ANTHONY CREEK RETREAT
Bill Zimmerman, 304-667-7026
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Anthony Creek Retreat is an outstanding residential and commercial investment opportunity just steps away from Anthony Creek in Neola, West Virginia. This property offers three buildings on almost 3 acres and provides many residential and commercial possibilities. This property would be ideal for a camp ground or Air BnB. It would also be an excellent family retreat.
This property has a large 3,120 sq. ft. building formally used as a church, a 2,025 sq. ft. manufactured home, and a 1,080 sq. ft. stick-built home on site. It is just minutes away from the newly added Calvin Price State Park, the Monongahela National Forest, the 105,607 acre Neola Wildlife Management Area, and Lake Sherwood and the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area. In addition to the great views of the surrounding mountains, Anthony Creek is a state-stocked trout stream.
- Anthony Creek, a WV DNR stocked trout stream is just steps away from this property
- Two homes on the property that could be used as residences or provide either residential or commercial rental income
- Nice 2,025 sq. ft. manufactured home in very good condition
- Older 1,080 sq. ft. stick-built home
- 3,120 sq. ft. commercial building with large parking lot could be renovated to be used as a residence or for commercial or residential income
- Large 2.99 +/- acres parcel with plenty of room for a campground or for agricultural purposes, including a mini-farm
- All minerals in title will convey
- Survey on file
- Long views of distant mountains from the ridgetop
- Electricity, phone and well, well on site
- Interior road system offer excellent access
- Located in popular Greenbrier County
- Wildlife population unparalleled – Boone and Crocket country
- Dark Skies, little or no light pollution for star gazing and planet observation
Google Coordinates: 37.955968°(N), -80.144901°(W)
Address: 204 Eighth Ave, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 (property is actually located at the community of Neola)
Elevation Range: 2039 ft. to 2049 ft. +/-
15 minutes to White Sulphur Springs, The Greenbrier Resort, and I-64
3 minutes to Monongahela National Forest
35 minutes to Marlinton
35 minutes to Covington, VA
35 minutes to Lewisburg
40 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, WV
25 minutes to Sherwood Lake
45 minutes to Watoga State Park
55 minutes to National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Greenbank
60 minutes to Seneca State Forest
60 minutes to Cass Scenic Railroad, Cass
1 hour 20 minutes to Snowshoe Resort
- 3,120 total sq. ft.
- Chapel area = 78′ x 32′; Addition area = 24′ x 26′
- 7 rooms
- 3 half baths
- Vinyl siding
- Asphalt shingle roof
- Forced air heat pump with central air
- Some electric baseboard
- 2,025 total sq. ft.
- 75′ x 27′
- Large front porch
- Paved driveway
- Heat pump with central air
- Vinyl siding
- Asphalt shingle roof
- 1,080 sq. ft.
- 45′ x 24′
- Asphalt shingle roof
- T1-11 wood siding
- Fuel oil furnace
The rich soil, abundant water, 4-season climate, and gentle topography provide the necessary elements for a permaculture lifestyle. Gardens and row crops will do well here. The property would also do well as a mini-farm with a few livestock or horses.
An orchard would also be an ideal use of the vacant area of the property, and honey bees would do well here.
The Monongahela National Forest is within one mile of the property. The surrounding area offers a mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, grown over farm fields, old fruit trees, and coupled with the abundant water supply from Anthony Creek, the perfect wildlife habitat is created. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, eagles, owls and hawks make up the area’s resident wildlife population.
Anthony Creek is a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. The creek and the surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of creek margins are fringed by lowlands, and these lowlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the banks. The plant life associated with the lowlands include, rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
There are many animals that around the edges of the creek, including raccoons, opossums, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, bull frogs, and redwing blackbirds. Of course, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, tadpoles and various insect larvae.
Anthony creek is stocked periodically with trout by the WV Division of Natural Resources.
MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST
The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State, including the highest, Spruce Knob (4,863 ft), also the highest point in the Alleghenies. Elevation ranges from just under 1000′ to 4863′ above sea level. It protects over 921,000 acres of federally owned land within a 1,700,000 acres proclamation boundary that includes much of the Potomac Highlands Region and portions of 10 counties.
Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National Forests in the country. Approximately 75 tree species are found in the forest. Almost all of the trees are a second growth forest, grown back after the land was heavily cutover around the start of the 20th century. Species for which the forest is important include red spruce (Picea rubens), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), and mountain ash (Sorbus americana). The Monongahela National Forest includes eight U.S. Wilderness Areas and several special-use areas, notably the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area.
HISTORIC GREENBRIER VALLEY
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!
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 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.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. 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.
This relaxed ski resort sits on 251 acres of skiable terrain and 11,000 acres of wilderness nestled amid the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range. It is positioned in the bowl shaped convergence of Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains, at the head of the
Shavers Fork and Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet above sea level. More than 5,000 guests enjoy Snowshoe’s slopes each season. In addition to Snowshoe’s remarkable ski and winter activities, it offers exciting summer activities such as extensive mountain biking trails, hiking trails, guided tours, horseback riding, ATV riding, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and various other summer outdoor activities for all ages.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed as two individual tracts, and separate plats were prepared from those surveys. One tract plat is recorded as part of the owner’s deed in DB 339 Pg. 585. The other tract plat is referenced in the owner’s deed of DB 462 Pg. 553, while the plat is recorded as part of an earlier deed and found as DB 331 Pg. 592. The metes and bounds descriptions from those surveys are in the owner’s deeds. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Two wells are on the property. One services the church, and the other is shared between the two homes.
Sewer: Private septic system
Cellphone Coverage: Spotty or poor
The property fronts on Eighth Avenue, which is a 15-feet-wide right-of-way.
Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 339 Pg. 585 and DB 462 Pg. 553
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 2.99 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Anthony Creek District (2)
Tax Map 35E Parcels 9 and 10; Class 3
2021 Real Estate Taxes: Currently exempt
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
White Sulphur Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)
From White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: 14.3 miles +/- (approximately 17 minutes)
From the intersection of US 60 and Rt. 92 on the east side of White Sulphur Springs, travel Rt. 92 North for 14.2 miles; turn right onto Eighth Ave; travel 1/10 mile; the property is on the right.
From Marlinton, West Virginia: 30.4 miles +/- (approximately 35 minutes)
From the bridge over the Greenbrier River in Marlinton, travel Rt. 39 East for 13.3 miles; turn right onto Rt. 92 South; travel Rt. 92 South for 17 miles; turn left onto Eighth Ave; travel 1/10 mile; the property is on the right.
- Alderson 4th of July Celebration
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Amtrak Station at Alderson, WV
- Carnegie Hall
- City Of Lewisburg, WV
- Greenbrier County Hotels and Motels
- Greenbrier County Restaurants
- Greenbrier County, WV
- Greenbrier Resort
- Greenbrier Valley Airport
- Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
- Greenbrier Valley Theater
- New River Community and Technical College
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia State Parks
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks