Limestone Mountain Ranch -- a unique trophy property, offering broad panoramic vistas towards the Cariboo Mountains, fertile ranch-lands, rolling hills, enormous infrastructure and broad-based facilities to support equine, cattle and recreation operations, including a private 50-acre rainbow stocked recreational lake! This diverse landholding encompasses 1415 acres, across 11 contiguous titles. Located in Big Lake, just 35 minutes northeast of Williams Lake, 30 minutes from the Williams Lake airport.
The property has been immaculately maintained with considerable care towards long term responsible stewardship of the land. It includes 325 acres of hay lands, plus pasture, open meadows, and timber vistas. With excellent fully paved and maintained road accesses to the ranch and gravel roads throughout the ranch, it lies adjacent to crown land.
Unlike many other operating ranch businesses, this property has been preserved as a nature lovers’ recreational paradise. For the fisherman, the private lake is stocked with rainbow trout up to 5 lbs. (The lake is also a spectacular lake for swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing, etc.)
Limestone Mountain Ranch radiates pride of ownership. Facilities include a well maintained 2000 sq. ft. manager’s house and the horse enthusiasts will appreciate the expertly finished craftsman-style equine 5 stall breeding barn. Other equine facilities include two tack rooms, large paddocks with loafing sheds, a round pen, and outdoor riding arena.
Cattle facilities include a fully equipped calving barn, equipment sheds, hay storage, loafing sheds, machine shops, full sorting facilities, and various other outbuildings. An old airstrip can be upgraded for direct access by small plane in/out of the ranch.
The ranch supports over 175 cow/calf pairs, bulls, and yearlings and the entire property is fenced and cross-fenced. Both cattle and horse facilities are strategically located with all-season in-ground stock waterers for ease of livestock management. The established pastures are in excellent condition, with a mix of grass, timothy, and alfalfa. The 325 acres of hay fields have, over the past 5 years, been re-farmed, sprayed, re-seeded and fertilized annually, creating a solid hay base for years to come.
Spring-fed Brighten Lake is a private recreational playground with two lakefront cottages, a boathouse, and dock offering water activities -- fly fishing, trolling, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, and swimming. Lots of south facing low bank camping sites on the lake – room for family, or an easy transition to a guest facility or adventure tourism.
This is not your typical cattle ranch! It offers so much more: unlimited horseback riding, hiking, ATVing, and water sports. Winter recreational activities include snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, ice-fishing, and cross-country skiing through miles of an established trail.
Approximately 30% of the ranch is wooded, providing an abundance of wildlife habitat. The property has not been hunted in over 25 years and is home to sandhill cranes, blue jays, bald eagles, golden eagles, loons, osprey, geese, many varieties of ducks, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, black bear, wolves, coyotes, otter, beaver, bobcat, cougar, lynx and more. Bird-watching, wildlife, and outdoor photography are all available from this one stunning diverse location.
This is a unique offering. Thoughtfully developed and immaculately maintained for horses, cattle, and recreation by one owner over 25 years.
Limestone Mountain Ranch website: www.limestonemountainranch.com
On the Sellers request, there is no For Sale Sign at the Ranch.
Please respect the privacy of the Ranch Manager. Showings will be by Appointment only.
The Big Lake Community in the Central Cariboo Region, B.C. has a population of approximately 500 with full telecommunications, a general store, gas facilities, elementary school, fire hall, post office, and a recreation hall. It is a 40-minute drive to Williams Lake, B.C.
Williams Lake, servicing a population of 30,000, is home to abundant equipment providers and ranch support industries. It is also home to the world-famous Williams Lake Stampede. There are 12 directly daily (1 hr) flights between Vancouver & Williams Lake.