Your Guide to Summer Vacation with ACE Adventure

Traverse a roaring whitewater rapid. Bask in the mountain sunshine. Enjoy a lakeside waterpark. Find relaxing lodging. Explore a national park.

All of this and more can be found within the mountain paradise of ACE Adventure, where your summer vacation awaits. Shake off the stress of complex summer plans and keep things simple with a getaway to ACE Adventure, where lodging, adventures and dining can all be found on-site. We have done all of the leg work of laying out your plans– all that’s left is to enjoy!

Step 1: Pick your dates

Though we know you could spend all summer at ACE Adventure, it might be best to narrow down your trip dates before you start planning. Are you going to enjoy a long weekend or set off for a full week of mountain adventure? Once you know how long you will be staying, check out ACE’s Event Calendar to find the perfect time for your summer getaway. With lakeside DJ dance parties and fun competitions, this summer is packed with full-fun events, all perfect for social distancing in the great outdoors.

Step 2: Pick your Lodging

Are you hoping to become one with nature or are you leaning towards a deluxe vacation rental? No matter your style, finding the perfect place to rest your head is easy with ACE.


With luxury finishings and a variety of options, the cabins at ACE Adventure can fit any family! Choose a rental with a private hot tub adorning its scenic back porch or pick a cabin with a full kitchen– ready for homemade pizza night.

Rustic Cabin Tent

Channel your wild side in a “safari-style” cabin tent, complete with camp-style bunk beds. Enjoy a bit of shelter from the elements with this unique lodging option which will keep you dry and cozy at night in the warmer months.


Bringing a whole crew and looking for a cost-savings option? With 3 bunkhouses each sleeping from 12-16 guests, ACE Adventure is the perfect place to bring your group for a getaway.

RV Camping

Enjoy easy access to resort amenities from the comfort of your very own RV or camper. All RV camping sites at ACE Adventure have water and sewage hookups– making your stay easy so you can focus on having fun and making memories.

Tent Camping

Keep it simple and enjoy a rejuvenating night under the stars! Bring your own tent or rent one and a sleeping bag from ACE to deck out your mountain top camping site. Take advantage of easy access to shower and restroom facilities!

Group Tents

Gather up your gang and head to ACE Adventure for a camping excursion. With group tent rentals, you will receive 2 covered tents with electricity— and enough room for 12 guests to rest up.

Step 3: Pick Your Fun

While ACE Adventure is home to countless excursions and opportunities for fun, these 13 activities have caught our eye this season. Pick and choose what piques your interest and get to booking your dream vacation!

Whitewater Rafting

Whether you are a rafting pro or new to whitewater, ACE has the perfect trip for you! Book a calm day of fun on the Lower New River or head to the Upper portion of the river for more action in the summer. Just get your feet wet with a half-day trip, or enjoy a full-day adventure on the water including a riverside lunch!

Really hoping to become one with the river? Go for an overnight rafting trip, complete with riverside camping and delicious backcountry meals made at camp.


Fly through the tree-tops on an exhilarating ziplining adventure! Take your flight to the next level with a night zip.


Take on a rocky boulder view or enjoy some scenic rappelling, all with the help of a professional guide.

ATV Tours

Go trail searching on 4 wheels in a rugged ATV. Bring your whole crew on this high speed adventure!

NEW! Aerial Adventure Park

New for the 2021 season, ACE Adventure is now home to a state-of-the-art Aerial Adventure Park. Try your hand at the first two levels of beginner challenges and then –if you choose– head up a level for exciting obstacles sure to stop you in your tracks. This 3-hour adventure is the perfect way to round out a half-day rafting or waterpark trip.

With a variety of challenges, those as young as 5 or beyond can find the perfect route for themselves.


Put your battle skills to the test with a game of paintball! Book a session of non-stop dueling with your friends or family.

Mud Obstacle Course

A little mud never hurt anyone! Challenge your crew to a day of good, clean fun—in the mud and mess.

Mountain Biking

Pedal your way through Almost Heaven on a guided mountain biking trip. Or rent a bike to hit the trail from ACE!

Wonderland Waterpark

A blast for all ages, the Wonderland Waterpark is enough to bring out the kid in all of us! Floating atop a mountain-top lake, find 5 acres of fun with over 50 giant inflatables, 3 water slides and a tower zipline. Anyone who loves a bit of sunshine will be right at home either atop one of ACE’s inflatables or lounging by the shore with a good book.

Need a break to refuel after all of this adventure? Swing by the Lost Paddle for a lakeside drink or head to Woody’s Pizza for a wood-fired slice!


Try your hand at whitewater kayaking or keep it simple with a relaxing paddle trip on Summersville Lake.


Enjoy a float fishing trip on the New River Gorge, with an expert guide leading the way. Drop a line and catch some fun!

Pontoon Rentals

Explore Summersville Lake, (AKA The Bahamas of the East) with a full day of sun and fun atop a pontoon!

Stand-up paddling, New River Gorge, WV

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Explore America’s newest National Park on a guided paddleboarding trip through the New River Gorge. With both full and half-day trips, fitting this must-try adventure into your itinerary is easy! On your scenic float, you will get in a nice core workout and have some time to work on your balancing skills.

Stand, kneel or sit on your paddleboard— the choice is yours. No matter how you paddle, you are sure to enjoy this adventure.

We know that with a list of options like this, creating an itinerary could be a challenge. With ACE Adventure you can have it all with one of their pre-set vacation packages or build your own package perfect for your family! Start planning your summer vacation today with the help of the friendly folks at ACE Adventure.

Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses and to review all Travel Responsibly guidelines before taking a trip.

This post was last updated on May 26, 2023