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    A Stunning Lakefront Oasis - Stump Lake, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 24065

    Lakefront living at it’s finest. Professionally designed 2,400 ft2 rancher with courtyard finished with stone floors, exposed timber framing & wood burning fireplace. Swimming pool. High-end Viking appliances. Private guest house. 3 car garage/workshop. 3 hours to Vancouver.


    2.52 acres

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    A stunning lakefront oasis only 3 hours to Vancouver. Set on the shores of Stump Lake, this is truly lakefront living at it’s finest. Backdropped by the stunning vistas of the Nicola Valley, the property enjoys breathtaking views across the lake to the ranch lands beyond.

    The home has been professionally designed to the highest standard with meticulous attention to detail. The 2,400 square foot rancher was built with an inner courtyard finished with European-style stone floors, exposed timber framing, and limestone faced wood burning fireplace. You’ll find no better place for a morning coffee than the full wrap-around veranda. The south facing veranda fronts the lake and leads to the swimming pool and large kitchen garden. The swimming pool is heated and was a recent addition to the property, providing hours of summertime fun. The expansive green lawn leads to the lakeshore and southwest exposed beachfront which consists of small pea-sized gravel. The lake is excellent for swimming.

    The main living area has a fantastic open concept, with views from the courtyard out to the lake with brilliant natural lighting. The space is perfect for entertaining and may lead to mild bouts of jealously from your visiting family and friends. It is very evident from the moment that you set foot in the home that thought has gone into both the design and quality of finishings. The custom chef’s kitchen includes a separate pantry and high-end Viking appliance package. The principal bedroom opens onto the courtyard and is tastefully finished with four-piece en suite bathroom with in-floor radiant heat. The bathroom opens to the outdoor, hot/cold bath and shower for summer months. Additional features of the home include a large mud room including laundry, stainless steel prep counter/sink, powder room and tiled dog/pool shower.

    A private guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom off the courtyard provides added accommodation with a touch of privacy for friends and family. The home includes an attached single car garage with plenty of additional storage and a separate detached, fully finished and heated, 10,00 ft2 three-car garage/workshop for all your toys.

    You will enjoy this property in all four seasons. Spring flyfishing for rainbow trout on Stump Lake is renowned around the province, and considered a premier fishing destination. The lake is one of the closest lakes to the Lower Mainland, which allows ski boats, and enjoys the warm and sunny Thompson-Okanagan climate. There are endless backroads and ATV trails to explore on horseback. Curling up with a good book beside the crackling wood stove it always a favorite winter pastime. The climate is extremely well suited to gardening with warm summers and many cloud-free days. This is the lakefront oasis you’ve been waiting for.

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


    140 Golden Quill Trail - Stump Lake, BC

    Please see mapping section of this listing.


    From Merritt, BC follow Princeton-Kamloops Highway/BC-5A north for 56 km then turn right on Golden Quill Trail.

    Area Data

    Nestled in the picturesque Nicola Valley, Merritt, with its population of 7,000, presents an inviting and distinctive lifestyle amidst the breathtaking backdrop of British Columbia's southern interior. Windy Canyon, near Merritt, boasts uniquely sculpted formations due to wind erosion, while the surrounding grasslands reveal ancient shorelines from glacial lakes dating back 10,000 years, providing serene grazing grounds for cattle. Just 278 km (168 mi) from Vancouver, Merritt seamlessly blends rolling hills, expansive cattle ranches, resort accommodations, and tranquil fishing lakes, offering a tapestry of rich culture, history, and outdoor pursuits.

    For an authentic experience deeply rooted in Merritt's cowboy heritage and the broader Thompson Okanagan region, visitors can opt to stay at one of several ranches. Douglas Lake Ranch stands as Canada's largest working cattle ranch, boasting 11 private lakes for fishing enthusiasts. A-P Guest Ranch preserves the essence of a 1911 homestead ranch with original buildings, while Quilchena Hotel and Ranch provides a distinctive stay in a period-style house.

    Merritt's enduring ranching legacy comes to life through a series of rodeos held throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. While many of these events host professional competitions, several are tailored specifically for youth and high school participants, ensuring a vibrant continuation of the region's equestrian traditions.


    Merritt reflects the diverse ecological zones found within the southern interior of British Columbia, ranging from lush forests to arid grasslands, each supporting a unique array of plant life adapted to the local climate and soil conditions.


    Merritt, BC beckons with its rugged trails, pristine lakes, and endless opportunities for outdoor exploration. Embrace the ultimate outdoor lifestyle in the heart of British Columbia's breathtaking landscapes.


    Explore scenic trails such as the Iron Mountain Trail or the Kane Valley Loop Trail, offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.


    Enjoy freshwater fishing in the numerous lakes and rivers surrounding Merritt, known for trout, kokanee, and bass.

    Mountain Biking

    Hit the trails at places like Swakum Mountain or the Kettle Valley Rail Trail for thrilling mountain biking adventures.


    Experience the tranquility of winter landscapes by snowshoeing on trails in the nearby Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area or Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park.

    Cross-Country Skiing

    Glide through snowy forests on cross-country ski trails in Kane Valley or the Stake Lake Nordic Centre.


    Explore the backcountry on snowmobile trails in the surrounding hills and mountains, such as the Coquihalla Snowmobile Recreation Area.


    Pitch a tent or park your RV at campgrounds like Monck Provincial Park or Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park for a serene outdoor experience year-round.


    Tee off at the Merritt Golf and Country Club during the warmer months for a round of golf amidst stunning scenery.

    Wildlife Viewing

    Keep an eye out for wildlife such as deer, elk, and various bird species while exploring the natural areas around Merritt.

    Rodeos and Equestrian Activities

    Attend rodeos held throughout the year or engage in horseback riding adventures in the Nicola Valley's picturesque countryside.


    For years the Merritt area was used as a gathering place by local settlers First Nations groups and a transportation route by early pioneers. The grasslands eventually drew the attention of settlers interested in ranching, and the first ranches were staked in the mid-19th century.

    In the 1880s three ranches located at the confluence of the Nicola and Coldwater Rivers, owned by William Voght, Jesus Garcia and the John Charters Estate, became the focus of a farming community knows as "The Forks." With the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway through British Columbia in 1885, interest increased in the coal deposits south of The Forks.

    Part of the ranches owned by Voght, Garcia and Charters was surveyed in 1893 for the townsite of Forksdale, but the name did not catch on with locals. Instead, the name was changed in 1906 to honour William Hamilton Merritt, a mining engineer and railway promoter. By 1907, the coal mines were in operation and with the completion of the railway from Spences Bridge, government and other offices starting moving from Nicola west to establish Merritt as the major settlement in the Nicola Valley.


    Please see mapping section, all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°23'4.99"N and 120°20'9.34"W


    • Community water system
    • Septic system
    • Internet
    • Phone
    • Power
    • Cell service


    Professionally designed 2,400 ft2 rancher with an inner courtyard finished with European-style stone floors, exposed timber framing, and limestone faced wood burning fireplace.

    Swimming pool.

    A private guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom off the courtyard provides added accommodation with a touch of privacy for friends and family.

    The home includes an attached single car garage with plenty of additional storage.

    Separate detached, fully finished and heated, 1,000 ft2 three-car garage/workshop for all your toys.

    Tax Details

    $3,116.90 (2023)




    PID 024-647-152

    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.