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    Stunning 600 Acre Guest Ranch with Privately Accessed Lake - 100 Mile House, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 22162

    Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own & operate your very own guest ranch, or retreat. This stunning 600-acre property is truly one of the most beautiful properties in western Canada. Offering undulating pasture & hayfields, a privately accessed lake, & adjacent Crown land.


    Price
    $5,999,000

    Size
    600 acres ~ 5 titles + range permit

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    Description

    Welcome to Spring Lake Ranch, located at the confluence of rolling hills, dense mature forests and a calm quiet privately accessed lake, this picture-perfect property is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for even the most discerning buyer. Sprawled across 600 serene acres, and nestled against the shores of Spring Lake, and just a 30-minute drive to the town of 100 Mile House it truly is a rural paradise.

    Proudly owned by the same family for over 40 years, it is still operated and managed today with the love and pride as it was on day 1. The property had originally been purchased with the intent to be used as a camp like-getaway for troubled youths, where they could immerse themselves in a natural surrounding and foster growth and development in a loving environment, and in one of the most beautiful destinations in British Columbia. As a result of this program, the current owners constructed additional cabins to house members of the program as well as counsellors so that they could continue to help those in need. Over the years, those buildings and the infrastructure tied to them became the foundation for the guest ranch operation that is offered to guests from all around the world to this day.

    The main residence was part of the original homestead, and was built in the 1920s. It has since undergone multiple upgrades and improvements, and is still boldly standing as the centrepiece of the ranch with breath taking views out over the lake and forests beyond. There is a total of five bedrooms all located on the second floor. On the main floor you will find the kitchen, dining room, living room, and just beyond, with a separate entryway is a dining hall for guests. Each dining table has a view that casts itself out over the water and the dense forests that line its banks. The raw nature and extravagant beauty transports you back to a time where tall buildings and bright city lights were unimaginable. It truly is a masterful presentation of what life was like before the hustle and bustle of city life.

    The main parcel is dotted with functional structures for both animals, equipment, and for the many guests that frequent the ranch. A total of 10 buildings, excluding the main house, can be used or rented, and each tells their own unique story. Every building can hold a certain number of guests ranging from 2-10 and range from being fully serviced with water, septic and power, to those small individual guests cabins with just a bed and a wood stove. There is the perfect mixture of rustic charm and high end modern cabin living with the potential to add additional cabins to grow the existing footprint, and revenues for the business. The main parcel is zoned to allow for commercial use, and could be developed further. There is ample space for additional structures, RV sites or simply areas to pitch a tent and sleep out under the stars. For more details on each cabin please refer to the “Improvements” section of this page.

    Beyond the guest cabins exists a comprehensive network of buildings suited for animals of all sorts. Whether your interests lie in cattle ranching, farming goats, sheep, pigs or breeding horses there is the infrastructure in place to ensure you can live out your own vision on the day you move in. Perimeter fencing, cross fencing that is maintained each year, pens, barns and shelters provide even experienced ranchers the support needed to manage your animals and keep them happy and healthy. The 2-storey barn provides a multi-purposed space for storage of hay and equipment on the second floor, with the main floor consisting of stalls, and is also currently being used as a tack room. Near to the barn is a greenhouse where you can grow all your favorite vegetables. Heat for the greenhouse is derived from an underground convection system that uses a fire-place and heated rocks. It is a fun and sustainable way to ensure you are eating only the healthiest greens. Near to the greenhouse is a long building that serves multiple functions for both the owner and the guests. The easterly end contains a workshop, and in the middle, you will find common washrooms/shower rooms for guests. There are both male and female bathrooms/shower rooms, each with good water pressure and a new hot water tank ensures your showers will stay as warm as you desire. At the far end of the building is a lovely and quaint games room where the kids and even the adults can enjoy a game of cards, foosball, or just to sit together and enjoy a warm fire.

    If all of that wasn’t enough to draw you to your new forever home, or dream getaway, the land itself is as functional as it is breathtaking. The driveway leading to the buildings is a meandering 2.3 km stretch of road that draws you in with inviting sounds and smells of nature. As you pass through the first parcel of land, you can see where the owners are expanding the potential pasture area by clearing space for cows to joyfully graze until all four bellies are full. To your right you are greeted with a mixture of vegetation and pasture, plus a network of horse trails leading you down towards the lake and back again to the farm yard. Of the 600 acres there is roughly 140 acres of which is currently in cultivation, and the rich soils produce an average of 1.5 tonnes of hay per individual acre. In a wetter year you can gather 2 cuts of hay, and this past season the owners were even able to sell off some of their excess bales. The remaining 460 acres has potential for additional hay land, or aforementioned pasture for your livestock.

    Surrounding the deeded parcels is a vast expanse of Crown land with hundreds of kilometers of trails, which ensure you will have endless options to explore. In addition, there are 2 current grazing leases that border the property at both the east and west ends. These leases provide ranchers the ability to move cattle from the farm during the warmer months to graze on the natural growth throughout each range, allowing the ranchers to let their hay grow and subsequently cut it for their own personal use or to sell to farmers in the surrounding area.

    Location

    5770 Spring Lake Road - 100 Mile House, BC

    Access

    Accessing Spring Lake Ranch is achieved off of Highway 97, and is just a 30-minute drive from 100 Mile House. Whether heading north or south on Highway 97, turn off onto Spring Lake Road, where the large Spring Lake Ranch sign sits adjacent to the highway. Travel east for 20 minutes (13 km), and you will reach a gate that enters onto the property. All along Spring Lake Road will be clear signs pointing you towards your final destination.

    Area Data

    South Cariboo

    Located in the Central Interior of BC, the South Cariboo covers an area north to Lac La Hache, west to the Fraser River, east on Highway 24 (also known as the Fishing Highway) towards Little Fort (Highway 5) and south to 70 Mile House.

    Famous for its host of fishing lakes, resorts, abundant wildlife, excellent bird watching, rich history and all four fabulous seasons, the south Cariboo holds something for everybody.

    The main business centre is 100 Mile House; it is located five hours north of Vancouver, BC on Highway 97. The main industry is primary forest products manufacturing, followed by tourism, a core value-added sector including log home building and rounded out by ranching giving it a diversified economy.

    100 Mile House is a small town that offers all the amenities of a larger town and has a population of about 2,000. Including the surrounding communities, it services close to 20,000. Williams Lake to the north and Kamloops to the south are the nearest larger centres for all your shopping desires.

    Recreation

    Spring Lake Ranch offers a multitude of both summer and winter activities. Its privately accessed Spring Lake, and seemingly endless Crown land makes it the perfect location to enjoy all your favorite recreational past times. They include:

    Summer
    • Horseback riding
    • Biking
    • Swimming
    • Quadding and quad tours
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Boating
    • Kayaking/canoeing
    • Wilderness touring
    • Day excursions
    Winter
    • Sleigh rides
    • Horseback riding
    • Ice fishing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoeing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Skating on the lake

    Map Reference

    51°48'41.80"N and 121°13'43.59"W

    Services

    • Hydro throughout length of entire property
    • Water provided by 2 productive springs
    • Geothermal for main residence (provides A/C)
    • Septic

    Improvements

    • Main residence
    • Games room/shower house/workshop
    • Horse pen
    • Storage building near waterwheel (with power)
    • Storage structure beside main house
    • Chicken coop enclosure
    • Hay barn (approx. 4,500 square feet)
    • Greenhouse with underground heating system
    • New tack room being converted from c-can
    • Guest cabin #1
    • Guest cabin #2
    • Guest cabin #3
    • Chalet (1,200 square feet)
    • Log cabins x 2 (800 square feet each)
    • Guest cabins x 2 (near SW corner of lake)
    • Log heritage building (1,872 square feet)

    Tax Details

    $6,629.07 (2022)

    Zoning

    Resource Area (RA 1)
    Rural 1 (RR 1)

    Legal

    DISTRICT LOT 4988 LILLOOET DISTRICT
    PID 013-371-916

    DISTRICT LOT 3653 LILLOOET DISTRICT
    PID 013-371-908

    DISTRICT LOT 5168 LILLOOET DISTRICT
    PID 013-371-924

    DISTRICT LOT 5259 LILLOOET DISTRICT
    PID 013-371-932

    DISTRICT LOT 4990 LILLOOET DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN 18832
    PID 013-371-941

    Range Permit: RAN076696

    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.