Richard Grist, 304-645-7674
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Saddleback Ridge is 87 +/- acres in the planned development of the Greenbrier Highlands in peaceful and historic Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Saddleback offers excellent building spots with long range views of the valley below and the sweeping mountains in the distance. It’s very quiet and private, with tons of stars exploding in the night sky. Easy access on private road.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 86.88 +/-acre forested mountain range
- Proximity to Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Tuckahoe Lake, Rivers, State Parks, National Forest, Jet Airports, Greebrier Resort
- Interior roads & trails
- Surrounded by large timber tracts in a nice rural neighborhood
- Darkest of skies with little or no light pollution for star and planet gazing
- Located in ever popular Greenbrier County
- Several ancient “Heritage” trees scattered about the forest estimated at over 100 years old
- Timber species include oaks, walnut, poplar, maple, white pine, hemlock and hickories
- Electricity is nearby with excellent cell coverage and 5G
- Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
- Forest is a tremendous producer of life-giving Oxygen and a major sequester of carbon
- Permaculture lifestyle could be developed
- Protective Covenants in place
- Private HOA maintained road for superior access
- Interesting moss-covered rock outcrops and rock cliffs
- Spectacular long-range views
- Perfect for shooting sports, ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and nature viewing
- Surface and Mineral Rights in will convey
- Low taxes, low population density
Google Coordinates: 37.768059°(N), -80.268874°(W)
Address: Saddleback Ridge Road, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986. No 911 address is assigned to property without structures.
Elevation Range: 2043 ft. to 2801 ft. +/-
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 506 Pg. 552
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 86.88 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
White Sulphur District (16)
Tax Map 33 Parcel 27; Class 3
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $749.18
RECREATION AT SADDLEBACK RIDGE
Saddleback Ridge offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by close proximity to the Greenbrier River and New River Gorge.
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, hawks.
Almost complete darkness can be still be found on the majority of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River ideal for: Swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and wind-surfing.
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
The property is perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s terrain.
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.
Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The land may be used for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.
Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, 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 as there has been professional wildlife management for many years.
The property is a 20-minute drive to the lazy Greenbrier River at Caldwell. The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.
The property is a tremendous producer of Oxygen and Carbon Sequester. Carbon Sequestration is the act of processing carbon dioxide through sinks and stores and releasing them into the atmosphere as oxygen. With almost 88 acres, the vigorously growing forest is sequestering tons of Carbon Dioxide each per year and producing tons of Oxygen a year.
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.
Here are some examples of crops that can 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)
The nearby Greenbrier River, Tuckahoe Lake and Dry Creek are major contributors to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. The river and lake and their surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Some of their margins fringed by lowlands, and these lowlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shore of the stream. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed and algae.
There are many animals that live in the water and around the edges of the lake, river and creeks including, trout, beaver, otters, mink, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, minnows, stocked fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, 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 property has a mixture of mature hardwood species. The diverse tree species, coupled with the abundant water supply from the seasonal creeks and springs, creates the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between the creeks, hollows, ridges, rock outcrops and forest are the textbook habitat benefiting 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.
All rights the owner has in title will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed in June 1992 as part of The Highlands subdivision and is identified as LOT NO. 43 on a survey plat titled “THE HIGHLANDS SECTION B LOTS 22-48” recorded as Map Book 4 at page 55-A. The eastern boundary of Lot 43 runs with Saddleback Ridge Road. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: water well could be drilled
Sewer: private septic could be installed
Electricity: Available one mile up the road (MonPower)
Telephone: Available one mile up the road (Frontier)
Internet: Maybe through Frontier or available through cellphone hotspot or satellite
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 5G
The eastern boundary of the property fronts on Saddleback Ridge Road for a little over a quarter mile, which is a 40-foot-wide R/W subdivision road.
Greenbrier County is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also 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 as forestland.
The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing.
The charming village of White Sulphur Springs, home to the 11,000 acre Greenbrier Resort, is a 15 minute drive. The Greenbrier Resort is widely regarded as one of the finest luxury resorts around the world. Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier offers exclusive services and amenities such as championship golf, fine dining, more than 55 activities, designer boutiques, a world-renowned mineral spa and a 103,000 square foot gaming and entertainment venue. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstores, grocery shopping and great restaurants are readily available in downtown.
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, 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, a year-round 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 also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), 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.
A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
Within a two-hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 120 minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is a 90 minute drive.
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
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Greenbrier Episcopal School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)
From White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: 6.7 miles +/- (approximately 20 minutes)
From the traffic light in front of the Post Office in White Sulphur Springs, turn onto Mountain Avenue beside the Marathon Station; travel ½ mile, passing White Sulphur Elementary School; crossing Gum Street, continue onto Tuckahoe Road Rt. 50; passing under I-64, travel 2.6 miles; bear left onto Virginia Line Road Rt 50/1; travel 9/10 mile; turn left onto Highland Drive; travel 7/10 mile; turn left onto Teaberry Lane; travel ½ mile; continue through the sharp right-hand curve onto Mountain Crest Road; travel 7/10 mile; continue through the left-hand curve onto Saddleback Ridge Road; travel 7/10 mile; the property begins on the right hand side of the road.
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