KITTY’S CABIN ON THE GREENBRIER
Old-Time River Camp Experience in a Private River Community
|Address:||94 Kish Street, Alderson, WV 24910|
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
KITTY’S CAMP ON THE GREENBRIER RIVER
Kitty’s Cabin is located on a beautiful stretch of the Greenbrier River in the small community of Riverside Rest. This cozy little cabin is the perfect get-a-way retreat for those looking for the old time river camp experience in a private river community.
- Move in ready condition
- Just 10 minutes to Alderson and 25 minutes to Lewisburg and Hinton
- Direct frontage on the Greenbrier River
- Not in the flood zone, elevation certificate on file
- 800 square feet of living space with additional covered & screened porch
- Large kitchen and living area with one bedroom and one full bath
- Water for cabin is provided by community well. Water treated and tested by county Health Dept
- Home Owners Association dues $125/year providing garbage pick-up, driveway maintenance & water
- Quiet neighborhood. Great place for kids to play. Great fishing right in front of the cabin
A perfect full-time home or vacation getaway, Kitty’s Cabin on the mighty Greenbrier River is a truly wild and wonderful treasure. This attractive, well-built, beautifully maintained 1 story elevated home on the Greenbrier River is a must see! Comfortable and inviting, this house boasts as the perfect place for entertaining family and friends, launching a kayak or boat, throwing a line in the water, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the river. The property is situated ideally on one of the best stretches of water on the lower Greenbrier River. A quiet spot to live, retire, or just somewhere to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Kitty’s Cabin on the Greenbrier is full of possibilities.
Cabin Dimensions: 24’6″ x 23’6″
Kitchen/Living: 14′ x 23′
Bedroom: 9’6″ x 8′ 6″
Bathroom: 9′ x 9′
Covered Porch: 23′ x 8′
Storage under home
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Kitty’s Cabin on the Greenbrier is just 10 minutes away from the Town of Alderson, West Virginia, known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. 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, grocery store, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson, West Virginia 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, who organized the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk. During the early 1900s, Alderson became a hub of higher education in the state. It was home to three separate institutions of higher education, including the Alderson Academy and Junior College, which eventually was integrated into Alderson–Broaddus College in 1932. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.
The Greenbrier Valley is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theater, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.
In 2011, Lewisburg was 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 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.
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.
Within an hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is a 2 hour drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour fifteen minute drive.
The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 30 minutes’ 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 RIVER
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) 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.
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.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. 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.
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.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Kitty’s Cabin on the Greenbrier is a 30 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 stripped 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.
911 Address: 94 Kish Street, Alderson, WV 24910
Electric service to the cabin
Internet and telephone provided by Suddenlink
Cell phone coverage is very good
Television service can be provided by Suddenlink, DirectTV, Dish Network or HughesNet
Weekly trash pickup is provided by Summers Sanitation at curbside
A drilled community water well serves the home
A septic system is installed
ZONING AND HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION
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 septic systems.
This property is a part of a subdivision and is subject to certain covenants and restrictions. A Homeowners Association has been formed, and there may be assessments levied by the HOA.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 216, Page 163
Summers County, West Virginia
Deed Acreage: 0.38 acre +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
TM 7 Parcel 12C; LOT 10 or 0.38 ACRE RIVER REST S/D; Class 2
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $382.96
From the 4 way stop sign in Alderson, take Route 12 south 4 miles to the unincorporated community of Riverside Rest. Turn left at the Riverside Rest sign into the private community. Travel the gravel road 400 feet and take first left, travel 500 feet and the property will be on the right.
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