Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center Is Almost Heavenly Haven For VacationersLocated in Wheeling, West Virginia, Oglebay Resort & Conference Center is home to 1,700 acres of dining, recreational activities, a zoo, a kiddie train, two golf courses, museums, historic home tours and gift shops. There is something for everyone, and lodging ranges from suites to family cabins of varying sizes.It hosts meeting spaces, weddings, corporate events and state golf tournaments. The centerpiece, Wilson Lodge, has 271 rooms, suites and chalets. The West Spa is also located there. There are four estate houses overlooking the Speidel Golf Course. Oglebay features some 54 cottages, including three eight-bedroom premium cottages.
Dining options range from The Ihlenfield Dining Room at Wilson Lodge, to the Glassworks Grill. In the Hamm Clubhouse of the Jones golf course, the Speidel Grill overlooking the 18th hole offers lighter fare.
Oglebay also boasts 20,000 feet of meeting space. It is a ski, fall change of colors, holiday and family weekend destination, convenient to the downtown revival and art scene of Wheeling. In Wheeling there are weekly riverfront events, there's minor league hockey, and cozy bistros.
Back at Oglebay, check out Carriage House Glass, the decorative retail store, and its Artisan Center and Glass Museum are a rainbow of creativity. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe. Do some gift or holiday shopping at The Pro Shop at the Speidel Golf Club. Families will enjoy The Gardens, Nature Express train, and the Good Zoo. Oglebay also has tennis and basketball courts. Visitors come from miles around to celebrate the Winter Festival of Lights here. It is one of the largest in the U.S., with 300 acres of lights and displays over a six-mile drive.
Cleveland industrialist Earl Oglebay left his summer estate to the city of Wheeling, who developed it into Wheeling Park. Today it is one of the most comprehensive resorts on the East Coast. At the Crispin Golf Course here, Betsy Rawls and Arnold Palmer have given exhibitions. The Speidel Course is a Robert Trent Jones design, and opened in the 1970's. The LPGA played a tour event here in 1974. The Palmer Course plays from less than 4,500 yards, to 6,800 yards. Five of its holes are adjacent to the Speidel. Several afford commanding views of the property, the Estate Houses, or the mountains and landscape of heavenly West Virginia. No wonder Oglebay is a favorite with Ohioans, Kentuckians, Washingtonians and Pennsylvanians. Some families have visited for generations.
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