As the seasons change, don’t let the cold weather blues get you down. ACE still has plenty of fun and relaxation in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia to offer groups, families and anyone wanting to escape into the great outdoors.
Start by nestling away in one of our many deluxe cabin rental options and stay warm in your own private steamy, bubbling hot tub. Our charming cabins will suit your every need and create an unforgettable West Virginia winter getaway. Larger cabins like the Black Bear and Red Fox Log Home are absolutely perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, social events and holiday vacation rentals.
Looking for some adventure to go along with your mountain retreat? Try the many rock-climbing routes within the New River Gorge for amazing views – you can see forever. Even though you’re only thirty feet off the ledge, you will feel miles high above the river below. If climbing isn’t your thing, our zip line trips offer the same views! Fly through the leaf-less trees high above the New River Gorge with our Zip Line Canopy Tour; the exhilaration will keep you from getting too cold, but even so, your hot tub will be faithfully awaiting your return. And just because it’s a little colder outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast playfully competing with your friends and loved ones. Try out our awesome Highland Paintball Park course or our free Disc Golf course, which is open to anyone at anytime.
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 interest. West Virginia is home to none other than the New River Gorge Bridge, of course, which offers the Bridge Catwalk Tour all year round, as well. Take your senses to new heights, literally, and take in the view of the New River 850+ ft. below your toes. 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 Forest trails that go on for many 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, college formal, wedding or annual business Christmas party. On top of our cozy lodging and unforgettable adventures, West Virginia’s majestic beauty and wintry sights are the real star of the show. When vacationing in West Virginia, your tribe’s opportunities for fun and adventure are limitless.
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 →
Wowza, thanks everybody! We recently received quite a few of the BRO awards thanks to your online votes last fall! As residents of the New River Gorge, the wins for this region and our personal wins make us so proud to be here. We are both honored and as happy as ever to have won several of Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine's "Best of the Blue Ridge" awards for 2016. Without further adieu, here they are... Winner: Best Kid-Friendly Outdoor Destination, Best Raft Guide Company, Best Outdoor Company to Work For, Best Paddling River - Gauley River, Best Flatwater - Summersville Lake, Best Place to Play Hooky - New River Gorge Runner-up: Rowdiest Festival - Mountain Music Festival, Blue Ridge Festival - Mountain Music... Continue Reading →