Family retreat within an easy walk to the Greenbrier River and Trail in scenic Pocahontas County
|Address:||322 Beard P.O. Road, Hillsboro, WV 24946|
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
Camp Foxbrier, a family retreat circa 1902, is located in the Beard community just outside of Hillsboro, WV. The house is approximately 60 feet from the Greenbrier River & Trail at mile marker 38.6, midway along the 76-mile trail. Within an easy walk, there are several access points to the Greenbrier River for fishing, boating, and swimming, as well as hunting available across the river in Calvin Price State Forest (10,000 acres). The Greenbrier River Trail offers hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities. The sights & sounds of the Trail are always changing and the views along the way never get old! Nearby attractions are numerous, including Droop Mountain, Cranberry Glades and Beartown, and many others. Further north in Pocahontas County are the Snowshoe Resort and Cass Scenic Railroad.
The house sits on a 1/4 acre lot and borders Department of Natural Resources property and farm land owned by a local horse farm. The owner of the adjoining horse farm has applied for farm land conservancy which would mean the adjoining land would remain a farm permanently and would never be developed. The owners of Camp Foxbrier lease the property immediately next to the house (riverside) from the WV DNR for $10 per year. With the views of pastoral settings, barns, horses, cows, the lovely neighboring white chapel and beautiful farm house you will never tire of sitting on the front porch and watching the gorgeous world that surrounds you!
2,800 – 3,000 square feet
1 1/2 story
One full bath and One 1/4 bath
Original wood floors in front section of house refurbished around 2010
Dining room and eat-in kitchen with large wood stove
Large Living Room
Heat pump & central air installed 2008 with oil heat back up
Covered front porch & screened in side porch
Small porch on rear entry
Vinyl siding installed 2014
New windows installed 2008 and 2014
Run-in horse shed built 2013
Living Room – 20 x 23
Kitchen – 12 x 22
Dining – 12 x 15
Bedroom 1 – 13 x 20
Bedroom 2 – 12 x 17
Bedroom 3 – 11 x 15
Bedroom 4 – 9 x 12
Bathroom – 8 x 12
Mudroom – 10 x 24
Powder Room – 3 x 4
Back Deck – 6 x 24
Covered Screened Side Porch – 10 x 27
Covered Front Porch – 6 x 21
Bedroom 5 – 11 x 12
Bedroom 6 – 11 x 12
Bedroom 7 – 9 x 12
Bedroom 8 – 9 x 13
Outbuilding: 18 x 18
Run-in Shed: 18 x 20
Electricity: On Property
Telephone: On Property
Internet: Dish or DirectTV
Cellphone Coverage: None
LOCATION, DEED AND TAXES
322 Beard P.O. Road, Hillsboro, WV 24946
0.22 acre, more or less
Deed Book 300, page 424
Little Levels District
Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Tax Map 56 Parcel 15; Class 2
2015 Real Estate Taxes: $309.52 (Full Year before discounts or penalties)
Sold by boundary not acre.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is set deep in the Allegheny Mountains, separating West Virginia from Virginia, and called “the birthplace of rivers”. The Greenbrier, Gauley, Elk, Cherry, Cranberry, Tygart Valley, Williams, and Shavers Fork of the Cheat rivers all begin in these pristine mountains. The area is rooted in its crystal clear streams, native brook trout, roaring waterfalls, and unique history.
Pocahontas County is a Mountain Playground. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound from Hunting on private lands and the Monongahela National Forest, and Fishing in the Greenbrier River, Shavers Fork, Buffalo Lake and the countless native trout streams, Snow Skiing at Snowshoe, and Mountain Biking at Seneca State Forest and the Greenbrier River Trail.
In historic Durbin, WV, you have the opportunity to ride and experience the sights and sounds of one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence. The DURBIN FLYER Excursion Train is powered by a rare steam locomotive; Old #3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth!
For the water enthusiast, the Greenbrier River is the last un-dammed river east of the Mississippi and offers a great float/canoe/kayak experience. The fishing for small mouth bass is considered excellent. The Greenbrier River trail is an 86-mile rails to trails system and offers exceptional hiking and biking opportunities along the scenic Greenbrier River.
Within a short drive you are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the Tygart, New River and Gauley Rivers, the 48,000 acre Cranberry Wilderness, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is a leisurely drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 1 ½ hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.
Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, The Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass and the National Radio Observatory in Green Bank are other area attractions that make this region of the state one of the most sought after to live and play.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) 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.
Nearby Historic Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, 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, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is home to 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, the “Greenbrier Classic.” 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!
The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
From Rt. 219 at Hillsboro, WV, turn onto Denmar Road. Travel approximately five miles and turn left onto Beard Road. Property is on the right at end of Beard Road.
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