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    Cozy Log Home in the Woods Nestled Close to Tchesinkut Lake, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 22119

    Cozy log home situated amongst ancient forest & wild landscape. 2,200 ft2 log home, lake views, 60’ x 36’ pole barn with 30’ x 10’ covered lean-to, 40’ x 30’ storage building with two bays, & fenced garden with greenhouse. 20 minutes from the conveniences of Burns Lake, BC


    Price
    $435,000

    Size
    4.94 acres

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    Description

    Offering a cozy log home nestled amongst the ancient forest surrounding Tchesinkut Lake. This fantastic property feels very secluded and naturally molds into the landscape. Despite the perception of solitude, you are only a 20-minute drive from the services of Burns Lake, BC.

    The property offers 5 acres of forested land with cleared trails and fenced grassy areas for children and pets to play. The log home was built in 2000 and offers approx. 2,200 ft2 of comfortable living space. The home has a back large deck with scattered views of the lake.

    The home has an open kitchen/dining area and large family room with high ceilings. Each room provides its own unique view of the surrounding forest. The home has four potential bedrooms including a spacious master. The existing bathroom is on the main floor and is complete with shower, sink and toilet. The bathroom was recently renovated. There is an upstairs room wired and set aside for a second bathroom. A new mudroom addition has also been installed on the main level (shown with the white Tyvek paper in photos).

    The basement is mostly unfinished and houses the home's infrastructure. The basement has a walk out to access firewood stored under the back deck. The home has a high producing well, septic tank with field, 200-amp power and multiple heating sources (electric, wood, pellet).

    Outside there is a spacious driveway for storing vehicles and boats. Additionally, there is a 60’ x 36’ pole barn with 30’ x 10’ covered lean-to, 40’ x 30’ storage building with two bays, and a fenced garden with greenhouse. The property is located close to Crown land and a public boat launch is only a few minutes away.

    Whether you're looking for a cabin getaway, or a quieter lifestyle, this property offers a rustic appeal with modern functionality.

    Location

    133118 Tchesinkut Road - Burns Lake, BC

    Area Data

    Burns Lake is a rural village in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, incorporated in 1923. The village has a population of 2,029 according to the 2011 Census.

    The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage and for its extensive network of mountain biking trails, which have received international acclaim by becoming Canada's first IMBA Ride Centre. In winter, cross-country skiing trails and snowmobile wilderness trails are created. Burns Lake is located in the midst of a large networks of lakes called the Lakes District, with fishing and hunting year-round and water activities in the summer months.

    There are two First Nations reserves that are part of the town, and another four nearby, making it one of the few communities in the province that have almost equal populations of persons of native or European descent. Local nations include Wet'suwet'en First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Cheslatta Band, Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation, Skin Tyee band and Nee Tahi Buhn band.

    The town serves as a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley and Granisle. There are three pubs, many cafés and restaurants a selection of stores and services, numerous hotels and motels, a library and a hospital. It is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Vegetation

    The property is largely covered in poplar forest.

    Recreation

    Burns Lake has gained world-renowned recognition from the International Mountain Biking Association for its network of trails on Boer Mountain. The trails, maintained by a volunteer group called Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association, include 20 km of downhill and 40 km of cross-country trails. The trails continue to draw mountain bikers from all over the world and are expanding every season.

    In the winter months cross-country skiing is very popular at the Omineca Ski Club. Its facilities have hosted several national championships and are considered to rank among western Canada's best trail networks. The facilities include 25 km of groomed trails, four km of which are lit for nighttime skiing. There is also a facility for biathlon skiing.

    In 2014 The Village of Burns Lake completed work on the Lakeside Multiplex and renovations to the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. This facility includes a hockey rink, curling rink, rock climbing gym, a squash/racquetball court, a fitness facility and multi-use rooms. The facility is located on Spirit Square, a large outdoor park with a playground, a beach, a walking path, outdoor fitness equipment, two tennis courts and a skateboard park.

    The 1.9-kilometre Opal Bed Trail leads to an active rock hounding destination, where users can look for precious minerals.

    Burns Lake is considered to be the gateway to Tweedsmuir North Provincial Park and Protected Area. The North Park is a wilderness area with no services or supplies; it cannot be accessed by road. Fly-in tours for sightseeing, hunting and fishing are offered by local outfitters.

    History

    Burns Lake’s first inhabitants were the Carrier First Nations communities that spanned much of the Lakes District and beyond.

    Burns Lake itself began as a small rest stop for travelers on their way to the Yukon Gold Rush. Many of these travelers spotted opportunity in the rich forestry, fur and mining opportunities in Burns Lake and the surrounding area.

    Burns Lake acquired its name after Michael Byrnes, who was an explorer for the Collins Overland Telegraph scheme. Byrnes passed Burns Lake in about 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget. Recent research indicates that Byrnes was also a miner during the Cariboo Gold Rush and had staked a claim on William’s Creek earlier, in 1861. On the 1866 trail map of the area, the name 'Byrnes' Lake appears; after 1876 however, the maps indicate it as Burns Lake.

    Bob Gerow, one of the main founders of Burns Lake, entered into partnership with Jack Seely and Howard Laidlaw to create Burns Lake Trading Company. Together, they built a store/hotel and a sawmill on Gerow Island, which would become the hub of trade for the surrounding area. The Village was incorporated on December 6, 1923. The first Mayor was G. M Gerow.

    The first newspaper in Burns Lake was called the Observer, published and edited by Sidney Godwin. In the late 1950s another newspaper, also called the Observer, was operated by Ralph Vipond. It closed in 1961.

    The town continued to grow throughout the 20th century. Its current industries have become forestry and tourism, though many workers commute to jobs in the mining industry.

    Burns Lake received nationwide attention on January 20, 2012, when an explosion destroyed Babine Forest Products, a wood mill which was one of the town's primary employers.

    A number of historic buildings still stand including:

    The Old Hospital
    First built in 1933 by the Women's Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada, the hospital was officially opened by Canada's former Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir. Once the largest and finest public buildings between Prince George and Prince Rupert, it was famous for its fine gardens. It was later occupied by a senior citizens apartment complex, then declared a heritage building in 1982 and redeveloped as an office building by its owner, the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation.

    The Bucket of Blood
    Located adjacent to the Burns Lake Museum, this square-cut log building is a former fur trade post which later became a gambling den. Due to the nature of gambling, fights broke out in the building, earning its name. It now contains a display of historical artifacts from the life of Craig Wafflehouse, one of the founders of Burns Lake.

    Map Reference

    54° 5'52.56"N and 125°34'55.50"W

    Services

    • Drilled well
    • Electricity (200-amp)
    • Septic tank with field

    Multiple heat sources including:

    • Wood stove
    • Pellet stove
    • Electric baseboards
    • Electric furnace

    Improvements

    • 2,200 ft2 log home built in 2000
    • 60’ x 36’ pole barn with 30’ x 10’ covered lean-to
    • 40’ x 30’ storage building with two bays
    • Fenced garden with greenhouse

    Tax Details

    $1,827.59 (2022)

    Zoning

    H-1

    Legal

    LOT 11 DISTRICT LOT 5695 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 9737
    PID 005-832-837

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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