4.8 on August 16, 2014
Hosts were friendly but not intrusive, rooms, bath and beds were clean and cozy and breakfast was delicious. It was the first time my teens had stayed at a B&B, and thanks to this stay, it would not be the last. Be sure to check out the gardens. Location is brilliant for Oberlin visit.
5 on July 30, 2014
We definitely will stay here again when we go to Oberlin next time..
5 on July 22, 2014
Would very much recommend to anyone, You will find gracious hosts with lots of local information and history they willingly share. I loved the breakfasts everyday, just delicious, They even packed a to go for us our last morning since we left very early for a 10 hour drive home, Would definitely stay again,
4.0 on July 21, 2014
The suite was a perfect space for our family while we visited Oberlin College. The hosts are very nice and helpful, as well as a font of information about the area and Oberlin College history. Breakfast was delicious!
3.8 on July 20, 2014
First visit there and first stay at a B&B. Hosts were nice, breakfast was good, rooms were clean and would stay again.
5 on July 16, 2014
Joe and Susan are the perfect hosts. Theme gardens include a fountain, flowing stream and gazebo. Breakfast was served poolside. Learn about this community's role in the Underground Railroad and the Civil Rights movement. Great local shops and restaurants. Don't forget your bathing suit.
5 on July 04, 2014
We pedaled our tandem 40 miles to stay at the Hallauer House. It was well worth the trip. Susan and Joe were awesome, and so is their House.
5 on June 18, 2014
Lovely rooms and gardens in a Civil War era house. Joe and Sue are gracious, accommodating hosts. Wonderful breakfasts. A great place to stay.
5 on June 17, 2014
This was everything I could ask for in a bed-and-breakfast -- picturesque and romantic, delicious food, lovely grounds. Highly recommended!
4.4 on June 13, 2014
My only criticism is the amount of food served for breakfast. I would have preferred to have a choice about the portions.
5 on June 02, 2014
Since we are caregivers we could only spare 2 days this years for a break. A beautiful romantic 10th year anniv. break. It was so wonderful. Thank You.
5 on June 01, 2014
A wonderful visit. Because we were arriving in Oberlin a day before the reunion, we needed a B&B. The reviews for Hallauer were excellent. We stayed in the Union room, filled with Civil War and 19th century memorabilia. The gardens are gorgeous. We wish we could have stayed longer. Janet & Allen, Calif.
4.8 on April 15, 2014
Wonderful historic house, friendly and knowledgeable hosts, delicious breakfast. And it was well set up to accommodate our son in the same room. Great place!
4.2 on March 16, 2014
Joe and Susan were wonderful hosts for my two night visit to Oberlin, Ohio. The breakfasts were delicious and the house full of historic, civil war memorabilia.
5 on March 14, 2014
Delightful old house updated with modern amenities including a spa area. Whirlpool jacuzzi was especially appreciated on a cold snowy evening. Antiques and Civil War theme throughout. Breakfast was phenomenal.
4.8 on February 12, 2014
Rooms a bit drafty and cold. Understandable considering time of year we visited and not a detract ion from the stay. Excellent location and owners!
4.8 on December 26, 2013
This was our second stay at Hallauer House. Innkeepers Joe and Sue are warm and welcoming. The breakfasts are outstanding and the home has a lot of history. This is THE place to stay if you're a Civil War buff. Our second stay was in December so we couldn't enjoy the grounds or pool but we'll definitely be back there in warmer weather. Steve and Alison Hilsabeck
5 on November 25, 2013
What a relaxing and hospitable visit! John and Susan truly know how to make one feel at home and to remove all the cares often associated with being at home such as making breakfast! We were totally overwhelmed with the beautiful table settings each morning and even moreso with the elegant presentation of the food that tasted better than most of the restaurants we have been to! The room was comfortable and comforting as were the surroundings. John's knowledge about the home and area far surpassed our expectations. Thank you for a truly wonderful visit. We look foward to returning.
5 on October 15, 2013
Staying at the Hallauer House was suggested to us by a relative that stayed there earlier this year. What a great recommendation it was! We enjoyed everything about it, great hosts, great food, comfortable environment etc. If you enjoy historic homes and the history of the civil war, you will definitely enjoy a stay at this bed and breakfast!
4.6 on September 19, 2013
This was a very cozy and comfortable B&B. Joe and Susan were excellent hosts and the food was to die for. The location is off of the beaten path and in some of Ohio's more attractive woodlands.
4.4 on August 31, 2013
The rooms were beautiful and amenities delightful but unfortunately they Misunderstood a conversation to indicate a need to change the menu to a vegan menu. While well meant I specifically don't mention dietary issues in dining establishments and limit myself around what I can eat.
5 on August 26, 2013
We love history. Unfortunately had I been living in the 1830-70's timeframe, I would probably have been a scullery maid. SO the opportunity to step back in time & eat & sleep in a REAL early 1800's house was too much to resist! We discovered Hallauer House a few years ago when attending the Lorain County Fair in nearby Wellington, OH (another must-go!) We have returned each time we head back to Ohio. The ambiance of the house with its Union Bedroom & Confederate Bedroom, not to mention the breakfasts with taste that matches the eye appeal are just the tip of the iceberg. There is a big heated pool, lots of seating & playthings for the pool & beyond that a fantastic whimsical walk back to the Gazebo where you can relax, listen to nature's orchestra or play a variety of CD's on the recorder. A stream meanders from up toward the pool down next to the gazebo. Currently an "alligator" & "duck" mosey around in circles. When we approached one morning, a live frog was sitting on the alligator's head. Turtles have been known to venture in too, that's why there are no more fish. RELAXING! You don't have a care in the world. I suppose I should have brought my 'Scarlett O'Hara dress' however, on that point I am thankful we can dress for the weather. Imagine having to swelter outside in all those clothes. OH YES... for a house as old as it is... Totally up to date with HVAC throughout. cool in summer, warm in winter. Jacuzzi, Sauna, all the amenities. Nearby Oberlin boasts their famous college & parents book Hallauer house up wayyy in advance to stay at this wonderful bit of history tucked in the Ohio byway. Did I mention that Joe's civil war knowledge makes hearing history fun? He discovered from former owners that it was one of the places in Ohio where the underground railroad thrived. Both he & Sue are wonderful hosts who cater to your dietary needs or any thing else they can to accommodate guests. That's why we keep returning. Love it!
5 on August 22, 2013
this place is great! the host/hostess were so friendly and helpful with the facts of US history. the setting brings back a lot of US history. my girls had a great time learning the and seeing the antiques presented at the house. thank you for making our stay so welcome!
4.8 on August 19, 2013
Wonderful b and b
5 on August 10, 2013
A lovely stay in this historic home with innkeepers who are very knowledgeable about local lore. The breakfast was wonderful and the suite very comfortable. The grounds are charming.
4.6 on July 16, 2013
Visited Oberlin for a Summer Theater Experience and booked a room at the Hallauer House--what a wonderful experience but to really enjoy all the amenities of this quaint B&B you really need to allow more than one night. It is only 10 minutes from Tappan Square in a secluded area it is hard to believe you are in Ohio. Joe and Sue were very welcoming, the property is outstanding the garden is a quiet respite from the hectic city life. The garden had a pool and so many interesting things to look at you couldn't possibly see them all. The rooms were filled with antiques and so much history. The breakfast was outstanding and we enjoyed hearing all the stories of Oberlin and the house from Joe and Sue at breakfast. They were not intrusive at all and respected our privacy, it would have been so enjoyable and relaxing to have been able to spend more time at the B&B--will definitely return another time.
5 on July 10, 2013
if you are looking for a great b&b whlie you are in oberlin. this is the place to stay. joe&susan are fantastic host. if you are not staying at the hallauer house, than you my friend are staying at the wrong place!
5 on June 26, 2013
Hallauer House B&B is an Oberlin, Ohio gem. If you are traveling to the Cleveland area and would like to stay someplace unique, this is the place for you. The rooms are lovely and well equipped, and the homemade breakfast each morning is a culinary delight. The innkeepers, Joe and Susan, are gracious and welcoming. We have family out east and stay there whenever we drive out to visit them. They also have beautiful gardens and an in ground pool. The Oberlin area has several good restaurants, and a wonderful homemade ice cream shop right off the town square. We always enjoy our visits to Hallauer House.
5 on June 12, 2013
Beautiful place. Breakfasts were wonderful; we looked forward to them every morning. Hosts very gracious and welcoming.
4.8 on June 03, 2013
Lovely home, quiet and private, well located, and wish I could have stayed longer!
3.8 on May 23, 2013
The hosts at this B&B are super. Their web site is comprehensive and accurate. We stayed for one night in the Union (Red) Room. We had everything we needed. The place chock full of history. The house itself is very old - some uneven floors, narrow steps to get upstairs, but that's to be expected. We reserved the Asian Spa the evening we were there, and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the whirlpool tub. There is a binder in each room with all of the information you could possibly need. They have DirectTV with many channels to choose from (there was a small but adequate TV in our room). Breakfast was great - a nice mixed fruit bowl with a dollop of yogurt to start, a small loaf of banana bread, and Eggs Benedict (perfectly prepared and beautifully presented). We enjoyed getting to meet the Woodwards and the conversation at breakfast (we were the only guests the night we were there). We did encounter a few ants in our bathroom and some other flying black bugs - not sure where they came from, and it was a little unnerving, but the place was most definitely clean.
4.8 on April 19, 2013
Hallauer House is wonderful. The only reason I did not give the room the highest score is because it was chilly.
4.2 on April 10, 2013
Warm, relaxing B&B, great place to stay for Oberlin parents as well as anyone just looking for a weekend getaway.
5 on March 25, 2013
Greatly enjoyed our time at Hallauer House!
3.6 on March 04, 2013
The host is very kind and friendly. Location is suitable and comfortable in case you want to visit Oberlin college. Food is OK comparing to the spending rate. Bed is too small for two people in case you stay in "Red Room". Howvery, overall statisfied and met my expectation
5 on February 26, 2013
A wonderful accomodating friendly place to stay during the pressure of music auditions at Oberlin....thank you!
5 on February 18, 2013
This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and it was a wonderful experience. The house was beautiful and the hosts were very welcoming. I reserved the spa for the evening and it was very relaxing. I'm looking forward to visiting again this summer.
4.2 on November 26, 2012
We stayed at Hallauer House for Oberlin Parents' Weekend. It's a lovely B&B, the rooms are comfortable and there are lots of interesting detail in the decor. Breakfast is terrific. Quick drive into Oberlin.
3.8 on November 18, 2012
This was a wonderful B & B. The food was delicious and the hosts were great!
5 on October 31, 2012
The owners were very friendly!
5 on October 16, 2012
We LOVED this bed and breakfast! We were looking for somewhere that wasn't too expensive but was also comfortable, clean, and charming. We started our search on line and as soon as I came across their website I knew this was the place for us! We stayed one night and it was to celebrate our wedding night as we had been married earlier in the day (it was on a Sunday). One thing that was very important to us was being able to possibly bring our baby back to stay with us. We know that, generally, young children and babies aren't welcome to B&B's because of liability reasons. We didn't plan for her to be with us, but if we needed to pick her up from our friends because she wasn't having a successful overnight, we wanted to be able to do so. The owners were VERY accommodating and understanding. We didn't end up needing to get her, but we were able to relax because the option was there. We stayed in the suite which was GORGEOUS! Breakfast the next morning was amazing and fun! We were served in a charming dining room and it was just the two of us as the owners had already eaten and no one else had booked a room. We ate fresh fruit, eggs benedict, and warm muffins. We had a great conversation with the owners which included some of the house's history as well as some town history. It's very clear that both owners love what they do and are excited about sharing their knowledge with houseguests. After breakfast, my husband and I enjoyed a private walk through their backyard gardens which are full of little secret passages. We stayed in September so all the fall foliage had just begun. It was gorgeous! We can't wait to stay there again!
5 on October 15, 2012
seems lke i was back in time. the sights were beautiful and food delicious
5 on October 14, 2012
We expect to return again and have recommended Hallauer to our family. The best part of our stay was the wonderful hospitality of our hosts!! Marianne and Maynard Makman, New Rochelle, NY
3.4 on October 08, 2012
My wife and I stayed a few nights and were very pleased with our experience. We would love to visit again. Very relaxing and peaceful.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
Wonderful Civil War era inn with great hosts and delicious food,
4.8 on September 10, 2012
We will definitely stay again. Pleasant surrounding, comfortable bed, fabulous breakfast and lots of good info on the area from the innkeepers.
4.4 on September 09, 2012
This was a very lovely find, and we hope to come back -- though we understand during peak times, it's booked 'way ahead of time. Our only complaints about the room were that 1) it didn't seem possible to turn off the A/C and the temperature outside was lovely, and 2) some cobwebs on the ceiling were a little distracting (it was very clean otherwise). The grounds were beautiful, the breakfast was very tasty with excellent coffee, and the hosts were quite hospitable.
5 on September 04, 2012
An excellent historical B&B close to Oberlin with superb homemade breakfasts every morning. A home away from home particularly because of the friendly, helpful, and historically knowledgeable hosts.
4.8 on September 02, 2012
Stayed overnight on the way out to Wisconsin and again when coming back to NY. Lovely, peaceful surroundings and gardens, sparkling clean pool without overuse of chlorine, breakfast with guests on the first visit was warm and friendly...some of these folks were repeat customers. French toast breakfast with melon "soup" starter was delicious.
4.4 on August 28, 2012
Lots of history, garden areas to watch and we wish we could have used the pool, but no time for that. Very friendly hosts, food was good. I suggest that there be a standard option of a high fiber cereal. We stayed at 4 B & Bs in succession - one breakfast I can handle, four were too much. Fruit was excellent. It's the eggy, bready stuff that is hard to tolerate day after day.
4.8 on August 27, 2012
I drove 565 miles from Carrboro, NC to take my daughter to Oberlin college and was in dire need of a rest after 10 hours on the highway. Bleary-eyed, I pulled up to Hallauer house at 6:00pm and was kindly greeted by Joe who offered a relaxing tour of the garden before showing us to our perfectly cozy room for two. After a brief rest and a cup of coffee from the lobby, I headed out for a 4-mile run “around the block” on the lovely country roads at sunset ... finishing up with a refreshing dip in the pool. My daughter and I ran again the next morning (around the reservoir this time) to work up an appetite for a spectacularly delicious breakfast prepared by charming Susan. I now know I have a home away from home every time I visit my daughter at Oberlin. I am grateful this place exists; thank you Joe and Susan ... see you soon :)
5 on August 27, 2012
The Hallauer Bed and Breakfast was wonderful. I have stayed there many times and each time I leave feeling more and more pleased with everything. Jo and Susan are delightful innkeepers and the morning breakfast is always a big treat. I'll be back again and again.
5 on August 20, 2012
We had a wonderful overnight stay at this historic B&B. The house and garden will entertain you as you explore all the fascinating things to see. Great hospitality and breakfast from Joe and Sue too!
4.4 on August 09, 2012
Came through on an Oberlin tour. What a lovely oasis this place is. A lovely quirky garden designed lovingly by Joe and Susan. Loved chatting with both of them; Joe's historical expertise is impressive. The pool on a hot afternoon after tramping around the lovely campus was one of the highlights of the summer for us. Thanks Joe and Susan!
2.6 on August 07, 2012
We felt more like an intruder than a guest when we first arrived. It was clear to us that the owner had been interrupted from what she had been doing upon our arrival, even though we had previously stated our arrival time. The website also automatically booked us for 2 nights which was annoying, as we had to make contact to have it corrected to one night. The pool and garden were enjoyable and the pool was very clean. For the price, we would have liked to have had meat with our breakfast. Also, the directions they had posted on their website were misleading, and we wasted 45 minutes looking for the road on the north side of Oberlin instead of the south side. Be prepared to pay for your room immediately, as we were asked to pay before we even saw our room. Overall, we've had more enjoyable stays at other B&Bs.
5 on August 03, 2012
My family loved our recent visit. The food and atmosphere were great. It is convenient To Oberlin College, and it was a short drive to the Cleveland Art Museum and the Stan Hewet Mansion in Akron. I recommend this charming B&B to anyone. I look forward to staying here again in the future, and to visiting the Allen Art Museum in Oberlin.
5 on August 02, 2012
I have stayed here twice with my family and have felt that Joe and Sue have welcomed us into theirs as well. I loved staying here! The breakfast was spectacular and the beds comfortable.
4.4 on August 01, 2012
Modern amenities (including air conditioning) in period decor. Innkeeper Joe is a history buff with lots of stories with local color. Comfy beds, nice pool and gardens, great breakfasts, even a workout room. If you want to visit Oberlin or have business on Cleveland's far west side, this is the place to stay!
5 on July 31, 2012
My brothers and sister visited the b&b two years in a row, and found that this b&b has become a "home away from home" for us. We enjoyed the ecclectic interior that mixes whimsey with historic artifacts from the Civil War. The house itself looks like Abe Lincoln's home in Springfield. The charm is authentic and not manufactured. The breakfasts were the truly outstanding aspect of the visit. Three courses included a fruit cup, homemade pastry, followed by a hot entree, different each day, which included either ham, sausage or maple bacon. Yum. The table settings dazzled with either red or cobalt blue glass plates and service. We had time this visit to enjoy the pool, and our hosts came out to join us in conversation. Joe, our host, is willing to share his extensive knowledge of the Civil War and Oberlin's part in historic events. He is able to improvise his discussion with guests, but never imposes his knowledge if not requested. We look forward to coming back another year.
3.8 on July 21, 2012
The house had very pretty grounds, and our room had ac and modern plumbing as well as historic furnishings and decorations. The breakfast was good and reasonably healthy, although some of the other guests were determined to bring up controversial topics, and the hosts weren't able to shift the conversation.. It was a little unclear if we were allowed to use more of the house than our room, and it would have been nicer if we knew that. The house was a confusing drive outside of town.
4.4 on July 19, 2012
My wife & I were in Oberlin for a two-day stay. We had a wonderful time in this amazing & historic house, including great chats with our hosts, who were excellent guides to the local community. We didn't get to use the pool, which looked very inviting, but we did spend time in the quirky and charming back garden. The breakfasts were very nice.
5 on July 09, 2012
My son and I were visiting Oberlin College and needed a place to stay. Luckily we were able to book a room at Hallauer House. It was a home away from home and I certainly hope my son decides Oberlin is where he would like to go to school because I certainly would like to return for another visit, one night was not enough!
5 on July 08, 2012
It was the weekend of my daughter's wedding and she had also booked the suite. Our hosts kindly accommodated her entire wedding party with such class and great service. They were so calm amidst the crazy schedule and whirlwind of people coming and going, including the hairdresser, photographer, videographer, etc. They helped to take so much of the stress away and their venue was such a peaceful retreat from everything else we had going on. They treated us like family and we can't wait to visit again!
4.6 on July 08, 2012
Joe and Susan are great hosts, the setting is quiet and beautiful, and you will think you're royalty when you sit down to breakfast (we highly recommend you ask for the Hallauer House muffins!); this B&B is a must if you're a history buff. Though a world away, historic downtown Oberlin is not far; there you will find several excellent options for dining, and a plethora of culture and activities.
4.8 on July 02, 2012
We really enjoyed the Hallauer House....especially the breakfasts and the outdoor swimming pool. Joe and Susan are great hosts, and they responded to our every need as soon as they were able to do so. Everything you can think of is provided in each room. Only problem with the house is a very steep stairway to the upstairs rooms. It was OK for us but could be a problem for other guests. Shower water pressure could have been stronger, too. Great value for the money; we will return.
5 on June 23, 2012
Breakfast was great and the other people staying there were very interesting.
4.0 on June 20, 2012
Susan and Joe are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful, but not overbearing. They are hosts you feel like inviting to sit down and talk with you. Their B & B is full of creative touches, interesting antiques, and information (historical and otherwise), and the pool and garden area add a pleasant and relaxing dimension to staying there. Breakfasts are over the top and beautifully presented.
5 on June 18, 2012
This was the perfect "historical home" for a relaxing getaway. The home is exactly like the photos. No surprises here -- WONDERFUL breakfast -- AWESOME pool ! The only advice I would pass along is that the stairs to the bedrooms are narrow & steep -- so if you have knee problems or difficulty utilizing small wooden staircase -- this would not benefit you. Otherwise - for the young and agile -- it is a PERFECT homestead to hang out and make new friends. It was an easy drive to Cedar Point or Cleveland attractions. Comfy quilts -- piano -- satellite TV - perfect mix of modern convenience with historic feel.....
5 on May 30, 2012
We stayed here in May, 2012. Our hosts, two retired teachers, were wonderful and made us feel very much at home. Our room was spacious, wonderfully decorated, and very clean. Our breakfast was a gourmet treat. If you require a bath/shower rather than just a shower, book the Lincoln room. Please note that this B&B provides a gym and a pool, not many do that. A great place to stay if you are visiting Oberlin or Cleveland.
4.0 on April 26, 2012
My daughter and I stayed in a suite. Plenty of space and nicely, if a bit exuberantly, decorated. Breakfast was nice and the difference between the omnivore and vegetarian options was the presence of a couple of sausages. The place is located a bit outside town, but within an easy 8 minute drive to the center and the college.
5 on April 14, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the 1830 Hallauer House B&B. This house has so much history, and you feel a part of it the minute you enter the front door. While the house is not walking distance to town, we found the short drive was well worth the benefit of the being in such a special place, and Joe and Susan make you feel at home without intruding. We stayed in the Green Room and it was the perfect respite from a day visiting the Oberlin campus - 19th century ambiance, clean, homey, and quiet. Our breakfasts were just amazing! Absolutely delicious! We would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Oberlin.
5 on April 06, 2012
Hallauer was a wonderfully comfortable place to stay. Our hosts went to great lengths to meet our every possible need, including providing a mini-fridge stocked with complimentary drinks, bathrobes, a spa and pool, etc. But Hallauer House is much more than a B and B, it's a museum of fascinating historical treasures, complete with a docent ready to answer your every question. Civil War buffs will be in heaven. The hosts thoughtfully provided us with a book of fascinating anecdotes about the early history of the college my son and I were visiting. It was a wonderful introduction to the school. You will love this place.
5 on March 21, 2012
Beautifully decorated period room with exercise and spa available. Delicious breakfast, gracious hosts. If you're a history buff, you will want to ask your host about the area and Civil War history. I plan to come back and will book early on busy weekends to make sure i get a room!
4.4 on March 08, 2012
For two Civil War enthusiasts, the 1830 Hallauer House B & B was the perfect choice. My husband and I were greeted by friendly and knowledgeable hosts and thoroughly enjoyed our nights in the Confederate room. Looking forward to a return trip to this historic property so we can continue to explore Oberlin, "The town where the Civil War began."
5 on March 07, 2012
The two room suite was immense, and my two daughters and I felt right at home amongst the books and unique furnishings. Each of us had our own cozy, soft queen bed. My daughters did not want to get out of them, but it was worth it to come down for the fabulous breakfast. The hosts are very gracious, urging my daughter who attends Oberlin College to sleep over. She thoroughly enjoyed her "mini-vacation" from dorm life. The House is about 2 miles south of town. We are eager to return when the pool is open and gardens are in bloom.
4.0 on March 06, 2012
Stayed here twice with my daughter during her tour and audition at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Joe and Susan are an excellent host and hostess!
5 on December 15, 2011
I cannot tell you what a wonderful stay my husband and I had in this wonderful B & B. The Woodward's were a lovely couple who went above an beyond to make our stay memorable. We enjoyed a lovely gourmet breakfast and a relaxing walk throught the gardens. We were unable to take advatage of the gorgeous pool but I enjoyed reading in the quaint gazebo. We will definately be coming back!!
5 on December 14, 2011
I stayed at Hallauer House B&B over the holiday break and enjoyed my stay tremendously. The innkeepers were warm and welcoming, their home inviting. I enjoyed the atmosphere here very much. The breakfasts are better than any I've had at restaurants. The stocked mini fridge, comfortable beds, fluffy pillows, jacuzzi tubs, and sauna are something you just won't get anywhere else. I'd recommend Hallauer House B&B and will be making a return very soon.
3.4 on December 13, 2011
We had a nice stay. Breakfast was outstanding. Less clutter overall would give the whole place a nicer, less cramped (less dusty) feel. Some basic housekeeping upgrades needed in the rooms, but mostly cosmetic (peeling paint/wallpaper, etc.). Certain details were better than most places - stocked mini-fridges, bathroom amenities, etc. Seems like the innkeepers are being very thoughtful about what makes a good stay. Mattresses are good but pillows need to be replaced...not my most comfortable night's rest.
4.2 on December 08, 2011
Joe and Sue are lovely, welcoming hosts without being overly intrusive. The breakfast was too sweet for our taste.
5 on December 06, 2011
Thank you so much for making our stay so comfortable and being so accommodating.
5 on November 28, 2011
My daughter and I stayed here recently so we could tour nearby Oberlin College. The B&B is located very close to town and Joe & Susan were excellent hosts during our stay. Breakfast was wonderful. We had a nice time and found the beds quite comfortable. I highly recommend this B&B.
3.0 on November 20, 2011
We've stayed, now, twice at the Halleuer House and are looking forward to our next opportunity to stay there when we visit our son at Oberlin. It's the best!
3.6 on November 06, 2011
Hosts Joe and Sue really make you feel welcomed. Food and conversation was very good. Their home is beautiful and they are very knowlegdable about the area. I would reccomend the Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast to everyone.
4.4 on November 06, 2011
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Hallhauer House - the beautiful gardens, the pretty rooms and the delicious breakfast far exceeded our expectations. We definitely will come back in when the pool is open!!
3.2 on October 26, 2011
If those who don't know their history are condemned to repeat it, we wish we remained ignorant about Hallauer House so we COULD repeat our visit. Fortunately, innkeepers Susan and Joe offered my wife and I a lot of history about Oberlin and the Underground Railroad, which had a stop at his inn. No wonder it's been so popular for a century and a half as an escape. It's a gracious 1830s home, with huge delicious breakfasts, just a couple of miles outside the town. Definitely a nice break from the cookie cutter chain motels in Elyria or near the airport, and the dowdy overpriced Oberlin Inn.
4.8 on October 24, 2011
The gardens, even in the fall, are lovely and whimsical. The food was delicious, local food when possible. Best of all, the innkeepers, Joe and Susan, are warm and welcoming. Joe is avid student of the Civil War, and can regal guests with stories. Will definitely stay again, if our daughter ends up at Oberlin. The Duke Family, East Amherst, New York
5 on September 30, 2011
Joe and Susan are wonderful hosts and terrific cooks! They made us feel welcome and their Inn is beautiful.
5 on September 28, 2011
First step in the front door was very big which was challenging for some of us. Other than that we had a wonderful weekend and would gladly return.
5 on September 08, 2011
We stayed in the suite, which consists of two large rooms and provided excellent space for us and our adult child. The Hallauer House is charming and quirky (in a good way), the proprietors, Susan and Joe, are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is magnificent.
4.0 on September 07, 2011
A swim in the heated pool after a day of travel, clean and comfortable accommodations, wonderful breakfast and lovely hosts.
5 on August 29, 2011
This is our second time here & we are already scheming to figure a reason to come back soon. It is SOOOOO enjoyable! From the squeaky clean heated pool, to the Gazebo with the stream chuckling down to the pond; to the never the same breakfasts... & it's such a wonderful early 1800's home with modern amenities! What a well kept secret, but I'm letting the cat out of the bag!
5 on August 29, 2011
stayed 2 nights - very, very comfortable; the hosts went out of their way to provide delicious breakfasts with my dietary restrictions
5 on August 06, 2011
Wonderful hosts, rooms, food & atmosphere. A must visit/stay if in Oberlin.
5 on August 04, 2011
Excellent accommodations with genial and informative hosts. The garden is something special.
4.8 on July 31, 2011
The Hallauer House was recommended, but my friend undersold this wonderful B&B. Joe and Susan are wonderful hosts, the rooms are spacious, and the food... I could have eaten the stuffed French toast until I exploded. This is a charming vacation spot, filled with history and warmth.
4.0 on July 27, 2011
They were very responsive to the dietary needs of our party.
5 on July 24, 2011
We will definitely go back!! What a wonderful Bed and Breakfast.
4.4 on July 22, 2011
Extremely unusual BB. Many many antiques throughout. Have pool and workout room. Backyard retreat includes much of interest -- wooded, wondering paths, gazebo, large flowing fountain, classical music, very peaceful. Loved it.
4.6 on July 06, 2011
We enjoyed our visit at Hallauer House. The gardens were beautiful, breakfast was wonderful. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
4.8 on July 06, 2011
My husband and I had a wonderful summer weekend in Oberlin because of our wonderful stay at Hallauer House. Our innkeepers Joe and Susan were intelligent and warm and always helpful. Their pool and gardens are sensational. The swimming was delightful and sitting around the pool and enjoying their different garden spaces and sitting areas was a rare treat. The breakfasts included home-baked breads and fresh fruit and were excellent. The stay there made our weekend a nice vacation from Chicago. We actually extended our stay one day so we could enjoy another swim and time to read and enjoy the beautiful country setting.
5 on June 30, 2011
The Hallauer House was a wonderful find. It is in a lovely wooded setting, very peaceful. The pool is absolutely perfect and what a treat to have a work out facility at a B&B! The hosts are very accomodating and the food incredible.
5 on June 21, 2011
My new husband and I stayed here on our wedding night and one day after. We're from fairly close by, but it still felt like a honeymoon. The house is wonderful and so rich in history. We stayed in the Confederate Room and liked the uniform and other antiques in it. The stocked mini-fridge was also a nice touch. We had a chance to look through some of the books in the house, which were very interesting. We didn't get a chance to fully explore the gardens as it rained while we were there, but what we did see were beautiful. And the breakfast! We experienced a sweet main dish the first morning and a savory one the next day. Both were excellent and filling. Joe and Susan even got me and my husband a bottle of champagne for mimosas the morning after our wedding. It was so thoughtful! They definitely made our stay romantic and memorable. We hope to stay again for an anniversary!
4.8 on June 10, 2011
Comfortable room, fabulous home-made breakfast at poolside (weather permitting), warm, thoughtful hosts. What more could one ask for? Also enjoyed breakfast conversation with other guests.
4.6 on May 22, 2011
This was a repeat stay for me and will always be my favorite. The pool was so nicely maintained and very, very clean. The food was delicious but a bit too rich for me personally. They also served a lot of fresh fruit and daily made baked goods. Such nice and hospitable hosts.
4.8 on May 17, 2011
We stayed in ajoining rooms with one set of our elderly parents. It was spacious and well appointed. The theme of civil war was well maintained while also providing updated necessities. (bathroom, fridge in room, iron, toiletries) The grounds, including a sizable pool were well maintained. The walkways in the woods had a whimsy which was enhanced by the rippling creek which flowed by the outdoor sitting area. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
5 on April 26, 2011
I have stayed at Hallauer House twice, and both times were really enjoyable. The suite I stayed in was large and had 3 (!) beds. Although I didn't need all that bed space, I enjoyed the feeling of spaciousness. Susan does a wonderful job with breakfast, and even repeated a dish I specifically requested from my previous stay. Joe and Susan are wonderful hosts. I'm looking forward to a trip when the gardens and pool are open. I will definitely stay here when in Oberlin, and I recommend it for others.
4.8 on April 26, 2011
We only stayed one night, but all of us (2 kids plus husband and me) would have liked to have stayed kuch longer. Lovely rooms, great breakfast, comfortable and perfect all around!
4.2 on April 25, 2011
"Met my expectations" means a great place - my expectations were high and were met.
4.4 on April 07, 2011
The Mason Dixon suite was perfect for a group of 4 (family style) who didn't want to be in separate rooms. The location was convenient with lots of history in the area. The food, service, and atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. I'd return and recommend to anyone.
5 on April 05, 2011
We had a wonderful time at the Hallauer House. The house is peaceful and serene. The innkeepers are wonderful people a joy to be around.
4.4 on March 31, 2011
well-appointed room, delicious breakfast, helpful and knowledgeable host.
4.4 on March 31, 2011
the room was beautiful, cozy, and inviting. I didn't have a chance to use the spa, but it looked inviting and relaxing. I would go back if only to do that and eat more eggs benedict!
4.0 on March 20, 2011
The Woodwards were very welcoming without being (as sometimes can happen at B&B's) overly friendly. Lots of historic Civil War-era interiors for the history buffs. Huge portions for breakfast, but no guilt in not eating it all. We'd stay there again.
5 on March 20, 2011
I f you're going to be in the Oberlin are, don't bother to look at any of the other B & Bs, as Hallauer House is so wonderful that you'd be just wasting your time to look elsewhere!
5 on February 16, 2011
My son and I stayed at Hallauer House during a recent visit to Oberlin College. It is a wonderful B&B. Our room, the "Union" room, was beautiful. The breakfast was outstanding. I would definitely stay there again on any future trips to Oberlin.
4.6 on December 09, 2010
Joe and Susan are most welcoming and friendly. Felt very much at home. Next time I'll bring exercise clothes for the treadmill and a bathing suit for the sauna.
4.6 on November 30, 2010
Very nice innkeepers. Decor is civil war era, nicely done. Super clean.
5 on November 28, 2010
We stayed two nights, right before Thanksgiving, on a visit to Oberlin College with our son. It was great to find a B&B that had a suite with enough beds for all of us, so we didn't have to be in two separate rooms. The suite itself was homey and lovely, decorated with antiques but comfortable and not museum-like. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious (fabulous scones!), and Susan and Joe are great hosts. We would definitely stay there again (and may, depending on our son's college decision).
4.4 on November 16, 2010
As a three-time guest at Hallauer House over the past year, I've really enjoyed and appreciated Susan's and Joe's outstanding hospitality. I enjoyed staying in each of the three guest rooms. They're all nicely furnished in a Civil War motif. Breakfasts are varied, yummy, and offer enough food to last me most of the day. The gardens are pretty (especially at night, with all the twinkly lights) and the outdoor pool provides an excellent spot for relaxation. Joe and Susan are lovely, welcoming hosts who help you to feel at home. I'm hooked,
4.2 on November 13, 2010
This is a lovely older home outside of Oberlin full of vintage charm. The breakfasts were some of the best I ever had!
4.0 on November 11, 2010
This beautiful home is located near Oberlin College. We were visiting with our son and couldn't have been happier with the wonderful beds, the delicious breakfast and the friendly owners. The owners have a lovely garden and a delightful dog and cat. We have now stayed here twice and hope to come again.
4.6 on November 09, 2010
Exemplary hospitality, cosy room with generous amenities, early coffee and sumptuous homemade breakfasts, lots of atmosphere. We're so happy to have discovered these accommodations; have already made reservations to return.
4.6 on October 30, 2010
Joe and Susan were wonderful hosts. In my off-season stay I was the only one there some of the time, and they were friendly and helpful with the local history I was researching but not intrusive when I needed to just sit and write. Little touches of country comfort - candles at breakfast, for instance -- showed class without ostentation, and the historical artifacts and re-creations were fun to browse. For an old, old house, everything worked well so it was pleasant but, unlike many hotels, comfortably lived in. I don't know what a house full of people would sound like, but a bit of road noise in the late afternoon subsided by evening, and I didn't notice it at all at night. I gathered from conversations that key weekends are booked more than a year in advance so I feel lucky to have spent time there.
4.6 on October 17, 2010
Joe and Susan were accommodating in every respect. I'm a history teacher, so Joe gave me a tour of the house then told interesting stories when we Skyped with my students from the parlor. There were extra touches that made everything nice - daily cleaning up, candles at breakfast, period decor in the rooms. They guided me to historical sites in Oberlin and we had comfortable conversations at breakfast. They obviously had many return guests: better book early.
4.6 on October 16, 2010
I stayed at Hallauer House for one night while my daughter was visiting Oberlin College. Hallauer House is charming and a great choice if you enjoy one-of-a-kind accommodations. I found friendly and informative hosts; updated (and spotless!) bathroom; a very comfortable bed; and a peaceful location. Book well in advance ...
4.8 on October 07, 2010
We stayed in the Mason/Dixon Suite with our three teenage daughters on a visit to Oberlin College. The suite was roomy, private and beautiful. We arrived later in the evening and we were given a great restaurant idea in Oberlin for supper. The beds were extremely comfortable--no one wanted to get up! At breakfast we enjoyed not only a delicious and expansive breakfast, but wonderful history about Oberlin and Oberlin College. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the wonderful gardens. Would definitely recommend!
5 on October 06, 2010
As Civil War Reenactor's when we saw this place on line we had to give it a try. What a wonderful time we had at Hallauer House! It definatly lived up to and beyond our expectations.The room was great and comfortable. The snack's and the drink's in the fidge were great after coming back from a long day at the Pontiac National's in Norwalk. Our hosts Joe and Sue were great in every aspect! Not a more warm and inviting couple of people have I ever met. The breakfast's were beyond expectation ! We very much appricated the pool as it was very refreshing in the evening. We also enjoyed having Duke around as we ate breakfast buy the pool! Any one visiting any where near the Oberlin area doesn't know what there missing if they don't stay here. We are looking forward to returning again!
4.4 on August 24, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the 1830 Hallauer B&B - the hosts were gracious and welcoming, the breakfast was delicious and the accomodations were first-rate! The history of the B&B stretching back to the pre-American Civil War days and its ties to the Underground Railroad in the Oberlin, Ohio area made it especially interesting!
5 on August 10, 2010
Joe and Susan are excellent hosts and their breakfasts are delicious every time! The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. I proposed to my fiancée beside their pool. Susan's gardens are beautiful and original. Joe and Susan do their part to reduce their impact on the environment, and encourage their guests to do the same, which we really appreciated. We are just poor college students but we can still manage to pay for a couple-day stay. I wish we could afford to stay longer, but we stayed there for the second time this past weekend, and we intend to make it an annual get-away. Four thumbs way up from us! -P&O
5 on August 09, 2010
Hallauer House is one of the nicest B&B's we have stayed at. The innkeepers, Joe and Susan, are very friendly and welcoming, as well as being fabulous cooks. We enjoyed the in-ground pool, beautiful gardens and lovely guest rooms.
5 on August 03, 2010
We spent 5 consecutive nights in various BNBs in North Ohio. This one was by far our favorite! "Attention to details" is an understatement. I can't say what amazed me more - the fascinating artifacts and decor, the beautiful garden, the extra amenities(wifi, stocked fridge, pool, etc.), the lovely music room or the OVER THE TOP breakfasts. OK, being a foodie, the breakfast was definitely my favorite part. Exquisite table settings and wide variety of hot tea options was a treat. I loved the egg and cheese quiche we had on the first morning, served on an elegant bed of fresh spinach. The puffed pancakes with fresh peaches and blueberries was one of the most beautiful presentations I have ever seen - and it tasted even better. I could go on and on... Susan and Joe are the ultimate hosts, not only willing to share their knowledge and expertise, but also very interested in getting to know us. If we should chance again on a visit to Ohio, we would definitely make a special point to visit Hallauerer House again.
4.6 on June 22, 2010
Lovely inn, lovely hosts, wonderful breakfast - 3rd stay this school year.
5 on June 21, 2010
The Hallauer House's comfort and facilities, and especially Susan and Joe's hospitality have turned this place into a home-away-from-home for us. (Our own home, however, does not have a sauna).
4.0 on June 08, 2010
A charming home and charming innkeepers. The bedrooms and public areas alike are filled with Civil War memorabilia, with the result that by staying here you get a history lesson as well as a place to sleep. Joe and Susan are very knowledgeable not only about the house and what is in it but also about their region of Ohio. Both times we have stayed there we have had delightful conversations with them and also with other guests.
5 on June 03, 2010
Delightful lodgings in an historic house from the underground railroad days. House is filled with historic relics, and the owner (a history buff) delights with stories about the rich Civil-War era history of this area. Amenities are all included ...the hosts think of everything. Breakfast is a complete one, well prepared, including the house signature muffins. This is comfortable, pleasant, and worth a visit. Oberlin college families, reserve far in advance.
4.0 on May 30, 2010
This was a stopover on a long, complicated trip spanning many miles, states and activities. It was a treat to stay 2 nights and rest and recharge while we helped our daughter move out of her dorm room and home for the summer. The pool was refreshing, the breakfasts outstanding and our hosts were wonderful! We will definitely return.
5 on April 28, 2010
Very hospitable innkeepers, delicious breakfast, comfortable accommodations, excellent value!
5 on April 13, 2010
Room, inn and hosts are charming. In addition to being a historical site, with real atmosphere, the inn provides all the amenities with no hidden charges or kinks: wireless you just get onto, no password, and it works; stocked minibar, ice tray and candy dish as hospitality. Breakfasts were amazing, both company and food!: croissant-French-toast, what a concept! A really wonderful experience.
4.0 on March 07, 2010
Joe and Susan are very friendly and welcoming. The service is great, the breakfasts outstanding. That part of the house pre-dates the Civil War provides for interesting if someone excessive decoration.
5 on January 10, 2010
Susan and Joe couldn't have been more gracious. The rooms were spotless and the bathrooms a pleasure. Breakfast was wonderful. Our only regret was that we were visiting family over Thanksgiving, and so couldn't enjoy all the amenities. We will return.
5 on June 09, 2009
Friends recommended Hallauer House as the best accommodations in or around Oberlin for the trips we made to visit our son in college. What an understatement! The inn has so much charm and comfort than we intended to return to enjoy this Civil War antiques, wonderful gardens and the gourmet breakfasts, even though our son has graduated!
5 on June 08, 2009
We came for my daughter's graduation from college not expecting more than a typical B&B. What we got was that and much more! Very very comfortable stay, great breakfast, pool, bed and the owners were incredibly gracious, helpful, and welcoming.
5 on April 07, 2009
The house was lovely with many interesting artifacts. Joe and Susan were wonderful. The breakfasts were superb!
5 on February 12, 2009
Great rooms, wonderful people, terrific food. It sure beats staying in a dull hotel and it's only 5 minutes from town!
4.8 on February 12, 2009
I go to visit my son, a college student, and it is perfect. Wonderful hospitality, spacious and comfortable rooms, and competitively priced!
4.6 on January 26, 2009
Great hosts, incredible Asian spa, delicious breakfast! They have thought of everything here, including a complimentary in-room snack/beverage refrigerator and common toiletries should you forget something. We live only 30 minutes away and plan to be back many times, especially in the spring/summer to take advantage of the gardens.
4.8 on November 14, 2008
We first came to the Hallauer house when my daughter was an Oberlin Freshman. It was our 'find' because we were very comfortable, close to campus, and Joe and Susan always served us a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruit salad and French toast.
4.4 on August 20, 2008
We were hosted by two knowledgable people who knew quite a bit about Oberlin and its history. Wewere treated to gourmet breakfast each morning and evening. We were also given 2 recipes to try at home.
4.8 on July 30, 2008
Georgous setting in the country close to Oberlin. BAckyard setting with pool condusive to pool parties, relaxing with historic house fill with antiques and host an dhostess wiling to provide local/civil war history. Gourmet food.
5 on May 13, 2008
This place exceeds all expectations. The rooms are very comfortable and loaded with fascinating antiques and books. The food would be a credit to a luxury resort. The host is history—a treasure-trove of knowledge about local and Civil War!
5 on January 25, 2008
After arriving late and being greeted by Joe and Sue I made my way to the beautiful blue room where I soaked in the jacuzzi tub fight before falling into the bliss that is that bed. When I finally woke I was greeted my the smell of bread baking & coffee brewing. This place is heaven
4.6 on January 07, 2008
Very quaint, historic home. Wonderful hosts, very clean room with modern bath. The only drawback was no king size bed is available queen or full only. Breakfast was outstanding. The hosts made my favorite breakfast of eggs benedict with fresh juice, fruit compote, muffin and great coffee. We would recommend it highly.
4.4 on September 28, 2007
The bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations.
5 on September 13, 2007
This is a top-notch establishment! A definite repeat visit