IRISH MOUNTAIN CABIN
|Address:||Songbird Lane, Meadow Bridge, WV 25976|
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026
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Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. On Irish Mountain in beautiful Summers County overlooking the New River Valley is a small unfinished cabin with tons of potential. This 16-acre property with a mixture of small fields and forest offers a 566 sq. ft., one-bedroom and one-bath cabin with plenty of room to add on. The cabin needs some finishing, but most of the materials are on site. This property is private and has beautiful views of the mountain ridges. It is only minutes from the New River where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking and swimming and then return to mountain retreat. A must see for those who love nature and all it has to offer. The Irish Mountain Cabin could be the site of the home of your dreams or the perfect summer getaway.
Irish Mountain Cabin’s mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, farm fields, coupled with the abundance of water supply from the streams and springs, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The edge effect created between the branches, field and forest is the textbook habitation for the resident wildlife. The edges create long wildlife food plots. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beechnut, and soft mask. The whitetail deer, black bear, red and gray fox, bobcats, wild turkey, squirrels, raccoons, and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population. The power line that runs through the property creates a game plot for the deer to graze creating an abundance of deer which makes the Irish Mountain Cabin a great hunting property.
Google Coordinates: 37.83952°(N), -80.80035°(W)
Address: Songbird Lane, Meadow Bridge, WV 25976
Elevation Range: 2370 ft. to 2595 ft. +/-
12 minutes to I-64 Green Sulphur Springs – Meadow Bridge interchange
12 minutes to Meadow Bridge
35 minutes to Lewisburg
41 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg
35 minutes to Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley
35 minutes to Beckley
18 minutes to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Visitors Center, Sandstone
30 minutes to Babcock State Park
35 minutes to Bluestone Lake and Hinton
50 minutes to the New River Gorge Bridge
60 minutes to Summersville Lake
The Abundant timber resource is well positioned for immediate timber income, the timber has not been harvested in decades. With an attractive species mix, adequate stocking levels, and favorable diameter class distribution, the timber harvest represents a significant component to the value of the property.
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
The property has a metes and bounds description in the owner’s deed. A portion of the western boundary runs with a road. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water – well
Sewer – septic
Electric – mon power
Telephone – Frontier
Internet – Frontier
Cellphone coverage – good
Trash service available
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: DB 253 Pg. 23
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 16 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Green Sulphur District (3)
Tax Map 11 Parcel 48.2; Class 3
2021 Total Real Estate Taxes: $293.74
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 region is easy to access. As remote as the region may seem, an expressway courses through the region’s center, spanning the gorge by way of the New River Gorge Bridge. The property is conveniently located adjacent to and borders the interstate that courses through the center of the region. Interstates 77, 64, 19 and 79 are immediately available. Amtrak passenger stations on the Chicago-New York route are located a half-hour’s drive south near Beckley and an hour’s drive east and west at Charleston and White Sulphur Springs.
Jet airports are located 35 minutes to Beckley and an hour away at Charleston and Lewisburg.
One of the most exciting destinations for hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling in the eastern U.S., the New River Gorge National River was established by the National Park Service in 1978 and includes more than 80,000 acres in and adjacent to the New River Gorge and the valley of the New River. More than a million visitors annually climb rocks along the rim of the gorge near Fayetteville and paddle its whitewater runs on the New and its tributaries. Countless miles of hiking and biking trails wander the park and climb into the surrounding mountains. The nearby Gauley River National Recreation Area likewise attracts thousands of tourists annually, notably rafters during “Gauley Season” in autumn when the river runs strong.
As a result of unrivaled access to recreation, the Boy Scouts of America established its 12,000-acre World and National Jamborees site here, hosting upwards of 50,000 scouts and leaders for these events.
Winter in the mountains nearby attracts yet another recreational clientele — skiers bound for the slopes at Winterplace, a drive of 40 minutes to the south, and Snowshoe Mountain, a drive of two-and-a-half hours to the northeast.
Nearby is Adventures on the Gorge, one of the most enduring and popular adventure resorts in the U.S., a pioneer in the whitewater rafting industry that has helped set the stage for high-end economic development in the region.
As a result of its burgeoning tourism market, the area also enjoys more than its share of singular shops and restaurants, many of which cluster around Lewisburg and Fayetteville. Other exceptional eateries and retail destinations are located an hour west at Charleston, the state capital, and an hour east at Lewisburg, one of the most livable small towns in the U.S., according to National Geographic. The region is also renowned for great golf, and more than a score of courses are located within an hour’s drive, including Glade Springs and the three at The Greenbrier, home of the PGA tour, and Oakhurst Links, the first course built in the U.S.
Irish Mountain Cabin is supported with the thriving community of Beckley. 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. The surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life interesting and satisfying. All amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is the Raleigh County seat. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-77, I-64 and US 19, so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner.
Beckley (35 min), has a population of 34,000, and is the county seat of Raleigh County. All city amenities are available in Beckley. Beckley is located at the intersection of I-80 +/-, I-64 and US 19 so easy access to Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Charleston and Cincinnati is just around the corner.
Charleston is West Virginia’s state capitol and is an easy 90-minute Interstate drive. Charleston is West Virginia’s largest city with a population of some 50,000 and a metro area of 225,000. It is the center of government, commerce, culture and industry. There is a commercial airport with daily flights to most major hubs.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 90-minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. The nearby and very popular 600+ mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
Year round, state maintained paved roads provide easy access. Weekly trash pickup, daily newspaper and daily mail delivery is available at curb-side. UPS and FedEx service this area also.
Irish Mountain Cabin is an easy drive of higher population areas of Charleston, Roanoke, Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg.
Hinton, Beckley & Lewisburg offer grocery stores, restaurants, banks, auto parts stores, hardware, hospital, dentists and most other city amenities. Hinton is the Summers County seat.
The surrounding area offers unlimited recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing and snow skiing.
- 30-60 min to Hinton, Beckley, Princeton, Lewisburg, 80,000-acre New River Gorge National Park, 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, Sandstone Falls, Winterplace Ski Resort and the 4-Star Fayette Resort
- A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton or White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
- Washington, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte 3 hours
- Charleston, Beckley, Lewisburg airports offer jet service to main hubs
- Charleston, the state capitol, is 90-minute drive and offers all large city amenities
- Easy access to I-64, I-80 +/-, I-79, US 460, US 19
- The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the12,000-acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp is nearby
- The 14,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area is just up river at Bull Falls
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.
Irish Mountain Cabin is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing 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 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.
RECREATION AT IRISH MOUNTAIN CABIN
The Irish Mountain Cabin offers many recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the proximity to the New River and the vastness of property itself.
Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. 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.
Complete to semi-complete darkness can be still be found on most of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby New River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
- 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
- Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day
All Terrain Motorsports
Irish Mountain Cabin has several forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain. Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
Along with ATV riding, existing forest trails may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding.
Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.
The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.
Here are some specific examples of crops
- Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
- Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
- Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
- Moss: Log or sheet moss
- Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
- Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
- Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
- Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)
SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID
Just like 150 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity.
- Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from mountain springs
- The forest would provide fresh food (deer, and turkey)
- The flat to rolling land could be cleared for agricultural land raise livestock, vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley
- Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles
- The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (walnuts, beechnuts and hickory nuts)
From Meadow Bridge: 5.1 Miles +/- (approximately 12 minutes)
From the Post Office in Meadow Bridge, travel Rt. 20 South for 2.8 miles; in the sharp curve to the right, turn left onto Mill Creek Road Rt. 2; travel 9/10 mile; turn right onto Songbird Lane; travel 1.4 miles; the property is on the left.
From I-64 Green Sulphur Springs – Meadow Bridge Exit 143: 5.4 Miles +/- (approximately 14 minutes)
At the end of the exit ramps, turn towards and travel the short distance to Rt. 20: turn right onto Rt. 20 North; travel 3 miles; in the sharp curve to the left, turn right onto Mill Creek Road Rt. 2; travel 9/10 mile; turn right onto Songbird Lane; travel 1.4 miles; the property is on the left.
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