TAG Galyean Introduces the “Tree House”at Wild Rock WV

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Galyean’s first “Tree House on Falls Creek” is available for vacation rentals or purchase. It's an ideal spring break destination for families.

Tree House living room

Rugged luxury: The Tree House's living room is surrounded by the beauty of West Virginia's New River Gorge.

“For the past 45 years I have been designing properties by imaging how a couple or family might enjoy them,” Galyean says. “The Tree Houses are designed for romantic getaways or bringing the grandkids for a vacation in the woods.”

Renowned resort designer and architect TAG Galyean has created the “Tree House on Falls Creek” for the Wild Rock West Virginia community. Galyean designed the homes to capture the beauty of the WV mountains from their perch atop the New River Gorge.

Galyean dubbed his design the“Tree House” for the homes’ high stance among the trees. Adding to this appeal is a wooden bridge that connects the main house to a bunkhouse for the kids. A backyard pond and nearby park make it an ideal retreat for families who love the outdoors.

Galyean has 45 years of design experience and has worked with some the world’s top resorts, including The Greenbrier Hotel, The Broadmoor Hotel and The Lodge at Pebble Beach. TAG has a “style-free” approach and his designs complement each resort’s awe-inspiring environs. He brings that same touch to Wild Rock’s new Tree Houses. The adaptable plans offer an affordable and easy path for new buyers to customize and build their own homes at Wild Rock. A four-bedroom Tree House is now available for vacation rentals or purchase.

“For many buyers, building a mountain home on the face of the New River Gorge can be an intimidating proposition,” Galyean says. “The Tree Houses on Falls Creek offers new Wild Rock residents a luxurious and individualized home without the burden, and expense, of designing and building on their own.”

The Tree House includes all the amenities you might find in a luxury hotel, but its metal mineshaft roof and pine plank siding are true to West Virginia’s rugged landscape and character. Galyean’s design pays respect to the region’s coal mining history and U.S. National Park Service architecture. VIEW TREE HOUSE PHOTOS

“This is a positive reference. It was a practical and deliberate choice,” he says.

Plans start with four bedrooms and 3,000 square feet under roof. The homes use high-quality, long-life materials, including hardwood flooring, granite counter tops and metal roofing. They also feature an outdoor jacuzzi. The fully furnished and landscaped homes will cost about $250 per square foot, a significant value compared with mountain homes in surrounding states.

Galyean’s Tree House makes ample use of grand views and open spaces. The home’s focal point is a gathering room with three of the four walls glassed and doors that open to a patio in the woods. The home’s main section has two master bedroom suites that open to a high-end kitchen/dining area for entertaining. A wooden walkway bridges the main cabin to a two-bedroom bunkhouse with its own screened-in porch. The bunkhouse gives the kids their own space, but within a safe distance of their parents.

“For the past 45 years I have been designing properties by imaging how a couple or family might enjoy them,” Galyean says. “The Tree Houses are designed for romantic getaways or bringing the grandkids for a vacation in the woods.”

Galyean developed the Tree House on Falls Creek to fit within Wild Rock’s sustainable community design initiated in 2008 by Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects. An important part of his work will be ensuring that Wild Rock continues to develop in harmony with the natural environment of the New River Gorge.

The homes are next to a pond and Peregrine Park, complete with fire pit and bocce ball court. The setting creates an intimate community within the larger Wild Rock community.

Wild Rock, which shares a three-mile border with the New River Gorge National River, complements a region famous for its beautiful wilderness, world-class whitewater rafting and outdoor adventures. Wild Rock partners with their neighbor Adventures on the Gorge to offer residents everything from whitewater rafting and rock climbing to sunrise yoga and zip line tours of the wilderness’ canopy. The property has a commanding view of the 1,000 foot gorge with the iconic New River Gorge Bridge on the horizon. There’s front door access to miles of trails.

The community is minutes from Fayetteville. A selection of charming independent restaurants and shops anchor this revitalized town. In addition to its connection to all manner of outdoor adventure, the town features a skate park, performing arts theater and bustling farmer’s market.

The community is also just over an hour drive to world-class golfing at The Greenbrier, home of the PGA Greenbrier Classic. In the winter, you can take a day trip to some of the East Coast’s best skiing.

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