Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304.660.8000
Hunters Moon is located in Summers County West Virginia near the community of Sandstone. The 576 Square Foot cabin built in 2018 is surrounded by 21.51 acres of wooded land. Two acres of the property are open for additional cabins, gardens and wildlife. The Awesome walking trail presents views of the New River Gorge National Park and the New River. Several Sites are available to construct your dream cabin or make use of the brand new Hunters Moon Cabin.
The existing cabin includes full kitchen living room combo, bedroom bunk style and full bath with washer / dryer hookup. Heat and AC provided with a mini split HVAC heat pump. Certified septic system. Certified drilled well water, power and cell service at the cabin. Utility building, Optional Outdoor shower and facilities.
Access to the property is very good on gravel roads primarily state maintained. Hunters Moon is gated and private. No highway, train or other noise is nearby or in sight of the cabin. Close enough to I 64 and the backwoods to be an outstanding property where Time is Well Spent.
The Name Hunters Moon dates back to the First Nations of North America. It is so-called because it was during the month of October that hunters tracked and killed prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the coming winter. There are prolonged periods of light during this time of the the year, which is the reason why these moons have traditionally been used by hunters and farmers to finish their work.
A Hunters Moon is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon. The Hunter’s Moon typically appears in October, except once every four years when it doesn’t appear until November. This year the Hunters Moon will be October, 24th, 2018.
The Hunters Moon is a great reminder for us to think about what we are grateful for. In a time before electricity, tractor lights and headlamps multiple nights of moonlight right at dusk made a difference.
Farmers and families were allowed an easier time hunting and harvesting their fields and crops during the cool of the night. Anyone who has worked in the fields in the heat of the day can attest to the common sense advantage of a couple late nights. These harvests and hunts were integral to many peoples survival. Collecting and storing the meat from the hunt in a short period of time for the upcoming winter.
The Hunters Moon will shine this October with brilliant reassurance. The wildlife, crops and the land continues to provide for all. Fresh air and Nature.
Google Coordinates: 37.750783°(N), -80.860543°(W)
Elevation Range: 2350 ft. to 2560 ft. +/-
The property is mostly forested surrounding the cabin’s open area and the internal access road.
A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is comprised of two adjoining tracts that were created by a subdivision of a larger tract of land in 2010. Both tracts have individual survey plats and legal descriptions that were made parts of deeds recorded in the Summers County land records. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic system
Telephone: No landline is connected at this time. Sellers use cellular service for phone and internet
Internet: Available through Satellite or cellular hotspot
The property has documented road rights-of-way that lead to Mill Road RT 44/30, providing access to the public road system.
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.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property has some open areas associated with the cabin and the internal access road, while the balance of the property appears to remain as 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 237 Pg. 712 and DB 248 Pg,748
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 21.512 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Green Sulphur District (3)
TM 27 Parcel 13.1; 8.752 ACRES BROOKS MOUNTAIN; Class 2; 2017 Real Estate Taxes $151.55
TM 27 Parcel 13.2; 12.760 ACRES BROOKS MOUNTAIN; Class 3; 2017 Real Estate Taxes $248.51
2017 Real Estate Taxes: $400.06
Summers County School District
Public Elementary School:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
THE SURROUNDING AREA
The quiet town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers County and is a 20 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.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
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 20 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 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 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.
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 property is a 45 minute ride to the Greenbrier River Trial and 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.
From Hinton, WV: 7 Miles +/- from the edge of Hinton (15 Minutes +/-) From the Hinton New River Bridge near the Courthouse in Hinton, travel RT 20 North 4.4 miles; near the community of Brooks turn right onto Brooks Mountain Road RT 44/5; travel 1.5 miles; turn right onto Mill Road RT 44/30; travel 2 miles; turn left onto Abby Lane; travel ¼ mile to the locked gate at the beginning of the property. From Interstate 64 Sandstone Hinton Exit 139: 10 Miles +/- (20 Minutes +/-) Travel RT 20 South 6.3 miles; near the community of Brooks turn left onto Brooks Mountain Road RT 44/5; travel 1.5 miles; turn right onto Mill Road RT 44/30; travel 2 miles; turn left onto Abby Lane; travel ¼ mile to the locked gate at the beginning of the property.
- 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