Submitted by Mona Mesereau
Mesereau Travel Public Relations
FAYETTEVILLE – More people would think about all-inclusive packages if they did not have to pay for activities they don’t plan to participate in. That’s why resort Adventures on the Gorge offers customizable two-, three- and four-night Explore the Gorge all-inclusive style packages featuring “Action Packed” and “More Relaxed” options.
“While we see plenty of families or small groups where everybody cannot get enough adventure, there are many more who would just as soon split up for the day while one person heads to the pool and the other is riding Class V rapids on the river,” said Dave Arnold, resort co-founder and vice president of public relations and strategic partnerships. “That’s why we developed two options that help us to achieve our goal of ‘Leading the World Outdoors.’”
Available Memorial Day through Labor Day, the multiple-night Explore the Gorge packages combine adventure activities like rafting, stand up paddleboarding, zip lining, aerial adventures, kayaking, rock climbing and paintball with lodging and some meals. The number of adventures and meals depends upon the package chosen.
Lodging choices include multi-bedroom deluxe cabins with private hot tubs and several other cabin options, hotel suites and campsites. AOTG offers three restaurants as well as two popular bars.
Guests can also enjoy the resort’s full range of offerings, which include live music four nights a week and free activities such as disc golf, a playground and the 3,000-square-foot Canyon Falls swimming pool, with elaborate rock formations and waterfalls reflecting the resort’s picturesque setting on the rim of the New River Gorge National River. Both Explore the Gorge all-inclusive style vacation packages represent the very best vacation value available.
For a day of adventure, guests can choose a full-day activity like river rafting, Kids Camp or guided rock climbing. All full-day adventures include lunch. Guests can also choose a bonus evening adventure for each full-day on their package such as rappelling, kayaking and Fat Kat tours.
Half-day adventures – up to two per day – include stand-up paddleboarding, Bridge Walk, guided mountain biking, Gravity Zip Lines, TreeTops Canopy Tours and paintball. Half-day adventures also can be upgraded. A complete list of adventures is available online.
How to Design Your Own Adventure Vacation
When designing their Explore the Gorge packages, guests first choose the number of days of adventure and lodging preferences. Next, they choose their adventures, which are categorized by the length of time to complete the activity. Reservations sales agents are available to help guests make the best choices of adventures and lodging.
All packages are priced per person and do not include taxes or gratuities. The prices quoted below do not include lodging which is calculated separately on a per night basis and discounted 15 percent when combined with an all-inclusive package. With a wide range of accommodations starting at $49 for platform tents and $89 for cabins, most any budget can be met. Alcohol is not included in the meals. All full-day adventures include lunch. Children 12 and under save $50-100 on the per person rates.
Action Packed Explore the Gorge Packages
Action Packed packages start at $379 per adult, and they include daily non-stop action. For example, a three-day package could include one day with a full-day adventure, one day with two half-day adventures and one day with a half-day adventure and a fun evening adventure, plus three nights of lodging, three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners.
More Relaxed Explore the Gorge Packages
More Relaxed packages start at $289 per adult. A two-day vacation includes one and one-half days of action and a half day of relaxing along with two nights of lodging, two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner. A four-day vacation includes three days of action and one day of relaxing, plus four nights of lodging, three breakfasts and two dinners.
National Park Location
Located on the New River Gorge in near the town of Fayetteville, Adventures on the Gorge is within a three-national park region called the National Parks of Southern West Virginia. The parks include the New River Gorge National River, encompassing more than 70,000 acres of land along 53 miles of the New River; the Gauley River National Recreation Area, including 25 miles of the Gauley River, and the Bluestone National Scenic River, a 10.5-mile section of unspoiled and protected river that is a haven for a vast array of plants and animals.
To book adventures, accommodations or packages, call 1-855-379-8738. Travelers can find out more about Adventures on the Gorge and learn about specials and other offers by connecting on Facebook or Twitter, signing up for AOTG e-newsletter or following the AOTG blog.
More about Adventures on the Gorge
In 2017, Adventures on the Gorge was named one of the top six adventure resorts in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The resort is located on more than 250 acres along the rim of the majestic New River Gorge near Fayetteville, W.Va. and provides an array of outdoor experiences including whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers; an aerial adventure park, two zip line courses; rock climbing; rappelling; kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, fishing, mountain biking and hiking. There are also restaurants, bars and shops.