by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center features 270 guestrooms, suites and cottages for families in Wheeling, West Virginia. The resort covers 1,700 acres and is home to a plethora of outdoor adventure activities for kids and families.
Enjoy a stay in the Lodge’s guestrooms and suites, all of which feature queen or double beds, mini-fridges, TVs and free Wi-Fi. Families can also opt for a premium cottage, which sleeps up to 30. Cottage amenities include queen beds, two large refrigerators, two dishwashers, fireplaces, two flat-screen TVs, a DVD player, laundry units, free Wi-Fi and two decks, including one with a grill.
Onsite fun begins at the resort’s outdoor pool at the Crispin Center, where kids can splash and play. The Crispin Center also features 10 tennis courts. Schenk Lake at the resort offers pedal boats, fishing and aqua cycles, and a mini-golf course and kids’ playground are located right next to the water. During the winter months, the Oglebay Ski Area opens to guests, where they can rent skis or snowboards and hit the slopes. Additional onsite activities include an indoor pool, horseback riding, a museum, a zoo, gardens, golf and shopping.
Dining options at the resort include the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, open for breakfast and dinner daily, with brunch on Sunday; the Glassworks Grill, open for lunch and dinner daily; and room service. Children’s menus are available.
Additional perks at the resort include a fitness center, free parking and spa services.
Our Editor Loves
- Tons of year-round activities
- Spacious cottages
- Onsite dining options
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Jane M
We stayed in the Lakeside Addition of Wilson Lodge. Our room had a cute little patio and it was a very spacious hotel room. It was immaculate and well appointed. We had a 1 hour horseback trail ride and took several long walks on the beautiful grounds. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back.
The four of us stayed in the Daffodil Cabin. The place was great. The package was like getting the cabin for the cost of the golf. Worth it!! Roomy enough for all of us. Comfy beds, lots of towels, nice setting. The deer are very friendly. They will eat right out of your hand. We played the Palmer, Jones, and Crispin courses over our two day stay. The Palmer and Jones courses are tough but fair, in excellent condition considering the lack of rain for the last couple of months. The Crispin course needs some TLC, it seems to have been neglected in favor of the other two courses. The staff at the lodge and the pro shops are fantastic. The breakfast buffet is worth getting up early for. The Omlet/Belgian Waffle chef and the hostess and waitress were all very accommodating. Nice hot tub, sauna, and indorr pool. Everything was top notch. My buddies are begging me to set us up for a return next year. And maybe staying longer.