1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast

14945 Hallauer Rd , Oberlin, OH 44074 USA (Show map)


Civil War history, the Underground Railroad, connection, unique amenities, a country setting, and friendly innkeepers all make this B & B the best alternative to staying in the same old hotel. Here you will find Civil War artifacts, and literature, learn about the house's history and Oberlin history in the 1860's, walk the garden paths, relax in the pool or on the beach, try a sauna, workout or play games. Even though we are a small B & B we have much for you to do, learn about, and enjoy!




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Best Bed and Breakfast in Oberlin

5 on February 04, 2016

Susan and Joe are exceptiknal hosts. The breakfast is super delicious and filling, I was suppose to be there for two days and was happy to extend my stay for three more days. Joe knows his history and I loved hearing all his stories. I will not stay at a hotel when visiting Oberlin, I mow have a place that feels like a home away from home. I look forward to my next visit!

Wonderful stay.

5 on January 15, 2016

Our rooms were lovely and very comfortable and spacious. Breakfasts were amazing! And our hosts were gracious and warm. Couldn't have been a nicer stay.

Looking Forward to My Next Visit

5 on October 06, 2015

This is my second time staying at Hallauer House and it was even better than I remember. I was in Oberlin on business and after a hectic day it was wonderful to go back to such a relaxing and comfortable home. There are wonderful amenities (sauna, jacuzzi, walking trails, complimentary drinks, etc) you don't usually get anywhere else. Breakfasts are delicious and if you have to leave early to catch a flight, they'll pack a bag breakfast for you. Susan and Joe are warm and welcoming hosts who treat you like a family member. I wish every where I traveled to had a Hallauer House.


3.8 on September 23, 2015

Joe and Susan really go the extra mile to ensure your stay is comfortable. Terrific rooms, great food and surroundings. Many thanks, Kerry and Lisa (visitors from England)

Great B/B near Oberlin College

4.4 on August 12, 2015

Gracious hosts and lovely grounds. Plenty of outside space to relax in. Gourmet breakfast was a special treat. We will return.

Wonderful stay in Oberlin!

4.8 on May 28, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Hallauer House. We spent a delightful afternoon and evening relaxing by the refreshing pool and lovely gardens, followed by a fun evening of ping pong and darts in the game room. After a good nights sleep in the comfortable and well equipped room, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast by the pool. Susan and Joe were gracious and welcoming hosts who made us feel right at home. We will be returning soon. Our only minor issue was weak water pressure in the shower.

Wonderful Place

5 on May 06, 2015

We were coming to town to pick up a puppy and our round trip was 10 hours so we were looking for a nice place to stay that was out of the ordinary--and we found it !!!! Rooms were nice and my husband loved the civil war reading material. I just loved the grounds and esp the breakfast the following day. The owners were very gracious and we met so many nice people that were staying there. Hope to get ack there again Thank you so much--Emily

Relaxing Home away from home for Oberlin Parents

4.6 on April 29, 2015

We have been staying at Hallauer House for three years now, as our daughter is a junior at Oberlin. It is always a nice respite; the rooms are relaxing, checking in and out is easy, and Joe and Susan are warm and helpful.

Delightful Experience!

5 on April 14, 2015

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. The entire house is like a museum with interesting Civil War and Oberlin history artifacts everywhere. Our hosts regaled us with fascinating stories of local history and served two absolutely delicious breakfasts with so many courses and large servings that we couldn't finish everything--but happily took our breakfast cakes and muffins with us on the road. Everything we needed was provided. Joe and Susan are warm, kind and cheerful people. Book reservations early because spots fill up quickly!

Oustanding historical treat

5 on March 05, 2015

Joe and Susan are incredible hosts . breakfast are superb, beds are excellents, decoration of the rooms is to rave for, and Joe seems to be a reincarnation from the 19th century. His historical culture is just incredible, you could listen to him for hours and that makes his B&B a must-go in Oberlin.

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Rooms & Rates

Confederate Room

The Confederate Room (aka The Green Room) has five windows and overlooks the southern side of the house with a view of the sunset. Past guests have raved about the great nights sleep they have enjoyed in the canopy queen bed. The private bath has a shower with with on wall soap and shampoo dispenser, pedestal sink, and an antique cherry cupboard for linens.The room will accommodate a third person on the love seat pull out sofa that makes a single bed.Other amenities in the room include a satellite TV, electric fireplace, free WIFI, a mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary snacks, juice, and soda, a basket of personal care items, high thread count ironed cotton sheets, hand made quilts, feather duvet, a variety of books and magazines, a comfortable reading chair, love seat sofa, desk with office lamp plus chair. In this room hangs an authentic reproduction of a Confederate uniform and on the dresser is displayed a real Confederate sword and bullet.It is a room that shows heritage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

Union Room

The Union Room (aka The Red Room) is on the northern side of the house with a view of the pool and gardens. Even though this room has a double bed it is still popular because of its location and the amazing amount of sunshine coming in the 4 large windows. The private bath is very large with an overhead skylight letting in more sunshine! Here you will find a tub/shower combination and large counter with sink and double mirrors. Other amenities in the room include a satellite antique looking TV, an electric fireplace/heater, free WIFI, a mini refrigerator stocked with complimentary snacks, juice, and soda, a basket of personal care items, high thread count ironed cotton sheets, hand made quilts, feather duvet, a variety of books and magazines, a comfortable reading chair, love seat sofa, desk with office lamp plus chair. In this room hangs an authentic reproduction of a Union uniform and on the dresser is displayed a real Union sword and bullet.It is a room that full of heritage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

Mason/Dixon Suite

The Suite (aka The Blue Room) consists of 2 connecting rooms separated by a door. The front room with window overlooking pool and garden has a queen canopy bed, 2 comfy chairs, a corner cupboard housing a 32 in. HDTV, and a vessel sink. The back room has a double brass bed, a queen sleigh bed, and a sitting area with a pull out love seat sofa. There are also 2 comfy chairs and another 32 in HDTV. No fighting over what show to watch! In one corner of this large room is an L-shaped bookcase holding about a hundred books of varying subjects. So sit back on the fainting couch and read to your hearts content! Other amenities include a mini refrigerator with complementary snack, juices, and soda, an electric fireplace/heater, and in the bath area you will find a Jacuzzi tub surrounded by romantic mini lights for ambiance. In the shower you will find the soap/shampoo dispenser and personal care items. So look out one of the 14 windows to see the entire back garden and pool of the house!

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From East: I 480 to US 20 to Rt 511 exit. At 4 way ramp stop, turn left onto Oberlin Elyria Rd. At next stop sign, turn left onto Parsons Rd. At next road turn right onto Hallauer Rd and go 1 1/2 miles. We are on left at top of hill. From South: Rt 58 north from Wellington 3 miles. Turn right onto Hallauer Rd. We're 3 miles on right side of road with sign and red wagon in front. From west: I 80 (Toll road) to Baumhart Rd exit. At light, turn right onto Baumhart. Go south to Us 20. Turn left. Go to Rt 58, turn right. Go 1 mile to Hughes Rd. Turn left. Next stop sign, turn left onto Hallauer. Go 1 mile. House on Right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, CD player, Copier, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Sauna, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Workout facility , Sandy mini beach, Antiques, Toiletries, Heated In-ground pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Swimming, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not suitable for children under age 14
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 50% of one nights stay
  • Cancellations: We are a small B & B and cancellations greatly affect us. If you must cancel your reservation the following policy will be in affect. No charge for cancellations made more than 20 days before stay is to begin. If cancellations made 7-20 days before stay is to begin, you will be charged a $25.00 re-booking fee. If cancellation made less than 7 days before stay is to begin, you will be charged 50% of one night stay.plus the $25.00 re-booking fee. If you cancel 24 hours or less before stay is to begin you will be charged the entire amount of reservation plus the $25.00 re-booking fee. If you have a reservation and fail to show up you will be charged the entire amount of reservation. A special cancellation fee will be in affect for reserving the entire Inn, for stays over 5 nights, and for special Oberlin College events.



Joe & Susan Woodward

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About the innkeepers

Joe is knowledgeable on Civil War, Underground Railroad, any other history, antiques, public education and trains. He taught elementary school, spent many years in the gifted ed program and was an active member of Ohio Education Association. Susan knows about gardening, cooking, sewing, nutrition, and decorating. Spent 18 years as a Home Ec. teacher. We raised 4 daughters,.all married or in a relationship and now have 7 grandchildren and being a grandparent is great

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  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Outside pool deck, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Diabetic, gluten free

Signature Dish

Eggs Florentine
Instead of making this dish in a large pan where the spinach is laid on top of bread and then the eggs are broken on top of that we make it in individual large muffin cups with flattened bread place in cup, then spinach and then the egg. Bake and serve with cheese sauce. Guests love it!