Laurel Creek Farm has it all - field, wood, and water in the heart of the New River Gorge recreation area

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


Laurel Creek Farm is located in the heart of white water rafting country – the New River Gorge, which is considered the gateway to water recreation.


  • A mixture of mature hardwood forest and old fields create excellent wildlife habitat
  • Long views of distant mountains and valleys below
  • Numerous recreational opportunities exist in this area
  • The mighty New River is just a 10 minute drive for all water recreational opportunities
  • Easy access via I-64 and I-77
  • Access to airports in nearby Beckley, Charleston and Lewisburg
  • Dark skies for star gazing and planet observation
  • All mineral rights the seller has will convey
  • Over ½ mile of Laurel Creek runs through the farm
  • Ancient heritage trees scattered across the property, some dating to the 1800’s
  • Miles of interior trails for ATVing, horseback riding, and hiking.
  • Surrounded by timber tracts and cattle farms in a nice rural neighborhood.
  • Superior access adjoining paved state road on school bus route, FedEx delivery
  • Boone and Crocket country with exceptional resident wildlife populations
  • Electric and phone on site
  • Well and septic
  • Excellent timber value with beautiful oaks, walnuts, poplars, maples and hickories
  • All mineral rights the seller owns will convey
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
  • Diverse topography of forest, bogs and meadows create an interesting natural setting.
  • Elevations run from 1558’ to 2368’.


Laurel Creek Farm and attendant 109 +/- acres offers an excellent hiking, hunting and other recreational opportunities within a mature mountain forest setting. This property is located near the small farming community of Ramp, in the shadows of Keeny Mountain in the ever popular Summers County WV.

There is a 1,298 sq. ft. home and large barn located on the property. The land around the house is level to rolling and suitable for additional buildings and large garden spots. A well and septic are in place as well as power. There is an abundant deer, grouse, squirrel and turkey population.

Laurel Creek Farm is an easy 10 minute drive on paved roads to Interstate 64 at the Sandstone interchange. Beckley and Lewisburg offer shopping, schools, theaters, modern medical facilities and airports within a 30-40 minute drive. A well-stocked country store is a 10 minute drive located at Sandstone on the New River.

Within an hour 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.


The Gorge cradles the New River, one of the world’s oldest. It offers every level of whitewater sports, from jet boats to rafting, kayaking and SUP’s. The Gorge is known for its world class rock climbing, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking and ziplines. There are 3 National Parks here, plus 10 State Parks in this, the 3rd most forested state in the US and is home to more than 1,400 species of plants and diverse wildlife.


Home Dimensions:

Total square feet living area – 1,298+/-
Covered front porch 6’x40’
Side porch 6’x16′
Back porch 6’x12′

Room Dimensions:

Kitchen 11’x13’
Dining 11’x13′
Bedroom #1 11’x13’
Bedroom #2 11’x13′
Bedroom #3 13’x13′
Den 13’x13′
Mud room 4’x7′
Bath 8’x8′
Powder room 5’x5’
Bathroom 5’x10’


Barn 28’x40’
Loft 9’x40′


There is about 19 acres of open land with the balance in forest. There are some nice trails in place to enjoy a quite walk on. Some of the forest was in fields prior to WWII and large piles of field stone and split rail fence are found along the old field edges. These stone piles and fences are a lasting testament of the backbreaking work the early mountaineers put in to create a homestead.

Beechnuts, Hickory nuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey that live in abundance in the forest.

Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers thrive in the special habitat that large older trees and younger emerging stands and make their home in this special forest environ. It is exciting to see and hear the large and very vocal Pileated Woodpecker, with its bright red crest dressed in a black and white tuxedo, sweep through the tall canopy in search of a morning snack.


Google Coordinates: 37.7586083°(N), -80.8536917°(W)
(37°45’30.99”N, 80°51’13.29”W)

Address: Ramp Road, Hinton, WV 25951

Elevation Range: 1558 ft. to 2368 ft. +/-


Over ½ mile of Laurel Creek runs through the farm.


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


A property boundary survey was performed in 2009, and a survey plat was recorded in the county courthouse. Portions of the property boundaries run with state roads and Laurel Creek. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The farm has over a mile of combined frontage on Ramp Road WV RT 7 and Wingfield Mtn. Road WV RT 7/4, providing direct access to the public road system.


Water: Well
Sewer: Septic
Electricity: On site
Telephone: On site
Cellphone Coverage: Good


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.


The property is devoted to pasture fields, forestland, and the home area. A breakdown as determined from aerial is as follows:

Home Area and Pasture fields: 19 acres +/-
Forestland: 87 acres +/-
Roads and Laurel Creek: 3 acres +/-

(This summary is only 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: Deed Book 232, Page 609; Survey Plat recorded as Plat File B-154A
Summers County, West Virginia

Deed Acreage: 109.367 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Green Sulphur District (3)

TM 13 Parcel 23; 80 ACRES 25 POLES LAUREL CREEK; Class 2; 2016 Taxes $513.53
TM 13 Parcel 55; 40 ACRES LAUREL CREEK; Class 2; 2016 Taxes $126.36
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $639.89


Summers County School District:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Summers County Middle School
Summers County High School


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