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    The Historic “Flying U Ranch” - Green Lake, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 24114

    Canada’s most well-known and profitable guest ranch. 292 acres, 44 buildings, 23 rustic log cabins, newer log lodge, western saloon, theatre, museum. 5 lakeside homes. C2 zoning has upside potential. Turnkey offering. World class destination for guests from 57 countries.


    Price
    $8,900,000

    Size
    292 acres + range permit

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    Description

    Your opportunity to purchase Canada’s oldest ranch and a profitable piece of Canada’s history. The Flying U is an all-inclusive lakeside resort built on the shores of a crystal-clear Green Lake situated on 292 sprawling acres in the rolling ranch land of BC’s Cariboo region. Located in a place filled with history, the original ranch dating back to 1849. The centerpiece known simply as" the barn" is one of the oldest buildings in western Canada where tradition and function intertwine. The Barn built in 1849 is the central point for the ranches herd of 100 trained horses managed by a team of expert wranglers. The ranch has more than 100 kilometres of trails on 60,000 acres of aspen forests and meadows. There are private back lakes, streams, meadows, and mountain vistas. Hosting guests from around the world, every corner of every cabin, breathes history.

    The Flying U Ranch is a real western town with 44 log buildings and a main street where horses, roam free. There is a real blacksmith shop, a saloon that's right out of the 1800s, a theatre, a dining hall, a pool hall, an activities building, and the “Century Lodge” with its lounge area with a stone fireplace. Guests stay in cozy private log cabins with wood stoves, or in any one of ranches 5 lakeside executive homes.

    Ranch guests enjoy three delicious home-cooked meals a day served in the log dining hall. After a day in the saddle guests enjoy a campfire or a magical hayride. There is square dancing, line dancing and live entertainment, roping lessons, archery, fishing, horseshoes, frontier cowboy photo shoots and even a shuttle to the 18-hole golf course. Guests enjoy a private swimming dock on Green Lake, use of sailboats canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and more. Each day guests can join the afternoon cruise/swim in our 14-passenger motor launch. Cruises every day at 3 p.m.

    The entire 292 acres is commercially zoned, which is extremely rare in the Cariboo and opens up a wide range of development opportunities for the ranch. This offering has significant upside potential. The ranch also has a licensed aerodrome for float plane traffic in and out of the property on Green Lake.

    Financials are available to qualified client upon signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

    Become part of the tradition that has made the Flying U Ranch a world-class resort with people visiting from 57 countries to experience Canada's frontier past.

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

    Location

    5947 Green Lake North Road - 70 Mile House, BC

    Access

    From Vancouver

    Take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) eastbound. Departing from Vancouver, you'll follow Highway 1 through the Fraser Valley, passing through cities like Chilliwack and Hope.

    After Hope, continue east on Highway 1, traversing the scenic Fraser Canyon alongside the Fraser River. As you approach Cache Creek, take the Highway 97 exit northbound towards 100 Mile House. Follow Highway 97 for approximately 20 kilometres until you reach 70 Mile House.

    Area Data

    70 Mile House is a small community nestled in the picturesque Cariboo region of British Columbia. Historically, it gained significance as a stopping point along the Cariboo Wagon Road during the Cariboo Gold Rush in the late 1800s. Today, it maintains its rural charm and serves as a hub for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat.

    The community itself is characterized by its tranquil surroundings, with rolling hills, dense forests, and pristine lakes dotting the landscape. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the area for its abundance of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife watching.

    Despite its small size, 70 Mile House boasts a tight-knit community spirit, with residents who take pride in their surroundings and actively participate in local events and initiatives. While amenities may be limited compared to larger urban centers, the community exudes a sense of warmth and hospitality that is unmistakably characteristic of rural British Columbia.

    Visitors to 70 Mile House can expect to find cozy accommodations, charming bed and breakfasts, and rustic campgrounds, providing the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Whether it's a leisurely stroll along forested trails, a day of fishing on one of the nearby lakes, or simply soaking in the serenity of the countryside, 70 Mile House offers a tranquil escape for those looking to reconnect with nature and experience the slower pace of rural life.

    Vegetation

    The vegetation surrounding 70 Mile House in typically consists of a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, reflecting the diverse ecosystems of the Cariboo region. Thick forests of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, spruce, and cedar dominate the landscape, providing habitat for various wildlife species. In lower-lying areas and along waterways, cottonwood, birch, and aspen trees thrive, adding to the area's biodiversity. Understory vegetation includes shrubs such as willow, huckleberry, and elderberry, along with an array of wildflowers and ferns. This lush vegetation contributes to the region's scenic beauty and supports a variety of recreational activities, from hiking and camping to wildlife watching and photography.

    Recreation

    22 Things to Do at The Flying U
    1. Swim and hang out at the dock. The Flying U is situated on the banks of Green Lake, the crown jewel of the Cariboo.
    2. Take an archery lesson. Archery is offered every day.
    3. Take a hayride led by the Percheron team, Blackie and Portia.
    4. Go tubing. You are welcome to bring your dog along.
    5. Hang out in your own 100-year cabin.
    6. Take a nature walk in our aspen lined trails.
    7. Play cards in our turn of the century saloon.
    8. Afternoon cruise/swim in the 14-passenger motor launch. Cruises every day at 3 p.m.
    9. Go kayaking in one of the 18 different kayaks and canoes between the 2 lakes.
    10. Enjoy yoga on the dock.
    11. Play horse bingo with 100 horses.
    12. Canoe on Green Lake. Gaze down and enjoy the crystal clear azure water.
    13. Play horseshoes.
    14. Enjoy and evening campfire and sing song.
    15. Indoor games room.
    16. Fishing right off the dock.
    17. Discover our private Lost Lake by canoe and enjoy the sights and sounds of loons, ducks, beavers plus over 200 different breeds of birds that make this lake their home.
    18. Enjoy a wood fired sauna.
    19. Watch a movie in our private theatre.
    20. Go kayaking in one of our 18 different kayaks and canoes between our 2 lakes.
    21. Take a bike ride along the shores of Green Lake.
    22. Play volleyball.

    History

    70 Mile House, nestled in British Columbia's Cariboo region, carries a layered history shaped by both indigenous peoples and the Cariboo Gold Rush. Long before European settlers arrived, indigenous communities, primarily from the Secwepemc (Shuswap) and St’at’imc (Lillooet) Nations, inhabited the area, cultivating deep connections to the land and developing rich cultural traditions. Their presence predates the rush by millennia, evidenced by archaeological sites and oral histories that speak to their enduring legacy.

    During the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860s, 70 Mile House emerged as a pivotal stopover along the Cariboo Wagon Road, facilitating trade and social interaction among prospectors and merchants. Despite its transient nature, the rush left an indelible mark on the region's history.

    As the gold rush waned and transportation routes evolved, 70 Mile House's prominence diminished. However, remnants of its bustling past still endure, offering glimpses into the region's vibrant history. Today, efforts to preserve its heritage highlight its significance as a tangible link to the pioneering spirit and resilience of those who shaped the Cariboo's early days.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section, all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    51°25'39.20"N and 121°12'56.12"W

    Improvements

    • 44 log buildings
    • 23 rustic log cabins
    • Newer log lodge
    • Western saloon
    • Movie theatre
    • Museum
    The Lakeside House

    Situated on a private fenced cul de sac, this three level log home is perfect for the group who wants privacy. This executive home in the aspens features a large covered deck overlooking the lake and has accommodation for up to 10 guests. This house has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, central heating, a living room, spacious deck and a hot tub. This house has 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, and 4 single beds. There is private parking area right at the house and you even have your own fire pit. It's just an 8-minute walk to the main lodge and the home is adjacent to our private Spring Lake Meadows Pasture.

    The Wrangler House

    Cozy and private, the Wrangler features a spacious living room, electric and wood heat, 3 bedrooms, and a 3-piece bathroom. There is 1 queen bed and 2 double beds. We redecorated this sweet log home in 2016 and did exterior work in the fall of 2020. The home features a large fenced in enclosure private parking area and a private deck with a view of the lake. This is perfect for smaller groups and there is only a four person booking minimum. Most people who rent the Wrangler house rebook year after year.

    Gammie House

    This beautiful spacious home was once the homestead of the Gammies who owed the ranch back in the 1950s. Recently completely renovated, this house is perfect for company retreats, weddings, etc. because the living room is spacious. There is also a kitchen, laundry room with washer and dryer, a large separate dining and kitchen area, two full bathrooms, a private screened-in porch and two separate decks. This centrally heated home also has its own wood stove for those cold fall nights. There are 5 bedrooms including a separate loft for the kids. The house sleeps 10 people and there is separate private parking and an easy access side entrance.

    The Cariboo House

    A 2,600 sq. ft. two-level, hand crafted log home, the Cariboo offers a spectacular view of Green Lake with a central location to the rest of the ranch. With Wi-Fi, an HD TV television, a full kitchen, plus central heating, the Cariboo is perfect for up to 10 people. There are 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms (1 is on the upper floor), plus an open concept sleeping space on the upper floor which is perfect for the kids. This house has 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 4 single beds. Situated on a private acreage with its own covered porch with expansive views of Green Lake this is the quintessential “Ranch House” vacation.

    The Dorm

    The dorm was for decades our only premium cabin. As such, it is always in demand because it has built up a loyal following who have booked there for generations. Though not as luxurious as our other executives, the dorm has a charm of its own because of its location right in the centre of the ranch village. The dorm features a three-piece bathroom, electric and wood heat, and a cozy living room. The dorm has four bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a single bed, and two with 2 single beds.

    Legal

    DL 665, Lillooet Land District, except plan 14378
    PID 003-065-065

    Range Permit RAN070713

    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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