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You bring the peanut butter. 
For over 35 years, we've guided vacationers away from their reality into West Virginia's great outdoors. Escape your everyday with a vacation to ACE Adventure Resort for some world-class whitewater rafting, plus over 1,500 acres of awesomeness in the New River Gorge to explore including our all new Wonderland Waterpark! 

Since 1980, ACE Adventure Resort is the East Coast’s largest mountain hideaway exclusively focused on world-class whitewater rafting along with guided adventures, outdoor sports and activities, lodging, camping and other amenities like our spring-fed 5-acre lake, Wonderland Waterpark. The New River Gorge National River is affectionately known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and features rafting from April through October. The New and Gauley Rivers combined offer over 100 miles of rapids all within 30 minutes of the resort. Both rivers are administered by the National Park Service.

ACE’s passion has been to create vacations featuring these rivers and other outdoor adventures so that guests can experience our forests with over 35 miles of biking and hiking trails, plus a series of ponds, a mining-era ghost town and spectacular cliffs for rock climbing, waterfalls and overlooks.

UPDATE: ACE Adventure Park & Lake is now Wonderland Waterpark

Wonderland Waterpark - Fun is our Jam!Opening in May, just imagine 5-acres full of all kinds of AWESOME!! New for 2016: bigger, better water slides, 50 new obstacles & inflatable toys, an expanded white sandy beach and a newly renovated restaurant with more patio seating and table-side service. Of course we kept our crowd favorites: THE BLOB, Wet Willie and Zipline Tower are all still here! Get a Day Pass or stay the night & play all weekend!

Even land-lubbers can have fun here... lounge on our white sandy mountain beach, take on the climbing wall, bounce and flip out on the EuroBungee or play a volleyball match. On summer nights, we show family-friendly movies under the stars. Our spring-fed mountain lake is set in the heart of our 1,500 acre resort.

Half-Price Cabin Rentals

Start by nestling away in one of our many deluxe cabin rental options and relax in your own private, steamy hot tub. Our charming cabins will suit your every need and create an unforgettable West Virginia getaway. Larger cabins like the Black Bear and Red Fox Log Home are absolutely perfect for family reunions, social events, and Spring Break getaways. *HALF-PRICE DEAL ENDS APRIL 30

Spring Adventures

Join us for one of the best whitewater rides in the country by going Rafting through the New River Gorge in springtime. As West Virginia thaws out, so does the river, creating big, fluffy whitewater waves. Rafting may be our peanut butter and jelly, but we have so many other fun adventures too. Our Zip Line lives on the rim of the New River Gorge, so prior to spring leaves blooming out, we have twice as many views of the gorge below. Check out the many Rock Climbing routes here at ACE for amazing views – you can see forever and you will feel miles above the river below. Try out our awesome Highland Paintball Park course or our free Disc Golf course, which is open to anyone at anytime. ACE will host the Wonderland Mountain Challenge on May 28, 2016. It's a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. This distinctive race route will take participants through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams, and abandoned coal mines.

Explore the New River Gorge

If you have something a bit more mellow in mind, do your soul some good by hiking, biking, or casually exploring all around the New River Gorge. Many historical towns, like Thurmond, and overgrown-abandoned coal mines, such as the Kaymoor Mine, can be found along the railroad grades on either side of the New River and each offer hours of exploring. West Virginia is home to the New River Gorge Bridge which offers the Bridge Catwalk Tour all year round. Take your senses to new heights, literally, and take in the view of the New River 850+ ft. below your feet. Many trails exist under the bridge and throughout the gorge for hiking and Mountain Biking. We have over thirty-five miles of private trails located at ACE with access to the National Park trails that go on for many more miles.

Groups and Family Reunions

With over 1500 acres to explore and dozens of lodging options, ACE is the perfect destination for your next group getaway. Let us help you host your family reunion, church youth group, non-profit group, or college formal. On top of our cozy lodging and unforgettable adventures, West Virginia’s majestic beauty and mountain views are the real star of the show. When vacationing in West Virginia, your tribe’s opportunities for fun and adventure are limitless.


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Best. Mom-ster. Ever.

April 25, 2016

[ That moment when you see your little monster mature in minutes while watching them climb higher than they ever thought they could and then you get that overwhelming teary-eyed emotion where you realize… they get it! It's official. You're doing this whole Momster-thing right. Fist bump. ] A little adventure can bring everyone together. No matter how cliche it sounds, it's true. Disconnecting your family from the daily grind to reconnect with nature instills a bigger world view and awareness for what really matters the most in life… like clean whitewater, clean air, cute lil furry critters and coal mining-era ghost towns! Oh, and spending time together laughing, too. Don't believe us? Here's a real, bona fide guest confession... "When I... Continue Reading →

The Secret's Out!

April 22, 2016

Wonderland Waterpark I can't believe I'm typing these words but our winter of construction is finally coming to a close. During our off-season, we have improved almost all aspects of our fun-filled resort. We've had a big secret this winter that we're finally ready to share. Transforming into a water park takes a lot more than brand new inflatables. We've also been building two 300-ft water slides alongside our already awesome water park. We're more than halfway finished with the slides and are expecting to have them open in May. Not only is our lake completely transforming, the lakeside patio is also seeing huge improvements. There will be an expanded concrete patio along the water park with more seating. In... Continue Reading →

American Alligator Being Introduced in the New River Gorge - Got ya! Happy April Fool's!

April 01, 2016

As an effort to diversify our habitat here in the New River Gorge, officials from the EPA are introducing the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) into the ecosystem. The current biosphere of the area is believed to support this species. "The water of the New River can reach temperatures around 85 degrees during the summer months. There is also plenty of aquatic life to sustain a healthy diet for the reptile," an agency representative stated.During a whitewater rafting trip, one of ACE's guides was able to wrangle one of the newly introduced alligators. He kept his guests safe by simply just having them lean into the boat. The current colder temperatures of the New River keeps these reptiles in a docile... Continue Reading →


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