Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
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This is where we stayed the first night. We ended up having to go to the weigh scales on our way out, and to gas-up. We didn't leave Virginia until about noon. :\ We went through the mountains of Maryland and West Virginia, then entered Pennsylvania.
Our route was :
From Winchester, VA we went to the Flying J weigh scales. From there we went up route 522 and through Morgan County, WV. Once in Hancock, MD, we trekked west ...
... interesting array of tools that were used on the farm. The painting on the side of the barn had a good story as well. It was painted by Harley Warrick, who painted the slogan for the chewing tobacco company for 55 years. He actually painted over 20,000 barns in his lifetime.
... so I could call my beautiful Mama (and avoid any heart attacks or meltdowns ) We made it to the little town of Cadiz, Ohio around 7:00pm and drove down a very long and unpromising dirt road until we found Harrison State Forest which has 7 free campsites! So we spent night 7 - much more content - in the middle of the woods in Ohio ...
Sunday morning - attended Harvest Lancaster. What an amazing service?! About a dozen baptisms with some incredibly powerful testimonies! Just to hear how God had transformed their broken lives was beautiful. Apparently a regular occurrence. How encouraging?! We set out westward towards Wheeling, West Virginia. It's about a 4.5hrs drive. Not only is it on our way to Cincinnati where the Trezona family live, but there is a Cabelas store there! It's ...
... and other camping equipment. We got through security by 5:15am and we are now waiting for the USAir Club to open up at 5:30am. The Flats do not like sitting with the "masses" at the gate and get cranky if they don't have their cup of coffee early in the morning. As usual, Max did his pouting routine. He was sitting on the table with his back turned to us ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center Wheeling
If you want a great room even if it is not large, ask for the Renovated Byrd Wing Room, 30inch Flat wall mount TV, Granite Sink and tops, not to mention all new Furniture carpet beds, everything. WOW what a change. A very bright and cheery room. Made me feel special. Worth every penny and thats not even getting to the wonderful Breakfast Buffet. They were make a addtion to the hotel that the staff told me has all delux rooms with fireplaces in the king rooms but it is not to open until April 2006 I cant wait to see it. Thanks Wilson Lodge the room, staff and golf were wonderful. I will have to bring the kids next time
Great for Families
We were in Oglebay for 2 nights in late March and really enjoyed it. We felt that it was reasonably priced and very nice for families with small children. We enjoyed our room and all the activites. We will go back!
I loved it
i went there on a family vacation. it was so much fun. we went in december and their was a freshley fallin snow. we sleding and watched the snow fall while sitting by the fireplace. i would recomend this to all of my friends and i did. the shops were great also. each store had something different. we go to oglebay for a day just to shop as a family. we also have lunch their at the glassworks grill best food i ever had. we all ready planed are next vacation there.
I read the comments from "okay holiday" the person from chagrin falls ohio.
sorry to hear some of your experiences weren't great. you have to know which rooms to pick. if you pick the 100 series, they are front, ground floor rooms..........very quiet, & if you pick a king room like room 119, 0r 120, 121, the king mattresses are firm & new. I heard through the grapevine that a $5,000,000.00 expansion & renovation has just been approved.
it is a golfers paradise for my husband. Being a non golfer, I find much to do while i'm there, the zoo & flowers to see, something for all ages. The pool is great & the brunch is the best there is. We make it a yearly event. a great getaway, only 5 hrs from canada.
Love the deer!
I spent three weeks at Oglebay while in the area for business. Being away from home for that long, I couldn't have asked for a better spot to stay. The rooms were cozy and it soon became irrelevant that there was no room service or HBO. It was a thrill to eat in the dining room each night at dusk watching for the arrival of some of the many deer that make Oglebay their home. An indoor pool, exercise room and extensive walking trails outside provided an excellent diversion from time to time. The staff as a whole were quite friendly and accommodating to all of my group's needs. With the zoo, stables and two golf courses, Oglebay is also a great place for a short family vacation!
We visited Wilson Lodge at Oglebay on February 7 for a winter break and had a lovely time. We liked the indoor pool and had a great breakfast buffet included with the room cost-Marlene our server made a big fuss over us... she was great. We had an outside king room and the noise was minimal, the old section of the lodge must be well built. The only negative experience the Glassworks Grille at the lodge, very slow service, cold food, and two of four meals were really poor. Treasure's by Nina is a fun store with neat stuff, down the hill at the Stratford Place.
Not the way it used to be
I grew up in Oglebay Park and I loved every minute of it. The park and the lodge and the old cabins were the best thing in the park. My first job was at the Parb 3 and then the lodge. My mother and my sisters worked there with great pride. The only thing now is that the park was left for the benefit of the city of Wheeling and now the prices are so high that they are trying to compete with the high priced lodges and parks. This is not a place for the people of Wheeling anymore . Colonel Oglebay left it this way and if some things don't change the park will not be history anymore. You tore down the old cabins to make way for the new when some should have been left. You also got rid of the Caddy Camp on the old back road which is where my husband went and learned his love for golf. You need to bring back the old for those of us who remember when it was the best. The Par 3 in the winter with the skiing and the food and the smell of the fireplace was heaven and now it is nothing but a shell where memories once were made. I lived and breathed that park and now as I drive through the picnic sites are empty, Caddy Camp is empty and the juke box is gone fron the Pine Room. Restore it the way it was. Some things are better left alone for the people to love and enjoy.
Loved our chalet
We come down to Wheeling West Virginia for our anniversary. We had a chalet with a fireplace. We loved our getaway weekend. We seen Don Williams at the Capitol Theatre, toured the Mansion, drove through the lights more than once and visited the shops as well as doing a little gambling. We loved the chalet and plan to visit Oglebay again!!!!
Our night at Wilson Lodge, in Jan 2004, was bittersweet. The room was mostly clean, expect for the grape my son found under the bed, but in need of updating. We slept lousy due to the soft, lumpy beds and the echo of every noise in the hall and nearby rooms. However, the lodge is decorated beautifully, and our kids enjoyed the various activities provided both at the lodge and on the grounds of Oglebay. Breakfast (included in the price of the room) was abundant and excellent. Don't think we'll go back, but it was nice to experience once.