Established 1906, 670 ac. 280 head working cattle ranch, luxurious fully furnished 5,156 ft2 4 bdrm, 5 bath Buck Lake Lodge, deluxe garage and suite, hot tub, 2nd executive residence, riding arena, 5 pivot irrigation system, 330 ac irrigated, 1,400 AUM range.
The Buck Lake Ranch is a working cattle ranch established in 1906 in a beautiful warm southern BC valley that has been transformed into a gentleman’s trophy ranch by a dedicated owner who spared no expense creating his dream. The ranch is now being offered for sale by his estate creating a superb opportunity to acquire the ranch below replacement cost and appraised value.
The dream included construction of the luxurious Buck Lake Lodge a 5,156 ft2 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom residence of the highest quality with exquisite wood and stone work. Offered fully furnished it includes top line appliances, furnishings, fittings, décor, large hot tub, massive stone fireplace and a detached 2,156 ft2 log garage with a superb suite. Facing south with a pastoral view of the valley this exceptional home and property is warm, quiet and peaceful.
Ranch improvements include second executive home built by the previous owner, new 10,848 ft2 indoor riding arena with tack room and a numerous outbuildings which are listed below.
The 670 acres of deeded land is comprised of 3 titles which is surrounded by the 1,400 AUM 73,000± acre range permit that allows grazing for 280± head on the crown range.
The majority of the ranch land is level with 330± acres irrigated of which 238± acres are under 5 new pivots and the remainder irrigated with 3 hose reels.
The ranch is currently operating on a custom rotational grazing system and not cutting the hay so there are no hay production numbers available but with 2 cuts in this climate it is reasonable to estimate 3-4 tons per acre.
With 3 Water Rights Licences on Beaver Creek and Clark Lake and 6 wells at strategic points on the hay fields the ranch has more than ample water for irrigation. The range has excellent water for livestock from 13 lakes, numerous creeks and springs and the ranch is the first property on the watershed assuring a continued supply of water from Beaver Creek which runs year round through the full length of the property. There are watering stations on the fenced and cross fenced grazing areas on the deeded land.
Nearby and adjacent to the ranch the estate holdings include the 1,100 acre Currie Mountain Ranch to the south., 160 acre Lutz Farm to the north and 432 acre West Kettle Ranch just south of Beaverdell which are offered for sale individually.
In summary Buck Lake Ranch is an exceptionally well improved working cattle ranch with a more than ample water supply, surrounded on 3 sides by Crown land with easy access to nearby lakes and rivers for great hunting and fishing in a warm southern BC climate.
Buck Lake Lodge is a 5,156 ft2 log lodge of very high quality construction beautifully appointed and decorated that is offered for sale completely furnished. The 2,156 ft2 garage and deluxe suite bring the total 7,312 ft2.
Second executive residence much superior to normal ranch house quality 1,670 ft2 with 845 ft2 basement total 2,535 ft2.
Ranch Manager residence is 1,500 ft2 with 1,145 ft2 deck and carport.
Indoor riding arena 10,848 ft2 with 242 ft2 tack room.
Insulated and heated 1,728 ft2 shop with office, 864 ft2 open bay, 240 ft2 open mezzanine and sleeping quarters.
Other improvements include garage and water pump station, workshop and lean to, 3 hay sheds, 2 equipment sheds. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced with livestock watering stations, working corrals and cattle handling system with chute and squeeze. 5 pivots irrigating 238 acres±.
TOTAL - 670.62 acres (From BC Assessment Authority Records)
1,400 AUM Range Permit estimated to cover 73,000± acres
Beaverdell is about 80 km southeast of Kelowna on Highway 33 which connects with Highway 3 at Rock Creek about 40 km to the south. It is an hour from Kelowna and world class skiing at Big White Ski Resort.
Turn east off Highway 33 at Beaverdell on Beaver Creek Road the ranch driveway is 4 km from the corner.
Beaverdell is 80± km from Kelowna, the largest urban community in BC’s interior, and 70 km from the Canada-US border.
The Beaverdell General Store has a postal outlet, liquor store and laundromat and there is now gas station in town. There are 16± small fishing lakes in the area many with Forest Service Recreation camping sites and there are numerous backcountry roads to explore.
Beaverdell is in the West Kettle River Valley which joins the Kettle River at Westbridge 33 km to the south and then flows south to Midway where it crosses into the USA.
This area is in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) which includes the southerly ranges of the Okanagan Highlands, Monashee Mountains, the Kettle and Granby River drainages, Christina Lake and extensive recreational and wilderness habitat areas. The climate is characterized by low to moderate precipitation, with warm summers and relatively mild winters.
When silver ore was discovered on Wallace Mountain in 1897, three towns were established; Beaverton, Carmi, and Rendell. The village of Beaverton was amalgamated with Rendell and the name was changed to Beaverdell.
The local ‘Highland Mine’ produced continuously for over 90 years, until it closed and the site was purchased by the provincial government.
The historic Beaverdell Hotel built in 1901 was a favorite stop for travelers along the Trans Canada Trail - Kettle Valley Rail route and until it was destroyed by fire in 2011.
Please see maps and plans included - all boundaries are approximate.
Deeded Land in Red, Range in Purple.
49°29'6.53"N and 119° 2'8.82"W
Working cattle ranch.
6 irrigation wells, 4 wells for domestic use and 3 Water Licences on Beaverdell Creek and Clark Lake.
Hydro, telephone, road access.
No zoning but sections of the land are within the ALR (see map included).
District Lot 565S, Similkameen Division Yale District - PID 014-785-722
District Lot 3129, Similkameen Division Yale District - PID 014-785-757
District Lot 3130, Similkameen Division Yale District - PID 014-785-781
F010641 - File No. 0118445 - 100 acre feet on Clark Lake
C053645 - File No. 0056808 - 123 acre feet on Beaverdell Creek
C053508 - File No. 0346665 - 477 acre feet on Beaverdell Creek
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