SOLD! WEATHERHOLT HOMEPLACE

Picturesque Bottomland Farm with nearly one mile of direct waterfrontage along the Greenbrier River


Price :
475000  
ID :
402  
Acres :
106.98  

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, (304) 645-7674


The Weatherholt Homeplace is a picturesque bottomland farm with nearly one mile of direct water frontage along the Greenbrier River, located in Pocahontas County, WV. The big red barn dates from the early 20th century, however, the bottomland fields have been in continuous production since the 1800’s.

Historically, the farm predates the arrival of the 78 mile long C&O railroad that was forged up the Greenbrier River from Ronceverte to Cass circa 1900. The railroad was built to access the remote, untouched and unrivaled stands of virgin timber in the region. The railroad grade now serves as the Greenbrier River Trail used for backpacking, biking, cross-county skiing and horseback riding.

The adjoining 80,000 Monongahela National Forest and Greenbrier River Trail serve as the backdrop neighbor for the farm, sharing the Greenbrier River as a common boundary.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 107+/- acres private waterfront retreat on the Greenbrier River.
• Nearly 1 mile of direct frontage on the Greenbrier River.
• River provides exceptional fishing and water recreation of swimming, kayaking, floating.
• Monongahela National Forest and River Trail is the backdrop neighbor across the river.
• 37 level acres of rich bottomland fields for crops, pasture and hayland.
• 70 acres of mature timber making for a spectacular forest
• The old homeplace is intact, just right for a weekend retreat or permanent home.
• Two large barns, silo and numerous outbuildings in great condition.
• Mountain spring supplies water for farm.
• Furbearing wildlife of all kinds, shapes, sizes. Deer, otter, beaver, fox, raccoon, bear.
• Winged wildlife – Eagles, neotropical songbirds, hawks, owls, egrets, herons, turkey, etc.
• Hiking trails winding through the park-like forest.
• Easy access to the river with lowbanks.
• One acre fenced garden site provided all the vegetable needs for the early mountaineers.
• Country living with all the benefits of city amenities.
• Pocahontas County seat, Marlinton, is just an easy 5 minute drive.
• Property lies at the terminus of the quite, state maintained Kings Cabin Road.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is set deep in the Allegheny Mountains, separating West Virginia from Virginia, and called “the birthplace of rivers”.  The Greenbrier, Gauley, Elk, Cherry, Cranberry, Tygart Valley, Williams, and Shavers Fork of the Cheat rivers all begin in these pristine mountains.  The area is rooted in its crystal clear streams, native brook trout, roaring waterfalls, and unique history.

Pocahontas County is a Mountain Playground. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound from Hunting on private lands and the Monongahela National Forest, and Fishing in the Greenbrier River, Shavers Fork, Buffalo Lake and the countless native trout streams, Snow Skiing at Snowshoe, and Mountain Biking at Seneca State Forest and the Greenbrier River Trail.

In historic Durbin, WV, you have the opportunity to ride & experience the sights and sounds of one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence. The DURBIN FLYER Excursion Train is powered by a rare steam locomotive; Old #3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth!

For the water enthusiast, the Greenbrier River is the last un-dammed river east of the Mississippi and offers a great float/canoe/kayak experience. The fishing for small mouth bass is considered excellent. The Greenbrier River trail is an 86-mile rails to trails system and offers exceptional hiking and biking opportunities along the scenic Greenbrier River.

Within a short drive you are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the Tygart, New River and Gauley Rivers, the 48,000 acre Cranberry Wilderness, 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 just a 40 minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 1 ½ hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area.

Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, The Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass and the National Radio Observatory in Green Bank are other area attractions that make this region of the state one of the most sought after to live and play.

Destinations and Tourism:

Snowshoe Ski Resort is West Virginias #1 Tourist Attraction; bringing ~450,000 skiers and ~ 600,000 tourists and vacationers to the area. It is the home of the Gary Player Championship Golf Course. The resort is owned by Intrawest (NASDAQ:SNOW) and has been expanding both its residential and commercial properties at the top of Cheat Mountain for the last 20 years, with plans to expand it villages and retail venues to sections of the several thousand acres that sprawl at the foot of the mountain.

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and Durbin and Greenbrier Valley RR
Green Bank Telescope
Greenbrier River Trail
Cranberry Glades/Nature Center
Falls of Hills Creek
Beartown State Park
Droop Mountain Battlefield
Pearl S Buck Birthplace
Monongahela National Forest
Watoga State Park
Seneca State Forest
Highland Scenic Highway
Pocahontas County Opera House

Nearby Historic Greenbrier County:

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.

Lewisburg is 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, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!

The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Phili, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.

Another 2-3 hours drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia , Winterplace Ski Resort, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.

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, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.[9]

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.

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.

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.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The Sellers are conveying all mineral rights and oil and gas rights they own and they have not leased any coal or natural gas rights to any companies.

LOCATION, LEGAL AND TAXES

Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Elevation Range: 2135 ft. to 2440 ft.

Coordinates (NAD83): 38.228992N, 80.061506W

Deed Book 87 Page 332, Dated June 14, 1950
Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Deed Acreage (DB 87 Pg. 332): 106.98 acres +/- residue by calculation
Deed states 109 acres (comprised of the following):
PARCEL 1: 40 acres
PARCEL 2: 69 acres
“Said two parcels of land together aggregating 109 acres, more or less.”
There has been a conveyance that is taxed as 2.02 acres.
Residue calculation: 109 – 2.02 = 106.98 acres

Tax ID and Acreage:
Tax: Edray District (3):
Tax Map 59 Parcel 21, Taxed as 101.98 acres Fee GRBR River
2015 Real Estate Taxes: $46.00 (active farm valuation)
Could be $1800 +/- if not in active farm valuation

Access: The property is accessed by Kings Cabin Road WV State Route 15/5, which extends into the property.
Open area total (fields, etc.): 37 +/- acres
Forestland: 70 +/- acres

Directions

From Marlinton, West Virginia: 1.5 Miles Traveling Seneca Trail US Route 219 in the north side of Marlinton, turn onto Bill Campbell Road WV Route 15 (beside Rite Aid Store) as if going to the fairground; travel 2/10 of a mile and turn right onto the Fairground Road; travel 1/10 of a mile and turn left onto Kings Cabin Road WV Route 15/5, travel Kings Cabin Road for 1.2 miles to the entrance of the property (you will see the farm pond on the right); Kings Cabin Road continues into the property to the home and cluster of farm buildings. Total distance to the property entrance from Seneca Trail US Route 219 is 1.5 miles.

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