Two rustic cabins situate on 88 acres of pristine forest in the heart of white water rafting country

Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674


Swell Mountain Retreat has two rustic cabins situate on 88 acres +/- of pristine forest in the heart of white water rafting country. The New River Gorge is considered the gateway to water recreation.


  • A mixture of mature hardwood forest and old fields create excellent wildlife habitat
  • Long views of distant mountains and valleys below
  • Numerous recreational opportunities exist in this area
  • The mighty New River is just a 15 minute drive for all water recreational opportunities
  • Easy access via I-64 and I-77
  • Access to airports in nearby Beckley, Charleston and Lewisburg
  • Dark skies for star gazing and planet observation
  • All mineral rights the seller has will convey
  • Ancient heritage trees scattered across the property, some dating to the 1800’s
  • Miles of interior trails for ATVing, horseback riding, and hiking.
  • Surrounded by timber tracts and cattle farms in a nice rural neighborhood.
  • Superior access adjoining paved state road on school bus route, FedEx delivery
  • Boone and Crocket country with exceptional resident wildlife populations
  • Electric and phone on site
  • Well and septic
  • Excellent timber value with beautiful oaks, walnuts, poplars, maples and hickories
  • All mineral rights the seller owns will convey
  • Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds
  • Diverse topography of forest, bogs and meadows create an interesting natural setting.
  • Elevations run from 2400’ to 2800’.


Swell Mountain Retreat and attendant 88 +/- acres offers an excellent hiking, hunting and other recreational opportunities within a mature mountain forest setting. This property is located on Swell Mountain in the small farming community of Ramp, in the shadows of Keeny Mountain in the ever popular Summers County WV.

There are two cabins along with a handy storage shed. The land around the cabins is level to rolling and suitable for additional buildings and large garden spots. A well and septic are in place as well as power. There is an abundant deer, grouse, squirrel and turkey population.

Swell Mountain Retreat is an easy 15 minute drive on paved roads to Interstate 64 at the Sandstone interchange. Beckley and Lewisburg offer shopping, schools, theaters, modern medical facilities and airports within a 30-40 minute drive. A well-stocked country store is a 10 minute drive located at Sandstone on the New River.

Within an hour 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.


The Gorge cradles the New River, one of the world’s oldest. It offers every level of whitewater sports, from jet boats to rafting, kayaking and SUP’s. The Gorge is known for its world class rock climbing, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking and ziplines. There are 3 National Parks here, plus 10 State Parks in this, the 3rd most forested state in the US and is home to more than 1,400 species of plants and diverse wildlife.


There is about 3 acres of open land with the balance in forest. There are some nice trails in place to enjoy a quite walk on. Some of the forest was in fields prior to WWII and large piles of field stone and split rail fence are found along the old field edges. These stone piles and fences 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.

Many species of songbirds and woodpeckers thrive in the special habitat that large older trees and younger emerging stands and 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.


Google Coordinates: 37.760803°(N), -80.773628°(W)
Elevation Range: 2455 ft. to 2860 ft. +/-


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


The property has a recent boundary survey plat. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


The property fronts on Keeney Mountain Road WV RT 7/6 and Ridgeview Lane WV RT 7/8, providing direct access to the public road system.


There is no zoning in Summers County at this present time. Prospective buyers should contact the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.


The property is currently devoted to forestland use, and open area surrounding the cabin.


Deed Information: Deed Book 171 Page 215, Deed Book 247 Pages 574 and 580, Summers County, West Virginia

Total Survey Acreage: 88.81 acres +/- (total of tracts shown on survey plat)
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County, West Virginia
Green Sulphur District

TM 22 Parcels 38.1; 38.5; 38.6; 39

2016 Total Real Estate Taxes: $707.19



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