Agent Contact:
Bill Zimmerman, 304-667-7026


Tucked away in the mountains of Wild Wonderful West Virginia, along a small creek, is a 48-acre +/- homestead farm.  “Tucked Away Farm” offers a 2,180 sq. ft. log home, farm fields and wooded acreage.  This beautiful property is a multi-use property that can be used as a farm for cattle, goats or horses, or, with the abundance of wildlife, it can be a hunters paradise.  There is a mixture of hardwood ready to be harvested.

Tucked Away Farm displays spectacular views of the surrounding farm fields and gorgeous mountains, creating a secluded and peaceful environment that must be experienced to appreciate.  The spring-fed small creek lends to the peaceful atmosphere.

Located only minutes from the mighty New River and the Hatfield and McCoy Trails, Tucked Away Farm gives you the opportunity to spend your days fishing, boating, or riding your ATV on the H/M Trails.

There is so much potential to this property.  A Must see for those that are looking for those amazing views and peaceful atmosphere of the mountains of wild wonderful West Virginia.


Google Coordinates: 37.354241°(N), -80.915099°(W)
Address: 291 Northfield Road, Oakvale, WV 24739
Elevation Range: 1800 ft. to 2466 ft. +/-

Drive Times

Towns and Colleges
Athens and Concord University: 25 minutes
Blacksburg, VA and Virginia Tech: 45 minutes
Bluefield: 30 minutes
Princeton: 10 minutes

Mercer County Airport, Bluefield: 30 minutes
Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley: 45 minutes
Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport, Blacksburg: 45 minutes

Bluestone Lake: 50 minutes
Camp Creek State Park & Forest: 25 minutes
Golf Course (Elks), Princeton: 25 minutes
Golf Course (Fountain Springs): 20 minutes
Pipestem Resort State Park: 45 minutes
Winterplace Ski Resort: 30 minutes


  • 2180 sq. ft. log home built circa 1935
  • 1 1/2 stories with full basement
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • New metal roof
  • Block foundation
  • Gas fireplace
  • Propane forced air furnace
  • Electric heat pump air conditioning
  • Laminate flooring downstairs
  • Vinyl flooring in bathrooms
  • Laminate countertops in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Asphalt driveway

Room Dimensions

Kitchen – 16’x14′
Dining – 16’x14′
Living room – 15’x17’6″
Master Bedroom – 14’x14’6″
Master closet – 7’x14′
Bedroom #1 – 11’x14’6″
Bedroom #2 – 11’6″x13′
Bedroom  #3 – 11’6″x13′
Upstairs  bathroom – 7’x9′
Downstairs bathroom – 6’8″x6’8″

Front porch – 5’x12′
Side porch – 5’x12′
Deck 20’x32′


Barn  – 30’x40′ with full barn loft
Chicken house – 8’x30′
Woodshed  – 10’x11′
Workshop – 10’x40′
Small shed – 8’x10′
Corncrib – 5’x10′


The abundant hardwood timber resource which is a composed of high-quality Appalachian Hardwood adds value to the property.  The forest has predominantly well-drained upland terrain which has led to a resource dominated by hardwood species.  This well-maintained timber resource can provide a great deal of flexibility to the next ownership.  Capital Timber value of the timber and pulpwood has not yet been determined at this time.  Overall, the species compensation is highly desirable and Favors Appalachian hardwood types, consisting primarily of black walnut, sugar maple, Poplar, Basswood, Red Oak groups, White Oak and Chestnut Oak, Soft Maple, Hickory, and a host of associated species.


What a spectacular place to hunt and tremendous recreational property!  There is an abundance of whitetail deer, turkey, and other wildlife.  The creek that is running through the property, the farm fields, and the abundance of Hickory White Oak, Red Oak create a habitat for the large and small game.  The years of progressive wildlife management practices, maintained by the current owner, has created an essential wildlife preserve. Early on management goals have promoted overall wildlife health and has facilitated the harvest of game.  The abundance of year-round water sources created by the spring and stream and their surrounding aquatic plant life create a water supported community with a wide variety of wildlife.  Some of the margin of the creek supporting the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize the shores of the stream.  There are many animals that live in the water and around the edge of the creek including raccoons, possums, Blue Heron, turtles, salamanders, crayfish, bullfrog, Eagles, Hawks and Red Wing Birds.


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 property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Well has been drilled
Sewer: Private septic has been installed
Electricity: American Electric Power
Telephone and Internet: Optimum
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent with 5G


The property is accessed by Browns Road Rt. 460/14 and a permanent roadway right-of-way easement over Northfield Road (referenced on WVDOT Mercer County road map as Delta Route 949).


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.


This property is comprised of the home grounds, some older fields, and forestland.

(This 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 Information: DB 1089 Pg. 636 and DB 1095 Pg. 315
Mercer County, West Virginia

Acreage: 50.868 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Mercer County (28), West Virginia
East River District (5)
Tax Map 28 Parcels 5, 5.2, 23; Class 2

2023 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1043.10


Mercer County School District

Public Elementary School:
Oakvale Elementary School

Public Middle School:
PikeView Middle School

Public High School:
PikeView High School

Higher Education:
Concord University, Athens
Mercer County Technical Education Center, Princeton


The property offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Numerous soft recreational activities are anchored by the nearby New River, 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Greenbrier River, and the New River Gorge National River Park & Preserve.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby lakes and rivers ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found for small and large mouth bass, crappie, catfish, muskie, walleye, pike and bluegill.

Nature viewing is next in line of recreational activities. Wildlife viewing is not just for larger animals. Equal consideration is given to a diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, geese, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.

Stargazing-Planet Observation
Near total darkness can be still be found on the property, thereby affording the opportunity to view the night sky in all its brilliant wonder. Ideal for star walking and astrophotography too.

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
  • 22 single shot rifle and a few tin cans make a fun day

All Terrain Motorsports
The property is perfect for experiencing the property from an ATV or UTV. Riders are welcome to ride all public roads that do not have a painted dividing line and there are miles and miles of open roads in the area. These exciting machines handle the wide variety of the forest’s 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.

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding and Hiking
The land may be used for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.


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:

  • 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)


Just like 200 years ago, when the first mountaineers settled the area, the property would be self-sustaining in times of necessity – even without electricity

  • Fresh water for drinking and cooking would come from the mountain spring
  • The forest would provide fresh food (deer, and turkey)
  • The flat to rolling land could be cleared for agricultural land raise livestock, vegetable gardens, berry patches, fruit orchards, and row crops of corn, oats and barley
  • Beehives would provide honey and beeswax for candles
  • The forest would provide firewood for heating and cooking, lumber for building, maple syrup and pounds of nuts (walnuts, beechnuts and hickory nuts)



The Newest National Park in America at your back door… Less than an hour’s 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. 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.


The Hatfield-McCoy Trails System (HMTS) is made up of 1000 miles of trails and located in the rich mountains of southern West Virginia. The 1000 mile HMTS is second only to the 2000-mile-long Paiute ATV Trail in Central Utah.

As one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the world, HMTS is open 365 days a year and offers something for every skill level. The trail system caters to ATV, UATV, and motorbikes (dirt bikes), but hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders can also use the trails. The trail system is a multi-county project, including West Virginia counties Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone.

The name of the trail system is derived from the names of two families, the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s, who famously feuded near the West Virginia and Kentucky border after the Civil War.

Law enforcement officers patrol the trail to assure compliance with safety regulations. Motorized users of the trail system must wear a DOT-approved helmet and are prohibited from “doubling” (having a passenger), unless their vehicle is designed for two people. These rules, and a host of others, have allowed the trail system to enjoy a quality safety record, despite an increase in ATV-related injuries around the country.


Bluestone Wildlife Management Area offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities on 18,019 acres. Being adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state’s second largest body of water, the area offers guests boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife management area status, and Bluestone has over 330 primitive campsites and picnic sites along New River, Bluestone Lake and Indian Creek. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hiking and equestrian trails are also popular.

Summers County Camping operates the campgrounds: “Bertha”, “The Mouth of Indian Creek”, “Cedar Branch” and “Shanklin’s Ferry” in the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area. Over 200 primitive campsites.


Bluestone State Park is a 2,154-acre park is located along the western shore of Bluestone Lake. It is the perfect lakeside retreat camping spot, located along the state’s third-largest body of water. Bluestone is home to four distinct campgrounds, with a combined total of 120 campsites. Bluestone State Park has 26 cabins located in a wooded area on the mountainside above the Bluestone River. The cabins are perfect for romantic retreats or family vacations. Select cabins are pet-friendly.

The park has more than eight miles of hiking trails. Public boat launches are available on the Bluestone River and at Bluestone Lake. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes are available for rent at Bluestone marina.


Stretches over 4,050 acres in the Bluestone River Gorge of West Virginia and boasts scenic views of steep terrains, rugged wilderness, and rushing waters against the backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains. The park derives its name from a local shrub that Native Americans and early pioneers used to create shafts for their tobacco pipes. This “pipe stem” became the namesake of Pipestem Resort State Park.

Adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts are attracted to Pipestem Resort State Park for its plentiful recreational activities. There’s no shortage of things to do at the park, whether it’s getting an adrenaline rush from zip lining, hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding through the wilderness or heading to the waters of Long Branch Lake and Bluestone River for kayaking, fishing, and swimming. And that’s not even including the Nature Center’s educational programs, open-air concerts at the amphitheater, or the 18-hole championship golf course. Tour the treetops of West Virginia with a bird’s eye view of the Bluestone Gorge. In 2018 Bonsai Design, the country’s premier builder of ziplines, built a world class canopy tour at Pipestem Resort State Park. The course includes nine zips, a cable bridge and a belay.

For nature-lovers, our zipline tours satisfy the desire to be outdoors in the trees, communing with nature. For adrenaline junkies, the course crosses the Bluestone Gorge three times at heights of more than 300 ft. Four of the zips range from 1,000 to 1,700 ft. in length. Guests will zip from tree to tree at speeds up to 50 mph. The final zip ends at Mountain Creek Lodge where guests are transported to the top of the mountain on Pipestem’s 3,410 ft. aerial tram.


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. This concrete gravity dam is used for flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife.

Bluestone Lake is a flood control reservoir located on the New River near Hinton, West Virginia. At its normal pool level, Bluestone Dam impounds a 10.7-mile stretch of the New and its tributary, the Bluestone River. Normally approximately 2,040 acres in size, the lake can grow to over 36 miles long at flood control pool. At higher water levels, the lake extends into Giles County, Virginia.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources operates Bluestone State Park and Bluestone Wildlife Management Area, each encompassing portions of the lake. Camping and other activities are available in these facilities.

Easily accessible from I-77 and I-64, Bluestone Lake is located at Hinton, WV, on WV 3 and 20.


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