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    Sheridan Lake Resort - Lone Butte, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 22234

    Trophy Lakefront Resort! Maybe the most famous resort in the Cariboo with trout to 15 lbs. Resort has attracted travellers for decades. 19 cabins most with bathrooms & kitchens. 84 serviced RV sites, 36-slip marina with breakwater and more. Tons of recent upgrades and reno’s


    Price
    $3,795,000

    Size
    8.29 acres

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    Description

    Sheridan Lake Resort on BC’s famous Fishing Highway 24 with picture perfect scenery and trophy rainbow trout fishing could be what you call “the office”! You can be your own boss of this well known and successful resort while enjoying a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle. Sheridan Lake Resort is an 8-acre property with 19 cabins, 84 RV sites and a 36-slip marina.

    Only 5.5 hours from Vancouver, 2 hours from Kamloops or 30 minutes from 100 Mile House, the resort is a yearly draw for repeat guests, visitors and tourists from all parts of Canada, USA and abroad for over 50 years. Located in the heart of British Columbia’s picturesque Cariboo Country, Sheridan Lake Resort is located just off a scenic paved highway that traverses the Interlakes area between Lone Butte to the West and Little Fort to the east.

    Travelling through aspen forests past dozens of productive lakes, the region surrounded by 5,000 lakes is renowned among anglers for its trout fishing and its vacation and recreational opportunities. Sheridan Lake is one of the largest in the area at 1,659 hectares (4,098 acres) and is spring fed with miles of shoreline and shoals. It is stocked with 300,000 fry annually, many reaching trophy size.

    This first-class resort has 19 cabins all with full kitchens and running water, 14 with bathrooms, 5 without and includes a newly renovated 4 bedroom, fully accessible bunk house. The 84 RV sites have 30 amp power and water and the 36-slip marina is situated in a protected bay and has a large breakwater.

    In recent years the resort has undergone significant renovation and capital improvements. Including but not limited to: installation of a new septic system, which also allows for bathrooms to be added to the 5 cabins and for all sites to be fully serviced, a newly built sani-dump. A new 600 amp supply and electrical building servicing the west side of the property was added and all other sites were upgraded to 30 amp power. The washroom/shower house has been updated with touchless faucets and new low flow toilets among other improvements. Additional features of the property include a fish cleaning shack with running water, BBQ house for group rentals with outdoor cooking and indoor eating area, and outdoor full kitchen/camping area for owner/manager use and a work shop with extra storage for supplies. Other upgrades include all lighting switched to LED (cabins, house, shower house, yard lights etc), new fridges, beds, toilets, faucets and shower heads in cabins, backup generators wired for the house and shop to run pumps etc.

    Significant grading, RV site expansion and leveling has been completed around the property as well as significant landscaping improvements including new trees, shrubs and gardens, a walking trail, a new fence around the entire property and an off-leash dog park.

    Other improvements include a new website, new reservation software to manage bookings and allow guests to book on their own, a new phone system, security cameras and newly added free guest Wi-Fi—a must have these days.

    The 1,600 ft2 owners/managers home has a stunning southern view of Sheridan Lake and surrounding forest. It offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bright, beautiful kitchen with new appliances, office space, laundry room with new appliances, 2 decks, hot tub, attic and basement storage. The basement (lower level) also serves as the fully renovated resort office and store. The store has expanded its retail items and proves to be profitable.

    Contact the listing REALTOR® for a detailed list of recent improvements.

    Sheridan Lake resort has everything a guest desires from cabins, waterfront sites, grassy sites or group sites to boat rentals, swimming area all in this ample, well kept, attractive acreage.

    Guests enthuse “the grounds are always neatly manicured and tidy. The RV camp sites are level and well laid out. Their services are trouble free and the washrooms were super clean. The sunsets are spectacular!”

    For a great fishing experience, the resort has a fully stocked tackle shop, an excellent boat launch and reserved dock space or boat/motor rentals a fish cleaning station and freezer space. The avid boater/angler’s craft is safely secured in the marina and close to the fishing grounds and many islands that are perfect for exploring. Sheridan Lake Resort is possibly the most famous resort in the South Cariboo rewarding anglers with 15 lbs. rainbow trout and consistently producing trout in the 3-5 lbs. range.

    If you seek more than fishing, Sheridan Lake Resort sits on a quiet section of the lake allowing for fantastic kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle-boarding. If you seek even more adventure, Sheridan Lakes warm and protected waters are excellent for skiing and wakeboarding. The lakes clean and clear waters are spring-fed which maintains a much warmer temperature than nearby South Cariboo lakes.

    Sheridan Lake is situated near ATV and snowmobile trails that stretch for hundreds of kilometres. There are many smaller lakes and guest ranches in close proximity, which offer other experiences like horseback riding, ATV tours and other authentic cowboy experiences. Within 30 minutes you will find a number of restaurants, retail, trails and golf.

    Own this perfect acreage, fishing mecca and profitable business so you can enjoy perfect days out on the most scenic, peaceful lake, catching the most stunning rainbow trout followed by a campfire surrounded with family and friends.

    Sheridan Lake Resort just won the award for Small Campground of the Year (Small) by the Canadian Camping and RV Council.

    Call the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    7510 Magnussen Road - Bridge Lake, BC

    Access

    Access is by Highway 24, 35 km (22 mi) east of 93 Mile House (off Highway 97, just south of the community of 100 Mile House). Turn right at the Sheridan Lake Store onto Magnussen Road. If coming in from Kamloops, take the Yellowhead (Highway 5) to Little Fort, then head west on Highway 24 for 68 km (41 mi).

    Recreation

    • Hiking
    • Mountain biking
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Snowmobiling
    • ATVing

    Sheridan Lake features over 208 km (130 mi) of mapped and signed trails maintained by the Interlakes Snowmobile Club, the Sheridan Lake Quad Squad and The Friends of Sheridan Lake Society. These trails are suitable for hiking, mountain biking and ATVing during the warmer months, and for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during the winter.

    Fishing

    Sheridan Lake is well-known for its trophy fishing, with rainbow trout commonly weighing in at 3 to 5 lbs. and going up to 16 lbs. The lake produces rainbow trout consistently May through October, and fly fishermen are attracted to the many weed beds and islands. In May and June the community-built spawning channels offer educational insights into fish-enhancement projects. There are some 300 lakes in the area, most of them stocked with fish.

    Fishing Report

    Although the largest certified rainbow trout weighed in at 17 pounds, fishermen's stories claim fish up to 25 pounds. The average is about 3 to 5 pounds. Anywhere from May to October will usually prove successful fishing. Trolling is the most popular method of catching Sheridan Lake's trophy rainbow trout. Any kind of set up can be effective for trolling, but most of the old-timers stick with a fairly soft 8 to 10 foot rod, using either a small mooching reel or revolving spool reel with enough capacity to hold at least 100 yards of 12 pound backing line, with a minimum of 120 feet (4 colours) lead core and 90 feet of 4-6 pound monofilament leader.

    Fly fishing with full sinking lines and long leaders can be very effective as well. In addition the many weed beds and island shallows make for excellent fly fishing. From June 15th to July 20th fly fishers can enjoy hatches of mayflies and Traveller Sedges. Chironomids are also abundant at this time. While the stocking of eastern brook trout has been discontinued, Sheridan Lake has received 250,000 rainbow trout.

    Horseback Riding

    Many of the trails in this area are excellent for horseback riding. Some of the secluded trails are easily accessible on horseback; anglers often pack their fly-rod on their saddle and embark on a quiet afternoon of fishing and riding.

    History

    Sheridan Lake is located along Highway 24, the "Fishing Highway" that runs east to west between 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo (atop of the Fraser Plateau) and Little Fort in the Thompson River Valley. This route remains basically the same route that the fur traders used centuries ago. Parts of the Hudson's Bay Fur Brigade Trail can still be seen near the east end of the highway and is permanently preserved as a "heritage trail."

    With the discovery of gold in the northern Cariboo and the gold rush that followed in the mid-1800s, the wilderness trails soon became valuable roads all leading to the gold fields in the north for 100,000s of gold seekers. Along the routes roadhouses sprung up to provide necessary stopover points. The abundance of water from hundreds of lakes and adjoining streams with luscious grasslands dotted throughout the forested areas caused the progression towards cattle ranching in the area, a natural and rewarding development. Today, the corridor serves several industries, mainly logging, ranching and tourism, as it still has the abundance of these natural and pristine elements of water, timber and grassland. Several of the original roadhouses are restored and still in use as are original recreation resort buildings which have withstood the deterioration of time.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    51°31'52.39"N and 120°53'1.24"W

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Telephone
    • Cell service
    • Septic
    • Well water
    • Lake intake water

    Improvements

    • Owners residence - 1,600 ft2, 3 bedrooms, a bright, beautiful kitchen, office space and basement storage on the lower level that also serves as the office and resort store
    • 19 rental cabins
    • 84 serviced RV sites
    • Dock system for 36 boats with breakwater
    • Enclosed workshop and a hall
    • Outdoor cooking facilities
    • Large fish shack
    • Guest washrooms

    Tax Details

    $16,103.41 (2022)

    Zoning

    C2

    Legal

    LOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 4446 LILLOOET DISTRICT PLAN 12767
    PID 009-381-121

    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.