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Welcome to The Wild Rock blog! On a regular basis, we will be providing updates concerning our unique community and the New River Gorge area. We will also use this forum as a tool to provide answers to any questions you may have regarding Wild Rock, so check back often for the latest news and updates for our community.
With over 100,000 spectators and 363 jumpers, the 31st Bridge Day was a success. The 363 jumpers came from all over the world, and jumped a total of 1,030 times by the end of the day.
Bridge Day – Photo Courtesy of 876ft.com
Bridge Day is the one day a year that the New River Gorge Bridge, which crosses over the New River Gorge National River, is closed for pedestrians and BASE jumpers to enjoy. The bridge is 876 feet above the New River. Bridge Day also marks the end of Gauley Season, a six week period that the Summersville Dam is released to allow for some of the best white water rafting in the world.
For more information about this one of a kind event check out www.876ft.com
Wild Rock is located just a mile from the New River Gorge Bridge.
Developers from across the country are showing interest in property near the Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve.BECKLEY – By DAVID SIBRAY
For The State Journal
Economic development officials say interest in commercial investment in the New River Gorge region has increased significantly since the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to build landmark facilities there in early 2010. Read More HERE
|The Green Connoisseur
October 6, 2010
West Virginia’s Eco Village
Tucked away in the mountains of West Virginia is a unique community built on the foundations of sustainable development. Wild Rock is a luxury eco-village set in the New River Gorge National Park. Off the beaten path, Wild Rock offers community residents both a natural sanctuary and the adventures of an outdoor lifestyle.
Read more at
West Virginia Vacation Community Developed to Embrace Nature
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
By Gretchen McKay, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Paddle House, a luxury rental within the Wild Rock development on West Virginia’s New River Gorge, has two covered porches, including one with an outdoor fireplace.
In this rugged corner of southern West Virginia, you can do everything: hike, bike and rock climb on the cliffs of the Appalachian Mountains or shoot white-water rapids on the New and Gauley rivers.
Wild Rock is a new sustainable second-home community bordering the park in Lansing, just a few miles north of the historic town of Fayetteville. Read more at http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10258/1084535-478.stm#ixzz0zhjoBZuN
It’s the time of year for all serious rafting enthuses to come to church! Starting the weekend after labor day and running for 6 weeks the Army corps of Engineers releases water from Summersville Dam to provide 26 miles of Whitewater excitement. Rafting thrill seekers from around the globe travel to the Wild Rock area to experience this extreme river. Rated as one of the top commercial runs in the world, the Upper Gauley River drops over 335 feet in less than 9 miles. The Upper Gauley River is the essence of big water rafting excitement creating an intense whitewater experience not recommended for the faint of heart or first time rafters. With more than 40 white water rapids in all, five of which are rated as solid Class V’s. The Upper Gauley River is continuous, big volume, gut-wrenching whitewater from start to finish.
Rafts entering Pillow rock Rapid. One of the 5 class V rapids on the Upper Gauley.
Summersville Dam built 1960 – 1966 drains 803 square miles and provides 2790 surface acres of lake recreation. It was the first Army Corps of Engineer reservoirs to have down stream recreation as part of its stated purpose.
Rafters from around the world
There is still plenty of time to make a reservation this fall. Call our partners at Adventures on the Gorge to schedule your trip or visit them on the web at http://adventurewestvirginia.com
August 28, 2010
The recently completed third home at Wild Rock hosted the “Pittsburgh Post” for a tour. The editors were so impressed by the sustainable building techniques, as well as the Feng Shui design, the home will be featured in the paper next month. The home is designed by Charlottesville architect, Cecilia Hernandez of Formwork Design. The home is located on a gorge rim lot, and a view of the New River Gorge bridge can be seen from the master bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about recommended architects or builders, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Gravity” a new zip line feature at Adventures on the Gorge has recently been completed as well. The “Gravity” tour is the more extreme zip line tour offered by Adventures on the Gorge. The tour takes you up to 200 feet in the air, on a 1 mile long tour.
With zips up to 1800 feet long, you will get to enjoy the spectacular views, and high speeds through this amazing area. For more information on “Gravity” check out the AOTG website HERE.
Back on Wild Rock property, the Sunny Side overlook is now completed. The overlook is available for residents, and guest of Wild Rock and Adventures on the Gorge to enjoy. Located at the end of Peregrine Ridge, this overlook would be a great place for a quiet picnic, or the starting point a stunning hike on the Gorge Rim trail through the Wild Rock Community.
For prices and more information on Wild Rock, check out http://www.wildrockwv.com/
Over the past few months, West Virginia has gained significant national press from the recently announced $300,000,000 Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve opening just nine miles from Wild Rock, and the oversold PGA Tour’s successful debut at the Greenbrier Resort a mere one hour drive away.
First home completed at Wild Rock
The August issue of OUTSIDE magazine just named Fayetteville one of America’s top 25 dream towns. Not to mention that Fayetteville’s own Pies and Pints was named one of the top five bars in the South by OUTSIDE in their July edition! Good things continue to happen here. Come experience it for yourself.
Welcome to Fayetteville Pies and Pints local pizzeria
The Paddle House Second home complete
Interest rates are the best they have been in over a generation and there couldn’t be a better time to buy! To help you capitalize on this opportunity, Wild Rock is offering select home sites at 25% off list price.
The Third home at Wild Rock is completed!
Inside recently completed home
Come take a tour of the Wild Rock Community, and receive a 25% DISCOUNT on selected* lots. To qualify, you must contract to purchase by October 15, 2010 pursuant to the standard terms and conditions of the purchase agreement, and purchase the Lot by December 31, 2010.
*Selected Lots are 1-5 and 22-29.
To view a current price sheet and view a map of the lots, click HERE.
Contact Wild Rock directly at 304-573-3978 or email at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The second home at Wild Rock is complete. Constructed by some of the founding partners of “Class VI River Runners” they have appropriately named this home “The Paddle house.” This luxury vacation home sits on the rim of the New River Gorge. The Paddle House was built using green methods and materials, including reclaimed flooring and recycled insulation. To maintain the natural beauty of the wooded setting on the rim of the New River Gorge, the construction crew removed as few trees as possible from the lot to make room for the house. The result is a uniquely situated home in a naturally forested space. The home is a excellent example of sustainability.
- 3100 sq ft with 4 bedrooms
- Landscaped entrance
Seamless kitchen and great room
Inviting indoor and outdoor fireplace
Imagine waking up to this view
Experience Wild Rock for yourself! Hold your next family gathering or company outing at the Paddle house. Call 304-574-0000 direct or contact our Wild Rock office at 866-929-9453. Live the adventure!
Happy Fourth of July!
The New River Gorge is looking to have perfect weather, and what better time for that than this long weekend! Now is a great time to see the flowers blooming, and lush green gorge. Take a swim in the lake, raft, or take a fabulous bike ride through the woods. Whether you are looking for a relaxed weekend, or one full of adrenaline, there is something for you here. With two new restaurants open in the local town of Fayetteville, The Vandalian and The Secret Sandwich Society, the Ice cream shop Swirl offering delicious cones and shakes, the local bakery Wild Flower cooking up some sweets, and Diogis the mexican grill serving up some delicious fish tacos, there is an abundance of choices for your sunny days, dinner and dessert!
Last year, we planted a seed mixture throughout the property to reclaim some of land that had been disturbed by the road construction. This year we are beginning to see the efforts pay off, as Black Eyed Susan’s, and other wildflowers bloom throughout the property. Deer can be seen fairly often, as the plant mixture which includes clover, is very appealing to them!
Peregrine Park, the open greenspace located on the property is starting to come to life. The land has been sculpted to fit a volleyball court, bocce ball space, and pavilion. Parking spots have been located and the entire space has been seeded with a hearty grass meant for playing fields. Below is an image of the schematic plan for this area. (Subject to change)
Class Vi Mountain River has much going on this weekend as well. Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge will be playing on Saturday, and rafting and canopy tours will be running all weekend. During your down time, you can grab a cone at “Scoops” the new ice cream shop located on the property. Or perhaps play a game of corn hole with your friends.
For more information about Wild Rock please contact Tom Wagner at 304-573-3978 or email@example.com
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Ever find your self looking for a sign? Fayetteville and the Wild Rock WV area is one of the most unique small communities anywhere. From being one of the Coolest Small towns in America, to one of the best adventure towns you can find. How do you know when you’re here? Look for a sign! Here are some signs you’ll find only in the Wild Rock area. Next time you’re stuck in a traffic jam or stuck in a congested area that may be your sign to come and see ours!
Contact us today to schedule a personal tour!
Bikers riding by the Wild Rock WV entrance sign
Sign as you cross the New River Gorge Bridge
One of America's Coolest small towns
Rhododendron in bloom
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