We have rented vacation cabins many times at Oglebay but not stayed in the Lodge overnight. My family loves the facility and it provides all the entertainment a family could possibly need for a fun place to spend a week. It is the kids favorite place to go, no exceptions.
The rates are not cheap though and maybe overpriced since you do have to buy an activity bracelet to participate in facilitiy offerings. The pools are free however. The zoo, golf, train ride , ect all are at an additional cost but can be purchased on a daily basis or extended time frame for cabins.
The Lodge is very rustic and nice inside and we do like the environment of the old wood lodge look......
I love Oglebay and the surrounding area. If you are not on a tight budget for expenses, this is a WONDERFUL place to take a family with all ages of children. Pets are allowed on a leash if a cabin is rented but not in the lodge.