UNDER CONTRACT -FOR SALE $69,000.00 Sawmill Ridge Retreat in Greenbrier Co. WV

400 Sawmill Ridge Lane, Alderson, WV 24910


FOR SALE! Listed at $69,000.00

22 Acres of great Allegheny Mountains retreat between Lewisburg and Beckley, WV


FOR SALE By Foxfire Realty

Sawmill Ridge Retreat (22.43 acres +/-)

Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Sawmill Ridge Retreat in Wild and Wonderful Greenbrier County, WV.  Sawmill Ridge Retreat in Wild and Wonderful Greenbrier County, WV. Excellent private get-a-way retreat property located in Mountain View Farms near Dawson/Alderson, WV. 22.43 Acres+/- 

Price $69,000.00

Contact agents Randy S. “Riverbend” Burdette call or text 304.667.2897 randy@foxfirenation.com or David Sibray call or text 304.545.7390 david@foxfirenation.com



Sawmill Ridge Retreat includes two vintage structures, one is a rustic unfinished cabin. The cabin is dry inside and appears to be solid. The cabin has a metal roof and lap wood siding. Inside is found an unfinished restoration project of striped walls awaiting the next stage of work. A wooden staircase leads to the loft attic which will lend itself for many purposes in the future. The cabin has electric service in place, also there is a flue for the heating stove.

The vintage barn has been standing for an exceptionally long time as has withstood the many years of the coming and goings of the seasons that are typical in the Allegheny Mountains. The timber frame barn has a metal roof and wood lap siding that needs immediate restoration.


22.43 Acres+/- with unfinished rustic early 1900’s era 22.6 x 26.6 cabin and a large barn 28 x 31 is part of the property.

Private location with easy access to Interstate 64 at exit 150 at Dawson. Quick access to both historic Lewisburg and Beckley.

Great recreational property to relax, hunt, ATV, bird watch and raise a garden.

Sensible country property restrictions are part of the sub-division covenants

22.43 acres +/- by survey

Sold by the boundary and not by the acre

Low production well (Owner reports approx. 525 feet)

Septic tank located behind the cabin

Electric is in place

Easy access from County Roads via well-maintained roads in Mountain View Farms

Most of the property is forest

Located near the end of the interior road system

Low taxes

Cabin Dimensions

22’6” x 26’6”

Total Living Space = 600 sq. ft. +/-

Vintage barn dimensions

28’ x 31’


Google Coordinates: 37.818737°(N), -80.677120°(W)

Address: 400 Sawmill Ridge Lane, Alderson, WV 24910

Elevation Range: 2201 ft. to 2708 ft. +/-


The most common crops are medicinal herbs and mushrooms. Other crops that can be produced include shade-loving native ornamentals, moss, fruit, nuts, other food crops, and decorative materials for crafts. These crops are often referred to as special forest products.

Here are some specific examples of crops in each category that are currently being cultivated:

Medicinal herbs: ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, passionflower, and mayapple

Mushrooms: shiitake and oyster mushrooms

Native ornamentals: rhododendrons and dogwood

Moss: log or sheet moss

Fruit: pawpaws, currants, elderberries, and lowbush blueberries

Nuts: black walnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, and beechnuts

Other food crops: ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, and honey

Plants used for decorative purposes, dyes, and crafts: galax, princess pine, white oak, pussy willow branches in the spring, holly, bittersweet, and bloodroot and ground pine (lycopodium)


Sawmill Ridge Retreat is part of an old mountaineer farm that nature has reclaimed most of the land. The old barn is still standing with its stalls is intact. Numerous old fruit trees including apple and pear are still standing near the barn and the cabin.


Sawmill Ridge Retreat is part of the Mountain View Farms country subdivision. Annual fees are currently $100.00 per year. Covenants and restrictions are on record with the clerk of Greenbrier County.


The diverse tree species create the perfect wildlife habitat. The miles of “edge effect” created between farm fields, hollows, ridges, and rock outcrops benefit all the resident wildlife. Bald eagles, whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, bobcat, raccoon, fox and many species of songbirds, owls and raptors make up the resident wildlife population.

The hardwood forest provides the essential nutrient source and produces tons of hard mast including acorns, hickory nuts, beechnuts, and black walnuts. Soft mast includes stag horn sumac, black cherry, tulip poplar seeds, maple seeds, autumn olive berries, and blackberries.


A drilled well of approx. 525 feet is extremely low producing according to the owner. A small seasonal stream is on the eastern front of the property. The owner has used rainwater runoff from the cabin and barn roofs collected in large plastic reservoir containers.


West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.


The property was surveyed as LOT NO. 28 of Mountain View Farms as part of a subdivision and is shown on the subdivision plat recorded Map Book 4 at page A-64. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre. 


Water: Low production well (Owner reports approx. 525 feet)
Sewer: A septic tank is located behind the cabin
Electricity: MonPower and meter is in place at the cabin
Telephone: Frontier Communications may be nearby
Internet: Hughes Net and other providers may be available
Cellphone Coverage: Fair


The property is accessed by the subdivision roads.   


Greenbrier County is 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.

Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.


The property has most recently been used as a retreat. Several mature fruit trees from the farm still exist near the barn and cabin


Deed Information: Deed DB 474 Pg. 689; Covenants DB 415 Pg. 833

Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Acreage: 22.43 acres +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes: 

Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia

Blue Sulphur District (3)

Tax Map 21 Parcel 87; LOT 28 OR 22.43 AC SURVEY MOUNTAIN VIEW FARMS FR JEWELL; Class 2

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $355.38


Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary Schools:

Alderson Elementary School

Frankford Elementary School

Lewisburg Elementary School

Rainelle Elementary School

Ronceverte Elementary School

Rupert Elementary School

Smoot Elementary School

White Sulphur Elementary School

Public Middle Schools:

Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Western Greenbrier Middle School

Public High Schools:

Greenbrier East High School

Greenbrier West High School


New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:

Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)

Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)

Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)

Renick Christian School (2-7)

Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)


From Lewisburg and Beckley

From I-64 exit 150 at Dawson WV. Take a right at the intersection at the Exxon onto Lawn Rd (2 lane highway) for 1.8 miles and go left onto Grassy Meadows Road. Travel on Grassy Meadows Rd for 1.9 miles to the intersection at old store/Post Office and continue straight on Grassy Meadows/Snake Run Rd for 2 miles. Turn left into Mountain View Farms on Mountain View Parkway for about 1 mile at T intersection bear left and travel 0.4 miles and take Sawmill Ridge for 0.2 miles to the property located on the right. Sign is posted before the green farm gate at Sawmill Ridge Retreat.

DIRECTIONS from Alderson, WV

From Route 12 just above City National Bank turn on to Blue Sulphur Springs Road, travel 7.6 miles and turn left onto Snake Run Road, travel 5.1 miles to the back entrance of Mountain View Farms. Turn right onto Mountain View Parkway for about 1 mile at T intersection bear left and travel 0.4 miles and take Sawmill Ridge for 0.2 miles to the property located on the right. Sign is posted before the green farm gate at Sawmill Ridge Retreat

FOXFIRE REALTY Richard Grist Broker

1029 Washington St. E.

Lewisburg, WV 24901





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