Ashton Woods

Thanks To All For Your Attention

Several months ago we said we would be posting pictures of those speeding on our roads. Over this time we have reviewed over 2000 pictures and we are pleased to say that 99 % of all drivers are within the 20 mph speed limit. Very few have exceeded 30 mph, and as there are so…
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Veterinary service

My parents dog got bit by a snake their last visit (we didn’t know it at the time) and we ended up going back to MD to go to my dogs normal vet when the paw got swollen and oozy. They said it was probably a copperhead and that we were lucky. I would like…
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Male German Shepherd found

Our electrician found a young, male shepherd running loose at the main gate without a collar. If anyone knows who he belongs to, please contact Melissa at 304 434-4286 or 304 703-7286. The electrician is taking him to the vet in Moorefield to see if they can identify him. Thanks

Damage to Entrance

Sometime yesterday afternoon, 21Jul2021, a large vehicle (contractor’s?) turned around at my entrance on 3135 S Branch Mt Rd & knocked over large (a ton or more) rocks & tore up a bag of pond pebbles. It would be nice if the person(s) would at least apologize & better yet if they would repair the…
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Troughview gate would not open

On Sat. 7/17 at around noon, I tried to enter AW via the Troughview gate. After entering my code, the display kept telling me to enter the # sign 1st. Which I had done each time. Then a car came down the hill to leave AW. We waited a few minutes to see if the…
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Main Gate trough view

Gate will not go up or down! People are not able to get in or out! People are going through the other entrance

Main gate repairs completed

Hi Folks, Thanks to those that helped repair the Main gate! Please contact me if you have any problems. Thanks, Tim 443-848-3433

Main Gate Failure

Hi Folks, We are aware of the Main Gate failure. Thank you for notifying us. Tim Schafer 204,205

Key Found

We found a single key in the road near the Damato’s, 6728 Ashton Woods Drive on Saturday afternoon. Please contact us here if you believe it is yours. Tom Lot 55

Stray Cat

There is a black cat with white on the chest that is popping in and out along our drive way on South Branch Mountain road near lot166. Anyone missing a cat?

AW Gates and FOB’S

Hi Folks, New gate Technicians came today and restored what they could of these old gates. To those folks whose FOB’S were not working, Please let me know if it is or is not working now. There may be a issue with the Firewall on our Router and may need further updating. Thanks, Tim

Wild Raspberries

Does anybody know how close to being ripe the wild raspberries are? Trying to figure out which weekend to head up. I love the wild raspberries!

WOW! Thank You!

Leon Barger Tony D’Amato Norm Matusak Kornel Schuebel Kevin Lee Gene Wishum Thank you all for Volunteering for our community. If you see any of these folks please thank them for their hard word towards our community. The Trough View gate has a new concrete pad for more Mail Recepticals and Package Lockers! Tim 204,…
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Dead birds in WV

Found several articles on dying birds in Eastern Panhandle of WV. DNR says do NOT touch them , use disposable gloves. Don’t feed the birds and contact DNR. See attached link

Trough View Mailbox users

Hi Folks, I am looking for 3 volunteers. A 6’×8′ concrete pad needs to be poured for the new mailboxes. It will need about 25 bags of concrete to be mixed by hand. The form will be ready and estimate about an hour of your time. This weekend if possible. Thanks, Tim 443-848-3433

New lot owners, lumber prices are falling fast

Washington Post today: “Lumber prices rose more than 260 percent over the past year, as the pandemic reshaped Americans’ spending patterns and disrupted industrial pipelines. But since early May, those prices have plunged by nearly half.” There’s more…

Well Drilling Recommendations

Hello Neighbors! We are looking for a well drilling company. We’ve been in touch with Miller, but are wondering if there are other possibilities? Please feel free to call me on 301-651-5415 or email at with any advice! Thank you so much! Floyd Gómez-Starnes Lots 42 and 43

AW Gates

Yes, The Trough view, West and Main Gates all currently have issues. We are expecting a new Technician to come sometime in the next couple of weeks. Again, Thank you for your patience. The Board is striving to correct this long running problem. Please contact me if you would like specifics about our efforts. Tim…
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Trough View Gate

Hello Friends, Chuck and I are wondering if anyone else is having trouble with their key fobs working on the Trough View Gate but the same key fobs work on the other two gates? Thanks so much for your assistance! The Helmick Family

How crazy are cicadas out there?

Absolutely deafening here around Baltimore…. Not sure we want to succumb to listening to that all week camping this weekend! How is Ashton Woods?


Hello all! Here in some areas of Baltimore, our cicadas are so LOUD you cannot be outside without noise cancelling headphones! How is it in Ashton Woods? Loud but not “hurt your ears” loud? Thank you in advance!

Seamless gutters / roofing contractor

Just had my gutters repaired form snow. Mike Mayle’s, Mayles Seamless Gutters, 304-851-4731. Responsive, reasonable, also does roofs and concrete work. My experience was very good.

West Gate in up position

Hi Folks, just wanted to let you know we are waiting for a Circuit board to be installed to repair the West Gate. Thanks for your patience. Tim Schafer 204, 205


Hi, All, I am the owner of lot 337. I have reviewed the documents on this site, but did not find any specific information on the use of firearms. Are firearms allowed for use on an owner’s property, eg, for hunting and target practice? Thank you. Larry Gottlieb

Questions about well/septic/power and clearing

We’re new owners of Lot 308 and are in the preliminary stages of planning to build. I’ve reviewed all the materials on the AWPOA site, which were a good starting point, but wanted to see if anybody would be willing to talk to me about their experiences with site prep. Specifically, we’re trying to identify…
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Tree trimming services

Last week I posted a question to see if anyone could recommend a tree trimming service and a contractor to build a water feature on our property. I didn’t get any responses so I called a tree trimming service I found on the web. JC Tree Service of Moorefield came out on Saturday and did…
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Excavator Track marks on lot 339

Hi, I visited my lot (339) this weekend and found out that there is excavator track marks. From entrance there is an existing downward path which probably used by Log people before Ashton Woods. It seems not that old because the marks were not washed out. Initially I thought TrailCo (Power company) people used it.…
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Gate Code Manager Transfer

To All Ashton Woods Property Owners: Effective immediately, the role of our gate code manager has been transferred to Sergey Mishkovskiy. We are most appreciative to Sean Lecher who has handled this task for the past couple years. Sergey will also have a team of people to assist with the potential gate problem issues. This…
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Need clay to do a pond or just fill dirt??

Day one of my project and it’s obvious that I’m going to have alot of soil to get rid of. This is all clay and nothing else. If anyone is thinking about a pond in the future and your soil content isn’t proper for holding water, come getcha some! Prefer you coordinate hauling with your…
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Tree trimming and water feature contractors

Can anyone recommend a tree trimming service? We need the ability to climb into trees to cut off limbs along with cutting down whole trees. Also, does anyone have experience having a water feature built on their property? We’d like to have a water feature installed just off our porch. I found Aquatic Creations out…
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RCS Buildings Being Cleaned, May 22 – 24

This message is directed to all who use the RCS for their trash removal – – A group of college students will be cleaning all our RCS sheds between Saturday, May 22 and Monday, May 24. So that the yellow bins (marked Ashton Woods) can be thoroughly cleaned, we are asking all part time users…
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Like visitors when we are there, but prefer to be asked when we are not. Side-by-side with what appear to be kids, “visited” our lot this evening. Am assuming this is just innocent curiosity.

current Gate situation

Trough view gate is again in the up position because of a software issue. Please understand these gates are over 15 years old and have had many bumps, hits and power surges. The extreem weather is tough on the electronics as well. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday the Software will be updated. Thanks again for your…
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repair work on culverts on Nathaniel Mt road is complete—–road is open for travel. Mark l

notice to all AW residents

work replacing culverts on Nathaniel Mountain road is scheduled to begin Monday May 3 and will be on going all week, weather permitting. Best to go around using SB Mountain road when ever possible. thanks, the Road Runners

Seeking recommendations for a part-time nanny

Greetings AW Neighbors, Our family has grown a bit recently and while we’re not outnumbered yet, we’re no longer able to swing childcare for two, during full time telework. We’ve looked into the two daycare facilities in Moorefield and Romney, as well as all of the in-home daycares within a 20 mile radius and unfortunately…
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Noise ordinance

I was wondering if there are set rules on running earth moving equipment early in the morning. I plan on starting some work on my property in the next couple of weeks and want to know how early I can start. I don’t plan to start in the middle of the night or anything, but…
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AWPOA Board Meeting Notes

The AWPOA Board met today, and there are several important items to share with property owners: -Trough View Gate . . . all materials for repair of the TV Gate have arrived and this should be repaired by the middle of next week. We all look forward to that fix. -ATVs, safe driving and speeding…
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Hi Everyone. We’ve just returned to our property after being away for the winter. While we were away our trail cam captured video of a blue pickup releasing dogs, a red pickup with dogs, and 3 men with 2 dogs walking our property. All of these individuals would have had to open our gate to…
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Trough View Gate update

Hi Folks, Electronic parts for the gate should be here by the 26th. Scheduled to be installed 2 to 3 days after receiving. Most of these parts are from out of Country and some are thought to be on the ship Evergreen. Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your patience, Tim

Potable Water Delivery

Does anyone have a local contact for potable water delivery in AW? Thanks in advance, Bob


I’m at lot 10 on Clifford Hollow. I have run across two rattle snakes just this year while walking and brush hogging. They didn’t seem aggressive at all and just wanted to be left alone. I was good with their choice.


This will be my first season on the Mountain, I am interested in anyone’s experience with snakes. How often has anyone here ever come across them, what kind are more typical?

River Rock Crew

We appreciate all the help spreading the river rock at the TV gate. We had good weather and great neighbors. Tim Vogt, Norm Matusak, John Rice, Margaret and Tom Karcewski. Taking the picture Tracy Rice.

Annual Cleanup

I personally want to thank Tim Schafer for the excellent job he did on the annual area clean up at the Through View Gate. It looks great Tim. Jerry and I along with a number of other full-time residents volunteered for a number of years and know first hand what is involved. Sadly I understand…
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Illegal Activity, Trespassing, Etc. Collective Post

AW community, I am putting together an analysis of things that have occurred in AW that would be deemed illegal (trespassing, poaching, destruction of private property). I myself have had several run in’s with people coming into the community on foot, on ATVs, or more concerning, in vehicles (meaning they had a gate code). If…
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Electrician Inquiry

Hello, We have a lot in AW and wanted to add power to our property. Not ready to build a house yet but to power up our camper. Any suggestions on an electrician to provide reasonable quote for the installation of the electrical work? We have already reached out to Phil for the trench work.…
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Dominion or PotomacEdison

I recently purchased a property in AW and had the power switched to my name. I assumed that it was Potomac Edison that I was connecting to. I get a notice from them that they can not access the meter since they are not on the gate list. I am confused. Why would they not…
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ATVs and Gates

There were quite a few messages yesterday about abusive ATV usage on our roads. Obviously, the critical issue would be identifying the operators of this abuse, and just as important would be to provide more security to keep non-owners without permission from entering our community. Tim Schafer posted yesterday afternoon that he will be serving…
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Vehicle use tax in WV

Hi, looking to be educated on registering a vehicle in WV, anyone know the rate of personal property tax on vehicles? Thanks

Broken Gates

Hi all, I am the point of contact for Gate Problems. The new Gate hardware for Trough View gate will be here in the next couple of weeks. It is a retrofit and will cure some of the illegal entry. I am working with Appalachian Signals and Products (ASAP), who originally installed the Gates. You…
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Mouse/pest control

Hi Neighbors, We are looking for a company/person to visit our property routinely to keep the mice out and from doing damage. We are also looking for a cleaning person to come 2x monthly or thereabouts. Any recommendations. Thanks!!

Late Night 4-wheelers

Hello, I usually don’t say much, matter fact first time ever. Little upset at 11pm at night when we should be sleeping. Weekend warriors are in here reaping up and down the roads at Red Spruce Drive. Just when you go bed they come out to play! Why don’t we have a quiet time for…
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April 17, Spring Clean-Up at Gates

We need assistance for our spring work day (work weekend) when we will be cleaning up the landscaping at our three gates. We plan to spread river rock at the Trough View Gate, spread mulch at the West Gate, trim bushes, and rake out dead leaves at all three gates. If you are not able…
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Looking for Hay Bales

We are new to the area. Does anyone know where we can get a couple of hay bales? Thanks

COVID Vaccine Appointments available for Hardy County Residents

Hi All, Just wanted to share this for anyone interested – we just received the heads up from friends in Lost City. Apparently the Hardy County Health Dept has vaccine appointments for county residents this THURSDAY. Call 304-530-6355 to make an appointment. We called the number and can verify the authenticity of this information. They…
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Electric company

Can anyone tell me the local electric company to contact to supply electric to our lot. Thank you

Update on the Trough View Gate

To All Ashton Woods Property Owners: The AWPOA Board is as frustrated as everyone else on the problems with the Trough View Gate. We have researched endlessly to find another vendor to assist with repairs, but no others are available. They have finally looked at the problem (after numerous contacts on our part) and have…
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Patio designer?

Hi All, Following up on my previous post for landscaping tips, we’re looking for recommendations on someone that can help us design (and possibly build) our patio area. Right now, it’s just a gravel rectangle. My wife and I are handy and have a good idea of how we want to use the space, but…
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Landscaping advice?

Hi AW Neighbors! My wife and I are looking to get into a bit more landscaping on our lot now that we have made enough progress on the essential things on our property (e.g. tree/brush cleanup, establishing a lawn, and weed control). We’re looking to tap some of the expertise of our AW neighbors who…
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Did I see a bobcat?

I was about to post a question about whether we had bobcats in Ashton Woods, when I noticed a posting on the “stolen lumber” thread about trying to catch a bobcat on camera. This morning I saw what looked to me like a large house cat sort of on the side of the road down…
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Trough View Gate

I understand that many of you have concerns regarding the TV gate being in the up position for most of the year. The gate company (ASAP) has been up here several times to try and troubleshoot the problem & to come up with an efficient fix. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an easy fix.…
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Junk removal

Looking for someone to haul away bulky old appliances. Is there business in the area who could help? I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

Trough View Package House

Make sure to check both package houses as Fed Ex seems to drop all packages in one or the other.

Local Farm Fresh Eggs for Sale

Our friends grandson, NJ, started selling fresh egg $2.00 a dozen or $3.00 for 18 pack. Chickens are free range and the kids actually do the work collecting eggs, etc. They live down the road from 84 Lumber but will meet in Moorefield if needed. On Facebook, the group is Sites’s Fresh Eggs otherwise you…
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Spring Clean-Up Day

Each spring, a number of our Ashton Woods owners join to do the landscaping clean-up work at our three gates. Saturday, April 17 is the date for this year. Aware that the pandemic guidelines are still in place, we will handle this as last year where assignments will be given to small groups of people…
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Curious Neighbors… least I hope they were just neighbors

Greetings All. Yes, I get it…new construction rouses ones curiosity and one can’t help but to venture past the “no trespassing” signs, maybe with your family and little dog too…..but please, keep out. I have given certain community members permission to go over and check on things for me, but in the last month there…
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Builder Recommendations

We purchased a lot in AW and are ready to start looking for a builder. Has anyone had a house built using stone on lower exterior with steel (log cabin look) siding? We also prefer a builder who does the “one stop shopping” ie. the builder sub-contracts or has his own electricians, plumbers, excavator, well,…
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that is really sad. He had come to be a real AW novelty. My wife and I first saw him standing in our driveway. Sadly, this could just as easily of been even far more tragic. The circumstances were not mentioned but might be a good time to remind everyone to please slow down. The…
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A sad day. The free range Emu was hit by a car today and had to be put down. It was not me.

Equipment rental company nearby

Can anyone recommend an equipment rental company close by, specifically for excavators and bulldozers?

Standing seam metal roof vendor

Hi all! Looking for a metal roof installer with knowledge of standing seam roofs. (Asking for a friend) Thanks! Geoff Brehm #103

Message for Part Time Residents With Mailboxes

We would like to ask for cooperation from those part time residents who have mailboxes. On a number of occasions it has happened that a package is delivered to the parcel mail box and the part time resident is not in Ashton Woods for several weeks and up to a month or more. This causes…
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Caring For Our Roads

In conversation with Board Member Mark Skiles, who manages our roads, it was brought to my attention that trucks are delivering heavy loads of shale to driveways on South Branch Mountain Road. During the month of March, our roads are quite soft from the melting snow and spring rains, and such deliveries are creating damaging…
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Anybody needs a year old washing machine?

After getting new combo washer/dryer I have no need for a practically new inexpensive GE 4.5 c/ft top loading washing machine. Will be willing to part with that for a fraction of what I paid for it a year ago. Washing machine will be available in a couple of weeks. AFAICT, it works perfectly fine.…
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WV burning law March 1st

Forest fire season in West Virginia includes the spring and fall seasons, from March 1 through May 31st and October 31st through December 31st. During state forest fire seasons, West Virginians cannot burn debris during daylight hours. Outdoor burning is allowed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Nathaniel Mountain Road—-

received word from top on mountain this morning vehicle is removed from Nathaniel Mountain road–some icy patches were remaining, hopefully warmer temps will melt them today. thanks Mark

Missing Cat

We haven’t seen our cat since October 21. Her name is Midnight. She is all black and microchipped. A cat looking just like her has been seen on South Branch Mountain Road in the last few weeks. If seen, please call Tracy Rice at 304-268-4355.

Nathaniel Mountain Road—-do not use

Their is a car stuck in a ditch on Nathaniel mountain road—this and stretches of solid ice on some stretches make this road impassable at his time. Better to go around using south branch mountain road until this situation is rectified. thanks. Mark

Fresh Catch WV

This came across my FB the other day: Looks like they are setting up some kind of pop up restaurant near the old Stray Cat Cafe down in town sometime towards the end of April. Certainly looks interesting! Grace

Tree trimming/cutting

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Snow/ice on roads

How are the roads this morning? Thinking of coming out later today We are off Corridor H and live on Clifford Hollow Road Thanks

Snow on the ground

Had planned on going to my spot on Saturday. Can anyone tell me how much snow is on the ground? I’m in Hampshire Ridge.

Fed Ex Package

Hello, I’m missing a FedEx package that says it was delivered to RSC #2 Main gate this past tuesday. The Address is 42 Potato Ridge Road and was a heavy amazon box. Just checking to see if anyone may have accidentally picked it up. Thank you.

Electrical tie in from the pole

Would anyone have a contact for getting electric run from the road to a drop on my property for an RV Don Bartosh lot 10 Clifford hollow road 443-907-2852

Snow Plowing on Ashton Woods Roads

With the current snow, we will be plowing our roads. Please be sure all vehicles are not parked on our roads as this impacts our plowing. Thanks for your cooperation. Paul Wangerin

Envirco Trash Collection This Week

Due to the expected wintry weather on Thursday, Envirco will be collecting trash tomorrow for all RCS buildings. Please have your trash to the RCS before 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thanks, Paul Graham

Driveway snow plowing

We are headed back on Tuesday and need our driveway plowed info is much appreciated 3768 south branch mountain road

Snow Removal Guidelines

As we are currently having snowfall, we thought it prudent to share our snow removal guidelines with our Ashton Woods community: 1. When the snowfall is at four inches of more, we will plow the roads. 2. In most cases, the roads will be plowed after the snow fall has stopped. 3. Our budget does…
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Fire Wood

Good morning- I’m wondering if anyone knows where some seasoned bulk firewood (less than a cord) can be purchased in the area? Grant County Mulch, in both locations, are out of stock and not restocking this winter. Local lumber/hardware stores are not stocked either. Appreciate any help and thank you.

Help with plumbing

Hi. New owner here. I’m in the process of building a cabin, and need a plumber to install pipes under the foundation since I don’t have a crawl space or basement. I have an excavator and foundation person ready to go, but need advice, and help, with connecting septic and well (solar powered) plus installing…
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Icy but beautiful today!

Hi fellow community members! It’s an icy but beautiful morning up here at the higher elevations. I can’t see the valley so I don’t know what they got down there, but I hope it’s as lovely as up here. I also hope no one has to get out on the roads until they’re clear. God…
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Looking for garage builder

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any garage builder/contractor recommendations to share please? I’d appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Information on Board Meeting Held 1/16/21

Our AWPOA board met this past Saturday, and we wanted to share several items with you. -Our end of 2021 Treasurer’s Report showed 2020 ending with a net surplus of $32,641.02. -Our roads report indicated the need to replace a number of culverts, which will take place over 2021. While we spread gravel over all…
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Need help!

Hey all, need some helpful young people to do some physical labor to get things in order. Any ideas? Willing to pay cash for good workers. I’m thinking some older teens to early 20 year olds. Thanks in advance.

Trespassing on posted property

Caught a man and dog on trail cam looks like a bear dog and the man had a hand held device I have signs up but they didn’t care

Trough View Gate

As many of you have noticed, the TV gate has been in the up position for a while now. Unfortunately, someone slid into the gate just a few days after the repair company was up here for West gate repairs. They are located several hours away & it takes some planning to get things taken…
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Kids activities near by

I was wondering if there are any local activities/clubs for our kids to do here, such as martial arts schools, 4H schools, football leagues, etc. My wife and I are trying to decide if moving to our place in the near future with small kids is a possibility.

SxS Trails On Property?

Hi. We are fairly new to Ashton Woods and are wondering if there are any open trails on property to be able to run a side by side? We have created some on our plot but are wondering if there are others to explore? Thanks in advance

Happy New Year!

Just wishing everyone a wonderfully prosperous and blessed new year.

Please Be Sure To Remove Campers During January

As our covenants require, all campers must be removed from Ashton Woods properties during the month of January. For all property owners with a camper on your property, please abide by this covenant. Thank you for your attention to this covenant. Paul Wangerin, AWPOA Board President

Moorefield Post Office package delivery

Is any one else not receiving packages from the Moorefield USPS at their respective RCS package center? If the package is to big and doesn’t fit in the mailbox outside the gates, Moorefield USPS holds it at their office in town. Is anyone aware of why they won’t drop the packages inside the gates at…
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We’ll Pressure Tank Repair

Hello neighbors, It seems our well pressure tank is on the fritz. Does anybody have a recommendation on a company to call to come out and fix or replace? Thank you in advance, Gina (Lot140)

Mailbox at Trough View Gate

There are keys in box 15 at Trough View Gate. The mailbox was open when I was there, so I shut it for you. I would have put your keys inside the box, but I was concerned you might not be able to find your spare. Hopefully you’ve noticed they are missing by now and…
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AW road conditions

How are the roads on site? I am planning on coming up tomorrow, but if the roads are still snow covered or icy I’ll probably skip it.

Poachers Spotlighting

Over the weekend friends of mine and I were visiting my property located their the western edge of Ashton Woods. During the night we observed several people with flashlights and ATVs moving slowly through the woods, scanning the trees with their flashlights, and on two instances fired into the dark. This is totally unacceptable. This…
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How do you cope if you lose power?

Hi all, With this being our fist major winter event, we’re wondering how you all cope if you lose power. How likely is a loss of power? I’m not terribly concerned, but it would be good to know all the options. Thanks!


Just want to let you know the Trough View Gate is down and won’t open. We’re currently on opposite side of gate. Neither key fob or code entered in display will open it. It beeps, but doesn’t move. Keep this in mind if you’re traveling out, cause hill is slick and you might not get…
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West Gate

The West gate is not functioning properly. If you see it in the up position, please leave it alone until we can get the maintenance company out to look at it(hopefully this week)

Deer processing

Anyone have a good deer processor ? Thank you in advance

Ford F150 Green and F350 Silver

To all, Looking to find out who tried to park in Lot 294’s driveway in a F150 Green pickup this morning and who was driving the new F350 Silver pickup that drove through the back of Lot 294 and came out stating they were lost this evening? We had multiple people stating they were contractors…
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Creative Designs Kitchen & Bath Center contact info

Hi all, There was a recent post that’s scrolled off now regarding kitchen remodeling and “Creative Designs Kitchen & Bath Center” in particular. Does any one have their new email address? What I have on file is about 5 years old with their address, which they no longer monitor. I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

Solar panels?

What experience has anyone had with solar panels in Ashton Woods? I have a sales representative coming tomorrow from Design Group 1. Thanks, Marty


Does anyone have a good local source for a cord of seasoned firewood? I really miss the much-used feature on our old website where we shared referrals (or “avoids”) for plumbers, etc. Linda Wangerin

Access codes updated

All access codes have been changed and emails sent with the new info. I’d like to say that everything will work without any hiccups, but it’s inevitable that I may have fat-fingered a code or sent a typo. If you have any issues access the gate or rooms, please let me know. The temp codes…
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Carpet and upholstery cleaning

It can be difficult to find a quality carpet/upholstery cleaning firm that will come to our area. We were 100% pleased with Green Solutions (Harrisonburg) when we used them previously. They have grown and have so many customers they don’t come out this way now but the owner, Barry Glick, kindly set a time for…
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Temporary Gate Codes

I will be starting the personal entry code change within the hour. The temporary codes are as follows: Main Gate- 1111 West Gate – 2222 TV Gate – 3333 All personal codes will be deleted & will no longer work but FOBS will continue to work as they normally do. Once I get all codes…
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Is that normal to have military jets flying over? Kelly mccarty

New Access Codes To Be Assigned

To All AW Property Owners: As there are many non-owners using valid access codes to enter Ashton Woods, we will be changing every owner’s access code. The process will take up to a week, and while these changes are being made, your fobs will still work and we will communicate an access code for each…
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We saw him on the South Branch Rd this week.

Pics of emu in AW on 29 Oct

Debbie Buckley sent along these two photos she took driving along Ashton Woods Drive on 29 Oct.

Missing cat

We haven’t seen our cat since October 21. Her name is Midnight. She is all black and micro chipped. If seen, please call Tracy Rice at 304-268-4355.

Crush and run gravel for the driveway

We are looking for a company who can put down crush and run on the driveway. Does anyone have any suggestions? Kelly and ed McCarty

Custom venison processing?

Anyone know of a place that does custom processing of venison? I got a nice buck this morning, and I’d like to get sausage and jerky done, but I’m not set up to do it here yet. Thanks, Cheryl

Saw the Emu!

Beth and Rachel saw that emu someone posted about a month or so ago! It was on the hillside just before the Trough View gate. Very strange, seeing such and exotic creature hereabouts!

Tree work

Hi All, I had several LARGE trees with bad limbs that were way too close for comfort. I found David Collett who is licensed, insured, reasonable and did an excellent job. I was very impressed with his knowledge and work ethic. His contact information is: David Collett 304-203-7808

Caretaker for Property

Hi Everyone, We’re looking for a reliable person to check on our house monthly. Can anyone recommend someone? Many thanks! Rhonda Baines

Lawn Maintenance

I am looking for a lawn maintenance service. Any recommendations.

Thief in Ashton Woods

To whoever stole the flag/flagpole by our gate and trashed our sign on Ashton Woods Drive – you have until Monday to return it no questions asked. I have a trail cam on that gate and if I do not get it back I’ll pull the photos and file a police report. I know not…
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Can anyone help me disc a small area?

We don’t have any land equipment yet, but I need to get a couple small areas disced for reseeding. Is anyone available to help? I’d be willing to pay for your time. Thank you, Cheryl

Contractor recommendations for log home staining

There was a discussion here about recommendations for contractors who do log home staining some time back, but I can’t find it now. Our home on Little Vanmeter is due to be re-stained. Would like to get on a contractor’s list for now or in the spring. Who should I call? Thanks.

New Bookstore in Wardensville

Hi All, Check out WordPlay on Main St. in Wardensville. We stopped in on our way back to MD Sunday afternoon. Great selection of latest titles, WV cookbooks, hiking books, etc. Also fun selection of games, puzzles, etc. Support a new independent bookstore and local business! Margaret & Tom Karcewski

WV Dept of Agriculture Gypsy Moth Survey

To Ashton Woods Property Owners, In the next few weeks through mid November, the WV Department of Agriculture will be in Ashton Woods setting traps/stations in their survey for gypsy moths. We wanted to alert you to their vehicles and staff within Ashton Woods as it is important to keep you aware of activity within…
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Can anyone recommend a good plumber? Have a leaking kitchen sink and a tub with the jets in it leaking as well. Thanks, Kelly and ed McCarty

Tree removal

We have several trees we want to remove on a steep slope maybe even chipped with a chipper any recommendations are greatly appreciated


Any recommendations for internet providers? Any satellite users? Thanks, Justin

Home insurance

Hi all, Last year’s similar thread is inaccessible now unfortunately. Could someone recommend a home insurer other than State Farm please? Still looking for alternatives. Thanks so much.

Road Damage

Here is a picture of some of the road damage I referenced. We appreciate any information you can share with us. Paul Wangerin

ATVs and Abuse of our Roads

To All Property Owners, While there has been good responses to the concern for safe driving on our roads, there still is abuse and speeding with bothATVs and some vehicles. We have had several instances of dangerous close calls that could have had serious implications of injury. There have also been several ATV rollovers, and…
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Someone running their dogs?

Hey all, Still kinda new to the community, so just want to check out what I’m hearing. I hear a bunch of dogs (or coyotes?) over here off lot Winterberry this morning. My main concern is that it’s coyotes, and I just let my chickens out. Anyone know if we have coyote packs running about?…
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Seamstress or Tailor on the mountain?

Hi all, I need some curtains altered; does anyone have a sewing machine? Failing that, is there a dry cleaner in town that does alterations? Thanks, Cheryl

Eye care and dental care?

Anyone have recommendations for eye and dental care in the area? Thanks, Cheryl

A good swim hole in the area?

Hi AW Community! My wife and I are looking for recommendations on a good swim hole in the area that is open to the public. We have enjoyed taking our 2yr old son out to the river at the public access point just south of AW on Trough Rd, but it’s fairly shallow there and…
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New to the Neighborhood

Hi Everyone. My wife and I are new neighbors here. We purchased lot #200 a few days ago and are super excited to be here. We rented a cabin in Davis County back in November of last year and fell in love with the state. I’ve wanted to own land and have a mountain house…
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Boys being men

Hey all! It’s been good to see this place alive with activity after so many months of quarantine. We saw several machines and vehicles traveling through this weekend and many neighbors were up to enjoy the warm weather! Love it! While I’m here, I want to share with all of you the standards we’re setting…
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Building On Nathaniel Mountain Road?

If you are building on Nathaniel Mountain Road and had concrete delivered in the last week, please let us know. Excess concrete was dropped onto another property and we would like those who delivered the concrete to clean this up. Please send a private message in response to this if you had concrete delivered on…
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Bear Visitors

The one cub looks a little too comfortable.

We had a visitor tonight

This guy wondered thorough our yard tonight.

Anyone missing an emu?

Yesterday driving down our driveway there’s an emu hanging around…it was spotted again by Phil Rinker today. I’m used to bears deer and coyote. But an emu? Really? Felt like Jurassic park yesterday with him running away

AC not working

Hi, anyone have a HVAC company you can recommend. Our AC isn’t working Thanks