Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette 304-667-2897, David Sibray 304-575-7390

Three bedroom home on New River Parkway at Hinton

Featuring a cottage-style, three-bedroom ranch on a scenic parkway on the New River, this 0.68-acre  property enjoys a remarkable view and fast access to the river as well as area attractions and conveniences, including parks, stores, and restaurants.


  • Three bedrooms
  • Two full baths
  • Three river-view rooms
  • Exceptional river views
  • Local Flagstone Sandstone Fireplace
  • Exceptional river access
  • On the New River Parkway
  • Near Bluestone Lake
  • Near the Hinton National Historic District
  • 860 feet, more or less, from the national park


Google Coordinates: 37.676721, -80.895444
Address: 231 New River Road, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1,365 to 1,491 feet (+/-)


This one-story ranch-style home with cottage detailing includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room, and three riverview rooms—a living room, sitting room, and combined kitchen-dining room. Highlights include outdoor living spaces, including an open patio, covered front porch, and screened back porch.

Built in 1973, owners enjoy all the comforts of modern residential living, including central air-conditioning, a paved driveway, and a convenient home plan. Though near the river, the residence is outside its flood plain.

Residence Dimensions

Living Room: 17′ 8″ x 11, 6″
Kitchen Area: 11′ 7″ x 11′ 11″
Dining Area: 11′ 7″ x 6′ 3″
Primary Bedroom: 18′ 8″ x 14′ 1″
Primary Bedroom Bath: 9′ 9″ x 8′
Bathroom: 6′ 6″ x 7′ 5″
Bedroom: 15′ 2″ x 11′ 4″
Bedroom: 11′ 3″ x 9′ 11″
Hall: 10′ 6″ x 3′ 3″
Foyer: 4′ 1″ x 18′ 7″
Laundry: 12′ 8″ x 7′ 7″
Front Porch: 14′ 9″ x 8′ 7″
Screened Porch: 5′ 5″ x 11′ 2″
Patio: 6′ 8″ x 20′ 3″

Total Interior Living Space = 1,564 square feet according to public records


This property is located just outside the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, a renowned destination for hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Congress established the 70,000-acre park in 2020, and the designation has resulted in a revolutionary interest in the region as a destination for travel and residency. Articles in magazines such as National Geographic have television coverage by major networks. Time magazine recently named the park among the “World’s 100 Greatest Places.”


Bald eagles, blue herons, and a wide variety of other waterfall may be among the best known denizens of the riverbank. Deer are also frequent guests, and even the occassional black bear will visit the neighborhood, though they usually sequester themselves in the mountain forests. The river’s smallmouth bass population draws anglers from across the U.S. to the river near Hinton annually. The river around the property boasts some of the the best bass fishing on the entire stream.


The house looks out across the New River, a nationally renowned destination for fishing, wildlife viewing, and water recreation. The river in front of the house is shallow and not suited to motorized watercraft but is ideal for kayaking and floating in summer. Motorized watercraft may be used two miles upstream on Bluestone Lake. A state-managed river access area is 600 feet from the property. The property’s frontage is only 60 feet from the riverbank.


West Virginia is one of the states in the U.S. 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 was surveyed in September 1995. A metes-and-bounds description from that survey is used in the owners’ deed, and a survey plat is recorded in Raleigh County Deed Roll 80 at page 2318. Some boundary lines are evidenced by fences. The eastern boundary of the property is with New River Road Route 26. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Public, City of Hinton
Sewer: Public, City of Hinton
Electricity: American Electric Power
Telephone: Various providers
Internet:  Various providers
Fire Service: Hinton Fire Department and Summers County Volunteer Fire Department
Cellphone Coverage: Various providers


The property fronts on the New River Parkway (New River Road / CR-26). The driveway for the property connects directly with the parkway.


Raleigh County has some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the county government and also its health department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of wells and septic systems.


The property includes an open area around the house in lawn and garden, and the house and an area of hillside forest at the rear of the property.


Deed Information: Deed Roll 80, Pg. 2316, Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.68 acre (+/-)

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:  Raleigh County (41), West Virginia  Richmond District (7)
Tax Map 19B Parcel 123.1; Class 2

2023 Real Estate Taxes: $177.10


The property is located in an increasingly popular vacation area anchored by the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. The region is renowned for its scenic mountainscapes, which descend to the rivers from peaks that approach 4,000 feet above sea level. Three remarkable rivers converge here—the New and its tributary Bluestone and Greenbrier rivers. Much of the Bluestone is protected as the Bluestone National Scenic River. Large parts of the region are protected as state and national parks. Bluestone and Pipestem state parks both attract thousands of vacationers annually.


Four full-service hospitals with emergency rooms and surgery centers operate within minutes, including Summers County Hospital (54 beds) is less than five miles away. Greenbrier Valley Hospital (122 beds), near Lewisburg, and Raleigh General and Beckley Appalachian hospitals (300 and 160 beds), at Beckley, are all less than an hour’s drive. The region’s principal Veterans Administration Medical Center (80 beds) is also at Beckley. Medical centers at Charleston and Morgantown and Roanoke, Va., are only two to three hours away.


Hinton is located near the center of the eastern U.S. and within a day’s drive of more than half the U.S. population. Approximate hourly drive times to regional U.S. cities include Charleston, W.Va., 1.5; Morgantown, W.Va., 3; Columbus, Ohio, 4; Pittsburgh, Pa., 4.5; Cincinnati, Ohio, 5; Charlottesville, Va., 4; Richmond, Va., 4.5; Winston-Salem, N.C., 3; Charlotte, N.C.: 3; and Washington, D.C., 5.

Motor Traffic: Interstates 64 and 77 are located 10 miles and 30 miles from the property respectively. More than 6,000 vehicles daily pass through Hinton, according to 2021 traffic reports, though only 500 daily pass the property on the parkway. Traffic has likely increased as a result of increased tourism.

Air Traffic: The Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport is a drive of about 30-minutes from the retreat. An hour’s drive farther, Yeager Airport, at Charleston, is the largest and busiest flight-service center in the region, while the Greenbrier Valley Airport, at Lewisburg, provides flight options to Atlanta and Washington.

Rail Traffic: The Amtrak passenger station at Hinton is a one-minute drive from the property and provides direct access to Washington, Chicago, and New York City.


The valley of the New River at Hinton sustains a microclimate typical of warmer, more southerly latitudes due partly to the sheltering nature of the valley and the river, which has gathered radiant heat from sunlight over its upstream course. It has already traveled more than 300 miles from the summits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina. The valley is a preferred garden location as the warm microclimate accommodates a longer growing season. It remains relatively free of the heavier snows that blanket the surrounding highlands more than 2,000 feet above. The growing season at Hinton is relatively long and begins after the last spring frost on April 18, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and extends to the first fall frost at about October 21.


The area is well-served by schools. Though located in Raleigh County, most students in the neighborhood attend public schools in Summers County and are bussed to Hinton and the adjacent campuses for grade, high, and vocational schools, all approximately 3.5 miles from the property. Two private schools are located nearby at Ballard and Pipestem. Homeschool programs are supported through the state board of education.


West Virginia University and New River Community & Technical College maintain campuses at Beckley, a 30 minute drive from the property. The main campus of Concord University is a 45-minute drive. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is located at Lewisburg, a drive of about an hour. Virginia Tech, at Blacksburg, Va., is a drive of an hour and a half.


Bluestone Lake: 10 minutes
Bluestone State Park: 10 minutes
Camp Creek State Park & Forest: 45 minutes
Glade Springs Resort: 30 minutes
Grandview National Park: 35 minutes
Little Beaver State Park: 35 minutes
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Sandstone Visitor Center: 25 minutes
Pipestem Resort State Park: 20 minutes
Summit Bechtel Reserve: 55 minutes
Twin Falls Resort State Park: 1 hour
Willow Wood Golf Course: 15 minutes
Winterplace Ski Resort: 35 minutes

Drive Times

Towns and Highway

I-64, Sandstone – Hinton Exit 139: 20 minutes
Beckley: 35 minutes
Hinton: 5 minutes
Princeton: 40 minutes
Concord University at Athens: 30 minutes
Virginia Tech at Blacksburg: 1 hour 15 minutes

(See Public Schools for additional Higher Education opportunities)


Mercer County Airport, Bluefield: 50 minutes
Raleigh County Memorial Airport: 40 minutes


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