OLD STONY RUN FARM

Agent Contact:
Neal Roth, 304.667.3794

OVERVIEW

Old Stony Run Farm is a multi-use recreational property, the perfect place to build a get-a-way cabin, your new home or just enjoy hiking, hunting and fishing. The twin chimneys of the old homestead are all that remain of the working farm this property once was and the family that called it home.  The farm is now overgrown with some century’s old white oak and pine that stand guard over where the old fields once were.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 216.77 +/- acre multi use property with forestland, overgrown farm fields, creeks and riparian areas
  • The 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Greenbrier and New Rivers are just a 35 minute drive
  • The Bluestone Wildlife Management are encompasses over 18,000 acres and is only minutes away
  • This property is a blank slate with few trails allowing the owner to create their own trail network
  • Interesting moss-covered rock outcrops and stream beds
  • Two blue-line streams flow for over 1 ½ miles through the property
  • Surrounded by timber tracts and farms in a nice rural neighborhood
  • Superior access adjoining state road – FedEx/UPS/USPS delivery
  • Dark skies with little light pollution for star and planet gazing
  • Native sedges, rushes, ferns, songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads all enjoy the creeks and their rocky edges
  • Located in on the Summers/Mercer County line, less than 30 minutes from Pipestem State Park
  • Many very ancient “Heritage” trees scattered about the forest and old fields estimated at 100-200 years old
  • All minerals interest that the owner has will convey
  • Electricity and telephone onsite with cellular coverage
  • Powerline right-a-ways create habitat for deer, turkey and song birds, as well as over 600 yards for the long range shooting enthusiast to test their skills.
  • Wildlife is very abundant with deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit, squirrel
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, grouse, turkey, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
  • Diverse topography containing forest land, overgrown farm fields, large creeks and ancient trees create a fascinating natural setting

DESCRIPTION

Covered by forested hills and graced by the nearby New River and Bluestone Lake, Old Stony Run Farm is located near the small community of Pipestem in Summers County, WV, situated between the towns of Hinton and Athens. The surrounding villages offer the best of southeastern West Virginia’s natural beauty.

Old Stony Run Farm has been allowed to return to “nature”, what once were fields are now small-growth forestlands with some larger 30”- 40” Heritage Trees found throughout the property.    Stony Run and Island Creek flow through the property creating vast recreational activities for people of all ages.

The topography of the land is very gentle, with less than a 100 foot rise in elevation over two-thirds of the acreage.  This lends the land usage to many paths of development for the new owner.  Areas could be cleared for numerous home/cabin sites, family gardens or food plots for wildlife.  There is a high ridge that runs from the southwestern part toward the center of the property with Stony Run flowing along the eastern side of this ridge, the top of this ridge still has grass growing in the forest where there once was a field.  This ridge climbs from 1700 feet to 1950 feet in elevation making it a great place for a home or cabin site that would offer a panoramic view of the property.

The upper reaches of Stony Run near the southern part of the property flow through a narrow valley that could allow for the development of hydroelectric generation for your home or cabin.  Should living off the grid not be in your plans, there are electrical power and telephone services crossing the northern portion, as well as around two sides of the property.

Old Stony Run Farm also has a high voltage powerline traversing the property.  The open area created by the powerline right-of-way lends to food plots and transitional habitat for wildlife and songbirds, and areas that can be easily ridden on horseback or ATV’s.  This area also provides up to 700 yards of an open shooting lane for the target shooting sports enthusiast.

Should you wish to venture off property, within a 30-45 minute drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting/fishing on the Greenbrier, New and Gauley Rivers, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities.

THE FORESTLAND

The 216 acres is mostly wooded with Beechnuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey that live in abundance in the forest. The blue line streams provides a water source for the wildlife.

Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers that thrive in the special habitat that large older trees and younger emerging stands make their home in this special forest environ. It is exciting to see and hear the large and very vocal Pileated Woodpecker, with its bright red crest dressed in a black and white tuxedo, sweep through the tall canopy in search of a morning snack.

“Stony Run” and “Island Creek”

“Stony Run” and “Island Creek” are blue line streams the flow on the property. Stony Run flows through the interior of the property for over a mile, thus giving the tract its name.

Island Creek forms the northern boundary of the property and flows along it for over a ¾ of a mile. Stony Run is a tributary of Island Creek and joins it at the northern end of the property.

Some of the largest trees on the property are found along the streams. The streamside environment provides habitat for crawfish, newts and salamanders. A great place for kids of all ages to turn over some rocks and see what just might be living there.

When the Island Creek leaves the property it flows for another 1.5 miles before terminating at the New River downstream of Wylie Island.

BLUESTONE LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – 18,019 ACRES OF LAND AND WATER.

Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area is a wildlife management area (WMA) surrounding Bluestone Lake and the New River. The section of the lake from just upstream of the Bluestone River to Bluestone Dam is in Bluestone State Park; the rest of the lake in West Virginia basin comprises Bluestone WMA. Altogether, the WMA comprises 18,019 acres of land and water.

Allowable activities include:

  • Hiking on the 22 miles of trails
  • Canoeing and boating on the 2000 acre lake and 12 miles stretch along the Bluestone River and New River
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Horseback riding
  • Picnicking and rock climbing

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.459115°(N), -80.904991°(W)
Address: Hill Top Road Rt 22/4, Pipestem, WV 25979.  A 911 address is not assigned to a property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1651 ft. to 1917 ft. +/-

The parcel offers those from more urban areas the opportunity for a rural retreat well within a two hour’s drive of Roanoke, VA and 4.5 hour drive to Washington, DC and 4 hours to Charlotte.

Hinton has a hospital, shopping, restaurants, hardware and grocery stores. The larger towns of Beckley and Lewisburg offer shopping, schools, theatres, modern medical facilities and airports within a 45 minute to hour drive.

MINERAL RIGHTS

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 is comprised of two tracts, which are separated by the state road. Each tract was independently surveyed at different times, and plats were prepared from those surveys. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: A well could be drilled. Public water may be available roadside – check with the local PSD
Sewer: A private septic system could be installed
Electricity: onsite
Telephone: onsite
Internet:  Maybe possible through phone cable, cellphone supplier and satellite
Cellphone coverage: Good

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has a little over a mile of combined frontage on Routes 22/2 and 22/4, providing direct access to the public road system.  The property road connects to the public road within that frontage.

ZONING

The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

This property has about 5 acres of recent overgrown fields, about 12 acres in powerline open area, and about 200 acres of forestland.

(This 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

Summers County, West Virginia
DB 171 Pg. 698, plus several subsequent deeds for the current owners to acquire outstanding interests.
Acreage: 216.77 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:Summers County, West Virginia tax records
Pipestem District (6)
Tax Map 23 Parcel 12; Class 3

2020 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1,314.28

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The property is located in both Mercer and Summers Counties, which may permit access to the school systems of both counties.  Mercer County schools are the closest to the property.

Mercer County School District

Public Elementary School:
Athens Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Pikeview Middle School

Public High School:
Pikeview High School

SURROUNDING RECREATION

The property offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the nearby Greenbrier River, New River, New River Gorge National Park and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake.

Hunting Opportunities are abundant on Old Stony Run Farm.  Whitetail deer, turkey, woodcock, squirrels and rabbits may be found throughout property.  The overgrown fields and powerline right-of-ways provide upland habitat and acres of food plot sites.  Off property there is the Bluestone Lake WMA within a mile as the crow flies of the property and a 30-minute drive.

Cold Water Fishing can be found throughout the region.  Many of the tributaries of the Greenbrier River are stocked with trout.  The head waters hold the native Brook Trout.  Several special regulation sections of some streams offer fly-fishing only areas.  The Cranberry Back-Country area hosts 16 miles of secluded trout fishing and may only be accessed by non-motorized transportation.

Warm Water Fishing in the Greenbrier River and New Rivers is some of the best in the region.  Smallmouth bass and muskie are the big draws.  The Greenbrier River is great for the novice kayaker or canoeist to fish, the New River is for the more experience boaters only but has the best fishing for trophy sized fish.  The New River has an excellent population of the native Eastern Highlands walleye.  This walleye subspecies grows faster and produce quicker than their northern cousins.  Great fishing is found on both rivers for crappie, catfish, pike and bluegill.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River, New River and Bluestone Lake ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Nature viewing is next in line of recreational activities. Wildlife viewing is not just for larger animals. Equal consideration is given to a diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, geese, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.

Stargazing-Planet Observation: Near total darkness can still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.

All Terrain Motorsports: Experience the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.  Please check WV DMV regulations.

Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.

Mountain Biking and Hiking: The land may be used for mountain biking or hiking and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.

Rock Climbing on the New River: 183 routes with opportunities for easier traditional routes as well as hard sport routes and some mixed routes as well.

REGIONAL INFORMATION