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Private Lakefront Wellness Retreat/Resort - Kootenay Bay, BC
Private Lakefront Wellness Retreat/Resort - Kootenay Bay, BC
Stunning lakefront acreage with 2 side by side homes & 850 ft of lake frontage and dramatic views of the Kokanee Glacier. Close to Crawford Bay with many artisans and resort amenities, and only 2 minutes from the ferry. Potential to subdivide into 3 or more lots.
  • Size: 27.48 acres
  • Area: KOOTENAYS
  • Price: $1,750,000
  • Listing Agent: Rob Greene - rob@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-830-2020
Description :

Stunning lakefront acreage with two side-by-side custom built homes on 27+ acres, with 850 ft of Kootenay Lake waterfront plus a foreshore lease to accommodate the included Hewitt rolling dock. This is a year-round dream property with dramatic wide-open views of the Kokanee Glacier that will enthrall no matter the season.


The main lodge is a 6,626 ft² log home, hand crafted by skilled artisans with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, numerous skylights and a top of the line kitchen. This rustic feeling log home showcases the imported Singapore slate throughout the main and upper floors, and incorporates state-of-the-art in-floor hot water radiant heat, huge lakeside balconies, plus a hot tub on it's own private deck off the lower level games room. The games room features a wet bar and a billiards table. A media room on the lower level entertains without disturbing the occupants on the upper levels. There’s a walk-in cooler, an outdoor wood boiler for those cold winter nights that keeps the heating costs down! The bathrooms have hot water towel warmers and the master bathroom includes a sit down multi-head shower, a urinal, a bidet, and a jetted tub. Not included in the square footage is a 576 ft² two-car garage. A huge mudroom with its own wood-burning fireplace warms and dries your wet gear in no time!


The second home is 2,600 ft² comprising 2 separate suites - a one-bedroom on the top floor and a two bedroom on the main floor with a massive two-car garage, workshop and storage on the lower level.


Close to the quaint town of Crawford Bay with many unique artisans and resort amenities for summer visitors, but only 2 minutes to the Kootenay Bay ferry and just an hour and a quarter to Nelson or Creston for the city amenities. Just a minute north is the Walker’s Landing Waterfront Development of high end lots and home and the Yasodhara Ashram, and a few more minutes to the town of Riondel. In between is Starbelly Beach, home of the Starbelly Jam Music Festival held in July.


This special property is ideal for a multi-generational family compound with 3 fully self-contained living spaces, or could be set up as a wellness retreat/resort, a bed and breakfast, or a wedding destination that provides amazing vistas for memorable photos and video of the big day! Originally designed to have 3 more cabins as part of the main compound. You don’t see neighbours on either side of the 7 acre waterfront parcel, and there’s potential to subdivide the separate 20+ acre parcel into 3 or more lots, with a significant upside for the savvy investor!

Location : 129 Boulder Beach Road - Kootenay Bay, BC
Access :

From the West
Take Highway 3A from Nelson to Balfour where you would catch the free ferry from Balfour to Kootenay Bay. From there continue on Highway 3A about 1 km, take a left onto Riondel Road and then take your first left (about 50 m past the intersection) onto Boulder Beach Road. The property is at the very end of the road.


From the East and South
Take Highway 3 to Creston, then Highway 3A north for about an hour and 15 minutes to Crawford Bay. Just a few minutes past Crawford Bay take the right turn onto Riondel Road and then take your first left (about 50 m past the intersection) onto Boulder Beach Road. The property is at the very end of the road.


From the North
Take Highway 23 south from Revelstoke to the Shelter Bay ferry. Once across you have 2 options:


  1. Continue on Highway 23 south to Nakusp, then take Highway 6 to Highway 3A toward Nelson. Then see the instructions above from the West.
  2. Take Highway 31 North then East toward Kaslo. Continue on Highway 31 to the Balfour ferry to Kootenay Bay. From there continue on Highway 3A about 1 km, take a left onto Riondel Road and then take your first left (about 50 m past the intersection) onto Boulder Beach Road. The property is at the very end of the road.
Improvements : Log home: 6,626 ft² main house with attached 576 ft² two-car garage. Guest home: 2,600 ft² separated into 2 suites, a 1 bedroom, a 2 bedroom and a lower level with a massive two-car garage, workshop and storage (and it’s own washroom). There are several sheds and a rolling dock on the water’s edge.
Recreation : Winter is a skiing paradise with soft, dry, powdery snow and lots of it - but never too cold. Spring draws hikers and mountain bikers to the trails. Summer has long hot days perfect for the lakes and beaches or an idyllic round of golf. Fall is breathtaking: the colours are stunning and the slow transition lasts for weeks.
Area Data :

Kootenay Lake is a long, narrow and deep fjord-like lake located between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. It is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia, at 104 km in length and 3-5 km in width. It is, in part, a widening of the Kootenay River, which in turn drains into the Columbia River system at the City of Castlegar.


Although oriented primarily in a north-south configuration, a western arm positioned roughly halfway up the length of the lake stretches 35 km to the City of Nelson. The lake is 532 m above sea level, with the adjacent mountains rising up to a maximum of approximately 2,700 m.


There are seven species of fish in Kootenay Lake: Rainbow trout , bull trout, burbot, mountain whitefish, white sturgeon, brook trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch and Kokanee salmon. There was a large decrease in the numbers of Kokanee in the west arm of the lake in the late 1970s. The salmon fishery was closed in 1980 and remains closed.


Approximately 19,700 people live within 2.5 km (1.6 mi) of the Kootenay Lake shore; about 10,250 of those live in the City of Nelson. The remaining are scattered among a number of small towns and villages: Kuskonook, Boswell, Crawford Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, Riondel, Balfour, Grey Creek, Kootenay Bay, Harrop, Procter and Sirdar.


Spring
Spring temperature averages 8.3°C (46°F), 170 mm (6.8 in) of rain and approximately 643 hours of sunshine. Up into the mountains there is an average snowfall of 12 m (40 ft), so spring skiing can last well into April, even May. At lower altitudes and near the lake, spring is a great season to play golf and to start road cycling and mountain biking.


Summer
In summer the area averages 817 hours of sunshine and has an average temperature of 18.9°C (66°F). Mid-July through September are far warmer, averaging closer to 25°C (82°F). It rains an average of 150 mm (5.8 in), mostly in June. Summer season is full of outdoor markets, festivals and, of course, sports like fishing, hiking, biking, and camping.


Fall
There is a quick transition from a typically warm September and early October to a much colder November. So even though the average temperature is 8°C (46°F), there’s lots of variation. Expect a total of 33 cm (12.6 in) of snow in Nelson and 370 hours of sun. Up in the mountains, fall brings copious amounts of early season powder. Because of that snow, for the eager skiers, there can sometimes be some fine early-season skiing before December arrives.


Winter
Snow. Lots of glorious, white, puffy snow. Winter here isn’t a season, as much as a celebration. On city streets and local hillsides, look forward to frolicking in an average of 172 cm (64 in) of snow. In the mountains, at the region’s many alpine skiing and snowboarding, cat skiing, heli-skiing and snowmobiling areas, it can snow far, far more. Whitewater enjoys up to 40 feet! (Over 1,200 centimetres). With the snow comes cooler temperatures too, but not deepfreeze chills. The average winter temperature is just -2.1°C (28°F), with 148 hours of sunshine. Winter in the region is a great time for skiing, backcountry touring, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing.


More information can be found on the Nelson and Kootnay Lake Tourism website.

History :

Kootenay Lake is part of the traditional territory of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa peoples. These native populations used the lake and associated river systems as part of their seasonal migration and trading routes.


In 1958 the Kootenay Lake Crossing, an electrical power line, was built, running across the north arm of Kootenay Lake. It was destroyed in 1962 by protestors and rebuilt later that year.


The lake originally seasonally flooded an approximately 80 km long marsh lying to the lake's south within the Creston Valley. However, this has now been diked and converted to commercial agriculture. A smaller wetland area has been protected in this area.


In 1931 Corra Linn Dam was built at the outflow from Kootenay Lake, where it once again became a river. The dam provides flood control and winter power generation by raising the normal water level by two metres. Just down river is Bonnington Falls, today the site of several hydroelectric dams. In 2003 the lake discharged 16.9 billion cubic metres of water. High water for that year was a normal 533 metres, the record is 537 metres in 1961. In 1967 as part of the Columbia River Treaty the Duncan Dam was constructed above Kootenay Lake on the Duncan River, creating a 7,145 hectare reservoir for flow control. Also part of the treaty Libby Dam in Montana was completed in 1975.

Zoning : Unzoned.
Legal :

Lot 5 Plan NEP811 District Lot 4595 Land District 26 Except Plan 3062 16541 R127 NEP60734 NEP68076 NEP69201 NEP72451


PID 011-123-877

Taxes : $9,824 (2018)
Map Reference : 49°41'9.44"N and 116°52'8.86"W
Listing # : 18258