Northern Lights Lodge 5921 Cedar Creek Road
Likely, British Columbia V0L 1N0
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 Lodge on Quesnel Lake. This glacial lake reaches depths of over 2200 feet and claims to be 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 flows 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 and 90 % of the September rod days on a “River” that would rival any on the planet.
The main Lodge was originally constructed in 1942 by a wealthy, contracting family from Vancouver, BC, as a family refuge during World War II. 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 but respectfully preserving the natural history. 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 a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace 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 plus % 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 five cabins for accommodation for 2 to 6 people. The Rainbow, Lynx, Cougar, Loon & 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 azure waters of the great Quesnel Lake.
Three private and secluded residences on the property include the Silver Fox (Constructed by Pioneer Log Homes AKA “Timber Kings”), Grizzly & Wolf House, waterfront residence and the Manager’s residence.
This 2165 feet of lake frontage property also features a boathouse, wharf, docks, protected marina, smokehouse, several maintenance and out-buildings. Various equipment including drift boats, pontoon boats, fishing supplies, yard maintenance equipment, fuel tanks, boats, motors, trailers, a fully stocked shop, Golf cart, etc. to be included in the sale of this property. A complete list of inventories is available upon request.
Even in the offseason, accommodations of this lodge are rented out:
Wolf House $ 3000 per month
Rainbow Cabin $ 1500 per month
Grizzly Cabin $ 1500 per month
Loon Cabin $ 1200 p. month
Lynx Cabin $ 1200 p. month
Cougar Cabin $ 1200 p. month
The 8 rooms in the Lodge are rented for $ 170 each per night = $ 35 to 40,000 p. month ( including meals)
All in all there is a possible monthly gross of $ 53,000. Or $ 636, 000 p year.
If a new owner sells the fishing business and concentrates just on the rental income he could do so!
Typically, the annual lodge/fishing revenue for 4 months of operation is between $400,000 to $550,000 per year.
- Agent: Freddy Marks
- MLS Number: exclusive
- Property Type: Commercial
- House: Yes
- Commercial: Yes
- Resort / Lodge: Yes
There are three separate residences and several high end Cabins on the property:
#1 is The Silver Fox Residence is a 1000 sq ft Pioneer Log home that offers 1 Bed & Loft, Kitchen with Family space and a bathroom. Sleeps 4
#2 is The Wolf House an 1800 sq ft wood-framed building offering 4 bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, Washer/Dryer and Living space. Sleeps 7.
#3 is The Grizzly at 1000 sq ft. Offering two bedrooms and one bathroom with open Kitchen and Living Space with a vaulted ceiling. Washer/Dryer. Sleeps 4
1. RAINBOW CABIN: Wood Frame waterfront building with one bedroom, one bathroom, Living Space and a kitchen unit.Sleeps 6
2. LOON CABIN: Wood Frame building, with one bedroom, one bathroom Living Space and a kitchen unit.Sleeps 4
3.LYNX CABIN: Wood Frame building, with one bedroom, one bathroom Living Space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 4
4. FOX CABIN: Wood Frame building, with one bedroom, external bathroom/shower. Sleeps 2
5. COUGAR CABIN: Large Wood Frame building, with two bedrooms, one bathroom Living Space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 6
High-Speed Wireless Internet is available across the entire property, full septic system, a U.V. purified water system, phone service, and satellite T.V.are in all dwellings.
Several outbuildings are included in this offer, a boathouse, wharf, smokehouse and several maintenance buildings & workshops.
All structures/cabins/shops come fully supplied, furnished & multiple watercraft are also included in this sale.
Visit the Northern Lights Lodge's website at: www.nllodge.com
52° 34'5.44 "N 121° 31'48.32 "W
This large and magnificent lake offers some of the most spectacular and secluded beaches found on any lake in B.C. Forested hills give way to mountains surrounding the N.E. portion of the lake. Fantastic family vacations can be planned here. Along with fishing, there is swimming, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing.....& no crowds.
Fishing: Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Lake Trout, Burbot and Kokanee are found in Quesnel Lake. These fish can grow to enormous sizes. 15 lb. rainbows aren't newsworthy, and 30 to 40 lb Lake Trout are often caught. Trolling apex lures with down-riggers is the most popular method of fishing. The Quesnel River flows from the lake at Likely, and there are several smaller rivers and creeks (including the World famous Horsefly River) that flow into Quesnel Lake. Fly fishing at the mouth of these rivers and streams can be fabulous at times. Millions of Sockeye and Chinook salmon come up with the Quesnel River and swim through the lake to get to rivers such as the Mitchell and the Horsefly to spawn.
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