113 Private Acres with Cabin on Seton Lake – Lillooet, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Wonderfully constructed 927 ft2 cabin set amongst the serenity and privacy of Seton Lake. This unique setting provides unobstructed views of the turquoise blue waters of Seton Lake and provides for year-round recreation and beauty.
- LISTING NUMBER : 17266
- PRICE: $599,000
- SIZE: 113 acres
This property is an opportunity to own one of the largest and most beautiful lakefront properties in the Lillooet region. At just over three hours from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, this property offers the perfect weekend getaway for those that would prefer a quiet alternative to the Okanagan. The property is covered with tracts of timber, which eventually give way, as the elevation increases, to intricate rock formations.
The site, upon which the cabin rests, has been strategically cleared to maintain the unique and private setting, but also to provide unobstructed views of the lake. The cabin, pavilion/barbecue and toilet facilities were all built with the necessary permits and to code. There is an approved septic system hooked up to the toilet and shower facilities.
The exterior of the cabin has been fully completed and the interior is substantially complete as well. The interior, although structurally complete, provides a blank canvas for a new owner to apply their own aesthetic preferences. The house and outbuildings were professionally wired to provide lighting and electricity from a generator. The cabin has a 4-piece bathroom, wood stove, sleeping loft and downstairs entertaining space.
The property has access and water rights to Duguid and Madalene Creek, which provide a consistent water source for the cabin and washroom facilities. Piping systems have been built into the side of the hill to transport water from the streams to the residence.
The Lillooet region is a fisherman’s paradise with crystal clear waters teaming with fish. Seton Lake provides fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, bull trout, Dolly Varden and sturgeon. Nearby, the Fraser River and Seton outflow channel offer further fishing opportunities for the numerous salmon species.
The surrounding countryside and mountain ranges possess large quantities of mule deer, California bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bears and various bird species. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound and it is not unusual to have wildlife feeding beside the cabin.
Adding to the uniqueness of the property is the access points. The property can be accessed via boat, the Kaoham Shuttle (from Lillooet).
Note: There is no vehicle access direct to the cabin.
Between Lillooet and Shalath on the north shore of Seton Lake.
From the Lower Mainland, the property may be accessed by heading north on Highway 1 through the town of Hope until the town of Lytton. From Lytton, head northwest along the Lillooet-Lytton (Highway 12) roadway until you reach Lillooet. From Lillooet you may launch your boat on Seton Lake, board the Kaoham Shuttle or drive through Shalath to reach the western fringe of the property.
As an alternative route, originating from the Lower Mainland you may travel north on Highway 99, through Whistler and Pemberton, until you reach Lillooet. From Lillooet you can then access the boat launch on Seton Lake, the Kaoham Shuttle or the western edge of the property through Shalath.
Lillooet, formerly Cayoosh Flat, is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, about 240 kilometres (150 mi) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. Situated at an intersection of deep gorges in the lee of the Coast Mountains, it has a dry climate—329.5 millimetres (13 in) of precipitation is recorded annually. Lillooet has a long growing season and once had prolific market gardens and orchard produce. It often experiences extremely hot summers with shade temperatures more than occasionally topping 40°C (104°F) and it often vies with Lytton and Osoyoos for the title of “Canada’s Hot Spot” on a daily basis in summer.
It is set against a backdrop of the Coast Mountains—a varied terrain ideal for fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and ice climbing. The abundant surrounding wilderness also provides incredible wildlife viewing and bird watching. Lillooet’s spectacular geography is accompanied by a rich culture and history experienced today at heritage sites and on cultural tours.
Popular activities in the area include:
- Gold panning
- Gardening (you can grow anything here)
- Backcountry skiing
- Horseback riding
The amenities at the Lillooet R.E.C. Centre include:
- 25 m six-lane swimming pool with hot tub and sauna
- NHL regulation-size ice arena
- Squash court
- Bouldering gym
- Commercial kitchen
- Meeting rooms
- Catering and vending services
- Fitness and weight room
- Day care centre
- Sports field and playground
The region’s history is entrenched around the gold rush of the 19th century. In 1860 the town of Lillooet was one of the largest cities west of Chicago. Often, gold flakes can still be seen suspended in the water of Seton Lake if you look closely.
Camels are a unique symbol of the region’s history and you may notice numerous buildings and signs that bare their name or image. In 1858 a local entrepreneur imported 23 Bactrian camels to serve as pack animals for the region’s gold rush. The animals proved to be a nightmare, as they ate the clothing of miners, kicked and spat at anyone who came near and spooked the other pack animals. They would eventually be released into the wild where they would die off. The primary bridge connecting the town of Lillooet to Highway 12 is now called “The Bridge of 23 Camels” in their honor.
50°43’4.87″N and 122° 9’12.16″W
- Wired for electricity (from generator)
- 927 ft2 cabin
- 12′ x 14′ barbecue pavilion
- 9′ x 9′ wash house
- 10′ x 12′ covered deck
TERM (lease or financing notes – rarely used)
- DL 2423 Lillooet District
- PID 013-320-670