Agent Contact:
David Sibray, 304-575-7390


Lot 26 in the master-planned Wild Rock community provides owners exclusive access to the New River Gorge and all the amenities the stunningly beautiful region offers, including proximity to Fayetteville, national parklands, and the Adventures on the Gorge resort.

The level 2.5-acre lot is wooded in maturing deciduous trees—including oak, beech, maple, and hickory—with some evergreen hemlocks notably near the frontage. Beds of fern and ground pine carpet the woodland floor, and deer and turkey wander the property daily.

Designers have located a prospective homesite in the woodland near the rear of the property, and a wandering path to the site has been informally opened. The lot is nearly one quarter-mile along Peregrine Drive from the entrance gate and equally distant from the Peregrine Park commons, which includes a pavilion, picnic ground, and bocce ball court.

Seven recreational trails wander the development, connecting commons areas and providing access to cliff lines, climbing areas, overlooks, and a waterfall area on Falls Creek. One woodland trail leads along the rear of the lot to Peregrine Pond and to rock climbing areas on the gorge.

Optima classifies the property as a highland lot, located in the most elevated part of the phase-one development. According to Optima’s site typology outline, lots such as this are drier and less exposed than creekside and gorge-view lots and may take advantage of views toward both the gorge and the westward mountains,


  • Private setting on 2.5 acres in the exclusive, gated Wild Rock community
  • Hiking, biking, and climbing trails lead through the community into national parkland
  • Adjoins world-famous rock-climbing areas west of New River Gorge Bridge
  • Suited for a relaxing vacation home or permanent residence
  • Adjacent to the Adventure on the Gorge outdoor-adventure resort
  • Located in the heart of southern West Virginia’s whitewater paddling country
  • Highland lot potentially accommodates both gorge and mountain views
  • Architectural guidelines protect property owners


Google Coordinates: 38.094274°(N), -81.085823°(W)
Address: 230 Peregrine Ridge, Lansing, WV 25840
Elevation: 1,600 ft. +/-


One of the most ecologically integrated master-planned communities in the Appalachian Mountains, Wild Rock was established in 2007 by architect Carl Frishkorn, who recognized the benefits of creating an aesthetically sound community adjacent to national parkland at the rim of the New River Gorge.

Drawing on the successes of earlier master-planned developments, such as Hilton Head, Frishkorn led Optima Properties WV to pioneer a residential tour de force that enhances the dramatic beauty of the gorge and affords unmatched access to the region’s outdoor recreation.

The Optima team spared little expense developing all phases of the Wild Rock property to ensure sustainability and harmony with nature, incorporating architectural guidelines designed to ensure the enhancement of the landscape over time.

Each phase of Wild Rock community development incorporates sustainable design principles and low-density development techniques. Homeowners here enjoy living in a community where residences and greenspaces provide respectful care for natural and cultural sites.

The developers have adopted a definition of sustainability based on the nine Hannover Principles, which meet the needs of residents without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Property owners are encouraged to incorporate green building practices in development, increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources while reducing impacts on human health and the environment through careful siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance.


The property is shown and described as Lot No. 26 OF THE WILD ROCK WEST VIRGINIA SUBDIVISION, as shown on a plat entitled, “OPTIMA PROPERTIES WV, LLC Map Showing Subdivision Plat of WILD ROCK WV Phase One C-02.1, November 1, 2008”, which said plat is of record in the Fayette County Clerk’s Office in Map Cabinet 3 With Tubes, Tube No. 001. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property is accessed by Peregrine Ridge Road, the subdivision road, that connects to Chestnutburg Road CR 60/5 (labeled as Old Mill Creek Road in some sources) of the public road system. The entrance to Wild Rock is gated, and a gate code is needed to access the property.


Water: Public – W.Va. Water Co.
Sewer: Septic Permitted
Electricity: Available
Telephone: Available
Internet: Available
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent—with 4G
Trash pickup: Available


Wild Rock is subject to protective covenants and available for review on request.


Deed Information: DB 676 Pg. 228
Fayette County, West Virginia
Acreage: 2.5 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Fayette County (10), West Virginia
New Haven District (1)
Tax Map 41 Parcel 87; 2.50 AC SURF LOT 26 WILD ROCK SUBD PHASE I NEW RIVER R/S; Class 3

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $587.21


Fayette County School District

Public Elementary Schools:
Ansted Elementary School
Fayetteville PK – 8

Public Middle School:
Oak Hill Middle School

Public High Schools:
Midland Trail High School
Oak Hill High School

Public Colleges:
Fayette Institute of Technology
New River Community and Technical College
West Virginia University Tech at Beckley


Wild Rock is located in one of the most popular outdoor-recreation destination areas in the U.S.  More than two million visitors tour the region annually, climbing rocks, paddling streams, and hiking, biking, and running on miles of scenic trail. The Boy Scouts of America has established its national Jamboree site here as a result of its unrivaled access to outdoor recreation. Winter attracts another clientele—skiers bound for the slopes at Winterplace, a drive of 40 minutes to the south, and Snowshoe Mountain, a drive of two-and-a-half hours to the northeast.

Wild Rock also benefits from its proximity to Adventures on the Gorge, one of the most popular outdoor-adventure resorts in the U.S., a pioneer in the whitewater-rafting industry that helped set the stage for high-end economic development in the region.

It also enjoys more than its share of singular shops, pubs, and restaurants, many of which cluster around Fayetteville, a five-minute drive from the property. Other exceptional eateries and retail destinations are located an hour west at the state capitol at Charleston and an hour east at historical Lewisburg, ranked one of the most livable small towns in the U.S. by National Geographic Magazine.

The region is perhaps best known as of the most popular rock-climbing destinations in the world. Thousands of climbers annually scale the more-than-60 miles of cliff on the gorges of the New, Gauley, and Meadow rivers. Outside magazine rated the New River Gorge the third most popular climbing area in the U.S. in 2019. It includes some of the most scenic sport climbs in the western hemisphere. The American Alpine Club maintains an ecologically integrated campground for climbers less than a mile from the Wild Rock entrance.

Hikers, paddlers, and bicyclists are also drawn to the region in increasing numbers. USA Today in 2015 named the Endless Wall Trail—a drive of only five minutes from Wild Rock—the best hiking trail in the U.S. national park system. Whitewater rafting has long been a mainstay of tourism on the New and Gauley rivers, though kayaking has grown tremendously throughout West Virginia, outpacing the growth of the pastime nationally.

The region is also renowned for golf, and more than a score of courses are within a drive of just more than an hour, including three at The Greenbrier, home of the PGA tour, and three at nearby Glade Springs Resort. The Oakhurst Links, the first course in the U.S., is just over an hour’s drive.

Access to the area is easy. The US-19 expressway travels through the heart of the region, and Interstates 77 and 64 area are a drive of only a half an hour by expressway to the south at Beckley. I-79 is a 45-minute drive by expressway to the north. The state capital at Charleston is an hour’s drive west by several routes.

Amtrak passenger stations on the Chicago-New York route are located a half-hour to the south near Beckley and an hour’s drive east and west at Charleston and White Sulphur Springs.

Public airports that offer jet service are located 40 minutes to the south at Beckley and an hour west and east at Charleston and Lewisburg, though small airfields within a five-minute drive accommodate small planes.


Adjacent to Wild Rock, one of the nation’s leading outdoor-adventure resorts is a short drive or walk by woodland trail from the property. Wild Rock residents and their guests are welcome to take advantage of the resort’s restaurants and pubs as well as its outfitter shop, canopy tour network, and gorge-view swimming pool. Shuttles to rafting and climbing adventure venues on the rocks and rivers depart daily.


The county seat of Fayette County, Fayetteville is perhaps best known as the outdoor-recreation capital of southern West Virginia. Thousands of tourists visit the town annually, perusing its outfitters and dining in its unique pubs and restaurants. A drive of about 10 minutes from Wild Rock, it’s also home to the county’s chief shopping district, which includes many national chain stores and restaurants. The town’s population was estimated at 2,782 in 2018.


Oak Hill is the largest municipality in Fayette County with a population estimated at more than 8,200 residents. Like Fayetteville, which it adjoins to the south, the city is strongly tied to outdoor recreation and boasts the largest city-owned rock-climbing park in the U.S. Its downtown business district and six expressway exits on US-19 accommodate unmatched commercial access.


As a result of unrivaled access to recreation, the Boy Scouts of America established its national Jamboree site on more than 12,000 acres at the Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, also known as the Summit. The organization has since invested more than $300,000,000 in the acquisition and buildout. The Summit also hosts the national leadership center for the scouts as well as one of its five high-adventure bases. More than 50,000 scouts and leaders from more than 40 countries attended the World Jamboree in 2019.


The New River Gorge Bridge arcs across the chasm of the New River Gorge like a rainbow of dusky metal, spanning more than 3,000 feet. Now a  national historic landmark, it was designed to complement the gorge while completing a vital expressway through the Appalachians. When opened in 1977, it was the longest such bridge in the world, a marvel that cut drive-time across the gorge from forty minutes to less than a minute. It is among the most photographed landmarks in West Virginia. The National Park Service has opened its Canyon Rim Visitor Center at the north end of the span, beneath which guided tours on the catwalk suspended more than 800 feet above the river may be arranged by appointment.


Located to the east and west of Wild Rock, state parks and Babcock and Hawks Nest include two of the most scenic locales in the state as well as remarkable lodging and recreational opportunities. The largest state park in West Virginia, Babcock may be best known for its scenic gristmill, photos of which adorns puzzles and postcards globally. The park also is also known for its rustic cabins, many of which are hewn of massive logs laid by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Hawks Nest is renowned for its clifftop views of the New River Gorge and for its scenic aerial tramway, which carries guests to the New River and back to the Hawks Nest Lodge. Hawks Nest also boasts corps-built historic structures of stone and timber.


The New River Gorge is part of one of the world’s oldest river systems, estimated by some geologists to be as much as 320 million years old. Its formation predates the uplift of the surrounding mountains, through which the river has cut its winding channel. The defining feature of the gorge is its sharply defined rim, along which outcrop massive cliffs. Extending for some ten miles along the river from near Sewell to Hawks Nest, the gorge lends its name to the New River Gorge National River, which includes much of the formation as well as the steep-walled New River Valley that extends upstream to near Hinton.

The cliffs along the rim of the gorge are composed of a layer of extremely hard sandstone, the durability of which has resisted erosion, creating tablelands that extend for miles beyond the rim. This durability, combined with cliff height, which exceeds 100 feet in places, and the presence of verticle cracks has helped make the gorge one of the chief rock climbing destinations in the U.S.


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