A word to the wise – wind-in-your-hair freedom and adrenaline-charged whitewater rafting combined with a variety of other outdoor adventure activities will plaster a smile on your face that's ten miles wide. Cruising the pages of this website is only recommended for those who are ready to envision the time of their lives.
So, you're still reading? You're probably thinking you can resist the lure of West Virginia's whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers and the way these mountains energize just like the tingling fizz from a frosty beverage. You're forgetting how much the sights and sounds of the outdoors will stand out in contrast to the hollow echo of office walls, the honking horns of gridlock and that neighbor's yapping dog. You're probably telling yourself you can quit anytime - that you can resist all-inclusive, super-convenient packages and a thousand different activities to please everyone on your roster.
You know what they say about denial... it ain't just a river in Egypt.
Wild places and exciting times have a way of sticking with you to the point where you just can't shake it. We've seen it happen many times. Some abandon their families — just another "girls' weekend out," they say. Some quit their "real" jobs and move to West Virginia – how do you think we get our guide staff?
No intervention yet has proven successful at getting these adventure addicts to go back to their old ways. If it didn't make them happy and healthy, we'd be really worried.
Regardless, the Surgeon General still makes us include a word of CAUTION — The repeated use of ACE Adventure Resort for prescribed purposes of outdoor adventure vacations has been shown to be habit-forming. Even proper use of ACE may induce side effects such as uncontrollable laughter, intense happiness, family-togetherness, excited-osis and acute relaxation.
Flip through or new 2015 catalog for fun vacation ideas, lodging information and plenty of whitewater rafting trips! Continue Reading →
What can we say, we love whitewater. Whether we first rafted during summer camp activities or family adventures, many of us who have chosen the river-life were introduced to whitewater at a young age. (Actually, if you ask around ACE most people can't even remember a time when whitewater WASN'T in their life!) So if you're searching for a family vacation this summer where you can get your kids hooked on baby wave trains, jumping off rocks and swimming some rapids, the Upper New River provides the perfect calm current and scenic views that will show them how much fun riding rivers can be. If you want to take it up a notch, plan a two-day overnight rafting trip where we camp in... Continue Reading →