28-acre country estate just 10 minutes from Bluestone Lake and New River Gorge

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674

Bluestone Hideaway is a 28 acre country estate comprised of unspoiled recreational land with a handcrafted cabin just 10 minutes to the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake and New River Gorge.


  • 28.39 +/- acres located on River Ridge Mountain – a nice blend of mature forest and estate grounds
  • 10 minutes to a world renowned water recreation mecca including the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Mighty New River, Greenbrier River and the heart of the white water rafting country the New River Gorge
  • 1469 sq. ft. handcrafted cabin built in 1998 with an addition constructed in 2006
  • Upscale cabin interiors include, custom hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, knotty pine paneling and custom kitchen cabinets
  • Outbuildings include a utility building, machine shed and potting shed
  • Heat pump and Corner Stone propane fireplace
  • A gentle laying forest trail winds through a mix of white pine and mature hardwoods
  • Complete privacy – no neighbors may be seen from the cabin and little noise pollution
  • Dark skies provide for excellent star gazing and planet observation
  • Wildlife is abundant with wild turkey, white tailed deer, squirrel, song birds, owls and hawks
  • Stunning long range views of the distant mountains with striking sunrises and sunsets
  • White Pine and hardwood trees diversify the landscape and improve animal habitat
  • Valuable timber and mineral rights will convey
  • Winterplace Ski Resort located just 30 minutes away
  • A small wetland marsh surrounds a mountain spring creates an interesting ecological and wildlife habitat
  • Land legacy of careful wildlife management coupled with outstanding long-term forest stewardship
  • The area is perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
  • Large garden spot
  • Potential for residential/recreational development
  • Elevations range from 2220’ to 2390’
  • Year round state maintained access
  • Internet, electric and phone available on site
  • Potential conservation value with its close proximity to New River Gorge National River Park lands
  • Low taxes, low population density


Bluestone Hideaway is an exciting 28 acre family retreat and recreational property near the 80,000 acre New River Gorge National Park and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake. The custom built home overlooks a distant mountains and a valley below. Gently rolling trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding winds through the forest. The oak, hickory and beech trees provides superior wildlife habitat for white tail deer, wild turkey, hawks and pileated woodpeckers are ever present. This is special forest, with large, mature trees that create a unique habitat which appeals to animals and humans alike.

There is little light pollution and the night sky is filled with millions of stars for hours of serenity after fun-filled days in your personal mountain retreat. The abundance of wildlife can be fully appreciated by spending a few hours hiking, looking and listening for all the Bluestone forest has to offer.


Bluestone Hideaway is much more than real estate; it is an opportunity for adventure. Just minutes to Bluestone Lake, Sandstone Falls, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, 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 Resort is less than an hour away. In fifteen minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive and the 14,000 acre Wildlife Management Area is just across around the corner at Bull Falls.

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. Small-mouth bass, large-mouth 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.


Bluestone Hideaway is located in Summers County, WV near Hinton and the unincorporated community of Pipestem, in the scenic, mountainous region of southeastern West Virginia. The surrounding Summers County landscape is part of the southeastern Ridge and Valley Region, a scenic tapestry of elongated hardwood Allegheny and Appalachian mountain ranges. Much of Summers County remains undeveloped and is characterized by its scenic farm valleys, small communities and large expanses of hardwood forest.

Google Coordinates: 37.554512°(N), -80.919124°(W)
Address: 1098 River Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV 25979
Elevation Range: 2225 ft. to 2390 ft. +/-


2 Levels: Main Floor and Loft
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Open Concept Living Room and Dining Room
Great Room with Stone Fireplace
Covered Large Front and Back Porches
3 Out Buildings
Cabin conveys partially furnished excluding the following items: rocking chair upstairs, corner cabinet in the living room by the back door, wicker plant stand in the living room, piano in the family room, chair in the downstairs bedroom, lamp in the living room by the front door, credenza in the downstairs hallway
Home Square Footage Summary
Main Floor: 1220 Square Feet +/-
Loft: 249 Square Feet +/-
Total Square Feet: 1469

Room Dimension Summary
Living Room 15.5 X 19.5
Dining Room 14 X 10
Kitchen 13 X 7.5
Great Room 19 X 19.5
Bedroom 11 X 11
Bathroom 7.5 X 5
Laundry 3 X 3

Bedroom 11 X 15 plus 3 X 9
Bathroom 9.5 X 6

Building #1 10 X 12
Building #2 12 X 25
Building #3 10 X 12


The boundaries of the property have been determined by surveys and are shown on plats. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property has over 3/10 mile combined frontage on River Ridge Road WV RT 44/10, providing direct access to the public road system.


The 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.


The property is currently devoted to the cabin grounds and forestland use. A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:

Cabin grounds: 2 acres +/-
Forestland: 26 acres +/-


The owner has chosen not to lease the oil and gas rights and all the mineral rights the seller owns will transfer to the purchaser at closing. There are no known coal reserves underlying the property. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to have an attorney do a title search prior to


  • Electric and telephone service in place
  • Internet connection can be obtained from Frontier
  • Due to the mountainous topography, cell phone coverage can be spotty in the hollows but excellent on the ridge tops
  • Television service can be provided by DirectTV or HughesNet
  • Weekly trash pickup is provided by Summers Sanitation at curbside
  • Water is provided by a well drilled on the property
  • Sewer is provided by a county approved septic system


Deed Information: DB 214 PG 633 and DB 229 PG 228 (TRACT “B”)
Summers County, West Virginia

Acreage: 28.39 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Summers County, West Virginia
Pipestem District
TM 9 Parcel 12.1; 9.49 ACRES M/L
TM 9 Parcel 12.4; TRACT #2 18.9 ACS SURVEY RIVER RIDGE

2016 Real Estate Taxes: $600.78


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