Just upriver from where Second Creek meets the Greenbrier River, this restored 1940 cabin was originally constructed by C&O to house engineers building tunnels for the railroad. Classic in appearance and design, the cabin incorporates local river rock in its exterior details and wood-burning fireplace. The first floor master suite and second floor bunkroom and bath can handle a crowd.
Tucked in a grove of poplars on a private island near the Greenbrier-Monroe County border, this quaint 78-year-old cabin enjoys a majestic view of the river from its covered front porch, and a view of the woods from its screened porch in back. The only neighbors are the kayakers, canoeists and tubers floating by.
The front entry opens into the living room, with a river rock fireplace and stone hearth, exposed beams, wainscoting, hardwood flooring and a staircase to the second level wrapping around the fireplace. The adjacent kitchen has oak cabinetry and laminate counters with a double stainless steel sink. A refrigerator-freezer, electric range with hooded vent and dishwasher convey with the cabin. The nearby laundry area includes a washer and dryer.
The master suite is on the first floor. The master bath has a walk-in shower, a cultured marble double sink and a linen closet.
The screened porch in the rear has a ceiling fan and a skylight. It makes a perfect spot for reading, napping or snacking, and is just steps away from the kitchen.
A large bunkhouse-style bedroom occupies much of the second floor. The full bath across the hall has a shower-tub and a porcelain sink.
An idyllic retreat, this river cabin offers history, charm and seclusion but is only a 15-minute scenic drive from Ronceverte and 25 minutes from Lewisburg and Union.