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Cariboo Wood and Gift Shop with Good Income - McLeese Lake
Cariboo Wood and Gift Shop with Good Income - McLeese Lake
Excellent investment for a home based business. This 2 ½ acre property has a four bedroom 2,200 ft2 home, 1,350 ft2 gift shop and 4,000 ft2 wood working shop. Stable income with repeat business, contracts and tourism highway exposure.
  • Size: 2.48 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $395,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

The Cariboo Wood and Gift Shop is a family owned business, while residing on the property. This very successful business has made it possible to retire. Now is the time for new owners to carry on the legacy.


The family welcomes you to the Cariboo Wood Shop where custom wood work, unique treasures and tasty treats are offered.


The Cariboo Wood Shop started in the early 1970s. This profitable business has evolved over the years to offer a variety of gifts, including the best fudge in the Cariboo area. Specializing in Canadian made, there is something for everyone. Plush animals, BC Honey, local area books, candles, pottery and door knockers are just the beginning. Sample the fudge - maple nut, amaretto, heavenly goo or what your heart desires!


If you are simply looking for a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a fresh cappuccino, latte or coffee, this is where you want to stop and enjoy. Added bonus - kids can burn off some energy in our fun playground.


View the website, phone or drop in at the location 10 minutes north of McLeese Lake, halfway between Quesnel and Williams Lake. The business is well signed - you can't miss it! Any size RV can access through the drive-through loop.


Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm from February 1st - December 24th.

Location : 10870 Highway 97 North
Access : From Williams Lake head north on Highway 97 for about 60 km. After McLeese Lake the property is on your left, about a 10 minute drive. There are lots of signs on the highway preparing you. The property is mid-way between Williams Lake and Quesnel.
Improvements :
  • 2,200 ft2 four bedroom home
  • 1,350 ft2 gift shop with all equipment included
  • 4,000 ft2 wood working shop with all equipment included, except some personal items
  • Carport and outbuildings
  • Approximately $60,000 in equipment and furnishings
  • Inventory not included and is negotiable
Investment Features : This property and business has historical and stable income with room to grow. The location has excellent highway exposure and RV turn-around for travelling tourists. The wood shop receives custom orders, consistent contract business and items for sale in the gift shop. Very little staff is required if a couple works together. Live rent free and earn an income you can retire on.
Services : Power, septic, water and telephone
Recreation :

McLeese Lake is a popular recreational area. People come here to enjoy the breathtaking rugged scenery and remote wilderness settings. This is the main access from the southern areas of this beautiful province, to the northern areas. Fishing, hiking, biking, downhill alpine sports, cross-country skiing, bird/wildlife watching, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling and hunting include the outdoor activities available within close or immediate proximity.


Williams Lake and Quesnel offer nearby opportunities for retail and entertainment.

Vegetation : Scenic valley and mountain views. The property is beautifully landscaped, has mature trees and a garden.
Area Data : McLeese Lake is located on the Cariboo Highway 97 between Quesnel to the north and Williams Lake, 44 km (27 miles) to the south. It is an 840 acre lake that is accessed off the west side of Highway 97.
History : The small community of McLeese Lake was originally known as Mud Lake. Mud Lake was renamed after Robert McLeese, a nearby resident from Soda Creek in the 1880s. Robert McLeese was well known throughout this region. He owned a hotel, store and was the postmaster of Soda Creek for over 25 years. He also owned the Sternwheel River Boat and was a member of the Legislative Assembly.
Zoning : C/M-5
Legal : Lot 1, District Lot 8679, Cariboo District Plan 30324
PID 005-353-998
Taxes : $1,316 (2016)
Map Reference : 52°28'45.61"N and 122°25'17.23"W
Listing # : 17031