A rare opportunity to own a West Virginia Mountaintop Retreat

Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026


WOW!! That’s the only word that can describe this beautiful property!  Do you dream of living on a mountaintop?  After you making your way to the top of the mountain, with a 3/4 mile driveway that opens up into fields and meadows to the home that sits on the very top, you are instantly reminded of the Carpenters’ song lyrics “I’m on top of the world looking down on creation.”   The log home is approximately 3,000 square feet, and is custom-built with hardwood floors, fireplaces, and a view that is unmatched anywhere.

This is a rare opportunity to own a mountaintop family retreat!  This property has seven large barns, a large garage workshop, livestock handling area, and a three-stall horse barn.  The property also has two other homes that are currently being rented so the new owners will have a monthly income already available.  There is a stocked pond with large catfish and bass ready for your enjoyment.  The timber is ready for harvest now.

The Dogwood Mountain Retreat is a family retreat / farm property that you will not find on the market very often.  You must see this property!


Google Coordinates: 37.827971°(N), -80.843328°(W)
Address: Lockbridge Road, Meadow Bridge, WV 25976
Elevation Range: 2463 ft. to 2944 ft. +/-


There is an intermittent stream near the center of the property that should flow during rain events and periods of snow melt. The farm also has 4 ponds for farm use or stock watering.


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.


Some of the boundaries are evidenced by fencing and field edges. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property has frontage on Lockbridge Road RT 1, providing access to the public road system. There are several internal roads that provide access throughout the farm.


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.


This property currently consists of the main home grounds, internal roads, fields with buildings, and forestland. A breakdown is as follows:

Main home grounds: 2 +/-
Hayfield: 6 acres +/-
2 separate sections of pasture fields and buildings: 42 acres +/-
Forestland: 123 acres +/-
(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 Information: DB 170 Pg. 499, DB 189 Pg. 609, DB 203 Pg. 5
Summers County, West Virginia

Acreage: 173 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Summers County (45), West Virginia
Green Sulphur District (3)

Tax Map 5 Parcel 30; 2 ACS & 2 HOUSES LITTLE MEADOWS; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $351.45
Tax Map 5 Parcel 30; 45 AC ACTIVE FARM LITTLE MEADOWS; Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $137.23
Tax Map 5 Parcel 93; 85 ACS ACTIVE FARM & 1 HOUSE LITTLE MEADOWS; Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $558.95
Tax Map 5 Parcel 93; BLDF & 1 AC LITTLE MEADOWS; Class 3; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $575.11
Tax Map 10 Parcel 47; 40 ACRES LITTLE MEADOWS; Class 2; 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $104.29

2018 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1,727.03


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 Ski Resort is an hour away. In 30 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 30 minutes away.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 30-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. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, adjoining the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000-acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.


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.

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.


Lewisburg, a 30-minute drive, is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year-round live theater, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.

In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 30-minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 40-minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.


Summers County School District

Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Meadow Bridge Elementary School (Fayette County)

Public Middle Schools:
Summers County Middle School
Meadow Bridge Middle School (Fayette County)

Public High Schools:
Summers County High School
Midland Trail High School (Fayette County)



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