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Pimainus Lake Cabin
Merritt - Kamloops Region
SOLD $178,500
Lovely lakeside cottage facing due south with excellent sunny exposure. The cabin was built in 1971. Large open floor plan with picture windows in the living room to enjoy the views of the lake, as you relax in your in your chair by the wood burning stove.
The Main floor has two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, eating area and bathroom.
There are 6 propane lights in the cabin for your night time convenience. The cabin has outlets and switches upstairs, that will require an small breaker box to be wired in the basement.
The living room is 17'-6" x 21'-9" with large picture windows facing the lake, making for comfortable visitation and relaxing area. Wood burning stove supplies the heat for the cabin.
The kitchen is 13'-8" x 12' and has tons of cupboards and counter space, along with cold running water only. Hot water on demand could be installed if desired in the cabin. Propane fridge, and combination propane stove/wood stove.
The eating area is an open area with table and chairs.
Bedroom #1 is 11'-6" x 9'-6" with double bed. Bedroom #2 is 10' x 9'-6" with double bed.
Painted plywood floors on each level.
The bathroom is 5'-8" x 5'-2" with large steel tub. Cold running water only. Hot water is presently heated on kitchen stove.
Side door access from the living room to the large wrap around sun deck 16' - 6" long x 10' wide overlooking Pimainus lake, which spans the length of the cabin. There is a portion of the deck 11'-6" x 8' that is covered. Relax, BBQ, entertain friends, guests and enjoy the long summers days and beautiful evening sunsets.
The duroid roof on the cabin looks to be in good condition. The property comes with 6, 40 pound propane bottles.
The loft is accessed from the main floor by a ladder. This area is one large open floor plan with sleeping beds for 6 to 8 people. It measures 27'-5" in length x 11'-2" wide and an alcove 6' x 8' with a window view of the lake. There is no insulation in the upper loft walls and ceiling. The 100 gallon water storage tank is located in the loft.
The basement is unfinished and only used for storage. It would be approx. 910 square feet in size. Each spring the basement has some water seeping into the gravel base floor area, and tends to dry up after the heavy snow melt is over. The basement has an electrical panel that has never been hooked up where a generator plug could go to supply power to the cabin.
The shower house has a large shower stall with hot water on demand. And a wood stove to heat the shower house in the cold weather. Propane lantern is in the shower house. Pit Toilet outhouse is in place on the property up behind the cabin near the access road.
Usually the sellers open up the cabin on the long weekend in May depending on weather and closes the cabin on the long weekend in October.
The climate is generally quite arid with long sunny summer days and cold winters. The cabin is located at 5,200 ft in elevation so even when it is 32 Celsius in Merritt, it is around 22 24 Celsius at the Cabin. Pimainus lake has rainbow trout and people both fly-fish and troll.
There are 16 cabins on the lake, all on the North Shore facing South and an old fishing lodge at the West end of the lake, that is not open any longer, but is shared among the new owners.
The property is slightly under an acre at, .90 acre of Freehold land with 145' of lakefrontage x 140.91' at the rear road of the property by 307' on the west side including the 6 meter road easement by 300.12' on the east side.
The property has a registered road easement at the top road entrance which provides access to the neighboring property. It doesn't affect the use and enjoyment of the property. See site plan attached.
The property is private and has both open areas and treed sites with a moderate grade leading down to the lake with a flat level beach area. The cabin is not visible from the main road. The back portion of the property has no development and is fairly steep, but easy enough to walk up and down.
The floating dock is in good condition and included with the sale.
Gross 2013 property taxes were $1,358.84
Zoning RL - 1 "recreational/residential use" See link in drop down box.
The subject property is very private with neighbors on both sides, but well separated from one another. The Forest Service road is maintained and only kept open in the winter months if there is active logging in the area.
I found the road to be in very good condition, but slow in a few areas of between 50K to 60K The drive in beyond the pavement takes approx. 40 minutes, and any prospective buyers should take note of this and drive with care and enjoy the scenery. The mountain range provides for an excellent fall hunting opportunity.
The winter months provide an excellent snow pack for the snow mobiliers, as you can see by the attached drop down box called "Snowmobiling"
The property is located at kilometer 38km on the Pimainus lake road. Follow my arrow located on the main road, and look for my for sale sign to the left as you wind down the road a hundred yards towards the lake. Take the road to you left and you will come to the cabin in a minute.
I stopped between kilometer 28 to 29 on the logging road, which provides me with good cell coverage, and an opportunity to answer messages.
There is no motor, gear or bait restrictions on Pimainus lakes. Pimainus lakes is mostly used for swimming, fishing and canoeing. Pimainus lake is one of a chain of 4 lakes that makes up the Pimainus lakes. Situated on the Thompson Plateau within the North Nicola Forest Region, Pimainus lakes is surrounded by gently rolling hills with slopes ranging from 5% to 16%. These hills are composed mainly of lodgepole pine mixed with very small amounts of Spruce. Sorry power boating and water skiing would not be conducive for this small lake.
Pimainus lakes includes a large number of wild rainbow in the 1 to 2 pound range. Excellent chironomid, damsel fly, caddis fly, dragon fly and flying ants inhabit the lake and surrounding area. The size of Pimainus lake is 54.2 ha or 133.9 acres. Maximum depth is 42 feet.
Area lakes include:- Chataway, Abbott, Antler, Billy, Dot, Echo, Gordon, Gump, Gypsum, Leroy, Rosco, Tyner, Tupper, Calling and OK Lakes. Excellent area for rainbow trout ranging form 1 to 5 pounds.
Directions to pimainus lakes via logan lake side and calling lake f/s:
As you leave Logan lake heading towards Ashcroft. You climb up the hill and travel about 15km from Logan lake and turn left at the trailer park, and then turn left again below the dam.
Go the stop sign and turn right again at the Y in the road.
Stay on this road and travel past Calling lake until you come to the Pimainus lakes road.
Turn right at the T which is Pimainus lake road and travel along the Pimainus lake road for approx. one plus kilometers until you see my arrow near the end of the lake between km 38 and 39.
Driving time from Logan lake is approx. 45 plus minutes to reach Pimainus lakes.
The cabin is in the Highland Valley about 1 hour from Merritt. One heads to Lower Nicola and take the Aberdeen Road all the way past the old Craigmont Mine and continue to follow the signs towards Chataway Lakes.
From Craigmont mine there are km markers every 1/2 km. At km 7 you get off the black-top and get on to a fairly well maintained logging and forestry road which you will follow for approximately 29kms to Pimainus Lake. When you come to the Chataway lakes turn-off at around 20 25 km there are signs to Pimainus Lakes which you will continue to follow.
There are km signs every half km, all the way to Pimainus Lake from the Craigmont Mine turn-off. If you re-set the odometer at 0 when you pass Craigmont Mines you will get to Pimainus Lake by about 36kms and head along the forest service road to the North Shore of the Lake where between 38 km and 39km you will see my arrow on the left side of the road. This road heads down to the cabin.
There is no hydro, cell or email reception at the cabin but one could invest in a satellite phone, or perhaps a booster for your cell phone if required. There is a radio phone at the Fishing Lodge.
Driving time from:
  • Kelowna to Pimainus lakes is approx. 2 1/2 hours.
  • Kamloops to Pimainus lake is approx. 1 1/2 hours.
  • West Kelowna to Pimainus lakes is approx. 2 hours.
  • Vernon to Pimainus lakes is approx. 2 1/2 hours.
  • Merritt to Pimainus lakes is approx. 45 minutes.
  • Fraser Valley to Pimainus lakes is approx. 3 hours.
  • Lower Nicola is approx. 45 minutes.
There are several other access points that come in from the Spencer's Bridge side, Calling Lake Forest Service road from the Logan Lake side, and the highway side from Ashcroft past the Trojan Pond.
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