SWEET DREAMS

Agent Contact:
Joyce L. Surbaugh, 304-660-8000

OVERVIEW

Beautiful Views, forest, trails, wildlife and a cabin located at 4830 Judson Road Alderson, WV 24910. Mountaintop property includes 20.96 mostly forested acres with a Ridgetop field offering long range mountain landscapes. Build your home overlooking the Appalachian mountains on this four season wildlife showcase property. Soaring Eagles, whitetail deer, foxes, squirrel, Owls, hawks, many birds, bears, foxes, raccoons and beautiful blue skies. Includes 320 square foot hunting lodge in the forest. Wooded hiking trails, 2 wells in the field and a mountain spring. Enjoy Atv riding, horseback riding, mountain bike and dirtbike riding on the property and in the surrounding mountains.

Judson Mountain, elevation 2730 feet is one of many places here in West Virginia where the mountains have always held a special place in our hearts. From the beginning of time people have been fascinated with mountains. Why do mountains touch the human spirit? Is it their size? Is it their solitude? The ancients believed that mountains formed the foundation of the world, that mountains surround the world and provide a resting place. So why are mountains so important to the human soul? Words like grandiose and majestic are often used to describe the mountains. Without the mountains to give them meaning, grandeur and majestic are just words. The Mountains are more than the words used to describe them.

And so the saying goes here in West Virginia “The Mountains Are Calling.” Hike, ride trails or just take in the wonderful views. The Mountains are Like a Dream motivating a person and their quest for contentment

HIGHLIGHTS

  •  20.96 acre multi use property with forestland, and field.
  • This property is a blank slate with few trails allowing the owner to create their own trail network.
  •  Quiet rural community with farms and woods.
  • Dark skies with little light pollution for star and planet gazing.
  • Native sedges, rushes, ferns, songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads all enjoy the creeks and their rocky edges.
  • Superior access joining state-maintained road – FedEx/UPS/USPS delivery.
  • Views from the meadow. Long range mountain views with an elevation of 2730 feet.
  • Located in Summers County line, less than less than 30 minutes to New River Gorge Preserve
  • Electricity onsite with cellular coverage.
  • Wildlife is very abundant with deer, turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, rabbit, and squirrel.
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, grouse, turkey, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds.
  • Diverse topography containing open field, wooded slopes, and wooded ridge line with fantastic views that creates a fascinating natural setting.
  • One of Summers County’s most secluded mountain cabins
  • 20-45 min to Beckley, Princeton, Lewisburg, 80,000 acre New River Gorge National Park, 2,000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, Sandstone Falls, Winterplace Ski Resort and the 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, 3000 acre Summersville Lake
  • A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton or White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
  • Washington, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte 3 hours
  • Charleston, Beckley, Lewisburg airports offer jet service to main hubs
  • Charleston, the state capitol, is 1.5 hours’ drive and offers all large city amenities
  • Easy access to I-64, I-77, I-79, US 460, US 19
  • The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the12,000 acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp (50 min)
  • Rich and diverse resident wildlife population unrivaled in the region
  • Wildlife program enhances habitat, increases diversity, promotes health of the resident wildlife
  • A rewarding permaculture lifestyle can be easily developed
  • Agricultural grasses and the forest produce Oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide
  • Cell phone coverage is excellent in most areas with 4G service
  • Darkest of skies with little light pollution for star-planet gazing & astrophotography
  • Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
  • Winged wildlife – eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, turkeys and Neotropical songbirds
  • Perfect for recreational activities including shooting sports, ATV riding, horseback riding, hiking, camping, hunting and nature viewing
  • Low taxes, low population density
  • exceptional quality of life values

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.702453°(N), -80.765351°(W)
Address: 4725 Judson Road, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation Range: 2248 ft. to 2651 ft. +/-

FOREST FARMING

The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.
Here are some specific examples of crops in each category that are currently being cultivated:
• Medicinal herbs: Ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple
• Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster mushrooms
• Native ornamentals: Rhododendrons and dogwood
• Moss: Log or sheet moss
• Fruit: Pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries
• Nuts: Black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts
• Other food crops: Ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey
• Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: Galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (Lycopodium)

MINERAL RESOURCES

West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted. The deed for the 16.72 acres tract (TRACT TWO) of the property states “(SURFACE ONLY)”.  The deed for the 4.24 acres tract of the property does not contain that notation.

BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY

Each of the two tracts comprising the property were separately surveyed.  The deeds for those tracts contain metes and bounds descriptions prepared from those surveys. Portions of the boundaries run with Rt. 11.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.

ACCESS/FRONTAGE

The property has frontage on Rt. 11, providing access to the public road system.

ZONING

Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.

RECREATION

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just game animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls and hawks.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
Complete darkness can be still be found on areas of the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby Greenbrier River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. The New River also a short 20 minute drive is an exciting rafting and kayaking adventure destination. Fishing is noted to be some of the best in the Northeast.

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The gently laying land may be used for conventional and mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding

Shooting-sports devotees find all the land and privacy needed to enjoy:
• Paintball-Airsoft-Laser Tag-Archery tag
• Shotgun sport shooting including Skeet, Trap, Double Trap and Sporting Clays
• Rifle & Handgun shooting: bullseye, silhouette, western, bench rest, long-range, fast draw
• Archery and Crossbow competition shooting
• Plain ole’ plinking: Grandpa’s old 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day

All Terrain Motorsports
The land offers many opportunities perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. These exciting machines handle the wide variety terrain.
Dirt bikes can also be a lot of fun and they come in all sizes and horsepower to fit anyone who enjoys being on two wheels.

Hunting is a first-class experience. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find a property that has a better mix of wildlife.
Adventure Shining sunbeams and one-of-a-kind-adventures await this summer. Find tranquil trails, cool off in pristine waters and stay up late to find yourself surrounded by the starry night sky. When summer comes around, the fun begins in Almost Heaven.

Summers County, in southern West Virginia (WV), was established in 1871 and named in honor of George W. Summers, a prominent jurist of Kanawha County. Its county seat is at Hinton. The New, Bluestone, and Greenbrier rivers join in Summers County near Hinton at Bluestone Lake. The county is almost entirely rural and mountainous, and large parts are in parkland, state and national. As of the 2010 census, the population of Summers County was 13,927.

DEED and TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: DB 235 Pg. 347; DB 247 Pg. 707 TRACT TWO
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 20.92 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Talcott District (7)
Tax Map 10 Parcels 36.2 and 36.8; Class 3

2021 Total Real Estate Taxes: $252.60

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Summers County School District

Public Elementary School:
Talcott Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School

SURROUNDING AREA

HINTON is the southern gateway to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The town has a large historic district, railroad museum, antique shops, and restaurants. Two Rivers flow through the town. The Greenbrier River and the New River. There are great riverside vistas for a casual drives along the waterfront. Boaters, motorcyclists, fishermen and vehicle cruises on the roadways and the rivers are a common sight. Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny mountains lies a place where the rivers flow and the eagles soar. A place where small town charm is around every corner and outdoor recreation is the norm. A place where porch sitting is earned after days spent hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. It is a place that remembers its past and looks towards the future.

NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE

The Newest National Park in America at your back door… Just a short 20 minute drive from the property will take you to the amazing New River National Park. An awe inspiring visit that is sure to bring a new experience each and every time. Once you see it, it’s something you’ll never forget. Rock climbers have long prized the sandstone cliffs of West Virginia’s New River Gorge, which was designated as a national park and preserve in December 2020. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is known for its 53 miles of free flowing whitewater that cuts through sandstone cliffs towering as high as 1,000 feet in the air. It boasts class III through V rapids and plenty of boulders to keep even the most experienced rafters engaged. The upper part of the river is calmer and more welcoming to new rafters. The area also boasts more than 1,500 climbing routes, as well as a 12.8-mile system of mountain bike trails built by the Boy Scouts. The New River Gorge itself is about an hour’s drive from Charleston, West Virginia. It encompasses about 70,000 acres marked with trailheads and visitor centers, and another 65,000 for backcountry hunting. White-tailed deer, river otters, and bald eagles are among the wildlife regularly spotted here. The Gorge is also one of the most popular rock climbing areas on the east coast. Over 1400 rock climb routes, around the gorge rim, are carved into a very hard Nuttall sandstone. Climbs range from 30 to 120 feet with the majority of routes for the advanced, but traditional and sport climbs are also available. There are moments, as you drift through the deep canyon walls of the New River Gorge, when it feels like you’ve got the whole world to yourself. It’s just you and the river, littered with massive, prehistoric boulders that were here when the coal mining camps were built, and the fur trading posts before them, and the Shawnee and Cherokee villages before those. In a river that geologists say could be one of the world’s oldest, you can lose yourself in time. Then the current picks up, and you’re back to paddling like mad, navigating the chutes and eddies of heart-pounding white water. Since the 1960s, West Virginia’s New River Gorge has drawn adventure seekers to its rapids and rock walls, and those rafters and climbers have long considered it a hidden gem. But the curtain is being drawn back on the canyon, because part of it has become America’s 63rd national park. New River Gorge National River’s 72,186 acres is just like its name “New”. The Newest National Park and Preserve in America.
We call West Virginia “Wild and Wonderful,” and this certainly is.

BLUESTONE DAM

The Bluestone Dam spans the New River, forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. With a 2,040-acre surface area, the lake provides boaters, water skiers, and fishermen with great recreational opportunities. The State of West Virginia operates Bluestone State Park with cabin rentals, picnicking and camping facilities. Also, a swimming pool, gift shop, two boat ramps, and a marina are operated for the convenience of the visitors. Camping opportunities are also available at the state’s Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area.

THE GREENBRIER RIVER

The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 172 miles long, the Greenbrier drains over 1.5 million acres and is the longest undammed 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 river ports. 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.

Willow Wood Country Club and Golf Course

The 9-hole “Willow Wood” course at the Willow Wood Country Club facility in Hinton, West Virginia features 2,965 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 33.4 and it has a slope rating of 113. Willow Wood golf course opened in 1920 and is open to the public.

REGIONAL INFORMATION