Recently I had the privilege of visiting the Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast at Heritage Village in Huntington, West Virginia. The second floor location above the historic Huntington Bank building, was rented by General John Hunt Oley during the time he lived in Huntington. From 1871 until his death in 1888, he served as land agent for Collis P. Huntington’s Huntington Land Company. Proprietor Stephen Zoeller has meticulously renovated the space and furnished it with antiques amidst a railroad history theme.
Visit chessieroom.com to learn more, and consider making a reservation the next time your travels bring you to the area. For 7th West Virginia Cavalry descendants, it would be fun to stay in what was once the home of the unit’s commander, General John Hunt Oley.
A recently installed West Virginia historical marker on the corner near the Chessie Room honors John Hunt Oley. Read about it here…
The Chessie Room Bed & Breakfast is located on the second floor of the historic Huntington Bank building.