MONCOVE LAKE SHORE RETREAT
|Address:||1446 Moncove Lake Access Road, Gap Mills, WV 24941|
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897
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Moncove Lake Shore Retreat is located right inside Moncove Lake State Park in Wild and Wonderful Monroe County, West Virginia. A move-in ready condition home with three bedrooms and two full baths. The home is a circa. 1998 modular situated on 2.10 acres inside the State Park. The house will come partially furnished for the new owner. The home has a large covered front porch for enjoying the fresh mountain air in the mornings and evenings. The house is approximately 1152 square feet. The house has a metal roof and vinyl siding, which means low exterior maintenance. The property has excellent water, with a well drilled by Anderson Well Drilling.
MONCOVE LAKE STATE PARK
Moncove Lake State Park, “The Jewel of Monroe County,” is an inviting place to live or to visit for rest and relaxation. Moncove Lake State Park is located only a short drive from the county seat of government in historic Union, West Virginia. Moncove Lake 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. Nestled away among the Allegheny Mountains and on the southeastern edge of West Virginia is this sleepy state park that is absolutely beautiful.
Moncove Lake campground offers 48 tent and trailer sites, most with electricity available. The Park includes picnic tables and fire rings with grill surfaces, drinking water, and a modern bathhouse.
The park includes three picnic shelters that are available to the public. Additional picnic areas abound in the central part of the park. Moncove has plenty of activities available for all ages, including a wonderful swimming pool, two playgrounds, ball fields, trails, fishing, and boating. More outdoor activities include camping, fishing, boating, swimming, bird watching, and hiking.
- Adjoins the DNR land directly to the lake.
- Moncove Lake State Park, the Jewel of Monroe County
- Quality modular home constructed in 1998
- Outstanding well with Sweet Springs-type quality water
- 1152 square feet on the entry-level
- Three bedrooms
- Two full bathrooms
- Beautiful oak kitchen cabinets
- Sliding glass patio doors
- Laundry on the entry-level
- Thermal – Zone brand heat pump model Q3RA-030K provides central heat and A/C
- Zoned electric wall and baseboard heat
- Partial oak hardwood and carpet in the dining area
- Ceiling fans
- Bay living room window
- Appliance-type water heater (electric)
- Standing seam metal roof
- Large covered front porch
- Side deck patio 16.8 x 10
- Rear deck patio with a portion covered. 10 x 22, drop center 15 x 4, and 6 x 10 covered
- Direct road frontage driveway
- Crawl space
- Large lawn
- Mature forest
- Trail to the DNR lake property
- Lawn water spigot
- Dish Network satellite installed.
- Large covered front porch 8 x 24
- Amish Built outbuilding with a loft by River Mountain Sheds LLC. 14 x 20
- Workshop/Storage building with a small loft near the house 16 x 16 with add on section of 8 x 12.6
- Large decks
- Private driveway
- White picket fence at the roadside
- Vinyl siding
Primary bedroom 13.8 x 11.4
Primary bath 6.7 x 5.1
Bedroom 2, 12.6 x 11.3
Bedroom 3, 9.4 x 11.5
Hall bath 4.8 x 7.8
Kitchen 10.6 x 11.6
Eat – In area 11.7 x 11.11
Living room 19.1 x 12.3
Utility/Laundry room 6.7 x 5.10
Estimated drive times
Union, WV, 20 minutes
Lewisburg, WV, 40 minutes
Beckley, WV 1 hour 20 minutes
Princeton, WV 1 hour 15 minutes
Covington, VA, 50 minutes
Snowshoe 2 hours
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, 1 hour 22 minutes
Richmond, VA, 3 hours, 23 minutes
Washington, DC, 4.5 hours
Google Coordinates: 37.626446°(N), -80.347679°(W)
Address: 1446 Moncove Lake Access Road, Gap Mills, WV 24941
Elevation Range: 2551 ft. to 2563 ft. +/-
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 southeast end of the property joins with the DNR boundary of Moncove Lake. The property is blessed with an excellent private well that produces an abundance of great Sweet Springs quality fresh water.
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
The property was surveyed in 1982, and a plat was prepared from that survey. The plat is recorded as Deed Book 165, Page 590. The northwestern property boundary is state road frontage, and the southeastern property boundary is with the Moncove Lake boundary. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Private well, drilled by Anderson Well Drilling
Sewer: Private Septic
Electricity: First Energy
Telephone: Frontier Communications
Internet: Frontier Communications has DSL
Cellphone Coverage: Poor; a booster will be required
The property fronts Moncove Lake Access Road Rt. 8/2.
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.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is a combination of open areas for the home grounds and woodland.
(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 312 Pg. 757
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 2.10 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (32), West Virginia
Sweet Springs District (6)
Tax Map 12 Parcel 2.8; Class 2
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $524.04
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
Monroe County Vocational Center
West Virginia has VA Hospitals in Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Beckley, and Huntington. Nearby Salem, VA, has a Veterans Hospital. Nearby Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are in Ronceverte/Lewisburg and Princeton, WV.
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 great family restaurants 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.
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 park’s northern entrance (back entrance), meanders through the forest and past the upper campground, runs up a shady hollow, and eventually connects after a short climb 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.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
GREENBRIER STATE FOREST
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, a public swimming pool, campsites, a shooting range, and trails.
HANGING ROCK RAPTOR OBSERVATORY
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
Lost World Caverns, an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, and other underground formations, is sure to evoke your wonder and amazement.
OLD REHOBOTH CHURCH AND MUSEUM
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!
GREENBRIER RIVER TRAIL
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, equestrian, gun club, trout fishing, mountain driving course, casino, Prime 44 steak house, tennis, championship golf, boutiques, fine dining, and recreational activities.
Destination Google Coordinates: 37.626446°(N), -80.347679°(W)
FROM UNION 20 minutes (14 miles)
From the county seat of Monroe, historic Union is a short easy drive to Moncove Lake. From the Courthouse, take Route 3 East towards Sweet Springs for 8.1 miles, and in Gap Mills, turn left onto Moncove Lake Road (Marion Shifflet Byway, and travel 5.9 miles into the Park. Inside the Park, take the Moncove Lake Access Road for 1.4 miles, and the property is on the right.
FROM LEWISBURG 40 minutes (20.7 miles)
From the Walmart Supercenter, take US Route 219 North 0.1 miles to the eastbound Interstate 64 on-ramp, travel 6.1 miles to exit 175 (Harts Run and White Sulphur Springs), turn right onto Harts Run Road, proceed 14 miles,s and then bear right onto Moncove Lake Access Road and travel 0.6 miles and the property is on the left.
FROM COVINGTON, VA. 50 minutes (41 miles)
From the Walmart Super Center on Thacker Ave., get on Interstate 64 West for 5.1 miles, take Callaghan exit ten, and pick up Rt. 159 to Rt. 311 South to past the Stateline and onto WV Route 3 West to Gap Mills. Near the Barn convenience store, turn right onto Moncove Lake Road (Marion Shifflet Byway), and travel 5.9 miles into the Park. Inside the Park, take the Moncove Lake Access Road for 1.4 miles, and the property is on the right.
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