The LakeHouse 001

Status: Sold



5 +/- acres


The Troika cabin is located in Monroe County West Virginia only one mile from Moncove Lake Wildlife Management area. The cabin sets on five acres bordered by the Wildlife Management area. The kitchen cabinets are oak with corian countertop, wood laminate floor and a convenient dining area. One bedroom/living room combination and one bath complete the cabin.

The garage is now being used as a game room which also includes a full bath. Certified drilled well, septic and power are completed. Heat source is propane. Air Conditioning is with portable air conditioning and window unit. Electrical breaker boxes are located in the cabin and the garage.

The cabins overlook the mountains of the nearby Jefferson National Forest and the Moncove Lake Wildlife Management area. A beautiful crystal clear pond is below the cabin for relaxing and watching the wildlife. Many deer, small game and birds enjoy the pond.

Troika borders the Moncove Lake Wildlife Management Area which makes a wonderful addition to the tract, offering many outdoor activities right at your fingertips in the forest. Hunting is permitted in the Wildlife Management Area. The property borders the Moncove Lake road for easy access. Moncove Lake offers a swimmers beach, fishing, boating, an in-ground swimming pool, hunting, hiking and many other sporting activities.

The cabin and garage will need some finishing touches to be completed as you please. The cabins are Mennonite-built construction from Monroe County, West Virginia. Decking will need to be completed along with a few other details. Seller is including building supplies to convey with the property.

The vision of the Troika is the world’s only harness combination with different gaits of the horses. The singing of the many bells, combined with the sound of hooves running, create a unique melody. The driver could lash a side horse so that it would run faster letting the other rest. Long stride, speedy trot, stamina, and at the same time, beauty and elegance. Troikas were a joy for the eyes with their richly decorated harnesses and arched bows.

The Cabin in many ways is descriptive of the famous Troika Sleigh. A thoughtful design for enjoyment. Teamwork, skill, elegance and dedication combined with beauty.


Google Coordinates: 37.601563°(N), -80.350089°(W)
Address: 5115 Marion Shiflet Pkwy, Gap Mills, WV 24941
Elevation Range: 2558 ft. to 2653 ft. +/-


A title search for actual mineral ownership rights is recommend. All rights the owner has will convey with the property.


A boundary survey was performed 1975 when the property was created by subdivision. The subdivision plat was placed of record in the Monroe County Land Records, and the metes and bounds description was placed into the initial sale deed recorded as Deed Book 140 Page 153. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: well
Sewer: septic
Electricity: on the property


The property has about 370 feet of frontage on Moncove Lake Road RT 8.


There is currently no county zoning in Monroe County. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Monroe County Health Department for answers regarding installation of septic systems and water wells. Further information on county zoning may be answered by contacting the Monroe County Commission.


The property has the cleared area around the home area, a pond, and the balance is forestland.


Deed Information: DB 246 Pg. 153
Monroe County, West Virginia

Acreage: 5.03 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:

Monroe County (32), West Virginia
Sweet Springs District (6)
Tax Map 18 Parcel 11.7; DEVILS CK. N.S.ST RT. 8 5.03 AC; Class 2

2017 Real Estate Taxes: $255.22


Public Elementary Schools:
Mountain View Elementary School
Peterstown Elementary School

Public Middle Schools:
Mountain View Middle School
Peterstown Middle School

Public High School:
James Monroe High School



From Gap Mills, West Virginia: 5 miles +/- (approximately 10 minutes) From Gap Mills, travel RT 3 West for 6/10 mile; turn right onto Moncove Lake Road RT 8; travel 4.3 miles; property drive way is on the left. From Union, West Virginia: 12.5 miles +/- (approximately 20 minutes) From the Courthouse in Union, travel RT 3 East for 8.1 miles; turn left onto Moncove Lake Road RT 8; travel 4.3 miles; property drive way is on the left.


Joyce L. Surbaugh