Its a "wood board" but I would like to challenge your assumptions a bit. But first some observations. Wood is always going to be more hands on than electric of fossil fuels (oil, gas or propane). It requires more preplanning commitment and space in order to use wood or pellets. There can be debate between pellet users and cord wood users as to which is easier. From an ambience aspect there is not substitute to a wood fire with glass door. Yes some pellet stoves can attempt to recreate it but its poor substitute. There are wood and pellet boilers that have zero ambiance (they usually reside in basement and have zero ambiance and the overall systems are costly. They win as primary heating source 365/24/7 but I will assume they are out of the discussion. From an ambience aspect a good natural gas "stove" with ceramics logs may have the ambiance and backup heating potential that you wish. So if ambiance and backup heating are the major reasons for the stove I think we exclude pellets. Gas stoves should be install it and forget it if they are installed correctly.
You stated you paid to have natural gas run to the home. That is important from a backup situation. The electric grid is always going to be vulnerable to weather. It always has been. There is very powerful lobby running a long term campaign spending tens if not millions of dollars to convince the public that the electrical grid is getting less reliable and in areas of the country most impacted by climate (Northern CA, Florida and hurricane prone coastal areas) the concern is valid. For the rest of the country the reliability of electric power is still quite high but its always good to have a backup. Incidentally in many areas that suffer icing events, its the individual house services that take the longest to restore, if you are in area that requires the lines from the street to the house to be underground, individual outage restoration tends to be far shorter as the utility only needs to fix the damage to main lines in the street. So if you do not have underground power from the street to the house, seriously consider it.
In vulnerable areas of the country there are standards for critical facilities like public buildings and hospitals and that is to have two sources of backup for electrical power. Generally, the solution is use the electric grid as a primary source and natural gas generation as a backup. Natural gas lines and infrastructure up north is mostly under ground and far less exposed to weather events. Its rare that the natural gas system goes down along with the electric grid so unless you are setting up for major disaster (like a major tornado) and living in hardened "bunker" its questionable if you will have a home standing to worry about heat and power. So in your case, a natural gas fired standby generator solves the electric power issue and install a gas fired stove or fireplace for ambiance. Compared to natural gas, wood is not a great emergency backup as it requires a well seasoned stack of cut and split wood stored undercover somewhere on the property. It takes a lot of wood to heat a house exclusively during an extended power outage and the lights will still be off.
Assuming you have a spouse in the house, you also need to see if they are on board for wood or to a lesser extent pellets. Both can be somewhat messy with cord wood being the messiest. Sure, some folks can minimize the messiness, but it requires a commitment, far more than a natural gas stove which is set it and forget it.
Where cord wood and pellets can win out is that they typically will cost less for heat in the long run than fossil fuels but that is somewhat regional. Natural gas was mostly a waste product of oil drilling until recent years and it is still flared in parts of the country to get rid of it. If you are near a source of natural gas and there is pipeline infrastructure to your area it can be competitive with pellets. The big issue with natural gas is its fossil fuel and at some point soon there will effectively be a carbon tax of some sort on it. It may not be called a carbon tax but its cost will go up to discourage its use and fund cleaner alternatives. Same with propane (also a waste product from oil and natural gas extraction despite with the millions of dollars PERC (Propane Education and Research Council) is spending millions to greenwash it). The US government's policy is to switch over the nations residential heating to non fossil sources in less than 20 years and that is going to lead to major disincentives to burn fossil fuels.
On the other hand, if you live in an area with trees, there is always going to be source of wood for those who are willing to work for it but that require sweat equity which you stated you are not interested in. Nothing wrong with that, its good to be realistic.
Ultimately, unless nothing will replace a crackling wood fire, my recommendation is get a gas stove with ceramic gas log.