|Address:||1581 Whitt Hill Road, Princeton, WV 24739|
Neal Roth, 304-667-3794
Whitt Hill offers an impressive view of the New River Valley from the front porch of a 1875 Sq. Ft. home. Just 4 miles to the New River and containing 183.44 surveyed acres of fields and woodland situated in West Virginia but near the town of Glen Lyn VA. This property offers great recreational opportunities on the property as well as access to the New River Valley and all its recreational, cultural, and educational amenities.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 183.44 +/- acres has been professionally surveyed with elevations ranging 1870’ to 2420’
- 1875 square foot, 4 bedroom, two full bath home
- Less than 4 miles to the New River at Ford Hollow Branch on the West Virginia/Virginia state line. Perfect for all water sport activities supported by the nearby New River
- 8 miles from US-460 and offers excellent frontage on Whitt Hill Road (CR 22/4)
- Electric, telephone, excellent cell coverage with 4G is onsite
- Surrounded by farms and timber tracts in a nice rural community
- City and town amenities located nearby in Pearisburg, Blacksburg VA and Peterstown, Princeton WV
- Hatfield-McCoy Trails System is just an hour’s drive away for some of the best ATV off-roading in the East
- Superior access by state-maintained roads – FedEx, UPS and USPS delivery
- Jet airport service serving major hubs from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)
- State maintained trout fishing on East River of New River 20 minutes away
- Bluestone Lake and Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Areas are nearby
- George Washington – Jefferson National Forest nearby
- 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail run through Giles County
- Timber species include beautiful oaks, black walnut, poplar, maple and hickories
- Fur bearing – deer, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox, chipmunk, opossum
- Winged wildlife – eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, turkeys and Neotropical songbirds
- Low taxes, low population density
- A rich geological location containing several types of interesting fossils and other finds
- Down river just 1 hour is America’s Newest National Park – 70,000 acre New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
The custom-constructed home was built in 2021. The home is perched top of a ridge overlooking the Roundbottom Creek drainage and views of New River Valley. The house has approximately 1900 square feet of living space with nine-foot ceilings.
Enjoy the view shed with morning coffee on the incredible full length porch overlooking the New River Valley countryside. This home is move-in ready and is geared for comfortable living as a full-time residence or as the ultimate retreat.
Some features include:
- 1875 sq. ft. total heated/cooled living space * (*per manufacture exterior size of 27’-7” x 68’)
- Open space Living/Kitchen/Dining room concept
- Four bedrooms
- Spacious closets with lighting in Primary Bedroom
- Two full bathrooms
- Large primary bath with double lavatory and tile shower unit
- All bathrooms include overhead lighting and vent
- Goodman HVAC heat pump for AC and heat
- Fireplace in the Living Room
- Kitchen island with built-in sink and dishwasher
- Samsung front load washer and dryer set
- Windows are double-hung and insulated
- Full length attic with walk up stair access from Living room and four dormers
- Large covered front porch 16 x 68
- Crawl space has lighting, is encapsulated with 20-mil vapor barrier and a dehumidifier
- Outside receptacles and water faucets
- Wood simulated vinyl waterproof flooring in much of the home and carpet flooring in bedrooms
- Beautiful and spacious kitchen cabinetry
- Whirlpool stainless electric range
- Samsung stainless refrigerator
- Whirlpool stainless built-in dishwasher
- Guttering designed to vent water away from the structure
- Submersible well pump with pressure tank
- HumidiGuard dehumidification system in crawl space
- Vinyl Siding
- Attic full length of house with lighting and stair access from Living Room
- (Floor Plan in Photo Section)
- Open Kitchen 19’ x 12’ 11”
- Open Living Room 19’ x 12’ 11”
- Dinning Nook 12’ 4” x 12’ 11”
- Utility/ Laundry 9.5’ x 12’ 11”
- Butler Pantry 7’ x 5’4”
- Primary Bedroom 14’-7.5” x 12’ 11”
- Primary Bath 11’5” x 12’ 11”
- Bedroom 2, 10’ 7.25” x 10’ 6.5”
- Bedroom 3, 10’ 11.75” x 10’ 6.5”
- Bedroom 4, 9’ 5’ x 8’ 8.5”
- Bath Two 5’ 10” x 8’7”
- Hall 11’ x 3’9”
- Entry Porch 68’ x 8’
- Attic 6’8” ceiling and 12’6” wide plywood flooring entire length/li>
Whitt Hill is located in Mercer County, WV, 8 miles northeast of the community of Glen Lyn, VA.
Google Coordinates: 37.430101 N, -80.898342 W
Address: 1581 Whitt Hill Road, Princeton, WV 24739
Elevation Range: 1870’ to 2420’
- Rich Creek VA 22 min
- Peterstown WV 25 min
- Princeton WV 40 min
- Blacksburg VA 45 min
- Roanoke VA 1-3/4 hours
- Charlotte NC 3 hours
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 as the surface title search is being conducted.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed December 2020 by Harold D. Bradley, professional land surveyor #625, from Lindside West Virginia. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acres.
A survey plat of the property is available.
The house and property is accessed by Whitt Hill Road CR 22/4. The property has about 1,400’of frontage on the road.
The Lovern Road CR22 provides about 36’ of access at the southern end of the property along the boundary line.
Water: Private Drilled Well
Sewer: Private Septic System
Electricity: Onsite and connected to house
Internet: May be available through telephone carrier or satellite services
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent 4G
The property is comprised of 1875 sq. ft. home with forestland and some fields
DEED and TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 1095 page 625
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Mercer County, West Virginia
Tax Map 20 Parcel 34 & 35; Tax Map 26 Parcel 17
2022 Real Estate Taxes: $512.80
Mercer County School District
Public Elementary School:
Athens Elementary School or Princeton Primary
Public Middle School:
Pikeview Middle School or Princeton Middle School
Public High School:
Pikeview High School or Princeton Senor High School
New River Community and Technical College (Princeton campus)
The property offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. These recreational activities are anchored by the nearby New River, and the New River Valley region.
Cold Water Fishing can be found throughout the region. Many of the tributaries of the New River are stocked with trout. The head waters may even hold the native Brook Trout.
Warm Water Fishing in the New River is some of the best in the region. Smallmouth bass and muskie are the big draws. The New River above Bluestone Lake is great for the novice kayaker or canoeist to fish and has the great fishing for trophy sized fish. The New River has an excellent population of the native Eastern Highlands walleye. This walleye subspecies grows faster and produce quicker than their northern cousins. Great fishing is found on both rivers for crappie, catfish, pike and bluegill.
Water-sports enthusiasts will find the nearby New River and Bluestone Lake ideal for motor boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
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.
All Terrain Motorsports
Experience WV’s Hatfield McCoy Trail System, an hour drive. 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. Please check WV DMV regulations.
Mountain Biking and Hiking
The public lands may be used for mountain biking or hiking and the area offers several state and national parks geared for these activities.
Rock Climbing the “Endless Wall” located above the New River in WV has 183 routes with opportunities for easier traditional routes as well as hard sport routes and some mixed routes as well.
WILDLIFE AND TIMBER
The nearby New River is a major contributor to the local ecosystem richness and diversity for both plants and animals. There are many animals that live year round and at other times in the water and around the edges of the rivers including beavers, otters, minks, raccoons, opossums, blue herons, Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, king fishers, minnows, native fish, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrats, bull frogs, eagles, owls, hawks and redwing blackbirds.
The miles of “edge effect” benefit all the resident wildlife. In addition to those listed above, white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, fox, chipmunk, make up the resident wildlife population.
Area winged wildlife includes Neotropical songbirds, turkey, grouse, eagles, herons, hawks, woodcock, owls, ravens, king fishers, ravens, crows, ground nesters, and hummingbirds and many types of waterfowl.
Of equal importance, there is the insect and microscopic world including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, hellgrammites, tadpoles and various insect larvae.
The rivers, lake, and creeks, and their surrounding aquatic plant life, create a water a water-supported community with a wide variety of wildlife. Much of their margins are fringed by wetlands, and these wetlands support the aquatic food web, provide shelter for wildlife, and stabilize their shores. The plant life associated with the wetland includes rushes, sedges, cattails, duckweed, bee balm and algae.
The hardwood forest of the surrounding mountains provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries and blackberries.
This enchanting forest is a tremendous producer of Oxygen and is also a wonderful Sequester of Carbon (aka – Carbon Sink). Carbon Sequestration is the act of processing carbon dioxide through sinks and stores and releasing them into the atmosphere as oxygen.
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)
SELF-SUSTAINING LIFE OFF THE GRID
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 mountain springs
- 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)/li>
NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE
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.
HATFIELD-McCOY TRAILS SYSTEM
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
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
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.
PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK
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.
From Rich Creek VA (11.3 Miles, +/- 23 Minutes)
At intersection of US 219 (Island Street) / US-460 , turn right onto US 460 toward Glen Lyn VA, travel and travel 3.2 miles then turn right on Elgood Mountain Road (CR648) which becomes CR9 in West Virginia. Travel 5.3 miles then turn sharp right onto Lovern Road/Round Bottom Chestnut Knob Road (CR 2/2). Drive 2 miles to intersection with Whitt Hill Road, turn left and follow for 0.8 mile to gated driveway to home on right.
From Princeton WV (19.4 Miles, +/- 30 Minutes)
Starting at the I-77 intersection with US460 travel east on US460 for 13.1 miles turning left onto Elgood Mountain Road (CR648) which becomes CR9 in West Virginia. Travel 5.3 miles then turn sharp right onto Lovern Road/Round Bottom Chestnut Knob Road (CR 2/2). Drive 2 miles to intersection with Whitt Hill Road, turn left and follow for 0.8 mile to gated driveway to home on right.
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