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    Historic Nuit Trails Ranch - Tatlayoko Valley - Cariboo/Chilcotin

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 21193

    The historic and unique Nuit Trails Ranch offers 203 acres, a log cabin, water rights and a range tenure. This stunning ranch in the Tatlayoko Valley offers the perfect location for a hobby farm or horse property surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and endless wildlife.


    Price
    $980,000

    Size
    202.9 acres

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    Description

    The beauty of the historic Nuit Trails Ranch overlooking the Tatlayoko Valley, in the still remote West Chilcotin, has to be seen to be appreciated. Currently up for sale are two of the main parcels of the ranch, which include the ranch site, hay meadows, pasture, water rights and a range tenure. The properties have the Homathko River and Charlie Creek running through them offering irrigation, endless fresh water and hours of entertainment fishing for trout. The property, being at the top of the valley, gets excellent sun exposure and the most spectacular views in the valley.

    The Tatlayoko Valley is peaceful and remote yet has all of the services, excellent gravel road access and is on a main school bus route.

    There are many excellent building sites maximizing on the scenic views for anyone that chooses to build a dream home.

    While it hasn't been run as a cattle ranch for many years, there is certainly opportunity for a small herd. The ranch is currently producing hay and renting out pasture to a neighbouring ranch. In the recent past, it has been the base for a horseback mountain trail riding outfit and a big game guiding outfit.

    The ranch house is an older log home, cozy and comfortable, with 3 bedrooms, one bathroom on the main floor. It also offers a large living room, dining room and kitchen and sundeck overlooking the valley. The full cement basement is unfinished and offers a large laundry room, furnace, and cold room with plenty of room to hang meat as well.

    The property also offers numerous outbuildings including a wired workshop with a cement foundation, a small 2-room bunkhouse/tackshed, a small 2-storey barn with tie stalls and 2 large hay sheds.

    There are 3 water licences, a range tenure and wheel line irrigation system that also come with this property.

    Location

    6748 Tatlayoko Road - Chilcotin

    Access

    From Vancouver: Travel north on Highway 97, the historic Gold Rush Trail through the Fraser Canyon to Williams Lake. Then head west on Highway 20 to Tatla Lake. From there you turn left at the Tatlayoko intersection and travel for approximately 15 minutes on a well-maintained and well-marked gravel road. The property is on your right as you descend into the stunning valley.

    BC Ferries offers 3 trips per week from Vancouver Island (Port Hardy) to Bella Coola. From there, you can drive East through the breath-taking Tweedsmuir Provincial Park on a well-marked and mostly paved highway. Once again, turn right at the Tatlayoko intersection and proceed as stated above.

    Pacific Coastal also offers 1-hour daily scheduled flights into Bella Coola or Anahim Lake as well as 1-hour/twice-daily flights from Vancouver to Williams Lake.

    Williams Lake is the closest city and is an easy, scenic 3-hour drive from the property.

    Area Data

    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 the Coast Mountains, a 5,000 square kilometre plateau of rangeland, where thousands of cattle roam the 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.

    Tatla Lake is the hub for the huge surrounding area that includes Westbranch and the Tatlayoko Valley. Tatla and area began with ranching which is very evident as you travel through lush fields and pastures and past the Chilcotin fences. The community members of Tatla Lake are very proactive and participate in many activities year-round including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and other local sponsored events. The area is also known for its many tour operators that offer anything from ranch vacations, trail rides, fishing trips, hiking, wildlife viewing or hunting.

    The village of Tatla Lake is about 20 minutes away, with a general store, a school, a restaurant and a nursing station.

    The Tatlayoko region is the ancestral home of the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations, one of six Tsilhqot'in communities who have occupied the land for thousands of years. Xeni Gwet'in people have always managed, adapted with, utilized, and maintained their land and unique governance systems. Many Xeni Gwet'in people still speak their language and maintain a strong connection to their lands and traditional way of living. In 2014 the Nation made history after winning a 25-year court battle that saw the Nation win Aboriginal Rights and Title to approximately 1,800 square kilometres of their traditional territory—a first for any Indigenous group in Canada. The majority of Xeni Gwet'in community members reside in the Nemiah Valley, which is located southeast of Tatlayoko.

    Recreation

    Outdoor recreation and activities are endless in the Tatlayoko Valley. Tatlayoko Lake is just 15 minutes away and has great beaches, campsites, mountain biking and hiking trails as well as the perfect weather for kayaking, paddle boarding, or boat touring. The lake also offers a popular destination for kite boarding, sailing or windsurfing.

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

    Nearby Chilko River is considered on the BC’s best guy fishing river for rainbow trout, bull trout and Dolly Varden.

    This area plays host to the second largest Fraser run of chinook/sockeye salmon from August to October. In the fall, spawning salmon can be observed struggling up the Chilko River. With the salmon, come the grizzly bears and a remarkable opportunity to view these massive bears and their cubs as they come to feast on the spawning salmon.

    However you choose to spend your days in this stunning area, you will always be surrounded by adventure, beauty and wilderness.

    Map Reference

    51°45'8.58"N and 124°27'10.39"W

    Services

    • Well water
    • Lagoon
    • BC Hydro
    • Satellite Internet and TV
    • 3 water licences

    Improvements

    • 40 x 30 ft log cabin on full basement
    • 30 x 30 ft two-storey barn
    • 2 large hay barns
    • Tack/storage shed
    • 25 x 35 ft workshop

    Tax Details

    $1,546.90

    Zoning

    Resource Agricultural RA
    Rural 1 R1

    Legal

    LOT 1 DISTRICT LOTS 539 AND 1841 RANGE 2 COAST DISTRICT PLAN EPP693 EXCEPT PLAN EPP9724
    PID 027-513-092

    THE WEST 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 538 RANGE 2 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 017-321-361

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

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