Quiet, Peaceful Multi-Use Recreational Property Just 10 Minutes from the Greenbrier River

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


The Talbott Homeplace is a quiet and peaceful, 65+/- acre multi-use recreational property. The mature forest and rolling hay fields are complimented by two stocked ponds and several ephemeral mountain streams. Just 10 minutes to the Greenbrier River and the quaint village of Alderson.


• 65+/- acres private mountain retreat just 10 minutes to the Greenbrier River.
• River provides exceptional fishing and water recreation of swimming, kayaking, floating.
• 15+/- rolling acres of rich fields for crops, pasture and hayland.
• 50+/- acres of mature timber making for a spectacular forest.
• Two stocked ponds, mountain springs and ephemeral streams provide abundant water.
• Furbearing wildlife of all kinds, shapes, sizes. Deer, squirrel, rabbit, fox, raccoon.
• Winged wildlife – Eagles, Neotropical songbirds, hawks, owls, wild turkey, etc.
• Hiking trails winding through the park-like forest.
• Several garden sites with rich, well-drained soil.
• Country living with all the benefits of city amenities.
• Alderson is an easy 10 minute drive.
• Property is surrounded by farms and mountain land so it is quiet and peaceful.
• New survey will be completed soon.


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.

Talbott 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 1 hour away. In 30 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton or in 45 minutes 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 30 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, an 35 minute drive, 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 is just an hour 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 40 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 45 minute 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.


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, and it is paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail which runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.

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.

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.

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.


Electric – On property
Landline Phone – On property
Cable TV – DirectTV or Dish available
Trash Pickup – Curbside
Cell phone coverage is good in most areas
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area


The Sellers are conveying all mineral rights and oil and gas rights they own, and they have not leased any coal or natural gas rights to any companies.


Summers County, West Virginia

Elevation Range: 2110 ft. to 2548 ft.
Coordinates (NAD83): 37.726817N, 80.70880W

Deed Book 182 Page 29, Dated October 18, 1994


Tax ID and Acreage:

Tax: Talcott District (7):
Tax Map 8 Parcel 11
2015 Real Estate Taxes: $227.60

Summers County, West Virginia, has no zoning ordinance at this time.

Access R/W: This property is subject to a right of way crossing the property, created by deed dated September 21, 1911, of record in Deed Book 34 at page 142, which states as follows: “Said parties of the first part hereby grant and convey unto said parties of the second part a right of way for a road over said lane herein mentioned out over said lane to the public road, known as the Clayton road”.


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