SUMMER PLACE ON THE GREENBRIER
A perfect full-time home or vacation getaway on the Greenbrier River
|Address:||1820 Glen Ray Road, Alderson, WV 24910|
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
A perfect full-time home or vacation getaway, Summer Place on the mighty Greenbrier River is a truly wild and wonderful treasure. This attractive, well-built, beautifully maintained 1 story elevated home on the Greenbrier River is a must see! Comfortable and inviting, this house boast as the perfect place for entertaining family and friends, launching a kayak or boat, throwing a line in the water, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the river. The property is situated ideally on one of the best stretches of water on the lower Greenbrier River.
The fantastic large three-sided deck gives plenty of room to entertain guests or spend time with the grandkids. A ceiling fan on the porch provides comfort to enjoy both the mornings and evenings on the Greenbrier River. The rivers’ edge is gently sloped for easy launch and return to the shore.
This charming home offers accommodations of three bedrooms and one full bath. The efficient home is equipped with ceiling fans and central air conditioning to make living here comfortable. The spacious living room flows into the modern kitchen to provide an open style floor plan for this section of the home. The deck features a huge mature poplar tree surging through the deck and reaching for the sky.
This gorgeous home is supported by large oak posts to show excellent craftsmanship in making the home secure and attractive. The open section under the home offers lots of storage for automobiles, lawn mowers, fishing tackle and most anything else that needs to be stored.
Summer Place on the Greenbrier offers a spacious plush green lawn for the children or pets to play and roam. Several beautiful trees offer shade on warm summer days. The property has an excellent well that is approximately 125 feet deep. A modern septic system has been installed using state code regulations suitable for a three bedroom home.
The access road for the home is lightly traveled, so relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Within minutes away you can be in the quaint little town of Alderson which offers restaurants, specialty shops, two medical clinics, and a unique community run grocery. Alderson is a boarding station for Amtrak. Alderson also has historic sites from the civil war, as well as the beautiful Alderson Memorial Bridge spanning the Greenbrier River into Greenbrier and Monroe Counties. An excellent public grade school is located in town.
A 25-minute drive from historic Lewisburg, with interesting shops, fine dining, street festivals, and a thriving arts scene, Summer Place on the Greenbrier is “out in the country”, but close to all the amenities of contemporary living. The State Fair of West Virginia, only 25 minutes away, is held every August. The world famous Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs is a 35-minute drive; the resort hosts an annual PGA tournament and serves as the summer training camp for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, the largest skiing complex in the mid-Atlantic states, is a scenic two-hour drive to the north. The 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail, which parallels the river, is popular with hikers and bikers.
A quiet spot to retire, a delightful place to raise a family, or just somewhere to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Summer Place on the Greenbrier is full of charm and possibilities.
1-Story Home (Elevated)
912 Gross Living Area sq. ft.+/-
Total Rooms: 7
Total Bathrooms: 1
Full Bathrooms: 1
Living Room: 23’6″ x 11’2″
Eat-In Kitchen: 8’3″ x 5’3″
Bedroom 1: 10’2″ x 10’3″
Bedroom 2: 9’9″ x 10′
Bedroom 3: 7’9″ x 9’3″
Bath: 7’8″ x 4’9″
Laundry: 8’3″ x 4’9″
Outdoor Deck 1: 18’4″ x 30′
Outdoor Deck 2: 28’5″ x 8’2″
Outdoor Deck 3: 15’5″ x 4’2″
Foundation: House is on stilts
Exterior: T1-11 Siding
Floor: Laminate, Tile
Heat: Electric Baseboard / Wall Heater
Air-conditioning: Central – Heat pump
Hot water: Electric
Items to Convey: Compactor, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Range, Water Softener
Electric – Mon Power
Landline Phone – Frontier Communications available
Internet – Frontier Communications (DSL available)
Cable TV – Frontier/Dish
Trash Pickup – Curbside
Cell phone coverage is excellent in this area
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Summer Place on the Greenbrier is just minutes away from the Town of Alderson, West Virginia, known for its friendly residents and laidback lifestyle. The largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by the Town of Alderson. Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, grocery store, hardware/farm supply store, motel, bank, Dollar General, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic and restaurants. Alderson, West Virginia is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881. Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town is named, who organized the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk. During the early 1900s, Alderson became a hub of higher education in the state. It was home to three separate institutions of higher education, including the Alderson Academy and Junior College, which eventually was integrated into Alderson–Broaddus College in 1932. Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.
The Greenbrier Valley is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theater, 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 is just a 5 minutes’ drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 10 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.
Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
Within an 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 a 2 hour drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour fifteen minute drive.
The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 30 minutes’ 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.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest.
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 RIVER AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Summer Place on the Greenbrier is a 30 minute drive to 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 stripped 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.
LOCATION, LEGAL AND TAX INFORMATION
GPS Coordinates: 37.722412N, 80.672242W
Summers County, WV
Tax Map 1 Parcel 284, Described as “CONS. 9/1 & 1/284 LOT#1 & 12013 (VH) WATER FRONT”
2015 Taxes: $237.14
Deed Book 213 Page 381, dated September 22, 2003
Description contained in deed:
BEING LOT NO. 1 consisting of 12,013 square feet as shown on a map entitled “Plat Showing Summer Place” prepared by McGuire Engineering Company dated March 6, 1988, of record in the Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Summers County, WV, in Deed Book 159 at page 619.
BEING LOT NO. 1 of the WEST ALDERSON SUBDIVISION, as shown on a map of the West Alderson Land Company, of record in the Office of the Clerk of the County Court of Summers County, West Virginia, in Deed Book No. 52, at page 212, and also by map prepared by David L. Huffman, L. L. S. May 12, 1977, of record in the said Clerk’s Office.
The home has an approved FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate and the property has an approved West Virginia Health Department Small Sewage or Excreta Disposal System Permit.
From Alderson, West Virginia: 2.3 MilesBeginning on WV Route 12 at the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use), travel WV Route 12 South for 0.4 mile; turn left onto WV Rt. 3 East and the bridge crossing the Greenbrier River; at the other end of the bridge, turn right onto the Glen Ray Road WV Route 3/17; travel the Glen Ray Road to the stone entrance to F. P. C. Alderson and take the curve to the right just before that stone entrance; continue on that road crossing the railroad tracks; after crossing the tracks, take the curve to the left and continue traveling the main road; at a distance of 1.5 miles (from the beginning of the Glen Ray Road) the road changes to gravel; travel an additional 0.2 mile for a total distance of 1.7 miles (from the beginning of the Glen Ray Road); the dark red colored home will be on the right, with a Foxfire sign by the driveway.
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