Apr
26
Trail Maintenance
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014

Trail Maintenance Weekend

April 26-27, 2014

trail-maintananceWhat 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.

May
03
Rockin´ River Weekends
Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Sunday, May 04, 2014

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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Lawless Brown Band

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!

Lawless Brown Band

A local supergroup with over a century of combined professional gigging experience: Lawless Brown can only be described as a powerhouse. Their progressive take on funk, reggae, rock, and soul is punctuated with trademark precision and a booming anthem sound. Tight, complex rhythms, golden horn melodies, and screaming solo breaks all brought together with profound lyricism and songwriting makes Lawless Brown a sonic force, guaranteed to get the crowd moving.

May
10
Rockin´ River Weekends
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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The Wild Rumpus Band

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!

The Wild Rumpus – Appalachian Stompgrass.  Influences range from bluegrass, blues, punk, folk and old country.  They may lead off with a high energy mountain romp, go to an old time bluegrass burner, to a reggae influenced mountain story and then a blues lament on regret.  Shared the stage with Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Seeger, The Hackensaw Boys, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Tim O’Brien, Johnson’s Crossroad, Old Crow Medicine Show and others…

www.thewildrumpus.com

May
17
Rockin´ River Weekends
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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The Boatman Band

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!

The Boatmen – easily viewed as bluegrass, rock-grass or a new-grass outfit. With diverse instrumentation and the right blend of soaring harmony overtop of moonshine anthems, they have created a niche all their own.  Americana Soulgrass.

www.facebook.com/theboatmen

May
24
Rockin´ River Weekends
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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Johnson's Crossroad

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!


Johnson's Crossroad - has been described by friends and fans as everything from Appalachian Soul" to "Hillbilly Metal." The band blends blues, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and Appalachian Old Time for a sound that The Daily Times’ Steve Wildsmith calls “both mournful and jubilant, breezy and graveyard serious.” He goes on to comment that frontman Paul Johnson’s voice “barely rises above a growl, but he stretches that sound to encompass the experience of a train-hopping hobo and the wisdom of an old man recalling loves lost and wars fought from the porch of a backwoods cabin.” Their 2011 album Mockingbird puts songwriter Paul Johnson in line with names like Guy Clark or Zac Brown and his powerful voice evokes memories of folk stars like Taj Mahal or Burl Ives. The Wilmington Star News describes, “It's gruff and easygoing, like a mix of Tom Waits and Ben Knox Miller of The Low Anthem.“ AmericanaUK exclaims, “With ‘Mockingbird’ Johnson’s Crossroad seem to have just proved themselves to be one of the finest Roots rockers around right now.” The album was voted the #7 Regional albums of 2012 by WNCW! The sincerity of Johnson’s songs and simplicity of his lyrics make you want to pour a brew, put your feet up or head to the hills. Asheville’s Bold Life call the band a “treat to see live” and says that, “Paul Johnson has a knack for creating powerful visuals with straightforward lyrics.” Dobro, mandolin and fiddle back up Johnson’s clean lyrics on some, other times its simple finger picking to a folksong. "I like to keep the words simple," said Paul Johnson. "I try and follow Hank Williams as much as possible, let the words tell the story and the music back it up," Johnson said. His inspiration is simple yet intently focused. "I was born in the mountains of West Virginia, I've always been in the mountains all my life,” said Johnson who now calls Asheville, NC home.

 

 

May
25
Rockin´ River Weekends

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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Rockin' River Weekends in May

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The Wild Rumpus Band

After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!

The Wild Rumpus – Appalachian Stompgrass.  Influences range from bluegrass, blues, punk, folk and old country.  They may lead off with a high energy mountain romp, go to an old time bluegrass burner, to a reggae influenced mountain story and then a blues lament on regret.  Shared the stage with Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Mike Seeger, The Hackensaw Boys, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Tim O’Brien, Johnson’s Crossroad, Old Crow Medicine Show and others…

www.thewildrumpus.com

 

May
31
Rockin´ River Weekends
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014

Rockin' River Weekends in May

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After a few months trapped inside, that irritability and restlessness that you are likely experiencing could be cabin fever. The only sure cure for this condition is a strong dose of “aqua therapy”. ACE is an expert at this technique and has the perfect solution to a whole new you -- Rockin’ River Weekends coming in May.

Imagine it… a beautiful spring day on the mighty New River, busting thru some of the best whitewater of the year. Back to camp for some kickin’ jams by a select group of musicians. Add a libation to the evening mix to alleviate any lingering tension still hanging on. Add you’re back and ready for whatever life throws your way!

  • 2 Nights of camping
  • Lower New full day, 16' raft
  • 1 Grilled Riverside lunch, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Live Entertainment every Saturday Night

May $149 Per Person
Adult value $206 - you save 28% ($56) + Live Entertainment + big water!
May 1st - June 2nd

Don't forget, you can upgrade to a High Adventure 14' raft for just $10 per person! Our most popular boat size!

Jun
06
ACE Mountain Music Festival
Friday, June 06, 2014 - Saturday, June 07, 2014

Mountain Music Festival

June 6-7, 2014

yomama2-webYes. You read the headline correctly. We're happy to announce our very first Music Festival! Sure, you could stay at home with your 3D high-def TV, YouTube streaming from your lap top, smart phone and tablet a never know why you should go to this music festival.

Well, I'll tell you why -- because seeing live music is still at the heart of a musical experience. And seeing it live at a venue like ACE means it's much more than just your average festival. It's a "Music Festivacation." Like it? We're coining our own word on this one folks because "music festival" just doesn't cut it.

Where else can you experience the the east's best whitewater, rock climb, zip lining and a dozen other outdoor adventures during the day and dance under the stars to an amazing festival lineup at night? No where... that's where. Come. Play. Dance

LINE UP

The Wood Brothers
Keller Williams
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Spiritual Rez
Big Something
Brainchild
More to be announced...

Check out www.mountainmusicfestwv.com for tickets and more info!

Jul
05
Blob Competition

 

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Gather at the ACE Adventure Play Park on Saurday, July 5th, 2014 for the 5th 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 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 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

Check Out the competition:

Aug
23
New River Gorgeous Trail Run and Hike

New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 23, 2014New River Gorge-ous Logo 2014

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 13th 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.

Pre-register online.

Registration Fees
Half Marathon Run: $30
7.5-mile Run: $20
5.0-mile Walk: $15
Race Day Registration: add $5

Race Day Itinerary:
8:00 am – 9:30 am – race day registration and packet pick up
10:00 am – prerace meeting
10:30 – race start
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – burrito luncheon for all racers
1:30 pm – awards ceremony

Prize Purse & Racer Perks:

•   Cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners for men and women in both the half-marathon and 7-mile races
•    Half-Marathon - medals awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each division
•    7-Miler - medals awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each division
•    Walkers – medals awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners
•    All racers (runners and walkers) are included in the gear raffle
•    The first 150 registrants will receive the 13th Annual commemorative t-shirt
•    All racers can enjoy ACE’s signature burrito luncheon - come with an appetite

Free camping for all racers Bring along the family and enjoy some of ACE's great activities like whitewater rafting, zip-lining or the Adventure Park and Lake. ACE provides free camping to racers so make a weekend of it. We also have a full menu of deluxe lodging options with outdoor hot tubs that are perfect for soaking those sore muscles after the race.

Race Results and Deals: