LITTLE BEAR RUN

Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026

Just 5 miles south of the Stonewall Jackson Resort in central Lewis County, West Virginia, there is a 24-acre estate, and the story behind this property should be told!

When Ed and Carol first came to this property, they just knew that the old house located on the property would need to be torn down before the construction of their new home could begin.  But, when they started to tear down the old house, they found a treasure  – –  a Pre-Civil War log home with almost perfect 24-inch logs that were hand-hewn 170 years ago.  It was then that they knew that rather than tearing the old house down, that they would loving restore it.  Following restoration, their home was visited by Mark Bowe from Barnwood Builders during a show in Lewis County and appeared briefly in that episode.

When you walk into this home, the home embraces you with the charm of the log structure and the warmth of all of the wood and the stone fireplace.   You can see the attention to detail and the beauty of the home Mr. and Mrs. Stanford built together.  The Little Bear Run estate is 24 acres with two beautiful ponds and lovely fields.  From the home’s screened-in porch, you can sit and look out over the meadow and watch the deer and all the birds that call this beautiful place home.  Ed and Carol love to work on old vintage vehicles and built a 2-bay garage with its own bathroom and huge storage area upstairs.  This must-see property with the beautifully built approximately 2,500 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths – is a place to raise a family or a great getaway.

Only minutes away, the Stonewall Jackson State Park offers a recreational paradise with its huge lake which is accessible for boats and fishing.  Little Bear Run offers a great hunting opportunity with deer and turkey in abundance.  With access to the Stonewall Jackson State Park, there are hundreds of acres to hunt.  Waterfowl and small game are plentiful and offer the outdoorsman an array of different animals to view and hunt.  The recreational opportunities in this area are endless.

HOME INFORMATION

2,500 sq. ft. Log home – (170 year-old logs)
Hardwood flooring throughout
Chimney was built using the rocks from the old chimney
3 Bedrooms
2 1/2 baths
Living Room 17′ x 30′
Kitchen/Dining Room  16′ x 24′
Laundry Room 8′ x 12′
Sitting Room 12′ x 12′
Extra Room (currently used as sewing/craft room – could be used as a bedroom) 10′ x 12′
Two Upstairs Bedrooms 15′ x 12′

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 38.890719°(N), -80.558036°(W)
Address: 46 Little Bear Run Road, Roanoke, WV 26423
Elevation Range: 803 ft. to 1305 ft. +/-

WATER

Oil Creek, a blue line stream, runs through the property for about 400 feet. The property also has two ponds, which together total nearly ¼ acre in size.

MINERAL RESOURCES

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

There is a metes and bounds description in the current owners’ deed. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

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

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

Oil Creek Road RT 23 runs through the center of the property and Little Bear Run Road RT 23/7 runs along a portion of eastern side.

ZONING

All prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for information zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

This property is comprised of about 4 acres for the home grounds, and the balance of the property is 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 498 Pg. 511
Lewis County, West Virginia

Acreage: 24 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Lewis County (21), West Virginia
Collins Settlement District (1)

Tax Map 5N Parcel 7; 23.68 AC OIL CREEK; Class 2

2018 Total Real Estate Taxes: $357.70

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Lewis County School District

Public Elementary School:
Roanoke Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Robert L. Bland Middle School

Public High School:
Lewis County High School

STONEWALL JACKSON LAKE

Stonewall Jackson Lake was authorized and approved by the Flood Control Act of 1966. The purposes of the project, as stated in the authorizing legislation, are flood protection, low flow augmentation for water quality, water supply, fish and wildlife enhancement, hydropower and recreation. The project, completed in 1990, is the most recent addition to the Pittsburgh District’s 16 flood control projects.

Stonewall Jackson Dam is located on the West Fork River, three miles south of the county seat at Weston, West Virginia and 73 miles upstream from the river’s mouth. From its source in Lewis and Upshur Counties, the West Fork River flows northward for 98.7 miles to Fairmont, West Virginia. There it joins the Tygart River to form the Monongahela River.

 

Stonewall Jackson Dam has the capability to store the equivalent run-off of 7.1 inches of precipitation from its 101.8 square mile drainage area. The project’s flood damage reduction benefits were first demonstrated while it was still under construction when it prevented damages estimated in excess of $25 million during the 1985 Election Day Flood. To date, Stonewall Jackson has prevented flood damages estimated to be nearly $236 million.

Development of the project required the acquisition of 20,451 acres of land. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retains 330 acres of land at the dam site for operation of the dam and support facilities. All remaining federal lands are leased to the state of West Virginia. These consist of roughly 2,000 acres managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a state park and 18,289 acres of land and water managed for public hunting and fishing.

The remaining lands and the lake are leased to and managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a public hunting and fishing area and Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, respectively.

The State Parks’ Stonewall Resort provides visitors with a variety of accommodations and numerous recreation opportunities. The Adirondack-style lodge includes guest rooms and suites, restaurants, fitness center and spa, swimming pool and conference facilities.  An 18-hold golf course, 374-slip marina with boat launch and rentals and waters sports are some of the recreation opportunities provided at the resort. Visitors can also explore miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails meandering along the 18,000-acre Stonewall Jackson Wildlife Management Area.

The recreation lake provides boaters with a variety of opportunities including pleasure boating, canoeing, fishing and water skiing. For the boating enthusiast, launching facilities are available at Vandalia, Georgetown, Jacksonville and Stonewall Jackson State Park. In addition, a car-top boat launch is available at Glady Fork. These boat launches provide excellent access to the lake.

Backwater areas, which provide excellent fishing opportunities, are easily accessible either by boat or by trail. Canoeists and other paddlers can explore the many inlets and backwater areas along the lake’s 82-mile shoreline. These have been designated minimum wake areas and offer visitors serenity and a place to quietly observe nature.

Hunting and trapping, with the necessary licenses, is permitted on all project lands except State Park recreation areas and other posted areas.

REGIONAL INFORMATION

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