Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304-667-7026

Powley Creek Mountain Meadow is a 95 acre +/- multi-use agriculture, timber investment, recreational and residential property, located just 5 minutes from the Greenbrier River, offering tons of activities. In peaceful and quiet Almost Heaven, you will find this mountaintop getaway in Summers County. There are trails for riding ATV’s or horse back, and beautiful rock out-croppings.  It is a joy just to walk the property.  The Powley Creek Mountain Meadow property has ready to harvest timber to offset purchase and holding costs (timber value has not been determined), and spectacular views of the open fields and mountain range. Beautiful spring-fed small streams that run through the property, open fields, and the evidence of the old fruit cellar that was used many years ago, create the essence of the old homestead lifestyle. With the small cleared field and some reclaimable fields and the rest in forest, the property represents an opportunity to create a classic family ownership legacy for the next ownership as well as a great mountain top retreat.


Google Coordinates: 37.672325°(N), -80.789070°(W)
Address: Powley Creek Road, Hinton, WV 25951. No 911 address is assigned to a property without structures.
Elevation Range: 1910 ft. to 2517 ft. +/-

Drive Times

Towns/Interstate Highways
Alderson: 30 minutes
Athens and Concord University: 40 minutes
Beckley: 50 minutes
Hinton: 15 minutes
Princeton: 50 minutes
Sandstone and I-64: 35 minutes

Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley: 55 minutes

Bluestone Lake: 20 minutes
Bluestone State Park: 25 minutes
Camp Creek State Park and Forest: 55 minutes
Glade Springs Resort: 45 minutes
Grandview Country Club: 45 minutes
Little Beaver State Park: 45 minutes
John Henry Historical Park and Monument: 15 minutes
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Visitors Center, Sandstone: 40 minutes
Pipestem Resort State Park: 35 minutes
Three Rivers Avian Center: 35 minutes
Willow Wood Country Club and Golf Course: 10 minutes
Winterplace Ski Resort: 50 minutes


Powley Creek Mountain Meadow’s timber adds a great deal of value to this property, with its abundant hardwood timber resource which is a composite of high-quality Appalachian

Hardwood. This well-maintained timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership. Capital timber value of the timber and pulpwood has not yet been determined. The forest has predominantly well drained upland terrain which has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species compensation is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of black walnut, sugar maple, poplar, basswood, red oak groups, white oak and chestnut oak, soft maple, hickory, and a host of associated species.


Years of wildlife management practices have created the ideal wildlife preserve. Early on, management goals promoted overall wildlife health, facilitated the harvest of game, developed wildlife viewing areas, increased carrying capacity, and increased species diversity.

The Greenbrier River and New River are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. The many solid and dashed blueline streams and feeders which flow through the property for nearly 5.2 miles and the surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of the margins of the creek are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shore of the streambanks. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed and algae.

There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the areas lakes, rivers, ponds, creeks and streams including raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, hawks and redwing blackbirds.

There is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, pond skaters, water beetles, damselflies, tadpoles and various insect larvae.

The diverse tree species, coupled with the abundant water supply from the creeks, creates the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between adjoiners fields, creeks, hollows, ridges, and rock outcrops benefit all the resident wildlife. Bald eagles, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.

The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.


What a hunters’ paradise, or tremendous recreational property with abundant deer, turkey and other wildlife!!  With a small spring-fed creek that is running through the property and farm fields, coupled with the abundance of Hickory, White Oak, Red Oak, Powley Creek Mountain Meadow creates a habitat for the large and small game.  The abundance of water from a year-round stream created by mountain springs and their surrounding aquatic plant life create a water-supported community with a wide variety of Wildlife. Some of the margins of the creek supporting the Aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shores of the stream. There are many animals that live in the water and around the edge of the pond and spring fed creek including raccoons, possums, Blue Heron, turtles, salamanders, crayfish, bullfrog, Eagles, Hawks and Red Wing Birds. The property has a mixture of hardwood species, the adverse tree species couple with the Abundant water supply from the creek creates a perfect wildlife habitat, the Edge effect created between the creeks, Hollows, Ridge, rock out cropping and Forest is a textbook habitat, benefiting all of the resident Wildlife.

Whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrels, rabbits, Bobcats, raccoons, Fox and many species of song birds and raptors makeup the resident Wildlife population. The hardwood forest provides a source for essential nutrients and produces tons of hardwood mask including Acorns, Hickory nuts, Beechnut, black walnut. Soft Mass includes Sage horn, black cherry, tulip Poplar seeds, Maple seeds, Autumn olive berries and blackberries.


This property offers outstanding recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the proximity to the area’s 6 rivers and two lakes.

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls and hawks.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
Complete or near darkness can be still be found on areas of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby rivers and lakes ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The property has miles of trails that may be used for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding

Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:

  • Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
  • Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
  • Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
  • Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
  • Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day

All Terrain Motorsports
Internal roads and several forest trails that are perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety terrain.

Rock Crawling & Rock Bouncing
Areas of the property afford a topographic opportunity for the Extreme Off-Road adventurist to enjoy the increasingly popular Motorsport of Rock Crawling and Rock Bouncing.

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.

Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.


The beginning of a small intermittent dashed blueline stream is on the property. That stream beginning may have water flow during rain events and periods of snow melt.


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.


The property was surveyed in April 2024 and is shown with other surveyed property on a plat prepared from that survey. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water:  A well would have to be drilled
Sewer:  A septic system would have to be installed
Electricity:  Roadside
Telephone:  Roadside
Internet:  Available through Frontier or satellite provider
Cellphone Coverage:  Good


The property is accessed from Powley Creek Road.


Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.


The property is comprised of two meadow fields and 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 Information: Part of DB 226 Pg. 97
Summers County, West Virginia

Acreage: 95.46 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Per the survey plat: Part of Tax Map 13 Parcel 3; Class 2, and Tax Map 17 Parcel 38; Class 3

2023 Total Real Estate Taxes: Portion of larger tax parcels


Summers County School District

Public Elementary School:
Talcott Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School

Concord University (nearby in Mercer County)


The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.

Some specific examples of crops which could possibly be cultivated:

  • Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
  • Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
  • Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
  • Moss: Log or sheet moss
  • Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
  • Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
  • Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
  • Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)


Just like 200 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity.

  • Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from springs and drilled water wells (hand drawing water from the wells using a cylinder well bucket).
  • The forest would provide fresh food of deer and turkey.
  • Land could with flat to rolling topography could be cleared to be used to raise livestock of all kinds (chickens, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits etc.) and could be farmed with horse drawn equipment. The land would support vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, sugar bushes, and row crops of corn, oats, wheat and barley.
  • Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles.
  • The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, basket splints, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (walnuts, beechnuts and hickory nuts)
  • An abundance of maple trees would provide maple syrup for both family consumption and income potential


Powley Creek Mountain Meadow is supported with a great community known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The quiet town of Hinton is the county seat of Summers County and is a 20 minute drive. Hinton has amenities including churches, elementary-middle- high school, grocery stores, hardware/farm supply store, building supply, motels, banks, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, hospital, dentists, medical clinic and restaurants.

The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by nearby Alderson. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

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 is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

Lewisburg has been named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 45 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 50 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 Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dulles. Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.

Low taxes, clean water, clean air and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found on the property. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.


The property is located in the heart of a biological, historic, and recreational mecca.

The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

All rivers and lakes are within an easy one hour’s drive from the property: area encompassing the New River, Greenbrier River, Gauley River, Cherry River, Meadow River and Bluestone River. Within this vast watershed lies the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake and 3000-acre Summersville Lake.

The Meadow River, New River, Greenbrier River, Summersville Lake, and Bluestone Lake are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the rivers/lake, including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.

Great fishing is found in the rivers and lakes with small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill present in good numbers.

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. Summersville Lake is over 3000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s largest body of water.




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