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The Perfect Parkersburg Weekend Retreat

Blennerhassett Mansion

If you want to experience the rich history of Parkersburg then you have come to the right place! Use this example itinerary when planning your trip! Please do be advised that dates are subject to change.

Would you like help planning your perfect weekend? Contact the Blennerhassett Hotel Concierge today! email concierge@theblennerhassett.com or call 304.422.3131.


Arrive to The Blennerhassett Hotel Friday Night

Grab an exquisite dinner at The Blennerhassett Restaurant and Lounge before leaving for your night’s entertainment. Find our seasonal chef-developed dinner menu here.

BONUS TIP: Check the schedules of Smoot Vaudeville Theatre, River Cities Symphony Orchestra, The Actor’s Guild Playhouse, and the People’s Bank Theatre to see what is available!

When you return, wind down with a classy Blennerhassett Old Fashioned at The Lounge at The Blennerhassett.

Retire in luxury, tucked snugly in to a soft Blennerhassett bed.


From May through November, depending on the schedule found here, hitch a ride to Blennerhassett Island via a ferry that will pick you up just blocks away from the hotel. Here you will take a carriage ride, enjoy a mansion tour, hike or bike the wooded trails around the plantation island, visit a unique gift shop and enjoy lunch at Harman’s Landing.
When you return to dry land, visit The Blennerhassett Museum for more context and artifacts behind the stories you just learned about, as well as stories of the Parkersburg region.

We offer vacation packages that include tickets to the island, tours on the island including the carriage tour, museum passes, and more. Learn more here.

Are you seeking even more history? Dive into the origins of the greater Parkersburg area with a visit to The Oil and Gas Museum. They also have one of the oldest elevators in the state!

Make time to stop by Parkersburg Art Center and enjoy the current exhibit(s) on display, as well as purchase local art including painting, sculpture, ceramics and more.

You’ll want to reserve a time to take advantage of our spa services! Start out with a relaxing facial, then melt away for an hour-long massage that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

The first night you enjoyed the fine dining of The Blennerhassett Restaurant. Tonight, enjoy the approachable, delicious Lounge menu!

After dinner go for a walk around Parkersburg’s historic Julia-Ann Square Historic District, located just blocks from the hotel. You will find buildings constructed for late 1800s bankers, oil and gas tycoons, lawyers and business people. You can even find the house of William Chancellor, the man who built The Blennerhassett Hotel, or as it was known at the time, The Hotel Blennerhassett. The artistic Victorian architecture will leave you speechless. This walk is especially beautiful in the autumn! Click here to learn more!


The Blennerhassett Restaurant & Lounge chefs are regionally famous for their brunch. Click here for the best Brunch menu in the Mid-Ohio Valley!

There are several options for religious services nearby. Parkersburg is known for its architecture, and the city’s churches certainly add to this renown. Find churches nearby The Blennerhassett Hotel & Spa here.

Every perfect weekend needs a bit of nature and fresh air! McDonough Wildlife Refuge offers a range of trails to explore of varying difficulty. Find more here, including a map of the walking trails.

Before your Parkersburg vacation comes to a close, visit the historic Henderson Hall to learn about local history and explore various artifacts. The Henderson Hall campus also has three mounds from the indigenous Adena people. Learn more here.

There is so much that we didn’t mention here that you will want to schedule to come back for another weekend getaway! Click here to learn more about what to do in the area, including places to shop, golf courses to tee off from, and more!


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