Deals and Specials - Rustic or Deluxe
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
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.
- 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
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/
October 11 & 12, 1013
On Columbus Day weekend (October 5 and 6), teams comprised of people from all branches of the U.S. military will test their mettle on the proving grounds of southern West Virginia. Two days, 50-miles plus, of mud-slinging, trail-hiking, mountain bike-riding, raft-paddling competition determine which team has the will to finish strong and top the field. An 8k run and rafting on the Gauley River highlight the first day of competition. Mountain biking, inflatable kayaking and a mountain hike rounds out the second and final day. Hang out and watch or represent your branch in this year's Wilderness Challenge. Lodging and adventure specials available for participants.