Dunhill is the perfect farm and forest experience located in Pocahontas County. The property adjoins the Monongahela National Forest and the Rockefeller Estate.
194 surveyed acres.
Adjoins the Monongahela National Forest.
Farm house with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, dining room.
Historic barn, machine sheds, outbuildings.
Block workshop with office and bath.
Currently operating as a cow/calf grazing operation for the months of April-November.
64+/- open (hay and pasture) with perimeter fence and cross fence.
130+/- acres of mature hardwood and white pine forest.
Excellent access with mile frontage on paved state maintained road.
Meadow bordered by Sitlington Creek and the John D. Rockefeller, IV farm
There are spring fed watering troughs and cross fencing for stock feeding management
Mature forest with numerous hiking, ATVing and horseback riding trails leading to the Monongahela National Forest.
Dark skies with little or night pollution for star and planet gazing.
Greenbrier River and River Trail just 5 minutes away.
Wildlife is abundant with several fur bearing species represented.
Winged wildlife includes eagles, hawks, owls, ravens, and Neotropical songbirds.
Short drive to Snowshoe Ski Resort, Greenbank Telescope and Cass Railroad.
Varied topography with 10+ seasonal streams interspersed with flats and hillside.
Elevations run from 2555 to 3135.
Two story farm house dating to the early 1900s
Family room, bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom on the main floor
Two bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor
Heat is electric baseboard and the family room has a wood stove
Carport at the house and additional covered parking in nearby outbuilding
Well and septic
Fenced garden spot
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property was surveyed and a plat was prepared in 2009, and is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre. The survey plat shows the property to contain 194.36 acres.
Cellphone Coverage: None
The property fronts onto WV RT 92 for approximately mile, providing direct access to the public road system. Interior trails providing access to most areas of the property.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property is currently devoted to agriculture and forestland use. A breakdown, as determined from aerial photography is as follows:
Home area: 4 acres +/-
Fields: 59 acres +/-.
Forestland: 130 acres +/-
The county may be subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes and installation of septic systems.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is set deep in the Allegheny Mountains, separating West Virginia from Virginia, and called the birthplace of rivers. The Greenbrier, Gauley, Elk, Cherry, Cranberry, Tygart Valley, Williams, and Shavers Fork of the Cheat rivers all begin in these pristine mountains. The area is rooted in its crystal clear streams, native brook trout, roaring waterfalls, and unique history.
Pocahontas County is a Mountain Playground. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound from Hunting on private lands and the Monongahela National Forest, and Fishing in the Greenbrier River, Shavers Fork, Buffalo Lake and the countless native trout streams, Snow Skiing at Snowshoe, and Mountain Biking at Seneca State Forest and the Greenbrier River Trail.
In historic Durbin, WV, you have the opportunity to ride & experience the sights and sounds of one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence. The DURBIN FLYER Excursion Train is powered by a rare steam locomotive; Old #3 is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth!
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 a short drive you are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the Tygart, New River and Gauley Rivers, the 48,000 acre Cranberry Wilderness, the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park, and whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley Rivers. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is a leisurely drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The world renowned Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 1 hour drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp, Summit (home to the US and World Jamboree) offers weekend visitors ziplining and canopy tours, ropes courses, climbing and repelling, mountain biking, as well as BMX and skate plazas. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, and rock climbing opportunities.
Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, The Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass and the National Radio Observatory in Green Bank are other area attractions that make this region of the state one of the most sought after to live and play.
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.
It has always been a valuable water route, with the majority of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. 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.
Nearby Historic Greenbrier County:
Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America in 2011, combining the warmth of a close community with the sophistication of more urban locations. The thriving downtown historic district offers year-round live productions presented at the State Professional Theatre of WV, Carnegie Hall, distinctive dining venues, antique shops, award-winning galleries/boutiques, and two summer-season farmers markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
Lewisburg is 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, medical, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
The world-renowned Greenbrier Resort, with 800 rooms and 1600 employees, is located nearby in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, the Greenbrier Classic. Several other area golf courses are available in the area including Oakhurst Links, Americas first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls!
The Greenbrier County Airport with WVs longest runway provides daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. A picturesque train ride from White Sulphur Springs connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 4 hours away and Charlotte is only 4.
MORE DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FOXFIRE WEBSITE.
From Marlinton, travel WV RT 39 East for approximately 5 miles; turn left onto WV RT 28 North; travel RT 28 for approximately 15.4 miles to the intersection with WV RT 92 at the community of Dunmore; turn right onto WV RT 92 South; travel RT 92 for approximately 1.3 miles; the property sign on a white post and gravel driveway will be on the right.
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