Mountain farm getaway close to Snowshoe.

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Paul Grist, (304) 645–7674


Located just 45 minutes south of Snowshoe Mountain Resort and 8 miles to Marlinton, this very accessible multiple-use property offers privacy, views, creeks, meadows, pastures and a developing hardwood forest.


Stony Creek Mountain Farm, consisting of 248 acres and a nice cabin is situated 8 miles northwest of Marlinton, the county seat of Pocahontas County. The surrounding region is a popular vacation area that is anchored by the four seasons Snowshoe Resort which is only 27 miles away. Close proximity to the Snowshoe Resort offers a fine second home opportunity which should benefit from an appreciating land value component over time. Washington, D.C. is within 3 hours as is Roanoke, VA. Richmond, VA is a quick four hour drive. Both The Greenbrier and The Homestead resorts are only an hour’s drive away.


The property’s excellent access and diverse upland terrain can support numerous ownership goals with excellent outdoor recreational options. The farm benefits from abundant natural resources which include a developing hardwood forest, pastures, crop land and several level mountaintop home sites with tremendous 360 degree long range views. Mineral rights do convey, including oil, gas, coal, stone and timber.

Electric service is nearby and an installation cost quote has been calculated by Allegheny Power Company. The cabin has electricity from a professionally installed propane generator, and propane heat. Phone service is on the property. Water source for the cabin is a newly professionally installed 1,200 gallon reservoir supplied by a year round free flowing mountain spring with an average hourly flow of approximately 300 gallons per hour.

This property has total seclusion and privacy. The farm is literally at the end of a seldom used county road. The only structure of any kind visible from any point on the property is a single old barn. The long views are of the pristine Monongahela National Forest. At night the only visible man-made light (not of your own making) is the occasional jet or satellite tracking silently across the heavens.


Wildlife are abundant with plenty of deer and turkey to be found, along with cottontail rabbits, raccoons, fox squirrels, grey squirrels, opossums, red foxes, chipmunks, groundhogs, red-tailed hawks, ruffed grouse and maybe an owl or two. Songbirds love to sing in the early mornings and late evenings. The giant Pileated woodpecker along with his smaller cousins, the red headed and downy woodpecker can be seen (and more often heard!) pecking for a meal.


Access to Stony Creek Mountain Farm is provided by year round state maintained roads. There is also a well established access road leading to the mid-slope cabin area and also to the higher mountain meadows. The vicinity around the high mountain meadows offers a prime future building site for a private family estate with 360 degree long range mountain and valley views from an elevation of 3,400+ feet.

Complementing access is an established network of hiking trails that extend throughout the forest and can be further enhanced to provide for entry of ATVs and horseback riding.

The property was surveyed by William Dilley, LLS in November 2005, resulting in 248.71 surveyed acres. Maps used in this report are based on survey information and tax map data. Although the maps provided in this report are believed to be reasonably accurate, buyers should not rely on these maps to precisely portray the deeded boundary lines in the field.

Stony Creek Mountain Farm and the neighboring Twila Gwin Family Farm maintain a private roadway through their properties to provide access to both farms. This easement provides for the exclusive use and benefit of both parties and has been duly recorded.


Property taxes in 2008 were approximately $295.25. 248.71 acres was assessed in Pocahontas County, Edray District, Map 56, parcel 5. As of April 2009, no subdivision ordinance or Zoning was in effect outside of incorporated areas in Pocahontas County. The deed is recorded in DB 283, page 308.

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