HIGH MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026

OVERVIEW

High Mountain Retreat sets high above the small historic town of Union, West Virginia. The property has been used for several years as a hunting property. High Mountain Retreat offers a 12×32, two-bedroom, one bath, mobile home that is in excellent condition. A well and septic system already in place give you the opportunity to grow as a family retreat or to build your own dream home. Three tree stands will convey with the property also.

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.615222°(N), -80.584128°(W)
Address: 5573 Hickory Hills Road, Union, WV 24983
Elevation Range: 2919 ft. to 3178 ft. +/-

45 minutes to Lewisburg and Greenbrier Valley Airport
40 minutes to Peterstown
60 minutes to Princeton
30 minutes to Moncove Lake State Park
45 minutes to Bluestone Lake

RECREATION

The recreational possibilities for High Mountain Retreat are outstanding.  There are several ATV trails all around the property, and ATV riding, dirt bike riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and rock climbing are also available for the outdoor enthusiast.

This is an outstanding hunting property and is the right size and terrain for several other shooting sports including paintball-Airsoft-Laser tag-archery tag, shotgun sport shooting including skeet, trap, double trap and sporting clays, rifle & handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw, archery and Crossbow competition shooting, and plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day.

Nature viewing is amazing as attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, hawks.  This property also has an abundance of wildflowers.

FOREST/TIMBER RESOURCES

High Mountain Retreat’s timber resource is composed of high-quality Appalachian Hardwoods. This well-maintained timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership. Capital timber value of the timber and pulpwood has not yet been determined. The forest has predominately well-drained upland terrain which has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian Hardwood types consisting of primarily black walnut, sugar maple, poplar, basswood, red oak groups, white oak and chestnut oak, soft maple, hickory, and a host of associated species.

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

There were old farm fields on the property that have grown up. These fields could be cleared very easily for pasture or a large garden.

WILDLIFE

The forest of High Mountain Retreat has an abundant wildlife population. Wild Turkey population is particularly impressive. The mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, and abundant old farm fields, coupled with an abundant water supply from springs, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beechnuts, and black walnuts. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, raccoons, fox, and many species of songbirds and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there have been wildlife management practices in place for years.

WATER

There is a spring on the property that produces year-round flow. There is also a small stream running through the property during rain and snow events.

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 recorded survey plats for the property. A large portion of the western property boundary runs along Hickory Hills Road Rt. 10/7. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Installed private septic system
Electricity: On site
Telephone: Available nearby
Internet: Available nearby
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has frontage on Hickory Hill Road Rt. 10/7. The driveway into the property intersects with the public road within that frontage.

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

The primary open area is with the home location. There is evidence of some old fields on the property that have mostly returned to forestland, particularly the old field on the gently-sloping area in the most eastern section of the property. The balance of the property is in 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 285 Pg. 773
Monroe County, West Virginia

Acreage: 49 +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Monroe County (32), West Virginia

Union District (7) Tax Map 5 Parcel 4.9; Class 3
Wolf Creek District (9) Tax Map 20 Parcel 2.4: Class 2

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $732

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

The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is a just a 10-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.

Moncove Lake State Park is 30 minutes away, and offers a peaceful setting for families to enjoy the outdoors. The park is a popular destination for outdoor social gatherings, quiet strolls, camping and water recreation. This 250-acre park is a part of the 896 acre Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area. Located in the hills of the southeastern edge of the state, near Union in Monroe County, the park offers many opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, birdwatching and hiking.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 45 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, 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.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is less than an hour’s drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Covington, Virginia is about 60 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3.5 hours away.

The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events, including the undergrown Casino. In 2014, the resort opened a new $30 million training facility for the New Orleans Saints. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.

REGIONAL INFORMATION