Nice Starter home or Weekend Getaway Property near Bluestone Lake

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


Nice Starter home or weekend getaway property with a large lot located in Talcott, West Virginia.  Two-bedroom, 1-bath home located near the John Henry Park.  Property runs from street to street on J.W.Whanger Road.  Priced to sell.


The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

Buckland Homeplace is located in the heart of the recreational mecca area encompassing the New River and 2000 acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. 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. Smallmouth bass, largemouth 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 30 minute’s drive with 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. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Ski Resort is 20 minutes away. You can catch the Amtrak train in nearby Hinton or in less than an hour at the Greenbrier Resort and travel to Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 35 minutes away.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a short 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, a short drive away, 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. 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. In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and offers complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The Greenbrier Valley airport, located just minutes north of Lewisburg, has the longest runway in the state and daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is less than an hour’s 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.


Year round access to the property is provided by state maintained roads.


Electric – MonPower
Propane – RT Rogers
Landline Phone – Available through Frontier
Internet – Available through Frontier
Cell Service – Excellent
Television – Available through Direct TV / Dish Network
Water – Big Bend Public Service District
Sewer – septic system in place


911 and physical address:
66 JW Whanger Road
Talcott, WV 24981

Coordinates (NAD83): 37.653304, -80.761981

Will Book 25, Page 39

Lots 3 & 4 Hungarts Creek

Tax ID/Acreage and Taxes: Tax Year 2015

Talcott District, Summers County, WV
Tax Map 18 Parcel 19
2015 Real Estate Taxes: $138.52


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