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

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017


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!

 

February  11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tamarack
Funny Foodies, Comedy Dinner @ Tamarack Visit www.tamarackwv.com for details


February 25, 2017  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater @ Pipestem Spa and Event Center
Murder at the Bunny Tail Mansion . . . Lou Heffner is hosting a Mardi Gras Party at his Bunny Tail Mansion and you are invited!  Doors open at 6pm – Dinner and entertainment. Solve the mystery and compete to win a prize. Mardi Gras wardrobe is optional. Performed by:  Murder and Merriment – An interactive murder mystery theatre troupe.  Reservations required.

 

February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras Celebration at The Irish Pub
109 East Washington St,  Lewisburg, WV 
The annual Mardi Gras Celebration at The Irish Pub! Come on out to eat some New Orleans food, listen to some good music and live it up with us starting at 3pm to 5:00pm

 

March 4, 2017
Murder in Margaritaville Mystery Dinner
Adventures on the Gorge  Chestnutburg  Road, Lansing, WV
Somewhere in the tropics between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder you'll find that murder meets mayhem and the intrigue begins! You'll be searching for much more than your long lost shaker of salt.  6:30pm-10:00pm  $40/person. Call us to reserve your character:  855-379-8738

 

March 4, 2017
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.  See Birding surveys at Pipestem Information.  304-466-1800 x 344

March 12, 2017
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 7:30pm.  There is no charge to participate.
Contact: 304-456-4300


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.  Visit : www.wvpower.com for schedule

 

March 24, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TIME FOR THREE Eclectic Musical Trio
Woodrow Wilson HS Auditorium
Beckley, WV
This trio, Time For Three, defies any traditional genre classification. Comprised of Ranaan Meyer, Nicolas (Nick) Kendall and Charles Yang, the trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, creating ingenious arrangements that draw on bluegrass, folk and rock.

 

March 24, 25, 31,  April 1,2, 7,9, 2017
Historic Fayette Theater
115 South Court St.  Fayetteville
Princess Whatsername
Please note! The evening performances for this show begin at an earlier time than usual. Evening shows for Princess Whatsername will begin at 7 pm 
In this play, classic fairy-tales are mixed with comedy, music , mystery and adventure.  It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone.  But when she wakes, she can’t remember  where she’s from, how she got here or even her own name!  She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way — Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin,  Cinderella and Rapunzel to name a few.  Some are helpful, some are dangerous and some are just plain weird, but all help our young girl learn her true identity as a princess.  As with any good fairy tale, there’s also a prince!   A rocking musical score adds even more fun to new takes on the stories everyone loves. 

 

April 1, 2017
A Royal Tea       
Lewis Community Center,  
Oak Hill, WV    1-2:30 pm or 2:30-4 pm
Join your favorite princesses and storybook characters in a special afternoon tea. Tickets are $10.00 for each child and parents attend free. Please contact the theater for reservations. 

 

April 08, 2017
Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
In historic Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia.  11:00am-4:00pm
Mark your calendar NOW for the Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival 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

 

 

April 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
MOUNTAINSIDE BAROQUE
Woodrow Wilson HS Auditorium
Beckley, WV
 Established in 2011 by co-directors Ryan Mullaney and Lyle Nordstrom,Mountainside Baroque performances feature some of the finest professional musicians and specialists from across the country.
They are known for their excellent performances of music written before 1800 and the use of reproductions of instruments of that time. One of the hallmarks of Mountainside Baroque concerts is a consistent commitment to historically informed performance and the use of reproductions of instruments of the time, including lute, the orbo, recorder, viola da gamba, harpsichord, Baroque oboe, flute and bassoon, and Baroque violin, viola and cello.


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 11, 2017
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 8:30pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

April 15, 2017 8:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St Fayetteville
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Highlighting the best adventure sports films of the year, this fun high-energy evening will fuel your passion for action, and ignite your sense of adventure.
TAFF is $10 Tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nrac-presents-the-tahoe-adventure-film-fest-in-fayetteville-wv-tickets-31974244827

 

April 22, 2017
Historic Fayette Theater
Big, Fun Family Talent Show
Join us for a lively and dynamic evening of entertainment featuring Fayette County's most talented families. Admission is $5.00. Sponsored by Fayette County National Bank.  

 

April 29, 2017
WV Craft Brew Festival
State Fairgrounds    891 Maplewood Ave, Fairlea, WV 24901 304-645-1090
Join us for a full day filled with West Virginia Craft Breweries, a food truck rodeo and live music. This event will also have special workshops on beer and food pairings, home brew and the importance of agriculture in the brewing process.
Breweries entered in this event will be judged by certified BJCP judges. Winners will earn the title of “Best Beer at the West Virginia Brew Festival” and take home the first-ever traveling trophy.
Ticket Prices:
· $30 advanced (includes 8 – 4 oz. tastings)
· $50 VIP ticket, includes special parking early entrance to event and special tastings
· $15 designated driver ticket
*Add $5.00 to all tickets purchased at the gate

 

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

 

May 1-6, 2017
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

 

May 5,6,7,12,13,14, 2017  8:00PM  Sundays 2:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St Fayetteville
Sylvia   
Sylvia is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.  The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. A howlingly funny comedy that is both funny and poignant.

 

May 10, 2017 8:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St  Fayetteville
WVU Highstreet Jazz Band    
The WVU HIghstreet Jazz Band performsin schools around the state. Consisting of college music majors, the perform Dixieland style jazz music and hope to instill the love of jazz in audiences of all ages. All seats $5.00.

 

May 10, 2017
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 9:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

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!

 

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 with games from April through September. Visit : www.wvpower.com for schedule.

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Sstadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

May 20, 2017 8:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St  Fayetteville


Appalachian Outdoor Film Festival        
The Appalachian Outdoor Film Festival isn't just a fundraiser. It's a LOVE raiser! Love for life in Appalachia, love for film & love for outdoor adventure. 
AOFF is $11 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets go on sale April 1.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nrac-presents-the-appalachian-outdoor-film-festival

 

May 27, 2017
Wonderland Mountain Challenge
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.  Starting at $20  Visit www.aceraft.com for details.

 

June  1 -3 2017
Mountain Music Festival
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 9, 2017
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 9:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

June 15-18, 2017 
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

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Stadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

July 1, 2017
Big Air Blob Competition!
Gather at the ACE Adventure Play Park for the 6th Annual Big Air Blob Competition.
FREE with purchase of Wonderland Water Park Pass!  Visit www.aceraft.com for details.

 

July 3-9, 2017
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 9, 2017
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 9:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

WV Miners Baseball
Linda Kay Epling Stadium 200 Stadium Drive, Beckley, WV
Visit: www.wvminersbaseball.com for schedule

 

July 14-15, 2017
The Friends of Caol Auto Fair
One of the state's premier car show and festivals.  Held on the spacious grounds of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley, West Virginia, the show features hundreds of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, motorcycles, tuners, and trucks from all years. Additionally you will find arts and crafts vendors, local business representatives, and food vendors. The event is concluded with a Saturday Night Concert featuring musical performances by  well-known performers and up & coming future stars.

  

August 2-6, 2017
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 5, 2017
Gritty Chix Mud Run
The 4th 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

 

August  7, 2017
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 9:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

August 10-19, 2017
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 19, 2017
New River Gorgeous Trail Run
Join ACE Adventure  Resort  for the 16th 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
Visit:  www.aceraft.com for information

 

August 26-27, 2017
Spartan US Championship Race
Visit Spartan.com or summitbsa.org for information

 

September 6, 2017
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 9:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

September 9, 2017
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 8:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am -  September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Country Roads Festival
Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted, WV
Enjoy arts & crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.

 

September 22,23,24,29,30  October 1,2, 2017 8:00PM  Sundays 2:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St  Fayetteville
Belles                                   
Told in "two acts and forty-five phone calls," Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone and come to terms with their family history.

 

October 4, 2017  7J)PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St  Fayetteville
2017 Video Boaters Challenge

               

October 5, 2017
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 7:30pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

October 27, 28, 2017
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court ST  Fayetteville
A Night of Poe-etry Readers Theater           
Edgar Allen Poe was the master of suspense and the macabre. His poems and stories, presented in dramatic readings, will provide a spooky evening of entertainment. Admission $5.00

 

October 21, 2017
Official Bridge Day 2017
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

 

October 28, 2017
5k Zombie Run
Get ready to run for your life as zombies have been unleashed at ACE Adventure Resort this Halloween. Compete in a 5k run where you will encounter obstacles and the undead ready to eat your brains. Can you escape the feeding frenzy and finish the race or will you end up becoming a zombie yourself? Prizes for the top finishers who survive the course.  Visit: www.aceraft.com for additional  information.

 

November 4, 2017
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 7:00pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

November 24,25,26,30  December 1,2, 2017  8:00PM  Sundays 2:00PM
Historic Fayette Theater
115 Court St  Fayetteville
2017 Christmas Show TBA      
Visit  www.historic fayettetheater.com for additional information  
                                               

December 3, 2017
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 6:30pm.  There is no charge to participate.   Contact: 304-456-4300

 

 

 

 

 


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