West Virginia’s Lookout Post provides meeting space in a new national park

The Lookout Post is AOTG’s small-group conference center overlooking the New River Gorge—soon to be known as the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve.
The Lookout Post is AOTG’s small-group conference center overlooking the New River Gorge—soon to be known as the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve.

FAYETTEVILLE, WV. – With the nation’s newest national park providing a stunning backdrop, meetings at Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) provide a full range of services and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Lookout Post is AOTG’s small-group conference center overlooking the New River Gorge—soon to be known as the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Located in southern West Virginia, the venue offers a combination of meeting space and after-meeting activities for planners looking for opportunities to balance work and play.

“We can say with authority that a trip down the river or ziplining through the woods will enhance working relationships and make meetings more productive,” said Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge. “We expect others will agree as we are already seeing an uptick in inquiries for spring and summer meetings.”

The Lookout Post’s space is combined with the company’s Smokey’s Cast Iron Grill, swimming pool, and various decks to create an overall venue with more than 5,000 square feet of multi-use space. Construction is also underway on a rim-view pavilion for outdoor dining. The conference center itself provides an intimate and integrated meeting venue featuring up to five meeting rooms with flexible design to accommodate a maximum of 200 people theater-style.

The meeting center features stone, wood, and other local materials as well as large windows and accordion-style glass doors to allow for unrestricted views of the new park and the New River Gorge Bridge—the longest steel arch bridge in the U.S. and one of the most recognizable architectural attractions in the region.

The center’s meeting rooms are named in honor of famous pathfinders, including naturalist John Muir, the first director of the National Park Service, Stephen Mather, frontiersman Simon Kenton, Shawnee chief Tecumseh, and early settler Mary Draper Ingles.

Adjacent to the conference center, Smokey’s offers seamless service to groups and individual guests. Next door is the resort’s Chetty’s Pub, which features a relaxed gathering space. A private lunch kitchen provides remotely served adventure meals.

AOTG features an array of accommodations and restaurants as well as numerous adventure experiences, including white water rafting on two of the country’s most spectacular rivers, ziplining, an aerial adventure park, a bridge walk, kayaking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, caving and rock climbing. The resort also features a variety of retail clothing, gift, and gear shops.

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