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Little Oaktree Lakefront Ranch - Glimpse Lake, BC
Little Oaktree Lakefront Ranch - Glimpse Lake, BC
One of the nicest lakefront homes in BC Interior. 6 bdrm, 5 bath. 4.5 acres. Nicely landscaped. No expense spared on construction/furnishings. High-end German appliances. Peaceful w/ electric motors only. Being sold turnkey way under cost to build.
  • Size: 4.37 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: Contact Listing Broker
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

Located on the north side of Glimpse Lake, Little Oak Tree Ranch is a private residence consisting of approximately 4.5 acres of gently sloping land that has been professionally landscaped and maintained. The development, construction and positioning of the home and supporting outbuildings was carefully considered to ensure the retention of the property’s original and indigenous ground cover. Pine and fir trees provide shade and privacy, while modern landscaping and antique character pieces complement the architectural magnificence of the home.

Glimpse Lake is private and quiet with only a small number of cabins and public use areas. Enhancing the lake's peaceful nature is the electric motor only policy. This, combined with the positioning of the property where no neighbors can be seen provides for spectacular views of the lake as well as the ultimate of privacy. Prior to building the owner actually purchased the vacant lot next door and amalgamated the two parcels to ensure the privacy is guaranteed forever.

The first impression while coming down the driveway is quality craftsmanship, the thick square cut logs with perfect dovetailing and chinking are further complemented by the stonework on the home. Two hand carved BC native totem poles serve as the pillars flanking the main entrance and give the appearance that they are standing on guard.

Upon entering the home you will without question notice the doors, the doors are solid wood and 4 inches thick. During construction it took 4 men to lift the doors onto their hinges. They seem almost medieval with huge hinges, handle and locking system custom created by a blacksmith in Kelowna, BC.

As you enter the home and make your way down the foyer it opens up into a large central great room with 30 foot ceilings. The interior of the home has an impressive timber frame style with thick cut beams over 12 x 12 inches in width. The centrepiece of the main area is the impressive 24 foot tall stone fireplace. Over 6 tonnes of handpicked stone from the Whistler area of British Columbia has been meticulously assembled by a master stonemason into one of the most impressive fireplaces you will find. No expense was spared on the quality materials used in construction or on the furniture and decoration for the home, whether it’s the antique canoe, cashmere drapery, baby grand piano or large central chandelier... it’s all first-class. The flooring for the home is solid wood and 4 inches thick; it was salvaged from an old schoolhouse and is over 100 years old.

In the modern kitchen you will find unique copper countertops, sink and range hood. Top-quality German appliances (Gaggenau) including a fridge, stove and double oven. All appliances are built in and disguised as additional kitchen cupboards including two separate dishwashers.

At one end of the house you will find the large master bedroom with gas fireplace, sitting bench and custom stonework. The solid wood king-size bed looks as though it must weigh 2,000 pounds and has inspiring views out to the lake. The master bedroom has doors that open directly on to the covered porch and lakefront. In the master bathroom there is a large steam shower with a soaker head, heated tile floors and a clawfoot tub which looks out to the lake. Just off the master bedroom you’ll find an office with a presidential feel to it. The office has a commanding view of the lake and a large walk in closet reinforced with steel so it can double as a panic room. Character pieces in the office include custom cabinetry and a safe which came from the Princeton Hotel which burned down in 2006. The safe has quite a story as the famous train robber Billy Miner once stole the safe and shot it with a cannonball to try and retrieve it contents; the cannonball indentation can still be seen today.

At the other end of the home there are 2 self-contained suites each with a small TV room, separate bath, sleeping loft and separate entrances. Each suite has separate exterior access and both have double doors that open up onto the lakefront. Upstairs from the great room in the main living area there are three separate bedrooms with the two larger bedrooms set up as a Jack and Jill style on either side of the large walkway that overlooks the great room and the large windows out to the lake.

The entire length of the home features large windows that look out to the manicured lawn and lakefront. The lake side of the property has a long covered porch with lantern style lighting and high quality outdoor furniture. Built into the yard is a large wooden patio with accent lighting, the patio extends out to become the dock and swim platform.

Outbuildings include a 24 x 34 foot 3 bay detached garage with automatic doors and a 24 x 15 foot storage shed. There are plenty of room for vehicles, ATVs, golf carts and snowmobiles.

The outdoor recreational opportunities are almost limitless with literally hundreds of kilometres of ATV trails and logging roads extending from the property. You can literally catch rainbow trout off the dock. Glimpse Lake is widely regarded as one of the top trout fishing lakes in the area, it’s not uncommon for anglers to catch 20+ fish per day. There are several other great fishing lakes in the immediate area, including Blue Lake, Little Blue Lake, Peter Hope Lake, Plateau Lake and several others. Without question one of the best-selling features for the Glimpse Lake area are the 4 distinct seasons can enjoy. The winter offers excellent snowmobiling, great hunting in the fall, trout fishing in the spring and pure relaxation during the summer.

This property is being offered fully furnished and includes items such as the golf carts and snowmobiles, there is some art and personal effect that are not included. Call the listing REALTOR® for more details on what items are included.

Bare land strata fee of $445/month. All measurements are approximate. Buyer to verify any measurements deemed important.

Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a showing.

Location :

5270 Lauder Rd - Quilchena, BC

330 km from downtown Vancouver, 50 km from Merritt, 90 km from Kamloops and only a 2 hour drive from Kelowna and the Okanagan Lake.

Access : From Merritt head west on Merritt - Spences Bridge Hwy/Nicola Ave/Princeton-Kamloops Hwy/BC-5A/BC-97C toward Voght St. Turn right at the first cross street onto Princeton-Kamloops Hwy/Voght St/BC-5A (signs for Quilchena/Kamloops/British Columbia 5A N/BC-5 N/Yellowhead Highway). Turn right onto Douglas Lake Rd. Turn left onto Glimpse Lake Rd and drive 9 km to Lauder Rd.
Improvements :
  • 4,327 square foot 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom main residence
  • 24 x 34 foot 3 bay detached garage with automatic doors
  • 24 x 15 foot storage shed
  • Dock
  • Teepee
Services :
  • Drilled well
  • Septic installed
  • Propane (for master bedroom fireplace only)
  • Electricity
  • Satellite TV and Internet
Recreation :

The fishing for wild rainbow trout is one of the main draws to the area, with Glimpse Lake on your doorstep and several other great fishing lakes only minutes away. Glimpse Lake summers warm both your body and your soul. Enjoy nature at its peak surrounded by sagebrush, wildlife and golden rolling hills. Enjoy countless picturesque trails - hiking, biking or horseback riding. Glide through Glimpse Lake in your canoe or boat (electric motors only) and fly-fish or troll for rainbow trout. Discover the many trails and unlimited backroads with your ATV.

But most of all enjoy the scenic beauty and take in the rich bird and wildlife that nature has to offer.

Soft white snow blankets the Ranch in winter with a crisp clear quiet. Imagine white Christmas in this winter wonderland. Glimpse Lake freezes over and becomes a winter playground for skating, hockey, curling and ice-fishing.

Go for an exhilarating snowmobile ride or cut through the deep snow quietly while snow shoeing or cross-country skiing - a peaceful yet exciting way to explore the transformed white countryside. And nothing feels better than peeling off the layers of icy snow gear to sit by the fireplace with your favourite drink to reflect on the thrills of the day.

Area Data :

Glimpse Lake is located approximately 30 kilometers northeast of the City of Merritt and approximately 70 kilometers from the City of Kamloops. The property is easily accessed from Highway 5A off of Highway 5 (also known as the Coquihalla). Kamloops is 70 kilometers from Glimpse Lake via the 5A. Kamloops is a regional centre that boasts a wealth of retail and service amenities. Kamloops also has a regional airport that can accommodate most private aircrafts as well as scheduled flights from Vancouver, Prince George and Calgary.

Glimpse Lake is approximately 235 acres in size, and has an average depth of 30 feet and a maximum depth of 180 feet. Glimpse Lake has an electric motor only restriction and is known for its excellent fly-fishing with a healthy stock of rainbow trout.

Merritt is proudly known as the Country Music Capital of Canada. The highlight of the year is the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, held annually in July. Merritt also has the advantage of being a four-season, outdoors-adventure destination with over 2,050 hours per year of sunshine and endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, horseback riding and golfing.

Merritt’s downtown recreates the western style of the early 20th century. Visitors are often charmed by the down-home, generous hospitality of this thriving community.

Merritt is surrounded by provincial parks that are brimming with lakes - ideal locations from which to view wildlife and birds. Kentucky/Alleyne Provincial Park is known for its open forests, turquoise lakes and spectacular scenery. Watch for mallards, goldeneye and grebe, plus hawks and falcons. Roche Lake Provincial Park is a year-round recreation area, noted for camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Black bears, moose, deer and birds such as the Canada goose, mallard and mountain bluebird call this park home. Visitors flock to Lac le Jeune Provincial Park for its ideal swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and mountain-biking opportunities. The Laurie Guichon Memorial Interpretive Grasslands Site describes the function and role of natural grasslands.

History :

The Guichon brothers left the grazing region of the Savoie in France and arrived in California in 1857. They immediately trekked north to Canada to pursue the Cariboo gold rush in British Columbia. When the rewards of prospecting became marginal, they pursued other interests that eventually led them to the ranching region of the Nicola Valley.

Joseph, the youngest of the brothers, acquired ranch property in Quilchena and it was here that he decided to build the Quilchena Hotel, exemplifying European elegance in a western setting; the hotel officially opened on July 3, 1908.

These were prosperous times, a railway line was rumored, Nicola Lake was a popular tourist destination and the hotel was an overnight stopover for stagecoaches. However, WWI, the automobile and prohibition reduced business, forcing the hotel to close in 1917. In 1958 the hotel re-opened and has been receiving guests ever since.

The Nicola Valley and Glimpse Lake are among the most picturesque and historic places in the interior of British Columbia. The area's original inhabitants predate recorded history and the valley's stunning natural beauty has remained largely unchanged to this day. Like a land frozen in time during the real West, its effect on all who see it is immediate and profound. It is, without a doubt, one of the most rare and beautiful places remaining in Canada's West today.

Zoning : C4
Legal :


PID 027-957-756

Taxes : $8,984 (2016)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°15'6.32"N and 120°16'4.58"W
Listing # : 17141