Located between Fort St. John & Fort Nelson. Beautifully situated in the last stretch of the flatlands before the rolling landscape of the Rocky Mountains, a perfect place to get away. Established lodge. Hunting, fishing & noted in the region for viewing amazing wildlife.
60 stunning acres on the Buckinghorse River. This is a turnkey business operation with the resources, materials and years of business goodwill to turn an instant profit. A new owner would be able to step in and instantly begin making money. The location of the property and business is such that it is one of the few stops between Fort St John and Fort Nelson. It is unavoidable to drive past this property whilst driving the Alaska Highway. This means a constant stream of tourists and travelers commuting past your business with no option but to stop. Additionally, there is large quantities of natural gas exploration/drilling, pipeline construction and road work occurring in the area. This provides the lodge, restaurant, cabins and motel with long-term tenants/customers. This is a sustainable investment with an opportunity to build on what already exists.
The lodge includes 2 cabins, a 7-bedroom motel, successful restaurant (known for its homestyle cooking), RV campground and log cabin residence. This lodge is seasoned, prepped and ready for recreational and business ventures. It is currently in operation and derives a sizable income each year. This lodge provides visitors with a chance to experience some of nature’s greatest outdoor activities. With endless mountains, rivers, trails, lakes and wild animals one will always be enthralled with Northern BC.
The motel was built in 1976 and has had renovations done to it in 2006, 2012 and 2013. A new metal roof was installed in 2009 at a value of $ 11,000. The interior of the motel is as follows:
Three rooms with one double bed, TV stand, 20-inch flat screen TV, Shaw Direct satellite receiver, each with washroom with shower, toilet and hand sink, misc. furniture. Window covering in each. Each has a propane wall furnace. Four rooms with two twin beds in each and set up as above rooms.
Bedding includes comforters for all with four spares, blankets include one for each with three spares, sheets and pillow cases three sets per bed, pillows include two for double beds and one for each twin with five spares. Some odd spare comforters and sheet sets.
All rooms have had recent bed replacement starting 2012 and finished 2013. All but two rooms completely repainted. Some new showers and bathroom renos.
A typical dry sleeper dorm with eight individual rooms with sat TV in the main staff house (1,100 ft2). A new peaked metal roof was added in 2013. A staff shower, washroom and laundry skidded trailer also has a staff room with their own washroom at either end of the unit. Showers, washroom and laundry services are sold to the public from this unit. (600 ft2). There is also an un-connected four room wet sleeper that is used as a residence at present. (300 ft2).
The restraint was built in 1976 and has had renovations in 2004. A new metal roof was installed in 2010. The restaurant appeals to commuters along the 97 Highway, but also to guests and long-term tenants who rely on the restaurant for their daily meals. The restaurant has the following components:
Located approximately 200 km (120 miles) northwest of Fort St. John and 180 km (108 miles) from Fort Nelson at roughly a 175 mile on the Alaska Highway (Highway 9).
The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.
The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.
Fort St. John
The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.
Pink Mountain is an unincorporated small community in British Columbia nestled in the Rocky Mountain Foothills. Pink Mountain’s name comes from the reddish tinge of the rocks on nearby mountains. Pink Mountain is a great place to spot wildlife such as mountain goats, bison, moose, elk and caribou. It boasts a rare population of arctic butterflies and beautiful red and blue plants. Bring your camera.
Provincial parks, scenic mountains, lakes and rivers are all close to your new lodge. Not to mention great hunting and fishing and in the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and buffalo hunting. There are also miles and miles of great ATV riding and hiking trails.
Two very important features of Redfern Provincial Park are the trail systems into the area; one trail follows Nevis Creek and the Besa River to Redfern Lake, and a second trail follows the Sikanni Chief River to Trimble Lake. Another trail links Trimble Lake to the Besa River, completing a loop. Both trails are open to snowmobiles, horses, hikers, mountain bikes and dog sleds. However, motorized ATV vehicles can only access the park via the Redfern Lake Trail. Motorized access along the Sikanni River Trail does not extend into the park. Primitive campsites are found along both trails.
Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometers north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.
It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.
In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.
57°23'19.34"N and 122°51'18.19"W
Misc. plumbing, electrical and equipment maintenance supplies to be included with sale:
The owners have operated the Buckinghorse Provincial Campground for the last eleven years. Revenue from the campground varies but is usually somewhere around $20,000 per season (4 months). It is expected it would be able to be transferred, but the transfer would have to be approved by BC Parks.
There is an estimated $50,000 worth of sand and gravel in a pile on the property Propane Dispenser System 24/7 Fuel card-lock for gas and diesel. Perfect for vehicles, semi-trucks and equipment Bucking Horse Financials are available upon request
Current owners would also be willing to sell (in addition to the property and business):
Electricity, fiber optics at lot line, gravel road, telephone, septic system and well-water.
A2- Accommodates agricultural tourism
DISTRICT LOT 1793 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN 32629
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