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Located on Quesnel Lake claimed to be the deepest fresh water fjord lake in the world, the property boasts 2,165 ft. of lake frontage and consists of a spacious lodge, multiple separate residences, wood framed cabins and all the necessary gear/equipment for running a fly fishing lodge. The fishing lodge prides itself in excellent accommodations that result in a guest return rate of 75%! While the fishing business brings significant income, there is consistent rental income even in the off-season. There is no end in sight of amazing views and incredible wildlife surrounding the property. This trophy lodge is an incredible place to live, work, and play! Imagine owning your own fully equipped fly-fishing retreat, perfect for family or corporate getaways. Envision yourself fishing among spawning salmon and catch large rainbows and bull trout where the only other anglers on the stream are the grizzly bears!
This is what Fly Fishing is supposed to be! Wild fish in wild places! The Quesnel drainage is home to some of the most aggressive rainbow trout in the world and they are 100% native to these waters! More often than not the local rainbows are eager to eat dry fly patterns! Want to catch a rainbow on a mouse? Don’t worry, it will be hard to count how many fish you catch in a day! Suitable for all skill levels.
Fly Fishing methods:
Most of our clients find 5-7 weight rods suitable for most applications. During the summer most clients prefer to only fish dry flies so a 5 weight is optimal. In the fall using a bit heavier of a rod may be beneficial especially if you intend to throw big streamers for bull trout. That being said, trout spey & euro-nymphing have also proven very productive methods for those so inclined. If fact, skating dries or streamers with a single hand trout spey can be very effective!
“This is an experience that is hard to find. You will likely not see another angler on our waters. That’s because Northern Lights Lodge is the only fly fishing lodge in the area. As a result, we hold over 70% of the licensed rod days in this 2,000,000+ acre watershed.” – Skeed Borkowski – Owner
Photos of the Lodge
Buildings & Site Improvements
The 3,000 sq. ft. lodge features a great room with a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace, along with multi-use areas, a commercial kitchen, a fly shop and a full basement. The post and beam log constructed retreat, features eight (8) comfortably appointed guest rooms and five (5) bathrooms around the perimeter, protected by an impressive wrap around deck, allowing guests private access to convenient lodge accommodation. Also on the property are three (3) separate residences and five (5) unique cabins.
The Wolf House/Manager Residence is an 1800 sq ft wood framed building offering 4 bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, washer/dryer and living space. Sleeps 7
The Grizzly Residence, at 1000 sq ft. is a luxury residence, offering two bedrooms and one bathroom with open kitchen and living space with a vaulted ceiling. Washer/Dryer. Sleeps 4
The Silver Fox Residence is a 1000 sq ft Pioneer Log home that offers 1 bed & loft, kitchen with family space and a bathroom. Sleeps 4
- RAINBOW CABIN: Wood frame waterfront building with one bedroom, one bathroom, living space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 6
- LOON CABIN: Wood frame building, with one bedroom, one bathroom living space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 4
- LYNX CABIN: Wood frame building, with one bedroom, one bathroom living space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 4
- FOX CABIN: Wood frame building with one bedroom, external bathroom/shower. Sleeps 2
- COUGAR CABIN: Large wood frame building with two bedrooms, one bathroom living space and a kitchen unit. Sleeps 6
High-Speed Wireless Internet is available across the entire property, full septic system, a U.V. purified water system, phone service, and satellite T.V. are in all dwellings. It also has several outbuildings including a boathouse, wharf, smokehouse and several maintenance buildings & workshops. See below for instructions on traveling to Northern Lights Lodge via plane or car.
Chattels Included in the Sale
All structures/cabins/shops come fully supplied, furnished & multiple watercraft are also included in this sale. For the list of boats and watercraft see auction site linked to above.
Land & Location
12.7 Acres with 2165 feet of lake frontage located on Quesnel Lake. The only fly fishing trophy lodge in the area with incredible trout fishing.
Fly from most North American cities in the morning & find yourself enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at Northern Lights Lodge in the same afternoon… in the wilderness!
From Vancouver, British Columbia, fly north for one hour on Central Mountain Air or Pacific Coastal to Williams Lake, BC, Canada, where your hosts will greet you and take you for a beautiful one hour drive to Northern Lights Lodge. Settle in for five full days of fly fishing on some of the most pristine waters in the world and relax in the warmth of our comfortable traditional lodge.
From Vancouver, British Columbia, travel east on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to Hope, BC. From the community of Hope, travel north on the Alaska / Canada Highway (Hwy 1 N) to Cache Creek then N on Hwy 97 to 150 Mile House (just south of Williams Lake) where you will turn right onto the Horsefly/Likely Road. Travel approximately 2 miles at which time you will turn left onto the Likely Road and drive 48 miles to the small community of Likely. Cross the bridge to Likely and keep driving straight up the hill for approximately one mile then turn right onto Cedar Creek Road. Stay on Cedar Creek Road for about three miles to the Northern Lights Lodge signed entrance on the right hand side. Follow this signed driveway five hundred yards to the Lodge.
The approximate distances to Williams Lake from Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, BC are as follows:
Portland: 612 miles, 985 km
Seattle: 439 miles, 706 km
Vancouver: 341 miles, 549 km