SAWMILL RIDGE RETREAT

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Agent Contact:
Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette , 304.667.2897

Sawmill Ridge Retreat in Wild and Wonderful Greenbrier County, WV. Excellent private get-a-way retreat property located in Mountain View Farms near Dawson/Alderson, WV. 22.43 Acres+/-

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22.43 Acres+/- with unfinished rustic early 1900’s era 22.6 x 26.6 cabin and a large barn 28 x 31 is part of the property
  • Private location with easy access to Interstate 64 at exit 150 at Dawson. Quick access to both historic Lewisburg and Beckley
  • Great recreational property to relax, hunt, ATV, bird watch and raise a garden
  • Sensible country property restrictions are part of the sub-division covenants
  • Elevation about 2561 foot
  • 22.43 acres +/- by survey
  • Sold by the boundary and not by the acre
  • Low production well (Owner reports approx. 525 feet)
  • Septic tank located behind the cabin
  • Electric is in place
  • Easy access from County Roads via well maintained roads in Mountain View Farms
  • Most of the property is forest
  • Located near the end of the interior road system
  • Low taxes

CABIN AND OUTBUILDING

Sawmill Ridge Retreat includes two vintage structures, one is a rustic unfinished cabin. The cabin is dry inside and appears to be solid. The cabin has a metal roof and lap wood siding. Inside is found an unfinished restoration project of stripped walls awaiting the next stage of work. A wooden staircase leads to the loft attic which will lend itself for many purposes in the future. The cabin has electric service in place, also there is a flue for heating stove.

The vintage barn has been standing for an exceptionally long time as has withstood the many years of the coming and goings of the seasons that are typical in the Allegheny Mountains. The timber frame barn has a metal roof and wood lap siding that needs immediate restoration.

Cabin Dimensions
22’6” x 26’6”
Total Living Space = 600 sq. ft. +/-

Vintage barn dimensions
28’ x 31’

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.818737°(N), -80.677120°(W)
Address: 400 Sawmill Ridge Lane, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation Range: 2201 ft. to 2708 ft. +/-

FOREST FARMING

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 specific examples of crops in each category that are currently being 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: paw paws, 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)

AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

Sawmill Ridge Retreat is part of an old mountaineer farm that nature has reclaimed most of the land. The old barn is still standing with its stalls is intact. Numerous old fruit trees including apple and pear are still standing near the barn and the cabin.

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

Sawmill Ridge Retreat is part of the Mountain View Farms country subdivision. Annual fees are currently $100.00 per year. Covenants and restrictions are on record with the clerk of Greenbrier County.

WILDLIFE

The diverse tree species create the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between farm fields, 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.

WATER

A drilled well of approx. 525 feet is extremely low producing according to the owner. A small seasonal stream is on the eastern front of the property. The owner has used rainwater runoff from the cabin and barn roofs collected in large plastic reservoir containers.

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.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

The property was surveyed as LOT NO. 28 of Mountain View Farms as part of a subdivision and is shown on the subdivision plat recorded Map Book 4 at page A-64. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

UTILITIES

Water: Low production well (Owner reports approx. 525 feet)
Sewer: A septic tank is located behind the cabin
Electricity: MonPower and meter is in place at the cabin
Telephone: Frontier Communications may be nearby
Internet: Hughes Net and other providers may be available
Cellphone Coverage: Fair

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property is accessed by the subdivision roads.

ZONING

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 most recently been used as a retreat. Several mature fruit trees from the farm still exist near the barn and cabin

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: Deed DB 474 Pg. 689; Covenants DB 415 Pg. 833
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 22.43 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Blue Sulphur District (3)

Tax Map 21 Parcel 87; LOT 28 OR 22.43 AC SURVEY MOUNTAIN VIEW FARMS FR JEWELL; Class 2

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $355.38

SCHOOLS

Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary School:
Smoot Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Western Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier West 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)

REGIONAL INFORMATION