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Thuya Lakes Lodge - Little Fort, BC
Thuya Lakes Lodge - Little Fort, BC
Turnkey fishing lodge or private family estate. 30 unique lakes in the immediate area. 4.68 acres with main lodge and 8 lake shore log cabins. Cabins have gas cooking stoves, electric fridges, wood stoves, running water. Diesel generator, well & septic.
  • Size: 4.68 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: $499,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

What a property! The lodge is surrounded by more than 30 lakes and famous for its wonderful rainbow trout fly-fishing opportunities. The lodge sits on 4.68 acres and features a cozy main log building for entertainment and 8 lake shore log cabins. The main log building includes dining room and lounge where you can enjoy your family meals and entertain friends in a nice relaxing atmosphere in front of a large fireplace. Several cabins for your friends and family are available and equipped with gas cooking stoves, electric fridges, wood stoves for heating, running cold water, basic pots, pans, and dishes. This is a great property to start your family retreat estate or operate as a turnkey fishing lodge operation.

This unique property is easily accessible by road, yet offers a peaceful remote location, perfect for those who want to enjoy nature at its finest. The lodge has access to several prime fishing lakes, hiking trails, quad and bike trails. Many extras included with the sale of this property.

The Lodge
While guests stay in of the 8 lake shore log cabins, Thuya Lakes Lodge is the setting for the dining room and lounge. Guests can enjoy a hearty meal or just relax by the fireplace, mingle with the other guests or sit out on the deck amongst the many plants and flowers and enjoy the unsurpassed British Columbia scenery.

Lakeshore Cabins
The resort has 8 lake shore log cabins with picture postcard views. The One bedroom cabins sleep 1-3 persons. The two bedroom cabins sleep 2-7 persons. The largest cabin offers the best view in the resort and can sleep up to 8 adults comfortably with two bedrooms and a loft. This cabin features full bathroom facilities!

All cabins are equipped with gas cooking stoves, electric fridges, wood stoves for heating, running cold water, basic pots, pans and dishes. All cabins are situated far enough apart to ensure privacy. All cabins are situated on the lake shore and are individually decorated with little touches that will make it “your home away from home“.

The unique views from your cabin change frequently. You will view wild Kamloops rainbow trout jumping by the shore or feeding on hatches. Watch the loons swimming back and forth while osprey and eagles catch their daily ‘limit’. It’s common to see otters, muskrats and beavers playing in the water. Moose and deer are often seen across the lake, perhaps showing off their newest offspring. This straight out of the pages of National Geographic, and it’s all here for you to enjoy as part of the Thuya Lakes Lodge Experience in British Columbia.

Nothing refreshes more than a hot shower after a long and satisfying day fly fishing for BC’s wild Kamloops rainbow trout on the lake. The washroom building, with flush toilets, hot showers and sinks is situated centrally. The resort is remote and is powered by a diesel generator. In addition to the generator the property is serviced by a drilled well and a septic system is installed.

Location :

Thuya Lakes Lodge is located 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Kamloops. Twenty kilometres of the road is a gravelled mountain road - sports type cars not recommended. Guests may either drive in directly to the resort, fly to Vancouver and rent a vehicle (it is necessary to change planes to fly to Kamloops), or fly directly to Kamloops.

Estimated Driving Times to Thuya Lakes Lodge

  • Kamloops: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Vancouver: 5 to 6 hours
  • Calgary: 7 to 8 hours
  • Edmonton: 7 to 8 hours
  • Seattle: 7 to 8 hours
Access :

Directions to Thuya Lakes Lodge

When travelling from Washington State, Oregon, or Vancouver, BC areas, take either the Coquihalla Highway 5 or Highway 1 to Kamloops. Take Highway 5 north to Little Fort (95 km/59 miles).

If coming from the east (Alberta) proceed to Kamloops via Highway 1, or via Highway 5 to Little Fort.

At Little Fort, turn left (right if coming from the north on Hwy 5) onto Highway 24 - follow for 6 km then turn left unto Eakin Creek Road, and follow for 20 km to the resort.

Improvements :
  • 8 lakeshore log cabins
  • Main lodge
  • A-frame cabin
  • Generator shed
  • Fish smoking shack
  • Tool shed
Services :
  • Diesel generator for resort power
  • Drilled well (newly installed)
  • Septic system
  • Wi-Fi at the Lodge
Recreation :

Fly Fishing Wild Kamloops Rainbow Trout in British Columbia
Thuya Lakes Lodge is located just 105 km (65 miles) northwest of Kamloops on Highway 24 - BC’s famous Fishing Highway! You can expect to find some of the best wild Kamloops rainbow trout fly fishing in British Columbia! Thuya Lake Lodge is the only resort amid over 30 small wilderness lakes. These lakes are perfect for fly fishing and float tubing. They are joined by streams and abound with naturally reproducing wild Kamloops rainbow trout.

As the only resort in the area, you will certainly be assured of privacy at Thuya Lakes Lodge. You’ll also enjoy the choice of fly fishing over 30 small, well managed mountain lakes. And, you’ll enjoy good angling from June until September. The lakes range in elevation from 3,800 to 5,400 feet. Most lakes are under a mile long with an average depth of 45 feet. All lakes self-spawn with BC’s wild Kamloops rainbow trout.

The geography of the area is smaller mountainous with heavily forested wilderness areas surrounding.

This area also has excellent hunting for mule deer, moose, bear and smaller game such as grouse.

Hiking and Mountain Biking
In addition to angling, Thuya Lakes Lodge has much more to offer - the outdoor recreation is almost unlimited: hiking and mountain biking, swimming and more! You can hike, mountain bike, or take an ATV out on the many trails to the lakes, swim, take a tour around the lakes in a boat or canoe, or just sit back and relax.

There is a small playground available for children, and bring along your swimsuit - take a refreshing dip in the lake.

Are you a photographer/observer of nature? Many animals, birds, trees, flowers, berries and mushrooms are to be found in the area - a true nature lover’s paradise! Some hunting is available, check regulations for details.

Beautiful Wells Gray Provincial Park located near Clearwater, BC is just a two-hour drive away, offering some of the best scenery in the world! Take a drive up Highway 24 to the Cariboo, and check out all there is to see and do - like book a horseback riding trip!

Area Data :

There are more than 30 small mountain wilderness lakes joined by streams filled with wild Kamloops rainbow trout. Most lakes are less than 1.6 km (1 mi) long with an average depth of 13.7 m (45 ft).

Little Fort, BC
Little Fort is a small community on the west bank of North Thompson River in the interior of British Columbia. It is some 93 kilometres north of Kamloops. The community is located at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 24 in British Columbia.

Kamloops, BC
Kamloops is a city in south-central British Columbia at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake.

Kamloops is the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops Bike Ranch and Tournament Capital Ranch. Tourism, education and healthcare are major contributing industries to the regional economy and have grown in recent years.

Kamloops was British Columbia's first city to become a Bee City in 2016 as numerous organisations in the community are actively to protect and create bumble bee habitats in the city.

It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district's offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 90,280 residents in 2016. Kamloops has a regional district population of 132,663.

History :

Lodge History
Thuya Lakes Lodge has been around for many years. During the 1940s, the resort was situated across Thuya Lake from its present location - remnants of the old cabins still remain.

Guests were picked up at a “Roadhouse” and brought in by horses. The lakes were also stocked during these years with wild Kamloops trout, and these stocker fish were brought in by horseback as well.

In the early 1950s, the resort was moved to its present site - construction of the existing log lodge was finished and three small cabins were built. Throughout the years more cabins, a washroom facility and several other outbuildings have been added.

Zoning : RL-1
PID 027-067-505
Taxes : $2,777 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 51°24'33.01"N and 120°21'54.49"W
Listing # : 18311