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The Last Frontier! Log Cabin on the Dease River - Crown Lease
The Last Frontier! Log Cabin on the Dease River - Crown Lease
856 ft2 riverfront cabin that has had significant renos over the past 15 years: including new roof, foundation, bathroom, water & solar system, kitchen, loft, windows, wood stove, on demand hot water tank, & propane stove. Fully furnished. Affordable lease $500/year.
  • Size: 0.37 of an acre
  • Area: MNCOAST
  • Price: REDUCED $79,000
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

The last frontier in BC! This leased log cabin sits on the beautiful Dease River. Only 9 cabins exists along the entire 250 km stretch of the river; this cabin sits just north of Pinetree Lake approx. 80 km north of the town of Dease Lake. The setting is stunning between the remote Skree and Cassiar Mountain Range. Epic fishing, hunting, canoe, kayaking and boating in the nearby lakes, and endless backcountry to explore.


The log cabin has been significantly redone since the owner purchased the lease in 2001 and now has all the comforts one would ever want in such a location - hot showers, full kitchen, satellite dish for Internet/TV, pit for greywater, outhouse, and the addition of solar and a generator for power. Renovations include custom cut beams, new roof, foundation, bathroom, water system, solar system, kitchen cabinet, loft, porch, murphy bed, dinning table and chairs, windows, wood stove and pipe, pex water lines, on demand hot water tank and a propane stove. The cabin is also being sold fully furnished and turnkey.


The structure was originally built in 1978 within 30 feet from the rivers edge and safely 14 feet above the river. The view from the front windows of the cabin is outstanding. Kick back and enjoy the show nature regularly puts on. The main cabin is 32 x 20 ft with a 12 x 18 ft loft. Also on the property is an older cabin, 2 sheds and water tower.


Easy access is off the Cassiar Highway. Affordable lease $500/year.

Location :

The cabin is located on an unsurveyed piece of land along the shore of the Dease River north of Pinetree Lake, just south of Pine rapids.


Travel Distances

  • Jade City, BC - 30 km to the north (as seen on the TV show Jade Fever)
  • Dease Lake, BC - 80 km south
  • Watson Lake, Yukon - 120 km north
  • Whitehorse - 570 km north
  • Prince Rupert - 800 km south
Access : Drive north of Dease Lake to kilometer 565 at Pine Tree Lake and at the north end of the lake is a road that goes into a different cabin that you cannot miss (keep going) this cabin’s road access about 300 yards further north on the highway - turning east. It will be hard to see as the bush grows quickly. There is a black steel gate 30 feet to the right off the highway.
Improvements :
  • Water tower
  • 2 sheds
  • 1 reefer style lock up trailer
  • 15 x 15 ft old cabin building in poor shape
  • 1.5 storey 856 ft2 log cabin
Investment Features :

Potential to buy the site from the government - contact for more details.


At this you are buying what is on the land and then taking over the lease on the land - current lease payments $500/year, taxes are $123.15. If one was interested, you could make application with the province to purchase the land. A general idea is the land would need to be surveyed at the buyers cost and then an appraisal is done on the land and that sum is often used as the buy out figure. Buyers should confirm all details with the Province. A good first step is contacting front counter BC. From start to finish you are looking at least 4-5 months. CLICK HERE to visit their website.


The current owner has had the lease for 18 years and has been content on the lease arrangement. 18 years of use has only cost $9k in lease payments. The lease runs in 10-year period and is renewable upon expiry. A buyer can likely apply for a renewal upon their purchase re setting the lease to 10 years.

Services :

330 watt solar system.


No septic, just an outhouse. Grey water runs into a plastic tank in the ground.


Drinking water is drawn from the river into a 260 gallon water tank. No industry on the river - very clean. Water tower in site and included.


2 satellite dishes are complete with all the proper cables running into the cabin, 1 dish is Shaw for TV the other is Xpornet for Internet. They are currently not hooked up, but good to go.

Area Data :

Dease River
The Dease River flows through northwestern British Columbia and is a tributary of the Liard River. The river descends from Dease Lake, though its ultimate origin is in the headwaters of Little Dease Creek at Snow Peak, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the lake. The river flows 265 kilometres (165 mi) generally north-eastward, draining into the Liard River near Lower Post, British Columbia. Large sections of the river parallel the Cassiar Highway, helping to make it a popular destination for canoeists, kayakers, and rafters. CLICK HERE for a video posted on Vimeo shows a canoe trip on the Dease River.


Dease Lake (80 km south)
Dease Lake is a small community of about 400 people located in Northern British Columbia and just south of the lake by the same name. Dease Lake is located just a couple hours south of the Yukon border. Dease Lake is a common stopping point for fuel, food and a break from the long road ahead.


Jade City (30 km north)
A community of 26 permanent residents and a prime stopping point on Highway 37 with the Jade City Store as featured on the Discovery Channel. CLICK HERE to the Jade City website.

History : The area has a rich history. It is important to the history of Tahltan and Kaska First Nations, who continue to reside along the Dease River. The first European known to have visited the river was John McLeod, a Hudson's Bay Company fur trader and explorer, in August 1831. He named the river for Peter Warren Dease, at the time Chief factor of the Mackenzie River District of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1837, Robert Campbell established a Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post at Dease Lake.
Zoning : No zoning.
Legal : All that unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Dease River, Cassiar District, Containing 0.15 hectares, more or less.
Taxes : The annual lease payment is currently $500 a year.
Property taxes are currently $125 per year.
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 59° 1'18.79"N and 129°46'55.24"W
Listing # : 18135