Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026

Eclectic Mountain Home…Its Own Custom Creation!

This three bedroom, 2 ½ bath eclectic home offers long range mountain views on 78+ acres in scenic Southeastern West Virginia.  Just two miles to convenient stores, this property is centrally located between Lewisburg and Beckley, and is an easy drive to the historic Greenbrier Resort.  You can enjoy spectacular scenery, vast wildlife, and friendly locals, with a variety of outdoor possibilities! Enjoy nearby attractions such as local music venues, adventure parks, annual Bridge Day, and the Gauley Festival.  Just minutes away from fishing, kayaking, and white water rafting, this home is surrounded by State parks!

The property includes open fields, acres of woods, and three natural springs.  This home’s bright and open concept floor plan includes an expansive great room/dining combination that exudes natural light with its double skylights and abundant windows.  Enjoy pristine mountain views while having dinner on the back deck off the dining room.  The main living areas boast hardwood flooring and stained shiplap vaulted ceilings.  The home is truly a custom creation; it opens to the spacious kitchen with it’s large island, stainless steel appliances, garden window, and handmade artisan stained glass backsplash.

The main floor master bedroom is located at the end of the extra wide hallway adjacent the kitchen, and includes a customized walk-in closet.  The newly remodeled master bath includes custom lighting and plumbing fixtures, along with a large clawfoot soaking tub.  A half bath is conveniently located off the hallway, alongside the laundry room.

Upstairs, in the vaulted second master suite, enjoy the long range mountain views from the private deck. This bedroom shares a Jack & Jill bath with the spacious third bedroom.  All bedrooms include walk-in closets.  Also on this level is the spacious family room that opens to the two-story foyer.

The 1400+ square foot, unfinished walkout basement offers unlimited possibilities with its 9 foot ceilings and rough-in plumbing already in place for a full bath!  This home was built with 2×6 construction, includes all new vinyl siding, a water backwash system, whole house outdoor wood burner, and two HVAC systems.

Have dinner on the expansive front deck overlooking the beautiful acreage, or relax on one of the two back decks overlooking the mountains.  This property, with its sophisticated amenities and captivating natural environment, provides plenty of options for farming, livestock, or even a helipad!  Don’t miss this artsy find!


Google Coordinates: 37.988444°(N), -80.682162°(W)
Address: 481 Kinship Mountain Road, Rupert, WV 25984
Elevation Range: 3162 ft. to 3374 ft. +/-


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.


The current owners’ deed contains metes and bounds descriptions for the property, and a separate deed contains the description for the small exception. Some boundaries are evidenced by old fence. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water:  Well
Sewer:  Private septic
Electricity:  AEP
Telephone:  Frontier
Internet:  Frontier
Cellphone Coverage:  Good


The property is accessed by the private Kinship Mountain Road. Also, it appears that a portion of Big Mountain Road RT 6 passes through the property.


Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Information can be found at the county website:


The home grounds and field contain about 6 acres. A separate small field contains about ½ acre. The remaining 72 acres have been used 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 Information: DB 502 Pg. 897
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 78.48 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Meadow Bluff District (11)
Tax Map 56 Parcel 5; AC 23.00 PER DEED W RT 6 (FEE) BIG MTN 1.2 MI N RUPERT; Class 3

2019 Real Estate Taxes: $1,429.68


Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary Schools:
Crichton Elementary School
Rupert Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Western Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier West High School

New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:
Greenbrier Episcopal School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)


Kinship Mountain is supported with the great community of Rupert, known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle.

The small incorporated community of Rupert is just a 10-minute drive. A pharmacy, convenience stores, Dollar General/Family Dollar and a good local Mexican restaurant are available. City Hall and the Greenbrier County Sheriffs/Rupert City police department are located on main street. Clintonville, Sam Black and Rupert all have a first class VFD, active Ruritan Clubs, 4-H and Scouting clubs.

Lewisburg, a 25-minute drive, is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 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. 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 has been named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 25 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 35 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 35 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 largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. The sleepy town of Alderson is a 25 minute drive and amenities include churches, elementary school, grocery store, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 35 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, as well as the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.


Kinship Mountain is a 35 minute drive to the lazy Greenbrier River. 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, just 30 minutes away.

The property is a 35 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.


Kinship Mountain is a short 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 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