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    Torwood Lodge and Recreation Tenure - Hudson's Hope

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 21026

    Wilderness lodge with 8 guest rooms, staff & guide quarters on 155 acres and with 6,000 ft of Williston lakeshore. Road access & power, and nine lots included. Opportunity for guiding & hunting lodge, wellness center, or executive estate. The Resort is not currently in operation.


    Price
    $2,898,000

    Size
    162.6 acres ~ 10 titles

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    Description

    Torwood Resort and Spa, along the mighty Williston Lake's shores, provides the true definition of relaxation, peace and solitude. The Lodge, built in 2004, is a magnificent 11,833 square foot executive wilderness lodge on 155 acres, with 6,000 feet of waterfront on Williston Lake.

    This package includes 9 additional freehold lots around the Resort and a full season commercial recreation tenure that is being re-newed to include heli-skiing/riding, fishing, boating, horseback riding, hiking etc. The Resort is positioned to take in the spectacular panoramic views of Williston Lake and surrounding mountains. This facility has 8 guest rooms, a massive great room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, expansive windows, meeting rooms, a sauna, fitness center, manager’s suite, and a 2,000 ft2, 3 bedroom staff quarters. The property/business is not currently in operation but formerly operated as Torwood Resort and Spa. The property is ready for a new ownership group.

    Lodge

    This first-class Resort is less than 20 years old and has 11,833 ft2 over 3 levels. The main floor has 4,393 ft2. It has a large foyer that opens into the great room with a wet bar, dining room, 3 guest suites with full en-suite bathrooms and deck access, a guest room, gift shop, mudroom, 2 two-piece bathrooms, storage and laundry rooms, and a full-size commercial kitchen. The great room has vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an attractive stone-trimmed wood-burning fireplace.

    An interior stairwell behind the bar provides access to the lower and upper levels. The upper level with 3,097 ft2 has a landing area that looks down over the great room, 5 guest suites with full en-suite bathrooms, attic storage areas, and a large master suite with a walk-in closet and full en-suite bathroom.

    The lower level (4,393 ft2) has a fitness room, meeting room, office, a sauna with 2 adjacent 3-piece washrooms, a staff bedroom, laundry area, mechanical/utility rooms, 2 fully-equipped spa treatment rooms, and a 500 ft2 unfinished storage area.

    While the lodge is magnificent and largely in excellent condition, some repairs and refurbushements are required due to inactive use.

    Licence of Occupation for Commercial Recreation

    Currently being renewed; approved activities include heli-skiing and fishing, horseback trail riding, hiking and fishing, and the operation of 4 satellite camps and over 38 km of hiking/riding trails right from the Resort.

    9 Lots in Aspen Ridge

    Also included are 9 residential/recreational treed building lots in the 45 lot Aspen Ridge development. The lots, ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 acres in size, are serviced with hydro and road access. These are separately titled fee simple lots that can be sold or built out.

    Staff Building

    The staff building has 1,960 ft2 over 2 floors with 980 ft2 on each level. The main area has a kitchen and common area, bathroom and equipment room. The upper level has 2 bedrooms. The overall construction fits in with the lodge theme and consists of a machine logged exterior set on a concrete pad.

    Barn

    The barn’s cladding is machine logged exterior with 3 horse stalls, a workshop/gear room, an electrical room and a room for the site’s back-up generator. There is no water to this building.

    Airstrip

    There is a 710-metre long grass airstrip below the Resort with an east/west orientation. The eastern approach is over the lakeshore bluff, while the western end has mature aspen and pine on approach.

    Boat Launch

    Before the public road was completed, the property had a roadway down to their boat launch. This launch provided primary access. It currently does not have a floating dock and provides access to recreation on the lake.

    Size

    • Lodge site: 155.54 acres
    • Lots 2, 3, 4: 1 acre each
    • Lots 22, 23, 25, 31: 0.5 acres each
    • Lot 33: 1.5 acres
    • Lot 44: 1.1 acres

    Location

    Located in British Columbia’s North Eastern Rocky Mountains on Williston Lake, Torwood Resort is just 2 hours west of the Fort St. John Airport and 42 km to Hudson’s Hope.

    Access

    Leaving Hudson’s Hope, head towards the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. Turn right at 12 Mile Road and follow the signs for 33 km to Torwood Resort.

    Area Data

    Hudson’s Hope

    (42 km from Resort)

    Hudson’s Hope is a district municipality in northeastern British Columbia, in the Peace River Regional District. The community is on the Peace Riverbank in the Rocky Mountain foothills of British Columbia, 90 kilometres west of Fort St. John and 66 kilometres north of Chetwynd on Highway 290. It covers an area of 927 km2 with a population of 1,157 people. First settled in 1805, this town is the third oldest community in the province.

    The primary economic support is the nearby W. A. C. Bennett Dam and the Peace Canyon Dam. Other industry leaders in Hudson’s Hope include energy, forestry, oil and gas, agriculture, guide outfitting, and eco-tourism. Forestry companies are harvesting both aspen and coniferous stands processed in nearby mills. Oil and gas exploration is ongoing with pipelines existing to transport natural gas to the Lower Mainland and projects for new pipelines for liquified gas by LNG. With its rich, fertile soil, the area produces various excellent grains supporting cattle and buffalo ranching.

    Williston Lake

    Williston Lake is a reservoir created by the W. A. C. Bennett Dam. The lake fills the basin of the upper Peace River, backing into the Rocky Mountain Trench. The lake includes three reaches, the Peace Reach and the Parsnip and Finlay Reaches, and covers 1,761 km2. It is the largest lake in BC and the seventh-largest reservoir in the world. The Visitor Centre organizes tours and offers fun and educational exhibits that showcase dam construction, how the dam converts water into electricity, a First Nations Gallery, and information about wildlife in the area. Two life-sized models of the Hadrosaur Dinosaur, fossils and photos, are an excellent way to connect with this prehistoric era.

    Umbrellas and raincoats are handy in July when it rains an average of 76 mm. This precipitation is 25% of the annual rain experienced. In November, the snow builds up to an average of 35 cm—20% of the annual snowfall. January and March are also snowy, with an average snowfall of 29 cm. July has an average of 282 hours of sunshine. It is coldest in January when the temperature drops to -15.3°C, and warmest in July when it hits 22.2°C. Temperatures are most stable during November.

    Recreation

    The District of Hudson’s Hope slogan is the “Playground of the Peace.”

    Located in the Rocky Mountains' foothills and extending well into the Rockies, the vast expanse of pure “Canadian Wilderness” is available for guests and owners of the Resort for guided tours and outdoor activities. Guests can use the Resort as a home base to explore on foot, bike, horse, boat, or helicopter. The commercial recreation tenure attached to this offering permits summer and winter guided activities over tens of thousands of Crown land acres. One can ski or board on stunning terrain with dozens of runs, endless open alpine bowls, and fantastic tree skiing.

    Also attached to this tenure are 3 satellite camps. Williston Lake is also a big draw with legal access to its water for fishing, access to hunting and backcountry camping, and access to the management plan and tenure.

    One of the country’s most prolific big game territories offering large game species including black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, mountain sheep, stone sheep, wolf, whitetail and mule deer, and caribou. Truly, an opportunity to own a resort property in the heart of exceptional big game hunting.

    History

    The Resort has not been operational since 2010.

    Hudson's Hope is the third oldest European community in British Columbia. It is steeped in fur trading history, dating back to the late 1700s and the days of Alexander Mackenzie and the Northwest Company.

    This area is also one of the richest sites of fossils and dinosaur footprints in the world. The history of the area is represented by artifacts from early trapping, coal and placer mining industries. The local museum houses a spectacular collection of area fossils.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    56° 7'58.31"N and 122°23'10.86"W

    Services

    • Hydro
    • Septic system
    • Wells
    • Telephone service
    • High-speed satellite Internet
    Heating

    Propane furnace, hot water and baseboard heating throughout. A stand-alone wood-fired boiler (2001 model CL7260 by Central Boiler) is the primary heat source. There is plentiful wood on the property. The boiler was fed twice/day in approx. 4’ lengths. The propane boiler and the wood boiler are tied together in the heating system as the propane boiler automatically kicks in if the heat supply from the wood boiler is insufficient.

    Water

    There are 6 wells on the property.

    Well, #1
    Lodge supply well (located behind the staff building) was drilled in 2001.

    Well #2
    Is below the Resort and at a lower elevation. It was drilled and capped in 2007 (545’ and 10 gpm).

    Well #3
    Is also below the Resort and at a lower elevation. It was drilled and capped in 2007 (560’ and 10 gpm).

    Well #4
    Is below the Resort at a lower elevation. It was drilled and capped in 2007 (560’ and 10 gpm).

    Well #5
    Is at the east end of the property at the horse corrals/barn. It was drilled in 2007. It has a pump (new in 2016) and needs a portable generator to be used (300’ and 50 gpm).

    Well #6
    Is at the east end of the property in the horse pasture. It was drilled and capped in 2008 (367’ unknown flow rate).

    Improvements

    • 11,883 ft2 main lodge
    • 1,960 ft2 staff building
    • A few small outbuildings—equestrian use
    • Tack shop
    • Workshop
    • 600 ft2 log-constructed utility building with 25KV Deutz back-up generator
    • Boat launch area

    Tax Details

    Total: $11,155 (for all 10 titles of land and lodge)

    • Lot 5 (Lodge) - $9,910.78
    • Lot 2 - $158.97
    • Lot 3 - $158.97
    • Lot 4 - $158.97
    • Lot 22 - $95.38
    • Lot 23 - $95.16
    • Lot 25 - $96.45
    • Lot 31 - $112.99
    • Lot 33 - $187.17
    • Lot 44 - $180.38

    Zoning

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    Legal

    This offering includes 10 titles of land, contact REALTOR® for legal description.

    Commercial recreation tenure File No. 8010678

    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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