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Snowflake on the River

500 Snowflake Road, Fort Spring, West Virginia 24936 - Greenbrier County
$1,490,000 165 Acres
Property ID 1511165

Description

DESCRIPTION

Snowflake on the River is an outstanding multiple use 165 +/- acre recreational property with roughly 1.2 miles of waterfront on the Greenbrier River. This exceptional property is about half open and half wooded with several historic structures. Snowflake on the River is located in Fort Spring just 20 minutes from downtown Lewisburg.

This property has many potential uses and would be perfect for everything from a private retreat to a group complex. Property is accessed by a state-maintain 2-lane paved road and a gentle sloping bank on most parts of the river allow for superb access to the water. The lay of the land is level to rolling which makes it highly useable.

Snowflake has some fencing and over the last several years has been used to pasture cattle, horses and cut hay.

The property has a number of structures including several barns, an old school house and a former company building with offices downstairs and residential quarters upstairs. Long in disuse, the company building could be updated and used either as a main residence or guest quarters.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Snowflake on the River is more than just beautiful real estate; it comes with a great community known for its friendly residents and laid-back lifestyle. The Greenbrier Valley is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theater, 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 5 minutes 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 10 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.

Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to 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, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.

For the water enthusiast, the Greenbrier River is the last un-dammed river east of the Mississippi and offers a great float/canoe/kayak experience. The fishing for small mouth bass is considered excellent. The Greenbrier River trail is an 86-mile rails to trails system and offers exceptional hiking and biking opportunities along the scenic Greenbrier River.

Within an hours 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 a 2 hour drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour fifteen minute drive.

The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 30 minutes 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.

THE GREENBRIER RIVER

At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest untamed (unblocked) 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.[9]

It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established riverports. 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 Anthonys 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.

MINERAL RESOURCES

The Sellers are conveying all mineral rights and oil and gas rights they own and they have not leased any coal or natural gas rights to any companies.

LOCATION & LEGAL INFO

Snowflake Road {CR 41/1}

Fort Spring, WV 24936

LAT 37.7496232N

LON 080.5522916W

Elevation: 1,600

Greenbrier County

Irish Corner District

Tax Map 3, Parcel 1

Deed Book 539, Page 231

Taxes 2013: $367.44

Property is sold by the boundary and not by the acre

ZONING

Greenbrier County has a Subdivision Ordinance and all prospective buyers contemplating division of property into lots should consult the Greenbrier County Planning Commission. All prospective buyers should contact the Greenbrier County Commission and Health Department when considering purchasing or developing any property in the county to determine if the property is subject to any additional zoning ordinances.

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Directions

From downtown Lewisburg, proceed south on Rt. 219 about 2.5 miles. At the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, stay straight onto Davis Stuart Road {CR 37/3}. Follow Davis Stuart 4 miles to tintersection then bear Right onto Rt. 63. Proceed 1.3 miles then bear Left onto Fort Spring Pike Rd {CR 43}. In 0.7 mile, cross bridge and turn Right onto Snowflake Road {CR 43/1}. In mile, property begins on both sides of the road.

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Richard Grist

FoxFire Realty

1029 Washington St East
Lewisburg, WV 24901

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