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    Getaway Cabin on 1 Acre of Land in the Wild Chilcotin Region - Chilanko Forks, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 22136

    Rural cabin escape on British Columbia’s mighty Chilcotin plateau. Offering a cozy manufactured home (fully serviced), 1-acre of fenced land and access to thousands of acres of Crown land/lakes, this is the affordable recreational property of your dreams.


    Price
    $125,000

    Size
    1 acres

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    Description

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world at your secluded cabin getaway located in the wilds of British Columbia's Chilcotin plateau. This meticulously maintained manufactured home offers 1-acre of land and immediate access to thousands of acres of Crown land and hundreds of lakes within a short commute of the property. Some of the best hunting/fishing in all of BC is within a short commute of the property.

    The property is fenced, gated, and offers an electrical/pump house for additional storage options. The fencing is sufficient to keep livestock in and free roaming cattle out.

    The manufactured home has a spacious deck (350 ft2) and enclosed solarium (100 ft2). The solarium is the perfect room to enjoy a morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine while still enjoying the sunshine. Despite its cozy size (444 ft2), the home offers all modern amenities including a full bathroom, two bedrooms, spacious kitchen and cozy wood-stove. The home has been well thought out and offers all the creature comforts of home. The property is tied into the power grid (100-amp), has an 82’ deep well and a fully functional septic system.

    If you are in the market for an affordable rural escape, this is the property for you. With Access to both British Columbia’s interior and the coast, this property is primed and ready to provide you with years of family memories.

    Location

    1876 Puntzi Airport Road - Chilanko Forks, BC

    Access

    From the Petro Canada gas station (Redstone Gas Bar), continue westward along Highway 20 for approximately 8-9 km. You will have reached Chilanko Forks. Turn to head north on Puntzi Airport Road and proceed for 0.7 km at which point, the property will be on the east side of the road. There is a sign marking the property.

    Please view by appointment only.

    Area Data

    The Chilcotin region initially drew settlers into the area looking to graze cattle. This becomes evident as you travel past lush fields, pasture and long segments of “Chilcotin fences.” The expansive Chilcotin lies between the Fraser River and Coast Mountains. This unique region sits on a 5,000 square kilometre plateau much of which is used as rangeland. There are thousands of cattle which roam unfenced across the plateau. Here cowboys ride the range to tend their cattle, roping and branding the calves in the spring, keeping them from straying in summer, and rounding them up in the fall.

    The jagged mountain peaks of the Chilcotin are covered in vast ice fields and wide alpine meadows, gradually softening into large valleys, gently rolling foothills, pine covered forests, lakes and rivers and the grasslands of the Chilcotin Plateau.

    This is essentially backcountry at its best complete with some of the best fishing lakes and rivers to be found in North America. The expansive Chilcotin lies between the Fraser River and Coast Mountains, a 5,000 square kilometre plateau of rangeland, where thousands of cattle roam unfenced land. Here cowboys ride the range to tend their cattle, roping and branding the young in the spring, keeping them from straying in summer and rounding them up in the fall.

    Chilanko Forks

    Chilanko Forks is an unincorporated settlement as well as a First Nations community of the Tsilhqot'in people, located on the north bank of the Chilanko River just northeast of Tatla Lake, and immediately south of Puntzi Lake, in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia. Chilanko Forks is the location of the offices of the Alexis Creek First Nation.

    Puntzi Lake

    Puntzi Lake is 3 miles wide and 7 miles long with a surface area of 4,215 acres. It is at 3,133 ft above sea level and has a gently sloping bottom from 0 to 140 ft at its deepest point. The lake freezes over by mid-December which provides opportunities for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. Ice off is by mid to late April to allow for fishing and water sports.

    Alexis Creek

    Alexis Creek is a small community of approximately 300 people in the Chilcotin Grasslands region of British Columbia. The region of rolling hills is surrounded by lakes and farmlands, some reaching far into the backcountry—all connected by an extensive network of gravel roads. This area is known for cattle ranching, hunting and the frontier lifestyle. The small community is one of the many service centres located along scenic Highway 20.

    Alexis Creek offers the following amenities:

    • RCMP and Nursing Station
    • General Store/Liquor Store
    • Restaurants
    • Tourism Info Centre
    • Interior Roads Highways Yard<
    • School
    • Forestry Centre
    • Garage

    14 km east of Alexis Creek on the Anaham First Nations land, there is a gas station, band office and general store.

    Recreation

    Outdoor recreation and activities are endless in the Chilcotin. You can enjoy fishing the rivers or lakes for Dolly Varden and trout or come and view one of the largest annual runs of sockeye salmon in British Columbia. Every year, from mid-August to mid-October, hundreds of thousands of salmon return to their spawning grounds. During this time, you can always enjoy viewing the massive grizzly bears and their families as they come out to feast on the spawning salmon.

    You can also experience the Chilcotin on horseback, the way it was meant to be seen. There are endless areas to trail ride and explore.

    River kayaking, rafting, windsurfing in the clean waters of Chilko lake, the highest altitude lake in North America are also very popular recreation activities on the lake.

    Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmachining, quading or canoeing are also great recreational activities in this area.

    History

    The first people to live in Tatla Lake/Chilanko Forks area were the Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) First Nations people. Ranching began in 1890 with the influx of early pioneers. A post office was established on the Graham Ranch in 1914 with Mrs. Graham as postmistress for mail that only came once a month at first. Over the years a school, community hall, and nursing station were added.

    Map Reference

    52° 7'0.65"N and 124° 4'18.73"W

    Services

    • 82’ drilled well
    • Septic
    • Electricity 100-amp
    • Woodstove
    • Electric forced air heating

    Improvements

    • 444 ft2 manufactured home (built in 1980)
    • 100 ft2 covered sun room
    • 330 ft2 deck
    • Electrical/pumphouse with storage
    • Perimeter fenced and gated

    Tax Details

    $276 (2022)

    Zoning

    RS2

    Legal

    LOT 9 DISTRICT LOT 1702 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 8277
    PID 013-304-500

    CSA No. 25178

    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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