MOUNTAIN VISTA CABIN
Bill Zimmerman, 304.667.7026
Mountain Vista Cabin is located in Monroe County, West Virginia, high atop Peter’s Mountain adjoining the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The cabin sits on 5 +/- acres and offers Almost Heaven views. The Moncove Lake State Park and Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area are just 12 miles from the property. The proximity to Moncove Lake makes a wonderful addition to this property, offering many outdoor activities. Moncove Lake offers a swimming beach, fishing, boating, in-ground swimming pool, hiking and many other sports activities.
This beautiful log siding home boasts a huge back deck that overlooks the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest and the next mountain range, adding a level of comfort and solitude that’s hard to find. The home has hardwood floors throughout with an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen ready for those family gatherings. This is a must-see property for a family retreat or forever home. This 1,500 sq. ft. home will give you a lot of room for family fun activities.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 5 +/- acres
- Adjoins the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
- Minutes away from the Moncove Lake State Forest and Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area
- Road frontage on Crowder Road, a state-maintained road
- Drilled well and private septic system on property
- Great hunting opportunity
- Perfect for recreational activities including hunting, shooting sports, hiking and nature viewing
- The Hanging Rock Observatory is only 5 miles away and a great place to view raptors, especially during migration periods
- The Sweet Springs Resort in Sweet Springs is just up Route 3. The main building was designed by Thomas Jefferson
- Surrounded by large farms in the valleys and timberlands on the mountain
- Accessed by state maintained roads
- Darkest of skies with little light pollution for star-planet gazing & astrophotography
- Mostly flat terrain with elevations from 3450’ to 3600’
- Just 20 minutes to Union, the Monroe County Seat
- Timber species include beautiful oaks, poplar, white pine, maple and hickories
- Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
- Winged wildlife – eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, turkeys and Neotropical songbirds
- Low taxes, low population density
- Good cell phone coverage
Google Coordinates: 37.546532°(N), -80.355753°(W)
Address: 3676 Crowder Road, Gap Mills, WV 24941
- Built in 1986
- Remodeled recently
- 2 Bedroom
- 2 bath
- Full size kitchen
- Electric Heat Pump – forced air heating and cooling
- Hardwood flooring throughout
- Wood paneled walls
- Cozy home
- Ready to move in
Home Room Dimensions
Living Room 14 x 20
Kitchen 14 x 14
Master Bedroom 15 x 19
Master Bath 5 x 8
Master Walk-in Closet 5 x 8
Upstairs Bedroom 18 x 21
Bathroom 9 x 7
Laundry- 4 x 5
Total Living Space = 1,500 sq. ft.
Porch and Deck
Front porch 6 x 24
Back deck 10 x 45
Mountain Vista Cabin’s forest has an abundant wildlife population, and the wild turkey population is particularly impressive. The mixture of mature forest and emerging forest, coupled with an abundant water supply from mountain springs, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, Hickory nuts, beechnuts and black Walnut. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, raccoons, Fox and many species of songbirds and raptor’s make up the resident Wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife as there has been wildlife management practices in place for many years due to adjoining the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. 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
This property has been previously surveyed. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
The property borders Crowder Road, a State maintained road.
Sewer: Private septic
Cellphone Coverage: good
Trash: Service Available
There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding 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
Mountain Vista Cabin is the perfect property for a permanent residence, vacation home, and a hunting/recreation retreat.
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 250 at page 288
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 5 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (32), West Virginia
Sweet Springs District (6)
Tax Map 30 Parcel 22.6
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $448.08
Monroe County School District
Public Elementary School:
Public Middle School:
Public High School:
James Monroe High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Greenbrier Episcopal School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)
THE SURROUNDING AREA
The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is less than a 20 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping, farm center, auto parts store 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 and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast food restaurants but there is the local restaurant, “Kalico Kitchen”, in downtown Union that is packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American 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 and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.
The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located 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’ drive. Covington, Virginia is about 50 minutes awan, Roanoke, Virginia, is 90 minutes, DC is 4 hours and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3 hours away.
The Greenbrier resort features an ever-expanding schedule of public events. In 2014, the resort recently opened a new $30 million training facility for the professional and collegiate football teams. A 2500-seat tennis stadium to host professional matches was opened in 2015.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON and JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST
Mountain Vista Cabin adjoins the vast George Washington- Jefferson National Forest.
The George Washington & Jefferson National Forest contains over 1,061,000 acres. In 1995, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests were administratively combined to form one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern United States. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Approximately 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped, and 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates future development.
The National Forests are traversed by the Blue Ridge Parkway and are located within eight major river basins: the Potomac, James, Roanoke, New, Big Sandy, Holston, Cumberland, and Clinch Rivers. Average discharge of surface water from National Forest lands is estimated to be 2.2 million acre feet.
The Forests contain 2,340 miles of perennial streams, of which over 1,000 miles are trout waters. There are 82 reservoirs within or immediately downstream from the National Forests, 16 of which are used for municipal water supply. Lake Moomaw is among the largest reservoir (2530 acres) providing flood control, water quality control, and recreation opportunities.
MONCOVE LAKE STATE PARK
Moncove Lake State Park offers a peaceful setting for families to enjoy the outdoors. The park is a popular destination for outdoor social gatherings, quiet strolls, camping and water recreation. This 250-acre park contains a larger, 500-acre wildlife management area. Located in the hills of the southeastern edge of the state, near Union in Monroe County, the park offers many opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, birdwatching and hiking.
The Moncove Lake area was established in 1960, following the damming of Devil Creek in eastern Monroe County. The lake was built as part of the Moncove Lake Hunting and Fishing Area. In 1991, 250 acres were set aside as a state park. The remainder of the land continues to be managed as a wildlife management area. The park has since been expanded to 896 acres. The park sits on the shores of 144-acre Moncove Lake, and underneath the flyway of the Fall Hawk migration.
Moncove Lake State Park’s campground includes 48 tent and trailer sites, 25 of which have electric hookups. There are picnic tables and fire rings with grill surfaces, drinking water, a dump station and a central bathhouse with showers. Firewood is available for purchase upon your arrival. West Virginia State Park campground reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 31.
Three picnic shelters are available to reserve, fully equipped with grills and tables. Playgrounds, restroom facilities, and a swimming pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day will make your gathering complete!
More than 160 species of birds have been seen around Moncove Lake. The area is a birding hot spot due to nearby Peter’s Mountain and the ridge-and-valley section of the Appalachian Mountains. These ridges act as funnels for birds migrating in the fall and present excellent chances to glimpse birds that are considered rare or unusual for this region. On Peter’s Mountain during peak days in September, Broad Winged hawks are counted by the hundreds, and migrating hawks of nearly every eastern species and numerous songbirds can be seen throughout the month of September and into October. Witness the annual migration of birds of prey as they travel the eastern flyway passing through Monroe County, WV. Migration typically begins in early September through October, however, late September usually brings the most sightings.
From Main St toward North St, turn left onto State Hwy 3 E/North St, continue to follow State Hwy 3 E for 8.7 mi; Turn right onto Zenith Rd, travel 3.5 mi; Turn left onto Limestone Hill Rd, travel 5.6 mi; Turn left onto Waiteville Rd, travel 5.4 mi; Turn right onto Crowder Rd/Trout Run Rd Back Valley, travel 0.4 mi., property is on the right.
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