on the Greenbrier River


Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette, 304-667-2897


A perfect full-time home or vacation getaway, Turtle Beach Retreat on the mighty Greenbrier River is a truly wild and wonderful treasure. This attractive, well-built, beautifully maintained 2 story elevated home on the Greenbrier River is a must see! Comfortable and inviting, this house boasts as the perfect place for entertaining family and friends, launching a kayak or boat, throwing a line in the water, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the river. The property is situated ideally on one of the best stretches of water on the lower Greenbrier River.

The fantastic large deck gives plenty of room to entertain guests or spend time with the grandkids. The rivers’ edge is gently sloped for easy launch and return to the shore.

This charming home offers accommodations of one to two bedrooms and one bath with shower stall. The efficient home is equipped with ceiling fans and air conditioning to make living here comfortable. The spacious living room flows into the modern kitchen to provide an open style floor plan for this section of the home. The deck features an excellent view of the river and the mountain.

The lower section under the home offers lots of storage for automobiles, lawn mowers, fishing tackle and most anything else that needs to be stored.
Turtle Beach Retreat on the Greenbrier River offers a spacious plush green lawn for the children or pets to play and roam. Several beautiful trees offer shade on warm summer days. The property has an excellent well that is approximately 50 feet deep. A septic system is in place.

The access road for the home is lightly traveled, so relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Within minutes away you can be in the quaint little town of Hinton which offers restaurants, specialty shops, two medical clinics, and a unique community run grocery. Hinton is a boarding station for Amtrak. The Hinton area also has historic sites from the civil war, as well as the beautiful Bluestone Reservoir spanning the mighty New River.

A quiet spot to retire, a delightful place to raise a family, or just somewhere to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Turtle Beach Retreat on the Greenbrier River is full of charm and possibilities.

Turtle Beach Retreat on the Greenbrier River is a beautiful and well cared for river home that offers all the comforts of home. Fishing and all types of recreation on the river is yours to enjoy. The home is situated on one-acre river lot, fronting on the Greenbrier River, and provides easy low terrain access to the river. The home offers a beautiful view of the river and the mountains. Wild and Wonderful Summers County offers year around recreation and living, and renown Pipestem Resort State Park is an easy drive.

Willow Wood is an easy living community along the river and is within an easy drive of higher population areas of Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton, and Lewisburg. The elevated home is perched overlooking a fine river frontage access on the lower Greenbrier.

The scenic, aquatic, cultural, residential, and historic aspects of this exceptional property, provide exceptional quality of life values for all generations.


  • One acre, with 100 feet of river front
  • Easy access riverbank on an excellent section of river
  • Excellent fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and boating
  • Float to public access points nearby
  • 5 mins to the Willow Wood Elks Club and golf course
  • The residence is elevated and is not in the flood zone
  • 552 +/- sq. ft. custom built elevated home has been meticulously maintained and overlooks the river and mountain
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bath with shower stall, living room, eat in kitchen, two stall garage, and laundry area in the garage
  • Electric baseboard heat with auxiliary propane wall heater
  • Great deck for entertaining and cook outs
  • Large outbuilding/root cellar type building
  • Covered pavilion on the riverbank
  • All small city amenities are 15 minutes away in Hinton, the Summers County Seat
  • Excellent river fishing with a mix of deep holes, rapids and still water
  • Large level yard for recreation and pleasing backdrop all year round – framed naturally by the river and mountain ranges
  • An unrivaled resident wildlife population rich in diversity and ever changing
  • Neotropical songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads populate the riverbank, pond, and wetlands
  • Winged wildlife includes turkey, eagles, herons, hawks, owls, ravens, king fishers, ravens, crows, and hummingbirds
  • 15 minutes to historic Hinton and an hour to jet airports and 4 major interstates
  • Superior access by state maintained paved roads – FedEx, UPS, and USPS delivery
  • Cell phone coverage is good with 4G service
  • Low taxes, low population density
  • 15 minutes to Hinton
  • One hour or less 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
  • A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
  • Washington, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte only 3-hour drive
  • 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, is also an hour’s drive
  • The 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is nearby at Bull Falls


Google Coordinates: (37.618283, -80.791549)
Address: 54 Turtle Beach Road, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1422 ft. +/-



  • Move in ready condition
  • Elevated home
  • All the comforts of a full-time residence
  • Single bedroom
  • Nearly finished “mancave room” could be another bedroom
  • Bath with shower stall
  • Modern vinyl double pane windows
  • Immaculately kept
  • Appliances convey
  • Comes furnished
  • Easy to heat
  • Electric baseboard plus propane wall mount heater
  • Spacious upper level deck
  • Newer metal roof
  • Well and septic
  • 2 stall garage
  • Storage area
  • High speed internet is available
  • In-laws camper or RV spot is located near the pavilion with electric and septic

Home Room Dimensions
Upstairs Level
Living Room 13.6 x 19.6
Kitchen 13.4 x 8.8
Bedroom 13.3 x 8.3
Bath with shower stall 5.3 x 8.5
Mancave Room 11.9 x 11.5
Bonus room off mancave 8.1 x 7.6
Covered porch/deck 14.8 x 5.2
Open deck 8 x 10.3 and 7.7 x 23.6

Total Living Space = 552 sq. ft. +/-

2 stalls 19.2 x 23 with laundry area with washer and dryer
East side room 5.2 x 18
Back room 12.1 x 8

Outbuilding and Pavilion and Dimensions
Outbuilding with metal roof 25.4 x 20.10
Covered entrance to outbuilding 4.6 x 4.3
Pavilion dimensions
Covered area 20 x 12
Open deck with access gate 10 x 12
Open area towards church 5.6 x 12


West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles: those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The mineral rights are believed to be intact and 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.


54 Turtle Beach is accessed directly from Rt. 12. The location is midway between the Summers County WVDOH and River Valley Church.


Water: Well
Sewer: Septic system
Electricity: MonPower
Telephone: Frontier landline is available
Internet: Frontier DSL, possibly others available
Cellphone Coverage: Good


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


The property has been used as both a residence and a retreat property. The property has approximately 1 acre of area total. The riverfront includes approximately 100 feet of access.

(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 Information: Deed Book 202 Page 472
Acreage: 1 acre +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County, West Virginia
Greenbrier Tax District 02
Tax Map 15 Parcel 45
2020 Real Estate Taxes: $161.60


Summers County School District

Public Elementary School:
Hinton area Elementary School

Talcott Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School

Public High School:
Summers County High School

New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
WVU Tech in Beckley
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:
Ballard Christian Academy K5 -12
Pipestem Christian Academy K5 -12


Historic Summers County
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 15-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.

Summers County (2014 population—13,417) is located in the southeastern region of West Virginia, scenically placed between the beautiful Greenbrier and New River Valleys. The City of Hinton (2013 population—2,588) serves as the county seat and is the sole municipality within Summers County.

The railroad boom of the early 20th century helped to build Hinton and Summers County. However, the county’s current economy is based primarily on tourism thanks to the Bluestone Dam and Lake along with the Bluestone, Greenbrier, and New Rivers which converge in Hinton. Further, the New River Gorge National River begins at Hinton and flows northward into neighboring Fayette County.

Summers County is also home to Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort, and a number of other facilities that provide lodging, camping, and a variety of recreational activities. The Hinton Railroad Museum, the Graham House, the Campbell Flanagan Murrell House, and other museums provide glimpses into the county’s history. The architecture of buildings in Hinton’s nationally registered historic district is of interest to many. A solid core of retail stores and professional service providers meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.

Residents of Summers County enjoy a wonderful small town, laid back quality of life. Service clubs such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Ruritans support a number of community initiatives, school programs, and special events. The Summers County Library supports the county school system and provides visitors with Internet access and other services. Several denominations of churches meet the Summers County community’s spiritual needs.

Summers County is served east-west by Interstate 64 and by north and south connections to Interstate 77. The New River Parkway, when completed, will improve access to Sandstone Falls by upgrading River Road from I-64 near Exit 139 Sandstone into Hinton. West Virginia Routes 3, 12, 19, 20, and 107 are the primary highways within the county. Amtrak also provides an important transportation link to Summers County with its Cardinal line from New York to Washington DC to Chicago. Stops are made three times per week to pick up and disembark passengers at Hinton’s historic Rail Depot.

The Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital provides a fully staffed emergency room and a variety of medical services. Summers County Emergency Services provides ambulance service. Law enforcement is provided by the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, a detachment of the West Virginia State Police, the City of Hinton’s Police Department and park rangers with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Similarly, the City of Hinton has a new fully manned and equipped fire station complemented by six other volunteer fire departments throughout the county.

Historic Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, (45-minute drive), which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, 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, a year-round farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.

The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally’s, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @The Greenbrier, Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert C. Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 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 in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to a NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe etc.), and many other sports events. 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.

A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte is only 3.

Within a two-hour’s drive 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. Snowshoe Ski Resort is 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.

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.

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.

The New River and Bluestone Lake
Turtle Beach Retreat on the Greenbrier River is 15 minutes to the New River, 80,000-acre New River Gorge National River Park and the 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 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.


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