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New River, West Virginia!


Wildwater Expeditions, Inc.

P.O. Box 1161

Oak Hill, West Virginia, 25901

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West Virginia Packages, Specials and Events

Skip the planning... Get straight to the fun with preplanned vacation packages! Check out our specials for great deals and even check out some of the West Virginia Events so you can maximize your vacation.

Specials

Featured Special

 Stars & Stripes 4th of July Spectacular

July 1st – July 7th, 2013

july specialThe red, white and blue of Independence Day conjures up special memories for each of us – slip-n-slide races, bottle rockets, barbecue grill-outs, fireflies and families. Since 1776, it’s been a day of celebration, and we’re here to carry on that tradition with our own festivities!

Get in on the fun by saving big bucks (like 100 of them) on our most popular adventure package. And if you’re here on Saturday the 6th, join us for the BLOB Competition!

Check it out:
1.    Full Day New River Rafting on either the Upper or Lower section – 16’ raft*
2.    Choice of Half Day Adventure - mountain biking, rock climbing or zip-lining
3.    Resort Gold Pass – on the activity days

Also includes:

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on day one
• Breakfast, Lunch on day two
• Free Camping for two nights

Your Price: $229 per person, adult & youth
Adult retail package value: $331 - $341

*Upgrade to a high adventure, 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
Package is good 7/1/13 – 7/7/13 on new reservations only and may not be combined with any other discount or offer.

 

Spring Rapid Run Special

March & April 2014

 Catch the warmest part of the day on a half-day trip down the Lower New River Gorge Rapid Run in ACE's Classic, 16-foot, 8+ guest raft.

  • March $49 Per Person
  • April $59 Per Person
  • Minimum numbers may apply

Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
 For April Trips - Fri/Sat/Sun only or raft any day with a minimum of 10 guests.
 **Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply


Spring Double Dare Package

April 1 - June 5, 2014

 The New River Gorge is an ancient waterway filled with primeval energy daring to be conquered. With this package, you get two shots at it in one day. Brace yourself for the raging waters of the Lower New River Gorge, when its relentless power are unleashed this spring! Surround yourself with whitewater fury and thundering rapids and hold on as your raft bucks with the force of these mighty rapids.

  • 2 Nights of camping 
  • Double Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

April $139 Per Person
May 1- June 5 $169 Per Person

Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
For April Trips - Fri/Sat/Sun only or raft any day with a minimum of 10 guests.
May - Excludes Memorial Day Weekend.
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item **Minimum numbers may apply


 SpringFest Package – Lower New River

April 1 - June 5, 2014

Imagine the rush of whitewater and the cheers of your fellow rafters as you embark down the deep canyon of the mighty New River, the ultimate in high-water excitement!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

April $109 Per Person
May 1- June 5 $149 Per Person

LIVE MUSIC EVENT - MAY 4th ROCKIN' RIVER WEEKEND!

Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size! For April Trips - Fri/Sat/Sun only or raft any day with a minimum of 10 guests.
May - Excludes Memorial Day Weekend.

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
** Minimum numbers may apply


Spring Rapid Run Special

March & April 2014

 Catch the warmest part of the day on a half-day trip down the Lower New River Gorge Rapid Run in ACE's Classic, 16-foot, 8+ guest raft.

  • March $49 Per Person
  • April $59 Per Person
  • Must have 6 to go

Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
 For April Trips - Fri/Sat/Sun only or raft any day with a minimum of 10 guests.
 **Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply


 Spring Add-Ons

April 1- May 14, 2014

 Already whitewater rafting with ACE this spring? Squeeze the most from your visit by adding a 1/2 Day Adventure to your itinerary and see the New River Gorge from the trees, trails or rocks! Or, if you've got a whole day, add on a Full Day Summer Gauley run. You'll never regret having more fun.

Choose Between:

  • FULL DAY SUMMER GAULEY!! (May 1-14 only)
  • 1/2 Day Canopy Tour
  • 1/2 Day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 Day Mountain Bike
  • 1/2 Day Paintball

April $59 Per Person
May 1-15 $69 Per Person

**Minimum numbers may apply
**Off of regular rates
Not available with any other discount per item


Mothers Day Special

May 11, 2014 Only

 Choose Between:

  • Any New River Rafting Trip - 1/2 day or full!
  • 1/2 day Canopy Tour
  • 1/2 day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 day Mountain Bike

Mom Goes Free with Paying Guest

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply
**Only 1 free trip per Mom


Memorial Day Weekend

May 24-26, 2014

 If you have a case of cabin fever, pack your bags for West Virginia. The New & Gauley rivers have once again rumbled to life for some of the greatest surf east of the Mississippi. And with ACE's never-ending quest for the ultimate ride, we guarantee a great time Memorial Day Weekend!

Save $20 per adult off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $30 per adult off any 3 day Adventure Package

Save $10 per youth off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $20 per youth off any 3 day Adventure Package

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item


Memorial Day Monday Madness

May 26, 2014 Only

As fun as a handlebar mustache may be, rafting is way more fun. So rather than shout at you like a snake-oil salesman sporting said mustache we thought we'd just let you know that when you book a whitewater rafting trip for one on Memorial Day Monday (May 27) at our regular Monday rate, the second person goes for free.

Upper*** or Lower New River
Buy one trip at regular Adult price and get the second free!

**Off of Monday rate! Others charge Saturday rate!
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item.
***Upper New - discount not applicable off of youth rate - they are already 1/2 off!


 Father's Day Special

June 16, 2013 Only

This Father's Day tell Dad you'll cover the trip and we won't tell him he goes free with one paying guest. You'll come out smelling like, well, the great outdoors. Give Dad the gift of fresh air and fun.

Choose between:

  • Any New River Rafting Trip -
  • 1/2 day or full!
  • 1/2 day Zip Line Tour
  • 1/2 day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 day Mountain Bike

Dad rafts FREE with paying guest

**Minimum numbers may apply
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Only 1 free trip per Dad


August All-In-A-Day Special – Buy One, Get One Half Off

Just because it’s time to head back to school, doesn’t mean all the perks of summer are gone. Seize the moment and take advantage of ACE’s hot summer deal: Buy One All-In-A-Day Package, Get One at Half-Price

Choose from one of the following half-day activities, add in a half-day at the lake, and you have yourself a full day of summertime fun. Package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Half-Day Options:  min age
Lower New River 11   Saturday add $25 to rates below 
Rock Climbing 8
Paintball 12
Lake Kayak Tour 6
Mud Obstacle Course 10
Zip Line Tour 8 add $30 to rates below
Stand Up Paddleboarding 12
ATV Tour 18 add $70 to rates below
Mountain Bike Tour 8
Team Challenge Course 10

         
$125 per person
Prefer to plan your own meals? Package price is $99 per person
Buy One All-In-A-Day Package, Get One at Half-Price

*Good 8/6/12-8/31/12 on new reservations only. Not available with any other discounts or specials.



A Taste of West Virginia – All-In-A-Day Package

On first blush, world-class zip-lining and Tamarack’s fine collection of artwork and handmade crafts do not seem a likely pairing. We, on the other hand, think it makes a world of sense.

Start your day experiencing the natural beauty of the New River Gorge via a network of zips, and wrap your day perusing one-of-a-kind treasures made by West Virginia artisans. Break it up with lunch inspired by The Greenbrier, and you have yourself the perfect day.

  • Zip Lining at ACE – 3 hour tour
  • Lunch at Tamarack – up to $15 per person included in package
  • Tour Tamarack – “The Best of West Virginia”*
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • $124, Youth $109
*Tamarack is located approximately 25 minutes from ACE. This is a self-guided tour and transportation is not provided.

Father's Day Special

June 16, 2013 Only

This Father's Day tell Dad you'll cover the trip and we won't tell him he goes free with one paying guest. You'll come out smelling like, well, the great outdoors. Give Dad the gift of fresh air and fun.

Choose between:

  • Any New River Rafting Trip -
  • 1/2 day or full!
  • 1/2 day Zip Line Tour
  • 1/2 day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 day Mountain Bike

Dad rafts FREE with paying guest

**Minimum numbers may apply
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Only 1 free trip per Dad


WV day Special

June 20, 2013
WV Residents only

West Virginia residents (Mountaineers for those in the know) can celebrate West Virginia Day in more than just spirit. When one person expresses their inner Mountaineer with one of several 1/2 day activities, the second goes at half price. Many WV state workers have the day off, so come on down. If you skip out of work to enjoy this deal, it'll be our secret.

Choose between:

  • 1/2 Day Lower New Rafting
  • 1/2 Day Canopy Tour
  • 1/2 Day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 Day Mountain Bike
  • 1/2 Day Paintball

Buy One Trip at Regular Adult Price and the second is 1/2 off!

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Only 1 free trip per Mountaineer


4th of July BOGO Special

July 4, 2013 Only

Buy One Upper New* or Lower New River Trip at Regular Adult Price and the second one goes Half Price!

*Discount not applicable to Upper New Youth rate which is already discounted at Half Price.

 

Stars & Stripes 4th of July Spectacular

July 1st – July 7th, 2013

july specialThe red, white and blue of Independence Day conjures up special memories for each of us – slip-n-slide races, bottle rockets, barbecue grill-outs, fireflies and families. Since 1776, it’s been a day of celebration, and we’re here to carry on that tradition with our own festivities!

Get in on the fun by saving big bucks (like 100 of them) on our most popular adventure package. And if you’re here on Saturday the 6th, join us for the BLOB Competition!

Check it out:
1.    Full Day New River Rafting on either the Upper or Lower section – 16’ raft*
2.    Choice of Half Day Adventure - mountain biking, rock climbing or zip-lining
3.    Resort Gold Pass – on the activity days

Also includes:

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on day one
• Breakfast, Lunch on day two
• Free Camping for two nights

Your Price: $229 per person, adult & youth
Adult retail package value: $331 - $341

*Upgrade to a high adventure, 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!
Package is good 7/1/13 – 7/7/13 on new reservations only and may not be combined with any other discount or offer.



Back-to-School Special

August 20 - August 31, 2013

 The perfect cure for "Back-to-School Blues". Plus, the kids will have something to write about for their "What I Did for Summer Vacation" essays. Stretch your Summer just a little bit longer before your world becomes a juggling act between homework, carpools and fall sports.

Save $20 per adult off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $30 per adult off any 3 day Adventure Package
Save $10 per youth off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $20 per youth off any 3 day Adventure Package

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item


Whitewater “Grand Slam!”

 Catch the rising stars of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Charleston, WV at Appalachian Power Park. As a Pirates affiliate the West Virginia Power features some of the hottest talent in the farm system. Former standouts include 1st round draft pick Tony Sanchez and left-handed sensation Rudy Owens. Don’t miss out – this deal is packed full of home runs from a roller-coaster ride down the New River to an evening of baseball and entertainment with West Virginia’s very own professional baseball team.1 WV Power Pack – box seat to a home game, hot dog, fountain drink and chips (save over $7!)
  • 1 All Day Raft Trip on the Upper or Lower New River (trip #4, #7)
  • 1 Adventure Play Pass at ACE’s Inflatable Waterpark
  • 2 Nights Complimentary Camping at ACE’s Mountain Top Campground
  • 1 Hot & Hearty Breakfast at ACE
  • 1 Grilled Riverside Lunch Day of Raft Trip
Upper New: Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
Adult: $159 Per Person
Youth: $98 (er Person

Lower New: Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
Adult: $179 Per Person
Youth: $149 Per Person

Start your weekend with Friday night baseball and a grand display of fireworks at Appalachian Power Park. Or top off your West Virginia vacation with a vist to the ballpark and Sunday Kids’ Day festivities.

See the Power’s 2013 home game schedule running April 7th – August 30th to plan your trip: web.minorleaguebaseball.com

Labor Day Weekend Deal

August 31 - September 2, 2013

 This weekend is a BIG deal - this is the only holiday all year dedicated to you, the worker. Yes, this special holiday is a tribute to all those who know the daily grind of earning a paycheck. This is not the time to get projects done around the house, wash your dog or change the oil in your car. It’s time to take a break and raft America’s oldest river canyon, the New River Gorge!

Save $20 per adult off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $30 per adult off any 3 day Adventure Package
Save $10 per youth off any 2 day Adventure Package
Save $20 per youth off any 3 day Adventure Package

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item


Labor Day Monday River Madness

September 2, 2013 only

Got cravings for a pulse-pounding adventure on Labor Day? We’ve got your fix. Rumble down the whitewater of the New River Gorge while taking in unmatched scenery and the best view of the New River Gorge bridge.

Upper***/Lower New River
Buy One Trip and get the second trip FREE!

**Off of Monday rate! Others charge Saturday rate!
**Not available with any other discount per item
***Upper New - discount not applicable off of youth rate - they are already 1/2 off!


 

Marathon Monday Madness

Every Gauley Monday

 What better time to catch the Gauley Marathon challenge than on 2-for-1 Mondays. Tackle towering waves, bust through crashing surf and navigate a maze of giant boulders, slots, and steep drops for the best single day of whitewater to be found.

It's two for the price of one!

  • 23 Miles of Adrenaline-Pumping Whitewater Action
  • 70+ Big-Water Rapids
  • Hot-Grilled Lunch at Sweet's Falls
  • Two Raft for the Price of One

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
***This applies to 16' and 14' rafts only


Double Feature Fridays

Fridays during 2013 Gauley Season

 Remember the movie theatre double-billing when you could watch two movies for the price of one? Well, those days are long gone, but not on the Gauley River. This fall ACE will be running the legendary Upper G twice in one day, and best of all, two go for the price of one on Fridays! With two times the people for half the price you get twice the fun. Need we say more?21 Miles of Continuous Whitewater Action

  • 75+ Rapids Hitting the Six Big Class V's Twice in One Day
  • Hot-Grilled Lunch at Sweet's Falls
  • Two Raft for the Price of One!
Double Upper Gauley - Buy One Get One Free!

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
***This applies to 16' and 14' rafts only


Gauley Camp Package

Hot Deal - Every Gauley Season Weekend!

Be the first to catch the wave — and all the whitewater of the Gauley River. From the adrenaline-pumping Upper Gauley to the roller-coaster wave trains of the Lower Gauley, the choice is yours.
  • Upper or Lower Gauley Raft Trip
  • Hearty Breakfast, Grilled Lunch and Dinner Buffet the Day of Your Raft Trip
  • 2 Nights Camping at ACE's Mountain Top Campground
  • One day pass to the Adventure Park & Lake
Lower Gauley: FRI: $208 – SAT: $233 – SUN: $208 – MON: $183
Upper Gauley:  FRI: $218 – SAT: $243 – SUN: $218 – MON: $193

Features ACE's 16' raft, 8+ guests.
*Upgrade to the high-adventure 14' raft, 6+ guests, for only $5 per person.


Bridge Day Lower New Package

Oct 19-20

 Package #1
Sat - Raft the Lower New Full Day and watch the base jumpers from below.*

Come back for a Pig Roast Dinner and Live Music featuring The Boatmen.

Package #2
Sat - Drive yourself to Bridge Day to enjoy the festivities.

Come back for a Pig Roast Dinner and Live Music featuring The Boatmen.

Sun - Raft the Lower New River Full Day.

$99 Per Person - 16' boat

*Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $5 per person! Our most popular boat size!


Bridge Day Fall Gauley Package

Oct 19-20

Sat - Drive yourself to Bridge Day to enjoy the festivities.

Come back for a Pig Roast Dinner and Live Music featuring The Boatmen.

Sun - Choose between the Upper or Lower Gauley Full Day.

$139 Per Person - 16' boat

*Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $5 per person! Our most popular boat size!


Bridge Day Twin Rivers Package

Oct 19-20

Sat - Raft the Lower New and watch the jumpers from below.*

Come back for a Pig Roast Dinner and Live Music featuring The Boatmen.

Sun - Choose between the Upper or Lower Gauley Full Day.

$168 Per Person - 16' boat

*Upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $5 per person! Our most popular boat size!


*Lower New Rafting Trips on Bridge Day Saturday will put in earlier and spend less or no time surfing in order to watch the base jumpers.


Fall Gauley Add Ons

September 6 - October 20, 2013

We promised a river to rim experience on your journey to ACE this fall, and we're here to deliver. Depending on your tastes, there are a half-dozen different ways to explore this rugged landscape. Explore the New River Gorge by mountain bike, fly through the trees like Tarzan or scale towering rock walls. Whether you want to bring your family to capture the fall colors at the height of the season or get a group of friends together for an afternoon of adolescent antics after a day on the river, at ACE you can indulge your need for fun.

Choose From:

  • 1/2 Day Canopy Tour
  • 1/2 Day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 Day Mountain Bike
  • 1/2 Day Paintball
Add one of these activities to any Gauley Trip for $59 per person!

**In addition to any Fall Gauley Trip
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply


Triple Play Whitewater Package

Fall Gauley Season

Three rivers in three days equals three times the adventure.
Start out on the Lower New River, the "Grand Canyon of the East" for an out-of-this-world fall foliage spectacle with more than 20 classic big-water rapids. On day two, head over to the Lower Gauley for monster wave-trains, steep drops and amazing scenery. Day three, it's show time! You are ready to tackle the Upper Gauley, the Beast of the East.

  • Over 120 Rapids, 30 River Miles, Dropping 1,000 Feet in Elevation
  • DAY 1: Lower New raft trip
  • DAY 2: Lower Gauley raft trip
  • DAY 3: Upper Gauley raft trip
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Nights camping
$339 Per Person

Features ACE's 16' traditional raft, seating 8+ guests. Upgrade to 14' boats for $30!


Sunday-Monday Gauley Overnight Special

Any Sun-Mon release dates

Want the thrills of Gauley River whitewater AND a chance to camp at the river's edge AND keep a little money in your wallet? Hitting the Gauley when the weekend crowds are heading back home is the perfect way to enjoy the river and save a few bucks.

Save an additional $25 per person on any of our Fall Gauley Riverside Overnight Trips

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item


Lazy Daze of Autumn

September 3 - October 31, 2013

Stay Monday & Tuesday night in any cabin and Wednesday night is FREE!

Leave the real world behind, and escape for a mini midweek getaway. Enjoy all the comforts of ACE's mountain hideaway with one of our lodging options and marvel at the beauty and peace of West Virginia in autumn.

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item

Columbus Day Special

Holiday Special - October 14, 2013

Enjoy the hidden secret of the West Virginia whitewater the in fall. Not only do you have great rapids, but in between each drop, take in the quiet beauty of the New River.

  • Full day Lower New
Buy One Get One Free!

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply

Fall Rapid Run in the Sun

November 2013

Catch the warmest part of the afternoon on a half-day trip down the Lower New River Gorge in ACE's traditional, 16-foot, 9-guest raft.

Only $49 Per Person

Upgrade to a 14-foot raft for only $10 more per person. (Min. numbers may apply)
**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Minimum numbers may apply


Winter Deluxe Lodging Special

November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

Take in a breath or fresh air, and inhale the simplicities of the great outdoors during the quiet months at ACE. Enjoy a leisurely hike for a close-up look at local wildlife. Try your hand at ATV trail riding or take a zipline tour. After a day of play, your private cabin and bubbling hot tub await.

  • 2 nights in a Deluxe Cabin
  • Total control of the television remote
  • Stay up as late you want – no alarm clocks, no phones
  • Hours of lounging in your very own outdoor hot tub (pace yourself to minimize pruning)

Stay One Night, 2nd Night FREE.

Special offer does not apply to the weekend before Valentine's Day.


The Pampered Package

November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

 48 hours of seclusion in the comfort of a cabin nestled in the mountains of West Virginia? What more would anyone want? Top it off with a professional massage you never have to leave your cabin for and you have found paradise.

  • 2 nights in a Cozy Park Cabin
  • 1 hour massage in the comfort of your own cabin
  • 48 hours of peace & quiet long soaks in your very own hot tub

Weekday Stay: $229 (price based on double occupancy)
Weekend Stay: $299 (price based on double occupancy)


Winter Group Lodging Special

January 1, 2013 – March, 31 2013

Sleeping up to 12 campers each, ACE's Bath and Bunk Houses make the perfect base camp for winter recreation. Try out our ATV tours, or canopy tours at ACE or the local ski resort for skiing, snowboarding and tubing, only 45 minutes from ACE.

Only $99 Per Night


Tarzan and Jane Package

November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

 Come fly through the trees this winter at ACE Adventure Resort! Our Zip-Line Canopy Tour is the perfect way to feel like a 12 year old again. After your adventure, come back to your very own private cabin where relaxation comes easy.

  • 2 nights in a Cozy Park Cabin
  • ½ day Canopy Zip Line Tour for 2 people
  • Jane gets to soak in the hot tub
  • Tarzan gets to hold the remote

Weekday Stay: $299 (price based on double occupancy)
Weekend Stay: $379 (price based on double occupancy)

Minimum rates apply


Cure for Cabin Fever Package

November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

 Enjoy a wild winter weekend exploring ACE's backcountry slopes by ATV. Winding trails, steep hill climbs and rocky creek beds on tap. Complete your stay with two nights in a Cozy Cabin with outdoor hot tub.

  • 2 nights in a Cozy Park Cabin
  • 2 hours of back-country exploration
  • As much solitude and privacy as you can stand Bubbling hot tub at your beck and call

$399 based on dbl occupancy, Sun-Thu
$499 based on dbl occupancy, Fri/Sat

2 night stay in an ACE Cozy Cabin based on double occupancy and 2.5-hour ATV tour

Events

Gristmill Grinder Half Marathon and 5K Fun Walk

Dates: April 13, 2013

The Babcock Gristmill Grinder is a half marathon trail race on a truly spectacular trail course through the rugged terrain of Babcock State Park. This event will challenge you with single track trails, double track, and occasional short road sections. This course will also reward you with spectacular overlooks, and occasional green moss ferns, rhododendron tunnels, waterfalls and more. The last few miles will take you along the old Sewell dirt road besides the beautiful Glade Creek, and up to and past the famous Gristmill.

The Fun Walk is on the road and you can expect beautiful scenery and little to no traffic. Starting at the same start/finish area as the run, we are walking to the Gristmill and back. If you are here with someone doing the run, this is a great alternative. So come out and enjoy the day with a great walk in the park.

www.GristmillGrinder.com


Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

Dates: April 13, 2012

A celebration of all things chocolate takes Lewisburg by storm. Chocolate tastings, chocolate bake off, pastry demonstrations, mousse eating contest, theatrical perfomances and live music will fill the day's festivities.

304.647.5667
www.LewisburgChocolateFestival.com


Trail Maintenance Weekend

Dates: April 27-28, 2013

What would you do for a FREE two-night stay in an ACE Cozy Cabin? OK, free might be a stretch. We need your help and are offering a handsome reward.

Simply donate some of your precious time and maybe break a sweat to help the ACE crew maintain its biking and hiking trails, and we supply a cabin complete with satellite TV, full kitchen and private hot tub. Mother Nature is not always kind to the West Virginia hills so we like to rally the troops to clean things up before the season starts.

As a weekend crew member, work starts on Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, the crew works from 9 a.m. - noon. At the end of each day, we'll take a mountain bike ride to give you a preview cruise of your efforts.

This is a great way to kick-start the season. Call 800-787-3982 to make your reservation.

A $25 deposit is required to hold your cabin for the weekend. It is refundable upon completion of your trail work. If you find you are unable to attend, this deposit is refundable by contacting us at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. Per the security agreement deluxe cabins require a credit card on file.


Rockin' River Weekend

May 3 - May 5, 2013

Join ACE for a non-stop rockin' weekend jam-packed with whitewater and dance-'til-you-can't- favorites by The Naked Karate Girls.

Weekend Line-UP:
  • FRI - meet up at ACE in WV
  • SAT - all meals covered
  • SAT - whitewater rafting all day & The Naked Karate Girls at night
  • 2 nights camping

$149 PerPperson

For details:
AceRaft.com/RockinRiver
#NKG


New River Birding Festival

Dates: April 29 - May 4, 2013

The New River Birding Festival and Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River. This bird watching festival highlights more than 100 species of birds on various birding tours. This weeklong event features guided birding excursions, classes, seminars, and world-class speakers.

www.Birding-WV.com


 

New River Festival

June 7 - 9, 2012

Join us for the New River Clean Water Alliance's New River Festival featuring a Friday night Wild & Scenic film festival, Saturday live music, River Kids educational activities, puppet parade, liars contest, exhibitors, art & food vendors, Saturday morning field trips, and on Sunday you can choose to go down the New River in a rafting trip that also benefits the Clean Water Alliance.

All proceeds from the festival benefit the nonprofit members of the New River Clean Water Alliance working to protect and enhance the New River and her tributaries.

Admission: $10 individual and $15 family. Or you can become a Friend of Clean Water for $20 that includes festival registration and receive updates and information regarding progress of the New River Clean Water Alliance.

Check out the details at www.NewRiverFestival.org 


Daniel Vineyards Annual Spring Wine Festival

June 15, 2013

$10 gate fee includes all wine tastings, entertainment and a commemorative wine glass.

33rd Annual Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival

June 19 - 22, 2013

At the Summersville Music Park, there will be more than 40 bands in 4 days with events and food.

706-864-7723


1st Day of Summer and West Virginia Day

June 20, 2013

Come celebrate two of the best summer holidays with ACE! For the 1st day of summer, forget running through the sprinkler—the crashing, swirling water of the river is calling your name. Heck, you don’t even have to cook out; we do that for you if you come on one of our full day whitewater rafting trips!

And to all you Mountaineers, we have some sweet deals in honor of West Virginia Day. For WV residents, we’re offering a bunch of Buy One, Get One Half-Off trips:
Choose between:

  • 1/2 Day Lower New Rafting
  • 1/2 Day Canopy Tour
  • 1/2 Day Rock Climb
  • 1/2 Day Mountain Bike
  • 1/2 Day Paintball

Commemorate WV’s creation as an independent state with scenery and activities that can only be experienced here in Mountaineer country!

Link to page with more details- http://www.aceraft.com/summer-west-virginia-rafting-specials

**Off of regular rates - Not available with any other discount per item
**Only 1 free trip per Mountaineer


4th Annual Big Air Blob Competition

July 4, 2013 (Thursday) - Event on Saturday, July 6th

Gather at the ACE Adventure Play Park on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 for the 4th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won't be the only thing rocketing skyward on Independence Day. Teams of two will compete for the most outrageous blob of the day. Judges will score up to 10 points per blob based on form, height or just sheer craziness. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
When you check-in for the weekend, be sure to ask for details at the ACE Welcome Center. It’s FREE to those staying and playing with ACE on July 4th.

Rules

  • 2-person teams – launcher and launchee
  • Minimum age: 8
  • Minimum weigh 80 lbs
  • No more than a 150 lb. 100 lbs. weight difference between launcher and launchee
  • Must have already completed lake waiver and have lake wristband
  • 1st round – all teams blob
  • 2nd round – top 10 teams blob a second time
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners awarded

Where & When

  • Registration and competition starts at 5 PM on Saturday, July 6th
  • Come to the event tent located near the lake dock

Appalachian String Band Festival

July 31 - August 4, 2013

A five-day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and hymn-sing. West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3,000 musicians and string band music lovers from around the world. Over the history of this festival, more than 20 foreign countries and 48 of the 50 states have been represented, with many returning year after year to this much-loved festival.

 

New River Gorge Challenge

August 4, 2013

The New River Gorge Challenge Triathlon consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme whitewater, mountain biking and running in the state and the East Coast. The triathlon can be done as a relay team, solo, or raft team. If you are looking for teammates, contact us and we'll help you get a team together.

Thurmond Triathlon

August (date pending)

 West Virginia’s smallest incorporated town, Thurmond, is making it possible for your family to experience what it is like to do a triathlon.  This beginner friendly triathlon consists of an easy 2 mile bike ride from the Historic Thurmond Train Depot, a 1.5 mile paddle on the gentle section of the Upper New River and a 2 mile run around the town.  With pre-registration ACE Adventure Resort will even provide a ducky for the paddle section. Get your family hooked on the outdoors and make memories they will have for a lifetime!

www.ThurmondWV.org

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Oak Leaf Festival

August 21 - September 1, 2013

Enjoy the annual celebration of Fall with vendors, music, crafts, quilts, fireworks and more.
304.640.8804 or 304.573.5243
www.OakLeafFestival.org

12th Annual ACE New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk

August 24, 2013

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 12th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run. There are three race options, a 13.2 or 7.5 mile run, or a 4.5 mile walk. All of the course wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River and the historic town of Thurmond. And yes, prizes are awarded.

More Information


First Day of Gauley Season

September 6th, 2013

For die-hard white water enthusiasts, the level of excitement and anticipation for the first day of Gauley season just might rival that of a 6 year old on Christmas morning. Starting the Friday after Labor Day, the Army Corps of Engineers provides a series of twenty-two controlled releases from the Summersville Dam. These releases create incredible levels of water that draws people from around the world. Who wouldn’t want to take a ride on a wet, wild, and wonderful river that is recognized by paddlers as one of the top ranked rivers in the world? The Gauley winds through three sections: the Upper, Middle and Lower, featuring different difficulty levels and amazing scenery. Each season, more than 60,000 paddlers take on world-famous rapids such as "Insignificant," "Pillow Rock" and "Sweet's Falls."

Check out all of the deals and specials we have going on throughout the season! http://www.aceraft.com/fall-west-virginia-rafting-specials


Gauley Fest

September 20-21, 2013    Summersville, WV

Be a part of American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser! Started in 1983, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest river festival in the world. It brings together thousands of white water enthusiasts and the top vendors in the community for a weekend of paddling, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction.

All proceeds from the festival support river conservation and access works throughout the nation.

Entrance Fees

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $25
  • Friday and Saturday: $20
  • Saturday only: $15

For more information, visit:http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Wiki/aw:events_gauley:events_gauley?

BUT, this is also one of ACE’s busiest weekends with plenty to offer right here on our grounds! This is our de-facto reunion where guides, guests, and everyone in between comes back for a wild weekend full of rafting and reminiscing.
Drop by the Lost Paddle Bar & Grille on Saturday September 15th and hear Now You See Them from Ashville, NC!


Fall Gauley Season Live Band Schedule

September and October 2013

Schedule Coming Soon     



Bridge Day

October 19th, 2013       Fayette County, WV

Bridge Day—the largest extreme sports event in the world—is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia. Hundreds of BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event.

The 876' tall New River Gorge Bridge is the launch site from 9 AM to 3 PM for legal BASE jumps. This is the only day of the year that traffic is shut down and spectators can walk across the world's second longest single arch bridge.

If you want the sweetest spot to watch the jumpers, check out some of our Bridge Day deals! You can raft the Lower New and watch the BASE jumpers from your boat, or drive there and watch from the bridge and then come back to ACE for a pig roast dinner and live music featuring The Boatmen. We even have 2-day packages for you to both raft the New and go to Bridge Day, or even raft both the New and the Gauley! For more details, go to http://www.aceraft.com/fall-west-virginia-rafting-specials

And for more general information on Bridge Day, go to http://www.officialbridgeday.com/


 

Dinner Theater. Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill

January 26, 2013
A Master of Comedy Magic in this one hour program by Dewayne Hill! Dewayne has been performing magic since he was just sixteen years old. Now, he’s a full-fledged performer bringing a Vegas-quality act to G-rated venues across the country. For mind-bending magic, side splitting comedy, storytelling with a personality, don’t miss this new dinner theatre!
Cost: $54.25 per person (reservations must be made 10 days prior to event with Hawks Nest State Park)

Dinner Theater. Hollywood Gossip Queen Louella Parsons

February 16, 2013
Karen Vuranch plays Gossip columnist Louella Parsons had the ‘dirt’ on the most opulent movie stars of the, 40s, 50s, and beyond! Full of humor and surprise, this new performance gives you the scoop on stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Glark Cable, and the controversial woman behind the headlines.
Can’t get enough of the Oscars? At 3:00, mosey over to the Hawks Nest Lobby and meet Karen for an informative slideshow presenting the history of the Academy Awards.
Cost: $54.25 per person (reservations must be made 10 days prior to event with Hawks Nest State Park)
304.658.5212
www.HawksNestSP.com


Dinner Theater. Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues

February 23 2013
The astonishing voice of Lady D brings takes you back in time to the life of 1920s-30s blues legend Bessie Smith. Bessie Smith was among the most powerful female vocalists that brought blues music and vaudeville to the forefront during the roaring twenties – and likewise prohibition and the Jim Crow era. In the spirit of blues music, this first-person, living history performance incorporates elements of emotion, survival, and even a little humor!
Cost: $54.25 per person (reservations must be made 10 days prior to event with Hawks Nest State Park)
304.658.5212
www.HawksNestSP.com


A St. Patrick's Evening with Mick Souter

March 16, 2013
Hawks Nest State Park will host accomplished musician and storyteller Mick Souter for a delightful evening of American-Irish songs and stories. Come ready to join in on the singing of well-beloved songs and be beguiled by tales of Irish wit and wisdom. The songs will be accompanied by Mick Souter's performance on banjo, guitar, auto harp, dulcimer and fiddle to keep your toes tapping and your Irish Eyes Smiling.

Cost: $54.25 per person (reservations must be made 10 days prior to event with Hawks Nest State Park)
304.658.5212
www.HawksNestSP.com

 

 

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