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14945 Hallauer Rd. Oberlin, OH 44074

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Innkeepers – Joe and Susan Woodward

As the Innkeepers at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast in Oberlin, OH

We, as the Innkeepers, would like to welcome you to the home that we have lived in since 1992. Here we launched 4 daughters and we now are enjoying our 7 grandchildren who fondly refer to us as Nons & Pops!

Our retirement dream was to own and operate a bed and breakfast and today that dream is still going strong. We have built our business from the ground up and today we are still doing 95% of the work and maintenance ourselves. Over the years we have overseen the construction of three additions but we have built the ponds and stream, put in the landscape and gardens, laid out the garden paths, built the deck and patio, planted the flowers and perennials, planned and decorated the interior rooms all ourselves.

We really didn’t retire, we just started a new chapter as Innkeepers!

Joe & Susan Woodward


After 30 years teaching gifted and talented elementary students Joe has become my co-innkeeper. He was active in the Ohio and National Education Associations for many years. Since 2003 he has been active in laundering and grocery shopping. But telling stories about the Civil War and the Underground Railroad is his favorite activity!

Joe loves old classic Buick’s and just recently purchased a 1956 Buick Super. He grew up in a bakery during his younger years and later assisted his mother in her antique shop. It’s that background that makes him a friendly, knowledgeable innkeeper.” He is also the resident historian who will take you back to the Civil War years, Oberlin history, and the Underground Railroad.

Susan – Innkeeper


My wife Susan, is my co-innkeeper. She also is a retired teacher having spent 20 years teaching GRADS & the old ‘Home Ec.’ classes. She grew up in a restaurant family where she learned the ins and outs of the fine food service. But there was a time during college when her dad sent her out for cabbage. Being in a hurry she came back with lettuce! Even Home Ec. majors make mistakes! But she learned a lot over the years and now can serve a smooth and delicious breakfast! When breakfast is over, you will find her tending the many garden rooms which have been an ongoing project evolving, growing, and blooming for 20 + years!”

Joseph – Innkeeper