Potential Bed & Breakfast Oasis on a Sprawling 32 Acres with Incredible Views – Clearwater, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Nestled just a short distance from the town of Clearwater, this expansive 3,150 ft2 residence on 32.5 sprawling acres (on 2 titles), offers a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Backing onto Crown land, and equipped with an indoor pool, it is the perfect location to escape the city and embrace nature, while living amongst its beauty. The adjacent 22.6 bare acres is also available to combine with this rural haven to create the ultimate country retreat.
- LISTING NUMBER : 23067
- PRICE: $747,000
- SIZE: 32.5 acres
Welcome to this magnificent 3,150 square foot home, perfectly situated just a short 15-minute commute from Clearwater. With picturesque southwest-facing views, this idyllic property provides unparalleled vistas of the stunning mountains, valley, and meandering North Thompson River. Nestled on a sprawling 32.5-acre lot spread across two separate titles, this exceptional residence offers ample space, tranquility, and endless possibilities for its future owners.
This spacious home features five generously sized bedrooms, ideal for a large family, hosting guests, or running a Bed & Breakfast venture, while maintaining a warm and cozy atmosphere. Beautiful natural light floods the interior, accentuating the inviting ambiance and perfectly complementing the property’s surrounding landscape. The design and layout of the house provide a harmonious balance of functionality and aesthetics, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable living experience.
Garden enthusiasts will be delighted by the 3,500 square foot fenced garden, offering ample space to cultivate flowers, vegetables, and fruits, or simply relax in the midst of nature. The adjacent Crown land further enhances the property’s appeal, providing additional opportunities for outdoor exploration and appreciation of the area’s rich biodiversity.
Workshop aficionados and hobbyists will find two well-equipped workshops on the property, designed to accommodate a wide variety of interests and projects. The workshops provide ample space for woodworking, mechanic work, or other creative pursuits, allowing residents to engage in their favorite activities right at home. The home also features a spacious two-car garage, as well as covered storage space to securely store vehicles, equipment, and other belongings. This practical addition to the property ensures easy and efficient organization, catering to the needs of any homeowner.
In terms of services, the property is well-serviced with a well, septic system, and hydro, ensuring a seamless and stress-free living experience. Furthermore, the presence of a natural spring on the property provides an abundant source of fresh, crystal-clear drinking water, adding to the home’s unique appeal.
For those seeking relaxation and leisure, the 32′ x 16′ indoor pool serves as an exquisite centerpiece to the property. Providing year-round enjoyment, residents can indulge in invigorating swims or unwind poolside, all within the comfort and privacy of their own home. There is also a beautiful 24′ x 14′ sundeck overlooking the property where you can sit and enjoy a morning coffee, or evening beverage.
Clearwater is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering a diverse range of recreation and outdoor activities set amidst the picturesque landscape of British Columbia. As the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park, visitors can enjoy over 39 stunning waterfalls, including the awe-inspiring Helmcken Falls. Hiking enthusiasts will find a multitude of trails that cater to varying difficulty levels, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the park’s captivating scenery and discover hidden gems.
The area’s pristine lakes and rivers invite adventure seekers to engage in exciting water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and fishing for species like rainbow trout and salmon. Wildlife lovers can immerse themselves in the diverse ecosystem of the region, with chances to encounter animals like black bears, moose, and various bird species, including Ospreys and Eagles. With its rich natural beauty and endless outdoor recreation options, Clearwater truly captures the essence of what makes British Columbia a nature lover’s haven.
1280 Dunn Lake Road – Clearwater, BC
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Clearwater is nestled in the North Thompson River Valley, a picturesque community with a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The region was initially inhabited by the Indigenous Secwepemc people, who thrived on the abundant resources offered by the area’s rivers, lakes, and forests. The European settlement of Clearwater began in the early 19th century with the arrival of fur traders from the Hudson’s Bay Company. Over time, Clearwater evolved as a critical transportation hub for the region with the construction of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway and the Yellowhead Highway, significantly shaping the development of the area.
The surrounding region, characterized by lush forests, serene lakes, and the majestic peaks of the Cariboo and Monashee Mountains, provides an idyllic setting for a plethora of recreational opportunities. Visitors and residents alike are attracted to the vast array of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing in the winter months. Clearwater is also the gateway to the world-famous Wells Gray Provincial Park, which boasts the stunning Helmcken Falls and over 39 named waterfalls, drawing adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe.
A vital component of the Clearwater economy is its resource-based industries, including forestry, agriculture, and tourism. The forestry sector has played a significant role in the town’s development, with several sawmills operating in the area. Agriculture is another vital industry, with local farms producing a variety of products, including livestock and crops. Tourism has grown in importance as the region’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities continue to attract visitors from far and wide.
Clearwater is well-equipped with essential facilities and services, including the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. The hospital is a critical healthcare provider for the community and surrounding areas, offering emergency, acute, and long-term care services. In addition to its medical services, the hospital also supports various health initiatives and programs aimed at promoting wellness and healthy living in the community.
The history of Clearwater, BC, is a captivating tale of Indigenous heritage, European settlement, and the rise of resource-based industries. Today, the town thrives as a popular tourist destination due to its unparalleled recreational opportunities and stunning natural surroundings. With a strong focus on community well-being, Clearwater continues to invest in healthcare and other essential services, ensuring a high quality of life for its residents and visitors alike.
The District of Clearwater showcases many activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Clearwater Ski Hill, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. The Clearwater Sportsplex, local golf courses, whitewater rafting, regional parks, and multitudes of trails round-out pursuits for exploration and adventure.
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park provides activity year-round. Within this alpine wilderness—full of trails, wildlife, and waterfalls—the Clearwater, Thompson, and Murtle Rivers roar. During spring, summer, and fall you can hike through ancient forests, paddle lakes, and raft on river rapids. In the winter, viewing frozen waterfalls and skiing down backcountry slopes are options to enjoy the outdoors.
Dunn Peak Provincial Park
With an elevation of 2,607 metres, Dunn Peak Provincial Park can be viewed from Kamloops on a clear day. This protected area has large wilderness areas and considerable undisturbed old-growth forest. This mountain is an essential habitat for a large variety of wildlife, including wolf, cougar, marten, river otter, black bear, mule deer, mountain goat, Great Blue Heron, and Bald Eagles. The park includes a significant fish migration route and spawning grounds in the North Thompson and North Barriere Rivers.
Dunn Lake, long and deep, offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout, and kokanee. Due to the depth, the lake stays relatively cool, with trolling the most successful fishing technique. Along the northern shore, there is a recreation site with a car-top boat launch.
East, North, and South Barriere Lakes each personalize opportunities to enjoy paddling in calm waters, fishing, or drifting around in a pontoon boat. Uncrowded East Barriere Lake is great for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and other watersports.
Latremouille Lake Recreation Site is a rustic treed campsite with a rough boat launch. The lake is popular with anglers and campers.
Hallamore Lake, a scenic alpine lake, is noted for its tranquil atmosphere and is a popular fishing destination. An RV park and resort are nearby.
Thuya Lake Lodge has lakeside cabins and also offers meals. With over 30 small wilderness lakes joined by streams filled with wild rainbow trout, this area is perfect for flyfishing, hiking, and float tubing.
Taweel Provincial Park is a day-use park with a large lake connected with a network of trails to smaller lakes. This wilderness setting is known for fishing, paddling, and hiking. Private resorts and cabins are at the east end of the lake (outside the park).
The history of the Lower North Thompson is as wild as you could imagine. ‘From First Nations to European settlers to people in the 21st century looking to escape to a quieter life, the Lower North Thompson has been and continues to be, home.’ (North Thompson Valley Barriere).
Upon arrival in the North Thompson in 1817, Alexander Ross (with the North West Company) quoted ‘It was a barren waste well-stocked in wild animals of the chase and with some few furs.’ Little did he know. The fur trade boomed in the mid-1800s. Hudson Bay Fur Trading Co. constructed the trading post called Little Fort.
Gold was discovered in 1861, bringing people with riches on their minds. For a mere $25 these prospectors could get a double-barreled shotgun and a saddle, or an acre of land. Louis Creek sprung up with its own post office and store. The road between Louis Creek and Kamloops completed in 1891.
By the early 1900s, Barriere and Little Fort had a school, post office, and telephone service. Barriere became a bona fide town in 1914 when the CP Railway connected the Lower North Thompson to the rest of BC. The Barriere River dam provided electricity for the city of Kamloops from 1914 to 1950—well before the smaller communities close to Barriere had electricity—including Barriere.
Ranching became a staple way of life in the mid-1900s. One of the first ranches in the area was Little Fort Herefords. Gung Loy Jim purchased three Hereford heifers in the fall of 1943, beginning a decades-long quest for beef cattle. The Jims also purchased a hotel in Little Fort, which burned to the ground within the year. Not to be deterred, they rebuilt a general store in its place. Last year Jim’s Food Market celebrated 100 years of operation. The Gung Loy Jim Scholarship, established in 2003, was a way to give back to the cattle industry and encourage the ranchers of tomorrow.
51°36’24.87″N and 120° 5’22.54″W
Shiloh Springs is the name of the popular B&B that the current owners had run for 2 short seasons, helping to accommodate some of the over 400,000 annual summer tourists. This is a great mortgage helper as well as an opportunity to meet people from around the world.
- Spring water
- Main residence – 3,159 ft2 (built in 1986)
- Two-car garage
- Covered storage
- Barn structure for dry wood storage or to house animals
- 3,500 ft2 fenced garden
LOT 4 DISTRICT LOT 2147 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 32598
LOT 3 DISTRICT LOT 2147 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DSTRICT PLAN 32598