Wild Wonderful West Virginia - Our Partners and Area Activities


ACE Adventure Resort offers adventure and fun with outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lines, rope courses, ATV rides, mud obstacle course, horseback riding, kayak clinics and an on site adventure waterpark, lake and beach. They also have a music venue for concerts and festivals, competitive races and other events.
For more information please call 1-800-787-3982 or visit www.aceraft.com

What Our Customers are Saying

  • We thought we were just going to be staying in the cabin and relaxing. We didn’t know there were so many things to do!

  • Our second visit and even better than the first. This time, we were able to go zip lining, whitewater rafting and spend a day at the lake at ACE.

  • We loved Summersville Lake and the marina. We highly recommend kayaking the lake and exploring Fayetteville.

  • Amazing hiking trails, fabulous scenery. WV is an outdoor paradise.

  • No way can you be bored here! So many fun things to do. We went horseback riding, rock climbing and hiking in the Gorge. We will be back for more!


Adventures on the Gorge offers mild to wild rafting on America’s Best Whitewater, the New and Gauley Rivers and a wide variety of zip line and aerial adventures. They also offer rock climbing , kayaking classes, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, fishing and paintball. Dine at one of their on-site restaurants, Smokey’s on the Gorge, Chetty’s Pub or Buffler’s Barbeque Grill.

For more information or to see daily activities, (band schedules, theme nights, etc.) please call 888.406.0916 or visit adventuresonthegorge.com.

 

The Bridgewalk Take a thrilling walk 851' feet in the air along the catwalk under the world famous New River Gorge bridge. Learn the history of this engineering marvel and the surrounding area as well as enjoy the spectacular views. Our website is www.bridgewalk.com or call 304-574-1300.

New & Gauley River Adventures Celebrating our 34th Season in West Virginia Rafting! Established in 1977 and family owned for 34 years now! New and Gauley River Adventures, is located in the wild and beautiful New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. With over 60,000 acres of recreational area and two of the best white water rivers, we like to pride ourselves on being the best destination in outdoor adventure vacations. If there’s wild water out there, we know where it is!

We are a full service outfitter with first class amenities. Our base camp is located only a ½ mile from the New River Gorge Bridge, allowing a convenient and comfortable access point to all of our river adventures. With four season activities such as whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, sleding, rock climbing, caving ATV tours (and more!) New & Gauley River will create the ultimate vacation for you! Visit us at www.gauley.com or by phone at 1-800-759-7238 or email adventure@gauley.com

Wild Blue Adventure Offering tours in both a WW II Biplane and a Cessna 170, Wild Blue Adventure Company was created out of a desire to share both the love of flying in an open cockpit biplane and an appreciation of the beauty of the New River Gorge. From the onset, we have strived to offer something more than the average aerial tour. What could be more thrilling than seeing such beauty without any barrier to the sky? When flying with us you may request to add aerobatics to your flight!

For more information, please visit www.wildblueadventurecompany.com or call us at 1-304-574-1150.

Pro River Outfitters Offering guided fishing on the rivers of Southern West Virginia! These fertile waters boast Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, and several species of Trout. From the first timer to the most fanatical fisherman, we have something for all anglers! We customize your trip to best fit with your vacation itinerary. Our guides are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to sharing our love of the sport with you! Call Bobby to schedule your trip today!

For more information, please email us at WestVirginiaFishing@gmail.com or visit http://www.profishwv.com/ or call us at 1-304-575-5252 or 304-574-BOAT

 

Gauley River Pottery Offering handmade pottery in our signature Gauley Glaze pattern. Visit the shop and take home some true local treasures. Visit our website at www.wvpottery.com or call 304-872-2841

 

Ocean's Massage Therapy -"Healing Body, Mind & Spirit" is our motto. Enjoy a massage right at your cabin! For more information call 304-923-8489 or visit our website at www.oceansmassagetherapywv.com



WV State Parks
Hawks Nest State Park
Babcock State Park
Carnifex Ferry State Park


National Parks
New River Gorge National River
Monongahela National Forest
Summersville Lake

Attractions
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Tamarack - Best of WV Artisans
Theatre WV - Outdoor Theater

Area Activities
(We are happy to assist you in arranging any of these activities)
Whitewater Rafting

Paddle Boarding

Kayaking

Zip Lining
Hiking
Rock Climbing
Horseback Riding
ATV Rides

Paintball

Swimming
Golf
Boating
Fishing

Skiing/Snowboarding

Snow Tubing

Cross Country Skiing

 

Tamarack  -  The Best of WV!
Every Sunday @ Two
Live Performances (free)
888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com
Get details and see a full schedule of events including dinner theatre and artisan demonstrations on the website!

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

January 9, 2016
Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area
Pipestem Resort State Park
An annual survey of the skies and waterways for golden and bald eagles in the Pipestem area. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. volunteers are assigned stations at various areas to watch and record sightings. Naturalist Julie McQuade will take calls and emails from interested individuals for this survey and compile a contact list for the survey team. The team will then assign survey sites and contact individuals with survey info, maps, etc.; paring novice and avid birders.

 

January 22-24, 2016
Couples Country/Western Dance Weekend
Pipestem Resort State Park
A weekend of Pattern Partner dancing with instructors Karen & Eddie of Kickin' Kountry Couples includes two nights lodging at McKeever Lodge, instructional time, evening Pattern Partner dance and dinner on Saturday in the Bluestone Dining Room.

 

January 30, 2016
Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster
Hawks Nest state Park
Unburied Secrets! Don't miss this one-time presentation at Hawks Nest State Park!
This powerful presentation by Jonathan Cavendish will transport you to the events leading up to the Hawks Nest Disaster. Growing up as the son of Stanley Cavendish, a Gauley Bridge native who was the project engineer for the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel, he will unfold tales from his childhood along with unseen historical photos .

 

February 6, 2016
A Night of Illusion with John Slicer
Hawks Nest State Park
Be entertained by nationally renowned magician John Slicer as he astounds audiences of all ages! The astonishing John Slicer is more than just a magic show. His captivating sleight-of-hand, interative audience participation , and mind reading will leave you saying "How did he do that?" A magic and illusion spectacular for the whole family.

 

 

February 13, 2016
Romance! A Tribute to Red Skelton
Hawks Nest State Park
"His humor, His sorrow, With the Greatest Respect" A family friendly comedic act that "takes you back in time" to the nostalgic era. Laugh and be entertained by one of the top-rated Red Skelton impersonators.
Entertainment for all ages! In the words of the famous Red Skelton "Goodnight and May God Bless"

 

February 20, 2016
The First Lady of Food
Hawks Nest State Park
In the 1960's Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking, and, with her remarkable energy and humor, changed the way people thought about eating and food. "The First Lady of Food", as she has been called by the Food Network, charmed the world with her joy of life and her passion for good food.

 

March 5, 2016
Marriage, Mob, & Murder
Hawks Nest state Park
The daughter of the Balconi Mob Family is marrying the son of the Stiletto Mob Family . When the body of young Tony Stiletto is found riddled with bullets in his car on the way to the church, the two families decide to head to the reception to make sense of the violence. Soon, both families begin pointing fingers at one another and more violence emerges. It's Romeo and Juliet – Mob Style!

 

March 5, 2016
Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area
Pipestem Resort State Park
An annual survey of the skies and waterways for golden and bald eagles in the Pipestem area. From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. volunteers are assigned stations at various areas to watch and record sightings.

March 4,5,11,12,13,18,19,
Historic Fayette Theatre/Downtown Fayetteville
Cinderella’sGlass Slipper Visit website for details. http://www.historicfayettetheatre.com

 

March 12, 2016
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Hawks Nest State Park
Matters of the heart and matters of the closet. It is a scrapbook of memories of unfortunate prom dresses, traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts and the existential state of having nothing to wear. Adapted from a best seller, Love, Loss, and What I Wore based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. Entertain. Insightful. Moving.

 

March 23, 2016
Full Moon Hikes
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 6:00p Monica Fleming First Day Hike leader and plans to hike to Mile Marker 79 on the Greenbrier River Trail and back. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include:
Contact: 304-456-4300
Preregistration required. Click here to register online.

 

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices with games from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 09, 2016
Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
In historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. 
Mark your calendar NOW for the Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival on April 09 in historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia. This Festival includes an exciting schedule of chocolate themed events including musical performances, dinners, tastings, and fun for all ages. This is an event you will not want to miss!  www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com

 

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 16, 2016
12th Annual Grist Mill Grinder
Babcock state Park
A half marathon trail run and 5K Fun Walk attracts runners from near and far Register at gristmillgrinder.com.

 

April 16, 2016
Camp Creek Lumberjack Competition and Ramp Feast
 Enjoy Jack and Jill lumberjack events and demonstrations at no charge. Ramp Feast/Dinner sponsored by the Camp Creek Foundation at a per person cost.   For more information visit www.campcreekstatepark.com

 

West Virginia Power Baseball
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

April 23,2016
Feast of the Ramson
Richwood's "Feast of the Ramson" has been described as "the granddaddy of ALL Appalachian Ramp Feeds."  Legend has it that the first PUBLIC ramp feed was derived from a private meal, attended by thirteen ramp lovers.  At this small gathering, the men decided to "go public" the following year.

 

May 2-7, 2016
New River Birding and Nature Festival
Taking place in and around the New River Gorge Area, this bird watching festival highlights more than 100 different species on a variety of tours!
For more info call Dave at 304-574-4258 or visit www.birding-wv.com

 

Fayette County Farmer’s Market
Held every Saturday May through October in the parking lot of the Fayetteville Convention and Visitor Bureau from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Fresh local vegetables, eggs, meat, plants, honey, baked goods, fruits, and more are available throughout the growing season. Stop in the visitor center for some free coffee and information on all that’s cool in Fayetteville ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/visitfayettevillewv ) . Find the Fayette County Farmer’s Market on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/FayetteCountyFarmersMarket?fref=ts

 

Tamarack  -  The Best of WV!
Every Sunday @ Two
Live Performances (free)
888.262.7225  www.tamarackwv.com
Get details and see a full schedule of events including artisan demonstrations on the website!

 

Wonderland Mountain Challenge
May 28, 2016
Join ACE for a demanding trail run through the beautiful mountains in West Virginia. This distinctive race route will take racers through the New River Gorge past scenic rock outcrops, cascading streams, and abandoned coal mines.  Visit website www.aceraft.com  for additional information.
Starting at $20

 

West Virginia Power Base
Visit Appalachian Power Park as the West Virginia Power takes on the South Atlantic League. Located just off exit 100 on I-64. Power Baseball offers family friendly entertainment at affordable prices withgames from April through September.  Phone : 304-344-BATS (2287) Website : www.wvpower.com

 

Mountain Music Festival
June 3rd & 4th 2016
Nowhere else can you listen to great music under the stars at the top of a mountain one night then tackle whitewater  rapids, zip line, or just lounge on the beach with those same bands and artists the next day.
Stay tuned for lineup announcements about all the amazing musicians who will be coming to play in the West Virginia Mountains.  This year is shaping up to be even bigger and better with more music, more exciting adventure activities, and a few surprises you will just have to be there to see!!  For additional information visit www.aceraft.com.

 

June 4, 2016
National Trail Day - Save the Date

June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®, the country's largest celebration of trails. Watch this date for hikes scheduled at WVs state parks and forests.

 

June 16-19, 2016 
Ansted Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival
The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia.  It is an annual festival held every June in Ansted WV! Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshow Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths.   www.anstedwv.com

 

July 4-10, 2016
The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier is excited to host the PGA TOUR individual Stroke play event - giving players and fans alike the opportunity to experience professional golf against the backdrop of this American treasure. Week will be highlighted with exceptional concerts – Event information visit www.greenbrierclassic.com

 

July 15-17, 2016
Friends of Coal Auto Fair
Beckley, WV
For additional information visit: www.friendsofcoalautofair.com

 

July 23, 2016
Gritty Chix Mud Run
The 3rd Annual Gritty Chix Mud Run at ACE Adventure Resort is coming back this summer! If you took part in Gritty Chix before, get ready because we are turning it up a notch with new challenges. This 5k route will follow some of the wettest and muddiest trails on our property. Get ready to crawl under, over, and through some muddy obstacles with names like Commando Crawl (the first of many events that will quickly dissolve any muddy inhibitions), Slicky Slide, Mud Wall, Old Fashioned Mud Hole and Lilly Pads to name a just a few. Visit www.aceraft.com for additional information.

 

August 3 -7, 2016
Annual Appalachian String Band Festival
A five day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and a hymn-sing. West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3000 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.  .  Additional info www.wvculture/stringband/
Camp Washington Carver -  Clifftop, WV  25381  /  Phone : 304-438-3005

 

August 12-21, 2016
State Fair of West Virginia
Family fun & entertainment. 5-star agricultural event. Livestock, exhibits, carnival, concerts, entertainment, great food & more! Major credit cards accepted. Additional info: www.statefairofwv.com

 

August 20, 2016
New River Gorgeous Trail Run
Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 15th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. There are three race options – all the courses wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River and the historic town of Thurmond. And yes, prizes are awarded.  Starting at $20 For additional information visit www.aceraft.com

 

August 26-28, 2016   
Appalachian Festival - Beckley, WV
The 19th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!  Additional info: wwwappalachianfestival.net/

 

September 3, 2016
Party in the Holler
Join us this Labor Day weekend for a concert on Wonderland Mountain. Featuring your favorite Americana artists this show will have you stompin your feet to the beat. Stay tuned for lineup announcements coming soon.  Additional information www.aceraft.com

 

September 17, 2016
Fall Festival at Camp Creek
Includes Old Time & Bluegrass music and pig roast. Food concessions will be sold by the Camp Creek State Park & Forest Foundation. Free Admission for Music. Great family entertainment.  For additional information visit www.campcreekstatepark.com

 

Oct. 15, 2016
Official Bridge Day 2016
Catch the BASE jumpers leaping 800+ feet into the New River Gorge below, or being launched by the Human Catapult! Rappelling, skydiving, and more adventure abound. Additional info: www.officialbridgeday.com


Hemlock Haven Cabins
Mallard Road Hico, WV 25854
Phone: 304-575-1260