My son and I had a lovely stay here while visiting Oberlin College, which is an easy drive (under 10 minutes) from Hallauer House on quiet country roads. Joe and Susan are friendly but low-key, and their historic house is full of fascinating details and unusual items like the Confederate-era sword and uniform in our room. With all the nods to history, it still offers modern-day conveniences like plentiful outlets, good lighting, a mini-fridge (with complimentary drinks and snacks), and a comfortable bed. Water pressure wasn't ideal, and floors creaked a bit, but this is an old house.
My son enjoyed the electric baby grand piano, and I had fun flipping through the many books tucked into every corner. Breakfast was tasty (fruit with yogurt, homemade scones with jam, blueberry blintz, bacon) and Joe and Susan shared information about the town and the college with us. The real standout for me was the garden - or gardens, I should say, since there were numerous themed areas that flowed into one another around the property. Charming during the day, and absolutely magical at night, with lights scattered throughout and paths meandering along.
Joe and Susan have built lots of little thoughtful touches into Hallauer House, and I appreciate their efforts to run their place in an eco-friendly way. We were only able to stay one night, so we didn't get to use some of the facilities like the pool and gym, but we will be back if we find ourselves in Oberlin again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodations at the historical Hallauer House Bed and Breakfast consist of just 3 rooms but offer guests more amenities than most hotels or resorts. After you settle into the Union or Confederate Room or the Mason/Dixon Suite you can then explore the grounds where you will find the in-ground heated pool, the relaxing hot tub, the whimsical garden with a running stream, the large fish pond, the mini beach, the rec/exercise room, the Asian Spa, the Music room, and the Great Room. While you enjoy a 3 course complimentary breakfast served every morning in the formal dining room or out on the pool deck the innkeeper will share stories about the history of Oberlin and it's involvement in the Civil War. Guests going to Oberlin College will find that it is just a short 6 minute drive away. Here you will avoid the crowds, get quick breakfast service, and find many ways to relax. We are your mini hotel choice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast Oberlin, Ohio