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    The Ultimate Private Riverfront Self-Sufficient Estate - Nelson, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 24087

    Totally private 32+ acre retreat nestled along the banks of the Little Slocan River! 30 minutes to Nelson or Castlegar. Spacious 6-bedroom farmhouse + second two bedroom home. Organic certified gardens. Barn, chicken coop, sheds, workshop, studio guest space, greenhouses.


    32.34 acres

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    Main House

    Second House



    Indulge in the tranquility of this expansive 32+ acre retreat nestled along the banks of the Little Slocan River! Situated just 30 minutes from Nelson or Castlegar via a well-maintained public road, this property offers a spacious six-bedroom farmhouse complete with an expansive kitchen, four bathrooms, a generous living room, and a charming country kitchen—perfect for a growing family. Additionally, a secondary house built in 2000 provides two bedrooms and two lofts for added flexibility. This property is totally private and has the warn climate suitable for the apex of self-sufficient living. Check out the mapping section and you’ll notice the homesite is completely surrounded by tall mature forest. The mature timber on the property has significant merchantable value.

    Outbuildings include a barn, chicken coop, storage sheds, plumbed and heated workshop, studio guest space, two root cellars, two hoop houses, tractor shed, and ample covered parking, all of which complement the main residences.

    With over 20 years of organic certification, the land boasts established berry bushes, tree fruits, and vegetable beds, all securely fenced mainly with 6 ft fencing. Cool off with a refreshing summer swim in the river or relax in the wood-fired hot tub during the winter months. In 2013, in collaboration with the BC Wildlife Federation, a wetland area was established to attract local wildlife along the river frontage, enhancing the natural ecosystem. Explore the potential for multi-generational living, agri-tourism, or simply revel in the peaceful oasis this property provides. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this exceptional property and embrace a back-to-the-land lifestyle with a deeper connection to nature.

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


    Please refer to the mapping section of this listing for the detailed location.

    Area Data

    While it might sound contradictory, perhaps seemingly impossible, Nelson is among just a handful of small cities in North America that can lay claim to a unique mix . . . an unusual abundance of big city cosmopolitan amenities, coupled with an authentic small town charm. You will feel the funky vibe and authenticity and entrepreneurial spirit following a quick stroll down historic Baker Street, a vibrant main street that is a true adventure in itself.

    For those with a zest for fine dining and international fare, retail fashion and new wares, nights on the town or relaxing days and stimulating conversations in a local coffee shop—Nelson brings it all.

    On the shores of Kootenay Lake’s West Arm, centrally located between Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB and Spokane, WA, just 30 minutes from the West Kootenay Regional Airport, Nelson has a growing population of 10,600; with Greater Nelson encompassing 18,000 and a trading area near 70,000 the duly-named Heritage City features a heritage downtown and 300-plus restored heritage homes, businesses and churches.

    Nelson residents boast of the 50 restaurants and cafes, in fact more per capita than San Francisco, many with outdoor seasonal patios adding to that cosmopolitan feel.


    Nelson is surrounded by a diverse range of vegetation, reflecting its varied landscapes and climate. In the lower elevations and valleys, you'll find lush forests dominated by Douglas fir, western red cedar, and western hemlock, interspersed with stands of trembling aspen and cottonwood trees. As you ascend into the higher elevations, the forests transition to subalpine and alpine environments, characterized by Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir, and mountain hemlock. The region is also known for its abundant wildflower meadows during the summer months, showcasing a vibrant tapestry of lupine, Indian paintbrush, and fireweed, among others. Additionally, the shores of Kootenay Lake support a variety of riparian vegetation, including willow and alder, while the surrounding mountains offer habitats for a diverse array of wildlife, from black bears and elk to bald eagles and osprey.


    One of the most popular recreational activities in Nelson is hiking. With its proximity to the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain ranges, the area boasts an extensive network of trails that cater to all skill levels. A hike up to Pulpit Rock provides breathtaking panoramic views of the town and surrounding mountains, while the Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park offers more challenging routes for experienced hikers.

    For water enthusiasts, Kootenay Lake is a playground for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. The pristine waters of the lake offer ample opportunities to explore its secluded bays and coves or try your luck at catching rainbow trout or kokanee salmon.

    If you prefer to stay on dry land, mountain biking is a popular pastime in Nelson. The area boasts world-class mountain biking trails that wind through old-growth forests and rugged terrain. The legendary Seven Summits Trail is a must-try for experienced riders, offering a thrilling descent with stunning alpine views.

    In the winter months, Nelson transforms into a winter wonderland, offering excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities at nearby resorts such as Whitewater Ski Resort. With its deep powder snow and challenging terrain, Whitewater attracts snow enthusiasts from around the world.

    After a day of adventure, unwind and relax in Nelson's vibrant downtown area, known for its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Don't miss the chance to explore Baker Street, lined with charming heritage buildings and art galleries, or sample locally brewed craft beer at one of the town's many breweries.

    Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping thrills or serene natural beauty, Nelson has it all. With its stunning landscapes and endless recreational opportunities, it's no wonder why this mountain town is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.


    Nelson has a rich and diverse history that dates back to the late 19th century. Originally inhabited by the Sinixt First Nations people, the area later became a vital hub during the silver rush era in the late 1800s. The discovery of silver in the nearby Kootenay region led to a rapid influx of prospectors and settlers, transforming Nelson into a bustling mining town. As the silver boom waned, Nelson diversified its economy, becoming a center for forestry, hydroelectric power, and transportation.

    Throughout its history, Nelson has weathered economic shifts and natural disasters, including devastating fires in the early 20th century. However, the town's resilient spirit endured, and today Nelson thrives as a vibrant cultural and recreational destination. Its charming heritage buildings, stunning natural scenery, and dynamic arts community continue to attract visitors from around the world, ensuring that Nelson's storied past remains an integral part of its present identity.

    Map Reference

    49°33'2.42"N and 117°40'19.74"W



    Tax Details

    $2,421 (2022)




    PID 016-470-842

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

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    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.