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Cool Ridge, Raleigh County , West Virginia

covered arena • hay barn • pond

Property description

Including more than 17 gently rolling acres in the Cool Ridge area in southern West Virginia near Winterplace Ski Resort, this locally renowned farm and equestrian center boast a round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker’s apartment. It includes more than 19,160 total feet of roofed space, and approximately 2.5 acres adjoining the barn are fenced into five paddocks. The farm gate is fewer than five miles from the Interstate 77 exit at Ghent.
More than 17 gently rolling acres
Round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker’s apartment
More than 19,160 total feet of roofed space
2.5 acres adjoining the barn are fenced into five paddocks
High tourism and vacation residency area
Outdoor-recreation destination area
Proximity to Interstate 77 at Ghent (five miles)
Proximity to Winterplace Ski Resort (seven miles)


Home Features

  • Built in the 1980s for Beckley businessman William C. Corley, Jr., the Corley Equestrian Center has captured the imagination of locals for more than a generation with its fanciful round barn, a landmark that’s also become a well known venue for weddings and other gatherings.

Lot Features

  • ZONING - The property is zoned “rural residential.” All prospective buyers should consult the Raleigh County zoning office and health department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.
  • ACCESS/FRONTAGE - The property fronts on John Lane Road, a paved, one-lane county road, and includes approximately 690 feet of frontage along the road. A gated gravel drive near the halfway point along the frontage extends approximately 500 feet to the barn, stables, and graveled barnyard.
  • MINERAL RESOURCES - West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.
  • BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY - The two original tracts of the property were surveyed in July 2014, and a plat of survey was recorded as Map File 5-287 and as DB 5068 Pg. 818. An exchange of land creating a third adjoining tract and conveying a portion of the original property was surveyed August 2018. That plat of survey was recorded as Map File 5-485A and as DB 5069 Pg. 1077 supporting the exchange deed recorded as DB 5069 Pg. 1076. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
  • Water: Shady Springs Public Service District
  • Sewer: Septic
  • Electricity: American Electric Power
  • Telephone: Frontier, Suddenlink
  • Internet: Frontier, Suddenlink
  • Cellphone Coverage: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular
  • PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY - The property has been used as woodland and farmland since the 1960s.
  • DEED AND TAX INFORMATION - Deed Information: Deed book 5040, Page 6414; Deed book 570, Page 773; Deed book 5069, Page 1076
  • Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Acreage: 17.84 +/-
  • Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
  • Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
  • Shady Spring District (8)
  • Tax Map 33 parcels 17 and 22.4; Class 3
  • 2022 Real Estate Taxes: $585.
  • Google Coordinates: 37.660484, -81.078192
  • Address: 299 John Lane Road, Cool Ridge, WV 25825
  • Elevation Range: 2,880 ft. to 2,900 ft. +/-

Horse Facility Features

  • The barn area includes more than 19,160 total feet of roofed space covering working pens, a workshop, a paint shop, and the round barn with 13 stables and a caretaker’s apartment. The caretaker’s apartment is accessed by a spiral stair and includes a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, and a third-story living room in the cupola.
  • The barnyard area includes 2.5 acres of fenced pasture, including five paddocks, the largest of which is nearly an acre. The property is now often used to stable horses and other livestock and is ideally suited as a horse motel, thanks to its easy interstate expressway access.


  • 5 miles to schools
  • 12 miles to airports
  • 16 miles to hospitals
  • 3 miles to shopping
  • 15 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


255 John Lane Rd, Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, West Virginia




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