The Northern Lights Lodge located on the shores of Quesnel Lake in the Cariboo District of super, natural BC, Canada, is truly a work of heart. The owners Skeed and Sharon Borkowski have created a premium, world-class fly-fishing resort on Quesnel Lake. This glacial lake reaches depths of over 2000 feet and is the deepest fresh water fjord lake in the world. The largest lake in the Cariboo, extending 55 miles up the north arm and 72 miles to the end of the east arm, is home to a unique strain of wild, native Rainbow and Bull trout in its many tributaries. Specializing in river fly-fishing for the past 15 years, guests enjoy the finest in outdoor adventure on one of many rivers flowing into Quesnel Lake including the Mitchell, Horsefly and Cariboo Rivers and near the Lodge where the lake spills into the canyons of Quesnel River on its way to the mighty Fraser River and ultimately the Pacific Ocean. The Northern Lights Lodge is the only fly-fishing Lodge in the area and holds over 70% of the licenced rod days in this +2,000,000 acre watershed. “2010 and 2012 Trout Lodge of the Year Award”, by Fly Fusion Magazine!
This legendary fly-fishing resort sits on 12.7 acres of stunning waterfront. The main Lodge was originally constructed in 1942 by a wealthy, contracting family from Vancouver, BC, as a family refuge during World War 2. The Lodge was built with local cedar logs. In the late 1990’s the owners restored and renovated the lodge to its present-day beauty and functionality. The post and beam log constructed retreat, features 8 comfortably appointed guest rooms around the perimeter, protected by an impressive wrap around deck, allowing guests private access to convenient lodge accommodation. The 3000 sq. ft. lodge also features a great room with multi-use areas, a commercial kitchen, fly shop and full basement. Comfortable guest seating, dining and meeting areas and a fly-tying work station all cozy up around a behemoth stone fireplace. The high, warm cedar log walls adorned with local trophy art of moose, bear, cougar, caribou, antelope and mule deer add to the ultimate lodge comfort and atmosphere. Memories have been made here for over sixty years and with a 75% guest return rate, that will continue to be the case for this end of the road jewel of the continent.
In addition to the main Lodge, guests can select from one of four cabins for accommodation for 2 to 6 people. The Lynx, Cougar, Loon and Fox cabins all feature guest amenities including comfortable sleeping arrangements, kitchen, bathroom and social areas complimented with large outdoor decks overlooking the main Lodge and the manicured grounds.
Four private and secluded residences on the property include the Rainbow Residence (630 sq. ft.), Wolf House (1800 sq. ft.), waterfront residence, Silver Fox (820 sq. ft.) with loft, a Pioneer Log Home by TV’s Timber Kings, and Grizzly House (1000 sq. ft.). This luxury cottage sits on a private, waterfront location overlooking the azure waters of the great Quesnel Lake. The ultimate in style and comfort.
The current Owner/Managers live in a manufactured home with private access, tucked at the top of the property. They have a Licence to Occupy this residence and plan to be on hand to new owners for orientation of this established lodge venture.
This 2165 foot of lake frontage property also features a boathouse, wharf, docks, protected marina, smoke house, several maintenance and out-buildings. Various equipment including drift boats, pontoon boats, fishing supplies, yard maintenance equipment, fuel tanks, boats, motors, trailers and quads to be included in the sale of this property. A complete list of inventory is available upon request.
Travelling to this area is easy. A one hour commercial flight from Vancouver gets you to Williams Lake, followed by another hour drive via scenic, well maintained paved roads. A 1000 meter, community maintained airfield is located 4 miles from town. If you prefer to drive, an easy 380 mile, 7 hour drive from Vancouver through breath taking scenery gets you to this spectacular adventure paradise.
A second Quesnel Lake water front property of 18.4 acres and 500 feet of waterfront complete with a 7 rental unit apartment block, 1400 square foot heated shop and 9 fully serviced RV pads is also for sale by the same owners, minutes from the Northern Lights Lodge. This property features Cedar Creek running along most of the west boundary and a BC provincial park on either side. This former Forestry building would make an ideal compliment to the Northern Lights Lodge as overflow accommodation or staff housing. An ideal business opportunity with endless potential in a remarkable place to live, work and play. See Quesnel Lake Waterfront Opportunity, another Sports Afield Trophy Property.
Complete inventory list available.
Listed by CROSINA REALTY LTD and Co-marketed by REAL ESTATE CENTRE