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    Saddle Mountain Ranch - Anahim Lake, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 20207

    Saddle Mountain Ranch consists of 1,457 acres and offers 2 separate homesteads just 40 km north of Anahim Lake. Perfect multi-family opportunity or as the setting for anyone with a self-sufficient attitude and desire to ranch at the very edge of BC’s untouched wilderness.


    Price
    $1,595,000

    Size
    1457 acres ~ 9 titles + range

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    Description

    Set to a scenic mountain backdrop Saddle Mountain Ranch consists of 1,457 acres in 9 titles. The current owner purchased two well-known ranches in the area and has combined them into this exceptional offering. This picturesque ranch is named after the stunning mountain that rises above it, Saddle Mountain. The ranch presents the perfect multi-family opportunity or as the setting for anyone with a self-sufficient attitude and desire to ranch at the very edge of BC’s untouched wilderness.

    With two separate homesteads, this ranch is ideal for a multi-family operation. The northerly 800 acres was developed as a buffalo ranch by a previous owner who spared no expense for himself and his guests to enjoy the wilderness. Stunning views, privacy and off-grid comfort. The property is fenced and crossed fenced, with page wire buffalo fencing. The fields average a four month growing season producing 380 tons and a 600 AUM grazing utilizing flood irrigation and 2 water licences.

    The property also consists of a 60’ x 120’ steel machinery shed for hay or equipment and railing enclosures to keep livestock out. There is also a large, heated, powered 30’ x 40’ shop which is wired with 220v for welding. There is also a large steel machine shed behind the shop. The Kubota diesel generator is housed 200 metres from the home in its own insulated room attached to the shop.

    The meticulously maintained two storey, Lindel Cedar home is very warm and welcoming. It is perfectly appointed with sweeping views of the vast landscape and mountains from every window. The well-built home is complete with a state of the art hot water system offering heated ceramic tile floors throughout, adding to the comfort of this luxury off-grid living. The main floor is complete with an entranceway, large pantry, an office, battery room, laundry room spacious, bright bedroom and en-suite three-piece bath. The top floor centres around a unique Finnish, soapstone wood stove. The open concept floor plan offers post and beam construction and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the fields. This level is complete with a kitchen, dining area, living room and two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

    The Lessard Lake Unit has 650 deeded acres with the 482 AUM Range Tenure tied to the three Lessard titles providing grazing for 96 cows and 4 bulls from May 21 to October 15 on Crown. The two northerly quarters are adjacent and close to the northwest corner of Lessard Lake. The southerly quarters at the south end of Lessard Lake, about 3 miles from the homesite.

    Hump Creek and the outlet to Lessard Lake runs through part of the homesite and Lessard Creek runs through the southern 320 acres. Lessard is a mix of about 225 acres of tame hay land, producing about 100 tons of hay, and 95 acres of forested grazing and meadows fenced with log fence and some barbed wire. The 10-acre homesite has a rustic log home, water well/shed, workshop, barn, generator shed and other buildings and corrals.

    The sturdy one-and-a-half storey log home on a poured concrete foundation has a pitched metal roof with metal roofing covered deck and enclosed porch. The main floor is 28.5 ‘x 29.5’ (840 ft2) with an 500 ft2 loft open kitchen, dining area, living room bathing three upstairs bedrooms. The home is heated with a wood stove in the living room and hot water is provided by the propane hot-water tank. There is also 100 amp service from the diesel generator.

    Don’t miss out on this multifamily opportunity to get back to nature and live off the land in a stunning setting.

    Size

    • 1,457 deeded acres in 9 titles
    • 482 AMU range tenure

    Location

    8724 and 8352 Dean River Road - Anahim Lake, BC

    Access

    Anahim Lake is located in the Chilcotin Region of BC. It is 315 km west of Williams Lake and 135 km east of Bella Coola on Highway 20. The Ranch is approximately 40 km north of the town of Anahim Lake on the Dean River Road. The Dean River Road is all dirt and is maintained year-round by Highways. Contact listing REALTOR® for detailed directions or to arrange a viewing.

    Anahim Lake also has an airport offering scheduled flights from Vancouver, via Bella Coola, on Pacific Coastal.

    Area Data

    Anahim Lake

    This small Chilcotin community has a population of approximately 300 people and is the home of NHL star, Carey Price. The community itself supports 2 gas stations, 2 grocery stores and 2 restaurants. It also offers a school, RCMP Station and a Post Office.

    Anahim Lake is surrounded by Coastal mountain ranges, tranquil lakes and expansive grasslands. It is well known for its incredible wilderness terrain, excellent ranching and its annual rodeo.

    Dean River

    The Dean River starts its life in Nimpo Lake flowing out as a small stream. It begins to meander slowly to the northwest and into nearby Anahim Lake. It then continues onward past Abuntlet and Lessard Lake towards Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. This upper headwater section of the river is accessible by boat and is best known for its resident wild rainbow trout. Once inside Tweedsmuir Park, the Dean River turns to the west, travelling downward through the Coast Mountain range to the Dean Channel and out into the Pacific Ocean. The lower portion of the Dean, from the mouth of the river to Crag Creek, is the salmon and steelhead section and can only be reached by boat via Dean Channel or by air.

    Dean River Valley between Anahim Peak to the west and the Ilgachuz and Itcha Ranges to the east, is one of the great valley of the Chilcotin. It is a wildlife paradise with moose, caribou, wolves, bears, ducks and geese.

    Lessard Lake

    Lessard Lake is 444 acres in area, 3 metres deep and contains wild rainbow trout and char ranging from 2-4 lbs. You can canoe across the lake in about an hour while experiencing bird and wildlife viewing like never before.

    Recreation

    Anahim Lake is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, hunting, fishing, trail riding and year-round recreational outdoor activities. It can be referred to as the gateway to Tweedsmuir Park offering beautiful summer hiking trails and epic winter snowmachining. Anahim Lake is also the trailhead for the Precipice, the Rainbow Mountain Range and Mt. Kappan lookout. It is known for its fishing because of its easy access to numerous surrounding lakes and the world famous Dean River. You can find endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in this vast area.

    Boundaries

    Please see the mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    52°44'7.57"N and 125°28'57.33"W

    Services

    • 3 drilled wells producing 8 gpm at the house, 25 gpm at the shop and a shallow well for nose powered cattle waterers
    • Septic
    • 48 Volt solar system with inverter and auto/remote start diesel generator
    • Satellite TV and Wi-Fi

    Tax Details

    $2,491.15 (2020)

    Zoning

    PID 010-305-050 is RR1, the rest of the titles are R/A
    PID 026-498-227 is the the only property in the ALR - Cariboo Regional district

    Legal

    THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 384 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 004-061-861

    BLOCK A OF DISTRICT LOT 386 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT, EXCEPT THE MOST SOUTHERLY 20 METRES
    PID 010-304-959

    BLOCK A OF DISTRICT LOT 385 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT, EXCEPT THE MOST NORTHERLY 20 METRES
    PID 010-304-991

    DISTRICT LOT 270 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 010-305-025

    DISTRICT LOT 269 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 010-305-050

    THE NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 385 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 010-305-092

    DISTRICT LOT 397 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 014-172-496

    PARCEL A DISTRICT LOTS 381 AND 383 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 34398
    PID 015-752-801

    DISTRICT LOT 293 RANGE 3 COAST DISTRICT
    PID 026-498-227

    Range Permit: RAN076757

    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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