Garvey House on the New River GorgeThe Garvey House has been welcoming visitors to the New River Gorge since 1984. The five-bedroom residence was the region's first bed-and-breakfast and has since been a favorite lodging destination for hikers, bikers, climbers, and paddlers. As a residence or vacation rental, it's ideally suited to the region's high-adventure lifestyle. Built in 1900, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is among the best-preserved examples of high-style residences commissioned for corporate officials in the New River Gorge region at the turn of the century. The home will need a new heating source. The property is being sold AS IS. The spacious house of more than 3,000 square feet boasts uncommon architectural highlights, including massive stone foundations, a large entrance sunroom, an off-kitchen root cellar, and an acre of gardens that include a gazebo, patios, small ponds, and rock walls and stone benches. The property may be found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as a result of its architectural integrity and its extensive gardens. As a residence, retreat, or vacation-rental facility, the property benefits enormously from its location in a national park gateway community. A mile from the boundary of the national park, it enjoys particular appeal for its proximity to a host of famous cultural and natural resources. The region is one of the most popular destinations for rock climbing in the United States, and climbing areas are located only four miles from the door. National park hiking trails, including the Endless Wall Trail, one of the nation's most popular hiking trails, are fewer than five miles. The New River Gorge Bridge and the Canyon Rim Visitor Center are fewer than 10 miles, and Fayetteville, the chief shopping and dining destination for many park visitors, is only 15 minutes. ABOUT THE NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE The nation's newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve attracts more than three million visitors annually, according to recent travel bureau estimates. Hiking, biking, angling, hunting, kayaking, and camping are popular draws throughout the park, though it may best be known as a destination for rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Both climbing and whitewater rafting are extremely popular in the region near the Garvey House. The residence includes more than 3,000 square feet of interior living space as well as a full-height unfinished basement, an off-kitchen root cellar, and a screened rear porch. A fifth bedroom with a walk-through closet and en-suite bathroom is accessible through the kitchen wing and was formerly a housekeeper's quarters, though it now serves as private quarters for the innkeeper. FIRST FLOOR Highlights on the first floor include a sunroom entrance area of more than 300 square feet, a kitchen of more than 300 square feet with a breakfast space with an adjacent root cellar, a formal dining room with built-in cabinetry and a bay window, a formal living room with a fireplace and bookshelf surrounds and a pocket-door entrance into the dining room. A first-floor bedroom with an en-suite bath is a favorite of guests who desire additional privacy. SECOND FLOOR The second floor boasts three large bedrooms with large window spaces that admit plentiful light-a noteworthy boon to guests who enjoy the night air in summer. INNKEEPERS SUITE A fifth bedroom with a walk-through closet and en-suite bathroom on the second floor is accessible through the kitchen wing and was formerly a housekeeper's quarters, though it now serves as private quarters for the innkeeper. The propane heating system requires repair, and so the property is operating as a vacation rental only during warm months. 5 Total Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 3020 SF 1.60 Acres Built in 1900 2 Stories Greek Revival Style Partial Basement 182 Lower Level SF Lower Level: Unfinished, Walk Out Eat-In Kitchen Laminate Kitchen Counter Oven/Range Refrigerator Dishwasher Washer Dryer Appliance Hot Water Heater Hardwood Flooring Entry Foyer Living Room Dining Room en Suite Bathroom Walk-in Closet Kitchen Breakfast Laundry Private Guestroom 1 Fireplace Wood Stove Steam Radiators No Heat Other Heat Type Propane Fuel Wood Fuel Wood Siding Asphalt Shingles Roof Municipal Water Municipal Sewer Patio Fence Screened Porch Covered Porch Room For Pool Driveway Trees Workshop Creek View Mountain View Wooded View
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Updated 11:18AM - 9/25/2022
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