Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Join the Oglebay family and help create memories and family traditions for years to come.

Over 100 years ago, a tradition of generous hospitality was started at the summer estate of Earl W. Oglebay. Today, the picturesque beauty of Oglebay’s property has been expanded to include 2500 acres of year-round recreational activities and exceptional overnight accommodations. Oglebay is studied worldwide for being the only self-supporting municipal park in the US.

In a lush wooded area situated on a hilltop in Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay is easy accessible by interstate 70, one hour Southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and two hours East of Columbus, Ohio.

About Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Wilson Lodge features 258 rooms of which 107 are Preferred Tier, the West Spa, casual and fine dining; along with 54 cottages and four Estate Houses.

Oglebay offers many activities: swimming, tennis (indoors & outdoors), skiing & snowboarding, ice-skating, play-grounds, aerial course, mini golf, paddle boats, fishing, walking & hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, shopping, museums and Bisonnette Gardens.  

The West Spa at Wilson Lodge provides relaxing and therapeutic services, utilizing the finest products and equipment. Servcies included: Massage Therapy, Manicures & Pedicures, Body Treatments, Healing Therapies including Reflexology, Facial Treatment and Waxing.

The Good Zoo at Oglebay is West Virginia’s only accredited zoo with thirty acres of grounds. With over 50 species, 20 that are rare or endangered, the Good Zoo was dedicated in memory of seven-year old Philip Mayer Good in 1977 and continues to thrive through the support of local residents. Oglebay’s Good Zoo offers ‘Animal Encounter’ programs daily that  allow zoo guests to get into animal exhibits with animal keepers to help feed and train some of the zoo’s animals and to learn about the natural history and conservation of some of the species.

There are sixty-three spectacular holes of golf at Oglebay and a tradition of excellence that goes back more than seventy years. The Palmer & Jones are championship courses located at the Speidel Golf Club.  

Oglebay is also a National Training Center established in 1960. Today, it holds ten annual training events.

The Employee Experience

Experience the tradition and history of Oglebay. 

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for team members who are passionate about hospitality and are flexible. Ideal candidates always have the friendly smile and the helpful attitude our guests deserve.

Room and Board

Limited employee housing is available on-site at one of our cottages between November 10, 2017 through January 7, 2018, cost is $250 per month (all utilities included). Housing is shared accommodations based on the number of staff who take advantage of this offer.  Please be aware you maybe sharing a bedroom, bath, and cooking facilities.

The following equipment, adequate for the size of cottage is provided: cooking utensils, china, flatware and steak knives, stove, refrigerator, can opener, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, pitchers, broom, dustpan and all bedding. Use of other electrical appliances must be authorized by the front desk. All cottages are equipped with a telephone, WIFI and TV with multi-channel cable featuring most major networks.

Cottage occupants are expected to keep their cottages clean and to leave them in good order, with the kitchen clean. No laundry is to be hung outside the cottage. Excessive cleaning or repairs necessitated will be charged to the cottage occupant.

All units are entirely non-smoking. Careful fire precaution is expected. Beds and other furniture may not be rearranged. Clothing, bedding and other combustible materials must not be placed near fireplaces or stoves. No open fires are permitted in the cottage area. Where not provided, charcoal grills may be used on the lawn area, away from the cottage.

General quiet hours are observed after 11 pm. The Resort is closed at 1 am and cottage visitors must depart by that hour.

Employee Perks

As employees we want you to have access to the activities our guests enjoy. All employees receive free admission or discounted rates. 

 Free Admission

  • Good Zoo & Train Ride 
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boats
  • Swimming Pools 
  • Tennis (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Wilson Lodge Fitness Center (Sunday-Thursday only) 
  • Par III 
  • Ice Rink (Skating)
  • Fishing (Oglebay Park-Schenk Lake)
  • Trolley Rides (summer)



  • Aerial Course: $10.00  
  • Skiing Lift ticket
    • $10/adult, $5/child Twilight Rate
    • Lift ticket $5/person 
    • 50% ski & snowboard rental any time 
  • Employee 20% Discount
    • Speidel Pro Shop (Clubs & Balls 20% Discount)
    • Wilson Lodge Resort Shop 
    • Carriage House Glass Shop
    • Zoo Nature Express Shop 
    • Farmhouse Sweets & Treats
    • Greenhouse Palm Room
    • West Spa Boutique
    • West Spa Services Monday-Thursday 9 am – 7 pm  
  • Meal/Food Discount 20%: All food outlets and restaurants. 
  • Wheeling Garden Club Gift Shop: 10% discount 
  • Stables: 20% regularly priced activities


  • Free Golf
    • ​Park Pass Holders may play up to 3 Rounds per week
      • 2 Rounds Monday-Thursday
      • 1 Round Friday-Sunday / after 12Noon
    • Cart Fees:
      • Palmer & Jones $12-18 Holes / $6- 9 Holes
      • Bloch Memorial $3-9 Holes
      • Crispin $6-18 Holes / $3- 9 Holes
  • Discounted Golf
    • Park Pass Holder Rates for Rounds in excess of 3 per week 
      • ​Bloch Memorial (Wheeling Park) $3 M-F and after 12PM Saturday-Sunday (plus prevailing cart rate)
      • Crispin Course $5 Monday -Friday and after 12PM Saturday-Sunday (plus prevailing cart rate)
      • *Jones Course $25 Monday-Thursday and after 12PM Friday-Sunday (includes cart)
      • *Palmer Course $25 Monday-Thursday and after 12PM Friday-Sunday (includes cart)

Getting Here and Getting Around

The closest airports are Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA an hour away from Oglebay, John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH two hours away.

Greyhound bus station is 6 miles from Oglebay in downtown Wheeling.

Oglebay is located 10 minutes from interstate 70 of exit 2A. 

Having your own transportation is highly recommended, to be able to experience the valley and all its offerings. 

Wheeling offers bus services, the closes bus stop is 2 miles away. The bus runs Monday through Saturday 6AM - 6:30PM for most routes. 

For Fun


  • Oglebayfest
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Tennis (indoor & outdoor)
  • Indoor pool at Wilson Lodge
  • Indoor workout area at Wilson Lodge


  • Festival of Lights
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Ice-Skating
  • Tennis (indoor)
  • Indoor pool at Wilson Lodge
  • Indoor workout area at Wilson Lodge


How to Apply

Please click on the link below to apply. Any questions please contact The Human Resources Department at 304-243-4055 or hr@oglebay.com, office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM Eastern Time.

The link can take a few minutes to load, or please copy and paste into your browser: https://oglebay.com/careers/ click on current list of job openings and scroll to the bottom of the page for a pdf of our application.

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