|Address:||237 Laurel Drive, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986|
Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304.660.8000
PARK PLACE OVERVIEW
This beautiful three bedroom two bath Colonial home blends character and southern charm. Park Place is located in White Sulphur Springs, WV. A large open yard is surrounded by trees on over one acre. Convenient to all amenities yet private.
Park Place is set on Laurel Drive in the resort town. Laurel Drive is a residential wooded haven. Several other divine homes enhance the setting. The home’s tall columns and full length portico allude Southern Charm. Constructed in 1980, the heating source is electric baseboard and propane. A full basement offers excellent storage area. There is an attached two car garage for easy access.
White Sulphur Springs rich historic Greenbrier Resort is a top attraction to the area. The resort built in 1858 is an architectural masterpiece named for the famous warm springs. The predecessors of the modern Spa: Sanus Per Aquam (Latin: health through water) SPA.
The warm springs known for their healing properties began attracting hundreds upon thousands to travel to the area for health and wellness. Many guests of the famous resort were written prescriptions by their physicians to medicate at the resort by using the warm springs for various ailments. These prescriptions often were for 3 months to one year periods of stay.
Guests would travel by Stage Coach typically from the East, New England, Philadelphia areas and the South where roads permitted through the Carolinas and Georgia. These Routes were the first early roadways which had sprouted across America through commerce and the colonies.
Roads were often built by men using horses to grade the ground, then paved by hand with round cobblestones. Stage Coaches approached the Greenbrier Resort on the James River Kanawha Turnpike. Once arriving the guests were likely relieved and genuinely impressed with the Resort and the southern hospitality it offered as it still does today.
Present day I-64 and modern highways take visitors to the Resort along with Amtrack and local airports. The Resort is now home to the World Famous Greenbrier Mineral and Medical Health Spa. The resort hosts the PGA Greenbrier Classic along with many other functions. The Resort guests choose from activities including equestrian, sporting, shopping in the grand corridors of the hotel shoppes, dining, casino and much much more.
Nearby Lewisburg is the Art and Cultural Village of modern day. Host to many galleries, cafes, bistros, shoppes, theatres and fun-filled activities. Lewisburg offers adventure and history around every corner. Mansions, museums, Civil War Military Battle of Lewisburg, historic churches, tours, dining, music and nice people.
Recreational destinations include:
Blue Bend Greenbrier State Forest. A popular swimming and trout fishing area know for the cool blue deep water.
The Monongehela National Forest known for vast wilderness adventures.
The Greenbrier River also known as a swimming, boating and fishing paradise.
Snowshoe Ski Resort known for snow recreation, shopping and dining.
Park Place Homes first and second floors comprise 2000 Square Feet. An additional 1000 square feet is also located in the basement. The basement is finished with concrete floor and laundry area and is also heated. The total square footage for this home is 3000 square feet.
Individual room dimensions are:
Kitchen – 13 x 11
Family room – 17 x 11
Formal setting room – 20 x 13
Dining room – 13 x 13
Master bedroom – 17 x 12
Bedroom Front – 13 x 11
Bedroom Rear – 13 x 11
Bathroom – 7 x 9
Bathroom #2 – 7 x 10
Deck – 17 x 14
Garage – 33 x 23
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 502 Pg. 224
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 1.10 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
White Sulphur District
Tax Map 22 Parcel 34; “ACREAGE 1.10 D & EASEMENT W OF BIG DRAFT RD N OF WSS CUMMINGS”
Total 2018 Real Estate Taxes: $745.60
Greenbrier County School District
Public Elementary School:
White Sulphur Springs Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
HISTORIC GREENBRIER VALLEY
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 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, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Phili, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
Another 2-3 hours drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia , Winterplace Ski Resort, the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
This relaxed ski resort sits on 251 acres of skiable terrain and 11,000 acres of wilderness nestled amid the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range. It is positioned in the bowl shaped convergence of Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains, at the head of the Shavers Fork and Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet above sea level. More than 5,000 guests enjoy Snowshoe’s slopes each season. In addition to Snowshoe’s remarkable ski and winter activities, it offers exciting summer activities such as extensive mountain biking trails, hiking trails, guided tours, horseback riding, ATV riding, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and various other summer outdoor activities for all ages.
MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST
The Monongahela National Forest was established in 1920. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State, including the highest, Spruce Knob (4,863 ft), also the highest point in the Alleghenies. Elevation ranges from just under 1000′ to 4863′ above sea level. It protects over 921,000 acres of federally owned land within a 1,700,000 acres proclamation boundary that includes much of the Potomac Highlands Region and portions of 10 counties.
Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National Forests in the country. Approximately 75 tree species are found in the forest. Almost all of the trees are a second growth forest, grown back after the land was heavily cutover around the start of the 20th century. Species for which the forest is important include red spruce (Picea rubens), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), and mountain ash (Sorbus americana). The Monongahela National Forest includes eight U.S. Wilderness Areas and several special-use areas, notably the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area.
Turn onto Big Draft Rd. in White Sulphur Springs, WV, and travel 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Laurel Drive. Destination will be on the left.
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks