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Because city life is complicated enough – come home to the mountains!
Brendarosa is a modern country estate featuring two newly constructed homes on 53 acres of matured woodland and mountain meadows. The ever-changing mountain views, striking sunrises-sunsets, glimpses of wildlife, and a brilliant nightly star display, combine to create a feeling of timelessness, harmony, and well-being.
Though the construction is new, the land beneath is ageless, and together, the two provide an exceptional quality of life for everyone of any generation.
Brendarosa is a modern country estate located just minutes to the Greenbrier River, New River Gorge National Park, and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake. Two newly constructed homes (3,526+/- sqft and 1,568+/- sqft) are surrounded by 53 acres of mountain forest and open meadows.
Conservational values are many and provide numerous essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, wildlife habitat, and excellent recreation opportunities.
- 53 acres with a mixture of meadows, gardens, and a mature mountain forest
- Two newly constructed homes (3,600 sqft and 1,600 sqft)
- Quality infrastructure includes RV pavilion, large garage, storage building, gravel driveway, French drains, 3 water wells, fencing for pet play area, fenced garden
- Covered front porches and covered back decks extend the homes living space
- Superior access by state maintained paved roads – FedEx, UPS and USPS delivery
- Well-built private graveled private driveway leading to the homes
- Very private and secluded – but not remote
- All small city amenities are 10 minutes away in Hinton, the Summers County Seat
- Excellent river and lake fishing with a mix of deep holes, rapids and still water
- All mineral rights in title will convey
- Amazing resident wildlife population rich in diversity and ever changing
- Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
- Winged wildlife includes Neotropical songbirds, turkey, eagles, herons, hawks, owls, ravens, king fishers, ravens, crows, and hummingbirds
- An hour’s drive to jet airports and 4 major interstates
- Dynamic forest with some old growth trees estimated to be 150-200 years old.
- A rewarding off-grid permaculture lifestyle can be easily developed
- Cell phone coverage is good with 4G service
- Darkest of skies with little or no light pollution for star gazing and planet observation
- Perfect for all water sport activities supported by the nearby Greenbrier River and 2000-acre Bluestone Lake.
- The 53 acres can offer ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and nature viewing
- Low taxes, low population density
- An easy drive to higher population areas of Charleston, Blacksburg, Roanoke, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg
Google Coordinates: 37.657376°(N), -80.826316°(W)
Address: 161 Brendarosa Drive, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1637 ft. to 2236 ft. +/-
THE HOMES AT BRENDAROSA
The two homesites at Brendarosa were chosen so as to take full advantage of the powerful presence of the open meadows and surrounding mountain vistas.
#161 BRENDAROSA – THE MAIN HOME
The home’s 3,526+/- sq.ft. design accommodates the fast-paced lifestyles of an active household and the daily life associated with recreational-country estate properties. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, great room, kitchen, pantry, and dining area. The ceilings are 9’ high throughout the home. All doorways are 36” wide to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
“The Greenbrier III” design displays an expansive, distinguished contemporary design with lots of light and airy spaces. Abundant windows and doors, plus 9’ ceilings throughout the home, let the sunshine in. Multiple intersecting roof lines give this home indisputable curb appeal. A perfect design for entertaining, the full glass doors lead to outdoor decks and porches that complete the stunning looks and comfort of this home.
The main floor master suite is a corner room with 4 large windows providing plentiful natural light. It also has a tray ceiling, large closet, ceiling fan and recessed lighting. The spacious full bath has double sinks, a walk-in glassed-tiled shower & sitting bench, and a flexible handheld shower with multiple setting (great for people and pets too!). The bath also has a rainfall shower that creates the soothing sensation of a spring rainfall.
On the main floor, there are 3 more full-sized bedrooms with lots of closet space and ceiling fans. The spacious downstairs full bathroom is conveniently located to the bedrooms and rest of the home.
The “Cook’s Kitchen” was designed to be the “hub” of the home, where everyone naturally gathers during parties and just everyday living. A large Kitchen Island opens up more eating and cooking room and has stools to sit and chat with the cook. The large window above the sink and full glass doors flood the the kitchen and dining space with natural light.
Appliances include a Whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator and freezer (both 18 cu.ft.) with front trim kit, Whirlpool electric stove/over, dishwasher, and a double stainless-steel sink with dual function spray head (aerated stream and powerful spray), built-in Whirlpool microwave.
The downstairs’ open design incorporates the great room, dining area, kitchen and pantry. The great room has a gas fireplace with mantel. Glass doors provide immediate access to large decks/porches.
The laundry/mud room, indispensable to country/recreational life, has its own entrance on the ground floor. The Smart LG frontloading washer and dryer are Bluetooth enabled. The washer has a pullout bottom drawer for laundering a small number of items.
Just off the kitchen is a large, walk-in pantry. The industrial grade tubular shelving has castor wheels so the shelves can easily be rolled out to clean the pantry floors.
The stairs leading to the upstairs are 4 feet wide, thus making moving furniture up and down a much easier task. The wider steps will more readily accommodate a chair lift should the need arise in the future.
The upstairs has two bedrooms and a full bath plus a large crafts/recreation room with a built-in kitchenette. This upstairs has lots of windows creating a sunny and cheerful space. The full bath has double sinks and a shower. The two bedrooms are spacious with ample closet space. There is plentiful storage with 5 storage areas located underneath the dormers with access doors, plywood floors and lighting.
The large 32’x40’ detached 2 car garage with concrete floor with has electric and water is just outside the door. The garage is located next to the home.
An open 32’x40’ pavilion has electric, graveled floor and a 12’ high ceiling capable of storing large RV’s. Water is very nearby. There is an outhouse and storage shed next to the pavilion.
FLOORING: CORTEC LUXURY PLANK VINYL FLOORING
After much research and comparison of the countless flooring options available on the market, the owner chose to install Cortec Luxury Plank Vinyl Flooring throughout the home. This modern, engineered flooring is a resilient, durable vinyl flooring with a 100% waterproof core and a protective wear layer. The exceptional attached genuine cork underlayment blocks out chills and dampens noise. Plus, the flooring comes with a limited lifetime residential warranty.
- Wear Layer (0.5 mm/20 mil*) protects against wear and stains
- Maintenance Free: Never needs sanding, polishing, sealing or refinishing
- Luxury Vinyl Design Layer offers detailed textured wood pattern with detailed embossing and beveling
- 100% Waterproof: Won’t warp or buckle, even if submerged in water
- Easy to Install: Secure angle tap system doesn’t require any glue or nails
- Rigid: Eliminates ripples and waves caused by uneven subfloors
- Stable: Won’t expand or contract under normal conditions
- Attached Cork Underlayment
- Quiet & Warm: attached genuine cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer floor that blocks out chills and dampens noise and is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew
HIGHLIGHTS: #161 BRENDAROSA (MAIN HOME)
- 1.5 story Cape Cod system’s built home was constructed in 2017
- 3,526 sq. ft. home plus 1,280 sq. ft. detached 2 car garage
- 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, great room, walk-in closets, dining area, laundry/mudroom, attic storage, covered back deck, covered front porch
- Architectural style shingles asphalt roofing – 50 year limited warranty
- Heavy gauge wood-textured vinyl siding (Dutch- lapped) with custom Scalloped vinyl siding under the second story eaves
- West Windows vinyl clad – tilt in for easy cleaning and have safety catches
- Kitchen: Whirlpool stainless steel side by side refrigerator/freezer, (18cu.ft each side), Whirlpool electric stove/range, Whirpool dishwasher, Whirlpool built-in microwave, stainless steel double sink, Cooking Island with granite top, easy care laminate countertops with tile backsplashes, plenty of cabinetry
- Walk-in pantry with industrial metal tubular shelving on wheels for easy removal for cleaning
- Smart LG Washer/Dryer front-loading, large capacity – Bluetooth enabled.
- Laundry/Mudroom has an outside entrance providing flexibility
- HVAC– 2 High Efficiency Ameristar (Ingersol Rand) Heat Pumps – 2 zones for sepetate control of the upstairs and downstairs
- Top of the line Cortec Luxury Plank Vinyl flooring – see description above
- All countertops are high quality, easy care laminate
- Stacked Rivera Stone fireplace surround and mantle
- All doors in the home are 36” wide for easy wheelchair and walker access
- Front entry features a spectacular textured prism glass door/sidelights
- Propane tank services fireplace in living room
- Back deck is covered by a gable roof
- Crawlspace has drains overlain by gravel and plastic- electric lights installed
- Foundation – poured concrete and cinderblock
- Stone/gravel supplied by Duane Rudisill, owner Tri River Trucking
- Large fenced perennial garden – thornless blackberries, red & green raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Plus, an annual vegetable garden planted with tomatoes, corn,cucumbers, squash and lots of sunflowers. The garden receives supplemental water via an 800 gallon gravity fed rain barrel irrigation system
BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS
- 2 drilled water wells provide water for home and outdoor
- 40’x32’ detached 2 car garage with metal sides and roof, concrete floor and electric – 1,280 sq. ft. (metal is Charcoal colored)
- 14 rain barrels (800 gallon capacity) catch garage roof runoff and is then gravity fed by pipe to the garden
- RV shelter/pavilion 40’x32’ 12’ high open sides, gravel floor, electric, water nearby
- Outhouse and small storage building behind RV shelter
- 800’ driveway crowned gravel surface, with ditches and culverts (very well built)
- 1500 gallon fiberglass septic system rated for 6 bedrooms by Summers Co Health Dept
- French drains installed to transport home’s drain spouts and hillside surface water by underground 3” & 6” pipes to a rock filled underground drain basin that then flows to the main access road drainage ditch system
- Pet play and exercise area surrounded by metal fencing with three galvanized gates for access by vehicle/walking
- Garden is protected by a perimeter welded wire field fence
- Electric service is 200 amp
#161 BRENDAROSA ROOM DIMENSIONS
SEE FLOOR PLAN DIAGRAM IN THE MAPS AND DOCUMENTS SECTION IN THE GOLD COLORED BOX NEAR THE TOP OF THIS WEBPAGE
Living Room 19’ x 20’
Kitchen/Dining 22.5’ x 12’
Pantry 6’ x 5’
Master Bedroom 17’ x 21’
Master Bath 12’ x 8’
Bedroom 2 18’ x 12’
Bedroom 3 12’ x 14’
Bedroom 4 12’ x 12’
Bath 5’ x 8’
Laundry 9’ x 6’
Bedroom 5 14’ x 14’
Bonus Room 21’ x 21’
Bonus Room 28’ x 19’
Bath 10’ x 8’
Total Living Space First Floor = 2,228 sq. ft.
Total Living Space Second Floor = 1,298 sq. ft.
Total Living Space = 3,526 sq. ft.
Garage 40’ x 32’
Open Pole Barn 40’ x 32’
#9 BRENDAROSA – THE GUEST HOME
#9 BRENDAROSA ROOM DIMENSIONS
Living Room 20’ x 13’
Kitchen/Dining 24’ x 13’
Master Bedroom 15’ x 13’
Master Bath 8’ x 13’
Bedroom 2 10’ x 13’
Bedroom 3 10’ x 13’
Bath 5’ x 10’
Laundry/Utility 5’ x 10’
Total Living Space = 1,568 sq. ft.
HIGHLIGHTS: #9 BRENDAROSA (GUEST HOME)
- 1 story Ranch style system’s built home was constructed in 2017
- Surveyed and deeded lot to the home
- 1,568 sq. ft. home
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining area, laundry/mudroom, attic storage, covered back deck, covered front porch
- Asphalt shingles roofing – 30 year limited warranty
- Vinyl siding for low maintenance
- West Windows tilt in for easy cleaning
- Kitchen: Whirlpool stainless steel side by side refrigerator/freezer, Whirlpool electric stove/range, Whirlpool stainless steel dishwasher, Whirlpool built-in microwave, stainless steel farm sink with apron front, Cooking Island with laminate top, easy care laminate countertops with tile backsplashes, plenty of cabinetry, top filler above stove.
- Walk-in pantry with metal shelving
- Washer/Dryer front-loading, large capacity
- Laundry/Mudroom/Pantry has a separate outside entrance providing easy access
- HVAC– 1 High Efficiency 2.5-ton Amana Heat Pump –
- Linoleum flooring
- Rain Soft water treatment system
- Countertops are high quality, easy care laminate
- A drilled water wells provide water for home and outdoor
- Back deck is covered by a very nice roof offering views of the meadows and mountains
- Crawlspace overlain by gravel and plastic- electric lights installed
- Foundation – cinderblock
- Stone/gravel supplied by Duane Rudisill, owner Tri-River Trucking
- Pet play and exercise area surrounded by metal fencing with galvanized gates for easy access
- 1,000 gallon fiberglass septic system approved by Summers Co. Health Dept
- Electric service 200 amp
- Underground 1,000-gallon concrete water storage tank for emergency use
- 12’x16’ storage building
- Large graveled parking area at the home
- Plenty space for a garden
RECREATION AT BRENDAROSA
Brendarosa offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the nearby Greenbrier River, New River, New River Gorge National River Park and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the Greenbrier River, New River and Bluestone Lake ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found for small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill.
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just larger animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, geese, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.
Total or near total darkness can be still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
• Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
• Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
• Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
• Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
• Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day
All Terrain Motorsports
Brendarosa is perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.
Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The land may be used for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.
The open land consists of 10 acres of fertile meadows and gardens. The land is flat to rolling and very useable. Gardens and row crops will do well here as there is very little rock in the soil.
The well-maintained meadows conserve water and filter out manure and nutrients, keeping them from entering the nearby river, protecting water quality, human health, and animal health.
The nearby Greenbrier River is a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the river, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
The miles of “edge effect” created between the river, forest, and fields benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, and many species of songbirds make up the resident wildlife population.
Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larve.
Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River New River and Bluestone Lake with small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill present in good numbers.
The rivers, lake, and creeks, and their surrounding aquatic plant life, create a water a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Much of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
The hardwood forest of the surrounding mountains provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID
Just like 200 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property can be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without on-grid electricity.
- Solar or wind power could provide an endless supply of off grid electricity
- Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from the drilled water well (hand drawing water from the well using a cylinder well bucket)
- Deer and turkey can supply fresh meat
- The fertile 8 acres of agricultural would be used to raise livestock of all kinds (chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.) and could be farmed with horse drawn equipment. The land would support vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley
- Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles
- The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking and pounds of walnuts
The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.
Here are some specific examples of possible crops:
- Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
- Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
- Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
- Moss: Log or sheet moss
- Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
- Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
- Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
- Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)
The 45 acre forest is very mature with many trees in the 50-100 year old range. The forest resource is composed of Appalachian hardwoods and pine. The species composition consists primarily of Black Walnut, Sycamore, Birch, Red Maple, Poplar, Red Oak, White Oak, Hickory, and a host of associated species (Ash, Pine, Eastern Cedar, Sourwood, Black Gum, Beech, Ironwood and Hop Hornbeam).
Several “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest and old field edges. These ancient trees, some 100-200 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering flood, ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses. There are a few fruit trees scattered about, some of which were part of the early homestead. Crops of black walnuts are produced each. Honeybees will do very well here.
Brendarosa is an easy drive of higher population areas of Charleston, Roanoke, Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg.
Nearby Hinton is the county seat with grocery stores, restaurants, banks, auto parts stores, hardware, hospital, dentists and most other small-town amenities. Hinton is also the Summers County Seat and the economic and governmental hub of the county. The county’s total population is about 14,000.
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 city 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 surrounding area offers unlimited recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing and snow skiing.
- 10 minutes to Hinton
- One hour or less to Beckley, Princeton, Lewisburg, 80,000 acre New River Gorge National Park, 2,000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, Sandstone Falls, Winterplace Ski Resort and the 4-Star Greenbrier Resort
- A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
- Washington, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte only 3
- Charleston, Beckley, Lewisburg airports offer jet service to main hubs
- Charleston, the state capitol, is 1.5 hours’ drive and offers all large city amenities
- Easy access to I-64, I-77, I-79, US 460, US 19
- The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the12,000 acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp, is also an hour’s drive
- The 14,000 acre Wildlife Management Area is just down river at Bull Falls
Historic Summers County
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 15 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries.
Summers County (2014 population—13,417) is located in the southeastern region of West Virginia, scenically placed between the beautiful Greenbrier and New River Valleys. The City of Hinton (2013 population—2,588) serves as the county seat and is the sole municipality within Summers County.
The railroad boom of the early 20th century helped to build Hinton and Summers County. However, the county’s current economy is based primarily on tourism thanks to the Bluestone Dam and Lake along with the Bluestone, Greenbrier, and New Rivers which converge in Hinton. Further, the New River Gorge National River begins at Hinton and flows northward into neighboring Fayette County.
Summers County is also home to Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort, and a number of other facilities that provide lodging, camping, and a variety of recreational activities. The Hinton Railroad Museum, the Graham House, the Campbell Flanagan Murrell House, and other museums provide glimpses into the county’s history. The architecture of buildings in Hinton’s nationally-registered historic district is of interest to many. A solid core of retail stores and professional service providers meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.
Residents of Summers County enjoy a wonderful small town, laid back quality of life. Service clubs such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Ruritans support a number of community initiatives, school programs, and special events. The Summers County Library supports the county school system and provides visitors with Internet access and other services. Several denominations of churches meet the Summers County community’s spiritual needs.
Summers County is served east-west by Interstate 64 and by north and south connections to Interstate 77. The New River Parkway, when completed, will improve access to Sandstone Falls by upgrading River Road from I-64 near Exit 139 Sandstone into Hinton. West Virginia Routes 3, 12, 19, 20, and 107 are the primary highways within the county. Amtrak also provides an important transportation link to Summers County with its Cardinal line from New York to Washington DC to Chicago. Stops are made three times per week to pick up and disembark passengers at Hinton’s historic Rail Depot.
The Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital provides a fully-staffed emergency room and a variety of medical services. Summers County Emergency Services provides ambulance service. Law enforcement is provided by the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, a detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the City of Hinton’s Police Department and park rangers with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Similarly, the City of Hinton has a new fully-manned and equipped fire station complemented by six other volunteer fire departments throughout the county.
Historic Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, (45-minute drive), which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, 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, a year-round farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally’s, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @The Greenbrier,
Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), 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 world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe etc.). 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.
A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte is only 3.
Within a two-hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000-acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 172 miles long, the Greenbrier drains over 1.5 million acres and is the longest undammed 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.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Brendarosa is a 10-minute drive to the New River, 80,000 acre New River Gorge National River Park and the 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, walleye, pike 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.
ARCHEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY
Brendarosa is nestled between the folded Ridge and Valley Province to the east and the younger Allegheny Plateau to the west. The Greenbrier River flows 162 miles southwest through numerous mountain valleys and empties into the world’s third oldest river, the New River, just a few miles downstream.
The area has many interesting “riches from the earth” in the form of sandstone, limestone, agates, fossils, geodes, caves and curious rock outcrops. The river’s bottom and banks have numerous types, ages and classes of rocks that originate from several diverse geological regions along the 172 mile long river basin draining about 1.5 million acres.
The Droop Sandstone, a very hard, quartz-rich rock originally deposited as sand beaches along an ancient shoreline, is especially prominent in the area. Numerous sheer rock cliff formations are created by the erosion-resistant Droop Sandstone. Locally, the Muddy Creek Mountain quarry produces decorative sandstone from the Droop that is known worldwide for its beauty and durability.
The area is well known for the healing waters of the numerous “Sulphur Springs”. During the 1800’s and early 1900’s, several “Sulphur Springs Resorts” flourished in the area. Most notably and still in existence are White Sulphur Springs, Warm Springs, and Hot Springs. Others included, Sweet Springs, Blue Sulphur Springs, Red Sulphur Springs, Green Sulphur Springs, Salt Sulphur Springs, Pence Springs and, Sweet Chalybeate Springs.
The headwaters of an intermittent stream is located in the forestland portion of the property for about 800 feet. Water flows during rain events and snow melt.
All mineral 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
The property was surveyed in 1985 and a survey plat was prepared. Portions of the boundaries are evidenced by fences. The northern boundary of the property is frontage on West Woodrumtown Road RT 3/5. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: 3 drilled water wells
Sewer: 2 conventional septic systems
Electricity: Onsite – MonPower
Telephone: Onsite Frontier landline
Internet: Onsite Cable through Frontier
Cellphone Coverage: Good with 4G
Propane: RT Rogers in Hinton
The property has about 400 feet of frontage on West Woodrumtown Road RT 3/5, and the driveway into the property connects to the public road system within that frontage.
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.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property has a little over 8 acres of open area associated with the home grounds and about 45 acres of 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 AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 233 Pg. 711, DB 255 Pg. 250, and DB 257 Pg. 477
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 53.52 total acres by inclusive survey plat
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Greenbrier District (2)
Tax Map 10 Parcel 106.1; Class 2
Tax Map 10 Parcel 106.3; Class 2
Tax Map 10 Parcel 106.4; Class 3
2019 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1,192.32
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle Schools:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
From Hinton, WV: 5.7 miles (approximately 10 minutes)
After crossing the Veterans Memorial Bridge when traveling from RT 20 South/RT 3 East from Hinton; turn right with RT 3 into BellePoint. Travel RT 3 (Greenbrier Drive) East for 3.1 miles; turn right onto West Woodrumtown Road RT 3/5; travel ½ mile; Brendarosa Drive (the driveway into the property) is on the right.
- 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
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- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
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- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
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