The first Class V attacks. You are General Patton. Ghandi. Joan of Arc. In your arms and chest, heart and soul, a giant squid is locked in mortal combat with a pirate ship. And then it calms. You’re through. Victorious. Four thwarts, some tubes, a floor. We live for Gauley River season! With only six weeks of water released from the Summersville Dam pouring down the Gauley River your window of opportunity is brief to ride the rodeo ruckus - The Beast of the East!
Summersville Dam releases thousands of gallons of water into the Gauley River - but only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from September 9 until October 16, 2016. Use the calendar to pick your Gauley dates and c'mon and follow ACE to the river!
Do your soul some good by hiking the many trails of the New River Gorge, ending at some of the best views in West Virginia. ACE is nestled on 1,500 acres with over 35 miles of private trails that connect to trails within the national park. Many historical towns, like Thurmond, and overgrown-abandoned coal mines, such as the Kaymoor Mine, can be found along the New River throughout the gorge. Guided bike tours or bike rentals are also available to explore trails throughout the resort.
You can spend your nights relaxing in the hot tub in any of our deluxe cabins. Or enjoy the endless amount of stars on any clear night from our mountaintop campground. There is no better sleep than after a day of adventures and exploring. Collect some firewood, toast some marshmallows, and star gaze for hours from these wild and wonderful mountains.
Opening in May, just imagine 5-acres full of all kinds of AWESOME! New for 2016: bigger, better water slides, 50 new obstacles & inflatable toys, an expanded white sandy beach and a newly renovated restaurant with more patio seating and table-side service. Of course we kept our crowd favorites: THE BLOB, Wet Willie and Zipline Tower are all still here! Get a Day Pass or stay the night & play all weekend!
Even land-lubbers can have fun here... lounge on our white sandy mountain beach, take on the climbing wall, bounce and flip out on the EuroBungee or play a volleyball match. On summer nights, we show family-friendly movies under the stars. Our spring-fed mountain lake is set in the heart of our 1,500 acre resort. Updated hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-6pm. Closes for the season Sept 25, 2016.
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.
While watching this video, that question resonated with me. I couldn’t remember the last time I did something that scared me. I’m a nearly 40 year old mother of 2. Look up domestication in the dictionary and you’ll likely find a picture of me. I’m sure, by most standards, I’m definitely not the average soccer mom. I work for outdoor adventure company and have since the 90’s. I raft, camp and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities. But when I watched this video and read this question I realized I don’t do anything that scares me anymore. I came to the realization I choose to do the same adventures over and over – the ones I know. Don’t get... Continue Reading →
We are excited to share another guest confession from Brannon, a visitor from Tennessee, who admits she never thought she enjoyed rafting until she went with the right people and the right company! So get your best buds and hit the road for a wild ride down the Lower New River in an ACE boat - her story proves there's just enough wild-ness for everyone and with fun people a good time on the water is guaranteed! "One time I went rafting. And one time it wasn’t fun at all.My first rafting experience I went down the New River with a company that was NOT my beloved ACE. (Let’s just be clear about that because it turns out there is a big difference.)I didn’t have... Continue Reading →
I think we can finally start celebrating that summer is almost here. We're rafting almost everyday and the gorge is almost green to the rim. After being cooped up all winter, I can hardly make myself go back inside at the end of the day and camping is finally on the horizon. Sunny days that we've all been daydreaming about are finally here, so why not spend the nights outside, too? Sleeping in a tent is the best for many reasons, especially these:1. The food magic that happens in the fire.We can all appreciate some good food at the end of the day. Especially after a day spent adventuring in the woods. I'm not real sure what happens in that fire,... Continue Reading →