ACE has endless fun to offer in the Wild & Wonderful mountains of West Virginia. We welcome spring with open arms and lots of adventure. So escape the winter blues and come explore with us here in the New River Gorge.
Start by nestling away in one of our many deluxe cabin rental options and relax in your own private, steamy hot tub. Our charming cabins will suit your every need and create an unforgettable West Virginia spring getaway. Larger cabins like the Black Bear and Red Fox Log Home are absolutely perfect for family reunions, social events, and Spring Break getaways.
Join us for one of the best whitewater rides in the country by going Rafting through the New River Gorge. As West Virginia thaws out, so does the river, creating big, fluffy whitewater waves. Rafting may be our peanut butter and jelly, but we have so many other fun adventures too. Our Zip Line lives on the rim of the New River Gorge, so prior to spring leaves blooming out, we have twice as many views of the gorge below. Check out the many Rock Climbing routes here at ACE for amazing views – you can see forever and you will feel miles above the river below. Try out our awesome Highland Paintball Park course or our free Disc Golf course, which is open to anyone at anytime. ACE will host the Wonderland Mountain Challenge on May 28, 2016. It's a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. This distinctive race route will take participants through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams, and abandoned coal mines.
If you have something a bit more mellow in mind, do your soul some good by hiking, biking, or casually exploring all around the New River Gorge. Many historical towns, like Thurmond, and overgrown-abandoned coal mines, such as the Kaymoor Mine, can be found along the railroad grades on either side of the New River and each offer hours of exploring. West Virginia is home to the New River Gorge Bridge which offers the Bridge Catwalk Tour all year round. Take your senses to new heights, literally, and take in the view of the New River 850+ ft. below your feet. Many trails exist under the bridge and throughout the gorge for hiking and Mountain Biking. We have over thirty-five miles of private trails located at ACE with access to the National Park trails that go on for many more miles.
With over 1500 acres to explore and dozens of lodging options, ACE is the perfect destination for your next group getaway. Let us help you host your family reunion, church youth group, non-profit group, or college formal. On top of our cozy lodging and unforgettable adventures, West Virginia’s majestic beauty and mountain views are the real star of the show. When vacationing in West Virginia, your tribe’s opportunities for fun and adventure are limitless.
Just a little secret between you and me... spring is one of my favorite times to be at ACE and live in the New River Gorge. After hibernating all winter, or skiing (ya know, whatever you're into) there is nothing better than that first thunderous sound of whitewater. Imagine a kid being reunited with his bike after a long winter's break. The blissful feeling may also have something to do with how awesome the New River is at high water. Don't get me wrong, the New River is pretty sweet all year; however, in the spring it’s HUGE waves, one appropriately named the Million Dollar Wave. A rapid called Seldom Seen that only shows it's meaty face at High Water and those... Continue Reading →
Hear ye, all of our fun, festive, festy peeps - the final line-up is here for a weekend of amazing bands! This year's Mountain Music Festival promises to deliver the grassy, funky sounds you guys love. We'll be dancing to live music on the mountain-top Wonderland Stage and by the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company Adventure Lake Stage all weekend long from Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4, late into the evenings. The Thursday night pre-party is shaping up to be a fun time for sure with Big Something & The Hornitz kicking off the festival. Join us early to get the party started! Friday night will have more of a bluegrass vibe with Trampled by Turtles, Cabinet, The Reverend Peyton's Big... Continue Reading →
Nothing makes your heart beat faster than your sweetie, right? Wrong. Our zip line canopy tour is the most heart-pounding thing you can do this time of year here in the New River Gorge (unless you want to brave some icy whitewater, then winter/spring rafting actually beats everything on the heart-pounding scale). This Valentine's Day weekend, we dare you to zip line high over the treetops from cliff to cliff and feel the rush - you can even tandem zip right alongside your main squeeze for a double dose of butterflies in your stomach. "With all of the leaves gone from the trees, right now seven out of our nine zip line routes offer the best views of the truly gorgeous New... Continue Reading →