"West Virginia Haven" at Falls Mill, WV
Property of Kevin, Jesse and Tom  




ESTABLISHED 2004
Haven Exit Checklist.doc
Twelve miles North of Flatwoods, WV on Route 19. East of Burnsville lake.
Three quarters of an acre of land straddling Falls Mill creek and one mile from Little Kanawha River.
Two stories, 900 square foot inside, 7' x 24' deck on creek side.
Building sits between 3'-5' off the ground on 25 6x6s. Has metal roof.
One bedroom, kitchen, bath and 12' x 24' living room downstairs.
14' x 24' Loft with four double bunk beds upstairs. Sofa bed in great room. So we can sleep a dozen people.
200 Amp Electric Service.
The water system has been converted to a certified water well from the old system of rain water in a 300 gallon cistern under the house.
Whole house triple filter system took care of the "manganese?" taste. Washer/dryer is small but is set up.

Tankless hot water heater is installed (60 amps/220V). Hot showers available. Certified septic System.
Wood stove in great room will take 30" long logs.
Drive through creek to get there. Creek has a solid rock bottom.
Private road sign is for property to the left (away from the creek).
We DO have the right to access property!
Think small church camp for a dozen people.
Nearest fire department is Walkerville. We are half way between Flatwoods and Walkerville.
Stonewall Resort and Ireland, home of the Irish Spring Festival both in Lewis County are North on Route 19.
Use I-79 Exit 91 - Roanoke if you are coming from the North.
Use I-79 Exit 67 (Flatwoods) if you are coming from the South.

Bulltown Historic Area 2 miles South
MS Research Topo map/Aerial Photos


View of falls from overlook. We are a mile North.
Falls seen from overlook
Photo by Tom Smith

Haven from Route 19.
Haven from Route 19.
April 2005 Photo by Tom Smith

Haven Exit from Route 19.
Haven Exit from Route 19.
25JUN05 Photo by Tom Smith

First view of Haven.
First view of Haven.
6DEC06 Photo by Tom Smith

Front view of Haven.
Front view of Haven
25JUN05 Photo by Tom Smith

Down Creek side
Down Creek side
6DEC06 Photo by Tom Smith

Smokestack and loft.
Smokestack and loft
Photo by Tom Smith

Ceiling fans.
Ceiling fans
Photo by Tom Smith

Bunk beds.
Bunk beds
Photo by Tom Smith

View from Prime BUNK.
View from Prime BUNK
Photo by Tom Smith

TV, VCR and DVD.
TV, VCR and DVD
6DEC06 Photo by Tom Smith

Haven kitchen.
Haven kitchen.
25JUN05 Photo by Tom Smith

Haven kitchen.
Haven kitchen.
25JUN05 Photo by Tom Smith

Great room wood stove.
Great room wood stove
8OCT05 Photo by Tom Smith

Creek side Porch
Creek Side Porch
6DEC06 Photo by Tom Smith

Forest bathroom.
Forest bathroom
Photo by Tom Smith

New tankless hot water heater.
New tankless hot water heater
Photo by Tom Smith
Tankless hot water heaters require a new way of adjusting shower and sink temperature. You turn on the hot water all the way to activate the heater, wait a moment and then LOWER the flow of hot water to make it HOTTER. If it is too hot when opened full blast THEN you add the cold water to get it down to the temperature you want.


View of camp from top of creek bank
Seen from creek
8OCT05 Photo by Tom Smith

Creek from Route 19 looking West
Creek seen from Route 19
Photo by Tom Smith

USGS Topographic Map of area
USGS Topo Map
Map by US Geological Survey
Latitude 38.775267°,   Longitude -80.536712°,  Altitude: 850 feet above sea level

USGS Aerial Photo of area
USGS Aerial Photo
Photo by US Geological Survey

WV Map of Braxton County with camp marked.
WV Map of Braxton County with camp marked.

Looking towards Route 19 from water well site. Septic system on left side of house, far corner.
Falls Mill looking towards Route 19
8OCT05 Photo by Tom Smith
The water well drilling is done. We have a well pump, a ditch and a hook up to the existing camp plumbing. GOOD WATER!
Completed water well.
13NOV08 Photo by Tom Smith

Building the Camp