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    Spruce Wilderness Lodge - Bonaparte Lake, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 22065

    Private 3.9 acres of lakefront. 2,000 ft2 lodge, newly reno’d 2-storey building with rental unit up & store down. 2 log chalets with showers & flush toilets. 6 rustic cabins, wash house, 4 campsites & various docks, boats, motors, equipment. Swim, boat, fish/hunt “turnkey.”


    Price
    $1,499,000

    Size
    3.83 acres

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    Description

    Located within British Columbia's renowned Bonaparte Plateau, Spruce Wilderness Lodge is one of the true hidden lakefront gems in the Thompson Okanagan. Situated 80 km (50 mi) north of Kamloops, BC, the picturesque lakefront resort overlooks spectacular Bonaparte Lake. The resort, with its combination of generator and propane systems, allows a rustic, yet comfortable setting to enjoy the abundant natural beauty and outdoor recreation the area has to offer. The 3.9 acre property is very private, yet readily accessible via Kamloops (Jameson FSR) and Barriere (Darlington FSR).

    The property includes:

    A 2,000+ ft2 lodge, complete with fully equipped commercial-type kitchen, washrooms, laundry, 4 bedrooms, dining/living room and huge deck directly overlooking the lake.

    A newly built 2-storey multi-use building that is currently being used, on the lower level, as a store with small necessities such as ice, candy, pop, camping and personal use items. The upper level is currently being equipped for residency or rental use with full kitchen, washroom, laundry, wood stove.

    2 log chalets featuring showers, flush toilets, wood stoves for heat, propane stove and fridge; sleeping accommodation for 6 with both upper and lower bedroom areas.

    6 rustic cabins each with wood stoves for heat, cold running water, propane stoves, electric bar fridges and a propane BBQ. The cabins can accommodate varying numbers of guests.

    A central wash-house that is open from May to November for use with cabin rentals, camping and day use fees. It features hot and cold running water. The water is from the lake and is treated. A Men's and Ladies' room each contain two sinks, two toilets and two showers.

    4 flat campsites, all overlooking Bonaparte Lake and each with its own cooking fire pit and picnic table.

    Various docks, boats, motors, equipment for the maintenance of the property.

    Under the current ownership, the fully equipped lodge has been utilized for the personal use of the owners and their guests. The chalets and cabins are available for nightly/weekly/monthly rental and are equipped with dishes, bowls, mugs, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots, pans, kettle, coffee percolator, cloth, dishtowel, dish soap, broom, mop and fire wood.

    The resort is available 'turnkey,' and with a steady year-over-year increase in revenue, there is significant income potential should the rental use continue. The resort has seen a steady increase in its use as a venue for weddings, family reunions, and other gatherings. There is also a liquor licence that would allow service to guests, as well as off-sales.

    Guests at the resort can enjoy a variety of year round outdoor activities. Angling enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for Kokanee and BC's famous Kamloops rainbow trout. With swimming, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ATVing, hunting and wildlife and nature photography literally at your doorstep, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

    The spectacular rainbow trout of Bonaparte Lake are native to the lake. Usually called Kamloops trout, they are unsurpassed as a game fish in their leaping and fighting abilities. Trout up to 18 pounds have been caught in Bonaparte Lake. A large number of more intimate lakes in the vicinity of the lodge are easily accessible. These lakes offer a variety of angling experiences for wild trout. Fly-fishing from float tubes or boats is popular. The hunting is also a major draw to the area. The property is located in the Thompson-Nicola Region zone 3-30. A short distance to both the 3-28 and 3-29 zones by vehicle.

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

    Location

    6620 Jamieson Spruce Grove FSR - Barriere, BC

    Access

    Refer to the mapping section of this listing:

    Please DO NOT rely on GPS or Google Maps to take an alternate route to Spruce Wilderness Lodge. Many of the routes given by GPS appear shorter/more direct when in fact they are not passable by vehicle or simply do not exist any longer. Please follow the directions below.

    How to get to Spruce Wilderness Lodge

    Directions from Highway 5

    • Travel on Highway 5 5 approximately 14 km north of Barriere, (14-15 km south of Little Fort).
    • On the West side of Highway 5 is Rainer Custom Cutting. This is the Darlington Creek Forest Service Road.
    • Follow Darlington Creek FSR for 16 km and turn left which is clearly marked the Powder Lake Forest Service Road.
    • Continue on the Powder Lake FSR for 13 km until you reach the Jamieson Creek FSR at km 49.
    • Turn right on the Jamieson Creek FSR and Drive to km 55.
    • Just after the km 55 marker turn right on the Bonaparte Hills FSR and drive 2.5 km to the resort entrance on the left.

    Directions via Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road (Westsyde, Kamloops)

    • Take the Highway 5 North exit #374 Jasper
    • On Highway 5 turn left on the Halston Connector/Paul Lake Road
    • Stay to the right and follow the signs to Westsyde Road
    • Turn right on Westsyde Road (North) for 21 km
    • At 20.5 km there is a sign for logging trucks entering the roadway
    • 60 metres after the sign is the entrance for the Jamieson Forest Service Road on the left side take this road (you will see the Spruce Wilderness Lodge sign)
    • At 28.9 km on Jamieson go straight up the hill
    • Part way up the hill you will see the 30 km marker
    • At 36 km stay to the right
    • 48.6 km stay to the left
    • 51 km stay to the right
    • 55 km turn right onto Bonaparte Hills Forestry Road
    • Follow this for 2.5 km to the resort entrance on the left

    Area Data

    The District of Barriere is located 66 kilometres north of the larger city of Kamloops on Highway 5.

    Nestled in the North Thompson Valley, and reminiscent of Swiss alpine scenery, the town of Barriere is a forty-five minute drive north of Kamloops. It is located just off the Yellowhead Highway 5 east of the Thompson River, midway between Kamloops in the south and Clearwater to the north.

    Barriere became one of BC's newest municipalities on December 4, 2007.

    Barriere is partially driven by the forest industry however the other industries which serve the town are tourism and agriculture, primarily alfalfa. Mining development is on the increase in the North Thompson Valley, and it is predicted that many forestry workers will transfer from forestry to mining as these new development begin production. New businesses are starting to migrate to Barriere as the town grows with independent and sustainable resources.

    With a population of 3,450, Barriere is a beautiful place to raise your family, start a business or retire in an affordable and safe community. Abundant recreation is at your doorstep in a relaxing home-town atmosphere. Just 45 minutes away is an easy and scenic commute to Kamloops for work or to visit the hustle and bustle of the big city.

    In the summer, the many lakes surrounding Barriere make it a perfect spot for fishing, and camping.

    Farming and forestry are the main contributors to the economy of Barriere.

    Recreation

    While visiting the property you can enjoy a variety of year-round outdoor activities. Angling enthusiasts will enjoy the fishing for Kokanee and BC's famous Kamloops rainbow trout. The entire family will enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ATVing, and wildlife and nature photography.

    • Kokanee and Kamloops
    • Rainbow trout fishing
    • Swimming, boating, hiking and biking
    • Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing
    • ATVing
    • Unspoiled British Columbia
    Fishing

    The spectacular rainbow trout of Bonaparte Lake are native to the lake. Usually called Kamloops trout, they are unsurpassed as a game fish in their leaping and fighting abilities. Trout up to 18 pounds have been caught in Bonaparte Lake. A large number of more intimate lakes in the vicinity of the lodge are easily accessible. These lakes offer a variety of angling experiences for wild trout. Fly-fishing from float tubes or boats is popular.

    Canoe the Lupin Lake Chain

    Tired of traffic congestion and the noise of the city? Come and canoe the Lupin Lake Chain beginning your trip on Lake 1, just five minutes from the lodge. There is no white water along the route so bring your family. Canoeing the Lupin Lake Chain can be a one, two or three day outing. Enjoy fishing, camping and the beauty of nature at its best.

    The Lupin Lake Chain begins just five minutes from the lodge and offers a great opportunity for a real nature getaway. There are seven interconnected lakes, requiring only a few short portages. You can choose to make a day trip or to camp overnight. Enjoy the beauty of real wilderness.

    Hunting

    The property is located in the Thompson-Nicola Region zone 3-30. A short distance to both the 3-28 and 3-29 zones by vehicle.

    History

    The history of Barriere dates back to the days of fur trading. The settlement was named by French fur traders in 1828, for rocks in the nearby river which posed a barrier (French barriere) to navigation of the river.

    The community derives its name Barriere (originally and alternately, Barrière) from the rocks/nets placed in the water by first nations people to act as fish traps, forming a barrier to boat passage on the river. The descendants of those placing the fish-trap barriers are from the Simpcw/Secwepemc Nation who still reside in present-day Chu Chua, just north of Barriere.

    Gold was discovered in the area as early as 1861, and was mined using the placer method.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    51°15'21.12"N and 120°26'23.55"W

    Services

    • Power
    • Telephone
    • Drilled well
    • Septic system
    • Internet

    Improvements

    The property includes:

    A 2,000+ ft2 lodge, complete with fully equipped commercial-type kitchen, washrooms, laundry, 4 bedrooms, dining/living room and huge deck directly overlooking the lake.

    A newly built 2-storey multi-use building that is currently being used, on the lower level, as a store with small necessities such as ice, candy, pop, camping and personal use items. The upper level is currently being equipped for residency or rental use with full kitchen, washroom, laundry, wood stove.

    2 log chalets featuring showers, flush toilets, wood stoves for heat, propane stove and fridge; sleeping accommodation for 6 with both upper and lower bedroom areas.

    6 rustic cabins each with wood stoves for heat, cold running water, propane stoves, electric bar fridges and a propane BBQ. The cabins can accommodate varying numbers of guests.

    A central wash-house that is open from May to November for use with cabin rentals, camping and day use fees. It features hot and cold running water. The water is from the lake and is treated. A Men's and Ladies' room each contain two sinks, two toilets and two showers.

    4 flat campsites, all overlooking Bonaparte Lake and each with its own cooking fire pit and picnic table.

    Tax Details

    $2,556.59 (2021)

    Zoning

    LRT-2

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 2754 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT
    PID 014-080-010

    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.