Let's make this easy. There is no place on Earth better equipped to host your team than Adventures on the Gorge.
We offer a surprising array of venues, diversions, amenities and teambuilding options and we'll walk you through the booking process to make it seamless and simple. We'll lead you by the hand through the planning process to make sure your retreat is not just effective—it's unforgettable.
Venue, lodging, activities, teambuilding, catering—it's all in house... you get to deal with one event coordinator, not several.
There's no place better to escape the work-a-day environment and focus on your group's goals than the New River Gorge, and there's no other venue that boasts a location right smack dab on the very rim of it.
But the view isn't everything. Some might even argue that when it comes to the interaction between your team members, it's actually pretty far down the list. That's why we offer an array of teambuilding activities—with one significant difference between ourselves and everybody else: adventure. Let us customize your teambuilding program and we promise the result will be both breathtaking and highly effective.
You see, teams develop in stages. First comes skill acquisition, second practice and finally there's the third stage, stress proofing. Nobody— NOBODY—does that third stage better than we do. Most teambuilding programs don't offer it at all, but our ability to include in-house adventure activities cements that crucial third step. Coupled with traditional teambuilding activities our programs are unique in the industry.
That's all well and good, but you need to know whether or not we can accommodate your group size, too. We offer several...
Lookout Post Conference Center
Southern West Virginia's newest conference center is also the New River Gorge's ONLY conference center. Located on the very rim of the Gorge, your group wont retreat—they'll advance.
From the full Pathfinder Ballroom which can accommodate up to 200 people to each five sectioned rooms named after famous pathfinders are available, along with full logistical support, vigorous wi-fi and catering onsite. And once your business id complete, lounge by our award-winning split-level pool or take on an adventure. We offer whitewater rafting, zip lining, team-building events, paintball and so much more. See more here.
Smokey's on the Gorge
Smokey's is our premier restaurant/banquet room, which is also easily converted for use as a meeting facility. The timber frame, enclosed and heated pavilion offers stunning views of the surrounding scenery. There is a private buffet area separate but connected to the main room, and restrooms on site, plus wi-fi capability. There is a pull down screen, microphone, and a projector is available for rent if need be. Smokey's also boasts a full bar and huge outdoor patio area. The main seating area has 2400 sq.ft. There is a private buffet area separate but connected to the main room. There are restrooms on site.
Smokey's Lower Deck
If you want to be as close to the view as possible, Smokey's Lower Deck (with tents available) extends out over the very rim of the New River Gorge. This is an excellent option receptions and teambuilding events. It can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people. The Lower Deck is available May through the end of October, weather permitting from 7:00am to 12:00am. This is a beautiful deck measuring 2275 sq.ft. We have a beautiful white tent with clear sides that can be as large as 1800 sq.ft. This deck hugs the cliff line offering breathtaking sunsets and views of the New River Gorge below. There are additional rentals required to utilize this space, such as tables, chairs, linens, private bar tender, etc. Capacities:
Canyon Falls Swimming Pool
Canyon Falls Swimming Pool is 3000 square foot of water with a whopping 15,000 square feet of patio and decking. This area works exceptionally for informal meetings, private dinners, a meet and greet happy hour or whatever function you might have in mind. Our largest space, canyon Falls can accommodate up to 400 guests for sit down dinning or 600 if sit-down dining is not required. There are additional rentals required for this space such as tents, tables, chairs, linens, etc. Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day weekend Canyon Falls is not available until 7:00pm. However, if you do not require the entire space we can offer the Canyon Falls deck any day other than Saturday afternoon.
Our sports bar with multiple large flat screen TVs and full bar available, Chetty's Pub makes a terrific winter option. This is a casual meeting space perfect for breakfast and lunch meetings for groups of 30 or fewer. (Chetty's Pub is not available to rent April 1 – October 31st but it is a great off season winter option. From November 1 – March 31st Chetty's can be rented all day Tuesday and Wednesday. It is available from 7:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. It is not available on Saturday or Sunday.) Chetty's also has a deck overlooking the New River Gorge, but the space is on the second story, so not disability accessible. Chetty's also has a large outdoor deck separated from the main indoor area by beautiful garage bay doors that allow the view in.
Several other cost-effective options that don;t sacrifice quality and service are available. See our full list here.