
1. Bring the dish to room temperature while preheating oven to 375 degrees
2. Place dish in oven with rimmed baking sheet underneath to catch drippings (It will drip!)
3. Bake covered with foil for 45 minutes.
4. Remove foil and bake another 10 - 15 minutes until set.
5. Lower oven temperature to 275 degrees and leave for another 10-15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 20 minutes until firm.
7. Drizzle with warm Maple Rum Sauce

Makes 2 cups
11/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup plus 3 T. spiced rum
3 tsp. cornstarch 

1. Combine the cream, sugar, maple syrup, and 1/3 cup rum in sauce pan and bring to a boil SLOWLY over low heat.
2. Dissolve corn starch in remaining 3 T of rum.
3. Whisk the cornstarch mixture, lower the heat, and cook for another 2 minutes, until thickened.
4. Remove from heat. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator for few days or freeze up to 3 weeks.

 Recipe adapted from The Art of Breakfast by Dana Moos

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cooper International Piano Competition

This clip is just a few seconds of music from the Cooper International Piano Competition which was held at Oberlin College during the week of July 19-25, 2014.

The music being played by this performer was, to my untrained ear, astonishing and superb and sounded completely flawless! She is just 13 years old but has the confidence and poise of a mature adult. She even placed flowers on the road to apologize to the composer Franz Liszt for the mistakes she made while playing his music! We just heard perfection in her playing!

This performer that I am speaking of is Miss Allison To who, with her mother Stephanie and teacher Ethan Dong, spent the 10 days of the competition with us here at Hallauer House. She advanced through to the 40 minute Concerto Round where she played Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11, Allegro maestoso, Romanze-Larghetto, and Rhondo-Vivace. We were so thrilled for her performance but were sorry to  learn that she did not advance to the recital finals but, the good news, she says she will be back in two years for the next Cooper Competition!  

As I mentioned above, Allison is just 13 years old but she has performed at The Beverly Hills Hotel in California, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Utah, and concert stages in Tennessee and Ohio. She has performed a solo recital at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Yamaha Salon in New York.        From Oberlin she will return to her home and then make a journey to Germany for another piano competition. The New York Concert Review described Allison as "one of the most refined and artistic players for her age and perhaps any age."

It was also a great pleasure to meet Allison's teacher, Ethan Dong who is a concert pianist in his own right and who is more than willing to share his talent with the next generation. And Stephanie, Allison's mom, is raising a remarkable daughter. Her daughter is a talented competitor but still centered and grounded as a normal teenager.

The International Cooper Competition at Oberlin College will bring in talented violinists next year and then in 2016 we hope to welcome back our Allison To. Good luck in Germany and all the other competitions between now and summer of 2016. And remember, we'll keep the lights on for you! You rock!  Stay in touch! See you soon!!!!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cleveland Segway Tour

Cleveland has really been in the news lately with the Gay Games, the Republican convention, and the return of Lebron James! And Oberlin is a neighbor to this robust and amazing city! So when you come to visit us here, plan a day to drive the 40 minutes into down town Cleveland and find out what the hoopla is all about!

The best way to really get the history and feel of Cleveland is to take a tour just like you would do in one of the mega cities like New York or San Francisco. We took the Trolley tour a few years ago and discovered many new and interesting things about the city and we've lived here for over 40 years!  Then just today in my inbox there appeared a Groupon for the new  Segway tour. These seem to be all the rage in cities around the country. So why not grab a Groupon for the Segway Tour and find out why Cleveland is for sure 'the best location in the nation!' Click for the link for the Groupon.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Oberlin's Amazing Smartphone Race

Do you have a smartphone! Do you like to solve clues? Do you love history?  Do you like to walk? Do you like friendly competition? Do you like solving clues? If you answered yes to all of the above then you should come to Oberlin and take part in the Amazing Oberlin Smartphone Race! All that is needed is 2 to 4 persons per team, with one person on each team with a smartphone. You start at the Oberlin Heritage Center where you are texted the first clue. When a team figures out an answer, they send a text or photo back to the center and receive the next clue. Now there are a total of 14 clues, covering about 2 miles, and should take you about 90 minutes if you are not side tracked for ice cream, coffee, or a beer!

This is a super activity to add to that list of things to do when you visit Oberlin, Ohio during your 'Staycation!' You may find there are so many activities to schedule that you will need several days to get it all in! You need to make time for the Oberlin Heritage Center and tours, the Oberlin Art Museum, the Oberlin Theater Festival, the Zip Line Canopy Tour, the antique shops, the quaint downtown shops, and then you need to take time to stop, smell the roses, and relax by the pool at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast. You can race from now til  October!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The International Gay Games Comes to Cleveland

Thirty-two years ago the first International Gay Games was held in San Francisco and every 4 years since has been held in cities in the US, Germany, Australia, Canada and The Netherlands. We are excited that this year, August 9 - 16, the games will be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and expectations are that 9,000 athletes will participate and close to 20,000 guests, spectators, performers and volunteers will flock into the city and surrounding areas. Hallauer House Bed and Breakfast will welcome all participants and guests so come early, stay late, enjoy the games while you also enjoy a taste of history and the modern amenities at the B & B just 15 miles west of Cleveland right off of  I480/US Rt. 20.

The kick off ceremony to open the Gay Games will begin on Saturday, August 9 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. at Quicken Loans Arena as the participants march in according to geographic locations. And just like the Olympic games there will be entertainment with spectacular production numbers, dancers, music, speeches, and the raising of the Rainbow Flag. The closing ceremony will take place on Saturday August 16 on Mall C across from the Cleveland Convention Center.

And now the Games begin! There will be competition in:
basketball, bowling, power lifting, open lake swimming, pool swimming, rowing, triathlon, tennis, volleyball, rodeo, golf, diving, cheering, 10K & 5K road race, billiards, darts, ice hockey, martial arts, rock climbing, racket ball, road racing, sailing, softball, track and field, wrestling, body building, dance, cycling, water polo, beach volleyball, ice skating, sailing, squash, flag football, soccer, table tennis, and synchronized swim. Wow! Hope I didn't miss one!

There will be lots of entertainment in the way of comedy, theater, conferences, dancing, great food, tours to local attractions and museums, cruises, and much, much more. The Festival Village will be the hub of the games where participants, family, guests, and the public can gather to meet and greet and have fun times!

So we welcome all to come to our great Cleveland area. You may come as a stranger but you will leave as a friend! We are all one human family so we will "take the flame and pass it on."
Take the Flame (3’17”) By Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Lyricist

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Underground Railroad Quilt

People often ask us what we like most about owning a bed and breakfast and our response is always the same. It's the people who come and stay and share a part of themselves with us.

This past week we had guests from Michigan, Kathie and Robert Fiedler, who found our listing as an Underground Railroad house in Ohio. Kathie is an accomplished quilter and came to our area in search of quilting fabric in historical patterns. Before leaving she showed us her remarkable Underground Railroad quilt of patterned squares that were codes to help slaves escape the bonds of captivity and travel the treacherous trek from the Southern states to safety in Canada before the Civil War. It was through Oberlin, Ohio that many of these slaves seeking freedom came to pass through. And our B & B, with the basement hiding place and floor plug above could have been one such place of safety and refuge.

Kathie gave us a very knowledgeable explanation of what each of the squares coded message meant such as the Log Cabin square hung out meant "Safe House." The Shirt Pattern square meant that clothing could be found here. Arrow in a pattern pointed north to freedom. The Bow Tie square was a symbol indicating that one needed to don a disguise and seek clothing that reflected a person of higher status.  And more squares too numerous to mention because I didn't take notes! You could tell that as she talked she was telling us about a labor of love. Her heart and soul is reflected in the work of her accomplishment and we are so thrilled that she shared this with us. The pictures below show only a small part of the loving labor that is reflected in this fabulous quilt. Thank you so much Kathie for sharing it with us. Someday maybe we will have a small wall hanging of an Undergound Railroad quilt!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Oberlin Summer Theater

Oberlin Summer Theater is back for its 6th season so be the first to get your FREE tickets to one or all of these fabulous plays. This festival has become one of the most popular and family friendly events in all of Northeast Ohio. Word has spread over the years and now people are making this a destination stop.

The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival is supported by Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory and is made up of professional equity actors, local non-equity players, and interns who are recent graduates and current Oberlin students. There will also be a summer Shakespeare Day Camp July 28 to Aug. 1st for high school students to learn the art of acting.

So this years festival will include the following 3 plays:

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
June 27 - August 1, 2014
A comedy appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Come Back Little Sheba by William Inge
July 5 - August 2, 2014
Adult themes so recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Secret Garden by Thomas W. Olsen
July 11 - August 2, 2014
For all ages from 5 up

Notice that the play schedules overlap. That is because each play is performed three times a week, each week. So if you come and stay for a week you will be able to attend all three play performances!

Click here for calendar of productions and complete box office details. And remember that tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance so it is on a first come basis. Sell outs do occur!

Now if you want to see all three plays then make Oberlin your vacation destination. Stay at Hallauer House B & B, enjoy our amenities, and during the day explore all Lorain County has to offer from museums, to antique shops, to the Zip Line Tour, to Cedar Point, to Lake Erie, and much more.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The New Zip Line Canopy Tour!

Hold on to your hats! Strap yourself in! We have a brand new FUN and AMAZING activity coming this June to Lorain County and it is located just a few miles west of Oberlin! Did you ever want to go to the top of the trees and look down on the nature above and below you? Did you ever want to experience the thrill of riding down a zip line, walking up stairs to the top of a tree, or walk across a suspended bridge over 100 feet above the ground? Well you can do all of that and you can do it right here in Lorain County, Ohio!

Common Ground is a non-profit organization which "provides innovative programs that nurture the body, challenge the mind, and renew the spirit of each individual to: embrace who they are, realize their potential, and experience their connection to all things." And now they will be providing us an unprecedented journey through nature to discover our inner selves. Coming this June is the first northeast Ohio Canopy Tour! 

Picture yourself at the top of the trees 100 feet above the ground. You will climb the treetops, zip down, go up the staircase, walk across the aerial bridge, zip some more, all across the 29 acres. As you stop at each elevation your guide, who will be with you through the entire journey, will point out the nature that you are observing. Your last stop, 2 1/2 hours after you began, will be to repel down from the top to the ground level. Be prepared to scream and shout with delight as you experience the beauty and exhilaration of life and nature in the fast lane!

The Canopy Tour website will be on line about the middle of April and then you can register and reserve your spot on-line. The cost is $85.00 per person for a 2 1/2 hour experience. In the meantime check out the Common Ground website and register your email for updates.

So start planning that vacation! Come to OHIO and experience all that we have to offer! A Canopy Tour Package deal is coming so check back for details. When you stay with us we can help you plan a different activity for each day that you are here. And don't forget, when your day is done or the heat has you down, come back to us and take a swim in the POOL!!!!!!!!

Come on! Give us a call! Set up your Canopy Tour and reserve your stay at the historical Civil War themed 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast!!!! You know you want to!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Happy National Pancake Day! Have you had your pancakes yet? Well if you missed them at breakfast this morning have no fear for you can have them for dinner! But stop!! Don't open that box of pancake mix! With so many recipes to be found in cook books and on the internet it doesn't take all that much more to make your very own from scratch. They will taste oh so much better! So to get you started, I am posting a fast and simple recipe to get you started. Be creative with this. Think of the possibilities!

Quick and Easy Pancakes

 Prep Time - 5 min.     Cook time - 6-8 min. Yield: About 8 or 9 pancakes using a 1/4 cup to dip batter

     1 cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat, soy)
     1 tablespoon sugar
     2 tablespoons baking powder (yes, you read that right - tablespoons!)
     1/8 teaspoon salt
     1 cup milk (whole, 2%, skim, soy, almond, rice)
     2 tablespoons vegetable oil

     1. Begin by setting all ingredients and needed equipment out on the counter
     2. Preheat an electric skillet to 350 degrees or skillet on range unit to medium.
     3. Measure and combine the first 4 ingredients in bowl.
     4. Measure and add milk and oil to dry ingredients
     5. Mix to incorporate but don't overmix
     6. When a splash of water sizzles on the pan then it is hot enough
     7. Dip out 1/4 measuring cup of batter and pour it into the hot skillet
     8. When bubbles appear in center of pancake and edges become firm, then flip them over very carefully
     9. Cook on second side until brown and cakes are firm.
    10. Repeat till all are cooked; keep others warm in oven.

This recipe allows you to be your creative self! Add fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, other flavorings, use different flours, milks, non dairy, gluten free. Experiment! Have fun! And don't forget to drizzle some Ohio Maple Syrup all over the top!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Star Power!

Best actress nominee and winner. Outstanding directing in comedy series. Best TV series comedy. Outstanding writer nominee. Critics Choice, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Director's Guild. All awards won by a guest coming to Oberlin College on February 8, 2014 for the Guest Recital Series. Care to guess who it might be? Her TV series began in 2012 on HBO and she recently appeared on the cover of VOGUE magazine.

You guessed it - Lena Dunham! She is a 2008 graduate of Oberlin College and will be returning to her alma mater to speak in Finney Chapel. The event is FREE but a ticket is required. OC students, faculty, alumni, and staff get first choice. The general public is invited to submit ticket requests by Friday, January 31st. You must send a stamped, self addressed envelope along with your request (only 2 tickets per household) to: Central Ticket Service, 67 North Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074. All mail order requests must be postmarked by January 31!

So come to Oberlin! Have dinner! Stay awhile! Spend the night! Give us a call!

Monday, January 13, 2014

January Thaw Special Rates

January Thaw Special Rates!!!

25% OFF Rooms & Packages
from January 13 - 31, 2014.

Need a reason to take a break this month? Let us count the ways!

1. January rates for the Union and Confederate Rooms, the Mason/Dixon Suite, and ALL packages at Hallauer House B & B are priced at a 10 year low for this month! So savings abound!

2. Never been to a bed and breakfast before? With these low rates now is the time to give us a try! 

3. With an over night stay you can here stories at breakfast about the Civil War and Oberlin's roll in the Underground Railroad.

4. You will receive a complimentary 3 course "gourmet-ish' breakfast in the morning of your stay.

5. You can come and play! Games that is! Ping pong, pool, chess, WII sports and more, Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Gettysburg, Rubicube, card games, Cribbage, and Trivial Pursuit! Maybe we can even find some more to add to this list. No need to sit in your room.

6. Like music? We have a music room! Play the digital piano, pick up the guitar, sit by the fire.

7. Always wanted to try out a dry heat far-infrared sauna? Now would be the time!  And then relax in the whirling water of the Jacuzzi tub with candle light and soft music. We have it all in our Asian Spa! And you can reserve it for an entire day of your stay at no extra charge!

8. Are you on an exercise plan and can't take a day off from it? Have no fear! We have our own fitness center in our rec room! Treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, Bowflex, and an inversion table. New to exercise? Then come here and try things out before spending the big bucks on your own equipment or on a gym plan.

9. Want to give a significant other some special gift? The Romance Package comes with flowers, dinner, champagne, and souvenir glasses. The Spa Spectacular Package comes with use of Spa, dinner, champagne, and basket of spa goodies. That special person will be so impressed! 

10. Do you just love history? Well then the History Package is for you! The book "The Town That Started the Civil War, tickets to Oberlin Heritage Center, dinner and a Civil War Penny rug are all included in this package.

Just wanna get away? Then now is the time to come and stay. And remember-----

Everything is 25% OFF From January 13th to January 31st!!