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.
The official countdown has begun!! While we're still living it up in the summer sun, the truth is around here we all live for Fall Gauley Season! We just can't resist those big hits and massive waves to the face from the Summersville Dam releases! If you've never paddled this river, rafting the Fall Gauley is truly an out of this world, cosmic experience. For six weeks from September 11 through Bridge Day Weekend on October 18, we'll be surfing the big waves of the mighty Gauley River. Plus (as if the river water level wasn't exciting enough), we're kicking off the season with a major Party in the Holler concert featuring The Wood Brothers and the Steel Drivers on our private Mountain... Continue Reading →
Too many students lack the exposure to hands-on learning in today's classrooms. As part of a national movement among companies paying-it-forward, the STEM program at ACE helps gets students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with several programs all located in our private wilderness setting. Each trip option is designed to broaden their interests in nature and educate teenagers about new career opportunities as the world's job market keeps evolving. Students in grades 9-12 from any economic background can gain access to knowledge they have never experienced before. ACE offers STEM programs in hydrology and geology that incorporates whitewater rafting, rock climbing, zip-lining and hiking. Lessons include activities like testing water quality, fossil hunting and ecosystem exploration. Besides enriching the minds of students while having fun outdoors,... Continue Reading →