SEMINOLE VIEW RETREAT
|Address:||111 Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill, WV 24935|
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304.667.2897 or 304.645.7674
Located on Route 12 in the community of Forest Hill, WV, Seminole View Retreat is only approximately 6.5 miles from the Willow Wood Bridge intersection of Routes 3 and 12. The Willow Wood Country Club and Golf Course is just down the road.
Nearby Hinton is the county seat with grocery stores, restaurants, banks and the Summers County Courthouse. Summers County Hospital is just down the road. Within 15 minutes, you can have access to the New River and the 2,000 acre Bluestone Lake.
Google Coordinates: 37.573863°(N), -80.787439°(W)
Address: 111 Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill, WV 24935
Elevation Range: 1842 ft. to 1889 ft. +/-
The property has nearly 3 acres in hayfield / pasture fields.
Inside the property is a small farm pond.
A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommended. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed in 1986, and a survey plat is recorded in the Summers County deed records. Some of the property boundaries are evidenced by stock fencing while others run with the adjoining state and county roads. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Natural Gas: MonPower
Telephone: Available through Frontier Communications
Internet: Available through Frontier Communications and others
Trash: Southern Sanitation
Cellphone Coverage: Good
The property has 2/10 mile of frontage on RT 12 and 1/10 mile frontage on Forest Hill Road RT 21/3.
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.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property has the home grounds, hayfield/pasture, and forestland. A breakdown is as follows:
Home grounds: 1.3 acres +/-
Hayfield / Pasture fields: 2.7 acres +/-
Pond: 1/10 acre +/-
Woodland: 2.5 acres +/-
(This summary 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 AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: DB 256 Pg. 241; Survey Plat Recorded as A-81A
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 6.58 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Forest Hill District (1)
Tax Map 11 Parcel 17; 6.58 AC. (RESURVEY) FOREST HILL; Class 2
2017 Real Estate Taxes: $313.43
Summers County School District
Public Elementary Schools:
Hinton Area Elementary School
Jumping Branch Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
Close to Hinton, Seminole View Retreat is located within 45 minutes of Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg. Just minutes to Sandstone Falls, the 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake, the 80,000-acre New River Gorge National Park, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, the surrounding area offers unlimited recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is 45 minutes. In ten minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive and the 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long and 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 and is at most times lazy and easy to navigate. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, West Virginia.
The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin the Greenbrier flows generally south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Summers Counties, past several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system), which supports fine trout fishing, cave exploration and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.
Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs, the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.
THE NEW AND BLUESTONE RIVERS
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. Small-mouth bass, large-mouth 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.
The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. In 20 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 40 minutes away.
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 20-minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, adjoining the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000-acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.
Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 55-minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. 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. 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. The Greenbrier Valley Airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 1 hour 15 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is about an hour 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.
From Hinton, WV: 14 Miles +/- (20 Minutes +/-) From Hinton, travel RT 20 South, cross the Hinton New River Bridge, turn left with RT 20 South/RT 3 East; travel 1.7 miles; turn left with RT 3 East, cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge; turn right with RT 3 going into Bellepoint; travel 5.3 miles; leaving RT 3 just before the bridge, travel straight onto RT 12; travel this section of RT 12 for 6.2 miles; just past Forest Hill Post Office, turn sharp left onto Forest Hill Road RT 21/3; travel 1/10 mile; property driveway is on the left. From Alderson: 22 Miles +/- (30 Minutes +/-) From the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on WV RT 12, travel WV RT 12 South for 15.7 miles; after crossing the bridge over the Greenbrier River, turn left to stay on RT 12; travel this section of RT 12 for 6.2 miles; just past Forest Hill Post Office, turn sharp left onto Forest Hill Road RT 21/3; travel 1/10 mile; property driveway is on the left. From Peterstown: 14 Miles +/- (20 minutes +/-) Travel RT 12 N for 14 miles through Forest Hill; just before Forest Hill Post Office, turn right onto Forest Hill Road RT 21/3; travel 1/10 mile; property driveway is on the left.
- Amtrack Station at Hinton, WV
- Barns of Summers County – Info on Historic Barns and Great History of Area
- Bluestone State Park
- Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
- Camp Summers
- Concord University
- Groundworks Nursery
- Mercer County Convention and Visitors
- Mercer County, WV Official Page
- New River Gorge National Park
- Otter and Oak General Store and Art Gallery
- Pipestem Resort State Park
- State of West Virginia
- Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital
- The Boy Scouts of America – The Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Three Rivers Avian Center
- West Virginia Cave Conservancy
- West Virginia Conservation Agency
- West Virginia State Parks
- Willowood Country Club and Golf
- Winterplace Ski Resort
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- State of West Virginia
- West Virginia Explorer
- West Virginia Government
- West Virginia State Parks
- West Virginia Tourism
- Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
- WV Department of Natural Resources
- Virginia – Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- Virginia National Park Service
- Virginia Recreation
- Virginia State Parks