FORT SPRING COTTAGE

Recently renovated cottage with Greenbrier River frontage


Price :
$95,000  
ID :
516  
Bedrooms :
2  
Bathrooms :
1  

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837 or 304.645.7674


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recently renovated cottage
  • Move in ready condition
  • 960 square feet of living space with additional covered porch
  • Two bedrooms and one full bath
  • Just 10 minutes to Alderson and 25 minutes to Lewisburg and Hinton
  • Direct frontage on the Greenbrier River
  • Well and septic installed
  • Quiet neighborhood. Great place for kids to play. Great fishing right behind the cottage

COTTAGE INFORMATION

Total square feet 24′ x 40′ = 960+/- sq.ft.
Living Room 12′ x 16′
Kitchen 10’6″ x 10′
Dining Room 12′ x 10’6″
Bedroom #1 10′ x 9’6″
Bedroom #2 12′ x 12′
Bath 5’10” x 10’6″
Back Sunroom 10’10” x 11’10”
Covered front porch 6′ x 20′
Central heating and cooling

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.743912, -80.541532
911 Address: 205 C & O Crossover Rd., Ronceverte, WV 24970

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Fort Spring Cottage is just 10 minutes away from the Town of Alderson, West Virginia, known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by the Town of Alderson. Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, grocery store, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson, West Virginia is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881. Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town is named, who organized the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk. During the early 1900s, Alderson became a hub of higher education in the state. It was home to three separate institutions of higher education, including the Alderson Academy and Junior College, which eventually was integrated into Alderson–Broaddus College in 1932. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

The Greenbrier Valley is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theater, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.

In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 25 minute-drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

Within an hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is a 2 hour drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour fifteen minute drive.

The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 30 minutes’ drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.

THE GREENBRIER RIVER

At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest.

The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.

THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE

Fort Spring Cottage is a 30 minute drive to the New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid stripped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.

UTILITIES

Electric service to the cottage
Internet and telephone are available from Frontier Communications or Suddenlink
Cell phone coverage is very good
Television service can be provided by Suddenlink, DirectTV, Dish Network or HughesNet
Weekly trash pickup is provided by Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste at curbside
A water well serves the home
A septic system is installed

ZONING

The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Deed Book 464 Page 451
Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Deed Acreage: 0.35 acre +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Irish Corner District (7)

TM 8C Parcel 2; ACREAGE .35 DEIM VILLAGE OF FT SPG; Class 3
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $295.62

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Greenbrier County School District:
Public Elementary Schools:
Alderson Elementary School

Public Middle Schools:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School

Directions

Traveling 219 S from Lewisburg, keep right to continue on Davis Stuart Road, then travel 4.1 miles; turn right onto WV-63 W and travel 1.6 miles; turn left onto Fort Spring Pike Rd and travel 0.7 miles; turn left onto Fort Springs Sinks Grove Rd and travel 0.2 miles; turn left - destination will be on the left.

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