Limestone Mountain Ranch is located in Big Lake, northeast of Williams Lake in the center of the beautiful Cariboo Region of British Columbia. Limestone Mountain Ranch, with excellent paved road access, is surrounded by crown land and other ranching and recreational neighbors.
The ranch, 1415 acres across 11 titles, traverses beautiful rolling hills and gentle transitions to flatter highland terrain. Diverse landscapes include pasture, hay fields, meadows, timber lots and a private 50-acre recreational lake.
Limestone Mountain Ranch is fenced and cross fenced. The pastures are in excellent condition, 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.
The ranch has supported over 175 pairs (cow/calf), bulls and yearlings. All cattle and horses are fenced, simplifying the entire operation.
Privately stocked spring-fed Brighten Lake produces legends of rainbow trout. There are natural and man-made water holes throughout, all spring fed. All-season in-ground stock waterers are installed in all corals and winter feeding grounds.
Limestone Mountain Ranch radiates pride of ownership. There is plenty of room for family and friends with splendid lake-front camping and trailer sites, 2 upscale eco-friendly lakeside cabins, a 2000 sq. ft. manager’s house, a highly finished craftsman-style equine breeding barn, 2 machine shops, 2 tack rooms, fully equipped calving sheds, equipment sheds, hay storage, loafing sheds, a boathouse, various outbuildings, equine corrals, round pen, large timber sorting corrals, docks, year-round waterers, and excellent roads throughout. And, there is room to re-establish an old air-strip if desired.
The quality of infrastructure investment in the horse and cattle operation is massive, something any new owner will appreciate.
The ranch is a private recreational and nature lovers’ paradise. Lake Activities: fly fishing, trolling, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding. Land Activities: horseback riding, hiking, ATVing, off-road biking. Winter Activities: snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing. Nature Activities: bird-watching, wildlife, and outdoor photography.
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.
Limestone Mountain Ranch will exceed all your expectations!
Limestone Mountain Ranch website: https//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.
LOCATION & COMMUNITY
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 35-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.
THE CARIBOO REGION OF B.C.
The Cariboo Regional District spans the Cities and Districts of Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, and Wells in the Central Interior of British Columbia.
The Canada 2006 Census population was 62,190 persons living on a land area of 80,629.34 km² (31,129.9 sq mi). It covers the area from 70 Mile House to Hixon, just south of Prince George.
Twelve electoral area directors and four municipal directors govern the affairs of the Cariboo Regional District. The electoral area directors are elected by area voters, and municipal directors are appointed by their municipal council. All directors serve for a four-year term.
The Cariboo Region is extremely diverse. It includes remote coastal inlets, the dry grassland expanse of the Chilcotin Plateau and the interior rainforest of the Cariboo Mountains