FALLS COVE BLUFFS
Rare 28.51 acre tract providing over 2400 feet of Greenbrier River Frontage along the well known Lindsay's Slide
Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304.660.8000
MAPS & DOCUMENTS-CLICK LINKS TO VIEW
Falls Cove Bluffs is a very rare 28.51 acre tract providing over 2400 feet of Greenbrier River Frontage along the well known Lindsay’s Slide section of the River located in Talcott, WV. Class II Lindsay’s Slide is a River-wide slanted ledge that can have strong holes in places.
Falls Cove Bluffs at “Falls Pointe” is found within a unique gated River Community. The elevated “Pointe” rises above the two most aggressive sets of Falls on the Greenbrier River. Class III Bacon Falls to the North and Lindsay’s Slide to the South. A Paddlers Slalom for adventure seekers. Property is gated to provide owners privacy.
Build your dream home overlooking the river and Out of the flood plane. Several home sites are located on the east section of the property with power at the Cove Building Site and the Bluffs Sites. The large tract provides privacy with no highways nearby. The only noise you will hear are the birds and the falling water.
The majority of the riverfront is accessible along the riverfront bluffs trail, by hiking or by boat. The Cliffs, Cove, River and wooded Mountainside are a spirited invitation for adventure. Truly a Climbers Paradise. Owners also may use a common area river access on the east beach of the Pointe.
Beaches on the property are found as nature has impacted them with the flow of water, vegetation, rocks, trees and sand. The environment on this tract is well preserved. Access to the west beaches and steep wooded mountainside is mastered mainly by wildlife including deer, bear, foxes, bobcat, eagles, hawks and small game.
Falls Cove Bluffs is a perfect destination for paddlers eager to run the falls starting at Talcott over Bacon Falls and Lindsay’s Slide (named for Bacon’s Grist Mill).
Step out onto your very own Sandy Beached Cove along the Cliffs of Falls Pointe. Hike up the Cove Trail overlooking the River.
Paddle on down river to the large Rock Ledge Bluffs along the riverfront. Take out here and hike up the wooded Bluffs Trail .
Near the homesites are found several overlooks above the river. Walking along the Hideaway Bluff road above the Cove you will see Lindsay’s slide overlook. From here watch the water fall over the rock strata ledges creating whitecaps and waves. Next is the Cove Overlook with views of the sandy private beach below and the Falls of Lindsay’s Slide. Several other unnamed overlooks break out along the whitetail deer trail atop the cliffs.
Cactus Rock is a particular overlook that draws attention with a cactus shaped weathered tree. Growing on the ledge you will find the native West Virginia Cactus. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa). You might not know that it is native to West Virginia. You can find it growing in the rain shadows protected from the prevailing wind.
New River National Park Service is just a 20 minute drive. Resorts, Spas, Restaurants and Festivals within 15 minutes to 45. Nearby towns for shopping include Hinton, Alderson, Princeton, Beckly and Lewisburg.
The Greenbrier River is one of the most charming rivers in West Virginia. At more than 150 miles long, it has great rural scenery, rich history, and excellent fishing. The Greenbrier was a Native American warpath and had a big role in the development of region’s early timber industry. Today, it offers some of the best recreation opportunities in the state, including very productive fishing spots. The smallmouth fishing in the Greenbrier is world-class. On a typical fishing day, you’ll see expert fly fishers tossing hand-tied flies from guided rafts, novices wading with push-button casting rods, and everyone in between. If you like to wade, you’ll find plenty of access points in and along the Greenbrier River . If you prefer to float, the river has great paddling on one of the longest undammed rivers in the east.
Hinton is just 15 miles from the property. At Hinton you will find shopping along with three rivers and a lake: New River, Mouth of The Greenbrier River, Bluestone River and Bluestone Lake. Also located in Hinton–Wild Water Express Water Park with two very tall waterslides, in-ground pool and kiddie pool. A large in-ground pool at Bluestone State Park and the Indoor Pool at Pipestem Resort.
Local Summers County Festivals are a popular event. Appropriately named, the Water Festival is held every summer, along with Railroad Days, Festival of the River Music, John Henry Festival (Talcott) and more. Historic Hinton offers walking tours, an amphitheater, cafes, museums, boutiques, fine dining, a movie theatre and a cultural center all among turn of the century architecture. Several streets in Hinton are paved with the original brick from bygone days. Driving over the bricks while passing the Iconic Churches, Victorians, Romanesque, Greek Revival, Georgian and other classic architecture is like riding through a living museum.
Bring your fishing pole and your boat. If you forget them no worries – One of the largest Outdoor Outfitters Supply Stores in the area is also located in Hinton.
Please contact Foxfire Realty to view this spectacular property.
Google Coordinates: 37.631064°(N), -80.757508°(W)
Address: Falls Pointe Road, Talcott, WV 24981; No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1460 ft. to 2000 ft. +/-
The property has nearly 2600 feet of frontage on the Greenbrier River.
A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
A survey plat was recorded with the initial deed of purchase in July 2014 in Deed Book 249 Page 676. Later, a new survey plat was recorded as part of a deed of exchange in November 2014. The deed of exchange was recorded in Deed Book 250 Page 522. The referenced survey plat was recorded in Map Cabinet C as Slide 17C. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Well will need to be drilled
Sewer: Septic system will need to be installed
Electricity: On site
Telephone: Available nearby
Internet: Available via DirecTV, HughesNet, or Dish Network
Cellphone Coverage: Good
The property is accessed by Falls Pointe Road, which is a private subdivision road, off the Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14.
PROTECTIVE COVENANTS AND ZONING
There are some protective covenants in place, including only stick built homes and no commercial use. A copy of the protective covenants will be provided upon request. 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.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 249 Page 676 and Deed Book 250 Page 522
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 28.51 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 21 Parcel 26.19, 28.51 ACRES GREENBRIER RIVER; Class 3
2018 Real Estate Taxes: $361.78
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Falls Cove Bluff is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The quiet town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers County and is a 15 minute drive. Hinton has amenities including churches, elementary-middle- high school, grocery stores, hardware/farm supply store, building supply, motels, banks, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, hospital, dentists, medical clinic and restaurants.
The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson.
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 theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.
Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
Lewisburg has been named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 45 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 50 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.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dulles. Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.
Low taxes, clean water, clean air and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.
Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found on the property. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.
GREENBRIER RIVER AND RIVER TRAIL
The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.
The Greenbrier River is formed by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River in the town of Durbin, West Virginia. From Durbin the Greenbrier River flows southwesterly through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties. It flows through several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, West Virginia.
The Greenbrier River Trial is operated by the West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77-mile long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Just 20 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 Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 30 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.
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.
From Hinton, WV: 11 Miles +/- (25 Minutes +/-)From Hinton, travel RT 20 South, cross the Hinton New River Bridge, turn left with RT 20 South/RT 3 East; travel for approximately 1.7 miles; turn left with RT 3 East, cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge; turn right with RT 3 into BellePoint, travel RT 3 East for 5.3 miles; turn left onto RT 12 N / RT 3 E; travel 2.1 miles; turn right onto Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14; travel 1/10 mile; turn left onto Falls Pointe Road; travel Falls Pointe Road, passing through the locked subdivision gate, for 1.6 miles; turn right onto the access road to the property; travel 2/10 mile to the property. The property is a total distance of 1.75 +/- miles from the Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14.From Alderson, WV: 15 Miles +/- (30 Minutes +/-)Beginning on RT 3 / RT 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on the Greenbrier County side, travel RT 3 W / RT 12 S for 13.6 miles; turn left onto Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14; travel 1/10 mile; turn left onto Falls Pointe Road; travel Falls Pointe Road, passing through the locked subdivision gate, for 1.6 miles; turn right onto the access road to the property; travel 2/10 mile to the property. The property is a total distance of 1.75 +/- miles from the Bruce Allen Road RT 3/14.
- 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
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks