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    The Complete Package - Forested Mountain Homestead - Lumby, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 24085

    An extraordinary off-grid property nestled in the Monashee Mountains. 1,664 ft2 log home with 3 bedrooms surrounded by functional outbuildings & horse setup. Enjoy the serene ambiance of a creek, waterfall, & total privacy. Timber cruise showed $1.1M in gross timber value


    158 acres

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    This very special property truly has it all!

    • Year-round creek with licence
    • Seasonal creek with micro hydro
    • Modern solar setup
    • Steps to the Shuswap River
    • Mature forest . . . and significant timber value
    • Log cabin and established home-site
    • Rustic guest cabin
    • Horse setup
    • Close to town yet very private
    • Excellent backcountry access

    Make sure to watch the video tour!

    On the mostly forested 158 acres you will find a fully equipped log home with 1,664 ft2 of warm and inviting living space.

    • Main floor - cozy living room, eat in country kitchen, full bathroom, and foyer
    • Upstairs - 3 good size bedrooms

    This well-built and updated home boasts cutting-edge off-grid amenities designed to provide unparalleled comfort and self-sufficiency. From the convenience of gravity-fed water to the combination of solar and micro hydro power, along with a reliable propane-powered backup generator, every aspect of modern living is seamlessly integrated. Stay cozy during winter months with the addition of an impressive masonry tile oven and a charming wood cook stove. For hot water needs, solar collectors (a coil within the kitchen stove), and a backup propane boiler have you covered. Delve further into the details of this exceptional off-grid setup in the services section below.

    Around this home site are multiple functional outbuildings including a 3-bay carport, several wood and tool sheds, and a great horse set up with covered round corral, 3 pens and a 60 x 100 ft riding area.

    Access to this remarkable home site through a private driveway, meandering through mature forest and past a charming open clearing where horses often gather. As the driveway carries on towards the main house, an offshoot leads to a rustic guest cabin. This cabin, boasting sturdy construction and a dependable metal roof, awaits its next owner to bring it to life. Partially set up inside, it presents an opportunity for customization and personalization. Equipped with a solar hot water tank and collectors ready for connection, along with a water line awaiting plumbing installation; this cabin holds immense potential as a cozy rental or guest retreat once fully outfitted.

    Most of the land is blanketed with a healthy forest, offering both seclusion and natural beauty. A recent timber cruise conducted in 2022 revealed an impressive gross value of $1.1 million, underscoring the land's significant worth. Positioned overlooking Mabel Lake and mere steps away from the Shuswap River, this property provides breathtaking views and easy access to scenic wonders. Follow a picturesque hiking trail leading down to the riverbank and discover a stunning waterfall nestled within the estate's grounds. Traverse the property's old skid trails, perfect for immersive wildlife exploration and captivating hikes. A well-defined wide trail extends from the home site to a year-round creek, while the owner's thoughtful landscaping efforts have curated a serene park-like setting amidst the forest below the residence.

    Crown land and Woodlot Licence surround the property on 3 sides. On the fourth side are the river and one seasonal neighbour. The property is located below Bobbie Burns Mountain and there are trails going around the mountain, as well as past Christian Creek, to Albers Road, to the Shuswap River, or up Sowsap to Hidden Lake.

    Experience the ultimate in secluded living while still being conveniently close to civilization—just a mere 35 minutes from Lumby and less than an hour from Vernon. Access to this hidden gem is facilitated by a 6 km forestry road that winds along Bobbie Burns Road. As stewards of this road, the owners ensure year-round accessibility by arranging for snow ploughing from 29 km to 34 km, a crucial service that grants direct access to their homesite. Collaboratively sharing of ploughing costs with neighbouring properties, they invest between one and two thousand dollars annually to maintain this essential access route.

    This remarkable off-grid setup, coupled with the significant timber value, makes this property an exceptional investment opportunity. Don't miss your chance to explore this extraordinary estate—contact us today to schedule a viewing.


    1425 Bobbie Burns Road - Lumby, BC

    Notable Travel Times
    • Lumby - 35 minutes
    • Enderby - 45 minutes
    • Vernon - 1 hour
    • Kelowna - 1 hour 45 minutes


    From Enderby (45 minutes)

    Take Enderby-Mabel Lake Road to Ashton Creek. Take Trinity Valley Road south to the 22 km marker, which is the junction with Bobbie Burns Road. Stay on Bobbie Burns Road all the way to 34 km.

    From Lumby (35 minutes)

    Take Lumby Mabel Lake Road north to the 20 km marker, which is the junction with Bobbie Burns Road. Take Bobbie Burns Road all the way to 34 km.

    Area Data

    This property is located in the Monashee Mountains of the North Okanagan, between Enderby to the Northwest and Lumby to the south. Mabel Lake and to some extent the Shuswap River help create a micro-climate with more moisture than the more common very dry Okanagan weather—the property is approximately 18 km as the crow flies to Silver Star Ski area.

    35 minutes away is Lumby, the nearest community for services, schooling, some shops, and restaurants. Population just over 2,000 people. All your big box and more specialized services are in Vernon approximately 1 hour away. An international airport in Kelowna is just 1 hour 40 minutes away.

    There is also an off-grid community across Sowsap Creek, as well as several on this side of the Creek. Mabel Lake is a 10-minute drive from the property.


    The land itself provides ample opportunities for recreation, with a network of old skid roads now transformed into fantastic trails for hiking, mountain biking, quad riding, or winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing. Step just beyond the property's borders to access the Shuswap River, a haven for birdwatchers, while nearby Mabel Lake beckons with its opportunities for boating and fishing. Equine enthusiasts will appreciate the 60 x 100 ft riding area and the array of horseback riding trails that traverse the land. Plus, both the property itself and the adjacent Crown land offer prime hunting grounds for those seeking an outdoor adventure.


    Please see mapping section, all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°25'33.50"N and 118°47'26.44"W


    Utilities at the Main House
    • Gravity fed water from year-round Gilbert Creek
    • Irrigation licence for 1,500 gallons per day
    • R60 in the attic
    • Masonry tile oven provides thermal mass heating
    • Wood-fired kitchen stove provides hot water in the winter via heat coil
    • Solar hot water vacuum tubes, produce hot water even when the sun shines in the winter
    • Backup hot water propane boiler
    • Stackable propane washer/dryer
    • Wood-fired hot tub
    • 1,500gallon septic with weeping bed
    • Solar power system with new batteries
    • 24/7 creek hydro turbine that runs from November until July
    • Backup generator on propane
    • Outdoor BBQ propane hookup
    • 1,000 litre propane tank from Superior Propane
    • Starlink satellite Internet
    Rustic Cabin
    • Wood-fired kitchen and masonry chimney
    • Outhouse, no bathroom yet
    • Needs power and plumbing, water line runs to cabin though
    • 1,400gallon cistern which is fed via shallow well
    • Solar hot water tank and collectors that are not hooked up yet


    • Main cabin
      • Log construction
      • 1,664 ft2 two storey cabin
      • 3 bedrooms upstairs
      • Living room, eat-in kitchen, full bathroom, foyer on main floor
      • Deck
      • Wood-fired hot tub
    • Rustic cabin
      • Log construction
      • Two storey cabin
    • Three-bay carport
    • Multiple wood and tool sheds
    • Fenced veggie garden
    • Chicken coop
    • Horse setup
      • Covered round corral
      • 3 fenced pens
      • 60 x 100 ft outdoor riding area

    Tax Details

    $2,604.98 (2023)


    The property is zoned Large Holding (LH) in the Regional District of the North Okanagan

    Permitted Uses
    Two Single Family Dwellings on lots this size, a Two Family Dwelling, Secondary suites, Bed and Breakfast, Winery, Intensive Agriculture, Accessory Buildings and Structures, Vet Clinics

    For full zoning bylaws contact the Regional District.


    District Lot 4382, Osoyoos Division of Yale
    PID 011-245-166

    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.