WEST VIRGINIA COUNTRY RESORT AND EVENTS CENTER
|Address:||13082 S Calhoun HWY, Arnoldsburg, WV 25234|
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette and David Sibray, 304-667-2897 or 304-575-7390
The West Virginia Country Resort and Event Center is on the waters of the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River. The property is approximately 126 acres of peaceful, quiet, Wild, and Wonderful Calhoun County, West Virginia, and it is like owning your own state resort park! This property has it all, a quiet location off Route 16 at the intersection of US Route 119 and Route 16 at Arnoldsburg.
This incredible property has many potential uses; executive home and country estate, Airbnb extraordinary, resort and event center, multi-family compound, private academy, and tech center.
The original owner Mr. Lane in the 1990’s had built an incredible lodge type and size brick ranch home. The home has four bedrooms: a Master Suite and a master bath with a large jacuzzi tub. The master bath has custom-made bath fixtures which are purportedly gold plated. The great room has exposed vaulted timber ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a vast custom flowing water oriental design fountain. The kitchen is large and spacious, with loads of storage in the custom-built hardwood cabinets. For everyday dining, the kitchen includes a large dining table. Across from the kitchen is a beautiful formal dining banquet room for special events. A prime feature of the home is the traditional executive office with custom-built butternut walnut cabinetry and flooring. The office has sliding pocket doors for privacy. A large den includes a fireplace, a private half bath, and a spacious walk-in closet. The den is the perfect recreational room with ample inviting space to entertain and relax.
Located on the back side of the home is a custom-built 30-foot x 100-foot seven-bay brick open-span garage building/workshop. This remarkable building should quince the thirst for more freedom for those who feel like they never have enough garage space. The west side of the property is a modern custom metal paint shop and repair garage with a bathroom, parts room, paint booth, parts room, and a partial overhead storage/work area. Outside of the building is a custom-built mechanic pit rack. The east end of the property includes a 28-foot x 28-foot enclosed steel building. For additional storage, a separate covered 20-foot x 25-foot open shed.
The property includes an approximately one-mile stretch of the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River. A sportsman paradise with abundant wildlife, good water-to-farm open fields, and much more. Outstanding long-range mountain views await you from the top of the hill on the property. Easy 2-minute drive to town from a property where you immediately feel at home, but you are not isolated from all the amenities needed for extremely comfortable everyday living. The perfect location to bring family and friends to enjoy the quiet life in Calhoun County.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAND
- 126 acres +/- sold by the boundary
- Incredible mountain spring with a 10,000-gallon reservoir
- Four-bedroom home with approximately 4800 +/- square feet
- 30-foot x 100-foot detached open span seven-bay heated detached garage
- 30-foot x 60-foot Paint Shop
- Incredible ¾ acre mountain spring-fed stocked pond with outstanding party center pavilion, great for entertaining and swimming
- Approximately 1 mile of river frontage on the West Fork of the Little Kanawha
- Beautiful farm-type open fields
- Excellent garden and food plot spaces
- Miles of hiking/ATV trails
- Mountain hunting stands
- Harvestable timber
- A wildlife paradise
- Superb recreational property with:
- Private tennis court
- 18-hole miniature golf course
- Private basketball court
- Half-mile loop asphalt running track
- Private volleyball court
- Covered family reunion pavilion
- Private playground
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXECUTIVE RANCH HOME
- Home constructed in 1990 and 1991
- Four Bedroom Home with approximately 4800 +/- Square Feet
- Abundance of natural light throughout the home
- Lodge-type great room with timber-framed vaulted 15-foot center ceilings
- Pocket office space off of the great room with a private entrance door
- Master bedroom suite with private exterior entrances and hidden access to the garage. The suite includes an unbelievable master bath, including a jacuzzi tub and a separate shower stall. The bath fixtures are purportedly real gold plated
- 2 Full Baths
- Two Half Baths
- Dual 2 Bay Attached Garages, one on each end of the home, both are heated and air-conditioned
- Central Heat and Air by two modern systems
- Incredible handcrafted hardwood woodwork throughout the home
- Huge interior running dual layers Buddha oriental design fountain
- Bedrooms on the entry-level
- Executive office with sliding pocket doors and incredible handcrafted butternut walnut cabinetry
- Metal roof
- 400 Amp Service, 200 amp on each wing
- Two Lenox HVAC systems
- Central vacuum system
- All appliances convey
- Built-in dishwasher
- Three wood and gas fireplaces with heatalators
- Hardwood, tile, and carpet flooring
- Ceiling fans
- Security system
- Large closets
- Beautiful handmade custom hardwood kitchen cabinets
- Island countertop range stove
- Built-in electric oven
- Side-by-side refrigerator
- Gas water heater
- Excellent wi-fi via cell tower
- Fantastic dark skies for star gazing
Google Coordinates: 38°47’17.0″N 81°07’26.6″W
Address: 13082 S Calhoun HWY, Arnoldsburg, WV 25234
Elevation Range: 1164 feet to +/- 725 feet
Estimated drive times
- Charleston, WV -1 hour, 10 minutes
- Clarksburg – 1 hour 40 minutes
- Morgantown, WV – 2 hours
- Summersville, WV – 1 hour 10 minutes
- Fayetteville, WV – 1 hour 30 minutes
- Beckley, WV – 2 hours
- Flatwoods, WV – 55 minutes
- Spencer, WV – 20 minutes
- Lewisburg, WV – 2.5 hours
- Snowshoe, WV – 2 hours 50 minutes
- Ripley, WV – 50 minutes
- Parkersburg, WV – 1 hour 20 min
- Wheeling, WV – 2 hours 40 minutes
- Huntington, WV – 1 hour 55 minutes
- Columbus, OH – 3 hours
- Cincinnati – 4 hours
- Pittsburgh, PA – 3 hours
- Charlottesville, VA – 4 hours 20 minutes
- Richmond, VA – 5 hours 20 minutes
- Akron, OH – 4 hours
- Washington, DC – 5 hours15 minutes
- Baltimore – 5 hours 15 minutes
- New York City – 8 hours
- Las Angeles – 35 hours
- Kansas City – 12 hours 40 minutes
- Charlotte, NC – 5 hours 13 minutes
- Raleigh, NC – 6 hours
- Philadelphia – 7 hours
- Trenton, NJ – 7 hours
- Atlanta, GA – 9 hours
- Jacksonville, FL – 11 hours
- Dallas, TX – 16 hours
THE HOMES AND BUILDINGS
- Executive office with custom cabinetry and pocket doors 13.1 x 19.4
- Kitchen 26.6 x 16.1
- Small closet near the kitchen 2.3 x 3
- Dining room 12.9 x 20
- Hallway 4 x 18
- Hallway mechanical room 10.9 x 4.6
- Den/Rec room with fireplace 18 x 28
- Den/Rec room walk-in closet 7.3 x 6.7
- Den/Rec room private half bath 7.4 x 5.11
- Large heated and air-conditioned two-car garage 24 x 25
- Great Room 34.9 x 28.9
- Great room pocket office with private entrance 5.3 x 10.2
- Great room closet 2.7 x 4.8
- Half bath off of great room 5.1 x 7
- Hallway mechanical room 5.4 x 6.7
- Master bedroom 18.7 x 29.2
- Master walk-in closet 11.1 x 9.5
- Master bath with marble floor and jacuzzi tub 10.2 x 19.1
- Bedroom 2 2 X 15.3
- Bedroom 3 with bunk beds 13.4 x 11.9
- Bedroom 4 4 x 12.2
- Full bath 9 x 12.7
- Hallway 4 x 28
- Laundry 9 x 11.7
- Large heated and air-conditioned two-car garage 24 x 25
- Covered front porch 6 x 36
- 30-foot x 100-foot detached open span seven-bay heated detached garage
- 30-foot x 60-foot Paint Shop
- Metal storage building 28 x 28
- Covered open shed 20 x 25
CALHOUN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
Calhoun County in west-central West Virginia was formed in 1856 and is located on the Allegheny Plateau.
There is no doubt who the seat of county government, Grantsville, is named after. When Simon P. Stump platted the city in 1866, he called it for U.S. Grant, Civil War general and later president of the United States. Grantsville became the county seat in 1869, but only after a bitter struggle with Arnoldsburg, where the county offices were located. The city is the trade and industry center for oil, gas, and lumber operations along the Little Kanawha River. It is surrounded by livestock and dairy farms and ringed by high flat-topped knolls. Fruit and tobacco farms, coal, and timber operations also contribute to the economy of Calhoun County.
Formed in 1856, Calhoun County was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, an eminent South Carolina statesman. This centrally located county comprises some 280 square miles.
Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, in southern Calhoun County, is an unincorporated community on the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River. The town is the location of the annual West Virginia Molasses Festival. Highways US-33, US-119, and WV-16 junction at Arnoldsburg. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,122.
In 1862, the U.S. Infantry established an outpost to help suppress Confederate guerilla activity. On May 6, 1862, rebel raiders, organized as the Moccasin Rangers, unsuccessfully attacked Camp McDonald’s encampment. One U.S. soldier was killed in the skirmish, two rebel soldiers were killed, and one was wounded.
Throughout the latter half of the 1800s, Arnoldsburg vied with Grantsville, West Virginia, as the location of the county seat. Arnoldsburg derives its name from Charles Arnold, a local schoolteacher.
Arnoldsburg is located approximately 15 miles south of Grantsville, 14 miles east of Spencer, and 25 miles north of I-79 at Big Otter, West Virginia. Highways US-33, US-119, and WV-16 junction at Arnoldsburg.
In addition to the 126 acres, the property features its own park and recreation complex. Here you will find a Private tennis court, 18-hole miniature golf course, Private basketball court, Half-mile loop asphalt running track, Private volleyball court, Covered family reunion pavilion, Private playground for the kiddos, Private tennis court, and checkerboard. The recreational complex has a private bathroom in a beautiful stone exterior building. The recreation area also has a neat tree house on the river bank. The kids can wade in the river while hunting crawdads for old-fashioned fun.
A portion of the farm includes edge forest land and a long stretch of river frontage, creating the perfect blend for hunting and wildlife watching. An estimate for the value of the forest has not been conducted.
Historically the property has been used as a residence and family reunion site. With the large open fields and approximately 1 mile of the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River flowing through the property, the property could be ideal for cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, and more. The abundant mountain spring that feeds the stocked pond offers an almost unlimited amount of fresh water. The property is well situated to be used for various animals. Many types of crops could be cultivated in the fields.
The mixture of mature forest, emerging forest, extensive river frontage, a spring-fed pond, and open fields creates the perfect wildlife habitat. The “edge effect” created between the river, fields, and forest is the textbook habitat for the resident wildlife. The edges make a long wildlife food plot. The hardwood forest produces tons of acorns, hickory nuts, beechnuts, walnuts, and soft mast. Whitetail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, squirrel, raccoon, fox, and many songbirds, eagles, owls, and hawks make up the resident wildlife population.
Many animals live around the river’s edges, including raccoons, turtles, salamanders, newts, crayfish, muskrat, bullfrogs, and redwing blackbirds. Of course, there is the insect and microscopic world, including butterflies, dragonflies, water skaters, water beetles, damselflies, and tadpoles.
The West Fork of the Little Kanawha River, a blue line stream, flows for approximately one mile through or borders the property. The ¾-acre stocked pond is fed by a mountain spring with a 10,000-gallon reservoir. The home is served by public water.
West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. The property is being sold as SURFACE ONLY.
There are metes and bounds for the property in the recorded deeds. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
Water: Public water by Mt. Zion Public Service
Sewer: Private septic system with two,1500 gallon concrete tanks
Electricity: First Energy – Mon Power
Natural gas: McIntosh Gas Company
Trash service: Waste Management
Telephone: A cell tower is in sight with excellent coverage. Landline telephone may also be available.
Satellite TV: Dish Network has been used
Internet: Cell tower is in sight, and service is fast
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent
The primary access to the property is from Route 16 and across a bridge that spans the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River. A paved driveway leads to the home. Access is also available from Spring Run Road; travel approximately 0.13 miles and turn sharp left onto a private drive on the property.
There is currently no county-wide zoning in Calhoun County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Calhoun County Health Department for answers regarding installing septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the County Commission.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Deed Book 293 Page 503
Calhoun County, West Virginia
Acreage: 126 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Calhoun County (7), West Virginia
Lee Tax District (3)
Tax Map 23 Parcels 46 and 47
2021 Real Estate Taxes: $2,558.28
Calhoun County School District
Public Elementary School:
Arnoldsburg Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Calhoun Middle/High School
Public High School:
Calhoun High School
The resort is located in what’s often termed the “heartland” of West Virginia, a countryside peppered by forests, farmlands, and small towns. It is almost entirely rural. Its largest town is Spencer (population 2,300), located about 15 miles from the resort. Spencer includes a Walmart and several other chain stores and is the seat of justice in Roane County. Glenville (population 1,500) is the home of Glenville State University and is a drive of about 30 miles from the resort. Grantsville (population 500) is the seat of Calhoun County and is about 20 minutes from the resort. The pace of life in the region may seem slow compared to that of larger cities, but such rurality is the chief attraction for many visitors and residents.
The region is renowned as one of the best for star-gazing in the eastern U.S. Thousands of visitors annually visit nearby Calhoun County Park and other dark-sky areas to witness the majesty of the Milky Way and other brilliant constellations. The dark-sky effect is the happy result of the combination of relative distance from major light sources and the shadowing effect of the forested hills that encircle the region. Large cities such as Pittsburgh and Columbus are only three hours distant, and the state capital is only an hour’s drive away, however, light pollution cannot reach so far into the countryside.
Elk River Trail State Park
A half-hour’s drive to the south of the property, this scenic park follows the course of the Elk River more than 50 miles through central West Virginia. The state’s newest state-managed park, it attracts thousands of hikers and bikers annually as well as anglers and kayakers boating on the adjacent river. The park is chiefly a rail trail that follows the former route of a coal and timber railway that crossed the interior of the Mountain State.
Cedar Creek State Park
Principally a hiking and camping vacation park, Cedar Creek is one of the state’s lesser-known state parks, and therein lies its charm. More than 14 miles of hiking trail wander its 2,588 wooded acres, climbing into its hills and tracing the margins of Cedar Creek and three small fishing lakes. Its campground boasts 66 campsites and 10 group campsites. A drive of less than a half-hour from Arnoldsburg, the park provides a respite for locals as well as out-of-state guests.
Glenville State University
A drive of less than a half-hour from Arnoldsburg, Glenville State University is among West Virginia’s smaller public institutions of higher education and maintains a student body of some 1,500 students. It may be best known for proving excellent education in a rural environment located more than an hour’s drive from larger state cities such as Charleston and Morgantown. Its enrollment is made up of students from 24 states and three foreign countries.
The oldest continuously operating theater in the United States, the Robey, at Spencer, was established in 1907 and appears much as it did in the early 1900s. An elaborate marquee with neon lighting showcases the theater.
From Interstate 79, exit 40 at Big Otter (30 Minutes)
From the Big Otter exit, take Route 16 North for 19.3 miles. The private drive and bridge across the river is on the left just before the intersection of Route 16 and US Route 119
From Interstate 77 at Ripley, WV (53 Minutes)
From Interstate 77, take Main Street, US Route 33 East, and travel 40 miles into Arnoldsburg. At the US Route 33 and Route 16 junction, turn right onto Route 16 and travel 300 feet, and the private drive and bridge across the river are on the right.
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