ORIENT HILL FOREST
Richard Grist, 304-645-7674
Orient Hill Forest is 24 +/- acres of recreation and hunting land located in the Boone and Crockett area of Greenbrier County WV. Internal trails access nearly every corner of the property. Just 40 minutes to Lewisburg and her jet airport – 20 minutes to the I-64 interstate. Several cabin sites with long-range views of distant mountains. Priced right to sell this season.
- 24+/- acre parcel surrounded by large farm and woodland tracts.
- Located in popular Greenbrier County 40 minutes to Lewisburg.
- Land legacy of careful wildlife management coupled with outstanding long-term forest stewardship.
- Boone and Crocket country with exceptional resident wildlife populations.
- Totally regenerated forest.
- A spring and 2 intermittent streams.
- Superior access with paved state road frontage on Ball Diamond Road.
- Interior trails provide access to nearly every corner of the property.
- Nearby are the Greenbrier River, New River, and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake – perfect for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts.
- Spectacular long range views approaching 30 miles.
- Electric and phone nearby.
- Low taxes, low population density, little or no light pollution.
Orient Hill Forest is located in Greenbrier County, WV, at Orient Hill.
GPS Coordinates: 38.0357; -80.7227
Year round access to the property is excellent. The property fronts the paved, state maintained Ball Diamond Road. The property is just 2.5 miles from US Route 60 at Charmco – the famed Midland Trail. Access to Interstate-64 is a 20 minute drive with quick access to the Sam Black Exit #156.
Internal access is considered excellent. Several timber trails provide access to nearly all corners for recreational opportunities including nature viewing, hiking, horseback riding and ATV riding, shooting sports and access to nice stands of timber.
The regenerated forest, coupled with the abundant water supply from the spring and creeks, create the perfect wildlife habitat. The forest produces acorns, hickory nuts beech nuts and black walnuts. White tail deer, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.
A number of Bald Eagles have been spotted up and down the Greenbrier and New Rivers and are a thrill to see with wingspans of 6-7 feet.
Orient Hill Forest is blessed with a spring and 2 intermittent streams which flow during rain events and snow melt.
The property is being sold SURFACE ONLY.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property lines have been marked with red paint.
Electric – Mon Power nearby
Landline Phone – Frontier (nearby)
Internet – May be available through Frontier or satellite services such as Starlink
Cable TV – DirectTV or Dish Network
Water – There is not public water available and there are no drilled water wells on the property. There is a spring that could be developed for a water source or a water well could be drilled.
Sewer – Septic, no public sewer system available at this time but a septic system can be installed.
Trash Pickup – Curbside
Cell phone coverage is excellent in this area.
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area
TAXES AND ZONING
Property taxes for the 2023 tax year were $43.16. The parcel is listed as 25.08 acres (Surface Only) in Meadow Bluff District, Greenbrier County on Tax Map 31, parcel 49. The deed for the property is found in Deed Book 586, page 520.
Greenbrier County has a Subdivision Ordinance and all prospective buyers contemplating division of property into lots should consult the Greenbrier County Planning Commission. All prospective buyers should contact the Greenbrier County Commission and Health Department when considering purchasing or developing any property in the county to determine if the property is subject to any additional zoning ordinances.
Orient Hill Forest is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle.
The Town of Rainelle is just 10 minutes away, and the small incorporated community of Rupert is just an 11 minute drive. A pharmacy, convenience stores, Dollar General/Family Dollar and restaurants are available. City Hall and the Greenbrier County Sheriffs/Rupert City police department are located on main street in Rupert. The friendly town of Rainelle offers a modern medical center, grocery, stores including department, hardware, auto parts, pharmacies, appliances, bakery, sporting goods and several restaurants. Rainelle is well known for its strong community spirit supporting an active fire department/EMT, civic, youth and church organizations.
Modern public Schools are about a 10 minutes’ drive. School buses run when school is in session.
Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.
Lewisburg has been named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 20 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 30 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 45 minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. The sleepy town of Alderson is a 40 minute drive and amenities include churches, elementary school, grocery store, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is an hour’s drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, as well as the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.
GREENBRIER RIVER AND RIVER TRAIL
The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.
The Greenbrier River is formed by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River in the town of Durbin, West Virginia. From Durbin the Greenbrier River flows southwesterly through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties. It flows through several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, just 30 minutes away.
The property is a 30 minute ride to the Greenbrier River Trial and is operated by the West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77-mile long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.
THE NEW RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and Muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.
Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
From the Charmco Postal Service, at 5170 Midland Trail W, Charmco, WV 25958, turn onto WV-20 N/Coalfield Trail travel to Orient Hill 2 miles, turn right onto Ball Diamond Road, travel 1/2 mile, the property is on the right.
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