My wife Judy and I stayed at Hallauerhouse for two nights - as a getaway (an hour from our house) to a great college town (Oberlin) with fine restaurants, a surprisingly good art museum, heritage sites some of which are associated with the Underground Railroad, bike trails, activities (arts, etc.) sponsored by Oberlin College and the ambiance of a small college town.
Hallauerhouse is a wonderful b&b in almost every way. Joe and Susan are friendly and accommodating hosts. Their house is comparable to a small Civil War museum. On display are antiques (books, photos, pieces) from that period which Joe has collected over a lifetime. Without much prodding Joe will tell you some interesting stories about the history of their house (from 1830) and the Civil War. We stayed in the Union Room which was lovely as are the other guest rooms.
Some of the positives of Hallauerhouse: Clean, home-made gourmet style breakfasts, a music room (piano and guitar available), a sauna and whirlpool room, a pool, a beautiful garden with walkways, quiet surrounding area, a 5-10 minute car ride to the center of Oberlin, a decent size room with a super comfortable bed and a refrigerator in the room filled with soft drinks and snacks - all free and a beautiful house steeped in history. My wife and I can't wait to stay here again. Hallauer House has our highest recommendation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Civil War themed B & B located just 5 minutes from Oberlin College. Relax in a country setting surrounded by trees, gardens, and heated pool. Rest in a fantastic bed in your room with a private bath, satellite TV, small frig, free wireless internet and in the mornings enjoy a fabulous complimentary full three course breakfast. Come as a stranger but leave as a friend! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast Oberlin, Ohio