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    Four Season Log Home - Bowron Lakes

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 19298

    4 season log home on private 5 acre lot just minutes from Bowron Lake. Custom built, 2 bdrm, 2 bath off-grid log home in a stunning natural wilderness environment. Surrounded by the world-famous Bowron Lake chain, endless wildlife, a ski hill, epic snow machining & river fishing.


    Price
    $250,000

    Size
    5.06 acres

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    Description

    This well-built log home is nestled in the mountains offering amazing mountain scenery, abundance of wildlife, fresh air and cool clear waters. It is in an amazing setting for year-round wilderness recreation and adventure. The off-grid, handcrafted, log home was built in 2014 and has 2 floors. The main floor offers open concept living with a dining area, kitchen, living room, 3-piece bathroom and utility room. The beautifully handcrafted kitchen offers an electric fridge and a propane stove. This level has large windows with tons of natural light and is centered around a wood fireplace. A large log staircase leads up to the second level which has 2 bedrooms, a rec room and a second bathroom. The home offers hardwood flooring throughout, is on a cement foundation and has a metal roof. It is run on both solar and generator for back up.

    The property is mostly level and treed. The homestead is located just off of the highway tucked in the trees for privacy. There is a second, level building site right near Antler Creek as well.

    The property is less than a 5-minute drive to the boat launch on Bowron Lake, offering easy access to waterfront in complete privacy.

    You can live and recreate in comfort and style with this four season home!

    Location

    Lot 6, DL 9517 Bowron Lake Road - Quesnel, BC

    Access

    From Quesnel, travel north and turn right onto Highway 26 to Wells and Barkerville. Follow the well-marked, paved highway past Troll Mountain and through Wells for 79 km. Turn left onto Bowron Lake Rd and follow this dirt road for 26 km. The driveway to the property is on the left.

    Area Data

    Quesnel

    The population of Quesnel within Quesnel Municipal Boundaries was 12,064 (Census 2018). It is 23,000+ including the surrounding service area.

    Quesnel Weather

    • Average Annual Snowfall: 166 cm/year
    • Average Annual Rainfall: 36 cm/year
    • Frost Free Days: 179
    • Average Winter Temperature: -5°C
    • Average Summer Temperature: 16°C
    • Growing Season late May to September
    • Elevation 474 m (1,555 feet)
    Bowron Lakes

    Bowron Lake Provincial Park is a large wilderness area situated on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range. The world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages. This wilderness canoe trip takes from 6 to 10 days to complete, depending on your time frame and skill level.

    Bowron Lake Park also has a very pleasant 25 unit drive-in campground. The campground is located near the Registration Centre a short distance from Bowron Lake itself. There are also a few short walking trails nearby.

    Wells

    The town of Wells (population: 236) sits nestled in a valley in BC's Cariboo Mountain foothills near the end of Highway 26. Built in the 1930s to accommodate the area's gold miners, the village has since evolved as a quaint arts community. Its rich past has been preserved in many historic and heritage sites.

    Wells bills itself as "the host to the ghost town," the ghost town being Barkerville Historic Town. Barkerville is not only a premier heritage site, but also the gateway to the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. Bowron's famous chain of lakes is known for its sheer size and beauty, and attracts canoeing enthusiasts from all corners.

    In winter, locals head out on numerous cross-country ski trails or to Troll Ski Resort for a bit of downhill skiing. In summer, those trails make for excellent hiking, while local parks are also inviting.

    Barkerville

    Barkerville is the largest heritage site in Western North America and a National Historic Site of Canada. Founded in 1862, Barkerville is an adventure destination like no other; rich in history, full of life. Meet colourful characters from Barkerville's past, watch Judge Begbie hold Victorian criminals accountable, see authentic gold rush theatre and witness a Cornish Waterwheel in action. Pan for gold, visit exotic Chinatown, go to school 1800s-style or tour the town at your own pace while visiting 140+ historic buildings and displays.

    Barkerville's merchants, restaurants and accommodations will provide everything you need for a genuinely comfortable trip into BC's golden age.

    Cariboo Mountains

    The Cariboo Mountains are a true wilderness area, dominated by densely forested valleys and high serrated peaks and glaciers, featuring attractive lakes and lush wetlands. The Park is situated in the interior wet belt, between Bowron Lake and Wells Gray Provincial Parks. These three parks combined now create one continuous protected area in the Cariboo Mountains that is over 1.87 million acres (760,000 hectares) in size.

    Recreation

    This area is an outdoor recreation paradise. The property is within half an hour of Troll Mountain and the town of Wells. It is just 26 kilometres from Barkerville and right across the road from stunning Bowron Lakes.

    Antler Creek flows right through the property. This creek is rich in history and was a very productive good mining creek. You can enjoy your summer days panning for gold, catching fish or going for a drift.

    Wells is nestled in the mountains of the Cariboo. It is an eclectic community of art, history and outdoor activities filled with trails that lead through beautiful meadows. Wells has something to offer for everyone, from adventure seekers to history buffs.

    Wells is home to a wide variety of activities for everyone all year round! This beautiful community is home to several hiking and ATV touring trails during spring and summer. Nearby there’s 116 km chain of lakes that make up the Bowron Lake circuit, for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts. Winter season boasts peaceful, beautiful snow blanketed landscapes and plenty of winter sport activities—including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

    Aside from outdoor activities, visitors to this area can find a wealth of places to visit and experiences to satisfy their interests in art, history and culture. Wells is host to one of the greatest festivals northern BC has to offer - ArtsWells! During the August long weekend artists of every kind gather here to take part in hundreds of events, including live musical performances, theatre, comedy, several varying workshops and art displays.

    Troll Mountain, offering an impressive vertical of 1,729 ft, is a great destination for snowboarders and skiers to get started or hone their skills further. It is known as the most family-friendly ski hill in BC. It hosts a variety of terrain from perfect beginner slopes and long fall-line groomers to steep tree runs and a large progressive terrain park.

    The area also offers hundreds of kilometres of snowmobiling around Quesnel and Yanks Peak, some of which can be accessed right from your front door. Residents and visitors also enjoy quading, hunting, fishing, and exploring the vast, rugged wilderness.

    Map Reference

    53°15'4.30"N and 121°25'23.14"W

    Investment Features

    This property is in the perfect location to offer an Airbnb or seasonal rental in a true outdoor adventure paradise.

    Services

    • Dug well
    • Septic - drain field
    • Heat - wood fireplace
    • Electric fridge, propane stove and lights
    • Generator included

    Tax Details

    $706.39 (2019)

    Zoning

    R/A

    Legal

    LOT 6 DISTRICT LOT 9517 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN 22651
    PID 008-891-583

    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.