PAZ EN EL RIO
Peace on the River

Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897

OVERVIEW

Paz En El Rio is Spanish for Peace on the River. It is the main element in this beautiful Greenbrier River home retreat located on River Road in Ronceverte, West Virginia. The property includes direct exclusive access river frontage with an easily accessible river bank. Fish, kayak, canoe, boat, or swim and enjoy the long summer days. The beautifully remodeled two-bedroom, two-bath home is ready, awaiting the new owner. Everything is prepared to enjoy the river year-round with large living windows with a terrific view of the river’s spacious front patio porch ready for iced tea and relaxation. The firepit area is in the front yard awaiting marshmallows, friends, and family. The rear patio deck is also an excellent location to grill some burgers and entertain guests. A sizeable secure outbuilding is ready to be loaded with all your river gear for the return trip.

HISTORIC RONCEVERTE

In the City of Ronceverte, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth, preservation of historical, cultural, and natural heritage are just a few of the core principles that make the City of Ronceverte a wonderful place to call home.

The Friendly River City

“A community in Greenbrier County, Ronceverte, WV, was first laid out in 1871 by Cecil Clay but not incorporated until 1882. A.E. White served as the town’s first mayor. By 1906, Ronceverte had a population of about 1,500 and was an important shipping point for railroad ties, lumber, and agricultural products. The town sits on the north bank of the Greenbrier River on US Route 219 and is located on the mainline of the CSX railroad.”

Like many small industrial towns, Ronceverte has seen its difficulties. The demise of the river logging industry hit hard, and the city became just another rural stop on the railroad. Recently, through the efforts of local entrepreneurs and like-minded organizations, Ronceverte has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Improvements to the downtown have been a cause for growth after a lengthy period of stagnancy.

SHOPPING IN RONCEVERTE

Everything on a daily need basis can be easily accessed in the Ronceverte area. The town includes a landmark hometown hardware store; Martin and Jones, Peoples Bank, Eateries, Kroger with Pharmacy and gas, Sherwin Williams, Ollies, Wendy’s, Truist Bank, McDonald’s, clothing stores, convenience stores, auto repair shops, tavern, Exxon, Dollar General, Tractor Supply, NAPA, Carwash, Tri-County Produce, and Grocery, Ripco, Southern States, Greenbrier County Recycling Center, and other businesses and professionals.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Ronceverte Island Park and amphitheater
The Ronceverte Public Library
The Ronceverte River Festival
The Ronceverte Christmas Parade
Historic Lewisburg
Greenbrier State Forest
Moncove Lake
The Greenbrier River hike and bike trail
The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
Civil War Trails
The Salt Cave and Spa
The North House Historic Museum
The State Fair of West Virginia
American Heritage Music Hall
Organ Cave
Lost World
The Greenbrier
Smooth Ambler Spirits
Carnegie Hall
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company
Greenbrier Valley Airport
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
The Greenbrier Clinic
Bunker Tours at the Greenbrier Resort
The Monongahela National Forest
Sherwood Lake
The Alderson 4th of July Celebration
Sunset Berry Farm

THE HOME

A solid stick-built two-bedroom, two-bath home constructed circa. 1976 and has just been completely remodeled. Approx. Square footage 1008. The exterior is vinyl siding with a new metal roof. The house has a crawl space. The exterior dimensions are 24 x 40

ROOMS 

Living room 11.4 x 29.5
Primary bedroom 11.8 x 12.7
Primary half bath 4.1 x 4.5
Bedroom (2) 11.7 x  11.7
Kitchen 15.4 x 11.9
Bath 12.1 x 7.2
Utility with washer and dryer 3.6 x 5
Front porch 31.6 x 9, offset 11.9 x 9
Back porch patio 17.9 x 13

OUTBUILDING

16 x 11.4

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Direct frontage and easy sloped access to the Greenbrier River
  • Convenient location, only minutes to stores
  • Home has been completely remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • Approximately 1008 square feet
  • Large living room
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Splendid view of the river
  • New survey plat
  • Lasso rope and post firepit patio with a gravel base
  • Out of city limits
  • Wonderful covered front porch with open patio
  • Working propane log fireplace
  • Electric baseboard heat
  • Ceiling fans
  • Spacious maple kitchen cabinets
  • Oak type flooring
  • Double French doors between the bedrooms
  • Lots of natural light
  • New metal roof
  • Vinyl siding
  • Crawl space access
  • Stacking washer and dryer unit
  • Appliances included
  • Industrial type front porch surround and handrail
  • Wooden retaining wall and box blind for propane tank
  • Landscaping
  • Large rear patio
  • Ample storage building
  • Boxed flower bed
  • Cute swing on the foot of the hill
  • Excellent location for a boat launch
  • Excellent river bank for fishing and swimming
  • 112 feet of direct river access

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.731926°(N), -80.483663°(W)
Address: 1367 River Road, Ronceverte, WV 24970
Elevation Range: 1640 ft. to 1694 ft. +/-

WILDLIFE

The river contributes to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. Great fishing is found in the Greenbrier River, with smallmouth bass, red eye, crappie, catfish, and bluegill present in good numbers.

The river and its surrounding aquatic plant life create a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. An island is nearby and helps support the marine food web and provide shelter for wildlife. The plant life associated with the river bottom includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm, and algae.

Many animals live in the water and around the edges of the river and island, including raccoons, opossums, blue herons, bald eagles, Canadian geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, beaver, bullfrogs, and redwing blackbirds.

Of course, there is the insect and microscopic world, including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles, and various insect larvae.

WATER

The property is ideally located on the free-flowing Greenbrier River just outside of the town of Ronceverte. The property includes 112 feet of direct private river frontage with easy access to the water. The home is supplied with metered water from the town of Ronceverte. There is also an old drilled well that is no longer in service.

MINERAL RESOURCES

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 to the property. A title attorney could perform a mineral title search simultaneously as the surface title search is fulfilled.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property was recently surveyed, and a plat was prepared from that survey. A portion of the property boundary runs with River Road, and another part of the property boundary is with the Greenbrier River. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water:  Public
Sewer: Private septic
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Landline is available
Internet: High Speed is available
Cellphone Coverage: Average

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has frontage on River Road Route 48. The property driveway connects directly to River Road.

ZONING

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

Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.

PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY

The property has been used for residential purposes.

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Deed Book 507 Page 685
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.719 acres +/- by a recent survey

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Irish Corner District (8)
Tax Map 10J Parcels 16 and 17; Class 3

2021 Real Estate Taxes: $577.74

SCHOOLS

Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary School:
Ronceverte Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School

Colleges:
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:
Greenbrier Community 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 AREA

THE GREENBRIER RIVER – THE MOST CHARMING RIVER IN WEST VIRGINIA

Plan the day, morning, or evening… Bring the boats, poles, swim, or have an excellent drive along the waterfront. 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 is well known for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest.

The Greenbrier is formed in northern Pocahontas County at Durbin by the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River. These are ephemeral streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. The Greenbrier generally flows south-southwest from Durbin 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.

It has always been a valuable water route, with most of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. 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), supporting fine trout fishing, cave exploration, and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

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. It made its way through present Pocahontas County by future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.

The smallmouth fishing in the Greenbrier is world-class. On a typical fishing day, expert fly fishers toss hand-tied flies from guided rafts, novices wading with push-button casting rods. You will find plenty of access points in and along the Greenbrier River if you like to wade. If you prefer to float, the river has excellent paddling on one of the longest undammed rivers in the east.

With water levels driven totally by rainfall and cave drainage, this river is usually warmed and ready to fish by mid-April, and flows remain dependable until mid-July/thru September, under normal circumstances. Late Summer storms and a Fall hurricane or two extend the season in our favor. Rising water levels also stir up baitfish and other food deposits, making things enjoyable enough to keep anglers anxious and actively pursuing Greenbrier bass well into the late fall season.

Characteristics of the Greenbrier River:

  • Reasonably easy access
  • Remote floatable sections
  • Varied wildlife sightings
  • Ease of floatability
  • Good for all ages
  • Good fish production in the 10″-16″ range
  • Good for all forms of water recreation

With multiple access points, the Greenbrier River is the perfect destination for a leisurely day on the river. Favorites include tubing, kayaking, smallmouth bass fishing, and the all-in-good-fun water battle.

Trip Ideas: Explore Class I-II whitewater on a float trip with Greenbrier River Campground. Offering livery and shuttle services, the sections upstream of the campground are just suitable for tubes and kayaks, canoes, and rafts. With Greenbrier Outfitters, take the crew on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure. It is a terrific way to find your “sea legs” and explore the vast, meandering sections of the Greenbrier River.

The Greenbrier – America’s Resort

As The Greenbrier’s vibrant past remains part of its allure, guests continue to be drawn by a distinctive experience. While some resort amenities are reserved for overnight guests, day visitors are encouraged to tour the grounds and enjoy many activities and attractions. Whether you treat yourself to a day or a week, expect to experience a destination found nowhere else.

For more than two centuries, The Greenbrier has been America’s Resort™. Drive through its main gate, and you will immediately be whisked away by its breath-taking beauty and exquisite, sweeping landscape. The Greenbrier’s stately grandeur is unmistakable –sprawling Georgian architecture, meticulously manicured gardens, ballrooms, sweeping staircases, and lavishly distinctive décor draping every surface. It is a timeless classic that maintains a high standard of elegance while catering to twenty-first-century travelers’ expectations and creature comforts.

The Greenbrier resort is a scenic and picturesque setting in the Allegheny Mountain range that flanks the eastern seaboard. In its earliest days before the Civil War, the American gentry was lured by the cool summer breezes and healing mineral waters that bubbled up from these mountains. Long-honored traditions and a checklist of “holiday” must-haves have shaped these 11,000 acres into a vacation paradise–spacious accommodations, private estate homes, boutique shopping, golf courses, pools, tennis courts… everything you would expect from a destination resort.

TAKE TIME OUT. “Taking the waters” at The Greenbrier dates back 240 years. Today’s Mineral Spa experience continues to embody the healing properties of the sulphur springs in its therapeutic and restorative spa treatments. In addition, you will find a comprehensive approach to wellness at The Greenbrier Clinic and Med Spa with personalized healthcare and aesthetic services.

If your visit to the Valley includes an overnight stay at The Greenbrier, try your luck at the Casino Club, a mix of slots, gaming, live entertainment, and international cuisine. Descend the red-carpet staircase and discover where “Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind!”

Golf continues to be a favorite activity at the resort… and rightly so. Several world-class courses, including The Old White, are available to guests of all levels. Each class takes advantage of the region’s lush mountain landscape with rolling fairways, natural water features, and mature hardwood trees. Modern amenities also include off-road driving excursions in your own Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, scaling a 55-foot aerial adventure tower, and learning the more refined skills of falconry, to name a few.

TOUR A COLD WAR BUNKER. In 1992, a reporter exposed the bunker after being kept secret for more than 30 years. It was a relocation center for the U.S. Congress, equipped with House and Senate chambers, dorms, a power plant, a clinic, a cafeteria… even a decontamination area. Step through a 25-ton blast door to learn what life would have been like deep under The Greenbrier resort.

DINE-IN STYLE  While the options are endless when planning time at The Greenbrier; the dining experience boasts the perfect pairing for any event or weekend getaway. Eight restaurants and a team of chefs offer their style of rich Southern fare to international cuisine—local, farm-to-fork freshness, and everything in between.

Of course, any first-time stay should include dinner in the Main Dining Room. Stately columns, ornate chandeliers, and full-length windows set the tone for an evening of refined Southern fare, often inspired by fresh produce harvested from The Greenbrier’s 43-acre Chef’s Garden.

GET DOWN TO BUSINESS  The Greenbrier is well versed in the art of successful collaboration. Whether you are bringing hundreds of leaders together, tweaking your strategic plan, or saying thank you for a job well done, their event planners are at the ready. They are geniuses at customization and masters at productive meeting times to keep things moving. So, when it comes time for your stay at The Greenbrier, you can focus on your bottom line, a new tagline, or that rainbow trout at the end of your line!

FAIRYTALE WEDDINGS From extravagant galas to intimate affairs, each couple’s unique vision for their big day is realized… down to the last detail. The Greenbrier offers venues for celebrations up to 600 or a relaxed gathering of your closest friends and family. By selecting one of the intimate wedding packages, all details are arranged — including the ceremony, flowers, and cake – ensuring that the only finger you’ll have to lift is the one for your wedding ring!

Downtown Lewisburg

Picturesque. Vibrant. Artsy. Historic. Friendly. Spend some time exploring Lewisburg, and you will see why this surprisingly cosmopolitan town of 4000 people garners accolades. Whether it is “America’s Coolest Small Town” (Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine), or one of “The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America” (Americans for the Arts), Lewisburg often appears on must-see lists for travelers.

There is always something going on in this active community. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the local scene at a concert, play, or festival or poke around the antique stores, boutiques, and watering holes, you will find the town charming, and the locals are welcoming.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR If you’re interested in learning more about downtown Lewisburg’s landmark buildings and period architecture, visit sometime for a walking tour or arrange a guided tour with the North House Museum. They offer Black history and cemetery walks and tours of the town. If you are heading out on your own, look for the green and gold markers that indicate historical landmarks. A printed version of the self-guided walking tour is available at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center.

ESCAPE ROOM Step back 200-plus years to navigate the North House Museum escape room. This 3D puzzler is set at the original barracks building in downtown Lewisburg, a 1784 outpost for early settlers to the region. Your mission…Journey across Virginia’s western frontier to secure land in this rich and fertile valley, the Greenbrier Valley.

Artist enclave. Many artists call Lewisburg home. Plan to visit Lee Street Studios if you would like to meet a local contingency of ceramic makers and painters, fiber artists, and jewelry makers. The building is also a historic site, serving as the Lewisburg Grade School during the early 20th century.

Blue Bend Recreation Area

Marked by a vast, deep pool on Anthony Creek, Blue Bend Recreation Area has become a refreshing summer hangout for camping, nature hikes, fishing, picnics, and spontaneous swimming.
Facilities. Single-family, wooded campsites and two picnic shelters are available. Each camp has its parking spur, picnic table, campfire ring, trash bin, and lantern post. The large group picnic shelter accommodates 75 people and can be reserved during popular summer months. Flush toilets, running water, and showers are available in summer, with vault toilets and pump water open during the spring and fall.

Hiking. The 5-mile Blue Bend Loop Trail connects to the Anthony Creek Trail and offers three scenic overlooks and a trail shelter for overnight use.

Ronceverte Island Park

A 20-acre park along the Greenbrier River features three ball fields, horseshoe pits, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, a playground, a skateboard park, a walking path, and an outdoor theater.

Organ Cave

History buffs will enjoy the layers of the past unearthed at Organ Cave.

A National Historic and Natural Landmarks and a stop on the Civil War Trails are the longest commercial cave on the east coast. Three guided walking tours, plus a living museum, Civil War tours, 14 expeditions, and a fossil hunting tour.

GREENBRIER RIVER TRAIL

One of the TOP 10 hiking trails in the U.S. – Backpacker Magazine

The 77-mile-long trail is operated by the West Virginia State Parks and is a former C&O Railroad grade 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 two tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the course is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

COMMUNITY

The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is a 20-minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping, 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 local restaurants are well known for their excellent food and friendly atmosphere.

Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 10-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, attendant medical facilities, and big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, West Virginia’s longest runway, is located just 20 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is a 25-minute drive, and Snowshoe Ski Resort is less than a 2-hour drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (VTech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is 120 minutes, DC is 4 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina is 4 hours away.

Just 35 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities, including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than 90 minutes away. In 15 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive, and the 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.

DRIVE TIMES

Estimated drive times

Charleston, WV – 2 hours
Charlotte, NC – 4 hours
Charlottesville, VA – 2.5 hours
Columbus, OH – 5 hours
Lexington, KY – 5 hours
Pittsburgh, PA – 4 hours
Raleigh, NC – 5 hours
Roanoke, VA – 2 hours
Richmond, VA – 4 hours
Snowshoe, WV – 1.5 hours
Washington, DC – 4.5 hours

REGIONAL INFORMATION