Restored and enlarged 4-bedroom, 2-bath 1870 mountaintop log home on 68.79-acre farm. Fencing, barn and outbuildings. Panoramic 50-mile vista.
One of the Greenbrier Valley’s most spectacular sunset views comes with this refurbished 150-year-old log cabin, with a cedar shake roof, on Muddy Creek Mountain. An historic home with a fenced farm, this property comes with everything you need to pasture cattle, sheep, horses, llamas or alpacas. A working farm or a mountaintop retreat, the property is midway between Lewisburg and Alderson.
Best accessed from Fort Spring Hill, the west-facing farm sits in a low gap on Muddy Creek Mountain. The hillsides, partly woods and partly pasture, fall away to reveal dramatic prospects of farmland, rolling hills and distant mountains. A stone walkway leads to the 2120-square foot cabin’s covered porch and entry. A handcrafted front door with an iron knocker by a local blacksmith opens into an entry hall with a deer antler chandelier.
The kitchen, which has a west-facing view, features wood rafters, handcrafted cabinets, polished wood counters, a porcelain sink, and an eat-at counter seating 3-4. Stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances include an electric range, a refrigerator-freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen area includes a butler’s pantry with a decorative prep sink. There is a covered porch just off the kitchen that offers a perfect spot for sitting in a porch swing or rocker and enjoying the mountain air and breathtaking views.
The dining room, adjacent to the kitchen, has wood rafters, a fireplace with a woodstove insert, and original wide plank wood flooring.
The relatively spacious living room also has wood rafters, and a stone wood-burning fireplace with a decorative wood mantel. The living room opens to an elevated patio.
There are three bedrooms, one on the first level and two on the second level. All have exterior log walls and wide plank floors. The ground level bedroom has a fireplace with a wood mantel and stone hearth, and built-in bookshelves. Bathrooms are located on the first level. One has a tub-shower and a decorative porcelain sink in a marble-top vanity. The other has a tub-shower and a porcelain sink in a laminate counter.
Outbuildings include an insulated barn currently used as a workshop, a barn/shed used for storing farm and lawn equipment, and another smaller storage shed.
Hillsides above the home have a mix of mature hardwoods and evergreens.
Located just off a paved road, the property is private but readily accessible. The nearby county seat of Lewisburg is described as an ideal small town. Lewisburg offers fine dining, boutique shops, a golf course, an 8-screen cinema and a lively arts scene. Annual events include the State Fair of West Virginia, two food-themed street festivals and a literary festival. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, West Virginia’s official state theatre, offers year-round performances, and well-known artists appear in concert at Carnegie Hall. The town is home to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a campus of New River Community and Technical College.
The Greenbrier, 25 minutes away on 11,000 acres in White Sulphur Springs, is one of the world’s top luxury resorts. The hotel’s offerings include golf courses, a spa, a tennis complex, a casino, boutique shopping, an artist colony and 10 restaurants. The resort hosts the annual Greenbrier Classic, a PGA tour event, and houses a summer training facility for NFL teams.
The Greenbrier River draws anglers and kayakers, and the 75-mile long Greenbrier River Trail is popular with hikers and bicyclists. Snowshoe Ski Resort, a scenic 90-minute drive to the north, is the largest ski complex in the Mid-Atlantic States, and it has an extensive system of mountain biking trails available in the off-seasons.
A beautiful one-of-a-kind mountaintop property, this Muddy Creek Mountain retreat offers a true glimpse of Almost Heaven.