Rocky Mountain ranch property at its best

Is the ranch life for you? Check out these properties that showcase the best of Rocky Mountain living.

Elk Park Ranch, near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

Elk Park Ranch, near Radium Hot Springs, B.C. — Photo courtesy Century 21 Rockies Realty

One of the most unique property developments in the Kootenays is the Elk Park Ranch, located just north of Radium Hot Springs.  The development features 16 ranches, spread over 3,500 acres and embodies the very essence of the ruggedness of the Canadian Rockies and its grassy slopes.  The other aspect is Elk Park Ranch Community, which is a dynamic mix of single- and multi-family homes. A limited selection of estate single-family lots and 1-4 acre homesteads are now available.

As the real estate brochure states, “All you have to do is breathe in the sweet air, listen to the nature that surrounds you, and relax in your mountain acreage home. Access to the ranches is a couple of kms north of Radium Hot Springs via a secure electronic central gate creating a very private nature preserve.”

Each acreage at Elk Park Ranch comes with a confirmed water source (either a drilled well or water license from creek or lake), a private branded ranch gate to be installed at the entrance to each parcel, and power to the lot line. The majority of the lands are medium-density treed with lots of trails and roadways, making them very accessible for recreation. With your own lot, you can then choose to carve out a pasture area to suit your individual needs and desires.

Elk Park Ranch Community and ranches are a mountain development like no other, one which borders Kootenay National Park where future development is limited. Whether looking for a property in the Elk Park Community, or on one of the ranch properties, you will appreciate your ability to get back to nature, find your calm, and just reconnect in a relatively undisturbed mountain environment.

At Elk Park Ranch Community, we’ve taken the time and set strict architectural guidelines to ensure that the natural setting you want is preserved. This helps to keep the initial calm feeling you fell in love with consistent.

For more information on Elk Park Ranch Community, please contact: Scott Sauermann or Ken Becker at Century 21 Rockies Realty,

Other Ranch, Farm and Agricultural Properties For Sale in the Kootenays:

Wardner, B.C. – 1700 acres

Gold Creek Ranch, Wardner, B.C.

Gold Creek Ranch, Wardner, B.C. — Photo courtesy Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty

Gold Creek Ranch is one of the world’s premier properties. Located at the base of Baker Mountain with views to the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains, your own private sanctuary where peace on earth is truly experienced awaits. Elk, deer, moose, and black bear are just a few of your many neighbours. 1700 fenced and crossed fenced acres (25kms) with interior roads that access all areas of the property with access to millions of acres of Crown Land from Gold Creek Road. The 4000 sq. ft ranch home is serviced by solar power with a 40kw natural gas back up generator to ensure you will never be without power where others may be. Water is more than abundant here with 4 artesian wells producing 700+ gpm. This land has never been chemically fertilized.

$4,950,000, Listing ID: 2399571. Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty, Jim Barber

Creston, B.C. – Almost 100 acres

Ranch in Creston, B.C., with almost 100 acres.

Ranch in Creston, B.C., with almost 100 acres. — Photo courtesy B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp

97.55 acres in Creston, of which 20 are light industrial. Total square footage of all buildings is 105,465 including 80x60 shop, 2-kvd office, storage sheds and more. Multiple water licences that offer marketing opportunities. Contact your REALTOR® today for your complete information package.

$4,900,000, Listing ID: 2408409. Contact B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp., C. Gord Houweling.

Creston, B.C. – 264 acres

Going Concern Dairy Farm, Creston, B.C.

Going Concern Dairy Farm, Creston, B.C. — Photo courtesy B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp

264+ acre Going Concern Dairy Farm. Great 3 bedroom home (2012) plus office which totals 1,848 sq.ft. High quality barns and double 8 parallel milking parlour. Cows and quota available at market value. Contact your REALTOR® today for your complete information package.

$3,800,000, Listing ID: 2408101. B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp., C. Gord Houweling.

Creston, B.C. – Almost 20 acres

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard, Creston, B.C.

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard, Creston, B.C. — Photo courtesy Century 21 Veitch Realty

A dream come true! Here is your opportunity to buy Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard in the beautiful Creston Valley. Situated on 19.74 acres of fertile farmland, overlooking the Valley and offering panoramic views in every direction. Planted to a mix of vines chosen specifically for the Creston Valley that produce award winning cool climate wines. Included in this sale is the land, the vineyard, the winery, a first class bistro, a tasting room, attached living area above for the owners, equipment and other buildings. All in all this is a turn key business with a fantastic reputation in the Creston Valley and throughout the wine industry in BC and beyond. Vineyards are fresh and exciting in Creston, now is the time as it is taking off in our Valley—call your Realtor for a complete information package on this incredible property. Come see and fall in love with the lush Creston Valley, all you need to begin this new venture in your life is ready to go—at Skimmerhorn Winery.

$2,495,000, Listing ID: 2398378. Century 21 Veitch Realty, Scott Veitch or Peter Martin.

Nelson/Slocan – 11 acres

86 private, waterfront acres near Nelson, B.C.

86 private, waterfront acres near Nelson, B.C. — Photo courtesy Re/Max RHC Realty

Waterfront—Private, level peninsula. A total of 86 acres with approximately 4000' of river frontage on the Slocan River. Approx 11 acres lightly treed/field, over 50 acres old growth forest, remainder a mix of bush, wetland and fields. All kinds of wildlife. Quad/walking trails crisscross throughout. 3200 sq ft custom rancher with ramped main entrance. 3+ (could be 4-5) bdrm, 3 bath, den, hobby/sewing room, family room, vaulted & cedar lined ceilings, 16' raked view windows in the 34'x32' great room. In-floor heat. Italian ceramic tile. Hickory kitchen cabinets & granite tile counter tops. Built-in DW, oven & stove top. 2 covered decks, 3 patios. Lots of room with a triple garage & double over-height carport. Exposed aggregate patios & parking apron. Great for entertaining or family unity. Open design home. Windows allow private views in every direction. Enjoy the Kootenay lifestyle from your own playground.

$1,199,000, Listing ID: 2401098. Re/Max RHC Realty, David Gentles.

Grand Forks, B.C. – 341 acres

Cattle Ranch in Grand Forks, B.C. - 341 acres.

Cattle Ranch in Grand Forks, B.C. - 341 acres. — Photo courtesy Grand Forks Realty

Cattle Prices are very good. Take advantage of this opportunity, 341 acres, 260+ acres in hay. Good per acre yield, easy 2 crops with potential 3 crop. Three-phase power to the pump house, 50 hp pump to supply the 2 wheel lines. This property has range permits of 457 Aums so with the property and the permit you could run upwards of 120-130 cow/calf pairs. The Granby River meanders along the property line giving you approximately 2 km of river frontage which is all bermed and rip ripped to minimize any chance of flooding. There is a small hay barn and the owner is in the process of building a 40 x 80 barn. The cattle could be purchased at market value. There are some great building sites with spectacular river and mountain views to oversee your ranch. Come and make an offer on this unique property in the heart of Border Country.

$995,000, Listing ID: 2403190. Grand Forks Realty, Ron Woods or Tammy Schembri.

Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and founder of Kootenay Business magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group. View all of Keith Powell’s articles

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