1424 Ward Bench Rd.; Hinton, WV 25951

1424 Ward Bench Rd.; Hinton, WV 25951

1860 pioneer log cabin on 60+ acres with spectacular mountaintop views. Creatively redesigned and updated, fully furnished, many beautiful antiques.

  • Property Narrative

    This one-story log home is tucked in a serene world of its own on a Summers County mountaintop. Features include a living room with a cathedral ceiling and native stone fireplace, a modern kitchen, a breakfast nook and dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a sunroom, a large deck, several outbuildings, lawn and farm equipment and 20 raised garden beds. Attractively furnished and turnkey ready.

    Eleven miles from downtown Hinton and 9 miles from I-64, this very private property is the essence of peaceful seclusion. Set on 8 beautifully manicured acres bordered by 52 acres of mature woods, the property slopes to the east, providing panoramic sunrise views over a sea of mountains.

    A stone walkway leads to the cabin, constructed of hand-hewn chestnut logs set on a stone foundation, surrounded by a profusion of flowers in beds and window boxes. The covered front porch, in addition to being a welcoming entry, is a shady spot for relaxing in the porch swing and rockers.

    The cabin’s original front door opens into the living room, with walnut flooring, exposed rafters, a cathedral ceiling, and a native stone fireplace with a handcrafted log mantel, shown to artful advantage by spotlights. Some of the many eye-catching antiques on display in the living room include a late 1700’s desk from Colonial Virginia, a hand-cranked telephone, a gramophone, a double-seat school desk with an inkwell, and the cabin’s original oil lamps. A loft overlooks the living room, currently in use as an office but easily repurposed as a play area, craft space or studio.

    The kitchen features the cabin’s original 12-inch wide pegged maple flooring. The ceiling is pressed copper, the cabinets are wormy chestnut, the counters are quartz and the country-style sink is fireclay. Like most lighting in the cabin, the kitchen lights are controlled by dimmers. A 6-seat breakfast nook is incorporated in the kitchen, with views of the yard and mountains. The Frigidaire appliances include a refrigerator-freezer, a glass-top electric range, a dishwasher and a microwave.

    There is a formal dining room with an 8-seat reclaimed barnwood table and two wood chandeliers. The walls have wainscoting, and there is a small china cabinet.

    A sunroom with an arched window overlooks the mountains. The sunroom, which features beadboard walls, includes a propane gas fireplace and a wall-mounted 54” LG TV. A sliding glass door opens from the sunroom to the deck.

    The master suite has an arched window with a sunrise view. There is a queen poster bed and a wall-mounted 48” LG TV. The master bath, which has a similar arched window with an eastern exposure, includes a clawfoot soaking tub, a tiled shower and a cultured marble vanity.

    The second bedroom has a pine ceiling, a queen bed and a wall-mounted 48” Vizio TV. The bath includes a clawfoot tub, a tiled shower and a laminate counter with a porcelain sink.

    The cabin has a laundry room with a washer and a hookup for a dryer.

    A large deck spans much of the width of the cabin, providing dramatic views of the mountain scenery as well as a perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

    The fenced garden is a few steps away. The 20 raised beds include some perennials – strawberries, blueberries, black and red raspberries and asparagus.

    There are several outbuildings on the property – a barn with studio potential, and storage buildings for the lawn and farm equipment that conveys with the sale, which includes a 48” John Deere Zero-turn mower, a Branson tractor and a gas-operated E-Z-Go golf cart.

    The 52-acre hardwood forest surrounding the property offers numerous possibilities for nature lovers, photographers and hunters. There are trails for hiking and mountain biking, and old logging roads for ATV’s. Foragers will appreciate the abundance of wild blackberries, morel mushrooms and ginseng, and there are countless maple trees that can be tapped for syrup in the early spring.

    While the property has a remote, peaceful ambience, it is only a few minutes’ drive from Sandstone Falls on the New River and the historic railroad town of Hinton.

    While it sounds like a cliché to say this is a unique property that needs to be seen to be appreciated, this one-of-a-kind creatively restored cabin, its numerous extras and jewel-like setting are well worth a trip to the mountaintop.

  • Location & Directions

    1424 Ward Bench Road
    Hinton WV 25951
    Summers County

    Elevation: 2667
    Latitude: 37° 44′ 32″ N
    Longitude: 80° 49′ 53″ W

    Hinton Elementary School
    Hinton Middle School
    Summers County High School

    Directions: Follow Google Map Directions:Click Here: https://goo.gl/maps/MzXRhYYyEMJQPiEp6

  • Home Information

    1 story
    Year Built: 1860
    Total Square Feet:
    Total Rooms: 6
    Bedrooms: 2
    Full Bathrooms: 2

    Items to Convey: Refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, electric range, microwave, washer, ceiling fans, all furnishings. There are also multiple antiques and decorative items included (see list).

    Acreage: 60+ acres

    Construction: Log
    Foundation: Stone
    Roof: Metal
    Floors: Hardwood, Tile
    HVAC: Propane Gas
    Fireplaces: 1 (woodburning), 1 (propane)
    Kitchen Countertops: Quartz
    Bathroom Countertops: Cultured Marble, Laminate

  • Utilities

    Water: Well
    Sewer: Septic

  • Legal & Tax Information

    Summers County
    District 3
    Map: 29
    Parcel:  Part of parcel 13
    Deed Book: part of Deed Book 232
    Page: 553

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