Contact Name: Alan & Audrey Brandys
Main Location: 343 Fireside Road, Little Vermilion Lake, Ontario
Contact Details: [email protected]
Asking Price: $2,250,000 CAD
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The opportunity is to purchase a “turn-key” drive-in Fishing Lodge property located on Little Vermilion Lake in Northwestern Ontario.
The lodge has a very strong operational history as a fishing lodge but its location, land and buildings offer many other potential business models. The lodge’s close proximity to the town of Sioux Lookout makes it a great place to stay for travelers of all types not just anglers.
An entrepreneurial purchaser may want to pursue the opportunity to add a motel/bistro business. This would offer great year round revenue and diversify your guests to also accommodate business travelers, health professionals and others who want high quality northwoods accommodations on the lake front only 20 minutes from town. Being located on the snowmobile route will help provide steady traffic to the bistro where riders can take a break and watch a game. The property could also serve well as an education institution or treatment center. The possibilities are endless!
Little Vermilion Lake is the largest in an eleven-lake system. Approximately sixteen miles long, Little Vermilion is a long narrow body of water with a lower and upper section. These spring-fed waters are deep and cold with numerous bays, reefs, and deep weed beds that have created excellent fish-holding structures. From Little Vermilion Lake there are eight other lakes accessible. Four are accessible by land portages which range from easy to slightly difficult. The other four lakes are reached by creek under most water conditions.
Little Vermilion Lake System has excellent fishing for Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, and Tiger Musky. Fireside Lodge guests have the opportunity to fish for Northern Pike on eight different lakes, Smallmouth Bass fishing on five lakes, Muskie and Tiger Musky fishing on five lakes. Little Vermilion Lake System provides excellent fish habitat having many rock shoals, points, creeks, bays, and also harbors a wide variety of baitfish.
For US guests, there are multiple border crossings 4 hours south in Baudette and International Falls, MN. There are multiple international airports located 5 hours west in Winnipeg and 4 hours east in Thunder Bay, both with daily connecting flights into Sioux Lookout.
Main Lodge: 5,870 sf. Very Large Full Log Building with one 4 person Lodge Room and three 2-person Lodge rooms, Dining room that seats 40+ people, Mens and Ladies washroom with showers, Large great room with fireplace, wood stove, and many sitting areas, commercial kitchen, storage and laundry room, tool/work room, tackle shop with large storage room, office, and attached bedroom. Also has a large screened in porch. Built in 1904 and has historical value.
9 Guest Cabins: Four (560 sf), Three (1,440 sf) and Two (768 sf). Built in early 2000’s. Cabins are either Two or Three Bedrooms One Bathroom. Log-sided exterior, metal roofs, all inside walls are knotty pine, upper and lower kitchen cabinets, and full countertops. Entry, Bathroom, and Kitchen area floors are commercial tile, and living room and bedrooms areas are commercial carpet. All decks are built with weather treated wood with railings. PVC windows, insulated for winter and all have a 50 AMP plus behind a kitchen cabinet so an electric cooking stove / oven could be installed easily. All bathrooms have showers. Electric baseboard heat.
Staff Building: 1,536 sf. Custom built modular home built as a staff building in 2002. 8 separate 1-person bedrooms each having an outside entry door with 1 twin bed, open closet. Common room in center of building is very large and includes a full residential kitchen with cabinets, 2-fridge/freezers, dining area w/ table and chairs, large living area with several couches and chairs, several tables, two full bathrooms with showers, laundry room with washer/dryer and 7ft tall cabinets for extra storage. Outside is a 4ft walk around weather treated deck w/railing. RV pad next to building with electric plug hook up and the ability to easily connect the sewer & grey water relief clean out valve to sewer pipe that leads to septic tank which services the whole building. Building is fully insulated construction, asphalt roof and vinyl sided.
Outbuildings: Dock storage building 704 sf, Pump House Shed 48 sf, two commercial grade docks and additional storage buildings.
The 20.855 acre lodge site is road accessible. There is a large gravel parking area between the main lodge and the guest cabins. The land around the lodge has been cleared to make way for the lodge structures but for the most part remains in its natural state. Paths connect the cabins along with the accessory structures. There is an extensive boat docking system along the waterfront infront of the lodge. There is a private boat launch as well.
The lodge has an extensive list of chattels that are essential to its operation as a resource based tourism business. A full list of the chattels to be included in the sale will be provided to interested buyers.