Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC

#917
$180,000
Size: 

1.4 deeded acres

Location: 

8 kms north of the town of Atlin on Atlin Lake

Description: 

This is a perfect getaway in Atlin, BC.  One of the most beautiful spots in BC; often referred to as the 'Switzerland of the North'.  This property takes in 1.4 deeded acres on Atlin Lake about 8 kms. north of town.  It's quiet, it's beautiful, and turn-key.  Two cabins have more than enough room for you and your friends.  There is one larger, two storey cabin with a wood stove and a smaller guest cabin with an 8' x 5' picture window to soak up the amazing views of Atlin Mountain.  A creek just 400 yards from the property has great Arctic Grayling fishing, not to mention the fabulous lake fishing, so remember to bring your rods!

This property is off the grid, but equipped with everything needed for the comforts of home.  There is an outhouse, shower house and the cabins are wired with running water.  The water system includes a pump for pumping water up from the lake feeding 3 plastic 50 gallon drums which are gravity fed to the cabins and shower house.  A shed stores your generator and lawnmower and is equipped with a small workshop.  The large cabin includes a great room design with a full kitchen for entertaining guests or relaxing and taking in the views surrounding you; it also includes a screened in porch.  The guest cabin is equipped with a sink, stovetop and propane fireplace.  The cabins are on two separate lots, however, the lots are being sold together.

 

Area Data: 

Atlin is a small isolated community in the NW corner of British Columbia, on the traditional lands of the Taku River Tlingits. Glacial-fed Atlin Lake is 4 miles wide and 85 miles long, in a wide wilderness valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Atlin is a 2 to 3 hour drive from Whitehorse Yukon or Skagway Alaska.

Current population is 300 to 500 full-time residents. During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, the population was 10,000! Many buildings from that era still exist. Though Mining and Tourism underpin the economy of Atlin, there is a large and very influential number of artists, artisans and authors in this very special little-known community.

Atlin is often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the North’.

The name itself, which comes from the Tlingit word "atlah," actually means "Big Water." Both of these descriptions are suitable for this small isolated community that sits on the province's largest natural lake and is surrounded by massive mountain ranges and ice fields.

Atlin offers incredible lakeside mountain views and easy access to remote nature. The town's isolated location, especially from the rest of BC, makes visiting here that much more special.

Summer Activities:

Enjoy any number of land and water activities including boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, close to town, and many more recreational sports such as mountain biking, horseback riding, and glacier hiking at two provincial parks nearby. Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park is best known for its river system, while Atlin Provincial Park includes Atlin Lake, many more though smaller lakes, and melting glaciers. The town also boasts a diverse range of artists and a rich history of gold mining.

Spend a day hiking Monarch Mountain, or boat across Atlin Lake to access the Llewellyn Glacier. Walk into and onto ice field, and actually listen to it melt. On cooler days, drive a few minutes out of town and warm up at the knee-deep warm springs. On warm days, have a picnic at Pine Creek Falls, just a few minutes drive from town. The lake's are glacier-fed so are quite cold, making swimming a courageous feat.

Canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and houseboating around the lake are other options. The wonderful scenery surrounding Atlin Lake, as well as the glimpses of wildlife, make for a wonderful afternoon or multi-day camping trip. And don't forget to bring a fishing rod. Lake fishing here is a big draw.

Culture and History Activites:

For a day of art, browse the Atlin Courthouse Art Gallery or visit the Taku River Tlingit Centre of Culture. At the latter, view samples of traditional First Nations paintings and carvings, and may even catch a glimpse of the local First Nation dance troop practicing their art.

To learn about the town's history and its gold rush years, take the museum's historical walking tour. Visit restored historical buildings that have hardly changed. In July, participate in the historical tea on the M.V. Tarahne in July. The ship, now on the shore, was once a luxurious cruiser. In the evening, enjoy a musical performance or movie at the historic Globe Theatre.

Winter Activities

Atlin's heli-skiing season runs from mid-January until mid-April. Klondike Heliskiing offers weeklong packages in the area. The packages include food and accommodation as well as travel to and from Whitehorse, Yukon. Guests need to pay their way to the Yukon, though the company will help make arrangements.

Klondike has over 5,000sq km/1,950sq mi of terrain. With more than 300 runs at an elevation of 1,800m/5,000ft, Klondike can easily match rider's abilities to appropriate terrain. Riders are grouped according to their skill level.

Cross-country skiing is another option. Locals regularly ski on and around Atlin Lake and Teresa Island, which is in the middle of the lake. They also set tracks around town. Snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also popular with an annual snowmobiling event being held every winter.

Access:

Atlin can be reached via the Atlin Road (Yukon Territorial Highway 7; no number in B.C.) that is maintained jointly by the British Columbia and Yukon governments. At its Yukon terminus, the Atlin Road connects to the Tagish Road and the Alaska Highway (Highway 1). It can also be reached through Atlin Airport. Prior to the 1950 construction of the Atlin Road by the Canadian Army, Atlin was reached overland by two lake steamers, the Tutshi and Tarahne, with a two mile rail line between the lakes they plied, until the 1930s, then was isolated.

History of Atlin: 

Atlin was founded as a result of a demand for gold mining in the area. The Atlin Gold Rush came to Atlin Lake country in 1898 and was one of the richest offshoots of the Klondike Gold Rush. By the end of the mining season of 1899, around 5,000 people had flocked to the region and Atlin became a busy and important settlement, centre of the Atlin Mining District and one of the flash-points of the Alaska boundary dispute. Although production was greater in its early years, the Atlin field still produces today. Total placer gold production has exceeded $23,000,000.

In the 1920s Atlin was popular as an exotic tourist destination. There was no road to the settlement, requiring tourists to travel up the Inside Passage through the British Columbia Coast and the Alaska Panhandle and via passes through Alaska and a series of lakes in Yukon and British Columbia. The journey ended when the M.V. Tarahne (and other lake boats) took the tourists across the lake to stay at the large three story Atlin Inn (built by the White Pass and Yukon Route company). It was during this time it was nicknamed the "Switzerland of the North" because it is surrounded by mountains in much the same way as Switzerland. During the Great Depression, tourism decreased and the White Pass and Yukon Route closed their transportation routes and hotel. Atlin was largely isolated from transportation and commerce until the Atlin Road was built in 1950-51.

Improvements Summary: 
Two Fully Equipped Cabins
Improvements: 

Large two storey cabin fully equipped with kitchen, wood stove and all furniture.  Guest cabin with sink, stove, propane fireplace and all furniture.

 

 

Equipment: 

All Furnishings, Generator, Lawnmower, Water System, Misc. Tools.

 

Other Information: 

Call Lynzy for more details - 250-870-3021

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Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC
Perfect Getaway in Beautiful Atlin, BC