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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.

Summer Time Fun

It's more than just our favorite time of year, some of the best memories are made in the summer time: splashing, paddling, exploring, or sitting by the fire waiting for shooting stars. ACE Adventure Resort comes to life in the summer, the whole place is filled with laughing families and adventure stories.


Summer Adventures


Spend your summer days splashing at Wonderland Waterpark or splashing through the New River Gorge. We have adventures for every level of thrill-seeker. Float down the Upper New with the little ones or hit some big waves on the Lower New River. Float around Summersville Lake on a stand up paddle board or kayak. Zip line on the rim of the New River Gorge or ascend some of the country's best rock climbing sites.


Explore the New River Gorge


Do your soul some good by hiking the many trails of the New River Gorge, ending at some of the best views in West Virginia. ACE is nestled on 1,500 acres with over 35 miles of private trails that connect to trails within the national park. Many historical towns, like Thurmond, and overgrown-abandoned coal mines, such as the Kaymoor Mine, can be found along the New River throughout the gorge. Guided bike tours or bike rentals are also available to explore trails throughout the resort.


Spend The Night


You can spend your summer nights relaxing in the hot tub in any of our deluxe cabins. Or enjoy the endless amount of stars on any clear night from our mountaintop campground. There is no better sleep than after a day of adventures and exploring. Collect some firewood, roast some marshmallows, and star gaze for hours from these wild and wonderful mountains.


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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When Is The Last Time You Did Something That Scared You?

August 04, 2016

 While watching this video, that question resonated with me. I couldn’t remember the last time I did something that scared me. I’m a nearly 40 year old mother of 2. Look up domestication in the dictionary and you’ll likely find a picture of me. I’m sure, by most standards, I’m definitely not the average soccer mom. I work for outdoor adventure company and have since the 90’s. I raft, camp and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities. But when I watched this video and read this question I realized I don’t do anything that scares me anymore. I came to the realization I choose to do the same adventures over and over – the ones I know. Don’t get... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Whitewater Rafting Fears

May 25, 2016

We are excited to share another guest confession from Brannon, a visitor from Tennessee, who admits she never thought she enjoyed rafting until she went with the right people and the right company! So get your best buds and hit the road for a wild ride down the Lower New River in an ACE boat - her story proves there's just enough wild-ness for everyone and with fun people a good time on the water is guaranteed! "One time I went rafting. And one time it wasn’t fun at all.My first rafting experience I went down the New River with a company that was NOT my beloved ACE. (Let’s just be clear about that because it turns out there is a big difference.)I didn’t have... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Kick Off Your Summer by Sleeping Outside

May 05, 2016

I think we can finally start celebrating that summer is almost here. We're rafting almost everyday and the gorge is almost green to the rim. After being cooped up all winter, I can hardly make myself go back inside at the end of the day and camping is finally on the horizon. Sunny days that we've all been daydreaming about are finally here, so why not spend the nights outside, too? Sleeping in a tent is the best for many reasons, especially these:1. The food magic that happens in the fire.We can all appreciate some good food at the end of the day. Especially after a day spent adventuring in the woods. I'm not real sure what happens in that fire,... Continue Reading →

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