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    Goldenwood Lodge - Blaeberry Valley near Golden, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 20006

    The main lodge, cottages, and campground, provide an enticing package. This 149 acreage has private meadows, mixed forest - with walking trails, and 2,500 feet of Blaeberry River frontage. Incredible views within this tranquil setting captivate guests.


    Price
    $2,195,000

    Size
    148.8 acres

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    Description

    The Goldenwood Lodge property presents 149 picturesque acres at the foot of Willowbank Mountain. There are incredible views in all directions; vistas of the Rocky Mountains, the Selkirks, and the more distant Purcell Range across the Columbia River Valley. The land has meadows and mixed forest with walking trails throughout. This beautiful property borders the Blaeberry River with almost 2,500 feet of scenic frontage. The entire northern property line borders Crown land for backcountry access and good wildlife passage. Pole Cabin Creek flows through a gully in the northeast property corner. Additionally, there is a 1 acre pond for swimming, fishing, ice skating, and curling in winter.

    The owner’s residence is within the main lodge. The lodge offers guests breakfast upon request and provides a large lounge/dining area, book exchange, Wi-Fi, parking, and shared fire pit. The cottages and campsites also have private fire pits with incredible views everywhere.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Main Lodge/Owners Residence

    4,200 ft2 on three levels

    • 3,000 ft2 owners’ residence/1,200 ft2 guest service areas
    • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two washrooms, reception, dining hall
    Kicking Moose/Bear Den

    800 ft2 on the upper level (Kicking Moose)

    • Sleeps up to six guests
    • Two bedrooms with one king-size or two single beds
    • One bedroom with one double bed
    • Bedding and towels provided
    • Two bathrooms with shower
    • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen
    Bear Den

    500 ft2 on the lower level (Bear Den)

    • Sleeps 2-3 guests
    • Bedroom with one king-size or two single beds
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen
    Howling Wolf

    800 ft2 on one level

    • Sleeps up to six guests
    • Two bedrooms with one king-size or two single beds
    • Sleeping loft with one king-size or two single beds
    • Leather sofa in the sitting area
    • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen
    Cottage Duplex - Side A

    320 ft2 on one level

    • Sleeps two to four guests
    • Bedroom with one king-size or two single beds
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Kitchenette with essentials
    Cottage Duplex - Side B

    255 ft2 on one level

    • Sleeps 2 guests
    • One room cabin with one king-size or two single beds
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Kitchenette with essentials
    Campground

    Nine unserviced sites for tents and RVs of maximum length of 25 feet (Class B). Day lodge for shared use with washrooms (showers and flush toilets), kitchen, and large common area.

    Location

    2493 Holmes Deakin Road - Blaeberry (Golden) BC

    Access

    From Trans-Canada Highway 1 (16 km north of Golden), turn E on Blaeberry School Road. In 2.75 km, turn right onto Holmes Deakin Road. In 2.5 km keep right, and after 100 m, turn left to Goldenwood Lodge.

    Area Data

    Blaeberry River

    The pure crystal clear waters of the Blaeberry River flow on the eastern side of Goldenwood Lodge. Originating in the Canadian Rockies on the south side of Howse Pass, this 60 km river joins the Columbia River midway between the town of Golden and the eastern foothills of the Rogers Pass. It is not difficult to take a moment to slow down, relax, and get in touch with yourself and nature, in this beautiful countryside.

    Golden

    (pop. approx. 5,000)

    Golden and area, within the Kootenay Rockies, are undeniably a powerhouse of recreation, history, and culture. Mountain ranges, the Rockies, the Purcells, and the Selkirks, surround the ‘heart’ of this area. Glacier National Park to the west and Yoho National Park to the east, and four National Parks—Jasper, Revelstoke, Kootenay, and Banff are all within a short distance. Here, combined with history, abundant wildlife and the mighty Kicking Horse, Columbia and Blaeberry Rivers, lies one of the most pristine wilderness regions in BC.

    Four distinct seasons define this diverse playground—from warm sunny spring to fresh air and bright fall colours, snowy powder-filled winter, and long hot days of summer.

    Average summer temperatures measure between a high of 25°C and a low of 9.4°C. Expect an average between a high of -6.0°C and low of -14.4°C in winter with seasonal snowfalls around 184 cm. Annually, the area receives an average of 306 mm of rain (less than one-quarter the rainfall of Vancouver).

    Exciting and entertaining, the Golden Museum, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge (longest free-spanning timber frame bridge in North America), World’s Largest Oar (certified by the Guinness World Records), Highest Bar Stool in Canada (by elevation at the top of Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort), and Edelweiss Village (built for the Swiss Mountain Guides) all contribute to this town’s colourful past.

    Golden’s proactive planning and accessible health care, active tourism, accommodation, and service infrastructure attract visitors, investors, entrepreneurs, and residents who want to experience mountain life. Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke and full-service hospitals in Calgary, Kamloops, and Vernon support the Golden Medical Clinic.

    Recreation

    Exploring the expansive Goldenwood property and the adjoining Crown land provides tranquil opportunities through to extreme adventure. Hiking, biking, flat or whitewater rafting, swimming, fishing, skating or curling on natural ice offer variety—right from the back doorstep.

    Surrounding Goldenwood are three mountain ranges that offer epic snowmobiling, ski areas, cat and heli-skiing, Nordic skiing, ski touring on the ice fields, meadows and alpine bowls, along with ice climbing. Winter also provides the serenity of backcountry hut-to-hut exploration by cross-country ski or snowshoe and dog sledding.

    Summer transforms these same mountains to alpine and forested areas for hiking and mountain biking, horseback riding, fixed-route and rock climbing, mountain biking, wilderness camping—a mountaineering mecca. Famed thermals, ideal for hang-gliding or paragliding, spectacular settings for golfers, and miles of pristine terrain to explore are world-famous.

    Whitewater rafting draws adventurers from every corner of the globe. Whether smooth, flat water drifting or wild whitewater roller coaster rides on Blaeberry, Kicking Horse, and Columbia Rivers, one can experience some of Canada’s premier river adventures.

    This region offers a vast selection of lakes, rivers, and streams. These unspoiled waters offer excellent fishing beginning in early spring—with options for spin casting, fly-fishing, trolling and ice fishing in the winter. Fish species range from early and late rainbow trout, small cutthroat trout in alpine lakes, to char in the rivers and giant ling (burbot) and bull trout in the hydro reservoir.

    Stretching southward, the Columbia River and Wetlands are home to hundreds of species of wildlife, birds, and fish. Paddling, and floating this scenic river is optimal to experience the beauty and peace within these protected wetlands.

    History

    The Ktunaza First Nations have long inhabited these lands. Blaeberry River was first explored by British-Canadian David Thompson to open up a trade route in 1807, then called Portage Creek. In 1811 another fur company explorer, Alexander Henry, named it Blaeberry Torrent until the final name becomes Blaeberry River.

    The original townsite of Golden served as a base by Major Rogers and his crew surveying what today, is Rogers Pass. In an attempt to outdo a camp to the east, which called itself Silver City, the name Golden City was chosen, only to be shortened later to Golden.

    As it did with the rest of the nation, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) brought commerce, trade, and population to the region. This railway was critical to the birth of Golden. The ‘colourful’ and rowdy beginnings came to an end as the transient railroad workers moved on to other railway construction sites. Those that remained settled down to the business of establishing a family community.

    Tourism became popular in the early 1900s with the hiring of Swiss guides by the CPR. The lure of unconquered peaks and the prospect of viewing and experiencing untouched wilderness enticed Europeans and eastern Canadians to explore. The original homes built were of Swiss chalet design, many of which still overlook Golden.

    Map Reference

    51°26'57.55"N and 116°59'42.57"W

    Investment Features

    Without zoning regulations, developing additional units/campsites is possible. The Goldenwood Lodge business has grown continuously over the years with a large proportion of return customers—with positive reviews on TripAdvisor and Booking.com. The lodge website reaches potential customers, an information exchange, and aids with reservations.

    Tourism and Accommodation are robust in the area, with steady increase since 2010. Based on municipal hotel tax data, tourism accommodation has risen approximately 37.6% over the last five years.

    Services

    Underground power, telephone, Internet, gravity-fed water (5,000 gallons/day) and septic.

    Improvements

    4,200 ft2 main lodge includes four bedrooms, reception and dining hall. It was built in 1982 and continuously updated.

    • Four guest cottages
    • Campground day lodge
    • Horse barn
    • Workshop
    • Hot tub building
    • Fenced and cross fenced
    • Several outbuildings

    Tax Details

    $5,965 (2019)

    Zoning

    Located in Area A of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and is without zoning regulations to limit your imagination and property potential.

    Legal

    THE FRACTIONAL SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 2 TOWNSHIP 29 RANGE 22 WEST OF THE 5TH MERIDIAN KOOTENAY DISTRICT, EXCEPT(1) ISLANDS 12 AND 13 IN BLAEBERRY RIVER AND (2) PART INCLUDED IN PLAN NEP20201

    PID 016-082-061

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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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