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Wild Rose Ranch - A Nature Lover's Paradise! Wasa, BC
Wild Rose Ranch - A Nature Lover's Paradise! Wasa, BC
A gorgeous private nature reserve/hobby farm with running creek, 5 acre pond, 25 acres in hay + pasture, 1,700+ ft2 6 bedroom home, 2 cabins (1 duplex cabin). Great little horse set up. All improvements have great western flare. Borders on Crown land.
  • Size: 134.42 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: NEW PRICE $864,900
  • Listing Agent: Matt Cameron - matt@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-200-1199
Description :

This property is blessed with some amazing geography packed within its 134.42 acres. Formerly operated and referred to as the Wild Rose Ranch, this parcel provided guests outdoor recreational pursuits based out of its 3 cabin units and the main residence with 6 bedrooms all surrounded by some of the East Kootenays most scenic landscapes. The land is beaming with wildlife, everything from water fowl and fish in the ducks unlimited managed wetlands including the fish bearing Mildred’s Pond and Wolf Creek, to herds of elk, visits from moose, bear, deer and the odd cougar sighting. The setting is very private, with the homesite set within its own private valley. In terms of check boxes this property fills most and would make the ideal hobby farm, recreational property, with the potential for some side income with great cabins to rent out.


Year-round Running Creek - check
Wolf creek runs through the property. Water licence on Wolf Creek for irrigation. The creek is also fish bearing and extends from the wetlands in the eastern half of the land through the man-made dam (fish ladder in place) and then extends for another kilometre, meandering through the western half of the property.


Hay land - check
Approximately 25 - 30 acres of sub-irrigated hay land.


Pasture - check
Combined the hay land, pasture and canary grass field can support 20+.


Private - check
Little vehicle traffic. Located 8 km from the small community of Wasa and towards the end of the publicly maintained road. A driveway extends off Wolf Creek Rd down and around a bend to the home site completely out of site of any roadway or neighbor and within its own valley.


Year-round Access - check
Access is approx. 8 km on a year-round and maintained gravel road


Close to Town and City - check
Wasa is 8 km away and has a gas station, store, hardware supplies, restaurant and pub, and then you are only 35 mins from the largest city in the Kootenays, Cranbrook, where there is an airport with regular flights to Calgary and Vancouver and all the amenities one would ever need.


Crown Land Access - check
The entire south and east boundary is connected directly to Crown land or nature reserve and most of the north boundary is on Crown land. Great hiking and recreation is possible right form your doorstep.


Mountain Views - check
Views of the spectacular Rocky Mountains and its nearby Teepee Mountain as well as distant views of Kimberley Alpine Resort across the valley in the Purcells.


Healthy Mature Forest - check
The property has a couple pockets of forest cover with some lightly treed pine along the north east, and a more mixed forest of pine, fir and larch south of Wolf Creek Rd.


Set up for Horses - check
Besides the hay, pasture, irrigation and running water, the owners have set it up nicely for horses with a couple large paddocks, heated stock waterer, 4 box stall barn, runway shelter, outdoor arena (needs sand) hay storage. There is also easy access off the fields to the creek and the land is also fenced and crossed-fenced.


On the Property is a Panabode log home with 1,700 ft2 of finished living space plus some unfinished space below. There are 3 bedrooms up and 3 bedrooms down and a total of 5 bathrooms. The home offers great western flare with wood walls and vaulted wood ceiling. A central wood stove on the lower level and rock fireplace have been the main source of wood - a lifetimes supply of free wood on the property. Electric baseboards are used as the back. The lower level of the home needs some updating while upper level is well maintained. On the side of the home is a gazebo and ideal hot tub set up with shower room.


There are 2 cabins around the homesite as well. One is a duplex cabin with a covered deck and two units that have served as great rentals. Each side has one bedroom and bathroom and sound proofing between. The second cabin has a front porch and rear deck, bedroom and gorgeous bathroom with steam room feature. The character in both structures is well suited for the property with a warm and inviting western flare, exactly what someone is looking for in a cabin on a ranch property.


Additional improvements include a 4-box stall barn with shop in behind and hay storage above, more hay storage, tool shed, a fully fenced perimeter with some cross fencing. The creek meanders through the entire length and the property is surrounded by Crown/Natural reserve.

Location : 5612 Wolf Creek Road - Wasa, BC
Access : Drive approximately 8 km on Wolf Creek Rd and the driveway is on the right.
Improvements :
  • Pan Abode log home
  • Gazebo structure for hot tub with shower room
  • Duplex cabin with 2 one-bedroom units
  • 1 bedroom cabin
  • 4 box stall barn with shop and hay storage
  • Tool shed
  • Ranch gate
  • Perimeter fencing and cross fencing
Services :

Power to house, cabins and shop. Heat in the house is primarily wood sourced with electric back up baseboards.


Multiple septic systems. The house and one cabin use one and cabin furthest from the house has its own septic.


Each cabin has its own hot water tank. 2 hot water tanks in the house, and ideally set up set up for lodge/retreat.


Drilled well for domestic water and water conditioner in place.


Irrigation licence on creek.


Central Vac in house.

Recreation :

Truly world class outdoor recreation surrounds this property.


Mountain Biking Loop
One can travel for over 60 km on marked trails starting from the property around Wasa Lake, Lazy Lake & Quartz Lake. CLICK HERE for map of trail system.


Fishing
Right on the property and from either the creek or Mildred’s Pond one can fish for brook trout, cutthroat or rainbows. Additional fishing is available at nearby Lazy lake, Wasa or Quartz Lake.


Wasa Lake/Provincial Park
Approximately 8 km away is home to the Kootenay’s warmest waters for swimming and boating at Wasa Lake. The lake offers water skiing in designated areas, canoeing and windsurfing. The park itself has a great trail system including an 8 km interpretive trail around lake - designated for bikers and hikers.


Fairmont Alpine Resort/Hot Springs
Located approx. 70 km to the north is the resort of Fairmont Hot Springs which has alpine skiing (with night skiing), golf, hiking and of course the hot spring pools.


Kimberley Alpine Resort
Only 35 km away and visible from the property is the Bavarian themed ski town of Kimberley with 5 lifts and 68 named ski runs.


Golf
The long golf season due to the favorable climate and spectacular geography in the area offers some work class gold opportunities. With a 35 min drive there are 9 quality golf courses: Trickle creek, Kimberley, Bootleg, St Eugene, Shadow Mountain, Wildstone, Mission Hills and Cranbrook.


Natural Hot Springs
A 45-min drive to the north gets you to Lussier Hot Springs a natural hot spring on the side of the river offering a few different pools of varying temperatures.


Backcountry Roads/Crown Land
The land borders onto 3.35 km of Crown land. Carrying on past the property one can access Quartz Lake, Lazy Lake up to towards Rockbluff Lake. Forest service roads off can also take you up to almost 2,000 metres elevation in the Rocky Mountains with excellent hunting.

Zoning : RR-60 (Rural Resource)
Legal : Lot: 2; Pl: NEP92273; DL: 16; LD: Kootenay (26);
PID 028-635-515
Taxes : $1,650
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°49'46.55"N and 115°41'32.53"W
Listing # : 18154