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    Lakefront Ranch in the Rocky Mountains - White Swan Lake, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 21219

    Scenic lakefront ranch land with creek and absolutely stunning geographical variety. Property borders on White Swan Provincial Park in possibly the most scenic area of BC with abundant wildlife and endless backcountry to explore. Quality Log cabin + outbuildings.


    Price
    $3,400,000

    Size
    172.08 acres

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    Description

    The pictures say it all! 172 acres of scenic lakefront ranch land with running creek and absolutely stunning geographical variety.

    The property borders on White Swan Provincial Park in possibly the most scenic area of BC with endless backcountry to explore and even a hot spring to stop at on your way to the property.

    There is a well built 1,564 ft2 log cabin on the property that has been enjoyed year-round plus a number of well kept and functional outbuildings including a quaint little guest cabin and it even has an antique wind phone (and it works). The cabin is privately set back off the lake with a nice tree buffer protecting you from late afternoon winds in the fall and winter. The property has over 1,700 feet lf lakefrontage on White Swan Lake.

    The property is serviced with a drilled well, septic, solar power, propane and wood heat. A catalytic hater in crawl space makes it stress free in winter. Kick back and enjoy you’re a.m. coffee, or evening beverage on either the front or back decks and enjoy the majestic mountain peaks—full wow!

    Here you will experience four of the most distinct seasons possible and each providing an amazing nature experience with various migratory birds, turning leaves, lots of wildlife, ice fishing, fly fishing and of course the purest of mountain air.

    The property is fenced and cross fenced and has some hay production used for the owner’s horses, and has lots of quality sub-irrigated pasture land to support small cattle or horse setup. All but approx. 10-12 acres is flat and useable with a mix of pasture, healthy forest regeneration, and small section of ecologically rich wetland.

    The creek that runs into the property and out the back is home to some busy beavers, and a decent little float in a kayak off the lake. The owners have kept up some great little trails to the creek and around the property.

    The access road from the hwy all the way to White Moscow FSR (about 28 km) is maintained by Parks year-round. From there it is just over a km to the property and over the years arrangements have ben made to plow right to the property line. Once on the land the owners have a grader to make quick work of plowing the long scenic drive into the cabin.

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy one of BC’s most prized pieces of real estate.

    Location

    White Moscow FSR - 28 km off Highway 93 (south of Canal Flats).

    BC Parks maintains the access year-round to White Moscow FSR. Owners have been using the property year-round for decades.

    Access

    Located at the northeast end of White Swan Lake. Take turn off to White Swan Lake Park off Highway 93 just south of Canal Flats. Drive approx. 28 km on a maintained gravel roads passed Lussier Hot Springs to White Moscow FSR, turn left and drive 1.2 kms to green gate on left.

    Area Data

    White Swan Provincial Park

    The property is freehold land (only 3 such properties on the lake) and surrounded by BC Park Land. At White Swan Park the shining waters of two mountain lakes, Whiteswan and Alces, and a natural hot springs are the focal points of Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. The park consists of a few campgrounds, 3 boat launches, an historic lakeside hiking trail and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Visitors may watch a moose feeding in the fog-shrouded water of Alces Lake (Moose Lake), admire spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and enjoy angling in some of the most productive lakes in the region for trophy rainbow trout. After a day in the backcountry or on the lake, relax in the soothing waters of Lussier Hot Springs located near the park entrance at km 17.5 on the Whiteswan Forest Service Road.

    Recreation

    It is hard to find a lakefront property that is more accessible to backcountry recreational opportunities than this parcel . . . and definitely not as scenic. This property is surrounded by a nice blend of protected park land/forest and Crown land with numerous FSR roads to explore deep into the Rocky Mountains. Snowmobiling and backcountry skiing in open cut blocks and trees, cross-country skiing on your own land and setting up a scenic outdoor rink on the frozen waters of White Swan Lake are a few winter options.

    In summer boating on White Swan Lake (no towing) offers stunning views of the towering mountains and the lake itself is known as one of the more productive fishing lakes in the region—excellent areas for fly fishing as well as several back county lakes and creeks to hit. Land based activities include great mountain biking and motorized sports. With 172 acres there is lots of land for horseback riding and excellent western riding trails on the nearby FSR roads.

    Approximately 10 km away is the natural Lussier Hot Springs; the ideal place to sit on the river’s edge in hot pools and recoup for an active weekend.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    50° 9'40.72"N and 115°27'53.11"W

    Services

    Solar power, septic, drilled well, propane tank (propane appliances and catalytic heater in crawl space), and wood stove.

    Improvements

    • 1,564 ft2 log cabin (built in 1998)
    • Guest cabin
    • Storage shed
    • Detached garage/machine shed
    • Hay shed
    • Storage shed
    • Power house with solar setup
    • Metal fuel shed
    • Fenced and cross fenced

    (All power lines from solar run underground)

    Tax Details

    $6,278

    Zoning

    A-1 (Regional District of the East Kootenays)

    Permitted Uses
    Single detached house, agriculture, guest ranch, riding stable, rural retreat, fish pond, private airstrip, wildland use.

    Accessory Uses
    Guide Outfitting lodge.

    Not in the ALR.

    Legal

    District Lot 10325, Kootenay Land District
    PID 015-379-701

    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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