A block off Washington Street, this vintage log cabin is very livable, and a few contemporary touches could turn it into a showplace. Surrounded by maples, oaks, evergreens and rhododendrons, the 2-story cabin has a stone chimney, walkways and patio, plus a large screened porch. Living and family rooms and an eat-in kitchen area are on the first level, and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are on the second.
Nestled behind trees and shrubbery, the quaint cabin is barely visible despite being on one of Lewisburg’s more readily accessible streets. A paved driveway leads to two parking areas. Stone pathways accent the front, side and back, and tall evergreens serve as privacy hedges.
The front entrance opens into the living room, with hardwood flooring, timber rafters and a fireplace with a wood mantel. The living room adjoins both the family room and the screened porch. The family room has hardwood flooring, 3 exposed log walls, timber rafters and built-in bookshelves. The family room also includes a small half-bath with a pedestal sink.
The kitchen has solid surface counters with a double stainless-steel sink, wood cabinetry and vinyl flooring. Frigidaire appliances include a 4-burner gas range with a grill, a refrigerator-freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen has a cozy sitting area overlooking the backyard and adjoins the dining area. The kitchen also opens to the side porch, which connects to the living room, creating a natural flow for entertaining. The porch and patio overlook the back yard and add to the cabin’s appeal.
A stained oak staircase with a window seat on the first landing leads to the upper level. The master suite has a hip roof and two closets, one a walk-in. The master bath has a tile shower, a soaking tub and a pedestal sink. Bedrooms two and three share a hallway bath with a shower-tub and a vanity with composite marble sink.
The utility basement is accessed from the kitchen. The basement includes a laundry area with a GE washer and dryer, a GE refrigerator-freezer, a utility sink and lots of storage space and cubbies.
The cabin’s Holt Lane location is just a stone’s throw from Washington Street, which runs through downtown Lewisburg. Often called an ideal small town, Lewisburg has fine dining, boutique shopping and a lively arts scene. Local events include the State Fair of West Virginia, two food-themed street festivals and a literary festival. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre offers year-round live performances, and well-known artists appear in concert at Carnegie Hall. The community is home to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and attractive campus of New River Community and Technical College.
The Greenbrier, 8 miles away in White Sulphur Springs, is one of the world’s top luxury resorts. The hotel’s offerings include multiple golf courses, a spa, a tennis complex, a casino, over 50 boutique shops and a dozen restaurants.
The nearby 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 offers an extensive system of mountain biking trails in the off-seasons.
A comfortable year-round residence or a quaint weekend getaway cabin, this Holt Lane property offers a bit of Greenbrier Valley pioneer history and the convenience of being close to downtown Lewisburg.