Great Set-Up for an B & B / AirB&B on 4.7 Acres in Likley
This spectacular riverfront property boasts a 3300 sq ft home with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a large log gazebo, landscaped grounds on the Quesnel River at the outlet of Quesnel Lake, perfect as a family home, rural gathering retreat for family and friends in the heart of nature. It has potential as a homebased income property – i.e. bed and breakfast, unique inn or eco-lodge. The large octagonal log gazebo is a central feature of the landscaped grounds where there is a mix of shrubs, deciduous and coniferous trees and 3 full service RV sites.
The Home (currently in use as an eco-lodge)
The lodge is essentially open concept with large windows throughout allowing for lots of natural light and beautiful natural views. The great room with natural stone wood burning fireplace is welcoming and cozy. Hardwood floors accent the country lodge feel with its natural pine and cedar interior. The large dining area is adjacent to the open functional kitchen. The kitchen has natural cedar cabinets hewn from local western red cedar trees from the property. It has a commercial American Range propane stove with large convection oven, and all the other convenient amenities for the family chef. Off the dining room is a back deck/patio ideal for BBQ’s and enjoying the shade of warm summer days. Also off the dining room is a bonus/games room, with ample storage, a professional billiards/pool table and is an excellent reading room with lots of room for displaying your collections and treasures or whatever way you choose to use it. Bedrooms are cozy and comfortable with natural pine and cedar walls. Two of the rooms share a bathroom while the others have ensuite bathrooms.
The 24 ft x 32 ft workshop has ample space to store your toys (ATV’s, snowmobiles, bikes) and maintenance equipment. It has sturdy work benches for use with tools for projects and tinkering.
The lovely flower and shrub garden at the front entry compliments the home with a large Emerald Cedar and colorful shrubs, foliage and flowers throughout the spring, summer and fall. The large raised bed gardens produce all the vegetables you can use during the growing season.
The property is on the edge of the historic goldrush village of Likely. It is a small rural community with a population of about 200 full time residents and seasonal residents during the spring, summer and fall. It has an elementary school, general store, historic hotel with pub, church, post office and a fascinating goldrush history. Likely was named after a popular 1860’s gold miner, John Likely. Gold was discovered in the Quesnel River in 1859 and sparked the Cariboo Gold Rush. The gold rush continues today as many hobby miners seek their fortune in the Cariboo Mountains. The Cariboo Gold Rush opened up the interior of British Columbia with the building of the Cariboo Road. This road is now Highway 97, the northern artery of British Columbia.
The area is known for its diversity of nature and wildlife and exceptional recreational opportunities including fishing, wildlife and bird watching, boating, hiking, ATV and snow mobiling, and more. Cedar Point Park, a Class C provincial park, is a busy summer destination for campers and tourists with access to Quesnel Lake. Every season is special in this area with its own distinct attributes with the beautiful greens and lush growth of spring, pleasant warm summers ideal for outdoor activities, the spectacular colors of crisp fall days against the backdrop of the Cariboo Mountains, and winters with clear blue skies and sparkling snow ideal for winter activities like snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, winter hikes and winter birding. Mt Timothy ski hill is also a popular winter activity destination south of Williams Lake near Lac La Hache.
Williams Lake, with a population of about 12,000, is approximately an hour’s travel from the property and is the main service center with all the amenities for the area east of the Fraser River including Likely. It has 4 major grocery stores, one of which is in the Walmart Super Store, 5 major bank branches, 3 major hardware stores, several general merchandise stores including Canadian Tire, several smaller specialty stores and sports stores, along with a thriving local farmer’s market, well staffed regional hospital, doctor’s offices and dentists offices, regional airport with daily flights, schools from elementary to high schools and a Thompson Rivers University satellite campus, arena complex that is home to the 2nd largest rodeo in Canada – the annual Williams Lake Stampede and much more. The Highway between Likely and Williams Lake is paved and well maintained through all seasons.
Major Cities /Area Info:
Kamloops – population approximately 90,000 - 4 hours driving time from Likely.
Prince George – population approximately 80,000 – 3 hours driving time from Likely.
Vancouver – 7 hours driving time from Likely.
Whistler – via Highway 99 – 5 hours driving time from Likely.
$1,765 / 2020
LEGAL with PID