SPRING CREEK CABIN
|Address:||Upper Spring Creek Road, Renick, WV 24966|
Richard Grist, 304.646.8837 or 304.645.7674
Spring Creek Cabin is an 1800’s hand-hewn log cabin situate on 43+/- acres in the wild country of Spring Creek, West Virginia.
- 43+/- acres of mature forest surrounding the cabin
- 1800’s hand-hewn cabin with upstairs bedroom – hand cut stone chimney
- Added on kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and enclosed lounging-sleeping porch.
- Small spring fed pond near the cabin
- Ephemeral creek with large boulders, small waterfalls – very pretty in the winter & spring
- Wood/coal stove and fireplace provides heating
- Well water and septic system in place
- Landline phone and internet available – cell coverage is spotty
- Excellent access served by state maintained gravel road
- Nice multipurpose shed (wood shed/potting/storage)
- Located in northern Greenbrier County – 40 minutes to Lewisburg WV
- Convenience store is 20 minutes’ drive
- Dark Skies for star gazing and planet observation
- Mature timber provides potential for timber harvesting and cash flow
- Deer, turkey, black bear, squirrels and most fur bearing mammals
- All kinds of song birds, raptors, owls and resident birds
- Google coordinates 38.063431° (N), -80.433547° (W)
- Elevation Range: 2528 ft. to 2895 ft. +/-
Sleeping porch 9’x23’
Living room 17’x19’
Upstairs bedroom 11’x20
Front covered porch 8’x16’
Address: Upper Spring Creek Road, Renick, WV 24966
Elevation Range: 2528 ft. to 2895 ft. +/-
THE FOREST – WILDLIFE
The 43 acre forest has been well managed over the years. It has one of the few remaining pockets of old growth timber left standing in West Virginia. The deep shade offered by the spreading crowns of the large oak and hickory trees makes for a cool and inviting environment in which to enjoy a quiet walk.
The timber resource is composed of high quality Appalachian hardwoods. This well managed timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership in terms of potential harvest revenue and can be managed to provide cash flow opportunities to offset holding cost and long-term asset appreciation.
The forest’s predominately well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species. Overall, the species composition is highly desirable and favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of: White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Beech, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Ash, Yellow Poplar and Black Cherry
Stocking, Stem Quality, and Forest Structure:
Forest-wide, most stands are fully stocked, providing the next ownership with a great deal of flexibility in shaping their own silvicultual legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent with the forest containing an abundant current and future sawlog source.
The forest’s timber component has been well managed over the years and generally consists of hardwood managed under uneven-aged silvicultural guidelines. The predominant timber stand contains 40-120 year old stems ranging in size of 10”-30” dbh. Portions of this stand were thinned over 20 years ago as prudent forest management called for. The forest is again ready for a selective thinning which could generate some income. The forest has matured into higher-value sawtimber diameter classes with an abundant growing stock already in place for the future.
Diameters are well represented across the commercial spectrum with a notable mature size class, as well as abundant pole size timber and growing stock.
A few “Heritage Trees” are scattered throughout the forest. These ancient trees, some 100-150 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes and fire.
The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Wooly Adelgid and The Emerald Ash Borer are present and it is anticipated that the Hemlock and Ash component will be in decline over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses. One could spend a lifetime getting to know this inviting environ.
Some of the forest was in fields prior to WWII and piles of field stone are found along the old field edges. These stone piles are a lasting testament of the backbreaking work the early mountaineers put in to create a homestead.
Beechnuts, Hickory nuts, sweet White Oak and Red Oak Acorns provide a sustainable food source for the squirrels, chipmunks, whitetail deer and wild turkey that live in abundance in the forest. The intermittent stream as well as a small livestock pond provides a water source for the wildlife.
Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers that thrive in the special habitat that large older trees provide make their home in this special forest environ. It is exciting to see and hear the large and very vocal Pileated Woodpecker, with its bright red crest dressed in a black and white tuxedo, sweep through the tall canopy in search of a morning snack. Owls nest here nearly every year and provide lots of night-time and early-morning entertainment.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
A boundary survey is on record for adjoining piece of land. A long portion of another section of the boundary runs with Upper Spring Creek Road. Other sections are evidenced by land use by the neighbors. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Electricity: On site
Telephone: On site
Internet: Possibly satellite internet or DSL through the phone service
Television: Satellite dish on site
Cellphone Coverage: Very weak
The property has over ¼ mile of frontage on the Upper Spring Creek Road RT 5/7. Glick’s Road, a private road shared with neighbors, travels for ¼ mile through the property, providing access to additional parts of the property.
The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances/
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
This property has the cabin grounds with a small pond, a small former field that is in the early stages of regenerating back to forest, and forestland, being summarized as follows:
Cabin grounds with small pond: ¾ acre +/-
Former field with mixed young woody growth: 3/4 acre +/-
Forestland with interior road: 41.5 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: Deed Book 555 Page 782 and Deed Book 314 Page 391
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 43 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Falling Springs District (4)
Tax Map 38 Parcel 7; ACREAGE 43.48 (D) N/S OF SLS 5/7 W OF CORDOVA; Class 2.
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $326.55
Greenbrier County School District:
Public Elementary School:
Frankfort Elementary School
Public Middle Schools:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School
HISTORIC GREENBRIER VALLEY
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is 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, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the “Greenbrier Classic.” Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!
The Greenbrier County Airport with WV’s longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4 hours away.
From Lewisburg, West Virginia: 24 miles +/- From the intersection of US 60 and US 219 in the center of Lewisburg, travel US 219 North 14.6 miles; turn left onto Friars Hill Road RT 9; travel 3.4 miles to intersection with Leonard-Cordova Road RT 5; go straight through intersection onto Leonard-Cordova Road; travel 5.4 miles; turn left onto Upper Spring Creek Road RT 5/7; travel ½ mile; turn right onto Glick’s Road; travel 200 feet; turn left into driveway that leads to the cabin. From Marlinton, West Virginia: 31 miles +/- Travel US 219 South for 21.7 miles; turn right onto Leonard-Cordova Road RT 5; travel 8.2 miles; in the small community of Cordova at the left turn in the Leonard-Cordova road leading onto the bridge over Spring Creek, take a slight right onto Upper Spring Creek Road RT 5/7; travel ½ mile; turn right onto Glick’s Road; travel 200 feet; turn left into driveway that leads to the cabin.
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