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Lake View Recreational Cabin on Beautiful Eagle Lake
Lake View Recreational Cabin on Beautiful Eagle Lake
450 ft2 cabin on 3.45 acres located on pristine, glacier fed, aqua-blue Eagle Lake. Crown land on 3 sides. Cabin has a nice front porch, inside you’ll find a kitchen, living room, dining room & 2 lofts. Picturesque views. Awesome fishing and tons of wildlife.
  • Size: 3.45 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: NEW PRICE $129,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623

  • Listing Agent: Fawn Gunderson - fawn@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-982-2314
Description :

Just two and a half hours west of Williams Lake, BC off of Highway 20 lies a little piece of heaven. With a history of cattle ranchers, gold diggers, First Nations fur traders and frontiersmen, the area is rich with history ... but let's begin with the cabin itself.


This beautiful 450 square foot cabin (plus a 10’ x 18’ front porch and two sleeping lofts inside) was built in 1992 by a local contractor for the original owners. It was purchased by the current owner in 2005. The cabin sits on 3.45 acres, completely surrounded on three sides by unused Crown land. The fourth side of the property is the shores of Eagle Lake, a 2 by 7 kilometre pristine, glacier fed, aqua-blue lake in the Cariboo-Chilcotin area of British Columbia. The area is unincorporated, the property is zoned RR3. There is a small enclave of properties on the north side of the lake, a few of which can be seen with binoculars, and on the south side (where the cabin is located), there are a couple of cabins; one is barely visible far down the lake to the left, and one is a working farm about 35 minutes down the logging road in the other direction. The cabin is quite private as there are no neighbors close by.


The cabin is all wood - inside you will find the floors, walls and ceiling all done in pine boards. The rustic feel is calming and natural. Two lofts have been built and serve as sleeping areas. Each has its own ladder. A kitchen area has a propane stove and refrigerator, as well as built in shelving, a small counter and a dining area, the bench seats of which can also be used as sleeping space. The sitting area feels spacious with its high ceilings and large windows. There is a small room which could be made into a bathroom, though the rustic outhouse serves perfectly for now. There is a 10' x 18' front porch from which to watch the magnificent sunsets.


Water is often bought in in bottles and brought in from Williams Lake for those who prefer it this way, but the lake water itself is deemed potable and there are buckets for carrying water from the lake for washing and bathing (if it is cold, heat the water on the wood stove for bathing!).


Many animals can be seen on the cabin property and surrounding land; a pair of bald eagles and their young make their nest across the lake on the small island visible from the cabin's front porch. Loons and owls make regular appearances (or at least make themselves known at dusk with their haunting and melodic calls). Squirrels, chip-monks and other small critters show up to store nuts in the wood pile. Both black and brown bears use the cabin's one-kilometre long driveway as their path to the lake (though they prefer not to use it once humans arrive, as they would rather not encounter us). Wolves, cougar and other wild cats have been sighted. Moose, elk, mule deer and the occasional llama leave their calling cards. Towards the end of summer and into late fall, a pack of wolves and coy-wolves return with their young, and the electrifying experience of hearing their mournful howling is powerful magic that one never forgets.


Got that? Here is the recap:


  • 3.45 acres
  • One room cabin 450 ft2
  • Plus front porch 10' x 18'

Inside is roughly divided into:

  • Kitchen 10' x 10'
  • Living room 10' x 10'
  • Dining room 10' x 10'
  • Two separate lofts 10' x 17' each
  • A small storage room 5' x 6'

The lake itself is an unlikely shade of Caribbean turquoise, due to the minerals in the glacial waters. The lake, however, is a pleasant temperature to swim in by midsummer, and there are plenty of fish for the fisherman. Also, the lake is lovely for rowing, canoeing, kayaking or sailing small boats. One of the charms of Eagle Lake is watching the colors of the lake and sky, the shapes of the clouds and the movement of the critters change throughout the beautiful, long summer days. One can see rain clouds approaching from miles away, watch the loons court one another and admire the rapid shifts in the water's behavior and color as the sun moves across the wide sky. Night brings a blanket of velvety black with unsurpassed starry and planetary magic for stargazers.


There is no electricity at the cabin, no radio or internet accessible; Internet can be used at the Tatla Lake Library on certain days, if needed. Sleeping in this place so untouched by the barrage of electromagnetic energy of our usual daily lives is deeply restful and healing.


However, should one desire human discourse, Tatla Lake is not far to the west; a tiny town with all a camper needs. Check out the following for fun, fine and fascinating things to do in the area:


Graham Inn Restaurant has Bison Burgers, among other local and homey treats. 6423 Chicotin - 20, Chilcotin-Bella Coola HYWY - Tatla Lake, BC V0L 1V0


GAS and limited supplies can be gotten at West Chilcotin Trading Co. also in Tatla Lake.


Called the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to arrange a time to go by for a look.

Location : Eagle Lake Rd - Williams Lake, BC
Access : Just two and a half hours west of Williams Lake, BC off of Highway 20.
Improvements :
  • 450 ft2 main cabin
  • Storage shed
Services :
  • Off-grid
  • Propane fridge and stove
  • Water can be drawn from the lake
Recreation :
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife
  • Water sports
  • Camping
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking

... and so much more

 

Area Data : Eagle Lake is a lake in the western Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia, located southeast of Tatla Lake and west of the City of Williams Lake. The lake is a popular summer location with warm water, sky-blue water and white sand beaches. Since the lake has no outflow, it is warmer than most lakes on the Chilcotin Plateau.
History :

First Nations people thrived on this diverse and dramatic landscape centuries before Europeans arrived. The Chilcotin and Shuswap fished the mighty rivers, hunted, and gathered berries and plants for sustenance.


Archeological evidence dates the Aboriginal cultures back 10,000 years. In the late 18th century it was gold that opened up the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region to the world. By the 1860s miners panned along the Fraser, Quesnel and Horesefly rivers and their tributaries. Various business operators and merchants followed the miners and business was booming. Farmers and ranchers developed land to provision the mining towns that developed around the merchants. This led to competition for resources between the Chilcotin and Europeans, leading to a stream of events known as the Chilcotin War.

Zoning : RR3
Legal :

DISTRICT LOT 1676 RANGE 2 COAST DISTRICT


PID 017-614-180

Taxes : $732.08 (2017)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 51°53'3.23"N and 124°25'52.35"W
Listing # : 18101