EITEL HERITAGE FARM

Agent Contact:
Randy S. Burdette, 304.667.2897

HIGHLIGHTS

Eitel Heritage Farm, 139 acres of peaceful quiet Wild and Wonderful Monroe County, West Virginia. This property has it all, quiet location at the end of a county-maintained road, two quality homes, lots of barns, and outbuildings, abundant wildlife, good water, ready to farm pasture, and much more. Outstanding long range mountain views await you from both homes. Easy 15-minute drive to town from a property that you immediately feel at home, but you are not isolated from all the amenities needed for extremely comfortable everyday living. The farm is divided by Skaggs Road, RT. 10.1 The farmhouse side includes 93 acres and across the road the Cottage and Rocky Point Village has 44 acres. The perfect location to bring family and friends to enjoy the quiet farm life in historic Monroe County.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 139 acres +/-
  • Two dwellings
  • The Eitel Farmhouse, quality built in circa. 2005, 4713 sq. ft.
  • The Cottage built circa. 1997, 760 sq. ft.
  • Rocky Point Village frontier village log cabin and multiple outbuildings
  • County maintained road access on Skaggs Road, RT. 10.1
  • Situated at the end of Skaggs Road, previously known as VanDyke Road
  • 4-bedroom, 3 bath, timber frame with log sliding Eitel farmhouse and guest apartment
  • Bedroom on the entry level
  • All mineral rights available will convey
  • Outstanding decks on the farmhouse
  • You could develop to live off the grid
  • Central heat and air with separate heat pump in the farmhouse and guest apartment
  • Viking gas 6 burner commercial grade range with swivel overhead water tap, Faber exhaust hood
  • Amazing storage pantry cupboards in the kitchen
  • Recent year model stainless kitchen appliances
  • Bosch built in stainless front dishwasher
  • Tile flooring in the kitchen
  • Large center island in the kitchen
  • Beautiful wide board flooring
  • Tremendous Great Room with stone surround propane fireplace
  • Large two car attached garage
  • 3 water heaters
  • Laundry sink in the garage
  • Water softener system
  • American Standard (2005) and Trane (2012) heat pumps for farmhouse and guest apartment
  • Two back up propane generators for house and guest apartment – Guardian model 005240 13000 watts and Generac 20KW
  • Outstanding guest apartment, one bedroom, kitchenette, bath with shower and exterior deck and staircase
  • Underground utilities
  • 500-gallon underground propane tank (AmeriGas)
  • Several farm water faucets
  • Large pond, could be stocked (recently cleaned and beautiful)
  • Recent pond deck that needs completion
  • Undeveloped spring (pond development assistance is available from a local agency office)
  • Fencing on the majority, currently cattle grazing
  • Beautiful sun rises and sunsets
  • Several troughs

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.635530°(N), -80.617596°(W)
Address: 829 Skaggs Road, Wolf Creek, WV 24993
Elevation Range: 1782 ft. to 1992 ft. +/-

Estimated drive times

Charlotte, NC – 4 hours
Charlottesville, VA – 2.5 hours
Columbus, OH – 5 hours
Lexington, KY – 5 hours
Pittsburgh, PA – 4 hours
Raleigh, NC – 5 hours
Roanoke, VA – 2 hours
Richmond, VA – 4 hours
Washington, DC – 4.5 hours

HISTORY OF WOLF CREEK (Wolfcreek)

Wolf Creek is one of the oldest settlements in the Greenbrier Valley and goes back to the very frontier days. Baughman’s Fort near Alderson at the mouth of the Wolf was purportedly settled in 1751. Information about Baughman’s Fort is available from the local historical societies.

Today Wolf Creek is a sleepy pastoral village in Monroe County with a Post Office, church and a community building with a sparse population living near the waters of Broad Run and Wolf Creek.

The Greenbrier Valley and Monroe County today: Much of the past is still alive in Monroe County. The County seat of Union is a modern-day Mayberry, where folks still speak to each other in passing. Union offers about all the shopping and business needs for everyday life, you will find an excellent hometown supermarket, hardware, quaint restaurants, attorney, insurance agents, pharmacy, the Bank of Monroe, the courthouse, service stations and many other businesses. One thing that you will not find in Monroe County is a 4-lane highway, a franchise fast food, or stop light. Monroe County is still an agriculturally based lifestyle with farm families that go back hundreds of years. The population of Monroe County is 13,401, however the cattle population historically is generally higher.

THE HOMES AND BUILDINGS

The Eitel Heritage Farm

The Farmhouse was constructed circa. 2005, one and half story timber frame home with log siding. Outstanding views of Keeney’s Mountain (highest point in Summers County), The Knobs, Flat Mountain and Wolf Creek Mountain. The home has four bedrooms and three bath, mud room, large kitchen with excellent storage and appliances, great room, and office area the home features a great room with high ceilings, a stone and timber front propane fireplace. Beautiful wide pine flooring is throughout much of the downstairs, with tile in the mudroom, kitchen, and baths. The home has lots of natural light and feels immediately comfortable as you enter. Multiple exterior doors allow you to access the exterior and outdoor decks throughout. The kitchen is a large area with ample room, center island, lots of excellent storage and is equipped with a 6 burner Viking commercial grade gas range. Modern stainless steel front appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, large Whirlpool refrigerator and a Faber range hood.  The home is heated by an outdoor Nature’s Comfort wood stove (circa. 2016) that is housed in a custom building/woodshed size 10 ft. x 23 ft. The home also has central air and heat HVAC via a Trane heat pump for the main body and an American Standard heat pump for the guest apartment. The home has several inviting decks on both levels. Outstanding covered breezeways from the guest apartment and the large garage, these are excellent locations to relax. The owners have enjoyed family reunions, get to togethers and other special events throughout the 4 seasons at the farm. The farmhouse is move in ready and awaiting the new family.

Room information

Entry Level

Great Room              Main    23 x 15
Kitchen                      Main    24 x 19
Dining Room             Main    31 x 13
Office                         Main  15 x 14
Entry Master Bdr       Main    19 x 11
Entry Master Bath     Main    12 x 14
Utility Room               Main   6 x 7
Mud Room                 Main   13 x 19

Upper Level

Foyer                         Upper               24 x 12
Bedroom                    Upper               18 x 11
Bedroom                    Upper               18 x 11
Bathroom                   Upper               19 x 16
Game Room              Upper               25 x 17
Foyer                         Upper               11 x 17

GUEST APARTMENT Upper           32 x 24 Open design with one bed, kitchenette, large bath with shower stall.

Exterior Decks

Front Open Deck 24 x 16
Kitchen side open deck 24 x 24 alley 34 x 9 and west facing 23 x 10
Open Deck Upper Level   8 x 8
Covered Breezeway between garage and home 23 x 10
Guest apartment deck 8 x 8
West side deck 7 x 11
Front covered porch 7 x 11

FARMHOUSE BUILDINGS

Front entrance barn 40 x 60

Brand new open sides shed with extra height, electric and lights, excellent to add a workshop, many uses for storage and for special events. 68 x 30

Outdoor wood stove building 10 x 23

Red metal barn with sliding doors on each end, electric, water, side passage door, and sheep door 40 x 30 – includes chicken coop, sheep pen with door and large area (constructed circa. 2009)

Pump House – 8 x 10

THE COTTAGE AND BUILDINGS

The Cottage is the perfect home for a farm helper or as an extra guest home. The home was constructed circa 1997 by repurposing old brick. The cottage is approx. 760 sq. ft. with a single bedroom and a 3/4 bath, kitchen and living room. The home has central HVAC with a Goodman heat pump and a Fisher type wood stove insert is in the fireplace in the living room. The gallery kitchen features nice cabinetry, double SS sink, modern appliances and an attached washer and dryer area. The quaint setting for the Cottage offers great privacy as it is the last property where the county road ends. The front and rear decks at the cottage are an excellent location for any time of the day to enjoy the gorgeous pastoral setting with the long view mountain ranges. The property has storage buildings a great open deck with outstanding long range mountain views. The back yard has a large fenced in pet area.

Bedroom 14. 6 x 11. 7
Bath with shower stall 7.3 x 6.10
Foyer Hall 7.9 x 4. 3
Living room 15.10 x 19.7 offset 5.11 x 7.6
Kitchen 9.5 x 7.6
Laundry area of 6.6 x 7.6)
Covered back deck 9.6 x 19 – Open portion 9.6 x 30 and wrap around 9.6 x 8
Covered front porch 9.6 x 16

BUILDINGS WITH THE COTTAGE

Large barn near the cottage 40 x 30
Sloped roof shed near the cottage 20 x 20
Machinery shed towards the village 20 x 30
Historic pumphouse with old wrought iron handle pump 12.8 x 8.3

ROCKY POINT PRIMITIVE VILLAGE

Step back in time 200 years to the frontier of Western Virginia in a visit to Rocky Point. This village consists of very primitive frontier style log cabin and all the various outbuilding for everyday life 200 years ago. The village does not have electric or running water installed as this was how the modern-day Mountaineer lived while this was his home. The village is now vacant. This is one of the most fascinating examples of frontier living that I have ever seen.

Rocky Point log cabin 27 x 18, add on 8 x 12, outside shower stall annex 4 x 4, covered front porch 6 x 17
Pole barn and frame shed 10 x 11 and 22 x 13
Shed with weathervane 12 x 16
Privy (one holer) 4.5 x 3.9
Chicken house 15.5 x 10.6
Rocky Point smoke house 8.5 x 12
Root cellar 10 x 10
Barn with stalls 17.6 x 12.3
Outbuilding 10 x 10

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

A portion of the farm includes edge forest land which creates the perfect blend for hunting and wildlife watching. An estimate for the value of the forest has not been conducted.

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

Currently the farm is being used for beef cattle. In the recent years, the Eitel’s have had horses, which there is an excellent fenced paddock at the red metal barn. Sheep and chickens have recently been part of the farm. The red metal barn offers excellent facilities with already having an interior chicken house and a sheep pen with separate sheep door. Running water and electric are in place at the red metal barn. The farm is well situated to be used for a wide range of animals. Various crops could be cultivated in the fields. Near the farmhouse is a garden spot complete with electric fencing.

WILDLIFE

The mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, grown over farm fields, old fruit trees, coupled with the water supply from Hardy Run and the farm pond, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The “edge effect” created between, streams, farm fields and forest is the textbook habitat for the resident wildlife. The edges create long wildlife food plot. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts, walnuts, 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 hawks 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.

There are many animals that around the edges of Hardy Run, including raccoons, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, bull frogs, and redwing blackbirds. Of course, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, and tadpoles.

WATER

Hardy Run a dashed blue line mountain branch flowing, the owners state that the branch typically has water throughout the year and crosses the large tract on the eastern corner. Eitel Heritage Farm has a large pond located near the main residence on the large tract. Two wells serve both residences (Main farmhouse well is 420-foot, depth of pump 408-foot, 1 HP pump, 7 gallons per minute, serviced by Reese Pump Service) No information is known for the cottage well). An undeveloped spring is located with the farmhouse side. A dashed blue line stream is located at the back side on the Cottage side of the farm. A concrete reservoir has been used at Rocky Point Primitive Village.

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

There are metes and bounds descriptions in the sellers’ deeds.  Fencing and creeks evidence boundary in some places.  State road frontage form portions of the property boundary.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: Two wells serve both residences (Main farmhouse well 420-foot, depth of pump 408-foot, 1 HP pump, 7 gallons per minute) No information is known for the cottage well)

Sewer: Septic systems
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Frontier landline may be available – Owners use cell phones
Internet:  Countrymen Communication, excellent –Hughes Net and Starlink may also be available
Cellphone Coverage: Good

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property boundary is state road frontage in two locations.  Also, the state road travels through the property, creating additional access.

ZONING

There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

This farm property consists mostly of pasture fields while there is also an intermingling with 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 258 Pgs. 185 & 188
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 139 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (13), West Virginia
Wolf Creek District (9)
Tax Map 15 Parcels 20 and 20.1; Class 2

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $2437.82

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Monroe County School District

Public Elementary School:
Mountain View Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Mountain View Middle School

Public High School:
James Monroe High School

THE AREA

SURROUNDING AREA

The Town of Alderson, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Hills” is an easy 15-minute drive, the town is tucked away in the lush Greenbrier Valley of southern West Virginia. It is situated along the beautiful Greenbrier River and includes both Greenbrier and Monroe Counties.

In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk and it was not until 1777 that the town was settled by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town was named. It was here he founded the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley and later a Baptist seminary that was later moved north to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV.

The Federal Reformatory for Women, the first federal prison for women, was established here in 1927. The town is renowned for its annual Independence Day festival, which was acknowledged by West Virginia Living Magazine as the state’s “Best Independence Day Celebration” in 2012.

Alderson, WV, today is largely a residential community with retail establishments in its downtown historic district. These serve the many camps and vacation homes along the Greenbrier River and tourists visiting the surrounding countryside. Commerce and property values are increasing because of increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding farms. Alderson itself contains many fine homes from the turn of the 20th Century, many of which are in mint condition, never having been altered from their well-tended, original appearance.

The town of Alderson has been an active community for generations. Boasting the best and most popular Independence Day(s) celebration in the state of West Virginia, the celebration includes the huge July 4th parade is hosted by the AVFD and numerous other groups and individuals. The Independence Day fireworks draws thousands to town from numerous states and the region Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, motel, national bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, auto parts store and U-Haul dealer, barber shop, beauty parlors, insurance agency, the renown Alderson Store, two medical clinics, veterinarian office, pharmacy, and two funeral homes. Restaurants and gathering places in Alderson include the Big Wheel Family Restaurant, Riverview Café at the motel, Stuarts Smokehouse, and the ever-popular Subway sandwich shop. Since 1898 Alderson has been home to Camp Greenbrier for Boys. This summer camp draws boys and families from several states to spend several weeks at this great facility. Alderson is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881. Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town is named Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum-security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is a 15- 20-minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast-food restaurants but there are local restaurants in the area that are well known for their good food and friendly atmosphere.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American and is just a 25-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 25 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is 25 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (Vtech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 120 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 4 hours away.

Just 35 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, 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 Resort is less than an hour away. In 15 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson 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 across the river at Bull Falls.

WATER RESOURCES

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 162 miles long, the Greenbrier 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 that runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.

It has always been a valuable water route, with many 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

Nearby, in about a 30-minute drive to the New River and 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, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at the 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.

REGIONAL INFORMATION