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


5:59 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2022


Estate Auction For The Estate Of The Late Richard Rice

This is a live onsite Public Auction at 5:59 pm Friday, August 19th, 2022. Inspection Fri. Aug. 12th from 6-7 pm. Excellent land tract with 3.2 acres +/- and an outstanding modern multi-purpose garage workshop.

The L shape garage/workshop is a newer building with vinyl siding exterior, double roll-up garage doors, passage entry doors, and a concrete floor. The interior has a large open-span garage section of 35 x 63. The garage will include an air compressor and filter unit. The air compressor room size is 5.5 x 7.5. The 28 x 35 side room is used as a woodworking mill shop. The 17 x 29 partial upstairs is unfinished and could be an office or efficiency living area. A separate exterior entry room is 15 x 7 with an offset of 11.6 x 27.3. Approximate total square footage of 4500 +/-. TERMS: A 10% Buyers Premium is in effect and will be added to the final bid price and become part of the final sales price. All offers are subject to estate representative approval. The property is sold AS IS. Earnest money due from the buyer at the event is $3,900.00. Upon confirmation, closing is to occur by a special warranty deed, free and clear, within 30 days. Announcements from the auction block take precedence over previously published terms.


  • PUBLIC AUCTION onsite Friday, August 19th, 5:59 pm
  • Onsite inspection Friday, August 12th, from 6 pm to 7 pm
  • Workshop / Warehouse/Garage
  • Approx. 4500 sq. ft. multiple-purpose building
  • Sold AS IS
  • 3.273 Acres of valuable real estate
  • Proximity to I-77 and I-64
  • 2 Miles from WV Turnpike exit 44
  • Proximity to New River Gorge National Park & Preserve
  • Proximity to Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
  • Proximity to Winterplace Ski Resort
  • Proximity to Tamarack
  • Market Area of 250,000 Residents
  • Tourism Destination For Approximately 3 Million


Google Coordinates: 37.790151°(N), -81.229292°(W)
130 Britnae Drive, Mount Tabor, WV 25801 (Tax Parcel 11-26-56.1)
144 Britnae Drive, Mount Tabor, WV 25801 (Tax Parcel 11-26-56.2)
Elevation Range: 2344 ft. to 2390 ft. +/-


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 has been the residence of the late Richard Rice. The house burned to the ground, and only the shell remained. The large, detached Garage/Workshop was not involved in the fire. The property is being sold AS IS.

The owner’s deed contains metes and bounds descriptions for the tracts comprising the ownership property.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Public is available
Sewer: Public is available
Electricity: Onsite
Telephone: Available
Internet:  Multiple carriers
Cellphone Coverage: Good


The property fronts on both Gunter Road and Pine Cove Drive.


Raleigh County has some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.


Deed Information: DB 5015 Pages 4710, 4714, and 4719
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 3.273 acres +/- a total of the deeds

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Town District (11)

Tax Map 26 Parcels 56.1, 56.2, & 148.2; Class 2
Tax Map 26B Parcel 30; Class 2

2022 Real Estate Taxes: $2440.80  


Raleigh County School District
(A listing of the many Raleigh County schools and colleges is available on the internet.)

Public Elementary School:
Crescent Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Park Middle School

Public High School:
Woodrow Wilson High School

Private Schools:
Greater Beckley Christian School (K-12)
Mabscott Christian Academy (K-12)
Saint Francis DeSales Catholic School (K-8)
Victory Baptist Academy (K-12)

Higher Education:
West Virginia University (Beckley Campus)
Appalachian Bible College (Bradley)
Concord University (Beaver Campus)
Bluefield State College (Beaver Campus)
Southern West Virginia Community College (Beckley Campus)


Interstate expressways I-77 and I-64 converge at Beckley. More than 418,000 vehicles are calculated to travel the interstate system around the city daily. Approximate hourly drive times to regional U.S. cities include Charleston, W.Va., 1; Morgantown, W.Va., 2.30; Columbus, Ohio, 3.75; Pittsburgh, Pa., 3.5; Cincinnati, Ohio, 4; Charlottesville, Va., 3; Richmond, Va., 4; Winston-Salem, N.C., 2.5; Charlotte, N.C.: 3.5; and Washington, D.C., 5.

The Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport is a 10-minute drive. An hour’s drive farther, Yeager Airport at Charleston is the largest and busiest flight-service center in the region. At the same time, the Greenbrier Valley Airport at Lewisburg provides flight options to Atlanta and Washington.

The Amtrak passenger station at Prince is a five-minute walk from the tract and provides direct access to Washington, Chicago, and New York City.


Three hospitals, including a Veterans Administration Medical Center, serve the Beckley area and numerous clinics and healthcare centers. State medical centers at Charleston and Morgantown are an hour’s drive and a three-hour drive from Beckley. Several medical and emergency care clinics serve Beckley, while the area’s moderate climate and access to trails, gymnasiums, and athletic centers support healthy living. The nearest hospital to the tract, Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, is a nine-mile drive.


Beckley is the higher-education center of southern West Virginia and is notably the site of the south campus of West Virginia University. The university’s Institute of Technology and New River Community & Technical College maintain campuses at Beckley. Concord University and Bluefield State College courses are accommodated at the Irma Byrd Center at Beaver. Appalachian Bible College is also located nearby at Bradley.


Beckley is a dining and retail hub and the commercial center of southern West Virginia. It boasts many national dining and retail establishments and unique local venues. The powerhouse is a drive of about 10 minutes from Beckley’s major retail and restaurant district. Other remarkable independent dining venues cluster in Charleston, Fayetteville, and Lewisburg.

Independent local retail stores of note include a variety of outdoor recreation outfitters as well as several culturally significant boutiques, antiques, and collectibles stores.


Raleigh is located near the center of southern West Virginia on the outskirts of the City of Beckley, the largest city in the south section of the state, with a population of more than 16,000 residents, according to the 2020 Census. Beckley serves a market area of approximately 250,000 residents. It is also at the center of the New River Gorge region, the destination of more than three million annual tourists, according to estimates by the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Surrounding the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, the region is undergoing a revolutionary economic change. Since the designation of the national park in 2021, it has become a swift-growing location for outdoor recreation and heritage tourism.


Residency in the New River Gorge region affords access to a seemingly limitless variety of recreational pursuits. In addition to outdoor recreation opportunities such as skiing and snow-tubing at Winterplace and hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, paddling, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting in parks, the area accommodates several walking, skating, and field sports facilities, including stadiums, playgrounds, and walking and biking trails. The YMCA Soccer Complex at Beckley is a nationally recognized eight-field center for soccer. Golf is accommodated at ten courses in the region. Indoor recreation centers include gyms, bowling alleys, gaming centers, and roller-skating rinks.

The region is also famous for its rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Both pursuits are accommodated in the park’s northern section near Fayetteville, where the rock-rimmed New River Gorge reaches its most developed extent. A 30-minute drive from Raleigh, the rafting and climbing areas attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.


Once among the U.S.’s most productive coal mining regions, southern West Virginia is now a popular destination for coal heritage tourism. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the area annually, exploring mining-era ghost towns and industrial heritage sites. While mines still operate in the region, the industry is no longer as significant as tourism.

National Coal Heritage Area

The property is located within the National Coal Heritage Area, a thirteen-county region in southern West Virginia in which the National Coal Heritage Area Authority promotes tourism, historic preservation, and economic development. The authority’s support would be available in cases where the property is managed as a heritage resource. For information, call 304-256-1747 or visit coalheritage.org.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

A world-renowned tourist attraction, the exhibition mine at Beckley greets more than 50,000 visitors annually. Visitors can ride passenger cars underground through the historic mine and tour a mining museum and several historical buildings that have been moved to the park near the mine entrance. USA Today, in 2022 named the mine complex among the top 10 best history museums in the U.S. The attraction is a five-mile drive from the powerhouse. For information, call 304-256-1747 or visit beckley.org/coal-mine.

Black Knight Country Club

Established by the officers of the Raleigh Coal & Coke Company in 1928, the Black Knight Country Club hosted the elite in the region for generations but, in recent years, was purchased by the City of Beckley as a municipal park. The park includes tennis courts, a conference center, a swimming pool, and a nine-hole golf course. Though marketed locally as “historical,” the property is not on the National Register of Historic Places but may be determined to be eligible. The park is a 1.7-mile drive from the powerhouse. For information, call 304-253-2661.

National Mine Health & Safety Academy

The nearby mine academy is a federal facility established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to train mine safety and health inspectors and technical support personnel. The 80-acre academy can prepare 600 students annually and includes classrooms, residence halls, a gymnasium, a mine rescue station, an emergency operations center, and a mine simulation laboratory. The academy is a 5.4-mile drive. For information, call 304-256-3100 or visit msha.gov.

Nuttallburg National Historic District

Thousands of tourists visit historic Nuttallburg in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, where the National Park Service has preserved and restored a ghost town and coal mines in a remote national historic district. The only motor vehicle access to the site is through Winona, though hikers and kayakers may also access the site by the New River and on trails. The site is an hour’s drive from the property. For information, call 304-465-0508 or visit nps.gov/neri/learn/historyculture/nuttallburg.htm.


In addition to heritage tourism, hiking, biking, and paddling are essential attractions in the region. All-terrain vehicle tourism is growing in the former coal-mining area where vast tracts of forest land have been opened for recreation.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

America’s newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, approaches within a few miles of the property and has dramatically influenced the economic outlook for the region. Tourism officials estimate visitor traffic has more than doubled since it was established a year ago. The park may best be known as a destination for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting, though the immediate area is highly regarded for fishing, hunting, and hiking. The Glade Creek is one of the most popular catch-and-release trout streams in West Virginia and is only 3.5 miles from the property. Grandview is one of the top visitor attractions in the park and affords spectacular views of the New River Gorge at its deepest and widest point.


Grandview has been attracting picnickers and sightseers for generations as a primary destination in the new national park. Both the park and the adjacent community of Grandview are named for the spectacular views of the narrowing valley of the New River afforded from clifftop overlooks. The main overlook at Grandview and the nearby Turkey Spur overlook are among the most visited locations in the park. The summer outdoor dramas “Honey in the Rock” and “Hatfields & McCoys” have attracted visitors to the park’s Cliffside Amphitheatre since 1974.

Little Beaver State Park

One of the most community-driven parks in the state park system, Little Beaver is a favorite local destination for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. A drive fewer than five miles from the property accommodates easy access to outdoor recreation when national park facilities may be crowded. The park includes 18-acre Little Beaver Lake, ideal for flatwater kayaking, and a 46-site campground open year-round.

Winterplace and Glade Springs

The ski resort Winterplace is approximately 25 minutes south of the property. It boasts nine lifts, 27 trails, night skiing, and a snow tubing park. Adjoining I-77,  it’s easily accessible  for millions of skiers and markets itself as “Where the South learns to ski!” Also nearby, the resort at Glade Springs offers three world-class golf courses and country-club amenities in a residential gated community.

Glade Creek Trails

Maintained by the National Park Service, the Glade Creek Trails system includes more than 15 miles of woodland trails that visit wetlands, waterfalls, and some of the most remote forests in the national park. Its southern trailhead is a drive of fewer than fifteen miles from the property. Glade Creek is also a beloved trout stream, and its swimming holes are famous in summer.

Burning Rock Off-Road Park

More than 100 miles of all-terrain vehicle trails explore this 8,000-acre off-road park 15 miles southwest of Raleigh. The 70-acre trailhead and campground feature a general store, pavilion, campground, rustic cabins, RV hookups, glamp and platform tents, restroom and shower facilities, and a vehicle wash. Coal heritage tourism is popular with off-road adventure tourists.


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