Nadina Mountain Wilderness Lodge – Houston, B

$ 299,000

The Nadina Mountain Wilderness Lodge is a 10-acre leasehold property (28 years remaining) on the western banks of Owen Lake and situated beneath Nadina Mountain. The lodge is located in...

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  • Updated On:
  • January 24, 2023

Description

The Nadina Mountain Wilderness Lodge is a 10-acre leasehold property (28 years remaining) on the western banks of Owen Lake and situated beneath Nadina Mountain. The lodge is located in one of the most idyllic regions of British Columbia with pristine forests, cold mountain streams, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes.

This is a unique business opportunity for someone with vision and willing to put some sweat equity back into the lodge. The property comes with approx. 800 ft of lake frontage on the fish rich Owen Lake. The property is off-grid with a power shed (2 older generators within). There is an old shallow well and a water licence for 1,000 gal per day on Klate Creek.

There are 2 lakefront cabins on the property (340 and 234 ft2) both with wood stoves and power hookups. The cabins are also set up with basic furnishings and cooking appliances/materials. There is a 44′ x 46′ airplane hangar/shop and the original 3,780 ft2 lodge. The lodge is in need of repair prior to use, but the bones are in place. There is incredible access to trails and Crown land direct from the property.

Recreational accommodation is always in high demand in the region. This is an opportunity to purchase an affordable investment and convert it into a consistent income producing asset.

LOCATION

The “road” to the Lodge has only been used seasonally (5 months) throughout the 30 years the property has been leased. The Lodge uses the road in the spring, summer, and fall when the majority of client activity occurs. Year-round the property can be accessed by boat or ice in the winter via the BC Park and Rec site located 2 kilometres up the lake. During mid-winter, a number of cross-country skiing and snow shoeing enthusiasts stay at the Lodge to enjoy the pristine deep snow and trails along Owen Lake.

This road into the lodge has been used by wildfire fighters and support crews during the most recent forest fire. The Sellers have maintained the existing road over the past thirty years, thereby, providing ease of access for fire crews to provide fire protection for the lodge buildings and infrastructure supports for addressing wildfires. It also provides an alternate evacuation route for the protection of individuals accessing the backcountry. Every year the road is graded with heavy equipment, potholes are filled in, brush and willow growth cut back and blow down removed.

The road is on a gravel ridge so there are no drainage problems. The Sellers have letters dating back to May 1990 regarding the logging of the road right-of- way and general discussions about logging blocks in the area. The letters are from Houston Forest Products and Ministry of Forests.

ACCESS

From Houston head west on Highway 16 until the highway intersects with the Morice River Forest Service Road. Proceed on the Forest Service Road south for approximately 38 km at which point you will turn to head west near the Owen Lake Recreation Site. Proceed along the road for approximately 2 km passing through a gate and keeping to the left. After 2 km you will have arrived at the property.

AREA DATA

Nadina Mountain, is a remote 6,926-foot mountain of volcanic origins located in Nadina Mountain Provincial Park in northern British Columbia. The mountain is located 30 km south of Houston, BC (as the crow flies). At its peak, the mountain attains a height of 2,300 ft above the forested foothills of the Nechako Plateau. The mountain is the third highest peak on the Plateau. The peak is a striking feature on the surrounding landscape, and is theorized to have been a refuge during the last glacial period. Vegetation below treeline consists mostly of subalpine fir.

The mountain was established as a park in 2008. The park is known for its high mountain goat population and covers an area of approximately 2,789 hectares. The nearest higher peak is Mount Ney, 41.7 km to the southwest, and precipitation runoff from Nadina drains into tributaries of the Fraser River.

Wet-zuhn-kwa (pronounced Wet-zin-kwah) has one of the largest, wild steelhead runs in the world. The Morice/Bulkley is an easy to moderate river to wade, from the pea gravel runs of the upper river to the difficult canyon sections of the lower river and everything in between. Prime time for Steelhead is early September to the first week in November. In early October the days get shorter and frosty. By the end of season when the really big fish come in, expect snow and cold temperatures.

Houston is a forestry, mining and tourism town in the Bulkley Valley of the Northern Interior of British Columbia. Its urban population is approximately 3,600 people, with approximately 2,000 in the surrounding rural area. It is known as the “steelhead capital” and it has the world’s largest fly fishing rod. Houston’s tourism industry is largely based on ecotourism and Steelhead Park, situated along Highway 16. Houston is named in honour of the pioneer newspaperman John Houston.

VEGETATION

Fir and poplar are the dominant tree species in the region. Different alpine grasses and lichen grow throughout the summer months in the alpine on Nadina Mountain.

RECREATION

There is an infinite number of recreational opportunities on the property and in the surrounding region. The list below is far from exhaustive.

Hiking

There is a strenuous hiking route up the northeast slope of Nadina Mountain. The trail leads from outside the Park, through the forested slopes of the mountain and up to alpine. The trailhead is at 867-metre elevation and reaches alpine at 1,686 metres. After reaching alpine, the trail fades away. From this point, hikers can pick their own route to the summit at 2,125 m.

Another route up the mountain leaves from Nadina Mountain Lodge on Owen Lake. This is a longer route that visits both Klate Lake and Base Lake en route to the mountain and then climbs steeply.

Additional Recreational Activities
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian pursuits
  • Snowmobiling
  • Trapping
  • Ice skating
  • Camping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Photography tours

HISTORY

The local Indigenous people were initially known as the Carrier people, but today they are more commonly referred to as the Wet’suwet’en and speak a language commonly referred to as Dakeł (Northern Athabaskan or Na-Dene language). The Morice River is called “Wet-zuhn-kwa” by the Wet’suwet’en people because of the bluish-green colour of the water.

MAP REFERENCE

54° 5’59.56″N and 126°45’19.81″W

SERVICES

This property is off-grid. There is a power shed with two diesel generators, but they will require repair to put them in operation. The cabins, and lodge are wired for electrical.

There is an old shallow well on the property that is no longer in operation. There is an active water licence from Klate Creek, which permits the use of 1,000 gallons/day.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Main lodge: 3,780 ft2
  • Airplane hanger/shop: 2,024 ft2
  • Log cabin: 340 ft2
  • Log cabin: 234 ft2
  • Power shed: 192 ft2

TAX DETAILS

$1,700 (2021)

ZONING

NA

LEGAL

Block B Part1 NE District Lot 3419 Range 5 Land District 14 HUNTING & FISHING RESORT LEASE
Lease Licence 633544

 

 

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Property Id : 31155
Price: $ 299,000

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