Welcome to Fox Creek Mountain Retreat!

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674

This stunning, custom built cedar log home, is tucked away deep inside a beautiful 9 acre temperate hardwood forest. The custom built cedar log home, with post and beam construction, was built atop a wooded knoll to capture the stunning views of the distant mountains and valley below.

The home is being sold completely furnished so your weekend get-a-way is move in ready.


*Custom built in 2007, meticulously maintained, like new inside and out.
*Home will convey fully furnished with many antiques and high end furniture.
*9 acre forest with mature hardwood trees, songbirds and lots of wildlife.
*Handcrafted graded-kiln dried cedar logs, custom milled with interlocking saddle-notched corners. Logs create a high insulating R-factor for comfortable living year round.
*All walls are double tongue-and-grooved for weather-tightness and to keep logs straight.
*Fireplace featuring dry-stacked stone, gas logs and handcrafted walnut mantle.
*High-end Kolbe windows throughout.
*5” wide oak plank hardwood flooring in a natural finish.
*Handsome Travertine tile in the kitchen and baths.
*Solid Maple kitchen cabinets.
*Solid Alder wood doors throughout the home.
*Backup propane generator in place with transfer switch.
*Excellent ice cold drinking water provided by 625’ private water well. No filters or treatment needed. Perfect right out of the faucet.
*2 Electric water heaters, zoned for efficiency.
*50 year composite shingle roof.
*Large two car garage with covered breezeway.
*Outdoor decking with long views of the mountains off Great Room, Breakfast nook and Master Bedroom.


The charming village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat, is just a 5 minute drive. Banking, healthcare facilities, drugstore, grocery shopping and a great family restaurant are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and has more cattle and sheep than people. There are no fast food restaurants but there is the local restaurant, “Kalico Kitchen”, in downtown Union that is packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 30 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.

The rich land in the Union area was a prize for the early settlers and they soon established their homes here after crossing the Alleghenies from the Great Valley of Virginia. Long range views of the surrounding mountains and rolling hills add to the charm and grace of Fox Creek Mountain Retreat.

Low taxes, clean water, clean air and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found on the property. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 35 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is 30 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.


The custom built, Barna Cedar Log Home with post and beam construction, was built atop a wooded knoll to capture the stunning views of the distant mountains and valley below. The home boasts a two story ceiling in the great room that is filled with light streaming in from the window-filled front room. Two double doors lead to the outside decks, The surrounding ground is heavily wooded with several 100+ year old hickories, oaks, ash and black walnut trees that create a sense of solitude and tranquility.

The 2615’+/- sqft residence was custom built for the present owner in 2007. There are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, great room, loft/study, kitchen, breakfast nook, fireplace, foyer, laundry room, and attic. The floors are wide plank oak and tile. All doors are made of solid Alder and there are several large closets.

There is a 276’sqft heated mechanical room housing the 200 amp electric panel, propane generator transfer switch and water pressure tank.


Custom Cedar Log by Barna Log Homes
2615 sq. ft.
Year Built: 2007
1.5 Story
Total Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Total Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage Type: Cedar Log
Outdoor Deck System

Lot Acres: 9.082
Foundation: Block
Roof: 50 year composite,
Date of Roof: 2007
Floor: Wide Plank Oak, Tile
Heat: Propane Forced Air and Gas Logs
Air-conditioning: heat pump
Windows: Kolbe
Water: Drilled well.
Sewer: Septic
Water Heater: 2 electric, zoned for efficiency
Telephone: Landline
Cellphone Coverage: spotty
Items to Convey: The home comes completely furnished


Kitchen/Breakfast nook: 21.5’x15’
Foyer: 12.5’x11.5’
Great Room: 23’x25’
Master BR: 17’x16’
Master Bathroom: 8’x5’
Master Powder-Room:9’x6’
BR 1: 12.5’x11’
BR 2:12.5’x11.5’
Bathroom 2:11.5’x5’
Bathroom ½:8’x3.5’
Utility/Mud Room: 8’x8’
3 Porches: 2 Covered 12’x16’ & 12’x22. 1 Open 10’x42’

Floor plans are under the Maps & Documents section




2 Car Detached 29’x29’ with covered breezeway to home


Mechanical Room 11.5’x24’ heated-unfinished-outside entrance


small, used for storage


Fox Creek is completely surrounded by a mature hardwood forest except for the small building envelope of the home, thus creating an enchanting feel and look to the property. Some of the tree species found on the property are Black Walnut, White Oak, Tulip Poplar, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Hickory, Sycamore and Ash. No forest pests such as Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer have been found on the property.

The forest is home to a wide array of wildlife which includes a variety of song birds, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, ravens and wild turkeys. White tailed deer, raccoon, opossums, rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes and bobcats are a part of the resident wildlife population.


Fox Creek is located in the 800 acre Walnut Springs Mountain Reserve residential development on Foxcreek Hollow Road about 3 miles west of Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, The historic village of Union is the county seat. Elevation of the property is about 2500’.

Google Coordinates at the start of Foxcreek Hollow Road are:

LATITUDE 037.5956781 N

LONGITUDE 080.5754710 W


The property is assessed in Union District (#7), on Tax Map 10- parcels 24.9 consisting of 9.082 acres.

Taxes for 2013 were assessed as Class II property in the amount of $1,645.20. Tax information may be found online at

The deed is recorded in the Monroe County Courthouse, Union, WV in Deed Book 271 page 174.


Walnut Springs Mountain Reserve is governed by a set of Covenants and Restrictions recorded in Deed Book 240, page 187-201. The Walnut Springs Homeowners Association is in place and meets on a regular basis. The Homeowner’s Association is charge with collecting annual dues and maintaining the common community areas, roads, lake, lodge and other infrastructure of the development. Annual dues are $500 per lot. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the county commissioners at

See weblink under Maps and Documents on this webpage for Covenants and Restrictions printout.


Electric: MonPower
Cable, Satellite, Phone: Frontier
Propane: Amerigas
Sewage disposal: conventional septic tank and field


Access to the property is provided by a private gravel road maintained by the Walnut Spring Mountain Reserve Homeowners Association.

There is a current survey of the property and the plat map is on file at Deed Book 247, page 118 in the Monroe County Courthouse in Union, WV. The survey was done in April of 2006 by Moutaineer Land Surveys, J. Brad Smith, LLS, CLS, Rt. 1, Box 306, Sinks Grove, WV, 24976. Phone# 304.772.3554. See Link under Maps and Documents on this webpage.