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Prepaid DVD PricesAce Rafting DVD

Prepaid New River: (6 DVDs) $120.00
Add'l copies: $20.00 ea

Prepaid Gauley River: (6 DVDs) $140.00
Add'l copies: $20.00 ea

Prepaid Gauley Marathon: (6 DVDs)$150.00
Add'l copies $25.00 ea

Prepaid Double Upper Gauley: $150.00
Add'l copies: $25.00 ea

Prepaid 2-Day Gauley: (6 DVDs) $230.00
Add'l copies: $30.00 ea

Prepaid Large Groups: (10 or more DVDs)
Per copy: $20.00 ea

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ACE Adventure Resort Lakeside Dining Options

At ACE, we know a good meal is the best way to refuel. We also understand that different guests have different appetites. So to satisfy most every palate, we have three unique menus from which to choose.

Woody's Lakeside Smokehouse


On Fridays and Saturdays, the all-inclusive dinner buffet features a contemporary style Southern Pit BBQ featuring cuts of Angus beef, pork, poultry and succulent seafood. Sunday through Thursday, enjoy dining favorites straight from “Mom’s” kitchen… meat loaf, fried chicken and pulled pork are just a few.

Nightly Chilled Buffet - daily offerings of greens, dressings and salad garnishes, along with an array of mixed salads and cheeses - Friday and Saturday we add a cold seafood raw bar with oysters, shrimp or crab legs

Friday and Saturday – dessert selections includes an ice cream bar with an indulgent spread of sweet morsels as well an assortment of house prepared dessert items

Sunday through Thursday - dessert of the day

A variety of soft drinks, tea and water is included with your buffet meal. A la carte dessert and beverage items are also available. The Lost Paddle Bar & Grill offers a full bar, offering a wide selection of beers and wines.


In the morning, the buffet serves made-to-order eggs, pancakes or French toast, apple-smoked bacon, sausage, home-fried potatoes, pastries, fresh fruit and much more.

 Pre-Paid Rates: Youth <14 Adult Book Online
Country Breakfast Buffet (Sun-Thur) $8.95 $11.95
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Country Dinner Buffet      (Sun-Thur) $14.95 $19.95
Smorgasbord Breakfast Buffet (Fri-Sat) $8.95 $11.95
Smorgasbord Dinner Buffet      (Fri-Sat) $19.95 $24.95
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*Children 5 and under eat FREE with each paying adult.

Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Dinner:     Sunday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm  / Saturday: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Weekends only in May
  • Everyday Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Gauley Season: Thursday - Monday
  • Closed in the Winter except for large groups.

Dinner Buffet main choices on given day
FRIDAY Shoulder Roast Beef
Smoked Chicken
Roasted Salmon or Grouper
Steamed Clams and Mussels
Black Bean Stew
Lasagna Bolognese
Onion Scalloped Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetable selection
SATURDAY Roasted Pig
Slow Roasted, Smoked Pork Ribs
Carving Station
Smoked Roasted chicken
Roasted Chicken
Mac n Cheese
Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Green Beans
Baked Beans
SUNDAY Chicken Smoked and BBQ
Pigs’ Wings in Apricot Chipotle Mustard Sauce
Smoked Beef Ribs
Pasta Baked Fusilli
Brown Beans
Country Style Green Beans
Traditional Collard Greens  
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Hush Puppies
MONDAY Chicken Roasted with Paprika and Garlic
Smoked and Chili Glazed Pork Loin
Beef Stew
Pasta. Baked Cavatappi with Sharp Cheddar
Brown Beans
Country Style Green Beans
Roasted Corn on the Cobb
Smashed Red Bliss with Parmesan and Cream Cheese
TUESDAY Chicken. Roasted with Garlic Onions and Cilantro
Roasted Rack of Pork Carved
Roasted Top Sirlion
Pasta, Baked Zitti Bolognese
Brown Beans
Country Style Green Beans
Mashed Yukon Gold with Roasted Garlic
Eggplant Parmesan
WEDNESDAY Chicken Spatchcock with Grilled Mushroom Ragout
Smoke BBQ Pork Butt
Beef Stew
Pasta, Traditional Macaroni and Cheese
Classic Whipped Potatoes
Tex Mex Black Bean and Corn Bake
Crispy Fried Okra
THURSDAY Fried Chicken
Roasted Pit Ham
Beef Stew
Spicy Grilled Italian Sausage
Pasta, Penne Mozzarella and Parmesan
Whipped Yukon Golds with Roasted Sweet Yams
Brown Beans
Country Style Green Beans
Grilled Peppers Onions Zucchini

Lunch on the Patio Grill

For those spending a day at the ACE Lake, lunch at the Patio Grill is just the ticket. Choose from an a-la-carte menu of award winning wood-fired personal pizzas, beef and chicken kabobs, grilled & deli sandwhiches, as well as an assortment of classic appetizers.


Lost Paddle Bar & Grille

The Lost Paddle is the perfect place to mix and mingle with old friends and new. You'll find a full bar and featured drink specials beers on tap and live music on many summer evenings. When your appetite starts calling, the kitchen specializes in snack-style foods with a variety of flavors from German deli to Tex-Mex cantina.

  • Full Selection of Adult Beverages
  • Featured drink specials

Kitchen Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  / Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bar Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  / Friday and Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

*The bar will stay open later than the posted hours when participation warrants staying open later.

  • Weekends only in May
  • Everyday Memorial Day through Labor Day / May 26th - September 1st
  • Gauley Season: Thursday - Monday / September 4th - October 19th
  • Closed in the Winter except for large groups.


A la Carte Menu
Available for walk ins at Lost Paddle Lounge and Woody's Lakeside Smokehouse

Warm Ups

Chips and Salsa - freshly fried corn tortilla chips served with a house blended salsa $3.50

Nachos - freshly fried corn tortilla chips served with nacho cheese sauce $5.00

Fries or Onion Rings $4.00

Fried Family Platter - assortment of fried finger foods - jalapeno poppers, breaded green beans, zucchini chips, broccoli and more $10.00

Nacho Supreme - fresh nachos layered with homemade salsa, black bean and onions served with guacamole and sour cream $7.00

Brisket Chili - Perfectly spiced, served with fresh tortilla chips cup $4.50, bowl $7.50

Quesadilla - grilled large flour tortilla, filled with a jack and cheddar blend $6.00   Add Chicken $1.00

12 Wings - served with your choice of any of our three house prepared sauces (garlic and rosemary, Buffalo or Chipotie BBQ), ranch dressing and celery sticks $10.00  6 Wings $6.00


Caprese - fresh mozzarella with basil, extra virgin olive oil drizzled over vine ripe heirloom tomatoes  $7.50

Cobb Salad - mixed greens, diced heirloom tomatoes, house smoked bacon, free-range roasted chicken breast, boiled eggs, California avocado and bleu cheese  $8.50

Steak Salad - choice of 6 oz. sirloin, skirt or filet steak over mixed greens, sautéed peppers and onions, heirloom tomatoes and your choice of dressing  $9.50

House Green Salad - selection of organic greens, heirloom tomatoes and oh-so-sweet Chilean onions  $6.50

House Dressings – ranch, blue cheese, yogurt and feta, or balsamic vinaigrette


Hot n’ Greasy - a heap of smoked and slow roasted brisket topped with grilled Vidalia onions on a Kaiser roll  $10.00

House Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich – stack of dry rubbed pork, smoked over hardwood and charcoal, then braised to perfection in dark beer – shredded and seasoned with ACE’s house BBQ sauce  $7.50

Over Look Open Face – mountain of veggies - mushroom, zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper and tomato, grilled and served over an open-faced ciabatta roll  $7.50

ACE Wrap - roasted chicken, avocado, salsa, cheddar and jack cheeses in a tomato basil wrap accompanied by a cup of tangy black bean soup  $8.50

Meaty Manwich - homemade flat bread layered with roasted pulled pork, brisket or chicken - Swiss, provolone or cheddar cheese - lettuce and tomato and roasted red pepper coulis (an assortment of red peppers, roasted over an open flame, peeled and pureed to form a silky smooth sauce)  $9.00



Winner of the “The Peoples’ Choice Award” at the 2013 Taste of Bridge Day.

Do  you believe all pizza are not created equal? Then order up a wood-fired pizza from ACE’s Patio Grill. Serving all afternoon and into the evening, we build them just the way you like it. From classic favorites such as pepperoni and vegetarian pizza pies to a build-your-own variety of meats, veggies, cheeses and herbs, our creations will delight the eye and dazzle the taste buds.


Pepperoni  $12.00

Triple Cheese Blend  $15.00

Vegetarian  $12.00

ACE Specialty – brisket, cheese, spicy green peppers, cilantro and red onions  $13.00

BBQ Smoked Pork or Chicken - house smoked pulled pork or chicken with marinade, tomatoes, cilantro and peppers     $12.00

Grilled Chicken - house-smoked chicken with chipotle glaze  $13.00

Portuguesa - peppers, boiled eggs, tomato, onion and Kalamata olives  $14.00

Gorgonzola - creamy white garlic sauce, gorgonzola cheese, split red grapes, toasted walnuts and rosemary  $14.00

Mixed Meat - spicy marinara, five-cheese blend, pulled pork, chicken and brisket, Italian sausage, onion and capers    $15.00

Mediterranean Flat Bread – flat bread flavored with extra virgin olive oil, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, banana pepper rings and Zatar (a Middle Eastern spice blend) $13.00*

Build Your Own Pizza   prices vary

White Sauce  $12.00

Marinara Sauce  $10.50

Pizza Toppings - pulled pork – brisket – chicken - Canadian bacon – bacon - pepperoni - sausage - roasted garlic - roasted onions - fire roasted peppers - jalapeno peppers - green peppers - red peppers - banana pepper rings - mixed mushrooms – onions – tomatoes – basil - black olives – fresh mozzarella - feta cheese - gorgonzola cheese – strawberries – cherries - peaches

Specialty Dessert Pizzas

Strawberries & Cream - cream cheese sauce, glazed strawberries, topped with Dulce de Leche  $13.00

Peach Cobbler Pie - fresh sliced peaches, berry glaze, cream cheese topped with cobbler cake  $14.00

Chocolate & Sour Cherries  $14.00

From the Grill

Churrasco – selection of grilled meats served on a ciabatta roll with fries and spicy Caribbean salsa  $12.00

Concho Chicken - grilled chicken breast topped with mozzarella tomatoes and chipotle aioli  $8.00

Simple Burger - lettuce tomato and onion, served with kettle chips  $6.50

Complete Burger  - select three toppings from the list below, served with kettle chips  $7.25

Burger Toppings – black beans – chili – guacamole – salsa – jalapenos – tomato – onion – cheddar cheese – provolone – Swiss cheese – bacon – pulled pork

Grilled Dinner Platters

Grilled Meat Platter - selection of the day of aged grass-fed angus beef and house prepared sausages grilled over hardwood coals, served with a simple salad and fresh focaccia with homemade sweet cream butter or extra virgin olive oil and two sides from the list below  $29.95

Grilled Steak – aged grass-fed angus beef steak served with a green salad and any two sides listed below

  • Sirloin Steak  $24.95
  • Rib Eye Steak  $22.95
  • NY Strip  $26.95

Grilled Seafood Platter - selection of fresh fish of the day (whole or fillet) and colossal shrimp grilled over hardwood coals served with a simple salad and fresh focaccia with homemade sweet cream butter or extra virgin olive oil and two sides from the list below  $32.95

Grilled Main Lobster – served with steamed clams, a green salad and any two sides listed below  $28.95

Catch of the Day - grilled fish filet or steak accompanied by a house salad and any two of the sides listed below   Market Price

Dinning Sides

Corn on the Cob  $1.50

Green Beans  $2.00

Butter Baby Carrots  $1.50

Boiled New Potatoes  $1.50

Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives  $3.50

Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes $3.00

Yukon Gold Au Gratin Potatoes  $4.50


Fresh Baked Peach Cobbler  $6.95

Hot Apple Pie  $6.95

Triple Chocolate Lava Cake  $6.95

Berry Rhubarb Crisp  $6.95

Hot Berry Short Cake  $6.95

Add ice cream to any dessert  $1.00



At ACE, we know a good meal is the best way to refuel. That’s why we’ve mastered the art of options with great American favorites for large groups and hungry campers.
Must be reserved in advance -- minimum of 20 to book


  • Breakfast breads and pastries
  • Fresh fruit and fruit blends
  • Yogurt
  • Selection of cereals
  • House blend coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot teas
  • Juice selection
  • Milk

Groups of 20+Pre-Paid Rates: Youth <14 Adult Book Online
Country Breakfast Buffet (Sun-Thur) $7.95 $9.95
Country Dinner Buffet      (Sun-Thur) $14.95 $19.95
Smorgasbord Breakfast Buffet (Fri-Sat) $7.95 $9.95
Smorgasbord Dinner Buffet      (Fri-Sat) $19.95 $24.95
Continental Breakfast
$6.00 $6.00  
Box or Deli Spread Lunch
$8.95 $8.95  
Patio Dinner Options
$12.95 $12.95  

*Children 5 and under eat FREE with each paying adult.


A selection of fine cured naturally preserved meats and cheeses ready to prepare your own power-house cold cut sandwiches along with all of the toppings and spreads that customarily accompany this fare. To round-out the meal, we serve home country style salads and desserts.

GROUP DINNERS: $12.95 per person

Pasta & Pizza
Cheese, pepperoni, and vegetarian pizzas served with homemade garlic bread sticks and marinara sauce,..  This meal is paired with the fire baked pasta of the day, all complemented with a fresh green salad, and finished with homemade apple crisp.

Backyard Cookout
Includes an all-you-can-eat selection of Angus burgers and all beef hot dogs, simple condiments, buns, 2 cook-out style salads, house prepared potato chips and ice cold watermelon

Smoke Roasted BBQ Chicken & Pit BBQ Pulled Pork
An all-you-can-eat feast of BBQ chicken and pulled pork with our tangy special sauce, sweet corn on the cob, Yukon creamy potato salad, home made marinated cole slaw and fresh-baked brownies




Lost Paddle Bar & Grill

The Lost Paddle is the perfect place to mix and mingle with old  friends and new. You'll find a full bar and featured drink specials on tap nightly accompanied by live music on many summer evenings. When your appetite starts calling, the kitchen specializes in hearty snack-style foods with a variety of flavors from German deli to Tex-Mex cantina.

  • Catch the latest game on the big screen
  • Full Selection of Adult Beverages
  • Pool tables
  • Live music (see calendar of events)

Kitchen Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  / Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bar Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  / Friday and Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

*The bar will stay open later than the posted hours when participation warrants staying open later.

  • Weekends only in May
  • Everyday Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Gauley Season: Thursday - Monday
  • Closed in the Winter except for large groups.


Gift Certificates

 What's the perfect gift for the people you love? How about adventure!

Give everyone on your gift list an ACE Adventure Resort Gift Certificate (maybe they will even take you along for the ride). Purchase a gift certificate for any amount, any activity or occasion.

Gift Certificate can only be purchased over the phone. Call our reservation specialists today: 1.800.787.3982. Certificates can be for any dollar amount.




Give everyone on your gift list an ACE Adventure Resort Gift Certificate (maybe they will even take you along for the ride). They can be purchased for any amount, any activity or any occasion.

Gift Certificates can only be purchased over the phone.
Call our reservation specialists today: 1.800.787.3982
Certificates can be for any dollar amount.

*Weare sorry but certificates can not be used for alcohol in the bar.


Cabin Rental in WV

5) Looking for an anniversary gift?

A two- night cabin rental with hot tub is guaranteed to
revive the passion in any relationship.



ATV Riding in WV

4) Don't know what to get that special man in your

ATV trail riding along the New River Gorge or a
high-adventure rafting trip should do the trick.




3) Need a gift for your mom, sister, wife or

We recommend a Zip Line Canopy Tour or scenic
horseback ride.The adventure may last an afternoon,
but the memories will last a lifetime.


Mountain Biking West Virginia

2) Got any ideas for that hard-to-please teenager?

We do. A guided rock climbing or mountain bike trip are proven winners. And with the ACE Lake as a bonus
to the day's adventure, this gift will be a real winner.



ACE Gift

1) What about the person who has everything?

Simple. Purchase a gift certificate for any amount,
and the recipient can select his or her own adventure.

Wetsuit Rentals



Dress For The River

With a little planning you can ensure that your white water experience will be the best possible. The first rule of thumb is to prepare for the worst case scenario. A typical raft trip exposes guests to the elements most of the day – in the mountains, even with favorable forecasts, sometimes less-then-ideal weather conditions can occur without notice.

Summer Rafting (June through August)

Typically, a swim suit (and shorts), t-shirt, baseball cap, sunglasses with a strap and tennis shoes will keep you comfortable most days. Sunburns are usually the real issue. Wear sunscreen! We recommend a high SPF or total block, waterproof sunscreen. It should be applied several times during a trip. Lip balm (SPF) is another good idea (read below). On overcast or rainy days we recommend a light rain jacket (paddling jackets are available for rent). Bulky ponchos are not recommended. If you are planning a summer Gauley trip – the water can get chilly at times so we recommend wetsuits and jackets – ask your guide.

Spring / Fall Rafting

These are the times of the year that the water and weather is usually a little cooler and you need to be prepared. It also means higher water levels and more splashes. Do not wear cotton! It stays wet and keeps you cold. We recommend synthetic materials or lightweight wool, neoprene wetsuits and paddling jackets. ACE offers “farmer john” (sleeveless) wetsuits, long-sleeve wetsuit jackets and neoprene booties for rent. All ACE wetsuits are sanitized after each use and stored in warm super-heated facility. Synthetic, wool or neoprene gloves are a good idea, as well as a ski cap (or swimmer cap). A little investment in comfort goes a long way to ensure a great experience. Guides do have dry bags to keep items dry, but space is limited. Pack smart – there is no room for towels or bulky clothes. Leave all jewelry and wallets in your car. Bring only waterproof, disposable cameras that you can secure. Water bottles that can be secured are a nice treat.


Be Prepared

Bring clothes that can be worn under or on top of others. Layering allows you to adjust quickly to changing weather by adding or subtracting layers. Loose, fast drying, durable clothing is best for rafting. We recommend the following materials because they are compact and made to keep you warm and comfortable through a range of temperatures and conditions.

Polypropylene (Polypro) or capilene are synthetic materials that wick the moisture away from the skin and dry fast – they are a real blessing on white water rafting trips. Wool has insulating properties even when wet, however, it doesn’t dry out as fast as synthetic fabrics. Synthetic underwear (shirt and pants) are essential as the first layer in cool or wet conditions.

Fleece is a synthetic material that is heavier than polypro. It makes an excellent mid-layer in cool or wet weather. Bring a jacket or sweater in these fabrics in cooler weather.

Cotton should NOT be worn during cool or wet weather since wet cotton holds water and lowers body temperature. Cotton is recommended for hot weather only! Light colors reflect the sun better than dark colors.

Rainwear: A rain jacket and pants form an outer shell to protect you and the under layers of clothing from the wind and spray from the rapids as well as from storms. Coated nylon or breathable fabrics such as Gore-Tex are best. Ponchos are bulky and dangerous so they are not recommended.

Neoprene Wetsuits are bomber for rafting. When wet, they heat a thin layer of water between you and the suit, keeping you warm. Wearing a swim suit under them is recommended. The farmer john style is the most comfortable and should be worn with a paddling jacket or rain jacket. A long sleeved top of polypro or fleece add needed warmth.

Feet: Your feet will be wet all day. You will find guides and fellow guests in tennis shoes, wetsuit booties with soles, and river sandals. Closed shoes do offer the most foot protection while on the river and, if worn with synthetic, wool or neoprene wetsuit socks, they can help insulate your feet when the water is cold. Velcro sandals or flip-flops get sucked off your feet in the water and are not recommended.

Hands: Gloves in cooler temperatures are a good idea. Use synthetic, wool or neoprene (best) material. Leather work gloves don’t work well in the water.

Head: 45 percent of all heat lost is from your head! Anything you wear must fit comfortable under a helmet (required). Baseball caps are great in the summer. Synthetic or wool caps are best in cooler temperatures.

Sunglasses: During the summer months the sun can get intense on the river. Make sure your glasses are UV protected and have an adjustable strap (available at our outfitters’ store).

Sunburns: The sun and wind can take a toll on exposed areas. The water will magnify the sun's reflection. We have seen too many people enjoy a great experience on the river only to live in unnecessary pain that night with bad A sunburn! USE SUNSCREEN! We recommend a total block (45 SPF or greater) waterproof sunscreen. Apply it several times during the day. Read all medications you are taking – some will increase your chances of sunburn!

Valuables: Don’t take them on the river! We recommend that you not wear jewelry (earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc.) and that you keep wallets and cameras in your car. Waterproof, diposable cameras that can be secured are ok. If you must take medication with you on the river, inform your guide so that they can properly secure them for you and know about your medical conditions. ACE provides a key basket so your car keys will be locked away while you’re on the river.


Reasons to Wear a Wetsuit

Wetsuits are the core layer in a layering system principle. A wetsuit keeps a thin layer of water trapped between it and your body that super heats to help keep you warm. The suit material, known as neoprene, is made up of millions of air pockets that provide insulation from the cold water. The "farmer john" style wetsuits (full body and sleeveless), the long-sleeved neoprene jackets, neoprene booties, and nylon splash jackets are available for rent at ACE.

Wetsuits, booties and splash jackets are strongly recommended for spring New River trips, Summer Gauley trips and all fall Gauley trips. Each wetsuit is sanitized after every use and heat-dried for your comfort.
  1. First, and most important, they keep your core WARM! We recommend wetsuits when you are on the Gauley River – either during Fall Gauley Season or Summer Gauley trips. The outflow water temperature from the Summersville Dam averages 50ºf. We recommend wetsuits in the Spring and Fall - weather is unpredictable with fluctuating air temperatures, and quickly changing weather conditions.
  2. Second, they provide extra flotation. Filled with millions of tiny insulating air pockets, wetsuits are naturally buoyant. In the event of a swim, they provide a little extra flotation to keep you closer to the water's surface.
  3. Third, they protect your body from rock abrasions. The extra layer of a wetsuit can be a great buffer between you and the river rocks, should you encounter them.


Wetsuit Package Rental Rates Per Person Per Day

Wetsuit, Nylon Splash Jacket, Booties...........$20
Wetsuit, Neoprene Jacket, Booties..............$22
Wetsuit, Nylon Splash Jacket.......................$17
Wetsuit, Neoprene Jacket..........................$20

A-la-Carte Rentals

Neoprene Jacket......................................$7
Nylon Jacket...........................................$5

How to Rent a Wetsuit

  1. Check in under the Big Top Tent.
  2. Wetsuits can only be rented after you have checked in for your trip.
  3. Decide on which items to rent. 4. Fill out the form you will be given at check-in.
  4. Decide how and where to pay for your rental.
  5. You may use cash or a credit card to pay for your wetsuit rental. (If you would like to use a reservation credit to pay for wetsuits, you must pay in our outfitters store.)
  6. During Fall Gauley Season, you may pay at the Wetsuit Rental Area, unless you are using a reservation credit to pay for your rental. All other times of year, you will pay in our outfitters store.
  7. Take the form to the Wetsuit Rental Area to obtain the items you are renting.

Returning your wetsuit:

  • After your trip, please return your wetsuit and jacket inside-out.
  • Wetsuits must be returned within 30 minutes after your bus returns to base or you will be charged for another day's rental.

Available Wetsuit Options

Farmer John: Your wetsuit ensemble begins with this item. On those warm days on a cold river ( like September on the Fall Gauley), this item, along with a nylon windbreaker, will keep you comfortable. Plus, it will give you the additional flotation and protection from rocks that any smart rafter demands. It's sleeveless for ease of motion, so on colder days you'll need to rent a long-sleeved jacket.

Neoprene Long-Sleeved Jacket: On really cool days, or if you're 'cold-natured' person, this jacket makes the difference. It adds sleeves to your Farmer John wetsuit, plus an extra layer of thick, warm neoprene. Even with all this rubber, it's still a good idea to wear a set of synthetic long underwear next to your skin.

Nylon Splash Jacket: This jacket is perfect for those days that are not cold enough for the neoprene jacket. The Splash Jacket's long sleeves and tight neoprene collar and cuffs protect you from splashing water and wind. This jacket also serves well if it rains. You can always remove it if the day turns our warmer than expected. Remember that you are responsible for all rental items, so keep track of any clothing you take off.

Neoprene Booties: Cold feet make for a miserable day. Even if the air temperature is warm, don't forget that the Fall Gauley water is quite chilly. Even the small amount of water in the bottom of a slef-bailing raft can keep your feet soaked. Booties are a good idea any time you're rafting on cold water. Booties work best when combined with one or more pairs of wool or acrylic socks worn under the booties.

On cold days, you should wear additional clothing along with the wetsuit to stay comfortable. A good layering system:
  1. “Farmer John” wetsuit (available for rent at ACE)
  2. Synthetic long underwear or swimsuit under your wetsuit
  3. Synthetic/wool sweater for additional warmth
  4. Nylon windbreaker (splash jackets available for rent)
  5. Synthetic/wool socks under your booties (booties available for rent)
  6. Neoprene/wool gloves and a ski cap to keep your extremities warm
  7. Sunglasses with Glasses Strap
  8. Towel and Dry Set of Clothes (leave them in your vehicle at the trip departure area, so they'll be waiting for you when you return from the river.)
  9. Don't Wear Cotton! This material creates "evaporative heat loss." It wicks heat away from your body. It does not dry quickly.
  10. Don't panic if you forget something. Our outfitters’ store keeps the basics on hand to ensure your raft trip is the best ever.

You Make Us Blush



Upper New River

The person on the phone listened to what we wanted to do and suggested a trip that turned-out to be perfect for our family. We were on the 10:00 Upper New River all day trip, and it was the highlight of our vacation, largely due to the quality of our river guides. Overall, the courtesy and helpfulness of all the guides made this trip something special.

John D.

We had Mitch as our guide through the Upper New. He was very professional and courteous as he guided us down the river. Nicely done Mitch!! All of our interactions with any staff at ACE were incredible. From the lodging check-in, to the lake attendants, zip line guides, river guides and restaurant staff - everyone was very courteous and polite, putting themselves out there to provide the best service possible.

John R.

We did an upper new family whitewater trip with Squeak - my parents loved the history/geology/biology that she taught during the rafting trip - I was in a ducky. I appreciate having that option, it made the trip really special and fun for the family. Because my hubby and 2 older kids had such rafting fun, they signed up for the lower new full day on our last day.

Julie R.

Lower New River

We came as a Boy Scout Crew, young kids, and their main comments were how patient and kind the guides in all areas were. We especially liked our river guide on the Lower New, Nate. He was awesome teaching the new kids how to work together so we could hit the rapids like experienced rafters. He also gave us some terrific historic facts about the area and told us about the rocks and nature growing there. Great guy!

Rebecca S.

Our guide, James, was a wealth of knowledge about the New River. He made us all feel like a team in the raft which heightened our enjoyment. Everyone was friendly and very helpful -- Can't wait to go again! ACE's campus is awesome! I'm proud to have it in my backyard in West Virginia! The Lost Paddle Lounge had a relaxing and friendly atmosphere along with great food at great prices. And the lake was a big hit with my 14-year-old son.

Ed C.


Lower Gauley

Chris Collin was our trip leader and also our river guide. He was amazing! He definitely made our trip the success that it was. We had no prior rafting experience, yet he managed to perfect our technique, hone our skills, and turn us into true rafters. We were bitten by the rafting bug, so-to-speak, and Chris truly ignited within us a burning desire to take on the mighty Gauley again! Since the trip, we have been absolutely raving about ACE and our rafting experience.

Dustin C.

Upper Gauley

I have been on the Upper Gauley 2 other times with different companies, and loved my experience with ACE the best!!

Marissa S.

I came to Ace with 27 others and it was my first adventure down the Upper Gauley. I had an absolute blast on the trip and will undoubtedly return to ACE. I felt extremely comfortable in Alisa's raft. She did an unbelievable job of making us aware of exactly what was going on, coming up, and potential evasive actions should we come into trouble. I always felt like I was in safe hands while still having an incredible time! I've already told many people, "If you go, you need to go to ACE and request Alisa!"

Jeremy K.

Gauley season will be my 6th year with you guys. Awesome staff and a great resort. If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be the shower houses with a seemingly endless supply of hot water. See you in September ACE!

Cory W.


We did an overnight rafting trip on the Upper and Lower New River. The guides made our trip. I will always remember them for their wisdom and nonstop positive attitude. Please let Kent, Lee and Daniel know that I truly appreciated how they treated my daughter and me. You have gained a customer for life.

Jason B.

We had three wonderful guides for our New River overnight. Our raft guide Matt took great care to explain every rapid, how we would approach it, what the dangers were, what to do if we fell out and how to recover. We had the most wonderful time. The food was terrific. Our lodgings (even the overnight tent) were comfortable. Our expectations were exceeded for this trip. Thank you again and especially to Matt for giving our family just what we asked for.... a super family experience. <

Mark W.

Our river guide Alyson was great. The was my first time on the Gauley, so I was a little nervous. But shortly after meeting Alyson and the other guides I knew I was in good hands. The overnight trip was awesome thanks to your wonderful staff. I cant wait to book my trip next year and hopefully get to have Alyson as our guide.

Marty S.

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Zip Lines / Canopy Tours

Our guides on both the zip-line and the river were very informative and fun. They were super encouraging to the group of young girls I brought to Ace. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Elizabeth B.

Our trip was a 10!!! Our guides, Kat and Mariana, were wonderful, fun and funny! They added to the "zip" of our canopy tour experience. What fun! They made our experience by encouraging us and their expertise made us feel protected, safe, secure and assured.

Marie P.

We did the zipline; our guides were very personable and confident in their abilities. They took their time to explain the process and the different zip lines. They put our party at ease. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and this adventure was one of our funnest ever!

Lisa B.


ATV Tours

Went on the ATV tour and Craig was AWESOME! We really couldn't ask for a better person to guide us. I cannot say enough about him. He was just totally excellent and exceeded every expectation we could ever have imagined.

Jodi H.

The best surprise was the ATV Tour. I expected a lazy sightseeing trip and it was anything but that. Craig was great. He took us to the limit. He's a real asset for your company and I would highly recommend the ATV Tour to anyone.

Earle H.


Horseback Riding

We really liked our horseback experience,(sorry can't remember her name!) She was so warm and really thorough teaching us how to handle our horses. The trek was good exercise but relaxing and beautiful.

Rebecca S.


Rock Climbing/ Rappelling

I would like to highly commend Josh! He was so helpful and friendly when we did our canopy tours, rappelling, and rock climbing. He made my son feel very confident. My son felt like Josh was part of our family. After meeting Josh and climbing the rocks, my son wants to be a profession rock climber now, too. The rappelling and rock climbing is all my kids talked about the last two days.

Patsy M.

Whitewater was outstanding and everyone was great, but the rappelling session we had was a lifelong memory. My kids and I will always remember it, because of the guide we were lucky enough to draw. It was only us three and instead of trying to run us through the session he took his time to teach and talk about the sport, and my kids were incredibly impressed. After our evening trip, we accidentally left our video camera in the bus. He could have easily turned it in the next day, but instead he went to lodging and looked up where we were staying and brought it to us. That is above and beyond and that is why we will definitely be back and will send many other people from our area to see you guys.

Jon P.


Whitewater Kayak

Our guide, Abe Herrera, was phenomenal. Abe has a unique kayaking-as-it-applies-to-life approach to instruction that was both informative and thought provoking. Abe demonstrated endless patience as he coached both of us, especially since he had to gear his teaching to our vastly different skill levels. In the end, though my son acquired many more kayaking skills than I, we both walked away with increased knowledge and many things to think about.

Lori B.

Kayak Touring

We felt as though we got what we paid for, and that is what customer satisfaction is all about. We began our trip with kayaking on Plum Orchard Lake with Jim as our guide. I can't say enough good things about Jim. He was courteous, pleasant and his laid-back demeanor was as calming as the early morning lake itself. A true gentleman.

Jim B.


Rope Course

Our goals were fully met; every aspect of this program fits for what we are doing. Our visit to ACE is the most enjoyed session of our nine-month program, which is why we do it year after year. This session is great because it establishes the groundwork that we build on in later sessions to form a cohesive team.

Dave and Rachel


Mountain Bike

My family and I visited your resort this 4th of July. We went mountain biking, rappelling and white water rafting. I would give our trip a 10 out of 10. Chris was great on the mountain biking tour. He was first and foremost - SAFE - he was professional and very entertaining and knowledgable about the history of the area.

Thomas L.

Mountain Biking (Rental or Guided)- The kids said they had just as much, if not more fun on the bike trip. Great stop at the waterfall. We were impressed with the quality of the bikes.

Gary B.

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ACE Lake

The lake gives my students something to do in the evenings and the kids loved the new slide. ACE has so many activities to choose from, the food is fabulous, the group camping is convenient and affordable, and most importantly the staff (especially the guides) are wonderful.

Sarah C.

On our down time we enjoyed the lake facilities and you have added a lot more since last year. We make ACE a yearly trip for our family and next year we are planning to bring even more people.

Thomas L.

The lake and toys in the water are new since my last visit as a young Scout in the '80s. Very nice. We couldn't get the boys out of the lake. They had so much fun on the water.

Tim K.

ACE Lake was great! I think we were more exhausted from playing in the lake than rafting!

Chrissy O.


The campsite met our expectations. We had plenty of space to set up. The trees surrounding the site provided privacy and also ways to hang a tarp to cover our picnic table. We were pleased with the later quiet time, as we enjoyed eating and drinking around the campfire until quite late. Our neighbors were friendly and respectful. So was the staff at the lodging check-in.

Dustin C.

The resort itself was beautiful! We stayed in a Log Cottage and loved it. The cabins are not on top of each other, very clean & the hot tubs are perfect after a day of rafting (or a day of climbing in ACE Lake).

Chrissy O.

We arrived around 10 PM and drove to the Cedar Cabins and fell into our beds. Upon our arrival the check-in staff, a young lady and young man were helpful and courteous to us weary youth leaders. Our young men built a campfire in the ring and sat up chatting, quiet after midnight, and so enjoyed themselves. The Cedar Cabins are wonderful, remind me of Mom and Dad's up-north home in Michigan.

Christina R.


The Lost Paddle Lounge had a relaxing and friendly atmosphere along with great food at great prices.

Ed C.

Wow! I was so impressed with your trip lunch! I was expecting peanut butter and jelly, and we had an amazing spread. Everything was laid out very quickly and the food was delicious.

Kristi D.

Trip Lunch - Great food! Good selection.

Brandon M.



Our trip was easy to plan and everything was just as you said it would be. I did not have to do anything other than call and make reservations and get everyone there on time. The rest was taken care of for me. That is the BEST part of this. I did not have to "worry" about anything it was all done and done well. You can tell that you listen to your guests. It was just a great overall experience and we could not have been happier. Can't wait to come back!

Jennifer C.

ACE Adventure Resort definitely exceeded my expectations - I knew we would have fun but I didn't think it would be that great! I stayed 3 days and didn't get my fill. Next time I'll stay longer. The reservation staff was amazing each time I had to change my reservations (there were several changes!).

Elizabeth B.

Area Lodging New River Gorge West Virginia | ACE Adventure Resort

New River Gorge Area Lodging

Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center

Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center Our cozy and warm hotel is perfect for almost any visitor. Whether you’re in search of Meeting Room venues for your next corporate retreat, or are looking for comfortable accommodations for your upcoming outdoor adventure, The Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center in Oak Hill West Virginia is the place for you! We have ample Meeting Space, fantastic fitness facilities, an indoor pool and hot tub, delicious restaurants, and not to mention our proximity to great attractions like the New and Gauley River Rapids!


Hemlock Haven Cabins

Hemlock Haven Cabins Hemlock Haven offers brand new luxury log cabins nestled on 26 private acres. Each of the 4 cabins sits on over 2 acres by itself so privacy and relaxation is assured. The amenities include a 6-person outdoor hot tub, stone fireplace, satellite TV, complete kitchen, washer and dryer, gas grill, fire pit and much more. Each cabin is dog friendly offering a fenced yard just outside the kitchen door.


Quality Inn

New River Gorge Canyon Enjoy the comfort of New River Gorge country’s most convenient motel. Our bar and grill, outdoor pool, basketball and tennis courts, hi-speed internet and convenient laundry services mean you'll never want to leave. Just 3 minutes from the New River Gorge Canyon Rim Visitor Center and centrally located to all the attractions in our area, our friendly staff can help make your stay one to remember.


The Cabins at Pine Haven

Cabin at Pine Haven The Cabins at Pine Haven are located just South of Beckley, WV and are a great place to come and relax or enjoy activities like skiing at Winterplace, rafting near Fayetteville, golfing, fishing the New River and watching Theatre WV outdoor drama at Grandview National Park. We currently have two pet friendly cabins: The Snow Drift (2 bedrooms) and Beckley Old #9 (1 bedroom.) Please specify if you need a pet friendly cabin when you make a reservation.

Summersville Lake Retreat

Summersville Lake Cabin Climb West Virginia’s Only Lighthouse overlooking Summersville Lake & Gauley River National Recreation Area. Visitors can climb a heart pounding 122 steps (the equivalent of a ten story building!) to see unparalleled views of West Virginia’s Largest Lake. Summersville Lake Retreat has deluxe cabins, camping and boat rentals where incredible scenery and warm hospitality meet.


New River Cabins

New River Cabins Centrally located 4 minutes from the New River and 20 minutes from the Gauley River, in the heart of rafting country and close to National Parks. Newly built in 2009 in a wooded area, our fully furnished cabins sleep up to 8, have kitchenettes, TV, DVD, Air/Heat, all linens, full bathrooms, bar-b-que/fire rings, picnic tables and are Pet Friendly.



Customer Feedback and Testimonials | ACE Adventure Resort

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting"The person on the phone listened to what we wanted to do and suggested a trip that turned-out to be perfect for our family. We were on the 10:00 Upper New River all day trip, and it was the highlight of our vacation, largely due to the quality of our river guides..."

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Adventure Activities

Man Ziplining"Our trip was a 10!!! Our guides, Kat and Mariana, were wonderful, fun and funny! They added to the "zip" of our canopy tour experience. What fun!..."

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ACE Campus

Cabin the the Snow"ACE Lake was great! I think we were more exhausted from playing in the lake than rafting!..."

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River Rafting in West Virginia"ACE Adventure Resort definitely exceeded my expectations - I knew we would have fun but I didn't think it would be that great! I stayed 3 days and didn't get my fill. Next time I'll stay longer..."

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