Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304.660.8000
The name says it all. The inviting canoe represents the best of what the West Virginia Mountains has to offer. Here, nestled above the Greenbrier River, is the Big Canoe Cabin where your 110-Foot Riverfront Beach connects at the entrance of Bacon Falls Rapids along the Greenbrier River. Situated on 4.7 acres of land with gorgeous views. If you’re looking to hang your “Gone Fishing” sign, this is your dream destination. Have your morning coffee on the cozy porch and watch the river go by. When everyone’s ready to head to the river, grab your gear and go. From incredible trophy fishing to swimming and tubing, kayaking and, of course canoeing, your days spent in the water will float by. In the evenings head over to the fire pit for marshmallow roasting, or simply relax on the swing.
In today’s nonstop, fast-paced world, time is our most precious gift. Big Canoe’s location provides more time spent breathing clean mountain air, casting a line, lounging on the beach, reading a book and sharing moments worth remembering with the ones who matter most. The surrounding area offers a small town atmosphere providing extraordinary, friendly and enriching lifestyle.
Harmony and natural beauty of the land with the desire to be by the water make this a blue ribbon property. Location of the cabin and several building sites are all out of the flood plain earning this property a 5 Star status. It doesn’t get much better than a blue ribbon and 5 stars, or does it?
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The Greenbrier River is one of the most charming rivers in West Virginia. At more than 150 miles long, it has great rural scenery, rich history, and excellent fishing. The Greenbrier was a Native American warpath and had a big role in the development of region’s early timber industry. Today, it offers some of the best recreation opportunities in the state, including very productive fishing spots. The smallmouth fishing in the Greenbrier is world-class. On a typical fishing day, you’ll see expert fly fishers tossing hand-tied flies from guided rafts, novices wading with push-button casting rods, and everyone in between. If you like to wade, you’ll find plenty of access points in and along the Greenbrier River. If you prefer to float, the river has great paddling on one of the longest undammed rivers in the east.
Your very own Natural Water Slide on the River provided by Mother Nature!
A natural water slide along the Greenbrier Slate River Slide Falls is one of the few waterfalls that looks exactly how it sounds. Nestled deep within the Slate River Gorge the river pours over a flat, mostly even piece of slate, fanning over the wide rock, making an overlarge water slide.
Falls on the Greenbrier River
The two most aggressive sets of Falls on the Greenbrier River are Class III Bacon Falls to the North, and Lindsay’s Slide to the South. Both falls are located here on the Greenbrier River at Big Canoe Cabin. A paddlers slalom for adventure seekers. Bacon Falls is the first rapid below Talcott, where the flow channels on the right against a cliff face. At higher flows it can be skirted on the left. Lindsey Slide is a riverwide slanted ledge that can have strong holes in places. Shallower on river left. Wildlife includes deer, bear, foxes, bobcat, eagles, hawks, cranes many fish species and small game. A perfect destination for paddlers eager to run the falls starting at Talcott over Bacon Falls and Lindsay’s Slide (named for Bacon’s Grist Mill). Several quiet deep water holes are found at the property and countless locations along the river. Wade out along the rock strata or take the plunge in your very own Big Canoe, Kayak or Raft.
Float the Greenbrier
A float trip from Talcott Boat ramp to the property is an easy 2 hours of fun in the sun. Many locations are available upstream and downstream offering public access for take out / put in vehicle parking and launching. For a longer float trip take a ride down the park service Kayak Chutes at the Fort Springs park and boat launch located above Alderson. Downstream WillowWood Access trailer and launch / take out is near Hinton. These are only a few of the park service access points along the Greenbrier River. Countless river trips or a casual swim in the clear crisp water are just a preview of the adventures to be discovered at Big Canoe Cabin on the Greenbrier. See you at the River !
History of Bacon’s Mill
The Bacon’s Mill was built by Jacob Fluke in about 1833. The mill was a Grist Mill and a Carding Machine. The exact location is unknown other than it was located at the Falls of Greenbrier below Talcott. The mill was patronized for miles around. People came to purchase flour or have other grains such as corn and wheat ground. The Carding Machine was a much desired operation used to make wool and cotton into rolls. The main function of the carding machine was to separate the clumps of wool or cotton by combing the fibers into “fleece”. This fleece was then spun into “yarn” by the women of the house on the old fashioned spinning wheels. In 1861 Fluke’s Mill burned down. It was at this time that Robert Bacon joined Mr. Fluke in co-partnership of the famous mill known to this day as “Bacon’s Mill”.
Hinton is just 15 miles from the property. At Hinton you will find shopping along with three rivers and a lake: New River, Mouth of The Greenbrier River, Bluestone River and Bluestone Lake. Also located in Hinton–Wild Water Express Water Park with two very tall man-made waterslides, in-ground pool and kiddie pool. There is a large in-ground pool at Bluestone State Park and an indoor pol at Pipestem Resort.
Local Summers County festivals are popular events. Appropriately named, the Water Festival is held every summer, along with Railroad Days, Festival of the River Music, John Henry Festival (Talcott) and more. Historic Hinton offers walking tours, an amphitheater, cafes, museums, boutiques, fine dining, a movie theatre and a cultural center all among turn of the century architecture. Several streets in Hinton are paved with the original brick from bygone days. Driving over the bricks while passing the Iconic Churches, Victorians, Romanesque, Greek Revival, Georgian and other classic architecture is like riding through a living museum.
GET AWAY FROM IT AL
Want to find out what its like to get away from it all? If you’re looking for a weekend retreat or a year round location, the Big Canoe is the place to be. The cabin is located at 1127 Bacon Falls Rd. Talcott, WV 25951. Includes three bedrooms and one bath. Utilities are propane heat, shared well, power, cell service, frontier DSL internet and septic. Bedroom three can be finished with your own personal touch in flooring, fixtures and wall textures. Property sold as is.
Google Coordinates: 37.640925°(N), -80.761639°(W)
Address: 1127 Bacon Falls Road, Talcott, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1489 ft. – 1578 ft. +/-
Big Canoe has frontage on the Greenbrier River for enjoyment of the river recreational benefits.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
This property is comprised of several parcels, and metes and bounds descriptions relating to the property are contained in the current owners’ deed. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
The property is accessed by Bacon Falls Road, which provides access to the public road system.
Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 218 Pg. 350
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: Believed to be 4.7 acres +/- residue after conveyances
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 18 Parcels 104.4, 186, 186.3, 187; Classes 2 & 3
2019 Total Real Estate Taxes: $498.66
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
From Talcott, WV: 2.1 Miles +/- (5 Minutes +/-)
Just a short distance away from the Talcott Post Office, turn onto Barger Springs Road RT 17 (that crosses the railroad track and the river bridge); travel Barger Springs Road for 4/10 mile; turn right to continue on Barger Springs Road; travel ½ mile; as Barger Springs Road begins a sharp curve to the left, stay almost straight ahead but slightly right onto Bacon Falls Road; travel Bacon Falls Road (making the sharp curve to the right to travel along the river) for 1.1 miles; the cabin is on the left at the end of the road.
From Alderson, WV: 14.2 Miles +/- (20 Minutes +/-)
Beginning on RT 3 / RT 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on the Greenbrier County side, travel RT 3 W / RT 12 S for 12.1 miles; just before the Talcott Post Office, turn left onto Barger Springs Road RT 17 (that crosses the railroad track and the river bridge); travel Barger Springs Road for 4/10 mile; turn right to continue on Barger Springs Road; travel ½ mile; as Barger Springs Road begins a sharp curve to the left, stay almost straight ahead but slightly right onto Bacon Falls Road; travel Bacon Falls Road (making the sharp curve to the right to travel along the river) for 1.1 miles; the cabin is on the left at the end of the road.
From Hinton, WV: 13.1 Miles +/- (22 Minutes +/-)
From Hinton, travel RT 20 South, cross the Hinton New River Bridge, turn left with RT 20 South/RT 3 East; travel for approximately 1.7 miles; turn left with RT 3 East, cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge; turn right with RT 3 into BellePoint; travel RT 3 East for 5.3 miles; turn left onto RT 12 N / RT 3 E; travel 3.6 miles to Talcott; just a short distance past the Talcott Post Office, turn right onto Barger Springs Road RT 17 (that crosses the railroad track and the river bridge); travel Barger Springs Road for 4/10 mile; turn right to continue on Barger Springs Road; travel ½ mile; as Barger Springs Road begins a sharp curve to the left, stay almost straight ahead but slightly right onto Bacon Falls Road; travel Bacon Falls Road (making the sharp curve to the right to travel along the river) for 1.1 miles; the cabin is on the left at the end of the road.
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Barns of Summers County – Info on Historic Barns and Great History of Area
- Bluestone State Park
- Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
- Camp Summers
- Concord University
- Groundworks Nursery
- Mercer County Convention and Visitors
- Mercer County, WV Official Page
- New River Gorge National Park
- Otter and Oak General Store and Art Gallery
- Pipestem Resort State Park
- State of West Virginia
- Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital
- The Boy Scouts of America – The Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Three Rivers Avian Center
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia State Parks
- Willowood Country Club and Golf
- 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
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- Virginia National Park Service
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