Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897


Greenbrier Moon on the river at Emerald Isle in wild and wonderful Summers County, WV. This elevated cabin is FEMA compliant and has direct river access to a beautiful pool on the lazy Greenbrier River. No apologies, the best and cleanest river home that I have ever brought to market. Incredible timber frame building with superior craftsmanship and materials. Small and cozy all the amenities of home are included. The inviting deck offers river views and encourages year around enjoyment.


  • Greenbrier Moon Cabin on the Greenbrier River
  • Wild and Wonderful Summers County, West Virginia
  • Approximately 100 feet of direct frontage on the Greenbrier River
  • Approximately 0.66 acre with recent survey
  • Located in a privately held area with a private road for residents from Creamery Road
  • Emerald Isle Property Owners Association established with covenants and restrictions
  • Use for your year around resident or the premier weekend get a way
  • Excellent smallmouth fishing, kayaking, boating and canoeing
  • Direct river access on excellent lazy pool on the Greenbrier
  • Elevated timber frame structure residence to FEMA standards
  • Excellent riverbank and lawn for children to play
  • Constructed circa. 2008
  • Ground section has full structure size concrete pad, excellent use for entertaining and storage
  • Total approx. sq. ft. 564, not including exterior deck and ground patio
  • Incredibly large 3-sided deck with river and mountain views, deck is 36 x 8 on the river side, 32 x 8 on the east side and 18 x 6 on the railroad south side
  • Beautiful open timber frame interior
  • Open design living room/kitchen combination
  • All matching kitchen appliances
  • Stone surround fireplace
  • 1 bedroom
  • Full bathroom
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Metal roof
  • Electric water heater
  • All major appliances convey
  • Propane gas wall mount heater
  • Extremely well maintained
  • Move in ready condition
  • Wonderful modern kitchen with ample storage with beautiful maple wood cabinets.
  • Incredible solid maple hardwood flooring
  • Stacking washer and dryer
  • Water treatment system in place
  • Priddy’s type portable storage outbuilding 10 x 16
  • Mature trees and landscaping
  • Private well with submersible pump
  • Septic shared with neighbor (recorded on public record) (tank and leach lines are on the neighbor)
  • Gravel driveway
  • Train enthusiast location with the CSX (C & O ) main line route to the Virginia seaport
  • Easy drive to historic Alderson depot and Amtrak service
  • Close to the famous Pence Springs Flea Market
  • The grass strip Alderson – Hinton airport is very nearby at Pence Springs
  • Greenbrier Girls Academy is a short drive at Pence Springs
  • Easy drive to Alderson with WV’s largest and best Independence Day celebration parade
  • FedEx and UPS delivery location
  • Convenient location to Camp Cupcake FPC at Alderson

*all square footages taken from public records


Google Coordinates: 37°40’52.2″N 80°41’28.5″W
Address: 782 S Emerald Isle, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation: 1516 ft. +/-


Water: Drilled with submersible pump (neighbor has right to use)
Sewer: Shared
Electricity: Mon Power
Telephone: Frontier
Internet:  Frontier, Countrymen, cellular hot spots and others are available
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent. Multiple carriers available


The property is accessed by Emerald Isle Drive a private community road. The property has approximately 100 feet of direct river frontage on the Greenbrier River.


Greenbrier Moon is part of the Emerald Isle Subdivision. Covenants and restrictions are in effect with the Emerald Isle Property Owners Association, Inc. Present yearly fees are $150.00


Deed Information: DB 261 PG 723
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: Approx. 0.66 acre LOT 45 MCVEY SURVEY

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Talcott tax district  (7)
Tax Map 16 Parcel 19.; Class 2.

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $440.00


Summers County School District

Public Elementary School:
Talcott Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Hinton Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School

Ballard Christian School in Ballard K – 12
Pipestem Christian Academy in Pipestem K -12
Seneca Trail Christian Academy in Ronceverte K-12



The Town of Alderson, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Hills” 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 largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by the Town of Alderson. Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, motel, bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic, pharmacy, and restaurants. 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.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American and is just a 20-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 3.5 hours away.

Just 30 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 10 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.



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.


Nearby, in about a 20-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.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American and is just a 35-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.


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