Get away from it all on your own 543-acre mountaintop retreat in West Virginias beautiful Greenbrier Valley, with a spectacular contemporary log home offering a panoramic 180-degree view of the surrounding mountains, plus 22 miles of trails ready for ATVs, mountain bikes or hiking, and two log guest cabins.
The main lodge is a 2450-square-foot log home of recent construction, owner-designed with a spacious wraparound porch, a stone chimney and a pitched green metal roof with matching guttering. The lodge is rustic in style, but thoroughly modern when it comes to amenities.
Skip sawn flooring, with band saw marks left in 100-year-old white oak planks, adds character throughout the house. The great room offers an uninterrupted view of the mountains to the south through expansive glass panes that rise to a soaring cathedral ceiling and let sunlight filter gently into the living and dining areas. Dual paddle fans keep the air circulating in this overhead space. A stone fireplace with a raised hearth and a mantel fashioned from a reclaimed timber add warmth and atmosphere.
The state-of-the-art kitchen features attractive green cabinets offset by rainforest brown-and-tan marble countertops. A built-in Liebherr refrigerator-freezer is artfully concealed in the cabinetry. A gas Kitchen Aid range operates on the same propane system that heats the home, with a 1000-gallon tank buried from view outside. The dining area is only a few steps from the kitchen and is spacious enough to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends.
A found space under the open plank staircase that leads to the second and third levels is currently in use as a bar, but could serve any number of other purposes.
The master suite is conveniently located on the first floor. A Heat and Glo see-through gas fireplace with three glass sides lends a romantic touch and takes the chill off cooler nights. The en suite master bath features a Bubble Massage air bathtub, with gentler action than the pulsating jets of a traditional whirlpool tub, and an eye-catching Travertine marble sink bowl.
Also on the main floor are a second bathroom, with a Travertine tile shower and sink bowl, and a laundry room with attractive cabinetry, a sink and a granite countertop, and a Maytag washer and dryer.
Loft bedrooms occupy the second and third levels of the home. The second floor loft has extra large closets and also offers alternate possibilities as an office, den or craft area. The sleeping loft on the third level is accessible by ladder, and serves as a kids space that children love.
Several doors on the main level open onto the wraparound porch and a large pergola, with shady areas for sitting and enjoying the mountains to the South and East, and the abundant local wildlife. Deer, wild turkeys, black bears, bald eagles, hawks and owls have all been seen on the property.
The lodge is served by central heat and air conditioning, and the propane tank. A whole house generator provides backup in case of power failure.
A wide brick walkway leads from the lodge to a 2424 two-bay garage, where an attached pergola and concrete patio afford another space for outdoor entertaining. Inside the garage any resident mechanic, carpenter or tinkerer will be pleased with the built-in 24-foot workbench, and a handy storage loft overhead.
Just below the lodge, a certified Greenbrier County Emergency Helipad provides a clearly marked hard surface near the house where a helicopter can safely land away from obstacles.
A short 5-minute drive from the main lodge are two log guest cabins connected by a central covered porch. Essentially mirror images of each other, these 500-square-foot cabins have all the basics: kitchens, bathrooms with showers, sitting areas and sleeping lofts. The guest quarters are compact but tastefully designed and appointed, with wormy maple floors and Travertine tile showers and basins. They are served by their own well water, and have tankless hot water heaters, sinks with garbage disposals, propane heat, and their own backup generator.
The surrounding acreage is primarily wooded, with red and white oak constituting a large percentage of the forest. Seasonal streams run through the woods, and there are two waterfalls.
Separate from the rest of the property are 27 acres located near the entrance gate. A small stream winds through the lower area, and a small portion has been cleared to create room for a parking area or garage at the base of the mountain. This tract also includes an elevated homesite on the ridge providing long-range views down the valley.
Only minutes away are the world famous Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, and the picturesque town of Lewisburg, with shopping, fine dining, street festivals, theaters and a lively arts scene, winner of Frommer Budget Travel Magazines Coolest Small Town in America contest in 2011. The scenic 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail is 15 nearby and offers less strenuous hiking and biking opportunities. Snowshoe Mountain, the largest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, is a 2-hour drive to the north.
Buyers looking for privacy and luxury in a natural setting will find it in this one-of-a-kind country property.
From Lewisburg, take I64 East to Harts Run Exit. Turn Right onto Harts Run Rd (60/14), proceed 3.4 miles through Greenbrier State Forest. Turn Right on Lovely Day Drive Locked gate at Lovely Day Drive. Please call office for tour.
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