Hidden treasure property just outside of Princeton, WV, tucked away from the world on approx. 26.6 acres

Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304.667.2897

A hidden treasure property just outside of Princeton, WV, in Plymouth Tax District.  Avian Retreat Hideaway Homes is a peaceful private property that is tucked away from the world on approx. 26.6 acres.  This property has easy access from the WV Turnpike and Rt. 20. The private paved drive is accessed directly off of Eads Mill Road.


  • 2 Country charm homes ready for a little TLC
  • 26.6 Acres of private land (mostly wooded)
  • 1-acre fish pond
  • Beaver Branch is a blue line stream that flows through a good portion of the property
  • Huge garage with upstairs
  • Nature lover’s paradise
  • Private paved drive
  • 2 minutes to elementary school
  • Store and Post Office 5 min drive
  • Easy drive to Princeton, Beckley and Hinton
  • Fruit trees
  • Walnut trees
  • Pet Kennel


  • Contemporary/Modern style home constructed circa. 1980
  • 2 level home
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 full baths
  • Approx. total sq. ft. 2042
  • Oak hardwood and carpet flooring (over oak)
  • Electric heat
  • Built in sound system
  • Central vac system
  • Hot tub unit on back
  • Metal roof
  • Crawl space
  • Large deck
  • Open kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Appliances convey
  • Hot tub


  • Older frame-built, single story, fixer upper home with strong bones
  • Approx. sq. ft. 1136
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 full bath


Google Coordinates: 37.404146°(N), -81.056351°(W)
Address: 1522 Eads Mill Road, Princeton WV 24739
Elevation Range: About 2569 ft


A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


A dashed blue-line stream runs through the property for about 4/10 mile. Additionally, 7 separate hollows feed into the main stream and may be active during periods of rainfall and snow melt.


Tree lines evidence boundaries along the field and yard edges in some places. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Public water
Sewer: Septic systems
Electricity: In place
Telephone: Available from several providers
Internet: Excellent high speed
Cellphone Coverage: Good/Excellent


The property is accessed by Eads Mill Road, Princeton, WV 24739. The property has a deeded 20-feet-wide access right-of-way to the public road system.


There are about 5 acres of open area associated with the home grounds, which includes a ½ – acre recreational pond. The remaining 21.6 acres of the property is forestland.
(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.)


Deed Information: DB 937 Pg. 0331-0334
Mercer County, West Virginia
Acreage: Approx. 26.6 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Mercer County (45), West Virginia
Plymouth District (9)
Tax Map 28 Parcel 5 and 5.1; Class 2 & 3
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $1493.97


Mercer County School District

Public Elementary School:
Athens Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Pikeview Middle School

Public High School:
Pikeview High School


The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Ski Resort is a ½ hour away. In 1 hour you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to Chicago or New York City. The Greenbrier Valley Airport is an hour away and the Beckley Airport is just 30 minutes away. Yeager Airport in Charleston WV, is an easy 90 minute drive on I-77.

Princeton is a thriving community. 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. The surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life interesting and satisfying. Visit http://www.visitmercercounty.com/

Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy 90 minute drive. Charleston is West Virginia’s largest city with a population of some 50,000 and a metro area of 225,000. It is the center of government, commerce, culture and industry. There is a commercial airport with daily flights to most major hubs.

Beckley is a 30 minute drive, has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-77, I-64 and US 19 so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is an hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. The New River Gorge recreation area offers white water rafting, rock climbing, ziplining, camping and horseback riding. The nearby and very popular 100+ mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.

Year round, state maintained paved roads and a private driveway provide easy access. Weekly trash pickup, daily newspaper and daily mail delivery is available at curb-side. UPS and FedEx service this area also.

Situate within an hour’s drive of the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, at Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive.


The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

This property is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing 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 striped 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.


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