WHITE WATER FALLS CABIN

6.64 Acres +/- and cabin adjoining the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Agent Contact:
Jeff Marple, 304-667-3824

OVERVIEW

White Water Falls Cabin offers a 1,100 sq. ft., 2-bedroom 1 bath cabin on 6 +/- acres at 2319 New River Road, Hinton, WV.   The property borders the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This cozy cabin is a perfect match to the environment of the New River Park and Preserve. Well-built in 2000, the cabin and land are the perfect blend of the natural surroundings of river life in the Mountains. Your very own river escape.

A rustic covered front porch offers endless enjoyment on sunny days and moonlit nights. Kayak, fish, swim, bike, hike or just simply relax. Perfect for a quiet getaway or white-water adventure. Fresh Air and Nature. Adventure at your fingertips on the New River. An ideal setting for the nature and water enthusiast.

Includes walkway to the waterfront.  Watch the birds, deer, and many other species of wildlife along the river from the cabin, porch or on the water. Boating, kayaking, swimming, and fishing, it is all here for the angler or anyone looking for sunshine and freshwater adventures.

Once you have traveled about West Virginia you will always remember the mountains and rivers. There is a saying here that “The Rivers Are Calling” and here is the perfect place to answer the Call. The excitement of a Cabin on the gateway to The New River National Park and Preserve and the adventures found there will be talked about for years. Here is your opportunity to make your own lifelong memories.

Warm, and like a long-lost friend this Wonderful Cabin features private drive, wildlife, hiking, peace, tranquility, charm, and the spice of Mountain Life. Mineral rights convey.

THE CABIN

Highlights

  • Built in 2000
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Large covered front porch
  • Mountain living at its absolute best
  • Open floor plan. Two Bedroom. One Bath
  • Garden area
  • Outdoor living space
  • Metal Roof – 2007
  • Heating – Wood, Electric and Propane
  • Drilled Water Well
  • Septic System
  • Vaulted Ceiling

Cabin Dimensions

  • Cabin 24 X 34
  • Lower level – 816 sq. ft.
  • Upper level – 285 sq. ft.

Property conveying

  • Washer and Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/Range
  • Microwave

LOCATION

Google Coordinates: 37.72663°(N), -80.90235°(W)
Address: 2319 New River Road, Hinton, WV 25891
Elevation Range: 500 ft. to 1612 ft. +/-

AREA HISTORY

The White Water Falls Cabin is located in a historically unique area just upstream of the point at which the New River narrows into its gorge phase. The long river bottom here represented the downstream extent of occupation by prehistoric Native Americans, who established villages, planted corn in the fertile margins, and harvested fish and shellfish from the river.

In 1797–98, after native claims to the region ended, Francis Farley was tasked by merchants to hack a six-foot bridle path through the region westward from the Greenbrier Valley to the Big Sandy River. “Farley’s Trace,” as the trail was known, ascended what’s since been known as Farley’s Creek. It crossed the New River at the mouth of Lick Creek and passed through the bottom near the farm. Two hundred years later, Interstate 64 was completed, following the trace and Farley’s Creek in its ascent, a steep grade which is now called “Sandstone Mountain.”

William Richmond, a Revolutionary War veteran, was the first permanent settler of European descent in the region. He acquired a ten-acre tract on New River at Sandstone Falls in 1799 and established a mill there. His many descendants populated the bottoms along the river as well as the mountains to the west, lending their name to the “Richmond District” magisterial section of what’s now Raleigh County.

NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE

The New River National Park and Preserve designated America’s newest national park, and is a unit of the United States National Park Service (NPS) designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. Established in 1978 as a national river and redesignated in 2020, the park and preserve stretches for 53 miles (85 km) from just downstream of Hinton. The park is rich in cultural and natural history and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities. New River Gorge is home to some of the country’s best whitewater rafting.

A rugged, white-water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the flowing water is the creative force shaping the geologic features of the New River Gorge as the river continues to sculpt the longest and deepest river gorge in the Appalachian Mountains. On display in the gorge one can find a variety of unique geologic features and processes that exemplify the geology of the Appalachian Plateau, including the exposure of over 1,000 feet (300 m) of sandstone and shale, house-sized boulders scattered from rim to river, plant and invertebrate fossils, and steep channel drop-offs. The river has exposed four seams of coal, considered among the best bituminous coal in the world. The smokeless New River coal once fed the boilers of the nation’s trains, factories, fleets and power plants, and its coke fueled the nation’s iron furnaces.

The waters of the New River system contain a mosaic of hydro-logic features and aquatic habitats that support a unique aquatic ecosystem and nourish a riparian zone that supports rare plants, animals, and communities. The waters provide a surprising variety and density of riverine hydrologic features and processes unparalleled in the Eastern United States, including pools, backwaters, glides, runs, shoals, riffles, torrents, cascades, chutes, rapids, and waterfalls.

The river is a highly productive aquatic ecosystem that includes distinct populations of native fish (many found nowhere else), mussels, crayfish, and a broad array of other aquatic life, including rare amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The riparian zone is the most biologically diverse part of the park and contains globally rare communities and essential habitat for several rare species. The New River is a dynamic aquatic ecosystem that supports smallmouth bass and other game fish, mussels, crayfish, other invertebrates, and aquatic plants.

Diverse populations of birds such as wood warblers, vireos, and thrushes spend part of their lives in the tropics but depend upon the unfragmented forests of the New River Gorge for breeding. The region is a vital link in the north-south migratory flyway. Each year, thousands of hawks fly across the region during the fall migratory season. The National Park Service and West Virginia Department of Natural Resources have initiated a multi-year program to restore peregrine falcons to New River Gorge. These majestic birds soar and dive near the cliffs.

Forty different plant communities containing at least 1,342 species and 54 rare plants have been identified in the gorge.

The Lower Gorge of the New River is a premier whitewater rafting location that attracts thrill seekers from all over the country and the world. The rapids, ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V, are imposing and forceful, many of them obstructed by large boulders which necessitate maneuvering in very powerful currents, crosscurrents, and hydraulics. Commercial outfitters conduct trips down the river from April through October. The upper part of the river offers somewhat less challenging class I to III rapids for whitewater canoeing.

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.

GREENBRIER RIVER AND RIVER TRAIL

A 5-minute drive to the lazy Greenbrier River. The Greenbrier River is 173 miles long is the last free flowing river east of the Mississippi. It is an excellent river to float or canoe and is well known for its large and small mouth bass fishing. It is the gateway to water recreation and fun as it is at most times lazy and easy to navigate.

The Greenbrier River is formed by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River in the town of Durbin, West Virginia. From Durbin the Greenbrier River flows southwesterly through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties. It flows through several communities including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton. The Greenbrier River joins the New River in the town of Hinton, just 30 minutes away.

The property is a 40-minute ride to the Greenbrier River Trial and is operated by the West Virginia State Parks. The trail is a 77-mile-long former railroad, now used for hiking, bicycling, ski-touring, horseback-riding, and wheel-chair use. The trail passes through numerous small towns and traverses 35 bridges and 2 tunnels as it winds its way along the valley. Most of the trail is adjacent to the free-flowing Greenbrier River and is surrounded by peaks of the Allegheny Mountains.

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.

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.

ZONING

Raleigh County has some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Government and also the Health Department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.

DEED AND TAX INFORMATION

Deed Information: DB 5068 Pg. 9770/9771
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 6.64 acres +/
Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Richmond District (7)
Tax Map 17 Parcel 18, 18.3, 18.10
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $177.33

UTILITIES

Electric – AEP
Propane – R.T. Rogers
Landline Phone – Frontier
Internet – May be available through Frontier
Cable TV – DirectTV or Dish Network
Water – Well
Sewer – Septic System
Trash Pickup – Curbside
Cell phone coverage is excellent in this area.
USPS and Overnight Couriers deliver to the area

SURROUNDING AREA

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County, 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. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, as well as the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000-acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000-acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available.

Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining, and agriculture. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg.

In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 35-minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 40 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is a 40-minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.

REGIONAL INFORMATION

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