Since 2003 we have welcomed guests to 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast and look forward to many years to come. Our motto has always been “We welcome you as a stranger, but we send you home as a friend.” The record of most return visits is now held by a couple who has stayed for 28 nights! Can you beat that?
The house was built in 1830 just a little south of Oberlin, which is the town that started the Civil War. (Come as a guest to find out why!). We believe the owner at that time was an abolitionist who housed runaway slaves in a crawl space underneath the cottage floor. This is evidenced by the dry cistern and the device in the floor board that allowed communication to anyone hiding in the hidden space below the floor. The house is also on a road that connected Oberlin to Wellington and was the road that overlooked the Oberlin/Wellington rescue route. The house maintains its historical character while it welcomes the present day additions that make it the house it is today.
The house of today maintains many features of the past – original floors and doors, original fireplaces and woodwork, and the floor with the hidden device and the dirt crawl space underneath. Added are a larger great room, a spa bath, a rec room/exercise room, a hexagon gazebo, a pavilion, a garage, a roof garden, a swimming pool, ponds connected by a stream, and many, many garden rooms, all for guests to enjoy while slowing down to envision the past and along the way stopping to smell the roses.
In 2010 and 2012 we were finalists for Ohio B & B of the Year for the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Assoc. This honor was bestowed upon us because of the number and variety of our amenities, because of the excellent reviews that we have received, because of the friendly innkeepers, and because of the history of the house and of the nation that we strive to preserve. Whether you are in the area to visit Oberlin College or any of the other attractions in Northeast Ohio, you will find excellent accommodations here at Hallauer House B & B.