The Meadowview Lodge – A Profitable Business Venture with Charming Country Home
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: A profitable business venture with country home and a 3,242 ft2 guest lodge near beautiful Stuart Lake, BC. This venture occupies 24.7 acres of pasture, meadow and lowland with a flowing...
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
- Property Id: 30310
A profitable business venture with country home and a 3,242 ft2 guest lodge near beautiful Stuart Lake, BC. This venture occupies 24.7 acres of pasture, meadow and lowland with a flowing creek. The surrounding countryside is a mixture of agricultural lands, clear lakes and wild forest. The property blends very naturally into the landscape.
The main home is 2,800 ft2 with recent renovations and upgrades. There is a commercial kitchen in the home where meals can be cooked for lodge guests along with 3 additional guest rooms. The owner’s quarters are separate from the guest and kitchen components. There is a master bedroom, full bath and large living space. Below is a full height basement available for storage. The home has a carport and lots of outdoor deck space. The home could be used entirely for the new owner if desired.
On the other side of the yard is the immaculate 3,242 ft2 guest lodge. Generating revenues averaging $200k/year (over the past 4 years), the lodge is always busy offering 11 rooms with basic kitchenettes. The lodge has seen many upgrades and is a valued service to loggers, firefighters, hunters and mine workers in the area. With recent upticks in timber values, the lodge is extremely busy.
On the property are several outbuildings offering additional utility. There is a greenhouse, several storage buildings, animal shelter and some barb wire fencing. The current owners have several horses on the property.
The wider region is a draw to outdoorsmen, entrepreneurs and travellers who come for the areas rich resources, ample wildlife and serene beauty. This is the perfect business opportunity for someone looking to generate easy revenues to supplement other income streams, or retirement pensions while living in the wilds of British Columbia. All of this offered 5 minutes from the urban convenience of Fort St James.
1000 Tachie Road – Fort St James, BC
From Fort St James town center, follow the Stuart Lake Highway north out of town. Continue until its intersection with Tachie Road turning left onto Tachie Road. Proceed for approximately 0.7 km on Tachie Road at which point, the drive way will be on the left (west) side of the roadway.
The nearby town of Fort St. James offers all modern conveniences to property owners on Stuart Lake. There are boat launches, grocery stores, gas stations, hotels and restaurants, where a new property owner can refuel and resupply prior to departing for their weekend getaway.
Fort St. James is a mill town and is known for its logging activity, mining and tourism.
To the south of Fort St. James lies rich farmland where both hay and cattle are produced in abundance.
There are multiple large provincial parks and recreational areas, including Mt. Pope, Rubyrock Lake, Sutherland River and Carp Lake. There is the possibility to travel still hundreds of kilometres north of Fort St. James into some of British Columbia’s most remote and pristine wildernesses.
These two properties and the wider region offer an infinite amount of outdoor recreational opportunity. Stuart Lake is well known for its trophy fishing and ample water sports. There is also the opportunity to explore the various islands and remote lake shores via canoe, kayak or paddle board. On the property itself and amongst the surrounding Crown land there is hunting for moose, deer and bear.
The intricate logging road and regional trail network create thousands of kilometres for off-road enthusiasts to explore during the summer and winter months.
Murray Peak Ski Hill is an excellent local option for downhill enthusiasts to test their skills in some unique terrain and deep powder.
As part of his commission from the North West Company, Fraser and his assistants John Stuart and James McDougall explored potential river routes to the Pacific Ocean from 1805 through 1808. Explorations in the winter of 1805-06 by McDougall resulted in the discovery of Carrier’s Lake, now known as Stuart Lake. In the heart of territory inhabited by the Carrier or Dakelh First Nation, this proved to be a lucrative locale for fur trading and so a post—Fort St. James—was built on its shore in 1806. In 1821, the fort came under the control of the Hudson’s Bay Company, when the North West Company merged with it. It subsequently became the administrative headquarters of the Company’s vast New Caledonia District.
The fur trade was slow to take root in the area, since the economy of the Dakelh people had been based on the fishery, rather than on trapping. In addition, there were customary and ceremonial restrictions which placed obstacles in the way of an efficient fur economy. Nonetheless, eventually the post became profitable and continued to function until its closure in 1952.
The community is located on the south-eastern shore of Stuart Lake, at the head of the Stuart River. Both the lake and the river are named for Fraser’s assistant John Stuart, who would later become head of the New Caledonia District of the North West Company.
54°28’36.14″N and 124°11’51.00″W
Sold as a functioning business with average gross revenue generation of $200,000 over the most recent four years.
- Natural gas
- Drilled well
- Pellet stove
- 2,800 ft2 home with commercial kitchen and guest quarters (Built in 1972, but renovated)
- 3,242 ft2 guest lodge with 11 private rooms
- Outdoor storage building
- Animal shelter
The property is zoned to permit cannabis production.
Lot A Plan PRP8209 District Lot 4756 Range 5 Land District 14