Stone Ridge Meadow Ranch 13799 Cardinal Road
This 137 acres Horse Ranch is situated 22 km out of Fort St. John, British Columbia. It offers stunning views over Charlie Lake and is known as the Stone Ridge Meadow Ranch.
Also known for its beautiful Holsteiner and Hannoveraner Horses.
Stone Ridge Meadow Ranch is now available for an equally capable and visionary owner. A person/family seeking respite from the global turmoil we face and the satisfying safety of long-term investment in the remarkable asset of a beautiful and pleasing Horse operation on Charlie Lake in Fort St. John, BC.
Stone Ridge Meadow Ranch occupies a beautiful composite of an attribute which are not easy to duplicate in the Fort St. John area.
The property is located within the Peace River Region of BC, northwest of Fort St. John.
The Feature list is long and includes the following:
- 137.04 fenced acres / 55.5 ha
- soil rating of 4 out of 7
- 32 x 64 overhead heated, lined, TRIBLE BAY GARAGE. It has metal siding, asphalt shingles, 14 ft walls, three bays with two 10 x 12 ft doors and one 12 x 12 overhead door. It is plumped with water.
- Detached 28 x 30 ft GARAGE, wired and insulated.
- 60 x 160 (9600 sqft. 900 m2 ) RIDING ARENA, pole building style, 20ft wall height, several other uses a possibility for this building. The flooring is sand base, and the walls are insulated; there is a heated area with a washroom.
- LUXURY HORSE BARN, (2160 sqft.) custom build with concrete floor, 10 ft walls, drainage in the stalls with a septic system, Box panels are temporary and can be removed for different sizes or alternative uses.
- 36 x 32 Storage Building
- MAIN RESIDENCE: Outstanding 4200 square feet colonial style home, built-in 1995 as a wood frame construction by a local builder for its own use. The main floor was developed with a large foyer, great room, two storey vaulted ceilings, and a custom made wall wood burning fireplace. It offers a formal dining room, custom kitchen with nook, entrance to the double garage, two-piece powder room, large master suite including a four-piece ensuite with soaker tub and custom shower. The laundry is located of the garage entry. Great panorama bay windows and views over Charlie Lake feature the main floor. The second floor is developed with two large bedrooms, a den and a bonus room as well as a four piece bath. The full concrete basement offers the opportunity for a large inlaw suite. The basement includes a bedroom, family room, exercise room, cold room, mechanical and lots of storage.
Flooring throughout the home is carpet, laminate, hardwood or ceramic tile. The finishing features include a custom feature wall fireplace, upgraded custom kitchen with custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, island, built-in china cabinet, double wall oven, range stove, sub-zero fridge, built-in dishwasher, soaker tub, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace in den, bonus room above the garage, built-in shelving, in garage entry, tray ceiling in main floor master suite, custom master ensuite to just name a few.
- The roof is shingle, heath to the house by two gas furnaces,
- There is an attached heated garage.
- The house set includes a wrap-around deck, a large lawn area, various gardens, beautiful shady trees, an ornamental waterfall and a pond.
- There is an onsite wastewater management system / septic.
- well & cistern for drinking water with softener, treatment and pump
- 200 amp electrical service
- The property is located in the Charly Lake fire protection area.
- Appraisal available / appraisal amount $ 1,925,000.00
TAXES $ 3980 in 2020
ZONING A – 2 / ALR
The City of Fort St. John is a city located in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The most populous municipality in the Peace River Regional District, the town encompasses a total area of about 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) with 20,155 residents recorded in the 2016 Census. Located at Mile 47 of the Alaska Highway, it is one of the largest cities between Dawson Creek, British Columbia and Delta Junction, Alaska. Established in 1794 as a trading post, Fort St. John is the oldest European-established settlement in present-day British Columbia. The Fort St. John Airport serves the city. The municipal slogan is Fort St. John: The Energetic City. Source Wikipedia
More info about the Town and Fort St. John at:
History of Fort St. John:
Fort St. John is located on the traditional territory of the Dane-zaa First Nation people. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, the settler community has been moved a number of times for varying economic reasons. The present location is thought to be its sixth. The original trading post built in the area was named Rocky Mountain House (not to be confused with the modern Alberta town by that name). It was established one year after Sir Alexander Mackenzie explored the area in 1793. One of a series of forts along the Peace River constructed to service the fur trade, it was located southwest of the present site of Fort St. John. The Dane-zaa and Sikanni First Nations used it as a trading post. It was also used as a supply depot for further expeditions into the territory. The fort closed in 1805. Fort d'Epinette was built in 1806 by the North West Company. It was renamed Fort St. John in 1821 following the purchase of the North West Company by the Hudson's Bay Company. This fort was located about 500 metres downstream from the mouth of the Beatton River, which at that time was known as the Pine River (d'epinette in French). It was shut down in 1823. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1958.
After a lapse of nearly forty years, Fort St. John was reopened in 1860 on the south side of the Peace River, directly south of the present community. It was moved in 1872 by Francis Work Beatton directly across the river. This community lasted until 1925 when the river ceased to be the main avenue of transportation, and the fort was moved closer to where settlers were establishing homesteads. The new town was constructed at Fish Creek, northwest of the present community, on the new trail to Fort Nelson. It did not shut down until 1975. In 1928, C. M. Finch moved his general store to two-quarters of land where he also built a government building to house the land, telegraph and post offices. The town's present site was firmly established after he donated five acres (20,000 m²) for a Roman Catholic Church and additional land for a hospital.
Fort St. John, located on the upland prairies north of the Peace River, experiences a cold, humid continental climate (close to subarctic), with cold winters and warm summers. Although winters can be frigid, the area has milder winters than much of the rest of Canada (especially considering its relatively northerly latitude) due to the influence of the nearby Rocky Mountains. They tend to block arctic air masses from the north/northwest, although they can still penetrate the area. A predominantly southwesterly wind blows through town, with wind speeds averaging around 13.7 km (8.5 mi). Fort St. John uses Mountain Standard Time all year (same as Pacific Daylight Time in summer), and because of its northerly latitude experiences short daylight hours in winter and long daylight hours in summer.
Fort St. John is east of the Rocky Mountains and thus has a climate much more similar to the prairies than the British Columbia interior west of the mountains. The frost-free period is much longer east of the mountains than west, and thus the Peace River area, including Fort St. John, can grow crops that cannot be grown in most of the province, such as wheat and canola.
Fort St. John is one of the sunniest places in the province, especially in the winter and spring. The city holds British Columbia's record for most sunshine ever recorded in March (247.4 hours in 1965), May (373.5 hours in 1972), and November (141.3 hours in 1976).
Just north of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake offers an ideal combination of easy access, amenities and great fishing.
Angler’s Atlas member Shakes2582 has written a report for a trip to Charlie Lake in June, 2014.
“On June 8th we headed down to Charlie. We put in at Montney Park. The road into the park is a little rough. It is two wheel drive or car access when dry but if it has been raining the hill into the park can get quite slick. The launch itself leaves a lot to be desired when compared to the other concrete launches around the lake. It is a dirt launch with some large boulders scattered around it and a very shallow approach....
We figured that our best course of action was to head upwind some and wind drift into the shallow and weedy bays on either side of [Stoddart] Creek mouth. The first couple of drifts were unsuccessful, so we let the drift extend until we bumped into the cat tails on the edge of the lake. In this very shallow (<2ft) we were able to pick up fish.
We got into the middle of huge schools of minnows of some sort, my guess was perch. None were longer than 2 inches. We matched the size of these minnows and started casting along the edges of the weeds and had some really great success. The Pike would get worked up into such a frenzy that the water would be boiling around us when the minnows were at their thickest....
The best success that we had was to wait until this frenzy was in full swing, right around the boat or at least very near to us. We would then pitch the fly out as far as we could on a Type III Sinking line and wait. The fly would settle into the weeds at the bottom of the lake, no more than two or four feet from the surface. Once the feeding frenzy started to slow and the pike had stopped blindly striking it was obvious that they started to settle into hiding spots awaiting the next swarm to swim by. At this point we would start to slowly strip our minnow patterns in a very sporadic, injured action and almost every time one of us would sink into the jaws of a Pike. It was exciting to be near the wolves doing their thing, and although they were a little skinny, post spawn, they were still quite strong. Longest fish of the day measured out just shy of 28”.
From Fort St. John, head north on the Alaska Highway for about 10 kilometres. Charlie Lake is at the junction of Highway 29, and Mile 43 of the Alaska Highway.
There are two provincial parks on the shores of Charlie Lake. Beatton Provincial Park lies on the east side, while Charlie Lake Provincial Park borders the southwest shore. Source: Angler Atlas
- MLS Number: R2520813
- Acres: 137
- garage: 6
- flooring: mixed
- construction: Wood / Stucco
- roof: Asphalt
- Waterfront: Yes
- Featured Search: Yes