Graham Dunden Guest Ranch, 70-Mile House
8485 Graham Dunden Road
Located about 1 mile north of Green Lake. The Graham Dunden Ranch offers plenty of varieties to spend great vacations in the country. Surrounded by poplar, pine, and spruce trees with 2 lakes on the property. It’s an all year round get-away from the hectic city life.
The current owners bought the ranch measuring 160 acres (647.360 m²) back in 2002.
Approximately 50 acres are fenced and provide enough grass to feed 15-20 horses.
Throughout the acreage you will find several riding trails.
Located near by the ranch house there are five corrals of different size and a round pen.
The Heritage house (original homestead) built in 1927 has been well renovated and is the guest house today. (3 rooms for accommodation).
The new ranch house was build in 2004. It has a buffer room which connects the original homestead with the new ranch house and functions as a gathering & breakfast room.
The new ranch house is a frame construction, on the ground floor, and has a full basement.
In 2004 the B&B- and Guest ranch business had been started focussed on "Ranch Vacations and Horseback riding in Canada's West.
The ranch is comprised of two lots:
1.) Part NE, 1/4 DL, Lot 3391 LLD (Lilloet Land Dirstrict)
2.) Part NE, 1/4 DL, Lot 3391 LLD (Lilloet Land Dirstrict)
Three sides border Crown land.
On the fourth borders a railway track. A cargo train passes by approx. 1-2 times/day, and during the summer months the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER EXPRESS, approx. twice a week. There is no regular passenger traffic.
The 160 acres are mostly bordered by fences and cross fences.
The several ponds on site will give you a park like atmosphere. They provide living spaces for many kinds of waterfoul and beavers.
The land is gently rolling hills, some open, park-like country with many natural meadows and Aspen groves, some more densely forested with Lodgepole Pine, Douglas fir and Engelmann Spruce. The open rangeland and mixed forests of aspen and lodge pole pine found here are typical of the Cariboo’s landscape.
345 m² Rancher style Home, built in 2004.
Living room, Dining room, kitchen with pantry, three bedrooms, one master bathroom, one guest washroom, full basement.
There is a porch along the North and South side, which is roofed and railed.
Wood (fir) siding, double glazed windows, newest standard insulation, thermal insulated exterior doors, hot water baseboard heaters, fireplace, power sockets of 250 V and 125V, full insulated finished basement, office, root cellar, library, storage room.
Double sized garage, which has been used as a Tack Room, Shop, and storage facility. It comes with its own separate three-piece bathroom.
The Main Building (Ranch house) is connected with the Original Homestead, the former place where some of the first settlers came.
Built in 1927 and entirely renovated in 2003/04.
* New double glass (insulated) windows, interior / exterior doors
* Freshwater/Drain, Power (all cables, plugs, sockets etc. brand new)
* Insulation completely renewed.
* complete new paneling/partly chip rock, mostly wood.
The entire first floor of the Guesthouse is connected to the regular
heating circulation (hot water -> outdoor furnace).
The second floor is heated with baseboards (power).
The three-piece washrooms each have an additional heating lamp.
On the first floor there is Room #1 with private bathroom, the Laundry (washer/dryer), and the stairway to the upper rooms.
Room #2 (king size bed), and room #3 (2 twin beds) share one three-piece washroom; both additionally have their own vanities.
The Breakfast-/Gathering Room connects both buildings; it is the main entrance for the Guests.
Near the east side of the garage you will find a Cabin. It is a so-called Dry Cabin. It is fully insulated and winter proof and heated by propane.
Lodgers of the cabin can use the close-by Bathroom within the garage.
Heating / Hot Water
The Ranch and the Heritage (Guest) House are heated through a Hot-water Heating System, controlled by thermostats.
The Outdoor Furnace can be filled with logs, up to 425ft long. The burning is controlled/driven by a ventilating system (fan thermostat).
This system also heats the house water (via recuperator). It is secured by an electric backup.
Water is fed through a well in front of the Main House. Excellent drinking water and it gets tested on a monthly basis by the lab of Interior Health BC.
Horses have access to a permanent (heated) waterer year round which is accessible from both sides.
Drain Water/Dump Water:
The Drain Water is disposed by a "Sewage System". The main tank gets serviced approx. every 3 years, depending on usage and maintenance.
1. Phone services via Antenna and Booster
2. Internet thought Satellite dish. Download rate 10 Mbsp
Stable Barn and Outbuildings
Inside the Main Gate you will find 5 corrals of different sizes and a Round pen
The Stable Barn has 6 boxes - 2 larger ones for warm bloods - 4 for Quarter Horses (or adequate size) and provides enough space to store Hay and Oats. The dividers of the 4 regular boxes can be removed, and changed to double sized boxes (ideally for extremely big horses, or when a mare is foaling).
Attached to the Stable Barn is a small Shop.
Within the inner yard area is a solid built BBQ Pit, a wood shed, a Saw shell storage shed and a car/ tractor port.
The Ranch is located on a plateau of 3610 feet above sea level.
It is surrounded by rolling hills, open, park like settings with meadows and poplar groves, pines, spruces and Douglas firs. The grouping of the trees mentioned creates the typical CARIBOO STYLE.
Beautiful Green Lake is nearby (2 km). It has certain deep spots where it is good for fishing. Otherwise it has nice sandy beaches with secured swimming bays, picnic tables.
Kamloops/Williams Lake/100 Mile House Info:
100 Mile House
100 Mile House has a remarkable Infrastructure for a small town that size.
There are Physicians, Pharmacies, Schools, a Hospital, and several Retirement-/Old age Homes, Facilities for Sport- und Fitness.
For grocery purchases there are 3 supermarkets available.
Kamloops is the fifth largest city in BC. It has 85.000 citizens, and more in the backcountry. Distance to the Ranch: 170 km.
The city has one of the most Important and most equipped hospitals in the region, and a big number of doctors and specialists.
It provides all conveniences of a University Town; from little boutiques and international restaurants up to the big malls.
Quite central are the University, and the Greyhound Station. In the West there is the airport with connections to Vancouver and Calgary, Prince George and White Horse and more, to the North.
Approx. 150 km north there is Williams Lake, a typical Western Town.
It hosts the annual "Williams Lake Stampede", the biggest Rodeo in BC.
The city has a big hospital, a small national (domestic) Airport, and all kinds of shops, markets, malls etc.