If you are still looking for a romantic getaway for the Valentine's season or a winter escape to chase away the winter blues, here's a suggestion. Check out the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia and the special package deals that they are offering. And here's the best part. Oglebay features a multitude of activities where you won't have to venture far from your lodgings. It is approximately a 3 hour drive from Cleveland to Wheeling.
Oglebay Resort Situated on 1700 acres, Oglebay Resort offers a wide variety of overnight accommodations and year-round recreational activities. Sitting on a hilltop is the 271 room Wilson Lodge which includes 212 completely remodeled rooms and 59 new premium rooms. For larger groups, you can choose from 54 cottages, four estate houses or three 8-bedroom premium cottages on the Oglebay property.
The Oglebay Resort is also home to West Spa located by Wilson Lodge. The 500 square foot spa offers massage therapy, body treatments, facials, healing therapy, manicures, pedicures, waxing and several signature packages.
Sweetheart Weekend Package Offered February 15- 17, this package offers two nights accommodations in the Wilson Lodge (Friday and Saturday), a buffet dinner for two on Saturday evening in the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, the Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet for two on Saturday and Sunday, nightly room deliveries, wine tasting and unlimited use of the indoor pool, sauna and fitness center.
Cost of the Sweetheart Weekend Package ranges from $361 - $486 depending on room type.
Winter Escape Package Offered now through April 4 (Sunday-Thursday only), this package includes overnight accommodations at the Wilson Lodge, dinner for two, a Spa gift, unlimited use of the indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness center and a $100 gift card to use to upgrade your accommodations or to use at the Spa, the specialty shops on property or to use for dining.
Cost of the Winter Escape Package starts at $279 (Rates depend on room type).
During the winter season, Oglebay Resort offers skiing and snowboarding. Visitors will find state-of-the-art snowmaking, a triple chair lift delivering you to an 815 foot ski slope with a 168 foot vertical drop, and a terrain park featuring snow-made jumps and rails of varying size for snowboarding. And be sure to enjoy the fire pit area located outside the upper level of the ski building.
New skis, snowboards and boots are available for rental. Ski rentals and lift tickets range from $15 - $26 for adults (depending on the day of the week) and $11-$19 for children (6-17). Snowboard rental fees range from $18-$31 for adults and $15 - $26 for children (6-17).
Hours for the ski and snowboard activities are currently 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Monday - Thursday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Other activities on the Oglebay property include the Benedum Theatre (offering programs about nature and the universe in addition to laser shows), tours of the Mansion Museum (Earl W. Oglebay's summer home offering pioneer relics and treasures of the Victorian era along with special exhibits) and the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum featuring more than 3000 examples of Wheeling Glass made from 1839- 1939. The Glass Museum is also home to the Punchbowl, the largest cut piece of cut led crystal ever made. It is 5 feet tall and weighs 225 pounds.
The Oglebay property also houses the Good Zoo (featuring an outstanding Outback exhibit with kangaroos, wallabies and lorakeets) which reopens for the season on March 2.
For more information about Oglebay Resort or to make reservations call 800-624-6988, Ext. 4090 or get online at www.oglebay-resort.com.
Oglebay Resort is located at 465 Lodge Dr. in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is approximately a 3 hour drive from Cleveland.