The Wells Inn is a luxurious, quaint Historic Hotel near the Ohio River with all modern amenities.
This landmark Hotel is more than a century old and has been renovated to include all amenities including wireless high speed internet. Each of its 32 rooms are uniquely furnished to recreate the Victorian era.
The modern heated pool and fitness centre is perfect to spend a relaxing evening.
The oldest working ferry on the Ohio River is just a block away. Come in and enjoy our little town by the Ohio River.
Ephraim Wells, grandson of Sistersville founder Charles Wells, established the Hotel Wells in 1894 shortly after the discovery of oil in this area. Many hotels and boardinghouses were available for the roust-abouts, oilmen and fortune seekers, who descended upon Sistersville during the turn of the century oil boom. However, few facilities were available for the oil barons and genteel travelers and residents of the area. Wells built this Hotel to serve this clientele. The foundation was laid in April of 1894 and the Hotel opened its doors to the public on January 15, 1895. The "Sistersville Daily Review" the leading newspaper of the area noted, "The banquet and ball which celebrated the Hotel opening was one of the notable events of the century."
Throughout the years, statesmen, business people, and professionals from all around the world have enjoyed the comforts and gracious elegance of the Hotel Wells, later known as the Wells Inn. It became a favorite gathering place for residents as well as visitors to the area. It became, we believe, a special place. The grand old gal still looks good. A restoration investment of over one million dollars has allowed the Hotel to enhance its visitor services to include a restaurant, an indoor pool and jacuzzi, an exercise and fitness area, and a pub.
Visitors to the Wells Inn can make use of conference facilities both at the Hotel and across the street at the Gaslight Theater and Conference Center. Golf privileges are also available at the nearby Sistersville Country Club designed by Sam Snead. Come on out to the Wells Inn and enjoy the graciousness of a by-gone era without forsaking 21st century amenities. You'll be glad you did!