BRIDLE TRAIL

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Agent Contact:
Joyce Surbaugh, 304-660-8000

OVERVIEW

Beautiful Ridgetop 102.36 Acre Ranch with spectacular views located at 384 Maddy Lane, Jumping Branch, WV 25969.Large fields for riding, hiking and enjoying nature. Several bridle trails through the forest and across the north and south meadows. Four Bedroom Two Bath home offers 3000 square feet. Wrap around porch. Heat pumps, on demand hot water, heated tiled bathroom floors. Therapeutic spa conveys. Large decks with private mountain views overlooking the peaceful pond. Spacious kitchen with oak custom cabinets, quartz countertops, gas range, whirlpool appliances. Built in 2013. Three car detached garage with additional five bay shop. Mountain life close to all amenities. Wonderful theatre/media room for relaxing. Recreation Room and family room. Luxurious closets and storage areas. Whole home generac generator. Heat pumps electric/propane (two zones). This is the one you have been looking for. Shopping in Hinton, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg. Ideal location close to I 64, airports and hospitals. Many possibilities here for ranching, farming, homesteading or that special home away from home. Nature viewing, abundant wildlife, hunting and bird watching.

ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 102.36 Acres
  • Peaceful Pond
  • Large Meadows
  • Bridle Trails
  • Forest Trails
  • Meadow Trails
  • Pond Escape Trail
  • Private
  • Sunrise Views
  • Sunset Views
  • Fresh Air and Nature
  • Relaxation Destination
  • Mountain Life Close to Amenities
  • Close to I 64
  • Starry Night Skies
  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Spectacular Views

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.622325°(N), -80.976944°(W)
Address: 384 Maddy Lane. Jumping Branch, WV 25969
Elevation Range: 2130 ft. to 2365 ft. +/-

HOME DETAILS

Highlights

  • Ranch Style home 3000 Square Feet
  • Built in 2013 by Harmon Builders Chris Renegar Architect
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Full Baths Tile heated floors Spa Tub, pocket door suite,
  • Custom Noveau Art Glass Master Bath Window
  • Quartz CounterTops
  • Custom Oak Cabinets
  • Raised Panel Doors, trim and finishings.
  • Two Propane Fireplaces
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Fabulous Firepit
  • Secluded
  • Security Alarms
  • Flooring Carpet and Tile
  • Climate Controlled
  • Shingle Roof, Vinyl Siding, Block Foundation
  • No HOA

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

  • Wrap Around Porch 6’Wide
  • Front Porch 20 x 8
  • Back Deck 29 x 28
  • Lower Deck Tier 28 x 8
  • Wonderful Patio Area
  • Therapeutic Patio Spa
  • Landscaping Raised Bed Gardens
  • Space for entertaining, dining and sunshine
  • Enjoy evenings by the firepit while stargazing
  • Incredible Views year round

Items to Convey:

  • Whirlpool Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool Freezer
  • General Electric Propane Range
  • Kenmore Dishwasher
  • Double Oven
  • Whirlpool Ice Maker
  • Therapeutic Spa
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Additional Furniture Negotiable

Home Room Dimensions

Home 100 x 30 / 3000 Square Feet

First Floor
Living Room —      23×16
Media Room–        18×24
Recreation Room– 18×31
Dining Room —     15×11
Kitchen —               18×15
Master Bedroom – 16 x15
Master Bath —        15×10
Bedroom 2  —         13×13
Bedroom  3 —         13×13
Bedroom   4–         13×13
Bath 2  —-              13×6
Laundry Room–     13×6
Storage  —               18×6

Garages and Outbuildings

Garage  41 x29   Insulated walls and ceilings.  Three Bays Paved floor  Bays – 10 W  x 8 H
Shop     70×40  Insulated walls and ceilings.   Five Bays  Paved Floor
Shop Bay 1 — 10’ 5” H x 10 W   Shop Bays (2,3,4,5 ) –  8’ H x 10 W
Barn 36 x 36  Includes 12’ Run in Run Out

RECREATION AT BRIDLE TRAIL

Bridle Trail offers matchless recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the proximity to the Greenbrier River, New River, and Bluestone Lake.

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game 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 and hawks.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
Complete darkness can be still be found on areas of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby New River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The gently laying land may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding

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
Crystal Spring has  several forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety 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.

Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.

MINERAL RESOURCES

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

The property was surveyed in the year 2006, and a plat was prepared from that survey.  Some of the boundary is evidenced by old fencing.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

  • Whole Home Generac Generator
  • Tankless On Demand Hot Water Heater
  • Heat Pumps Electric/Propane ; Two Zones Serviced Yearly
  • Water: Drilled Well UVA Filtration and water softener
    Septic System
    Electricity:  Under Ground Power
  • Telephone: Frontier land line.
    Internet: Satellite,  Wifi Hotspot, Starlink pre order conveys.
    Cellphone Coverage: Verizon, US Cellular, T Mobile and others

ZONING

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 is comprised of about 26 acres in pasture fields, about 7 acres in the home grounds, and about 70 acres in forestland.

(This 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 223 Pg. 323

Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 102.3 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Jumping Branch District (5)
Tax Map 14 Parcel 38; Class 2

2021 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1311.84

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Summers County School District

Public Elementary School:
Hinton Area Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School

College:
Concord University (nearby in Mercer County)

SURROUNDING AREA

HINTON is the southern gateway to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The town has a large historic district, railroad museum, antique shops, and restaurants. Two Rivers flow through the town. The Greenbrier River and the New River. There are great riverside vistas for a casual drives along the waterfront. Boaters, motorcyclists, fishermen and vehicle cruises on the roadways and the rivers are a common sight. Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny mountains lies a place where the rivers flow and the eagles soar. A place where small town charm is around every corner and outdoor recreation is the norm. A place where porch sitting is earned after days spent hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. It is a place that remembers its past and looks towards the future.

NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

The Newest National Park in America at your back door…  An awe inspiring visit that is sure to bring a new experience each and every time. Once you see it, it’s something you’ll never forget. Rock climbers have long prized the sandstone cliffs of West Virginia’s New River Gorge, which was designated as a national park and preserve in December 2020. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is known for its 53 miles of free flowing whitewater that cuts through sandstone cliffs towering as high as 1,000 feet in the air. It boasts class III through V rapids and plenty of boulders to keep even the most experienced rafters engaged. The upper part of the river is calmer and more welcoming to new rafters. The area also boasts more than 1,500 climbing routes, as well as a 12.8-mile system of mountain bike trails built by the Boy Scouts. The New River Gorge itself is about an hour’s drive from Charleston, West Virginia. It encompasses about 70,000 acres marked with trailheads and visitor centers, and another 65,000 for backcountry hunting. White-tailed deer, river otters, and bald eagles are among the wildlife regularly spotted here. The Gorge is also one of the most popular rock climbing areas on the east coast. Over 1400 rock climb routes, around the gorge rim, are carved into a very hard Nuttall sandstone. Climbs range from 30 to 120 feet with the majority of routes for the advanced, but traditional and sport climbs are also available. There are moments, as you drift through the deep canyon walls of the New River Gorge, when it feels like you’ve got the whole world to yourself. It’s just you and the river, littered with massive, prehistoric boulders that were here when the coal mining camps were built, and the fur trading posts before them, and the Shawnee and Cherokee villages before those. In a river that geologists say could be one of the world’s oldest, you can lose yourself in time. Then the current picks up, and you’re back to paddling like mad, navigating the chutes and eddies of heart-pounding white water. Since the 1960s, West Virginia’s New River Gorge has drawn adventure seekers to its rapids and rock walls, and those rafters and climbers have long considered it a hidden gem. But the curtain is being drawn back on the canyon, because part of it has become America’s 63rd national park. New River Gorge National River’s 72,186 acres is just like its name “New”. The Newest National Park and Preserve in America.
We call West Virginia “Wild and Wonderful,” and this certainly is.

BLUESTONE DAM

The Bluestone Dam spans the New River, forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. With a 2,040-acre surface area, the lake provides boaters, water skiers, and fishermen with great recreational opportunities. The State of West Virginia operates Bluestone State Park with cabin rentals, picnicking and camping facilities. Also, a swimming pool, gift shop, two boat ramps, and a marina are operated for the convenience of the visitors. Camping opportunities are also available at the state’s Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area.

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.

GRANDVIEW AT THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK

Aptly named “Grandview”, this park hosts many opportunities to see the beautiful scenery around the New River Gorge. Grandview provides some of the most dramatic scenery found in the park and is a popular place for hiking, picnicking, and sight seeing. Grandview is a peaceful place to relax and unwind while enjoying outstanding views of the New River. From 1400 feet above the river at Main Overlook, visitors are rewarded with one of the most outstanding views in the park. On a clear day you can see directly into the heart of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, including seven miles of the New River and its watershed. From Main Overlook visitors can also get a glimpse of some of the gorge’s unique cultural history. From here you see an active railway and the town of Quinnimont, where the first coal was shipped out of the gorge in 1873.

Grandview is a great place to see the spectacular displays of The West Virginia State Flower the “Rhododendrons” that bloom here every spring. The purple Catawba rhododendrons bloom in mid May, while the great white rhododendrons bloom in July. Also found at the park will be the West Virginia State bird the male Red Cardinal a colorful representative of our state.  The legislature officially adopted the black bear as the state animal of West Virginia on March 23, 1973. Black bears are found in all of West Virginia’s 55 counties.  Other official animals of the state are the brook trout, honeybee, and the Monarch Butterfly

Grandview includes overlooks of the New River, a visitor center, five hiking trails, ranger-led walks and talks, summer outdoor dramas, and picnic areas with playgrounds. Grandview is home to Theatre West Virginia, which features outdoor drama presentations from June through August such as  Alice at Wonderland, Oklahoma, Honey in the Rock, Tarzan, The Hatfields and McCoys Annie, Trumpet in the Land, Romeo and Juliet, The Wizard of Oz,  Rocket Boys, Grease, Footloose,  and many more.  Each year a series is scheduled for live outdoor dramas in the park amphitheater.  Every year is a fun filled season with audiences cast and crew all in the heart of the park.   Natures backdrop.

Since 1961, “Honey in the Rock,”  the beloved outdoor musical drama  has kept the state’s story alive, performed each summer for thousands of West Virginians and tourists.   GrandView is (West Virginians’) state theater.  “There are beautiful theaters in several places in West Virginia, quality work, but this theater was built as the only place you can come to see the History in West Virginia. This plays a special role in southern West Virginia, because it tells our story.

Grandview was originally a part of the West Virginia State Park system. In 1939, the state of West Virginia purchased 52 acres of land at Grandview to develop a day use park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built roads, shelters, and a picnic area, all still in use today. Construction began in 1960 on the 1200-seat Cliffside Amphitheater. The children’s playgrounds, recreation area, and additional walkways were built from 1961 to 1964. After more than 50 years as one of West Virginia’s most popular state parks, Grandview was transferred to the National Park Service in 1990.  In 2020 GrandView Became part of the New River National Park Service.  America’s Newest National Park. Rightfully the “New” as many have and will always refer to the New River.

The trails are clearly marked, with at least two main options to catch nice views, and also an easily accessible main overlook that is close to the main parking lot. The Turkey Spur Overlook can be accessed by a road, or visitors can walk the trail along the canyon rim from the main overlook. The trail is wide enough for at least a couple of people, and is well-maintained with gravel along most of it. Most of it winds through beautiful rhododendron bushes, creating an interesting “tunnel” effect. Turkey Spur has some steps to climb, but the view is worth the climb. From the top, you can see the Amtrak station at Prince and the historic Thurmond area below.

There is more to the newest National Park than the New River Gorge bridge. This former state park is now one of the must visits of the NPS. Here you have good hiking and fabulous overlooks. It also is a good balance for all skill and activity levels. Many of the overlooks at the main visitor center are easily accessible for ADA and young and old hikers. However, if you want a more active hike with rocks and ups and downs, go below the rim for the castle or tunnel trail. They are very exerting and they have great views of the cliffs that support the overlooks. However, the MUST SEE at Grandview, whether you drive or hike is Turkey Spur. Yes, there are a few stairs but the views from here on 3 sides are the best in the park, especially the bend in the river to the north. This is the only place you can view the river to the north.

Grandview is a MUST SEE. 
West Virginia is a Fantastic state to live, play and work.
Welcome Home to “The Mountain State”
The Mountains Are Calling

REGIONAL INFORMATION

  • 10-30 min to Beckley or Princeton 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, 3000 acre Summersville Lake
  • A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton or White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
  • Washington, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte 3 hours
  • 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 (50 min)
  • The 14,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area is just up river at Hinton.
  • Wildlife program enhances habitat, increases diversity, promotes health of the resident wildlife
  • Cell phone coverage is excellent in most areas with 4G service
  • Darkest of skies with little light pollution for star-planet gazing & astrophotography
  • Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
  • Winged wildlife – eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, turkeys and Neotropical songbirds
  • Perfect for recreational activities, ATV riding, hiking, camping, and nature viewing
  • Low taxes, low population density exceptional quality of life values

FIVE RIVERS AND TWO LAKES

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.

All rivers and lakes are within an easy one hour’s drive from the property: The property  is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing the New River, Greenbrier River, Gauley River,  and Bluestone River. Within this vast watershed lies the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake and 3000 acre Summersville Lake.

The New River, Greenbrier River, Summersville Lake, and Bluestone Lake are major contributors 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 rivers/lake, 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.

Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River, New River, and both Lakes with small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill present in good numbers.

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. Summersville Lake is over 3,000 at summer pool and is the state’s largest body of water.

Trails Park Access

Looking for the best hiking trails in Jumping Branch? Whether you’re getting ready to hike, bike, trail run, or explore other outdoor activities there are  2 nearby scenic trails in the Jumping Branch area. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers. Check out some trails with historic sights or adventure through the nature areas surrounding Jumping Branch that are perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts at any skill level.

Farley Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jumping Branch, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Bluestone Turnpike Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jumping Branch, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.  This trail follows an old riverbank road through a forested wonderland of flora diversity and abundant wildlife. The old town of Lilly which is located at the confluence of rivers has remnants that are still standing today. There are ranger-led tours available for those who want a more in-depth look into the history of the area. Make sure to check the NPS website for updated schedules.

Many additional trails are found throughout Bluestone State Park and the New River Gorge Preserve.  Several Trails offer mountain biking, horseback riding or guided adventures.

WILDLIFE

The mixture of forest, emerging forest and farm fields create the perfect wildlife habitat. The “edge effect” created between field and forest is the textbook habitat for the resident wildlife. The edges create a long wildlife food plot. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and soft mast. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, eagles, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been little hunting pressure for many years.  Deer, turkey, grouse, birds, insects and most fur bearing animals thrive here.

The nearby lake and rivers are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. Great fishing is found in the lake and rivers with bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, and bluegill present in good numbers.

FOREST FARMING

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 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)

SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID

Just like 175 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity.

  • Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from springs or a drilled well.
  • The forest would provide fresh food (deer, and turkey).
  • Additional land could be cleared, and the rich agricultural land would be used to raise livestock, vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley.
  • Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles.
  • The vast forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (walnuts, beechnuts and hickory nuts).

REGIONAL INFORMATION