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Windstar Cruises Retrofits Fleet with HEPA filters and UV-C Light – Partners with University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Center

SEATTLE, Wash. -- To address health concerns brought on by the pandemic, Windstar Cruises has committed to a holistic Beyond Ordinary Care program and will retrofit its fleet of six yachts with hospital-grade HEPA filters, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and will employ a safe sanitization formula used in health care settings. A new partnership with the epidemiology department at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Center provides ongoing guidance.

"We are taking extensive measures and making multi-million-dollar investments to operate our yachts more safely in this new environment," said Windstar Cruises CEO Andrew Todd. "Building upon Windstar's 180 degrees from ordinary service, the Beyond Ordinary Care program implements a layered system of science-led best practices aimed at keeping everyone aboard healthy."

For additional guidance on combatting illnesses, Windstar connected with the epidemiology department at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Center, known for its work and expertise in infectious disease epidemiology. The collaboration aims to implement appropriate layers of protection to create a safe experience for guests on Windstar's yachts.

"Windstar's holistic approach has multiple layers of safety at hospital grade standards, and when combined with responsible hygiene practices from guests, it's the safest environment achievable with tech and science as we know it today," said Dr. Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at University of Colorado Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Center. "When you're sailing on a Windstar yacht, your biggest worry should be how to avoid a sunburn, not getting COVID-19."

Windstar is making significant investments and major operational adjustments to meet the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and global governmental and public health guidance. Enhanced cleaning protocols on board include crew dedicated to frequent cleaning with special attention to high touch points and public areas. Going further, the Beyond Ordinary Care program employs proven technology and the highest-standard cleaning methods in combination with each other, as follows:

1. Install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to filter the air on board
Current CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities recommend HEPA filtration for recirculated air from patient isolation rooms in hospitals. These filters are being installed in the HVAC systems on all Windstar yachts.

2. Add yet another layer to sanitize/disinfect the HEPA-filtered air with UV-C light for germicidal irradiation
Once air has moved through the HEPA filtration system, there is an opportunity to "zap" the air with UV-C light (also called germicidal irradiation) before the air recirculates on the ship. When air passes the UV-C light, microbes such as bacteria and viruses not trapped in the HEPA filter will be destroyed. Germicidal irradiation is a solution that has been proven to kill coronaviruses.

3. Use EvaClean with PurTab for disinfecting surfaces via sprayers
In addition to an elevated frequency of cleaning, sanitizing provides another layer of safety. This EPA-approved powerful sanitizer utilizes a safe and effective formula for disinfecting all types of hard and soft surfaces throughout the ship including guest rooms, crew spaces, and all public spaces. It has been used for everything from lower-level sanitization required for food-contact surfaces to powerful infection control used in health care settings.

CEO Todd stressed that the cruise line, working with health experts and following the guidelines of the CDC, has carefully chosen cleaning and sanitation methods that have been shown to be effective against coronaviruses, as well as many other illness-causing microorganisms. These systems, in combination with an abundance of other prevention and mitigation steps, and diligence on behalf of guests, give Todd and Windstar Cruises confidence to sail the Windstar fleet in this challenging environment.

"Windstar operates small yachts that visit ports and waterways that large cruise ships simply can't access," said Todd. "There are major advantages to smaller ships besides less tonnage and passengers. Let's face it, cleaning and purifying a 342-passenger ship is logistically easier than a 5,000 passenger 'city at sea.'"

As part of the multi-layered approach, new pre-trip protocols for guests include a pre-departure questionnaire, and a request to wear masks when traveling to and from the ships. Each guest will receive a health screening prior to embarkation. Staggered arrival and departure times at check-in and disembarkation in ports will reinforce proper social distancing between guests.

Once on board, guests will find personalized service by dining staff in all venues, expanded dining times and seating arranged to provide more space between diners. The popular outdoor, top-deck BBQ will still be held with crew on hand to serve guests. Additional al fresco restaurants and complimentary room service (main restaurant dinner menu available via room service) increase dining options for all. Main dining venues will operate at 65 percent capacity, while specialty venues will operate at 60 percent. Crew, who will also be COVID-19 (PCR) tested before joining their assignment, will wear masks and instead of the usual embrace or handshake, look for the new "Windstar Wave" hand signal - a W made with one's index fingers and thumbs. Temperature measurements will be required twice daily for crew.

Safety standards established on board will carry over to shore-side experiences. Tenders, motor coaches and smaller boats will operate at 50 percent capacity and will be cleaned between each use. Windstar will also expand medical staff on board, as well as increase crew training in cleaning practices, social distancing, and emergency response protocols. As more becomes known about the COVID-19 virus, Windstar's policies will evolve. Information will be shared with crew and training ongoing.

Windstar operates a fleet of six small yachts carrying from 148 to 342 guests and is known for visiting small ports and hidden harbors around the world. Ports will be continually evaluated for safety and changes made as necessary. The 148-guest Wind Spirit will be its first yacht to resume sailing on September 10, 2020 in Tahiti. Other Windstar yachts will start cruising in the Mediterranean in October and the Caribbean in November, while other ships will come online in 2021 following scheduled major renovations.

For updated information, reservations, and itineraries, visit https://www.windstarcruises.com/.

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Pennsylvania Becomes Home to Brand New ‘COVID-Friendly’ Physical and Spiritual Adventure

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. -- Co-owners Cody Meassick and Chris Paradysz present the opening of Adventure Explorations, a multi-disciplined, concierge adventure company using top-notch gear and guides to create custom experiences. With discovery at its heart, adventure creates extraordinary moments of clarity, truth and connection, making Adventure Explorations a safe, timely answer to the increasingly disconnected, fractured age of COVID-19. The experience is launching July 8 in Boiling Springs, Pa.

Adventure Explorations includes rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, fly and spinner-fishing, Italian cycling, hiking, touring and team-building exercises. The adventures are all-inclusive, including gear, guides, gourmet meals, drinks and safety equipment. Adventures range between $125 and $400 per person for a four- or eight-hour experience.

"Both Chris and I felt so strongly that we were in a moment that people needed to reconnect with their own truths and their own needs," said Cody Meassick, who also serves as the company's lead guide. "We believe that nature and exploration can provide that unlike anything else."

Adventures are guided privately and conducted in groups of six or less. With comprehensive COVID-19 guidelines in place, Adventure Explorations uses a combination of both masks and social distancing to ensure maximum safety of both clients and company partners. Soon they'll have a limited line of products, including masks, available for sale on the AE website and sold directly.

Because Adventure Exploration's service is concierge-level and specialized, they create customized adventures and accommodations for participants wishing to create their own day of fun and relaxation. Others may wish to dig in deeper to develop grit and get some exercise, while still others will use the opportunity to learn about new hobbies and possibilities. For those looking for solitude and reflection without the physical activity, the company also offers a meditative experience. Accommodations are available for individuals with physical limitations and those who lack athletic experience.

"Adventure Explorations creates adventures for everyone, no exceptions," said Chris Paradysz. "We are a fully inclusive company and believe that each person has their own needs and desires: we are simply the bridge and connection between this and possibility."

Those interested in learning about an adventure or to sign up for newsletter updates may visit https://www.adventureexplorations.com/ for more information.

Bookings can be made at (240)394-0442 or by emailing cody@adventureexplorations.com.

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Significant Changes in Airline Pet Travel Options: Company Offers Safe Alternative

TUCSON, Ariz. -- 25 years ago, when Happy Tails Travel began shipping pets by air, it was a simple process with many flight options and minimal restrictions. Slowly the requirements increased. This is especially true over the past 2 years, during which time many airlines suspended flying pets for a period of time to improve pet safety and decrease airline liability. These changes continue to rise.

The onset of the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, has sent flights for pets to the lowest point ever, with minimal options. As many airlines have significantly reduced flights for people, this has greatly impacted pets flying as live animal manifested cargo. Pets arrive at airports to be turned away and their owners are frantic to find a way to get their pet to their new home, adopt a pet, get their new puppy from the breeder and more.

The options become even more restricted during the summer, as airlines have very strict temperature guidelines for pets to fly.

The demand for an alternative to air travel is unprecedented. People who have always flown their pets may not be able to at this time or may be concerned about meeting qualifications including: the size or breed of pets, temperatures, or lack of direct flight options. To meet the need and demand, two years ago, Happy Tails Travel started developing a solid business model of private, customized ground travel throughout the contiguous United States.

"Pet travel by air was the only service we offered for 23 years as it was a great way to get pets to their new home safely and quickly," says Bridget Monrad, owner of Happy Tails Travel. "However, with flight changes, people's decreased interest in airline travel for pets, and to offer a service with fewer moving pieces, we decided to branch out to offer an alternative service for pet parent needs."

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact our lives in many ways, the trickle-down effect will continue for years. Changes are everywhere on how we will continue with life. One thing that will not change is the need for people to move to new homes and their love for their pets and desire to do what is best for them.

Learn more at: https://www.happytailstravel.com/

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Hampton Inn San Antonio-Northwoods Reopens June 15 – Centrally Located Hotel Anticipates Exciting Summer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Hampton Inn San Antonio-Northwoods, located at 2127 Gold Canyon Drive San Antonio, Texas, announced Friday it will resume operations following the Coronavirus shutdown. The Hilton branded hotel will open its doors on Monday, June 15 and offer discounted room rates to travelers eager to explore the summer activities in San Antonio.

Located in the vicinity of Stone Oak near the intersection of Highway 281 and Loop 1604, this hotel provides easy access to Six Flags, Schlitterbahn, downtown San Antonio and the Riverwalk as well as the San Antonio International Airport.

Earlier this month, Hilton announced its new partnership with RB/Lysol and the Mayo Clinic to elevate hotel cleanliness in all Hilton hotels.

The Hilton CleanStay with Lysol program uses a trusted scientific approach to cleaning practices and product offerings. Guests can feel comfortable that their experience will provide high levels of cleanliness so they can focus on what is important - having fun in the Texas sun!

"We are thrilled to re-open our doors to kick off the summer season here in San Antonio," states hotel General Manager, Margie Cooper. "Providing a great experience to our guests remains our top priority."

About the Hampton Inn San Antonio Northwoods:

The Hampton Inn by Hilton San Antonio Northwoods is located near the intersection of Highway 281 and Loop 1604 in the Northwoods Shopping District near Stone Oak. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, WI-FI, and parking daily as well as convenient access to all of San Antonio's best activities, restaurants, and landmarks.

Website: http://www.hilton.com/SATHH

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California-based Travel Company Well Poised for Wholesale Travel Growth

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Serenity Time, a private wholesale travel platform, is starting to see a big upswing in consumer interest to travel again. Travel searches and increased booking activity appear to be a sign of things to come.

"Post-pandemic, people are really looking forward to getting out of their houses and experiencing new things again," Derek Gough, president, Serenity Time, says. "It's times like these that make people realize what's truly important in their lives. Spending time with loved ones is almost always at the top of everyone's list."

According to Gough, some of the greatest discounts and deals the travel industry has seen in a long time will deliver amazing opportunities for travelers in the years to come.

And, Serenity Time is set up for success. It provides its members direct access to wholesale travel and guaranteed lowest pricing on all major forms of travel including hotels, private residences and cruising as well as access to timeshare resorts without the need for ownership or annual maintenance fees.

"True wholesale" pricing is delivered by eliminating middlemen and the pricing markups required to support billion-dollar advertising budgets. Serenity Time prides itself on a commitment to continually listen to customer feedback while providing top-notch customer service to its members at prices guaranteed to be lower than all public travel sites.

Gough says that there's a hidden world of "true wholesale" travel opportunities to be had and they've figured out how to make them available to consumers. In fact, he's convinced that once people understand the system that they will never look at travel the same way again.

To learn more, visit: https://serenitytime.world

About Serenity Time

For more than 25 years, Serenity Time and its partners have formed alliances throughout the wholesale travel industry. These alliance partnerships allow its members access to wholesale travel pricing typically unavailable to the general public.

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Running Of The Bulls Only Sorta Canceled Due To Pandemic – 14th rendition of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans changes format, again

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Nola Bulls, LLC has found a way to carry on the fun of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans with an online gathering of amigos.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of legal gatherings of more than 10 people, the organizers and brain trust of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans have opted for an online fiesta. On Saturday July 11, 2020 all are invited to join the team as they present a way to revel with the friends they normally see each year, but cannot due to the virus.

Annually since 2007 people have come from around the globe to enjoy the company of friends and the gorings of our Virtual Bulls, aka RollerBulls(tm). The team had to be creative in order to bring the fun and festive feeling of SFNO to their loyal fans. Notify your friends and schedule a socially distant/approved way to join in.

Back in 2007 some friends dreamt up the idea of recreating the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain by replacing the four-legged bovines with two-legged RollerBulls played by the Big Easy Rollergirls roller derby team. What has occurred since is nothing short of amazing. Each year hundreds of roller derby skaters (aka RollerBulls) from around the globe chase down and whoop willing runners through the streets of New Orleans. It's all part of a great three-day fiesta.

The three-day event that usually spans many blocks and venues in the city of New Orleans will be shortened to a few hours, but expanded to venues around the world. Entry to this virtual wonderland is available via www.nolabulls.com.

Look for performances from our beloved local groups and bands as well as some introductions to fans that come annually to enjoy our beloved city and this wacky fiesta.

Nola Bulls, LLC was founded in 2007 and is a provider and promoter of entertainment and cultural events in the New Orleans Area: Improving New Orleans one festival at a time. SFNO helps raise money for two local charities, visit https://www.bethsfriendsforever.org/ and http://bigeasyanimalrescue.org/ for info on these.

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For more information on the event, and a link to registration, visit http://www.nolabulls.com/

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Maryland Food Truck Week 2020 Will Roll Out in July

BALTIMORE, Md. -- After many weeks of reflection, we made the decision to uphold Maryland Food Truck Week's dates to July 10 - 26, 2020, event organizer Au Jus Solutions, announced today. Since Maryland entered a State of Emergency and Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, Food Trucks, who are essential businesses, never truly stopped operating.

When business parks shut down, Food Trucks started to focus on helping front line workers by delivering freshly cooked hot meals to hospitals and first responders. Soon enough, all large-scale events were canceled or postponed but it did not stop the creativity of food truckers who realized that the need was now in the heart of our communities. While Marylanders were flattening the curve, Food Trucks started to set up in neighborhoods to offer more food options to residents.

"COVID-19 Pandemic truly shows the resilience of the food truck industry and its capacity to adapt to any situation in order to continue their mission of serving the community," declared Willy Dely, founder and owner of Au Jus Solutions, a Baltimore-based food and beverage consulting agency which has been organizing Maryland Food Truck Week since 2016.

The 2020 edition of Maryland Food Truck Week is presented by the Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association [MDMFVA].

"As an industry that relied heavily on catering to the masses, we suddenly had to find alternative methods to survive the pandemic and care for our families; being mobile was one of our assets, but it quickly became our downfall when it came to COVID-19's new ways of life," said Nicole Youse, President of the MDMFVA and Chef/Owner of Crossroads Bistro.

She added: "As the president of the MDMFVA, I have never been more proud to be a part of this industry and see the good the members, my competitors, my comrades, and my family are doing in this 'new' world. I was nervous about the decimation of our industry in the beginning, but I have been proven wrong, and have never been more excited to see where we take the industry from here!"

This season again, Maryland Food Truck Week benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. "In 2019, we raised $2,631.25 for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland," said Dely. He added, "What Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland does is incredible and benefit the local community so much. Giving back to them is the minimum we can do to help them, especially during these difficult times."

The mission of Meals on Wheels is to enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services, which is even more important during these uncertain times.

"Since March 17th, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland has produced, packed, and delivered over 500,000 nutritious, ready-to-heat and eat meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable populations who are without access to food," said Stephanie Archer-Smith, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of central Maryland. She added: "We quickly expanded our meal volume from 25,000 meals weekly to over 75,000 meals. The need for our services has continued to rise, with no foreseeable decline. We are all being called to do more, and we are answering that call with extraordinary effort, commitment and grace."

This edition of Maryland Food Truck Week will most certainly be different from past years as it will not be celebrated with large gatherings of food trucks and people. But this is the perfect opportunity to showcase the vast diversity of the industry with even more neighborhoods to visits as it is expected around 15 daily food truck spots to visit, throughout central Maryland.

All food trucks and locations will be posted on https://www.marylandfoodtruckweek.com/ in the next couple weeks.

During Maryland Food Truck Week, visitors will be invited to enjoy all culinary creations as well as exclusive specials, tailored for the celebration.

Like and Follow Baltimore Food Truck Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MDFoodTruckWeek

About Au Jus Solutions:

Au Jus Solutions is a Baltimore-based food and beverage consulting company offering solutions to food trucks, restaurants, foodservice and hospitality businesses. Au Jus Solutions also offers social media marketing expertise and support, PR solutions, as well as tailored hospitality-related services for corporate happenings.

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Two Local Altitude H2O Recreation Facilities To Re-Open Under The WhoaZone Brand

MADISON, Wis. -- Empire Recreation Management (ERM), the managing partner responsible for the WhoaZone brand, is pleased to announce that (2) of Altitude H2O's (AH2O) Texas facilities - Grapevine & Rosharon - are going to open in 2020 under the WhoaZone brand. The parks will still feature AH2O's signature floating obstacle course, but ERM has added some new updates and attractions that will make the facilities more fun than ever, and invite all, both young and old, to come out and see what's new.

With these two new locations, WhoaZone (https://whoa.zone/) will operate four parks; two in Texas, one in Holly, Michigan, and one in Whiting, Indiana. WhoaZone Recreation Centers offer a variety of water and land-based activities, and feature their award-winning, adrenaline-pumping floating obstacle course.

"We are proud to be bringing two of AH2O's most successful parks under the WhoaZone banner," says Ron Romens, CEO of ERM. "Our goal is to continue on the great hospitality and customer experiences that Altitude is famous for and use our industry-leading operations knowledge to make these parks even better, by making them more fun, more safe, and more consistent with the water-based family recreation experience consumers crave."

He adds, "We are excited that Altitude has given us the opportunity to expand this concept as we prepare for even more growth into 2021 and beyond."

For more information, please visit WhoaZone at https://whoa.zone/.

About WhoaZone

WhoaZone features an inflatable on-water obstacle courses that provide hours of high-energy fun for persons of all ages. With locations in Michigan, Texas, and Indiana, WhoaZone was designed to ensure every guest has an amazing experience and is the perfect attraction for those seeking over-the-top outdoor adventures, mind-blowing acrobatic thrills, and safe, yet fun, active challenges.

About Empire Recreation Management

ERM is a subsidiary of Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS). ERM is a turn-key resource that provides planning, design, installation, training and operational support to commercial recreation operators worldwide. ERM was designed to help owners maximize their investments and to help them optimize the revenue potential of their recreation facility. Learn more at: http://empirerecmgmt.com/

For more information about CRS, Empire Recreation Management, or WhoaZone please contact Jen Rice at 866-946-2966 & info@empirerecmgmt.com

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Casa Romantica Opened Gardens to Public on Friday, May 22

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning Southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened their gardens to the public on Friday, May 22, in accordance with social distancing and safety guidelines provided by the state of California.

Amy Behrens, the executive director, explained that gardens like Casa Romantica's are indispensable to community healing, offering much-needed places for respite with nature and inspiration. "We look forward to welcoming guests back to our beautiful setting where they can enjoy self-care or family time among our springtime blooms and ocean vistas."

San Clemente is a popular Southern California seaside community. Casa Romantica's gardens, with cliffside views of the Pacific Ocean and pier, have traditionally been a 'must-see' for tourists during the summer months. Casa Romantica is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and American Horticultural Society. Its gardens include several different themes, such as herbs, succulents, native plants, and a registered Monarch Waystation Butterfly Garden.

At this time only the gardens will be open, and the house remains closed for the safety of our guests. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 40 visitors per hour, with a maximum of 20 guests at any one time on Casa Romantica's 2.5-acre property to ensure safe social distancing.

Complimentary take home maps are available at the front entrance so that visitors may take self-guided tours through Casa Romantica's seaside gardens. The one-way route includes marked hand sanitizer stations. The complete course includes some stairs, but a modified route is fully accessible for visitors with special mobility needs.

The suggested donation for admission is $5, and self-service and/or non-touch methods of donation by card or cash are available at the front entrance. All proceeds support the 501(c)(3) nonprofit's preservation and programs.

While subject to current government health and safety guidelines, Casa Romantica anticipates re-opening its historic home later this summer and resuming its award-winning programming onsite for the 20-21 season. The upcoming season includes both onsite and remote modalities for participation, enabling the nonprofit to fulfill its mission for people of all ages in a manner that fits each individual's needs.

For those visiting the gardens in the coming days, masks and personal hand sanitizer will be available for purchase at the front entrance. Visit casaromantica.org for a complete listing of protocols to protect our staff and guests before visiting the gardens.

Learn more at: https://www.casaromantica.org/

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Wonderland Water Park at ACE Adventure Resort Announces Reopening Date

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort, an adventure resort based in The New River Gorge, began rafting, ziplining, and rock climbing trips last weekend, after guidance provided by the state of West Virginia was released. The resort, which encompasses 1,500 acres bordering the New River Gorge National River, announced today their plans to open their most popular attraction, Wonderland Waterpark.

Wonderland Waterpark, located in the center of ACE Adventure Resort, is a five-acre spring fed lake full of inflatable toys, including giant planets for you to spin on, water trampolines, and a waterslide that descends from a 3-story tower. The waterpark typically opens prior to Memorial Day, but was delayed this season due to COVID-19 related precautions in place by the state of West Virginia. But, with swimming pools being added to Governor Jim Justice's Week 5 Reopening Plan, ACE will begin welcoming their first guests into the waterpark for the 2020 season on May 30.

In order to ensure social distancing at Wonderland Waterpark, ACE has implemented some changes to their operating procedures.

"Our normal operating day has been innovated from top to bottom to maintain proper social distancing and to adhere to state regulations," said Haynes Mansfield, Marketing Director at ACE Adventure Resort. "Some of the major changes include a significant cap to the number of tickets sold each day, online ticket sales only, and checking the temperature of each guest upon entry."

The waterpark will allow a maximum of 240 guests per half-day session, and their restaurant will be open following the guidelines for restaurants in place by the state of West Virginia.

To celebrate the reopening of Wonderland Waterpark, season passes can be purchased for 20% off through May 31 on ACEraft.com. These passes will be valid for one year, beginning on the first date that they are used. Additionally, in conjunction with Governor Jim Justice's WVSTRONG State Parks Lodging Discount, all cabins and camping at ACE will be 30% off for instate residents though June.

For more information, please visit https://aceraft.com/

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