Bluestone Retreat is a 50-acre country estate comprised of unspoiled recreational land with a handcrafted cabin just minutes to Bluestone Lake

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


  • 50 +/- acres located on Wolf Creek 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
  • 15 – 30 minutes to outstanding trout fishing on Indian Creek, Meadow Creek, and Streeter Creek which contained stocked and native species
  • 1 ½ story modern handcrafted cabin with front and back covered porches
  • Upscale cabin interiors include, custom hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, knotty pine tongue and groove, and custom kitchen, bathroom and bedroom cabinets, and custom cabinetry is also located in the loft area
  • A gentle laying forest trail winds through a mix of mature hardwoods with over 2 miles of roads/trails which are all vehicle accessible
  • 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, mature white-tailed deer, squirrel, song birds, owls and hawks, and an occasional black bear
  • Stunning long range views of the distant mountains with striking sunrises and sunsets
  • Mature hardwood trees diversify the landscape and improve animal habitat
  • Valuable timber and mineral rights will convey
  • Winterplace Ski Resort located just 60 minutes away
  • Land legacy of careful wildlife management coupled with outstanding long-term forest stewardship
  • The area is perfect for hunters, anglers and water recreation enthusiasts
  • Large garden spot
  • Potential for residential/recreational development
  • Elevations range from 2070’ to 2375’
  • Year round state maintained access
  • Potential conservation value with its close proximity to New River Gorge National River Park lands
  • Low taxes, low population density


  • 1 ½ Story Modern Log Cabin (main level and loft room)
  • 2 Bedrooms (one main level, one loft)
  • 1 Bath
  • Kitchen with Eat-in Bar
  • Living/Dining Room combo with wood-burning heating stove
  • Covered front and back porches
  • Built in 2002
  • Electric forced air heat in living area and master bedroom
  • Electric baseboard heat in bathroom

This cabin has that inviting style of vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and warm wood surroundings. Beautiful hardwood floors are throughout most of the cabin. The front entrance and the bathroom are enhanced and protected by tile floors, while the loft floor is softened by carpet. Thick pine lumber was crafted for the stairway to the loft. Professionally hand-made wormy chestnut cabinets adorn the kitchen and the eat-in bar, bathroom vanity, bath mirror, and medicine cabinet door. The same professional skills created a large cedar cabinet in the bathroom and a large wormy chestnut entertainment center in the master bedroom. The loft also has a custom built-in entertainment center with large storage cabinets on both ends.  Large closet under staircase is lined with local cedar tongue and groove with locked gun cabinet.  The outside of the cabin has neat stacked stone covering on the foundation walls and the exterior chimney. As you approach the cabin, you are greeted by low landscaping against the large covered front porch. A large covered back porch gives you that chance to sit in the dry and the breeze as you enjoy your tea or coffee while listening to the chirping of the birds or looking for the scamper of a squirrel or the glimpse of a wary deer in the surrounding woodland.

Cabin Square Footage Summary
621 SF +/- Main Level
276 SF +/- Loft

Cabin Room Dimension Summary

Main Level:

Living/Dining Room 12 X 22
Kitchen 8 X 8
Bedroom (main level) 11 X 11
Bathroom 6 X 11
Covered front porch 28 X 8
Covered back porch 28 X8

12 X 22


Bluestone Retreat 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, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than 45 minutes 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 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.   Bluestone Retreat adjoins 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 Retreat 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: 37.620599°(N), -80.867276°(W)
Address: Low Gap Church Road, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 2070 ft. to 2375 ft. +/-


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


A portion of the property boundary runs with the edge of one of the private roads. Other sections of property boundary are evidenced by remnants of old split rail fencing. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic System
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Frontier available
Internet: DSL or Satellite available
Cellphone Coverage: Good in most places


The driveway connects to Low Gap Church Road WV RT 14/2, providing direct 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 septic systems.


The property is devoted to the grounds around the cabin and forestland.


Deed Information: Deed Book 235, Page 550
Summers County, West Virginia

Deed Acreage: 50.00 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Greenbrier District (2)

TM 13 Parcel 6.1; 50ACS M/L NEW RIVER HILLS; Class 2
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $488.88


Summers County School District:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Summers County Middle School
Summers County High School


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