Handcrafted 1800s Log Cabin On Hardwood Timber Tract Near Salem


An original, late 1800’s log cabin surrounded by hardwoods is a rare property and a piece of preserved history. Turning off Route 23, a 3000’ road takes you back into a hardwood oasis with the log home nestled in the center of the basin. Completely private and secure, this property is the definition of a country getaway. The original log cabin has been re-chinked, and the other side was added on as a 32’x16’ addition. It has been well-maintained and crafted with meticulous attention to detail. The utilities include electricity, a wood stove as the primary heating source, a water well, and a grandfathered sewer system. Electric heaters are used as the backup heating source to the wood-burning stove. It has a metal roof and two porches, one of which faces the meadow to the west. The rooms include a loft area as a bedroom, a living room, kitchen-dining room, bathroom, family room, and two porches. One of the living rooms could be converted into a bedroom. The timber on the property features mature hardwoods with a significant amount of white, red, and black oak. The property was supposedly timbered about 30 years ago, but this is unverified. There are about 3 acres of tillable acreage for food plots, farming, or gardening. There are two SOG wells on the property with road infrastructure for access. The hunting potential of this property is excellent for whitetails, turkeys, bears and small game. With water, fields, mast-producing timber, and cover, it has everything the wildlife needs to flourish. For ATVs and four-wheeling enthusiasts, the road infrastructure on the property would make for a long day of riding fun. Access to the property is excellent up to the main entrance to Possum Hollow Road. From there, it is about 3000’ of dirt/old gravel road back to the cabin, so a 4WD vehicle is recommended. There is a free natural gas agreement (unverified) from two wells on the property that comes with the purchase, but there is not currently a pipeline from the wells to the cabin or a hookup. Mineral rights are not included.  

Property Details

  • Survey can be performed at discretion of buyer
  • Mineral rights not included
  • Taxes currently $1462+/-
  • Private water source
  • Utilities include electric, private water, grandfathered sewer
  • Coordinates: 39.3395, -80.5672
  • Nearest Walmart is 32 minutes away in Clarksburg
  • 46 minutes to Fairmont
  • 1 hour and 2 minutes from Morgantown
  • 4 hours and 13 minutes to Washington DC
  • 2 hours and 6 minutes to Pittsburgh, PA
  • Historic late 1800s log cabin with restored chinking
  • Electric, water, sewer, wood heating, free gas
  • County road entrance to private driveway (no neighbors except at the entrance)
  • Stream Frontage
  • Hardwoods
  • Significant timber value
  • Scale (1-5) road access 3.5/5; interior UTV access 5/5; cabin potential 5/5; permanent residence potential 3.5/5; steepness of terrain 4/5 (fairly steep surrounding cabin); timber quality 4/5; cell reception 1/5
  • Directions from Clarksburg: head west on US-50 W for 13.1 miles, turn right onto WV-23 W for 4.1 miles, turn right onto Possum Hollow Road

Possum Hollow Road, Lot #WP001
Salem, West Virginia 26426