Empty Nester Getaway ~

Kids Away? Time to Play.

For some, it’s a dream come true- the kids have finally grown up and moved out. But instead of sitting in the empty nest, it’s time to fly the coop and reward all those years of parenting with a relaxing getaway at Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia.


Day One 

4:00 pm – Arrival and Check In

5:30 pm – Explore the property by following the red brick pathways which weave throughout Bissonnette Gardens

7:00 pm – Dinner at Garden Bistro, a farm-to-table inspired restaurant overlooking the breathtaking countryside

9:00 pm – Head to Glassworks Grill in Wilson Lodge for live entertainment and a nightcap (Live entertainment offered every Saturday night from 9-11 p.m.)


Day Two 

8:00 am – Sleep in, then enjoy our famous Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet in Ihlenfeld Dining Room

10:00 am – Couples Massage at the The West Spa

12:00 pm – Reconnect with nature by exploring groomed Hiking Trails originally traveled by Earl Oglebay in the early 1900s. Bring a camera to capture birds and other wildlife!

4:00 pm – Couples Animal Encounter at the Oglebay Good Zoo- Meet the Kangaroo, Red Panda, Lemur, Sloth and more!

7:00 pm – Treat yourselves to a romantic dinner and wine pairing at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

9:00 pm – Cuddle up next to a Fire Pit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the quiet serenity of the park- S’more’s kits are available at the Resort Shop in Wilson Lodge


Day Three 

8:00 am – Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet in Ihlenfeld Dining Room

12:30 pm – Tour the Historic Oglebay Mansion, the former summer home of Earl Oglebay

2:00 pm – Lunch at Route 88 BBQ & Brew– enjoy a variety of house-smoked meats

3:00 pm – Tour Oglebay’s Glass Museum featuring the largest piece of cut lead crystal ever made- The Sweeney Punch Bowl

5:00 pm – Stop by Farmhouse Sweets & Treats for delicious, handcrafted ice cream- don’t miss the scenic views from The Hilltop

7:00 pm – Dinner at Glassworks Grill featuring wood-fired pizzas, salads and fine wines

8:00 pm – Head to Hickman Lounge in Wilson Lodge for live entertainment (Available every Friday)


Day Four

7:30 am – Start the day with a morning stroll around Schenk Lake, following the meandering paved walking trail to Bissonnette Gardens

9:00 am – Breakfast pastries and coffee at Sarita’s Coffee Bar

11:00 am – Departure 




Local Attractions

  • West Virginia Independence Hall (First State Capitol of WV) – 6 Miles / 17 Minute Drive
  • Shopping at Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market – 6.9 Miles / 16 Minute
  • Winetasting at Good Mansion Wines – 5.8 Miles / 14 Minute Drive

For more information or to book your Empty Nester Getaway, please contact a Reservations Specialist at 877-436-1797. Please Note: Items outlined are set as an example itinerary. Oglebay cannot guarantee the availability of all amenities suggested. Reservations are highly encouraged.