Contact Name: Keith Wilson, Owner
Main Location: Located at McNamee on the Miramichi River in central New Brunswick
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Asking Price: $4,000,000 CAD
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The family business is being offered as a unique “Lifestyle Opportunity” with a spectacular residence conversion and a thriving outdoor adventure operation. Wilson’s Sporting Camps has been operating as a family run seasonal Atlantic salmon fly-fishing lodge on the Miramichi River since 1855 and has developed an enviable reputation for over-all customer satisfaction, with many guests returning year after year. The primary revenue generator for the company has historically been from the high-end fishing market in the New England and tri-state area of the US as well as clients from around the world.
In 2010 we launched a diversification plan resulting in the present day “Wilson’s Four Season Resort”. We continue to offer exclusive fly-fishing trips during “prime time” but have added a number of other outdoor adventure activities and corporate retreat packages that generate substantial new revenues on a year-round basis. Healthy living and sharing the great outdoors is on most everyone’s mind in 2021, and Wilson’s is now positioned to take advantage of this new trend. Wilson’s is enjoying record occupancy rates from our Atlantic Canadian visitors since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to rebuilding our brand and marketing approach, the diversification plan included investing approximately $1.5 million in new infrastructure.
The main lodge (7000 + sq. feet) was built in 2004 and expanded in 2010. Adhering to the Canadian building codes and adding the latest technologies for all utilities and services, including a Geo-thermal heating/ Ac system, propane back-up electrical generator and a commercial grade kitchen. It is a single story stick frame structure with the rustic charm of board & batten siding and a finished walk-out basement.
The main level has the office and guest check-in area, commercial kitchen, front dining room and lounge area as well as a wrap-around roofed veranda with Hot tub. The lower level consists of the Master Suite ( 1 bed ) , bunk room ( 7 beds) public restrooms and laundry room.
Our new and expanded lodging facilities ( since 2010 ) were designed with spectacular views in mind and amenities such as in-floor radiant heat, ductless mini split a/c units, WI-FI, satellite TV, geo-thermal heating system and outdoor fire-pits. We have four lodging units, three of which have full service kitchens, and a total of twelve bedrooms, twelve bathrooms and twenty seven beds.
Big Murphy Lodge:
The new Big Murphy (3760 sq. feet) all modern amenities to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, including AC, satellite TV’s and high speed Wi-Fi. We spared nothing, beginning with hot water in-floor heat to battle the coldest day possible in winter and every room with its own mini ductless split heat pump/ air conditioner for those hot summer days. Each unit has its own ventilating system ( HRV ) as well, for keeping your air space fresh and allergy free.
Big Murphy 1 has two bedrooms each with two queen size beds and full size ensuite bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and private Hot tub. Big Murphy 2, 3 and 4 have two double beds each and a full size ensuite bathroom. The “King Suite” has one king bed, a luxury two- person Jacuzzi and gas fireplace.
Little Murphy Cottage:
This unit (1200 sq. feet) is a full service housekeeping unit with a spacious kitchen & living room, two bedrooms each with two double beds and two bathrooms. The “Little Murphy Cottage” has been designed with your comfort in mind, Hot tub included. Amenities include air conditioning, fridge, table & chairs for six.
Wilson’s “Master Suite” (750 sq. feet) is a single suite complete with a fireplace, flat screen t.v, ensuite bathroom, spacious living room and private deck. The “Bunk Room: has five double beds , three twin beds and two bathrooms.
The Schiffman cottage (1096 sq. feet) has two bedrooms, each with two double beds and an ensuite bathroom. Ideal for four individuals or four couples. This newly renovated unit has a large lounge area , full size kitchen and quaint deck over-looking the Miramichi. Amenities include air conditioning, fridge, table & chairs for eight.
Land & Location
Wilson’s is located at McNamee on the Miramichi River in central New Brunswick. Air service is available into the international airport in Fredericton, a short 60 minute drive from the property. Major cities such as New York, Montreal, and Halifax are within a days drive.
Wilson’s is based on the main Southwest Miramichi River operating mainly on our exclusive 16 private pools (5 miles). We also range out to several other rivers in the region to fish crown open waters.
In addition, the New Brunswick Trail system runs through the property providing easy access to the province’s many snowmobile and ATV trails, which makes Wilson’s a premier Adventure destination .
Reason For Selling/Transition
Current owners are preparing for retirement. The owners will facilitate a smooth transition and provide training and assistance as required by the new owners.