FOR SALE Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate
Excellent frontage on the Mighty Greenbrier River
FOR SALE Reduced to $375,000.00
DRIFTWOOD RIVERHOME COUNTRY ESTATE
(8.67 ACRES +/-)
90 Driftwood Drive, Hinton, WV 25951
SUMMERS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate on the mighty Greenbrier River is a truly wild and wonderful treasure. This attractive, well-built, beautifully, and masterfully constructed Muddy Creek Mountain Flagstone ranch style home on the Greenbrier River is a must-see! Approximately 3000 sq, ft. on the main level both comfortable and inviting, this house boasts as the perfect place for home and entertaining family and friends. Take to the river to launch a kayak or boat, throwing a line in the water, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the river. The large in-ground swimming pool will be the center of attention to both young and old during the summer months. The property is situated ideally on one of the best stretches of water on the lower Greenbrier River.
The fantastic large lawn and large in-ground swimming pool (36 ft. x 18 ft., 9 ft. on the narrow end, up to 12 ft. depth) give plenty of room to entertain guests or spend time with the grandkids. The rivers’ edge is gently sloped for easy launch and return to the shore.
Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate on the Greenbrier River offers a spacious lush green lawn for the children or pets to play and roam. Several beautiful trees offer shade on warm summer days. The property has a well that in place. A septic system is in place.
Easy access from Route 12 near the WVDOH headquarters.
Within minutes away you can be in the quaint little town of Hinton offers restaurants, specialty shops, medical clinics, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Hinton is a boarding station for Amtrak. The Hinton area also has historic sites from the civil war, as well as the beautiful Bluestone Reservoir spanning the mighty New River.
A quiet spot to retire, a delightful place to raise a family, or just somewhere to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate on the Greenbrier is full of charm and possibilities.
Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate on the Greenbrier River is a beautiful and well cared for river home that offers all the comforts of home. Fishing and all types of recreation on the river is yours to enjoy. The home is situated on 8.5 acres river lot, with 680 feet fronting on the Greenbrier River, and provides easy low terrain access to the river. The home offers a beautiful view of the river and the mountains. Wild and Wonderful Summers County offers year-round recreation and living, and renowned Pipestem Resort State Park is an easy drive.
Willow Wood is an easy living community along the river and is within an easy drive of higher population areas of Blacksburg, Beckley, Princeton, and Lewisburg. The home is perched overlooking an outstanding river frontage with direct access on the lower Greenbrier.
The scenic, aquatic, cultural, residential, and historic aspects of this exceptional property, provide exceptional quality of life values for all generations.
ATTRIBUTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- Excellent investment property with huge income potential for recreational and rental uses
- 8.67 Acres +/-
- 680 feet of outstanding Greenbrier River access
- 660 feet of frontage to Route 12
- Excellent step into river access
- Incredible ranch home completely built of beautiful Muddy Creek Mountain flagstone
- Incredibly built home by Clyde Perry
- Large inground swimming pool 36 ft. 18 ft. to 9 ft. at the narrow end, depth up to 12 ft.
- 3000 +/- sq. ft. custom built ranch home, and overlooks the river and mountain
- 4+ bedrooms, 5 baths, huge living room, outstanding kitchen with cherry cabinetry, incredible polished MMC flagstone and granite fireplace
- Huge basement
- The entire basement is also MMC flagstone with several large rooms and a bath
- Separate in-law’s apartment complex
- Large detached multi-car garage
- Mature trees and landscaping
- Fruit trees
- Excellent garden areas
- Large open fields
- Nice barn
- Paved driveway
- Tool outbuilding workshop
- Frost-free water spigots near the building
- Excellent fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and boating
- Float to public access points nearby
- 5 mins to the Willow Wood Elks Club and golf course
- Great lawn for parties and cookouts
- All small city amenities are 15 minutes away in Hinton, the Summers County Seat
- Excellent river fishing with a mix of deep holes, rapids, and still water
- Large level yard for recreation and pleasing backdrop all year round-framed naturally by the river and mountain ranges
- An unrivaled resident wildlife population rich in diversity and ever-changing
- Neotropical songbirds, frogs, turtles, crawdads populate the riverbank, pond, and wetlands
Winged wildlife includes turkey, eagles, herons, hawks, owls, ravens, kingfishers, ravens, crows, and hummingbirds
- 15 minutes to historic Hinton and an hour to jet airports and 4 major interstates
- Superior access by state maintained paved roads – FedEx, UPS, and USPS delivery
- Cell phone coverage is good with 4G service
- Low taxes, low population density
- 15 minutes to Talcott
- One hour or less to Beckley, Princeton, Lewisburg, 80,000-acre New River Gorge National Park, 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem Resort and Bluestone State Park, Sandstone Falls, Winterplace Ski Resort, and the 4-Star Greenbrier Resort
- A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many other locations
- Washington, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte only a 3-hour drive
- Charleston, Beckley, Lewisburg airports offer jet service to main hubs
- Charleston, the state capital, is 1.5 hours’ drive and offers all large city amenities
- Easy access to I-64, I-77, I-79, US 460, US 19
- The Bechtel Summit Reserve, the the12,000-acre Boy Scouts of America’s high adventure camp, is also an hour’s drive
- The 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is nearby at Bull Falls
Google Coordinates: 37.618996°(N), -80.790852°(W)
Address: 82 and 90 Driftwood Drive, Hinton, WV 25951
Elevation Range: 1411 to 1441 ft. +/-
- Meticulously constructed by master craftsmen and builders in 1964
- Complete construction of Muddy Creek Mountain Flagstone
- 3000 sq. ft. +/- Ranch style home
- All the comforts of a full-time residence
- Spacious kitchen with cherry cabinetry
- The kitchen has a huge amount of storage
- Huge basement with fireplace with Buck Stove insert and much more!
- 8 burner countertop range
- Incredibly large family/living room
- Incredible polished Muddy Creek Mountain Stone fireplace with engraved trout
- Granite window stills and accents throughout the home
- 4+ bedrooms
- Huge master bedroom
- Full master bath
- 5 baths
- Sunroom with river view
- Appliances convey
- Underground utilities for electric and landline phone
- Heat pumps on the roof of the home
- Alarm system
- Well and septic
- Sump pumps in the basement
- Large detached multi-car garage
- High-speed internet is available
- In-laws apartment complex
Home Room Dimensions
- Kitchen 16 ft.6 in. x 14 ft.8 in.
- Living/Bonus Room 20 ft. x 13 ft.
- Family room with incredible fireplace 25 ft. x 18 ft.
- Front foyer with cedar lined closet 19 ft. x 10 ft. – closet 35 ft. X 14 ft.
- Dining room 14 ft. x 10 ft.
- Sunroom with river view 11 ft. x 19 ft.
- Hallway off front foyer 14 ft. x 4 ft.
- Closet off the half bath, cedar lines 2. ft. 9 in. x 8 ft.
- Half bath 5 ft. x 5 ft.
- Center hallway to bedrooms 28 ft. x 4 ft.
- Hallway closet, cedar lines 4 ft. x 7 ft.
- Master Bedroom 18 ft. x 18 ft.
- Master bedroom closet, cedar lined 3 ft. x 7 ft.
- Master Bath, full 5 ft.8 in. x 10 ft.
- Bedroom 2 (on left) 13 ft. 7 in. x 13 ft.3 in.; offset 5 ft. 2 in. x 3ft.7 in.
- Bedroom 2 closet 2 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 8 in.
- Bedroom 3 nearest center bath 13 ft. 4 in. x 13 ft.3 in.
- Bedroom 3 closet 2 ft. 8 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.
- Center bath, full 9 ft. 8 in. x 8 ft.7 in.
- Jr. Master Bedroom 4, 13 ft. 6 in. x 16 ft.
- Jr. Master Bedroom 4, closet 3 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft.
- Jr. Master bath, full 7 ft. 5 in. x 9 ft. 2 in
Total Living Space Main level = 3000 sq. ft. +/-
- Trophy room with fireplace 34.8 x 16.4 (built-in trophy case 21 ft. x 2.8 (display cabinet 6 ft. x 2 ft.)
- Side room off trophy room 37 ft. x 12 ft.
- Furnace room 11 ft. x 8 ft.
- Center room 40 ft. x 12 ft.
- Bonus room on left 12 ft. x 18 ft.
- Full bath 12 ft. x 16 ft.
- Locker room with shower stall 12 ft. x 12.9 ft.
- In-Laws apartment
- Elevated level 48 ft. x 16 ft.
- Ground-level section 48 ft. x 12 ft.
- Board fence pet lot 23 ft. x 12 ft.
40 ft. x 24 ft. brick and wood construction with concrete
Cinder block and wood construction
The top section of maul 22 ft. x 35 ft.
Ground-level 14 ft. x 34 ft.
16 ft. x 36 ft.
The swimming pool is in-ground and has a total length of 36 ft and at a width of 18 ft. The narrow end width is 9 ft. The pool depth is up to 12 ft.
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.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
90 Driftwood Drive, Hinton, WV 25951. The property is accessed directly from Route 12. The location is adjoining the Summers County WVDOH.
Sewer: Septic system
Telephone: Frontier landline is available
Internet: Frontier DSL, possibly others available
Cellphone Coverage: Good
Summers County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
The property has been used as both a residence and a recreational property. The property has approximately 8.67 acres of area total. The riverfront includes approximately 680 feet of access.
(This summary is an estimation of current property use as determined from aerial photography. It is made subject to the estimation of property boundaries and any errors in the interpretation of land use type from the aerial photography utilized.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Part of DB 227 Pg. 497
Summers County, West Virginia
Acreage: 8.67 acres +/- (by calculation from tax statements)
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Summers County (45), West Virginia
Greenbrier District (2)
Tax Map 15 Parcel 42; GREENBRIER RIVER HILLS 5.8 ACRES; Class 3; 2020 Real Estate Taxes $304.20
Tax Map 15 Parcel 43-6001; GREENBRIER RIVER 1 LOT 250 x 500 & HOUSE; Class 2: 2020 Real Estate Taxes $779.98
Tax Map 15 Parcel 43-6002; GREENBRIER RIVER FRAME HOUSE; Class 3; 2020 Real Estate Taxes $399.66
2020 Total Real Estate Taxes: $1,483.84
Summers County School District
Public Elementary School:
Hinton area Elementary School
Talcott Elementary School
Public Middle School:
Summers County Middle School
Public High School:
Summers County High School
New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
WVU Tech in Beckley
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Ballard Christian Academy K5 -12
Pipestem Christian Academy K5 -12
Historic Summers County
Hinton, the county seat of Summers County is a 15-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.
Summers County (2014 population—13,417) is located in the southeastern region of West Virginia, scenically placed between the beautiful Greenbrier and New River Valleys. The City of Hinton (2013 population—2,588) serves as the county seat and is the sole municipality within Summers County. The railroad boom of the early 20th century helped to build Hinton and Summers County. However, the county’s current economy is based primarily on tourism thanks to the Bluestone Dam and Lake along with the Bluestone, Greenbrier, and New Rivers which converge in Hinton. Further, the New River Gorge National River begins at Hinton and flows northward into neighboring Fayette County.
Summers County is also home to Bluestone State Park, Pipestem Resort, and a number of other facilities that provide lodging, camping, and a variety of recreational activities. The Hinton Railroad Museum, the Graham House, the Campbell Flanagan Murrell House, and other museums provide glimpses into the county’s history. The architecture of buildings in Hinton’s nationally registered historic district is of interest to many. A solid core of retail stores and professional service providers meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.
Residents of Summers County enjoy a wonderful small town, laid back quality of life. Service clubs such as the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Ruritans support a number of community initiatives, school programs, and special events. The Summers County Library supports the county school system and provides visitors with Internet access and other services. Several denominations of churches meet the Summers County community’s spiritual needs.
Summers County is served east-west by Interstate 64 and by north and south connections to Interstate 77. The New River Parkway, when completed, will improve access to Sandstone Falls by upgrading River Road from I-64 near Exit 139 Sandstone into Hinton. West Virginia Routes 3, 12, 19, 20, and 107 are the primary highways within the county. Amtrak also provides an important transportation link to Summers County with its Cardinal line from New York to Washington DC to Chicago. Stops are made three times per week to pick up and disembark passengers at Hinton’s historic Rail Depot.
The Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital provides a fully staffed emergency room and a variety of medical services. Summers County Emergency Services provides ambulance service. Law enforcement is provided by the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, a detachment of West Virginia State Police, the City of Hinton’s Police Department, and park rangers with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Similarly, the City of Hinton has a new fully manned and equipped fire station complemented by six other volunteer fire departments throughout the county.
Historic Greenbrier County
Lewisburg, (45-minute drive), which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America, 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, a year-round farmer’s markets. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities, along with the many big box stores.
The county and city host several fairs & festivals throughout the year including The WV State Fair, a professional 4-weekend Renaissance Festival, Chocolate Festival, Taste of our Town Festival (TOOT), antique car shows, Jeep Rally’s, Airstream Rally, WV Barn Hunt Competition, PGA Tour @The Greenbrier, Lewisburg is also home to the modern Robert. C Byrd Medical Clinic (300 employees), 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 are located in the sleepy little town of White Sulphur Springs. The 4-Star resort has a subterranean casino and is home to the PGA tour, NFL Summer Practice Event, Tennis Exhibitions (Venus Williams, John McEnroe, etc.). Several other area golf courses are available in the area – including Oakhurst Links, America’s first golf course, where guests play using old style hickory-handled clubs and ground-burrowing golf balls.
A picturesque Amtrak train ride from Hinton connects the area to DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and many other locations. By car, DC is 5 hours away and Charlotte is only 3.
Within a two-hour 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 90-minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 12,000-acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.
THE GREENBRIER RIVER
The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor-recreation destination, it flows untamed out of the lofty Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.
At 172 miles long, the Greenbrier drains over 1.5 million acres and is the longest undammed 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 that 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 is 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 AND BLUESTONE LAKE
Driftwood Riverhome Country Estate on the Greenbrier River is 15 minutes to the New River, 80,000-acre New River Gorge National River Park, and the 2000-acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. 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 the 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.
From Hinton and Summers County AR Hospital, approx. 10 mins. Take Rt. 12 S on Greenbrier Drive and travel 5.7 miles to Driftwood Drive on the left.
From Peterstown, Approx. 20 mins. Take Rt. 12 N for 19 miles to Forest Hill/ Willowood, just past River of Life turn right onto Driftwood Drive.
From LEWISBURG at I-64 and US Rt. 219 interchange
Take Interstate 64 West for about 8 miles to exit 161 (Alta/Alderson) at the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 12 South to Alderson, approx. 11 miles from Alderson continue on Route 12 South and then the highway becomes Route 12 South and Rt. 3 West. Following the Greenbrier River on Rt.3 and 12 for about 15.2 miles. As you cross the Willowood Bridge on the Greenbrier River turn left onto Rt. 12 South and travel 1.7 miles and turn left onto Driftwood Drive.
For more information on the real estate, contact Randy “Riverbend” Burdette, CAI #927 Call or text 304-667-2897.
Richard Grist Broker/Auctioneer/Forester
1029 Washington Street East, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Lewisburg office phone 304.645.7674
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