Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304.667.2897

Moncove Lake Homeplace (3 Acres +/-), located in Wild and Wonderful Monroe County, WV, is this beautiful home. If you want a place to enjoy nature and unwind from the world’s cares, this is it. The house is modern with three bedrooms upstairs, a basement bedroom, two full bathrooms upstairs, and a bath in the basement-beautiful oak cabinetry with plenty of storage space in the lovely eat-in kitchen. The entry-level of the home is approximately 1680 sq. ft, plus a full basement. Great decks on the front and south sides of the house for enjoying the fresh air and watching the abundant wildlife. The property is surrounded by hundreds of acres of State Park woods. This property is almost like having your state park as your residence. An outstanding feature of the home is blessed with a beautiful drilled well of approx. Two hundred forty feet with Sweet Springs water from an underground river! You have to sample the outstanding water. The home has central heating and air conditioning with a modern Heil heat pump system.


  • Constructed in 1989Outstanding well with Sweet Springs quality water
  • 1680 Sq. ft on the entry level
  • Full basement, partially finished
  • Three bedrooms plus basement bedroom
  • Two bathrooms upstairs, plus a basement bath
  • Beautiful oak kitchen cabinets
  • Laundry on the entry level
  • Two pantries
  • Heil Central Heat and A/C
  • Heil Propane furnace with add-on heat pump
  • Heat-producing propane fireplace
  • New A.O. Smith water heater (electric)
  • Six road front lots


  • Front walkout
  • One-bedroom
  • Full Bathroom
  • Basement level laundry hook up
  • Commercial stainless steel restaurant sink
  • Wood stove


  • Large decks
  • 30 x 30 detached, 2 car metal garage with concrete floor
  • Private graveled drive
  • Vinyl brown log-style siding


Primary bedroom 12.3 x 14.5
Master bath 5.2 x 12.9, offset 2.8 x 2.2
Bath walk-in closet 4.2 x 6
Bedroom 2, 11 x 15.4
Bedroom 3, 11.1 x 10.5
Hall bath 6.6 x 7.9
Kitchen 11.8 x 10.8
Eat-In 9.7 x 11.1
Living room 19 x 13.9
Entrance closet 2.4 x 3
Laundry room 21.8 x 12.4
Pantry 1, 5.8 x 8.9
Pantry 2, 5.8 x 6.3

27.9 X 32.1 Offset 3.8 x 16.3
Bedroom 14.4 x 13.1
Bath 7 x 11.2
Utility room 11.8 x 7
Storage Workshop 11.9 x 47.9

Covered Front porch section 7.2 x 48
Open front deck section 6 x 48
Stoop 4 x 4
South side deck 48 x 12


Google Coordinates: 37.622521°(N), -80.344498°(W)
Address: 5974 Moncove Lake Road, Gap Mills, WV 24941
Elevation Range: 2556 ft. to 2580 ft. +/-

Estimated drive times
Charlotte, NC – 4 hours
Charlottesville, VA – 2.5 hours
Columbus, OH – 5 hours
Lexington, KY – 5 hours
Pittsburgh, PA – 4 hours
Raleigh, NC – 5 hours
Roanoke, VA – 2 hours
Richmond, VA – 4 hours
Washington, DC – 4.5 hours


Moncove Lake State Park is a peaceful 250-acre park with a 500-acre wildlife management area. Moncove Lake State Park is a favorite setting for outdoor gatherings, camping, and water recreation. The park offers excellent fishing opportunities and seasonal rowboat, kayak, and paddleboat rentals. Its proximity to Peter’s Mountain and the ridge-and-valley section of the Appalachian Mountains makes Moncove Lake a birding hot spot — more than 160 species can be seen in the area, including eagles, owls, hawks, and other large fowl. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including whitetail deer, black bears, wild turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, possums, foxes, and groundhogs.

Directly behind the subject property are over 500 acres owned by the State of West Virginia, and beyond this boundary are over 5000 acres owned by Heartland Forestland Fund.


The property is blessed with an excellent private well that produces an abundance of great Sweet Springs quality fresh water.

Moncove Lake is directly across the highway from 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.


The property is comprised of a series of lots that are shown on a survey of land division recorded in Survey Book 5 at page 134. The western property boundary is state road frontage. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Private well with outstanding Sweet Springs quality water
Sewer: Private septic system
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Frontier landline
Internet:  Frontier DLS in use
Cellphone Coverage: Spotty; a booster may be needed.


The property has entry frontage on Moncove Lake Road Rt. 8. The driveway for and into the property connects to the highway.


There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding the installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.


Private Residential and Recreation are the primary uses of the property. The Main Home is permanently occupied by the owner.

(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 181 Pg. 243 and DB 185 Pg. 544
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 3.1 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (32), West Virginia
Sweet Springs District (6)
Tax Map 12A Parcels 5 & 5.4; Class 2

2022 Real Estate Taxes: $548.80


Monroe County School District

Public Elementary School:
Mountain View Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Mountain View Middle School

Public High School:
James Monroe High School

Higher Education:
Monroe County Vocational Center


The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is less than a 20-minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping, and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents, does not have a stoplight, and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast-food restaurants, but there are local restaurants in the area that are well known for their excellent food and friendly atmosphere.

Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011 and is just a 45-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, all attendant medical facilities, and all the big box stores.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington, DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is less than an hour’s drive, and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours. Covington, Virginia, is about 50 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is 3.5 hours away.

The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events, including the Greenbrier Classic, a nationally televised PGA tournament held in early July, with the bonus of evening concerts with headliners like Jimmy Buffett, Brad Paisley, Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, and Maroon Five. In 2014, the resort recently opened a new $30 million training facility for the New Orleans Saints. The football team’s practice sessions in late July and early August are open to the public. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.


Several trails are available for hiking, including Devils Creek Trail, An easy down and back forest trail beginning in the lower campground, paralleling the Devils Creek basin along flat terrain, and connecting to the intersection of both the Diamond Hollow Trail and the Roxalia Springs Trail. At this point, you may turn around and double back on the same trail or add to your hike by picking a new trail at that point. This trail consists of mostly level terrain unless you continue on one of the other two intersecting trails.

Roxalia Springs Trail, A moderate to difficult loop trail beginning at the Moncove Lake Dam, progressing along the south side of Devil’s Creek for a time, and eventually climbing upwards to the top of the ridge to initiate the loop. After hiking the beautifully forested ridge for just over a half mile, the trail will again intersect with itself after a moderately steep downhill walk. Be prepared for both a steep ascension and a steep descent regardless of which end of the trail you tackle first. Make sure your canteen is filled for this hike.

Diamond Hollow Trail is a trail of varying difficulty beginning near the entrance of the lower campground and ending at the intersection of Devil’s Creek Trail. Mostly a moderate ridge top hike with both a downhill and an uphill regardless of which end you start. This trail meanders over both level and moderately sloping terrain.

Grouse Knoll Trail begins at the northern entrance (back entrance) of the park, meanders through the forest and past the upper campground, runs up a shady hollow, and, after a short climb, eventually connects to the Diamond Hollow Trail. This trail offers several short uphill and downhill change-ups and follows a beautiful creek bed for a portion of its course. This trail is of moderate difficulty, with the most challenging part being the last 50 yards uphill to the Diamond Hollow Trail at the top of the ridge.


Say “Appalachian Trail in West Virginia,” and most people think of the Eastern Panhandle. But a portion of the trail weaves in and out of West Virginia for about 20 miles along the Virginia border in Monroe County

Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres of heavily forested, mountainous terrain for outdoor recreation, including cabins, campsites, a shooting range, and trails.

High atop Peter’s Mountain in Monroe County is Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory. It was initially an old fire tower, built in 1956, but now is one of the best spots to view migrating birds of prey.

Lost World Caverns, an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, and other underground formations, is sure to evoke your sense of wonder and amazement.

This historic log cabin-style church in the countryside of Monroe County dates back to 1785. Its claim to fame is the oldest existing church building in West Virginia!

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long trail popular for hiking, bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. It closely mirrors its namesake, the Greenbrier River. These views can’t be missed!

History buffs will enjoy seeing this national historic district with buildings and landmarks that date back more than 200 years! Great local shops and dining spots make this a must-see town.

Organ Cave, a national historic and landmark, is a  privately-operated attraction offering underground views of fascinating rock formations and prehistoric fossils.

“America’s Resort” has been a cherished getaway since 1778. A National Historic Landmark, The Greenbrier is famous for its mineral springs, championship golf, boutiques, fine dining, and recreational activities.


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