RIVERSONG

Agent Contact:
Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304.660.8000

Gateway to the New River Gorge.

HIGHLIGHTS

Rare  – New River Front home with 2.4 acres. Borders National Park Service. Enjoy the outdoors from the large covered patio with massive fireplace and endless pool swim spa. Additional Riverfront Boat Dock Area — landscaped Walkway to the water and another deck!   Vaulted Ceiling with fireplace living area. Three Bedrooms — Two Baths –3070 Square Feet.   Glass tiled Kitchen and baths. Mosaic tile medallion entryways. Oak floors, Cedar custom kitchen cabinets milled on site. Master Bedroom with hickory parquet herringbone accent.  Custom Stack-stone wainscoting. Study, large closets, Bathrooms with custom glass mosaic counters,  rainfall shower panel tower, Geothermal Climate Controlled heat and air. Magical lighting features along with skylights. The RiverSong home is a perfect match to the environment of the New River.  Natures music surrounds this well built thoughtful home full of energy and sunshine.  The perfect blend of the natural surroundings with an exquisite waterfront home in the Mountains.  Your very own little piece of paradise.

Two Fireplaces for indoor and outdoor enjoyment.   The fabulous outdoor covered patio offers endless enjoyment on sunny days and moonlit nights by the fire.   Relax, dine, take some down time or exercise in the swim spa.  Perfect for entertaining or a quiet evening alone.  Fresh Air and Nature.  Adventure at your fingertips on the New River.  Dreamhome for the nature and water enthusiast.   Sharp, comfortable home.  Flowing and uninterrupted.  Like A River.

Includes boat dock, landscaped river access area with beautiful terraced walkway to the waterfront.  Waterfront Deck overlooks the New River and the Island.  Watch the birds, deer and many other species of wildlife along the river.from your home, decks or on the water.   Boating, kayaking, swimming and fishing, its all here  for the sportsman or anyone looking for sunshine and fresh water adventures.

Outstanding Waterfront property includes access to an Island in the stream with an additional 3 acres of adventure.

HOME DETAILS

DIMENSIONS

Boathouse  With Lofts   16 x 36
Carport                           24 x 24
River Overlook Deck      12 x 25
Barn                                22 x 34
Kennel                            12 x 30
Outbuilding                     16 x 18

MAIN
Kitchen       12.6 x 11.6
Library           16 x 19
Living          17.6 x 28
Dining            12 x 12
Utility               7 x 16
Foyer               7 x 8
Bed Master    15 x 17
Foyer               6 x 6
Bath Master    9 x 11
Hallway         12 x 4
Closet              4 x 16
Maintenance   7 x 6

UPPER
Bath 2      7.6 x 8
Bed 2     14.6 x 14.6
Bed 3        12 x 14
Closet       12 x 3.6
Closet       12 x 3.6

Property conveys with all appliances, window treatments, cedar dining room table,  sofas, coffee table and end tables, King Bed and Swim Spa.

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.784766°(N), -80.910726°(W)
Address: 5182 New River Road, Hinton, WV 25891
Elevation Range: 1240 ft. to 1280 ft. +/-

AREA HISTORY

The RiverSong property is located in a historically unique area just upstream of the point at which the New River narrows into its gorge phase. The long river bottom here represented the downstream extent of occupation by prehistoric Native Americans, who established villages, planted corn in the fertile margins, and harvested fish and shellfish from the river.

In 1797–98, after native claims to the region ended, Francis Farley was tasked by merchants to hack a six-foot bridle path through the region westward from the Greenbrier Valley to the Big Sandy River. “Farley’s Trace,” as the trail was known, ascended what’s since been known as Farley’s Creek. It crossed the New River at the mouth of Lick Creek and passed through the bottom near the farm. Two hundred years later, Interstate 64 was completed, following the trace and Farley’s Creek in its ascent, a steep grade which is now called “Sandstone Mountain.”

William Richmond, a Revolutionary War veteran, was the first permanent settler of European descent in the region. He acquired a ten-acre tract on New River at Sandstone Falls in 1799 and established a mill there. His many descendants populated the bottoms along the river as well as the mountains to the west, lending their name to the “Richmond District” magisterial section of what’s now Raleigh County.

WATER

NEW RIVER

The New River Gorge National River is a unit of the National Park Service designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia. Established in 1978, the NPS-protected area stretches for 53 miles (85 km) from just downstream of Hinton.

New River Gorge is also home to some of the country’s best whitewater rafting.

New River Gorge National River was established in 1978 as a unit of the national park system. Located in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia, the park encompasses over 72,808 acres of land along 53 miles of the New River.  A rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons,

Flowing water is the creative force shaping the geologic features of the New River Gorge as the river continues to sculpt the longest and deepest river gorge in the Appalachian Mountains. On display in the gorge one can find a variety of unique geologic features and processes that exemplify the geology of the Appalachian Plateau, including the exposure of over 1,000 feet (300 m) of sandstone and shale, house-sized boulders scattered from rim to river, plant and invertebrate fossils, and steep channel drop-offs. The river has exposed four seams of coal, considered among the best bituminous coal in the world. The smokeless New River coal once fed the boilers of the nation’s trains, factories, fleets and power plants, and its coke fueled the nation’s iron furnaces.

The waters of the New River system contain a mosaic of hydro-logic features and aquatic habitats that support a unique aquatic ecosystem and nourish a riparian zone that supports rare plants, animals, and communities. The waters provide a surprising variety and density of riverine hydrologic features and processes unparalleled in the Eastern United States, including pools, backwaters, glides, runs, shoals, riffles, torrents, cascades, chutes, rapids and waterfalls.

The river is a highly productive aquatic ecosystem that includes distinct populations of native fish (many found nowhere else), mussels, crayfish, and a broad array of other aquatic life, including rare amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The riparian zone is the most biologically diverse part of the park and contains globally rare communities and essential habitat for several rare species. The New River is a dynamic aquatic ecosystem that supports smallmouth bass and other game fish, mussels, crayfish, other invertebrates, and aquatic plants.

Diverse populations of birds such as wood warblers, vireos, and thrushes spend part of their lives in the tropics but depend upon the unfragmented forests of the New River Gorge for breeding. The region is a vital link in the north-south migratory flyway. Each year, thousands of hawks fly across the region during the fall migratory season. The National Park Service and West Virginia Department of Natural Resources have initiated a multi-year program to restore peregrine falcons to New River Gorge. These majestic birds soar and dive near the cliffs.

Forty different plant communities containing at least 1,342 species and 54 rare plants have been identified in the gorge.

The Lower Gorge of the New River is a premier whitewater rafting location that attracts thrillseekers from all over the country and the world. The rapids, ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V, are imposing and forceful, many of them obstructed by large boulders which necessitate maneuvering in very powerful currents, crosscurrents, and hydraulics. Commercial outfitters conduct trips down the river from April through October. The upper part of the river offers somewhat less challenging class I to III rapids for whitewater canoeing

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 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.

ZONING

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 AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: DB 5069 Pg. 600
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 2.3 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Richmond District (7)

Tax Map 13A Parcel 15.5; LOTS 20-21, MISTY RIVER SD (1.55 AC); Class 2; 2019 Real Estate Taxes $891.22
Tax Map 13A Parcel 15.7; LOT 22, MISTY RIVER SD (0.75 AC); Class 2; 2019 Real Estate Taxes $127.63

2019 Real Estate Taxes: $1,018.85

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

Public Elementary Schools:
Coal City Elementary School
Daniels Elementary School
Hollywood Elementary School
Ridgeview Elementary School
Shady Spring Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Independence Middle School
Park Middle School
Shady Spring Middle School

Public High School:
Independence High School
Shady Spring High School

REGIONAL INFORMATION