1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast

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


1830 Hallauer House is just a small three room bed and breakfast but what we lack in size is made up for with the many unique amenities that we offer our guests. During the summer months guests can relax in or around the in ground heated swimming pool and stroll the garden pathways by the meandering stream. Year round our guests can melt away in the outdoor hot tub, play ping pong or pool in the rec room and keep fit on the exercise equipment, play on the piano in the Music Room, and sit in front of the romantic fireplace. We are located just minutes from Oberlin College, many fine restaurants, and Cleveland airport. Here in Lorain County you can partake of the many events that go on daily at the College, you can explore our many metro parks, each with its own unique identity, you can zip down the zipline, enjoy wine at the fine wineries, bike the many country roads and bike trails, or you can stay at here at the B & B and just kick back, relax. A full breakfast is served every morning on an elegantly set table either in dining room or on pool deck in the summer. We take ordinary breakfast foods and turn them into something special that guests will remember long after they return home. And while our guests enjoy that breakfast they will also learn from the Innkeeper about Oberlin's history and it's involvement in the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. Thus your room choices are the Union Room, the Confederate Room, or the Mason/Dixon Suite



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

Great place to stay

5 on October 24, 2017

We stayed at the Hauller House for a family wedding weekend. Absolutely first rate! Convenient to Oberlin. Unique decor, quiet surroundings, good breakfasts, really nice and informative owners!!!. Loved the place!!!. We will make a special weekend just to go there again!!! Ginger palmer

A Warm Stay

5 on August 27, 2016

This house really make us feel like we are at home. It is filled with historic decorations and every little detail just make us feel warmer. They also have everything we can need: the rec room, the music room and the pool. Further more Joe and Susan prepared great breakfast for us, talked to us a lot and are always willing to help us, which is not possible in any hotel. We love our stay and will definitely visit again if we come to Oberlin again.


5 on July 30, 2016

Hallauer House ended up being an ideal place for my family of four to stay while visiting this part of Ohio. The history and character of the 200 year old home was appealing. We stayed in the suite, which featured three beds in two rooms, plus space to lounge. My son and I swam in the terrific pool each afternoon. Joe and Susan were hospitable hosts as well as skilled in the kitchen (Breakfasts were delicious.). It may feel a million miles from Cleveland, but it was only a half hour to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame or an Indians baseball game. I couldn't have been more satisfied as a customer.

Excellent accommodations, fantastic cook for 4 course gourmet breakfast, and all around delightful friendly people. Such a blessing.

5 on July 01, 2016

Nan and Howard

A great Mother's Day

5 on May 13, 2016

My son and daughter in law originally made the reservation and they were unable to keep it and gave it to me to use. The staff was so accommodating about switching the reservation and the place was wonderful. The sauna and jacuzzi were amazing, and I especially liked the goodie basket in my room. The company at breakfast was good, and the food was excellent, and especially prepared for me as the rest of the guests had dietary restrictions . I would definitely stay there again!


5 on April 27, 2016

We arrived to a beautiful, clean room that was very nicely furnished. There was even a sleeping bag provided for our surprise extra guest who slept on the floor! Both breakfasts were so filling and delicious, and the place settings were beautiful. Very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year.

Recent stay was lovely

5 on April 23, 2016

Breakfast was exceptional - delicious and beautifully presented.

Just lovely!

5 on April 13, 2016

Great place to stay for a visit to Oberlin. Absolutely spotless and very welcoming. I ended up in the very large suite which was so comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and it is fun to chat with other Oberlin parents in the dining room. Certainly the best Bed and Breakfast that I have ever stayed at! Many thanks for sharing your beautiful home with all of its treasures.

The Best Place to Stay in Oberlin

4.6 on March 16, 2016

Joe and Susan run the nicest place to stay near Oberlin College. I have been staying there for over ten years. The rooms are comfortable. The house is charming and located outside of town in a rural setting. The Woodwards go out of their way to make you comfortable with lots of small nice touches.


5 on March 01, 2016

Wonderful, cozy, filled with beautiful antiques, friendly helpful owners. Great amenities.

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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

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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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations greatly affect us because of our small size! IF A CANCELLATION IS MADE, the following is then in effect: If cancellations made more than 15 days before stay is to begin you will receive a full refund. If cancellations are made 7 to 15 days before stay is to begin, you will receive a refund of 50% of your entire stay unless we are able to reserve the room with someone else for the entire stay that you reserved. If the room is re-booked, you will receive a full refund less a re-booking fee of $25.00. If cancellations are made less than 7 days before stay is to begin, the nights not used will not be refunded. If you arrive and decide not to stay or leave early or you do not show up, the nights not spent are not refunded. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made by email or phone seven full days prior to 3:00 P.M. on the day you will check-in, otherwise no refund. For example, if check-in is on Friday cancel by Friday of the previous week before 3:00 P.M. You may also call and reserve rooms and pay over the phone. Your credit card will be charged immediately and you will receive an email confirmation. If you wish to pay in cash upon arrival you will need to reserve over the phone with a valid credit card to hold the room. To do so, please call us at 1-877-774-3406
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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!


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