FOR SALE Emerald on the Hill, Forest Hill, WV 24935

Spectacular 5 acre country estate located in Summers County

FOR SALE REDUCED $375,000.00

EMERALD ON THE HILL is a spectacular 5 acre country estate located in Summers County in the Big Bend area of Forest Hill. The immaculate custom home is nestled into a beautiful private setting at the end of Heavens Way road.


FOR SALE, Reduced to $375,000.00 ( Sellers says to make an offer)

EMERALD ON THE HILL is a spectacular 5 acre country estate located in Summers County in the Big Bend area of Forest Hill. The immaculate custom home is nestled into a beautiful private setting at the end of Heavens Way road. The property is equally represented with approximately 2.5 acres cleared and 2.5 acres in forest. The Big Bend Area of the Greenbrier River offers year around sporting and recreational opportunities. Historic Hinton, Lewisburg, Beckley and Blacksburg are all just an easy drive away.


  • 460 Heavens Way, Forest Hill, Summers County, WV 24935
  • Immaculate 2-story modern cedar-cladded home
  • 3,600 total sq. ft. +/-
  • Master bedroom on main floor
  • Central Air and Heat Pump
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Fully finished basement with full kitchen, full bath, rec. area, and bedroom
  • Basement walk-out french doors
  • Covered front porch and side deck
  • Covered back porch
  • 5 surveyed acres
  • Well, septic, great cell coverage, DSL internet connection
  • Willowwood Country Club and Golf Course is 5 minutes away
  • Camp Summers – known locally as the 4H Camp – is a 55-acre facility located just 5 minutes away
  • 10 minutes to hospitals, shopping, restaurants in Hinton, West Virginia
  • 10 minutes to a world renowned water recreation mecca including the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Mighty New River, Greenbrier River and the heart of the white water rafting country, the New River Gorge
  • Dark skies provide for excellent star gazing and planet observation
  • Wildlife is abundant with eagles, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, squirrel, grouse, song birds, owls and hawks
  • Winterplace Ski Resort located just 60 minutes away
  • 20 minutes to Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Hunting and fishing at Bluestone Area Wildlife Management within 10 minutes’ drive
  • 25 minutes to Beckley and Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  • 40 minutes to Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Enough cleared space for nice garden spot
  • Year round state maintained roads and then private road with maintenance agreement in place
  • Low taxes, low population density


Main Floor:

Living Room 14’x 16′
Kitchen 15′ x 16′
Dining Room 13′ x 12′
Master Bedroom 17′ x 14′

Upper Floor:

Bedroom 13’8″ x 14′
Bedroom 13’8″ x 11’7″
Bedroom 11’7″ x 13’8″
Media Room 25′ x 13’11”


Rec. Room and Full Kitchen 40′ x 13’3″
Bedroom 14’10” x 13′
Laundry Room 6′ x 8′


Address: 460 Heavens Way, Forest Hill, WV 24935


All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


Water: Well
Sewer: Septic
Electricity: MonPower
Propane:  Amerigas
Telephone: Available through Frontier Communications
Internet: Frontier Communications
Trash:  Southern Sanitation
Cellphone Coverage: Great


Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations.


There is about 2 1/2 acres of open area around the home, and the balance is wooded.


Deed Information: Deed Book 259, Page 185
Summers County, West Virginia
HOA Fees: $200.00 annually (for road maintenance)

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County, West Virginia
Greenbrier District

TM 18 Parcel 9.2; 5.00 ACS M/L NRHILLS SANDERS S/D 460 HEAVENS WAY; Class 2
2016 Real Estate Taxes: $826.22


Summers County School District:

Public Elementary Schools:

Jumping Branch Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School

Public Middle Schools:
Summers County Middle School

Public High Schools:
Summers County High School


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.

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.

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.

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 Anthony’s 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.


The New River Gorge was a vast and largely unsettled wilderness until the C&O Railroad was built on the eastern side of the river in the 1880’s. The railroad opened up the rich coalfields and virgin timber stands of the region. Early “mountaineers” settled the area and soon were carving out mountain farms and raising families.

The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C. and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at summer pool and is the state’s third largest body of water. Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.


The surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching and rock climbing. In 10 minutes you can catch the Amtrak train in Hinton and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 20 minutes away.

Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 10 minute drive. Hinton, founded in 1871, grew rapidly as the hub of a growing railroad industry serving the New River coal fields, passenger travel and coast to coast freight lines. Today, Hinton serves the growing tourist and technology industries. Hospital, grocery shopping, pharmacy, hardware/farm supply and dining are available. Situate at the confluence of the New River, Bluestone River and Greenbrier River, adjoining the 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Hinton is truly a gateway to water recreation. The 80,000 acre New River National River Park, Bluestone State Park, Pipestem State Park Resort and 17,000 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area are recreational cornerstones in the area. The new 10,000 acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive.

Lewisburg is the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (800 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 40 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. 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. The Greenbrier Valley and surrounding area is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying. A year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg. The Greenbrier Valley Airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 1 hour away.

The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is about a 45 minute 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.


From the Greenbrier River bridge at Willowwood take Rt. 12 South for 3.9 miles, turn right onto Takota Mountain Road. 0.5 mile to home.

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Please contact Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette for a private viewing of this property. Cell phone call or text 304-667-2897.



 Richard Grist, Broker/Auctioneer 1751/Forester

Office located in historic Lewisburg at 1029 Washington Street East, WV 24901

Greenbrier Valley Phone 304.645-7674 – Beckley area 304-256-0463 or Alderson 304-445-2897


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Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette, CAI 927 Auctioneer/Realtor

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updated 7/28/2017 2:59 pm EDT



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