Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
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... pay with cash. Finally, the pizza is served in white boxes and the top doubles as a plate when you eagerly dig in to the pizza out in the parking lot (there is no dine-in option). After this tried and true method is complete, you are handsomely rewarded with some very crunchy and yummy pizza! I really liked the crispness of the crust and the tradition involved in ordering the pizza. We chowed down on some slices (I don't even think they are called slices technically) and ...
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... he died. Jeanette is now 84 and runs the shop by herself. Her daughter comes to help put out the new stock when needed and her 81 year old younger brother also lends a hand if she needs a day off!! Before we left, Jeanette gave us a couple of lunch bags she’d made up earlier and a big hug each. She’s written down her address so we can write and let her know we got home safely. What an amazing lady.
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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.