The Beau Saada Ranch is situated 35 kilometers northwest of Grande Prairie and 8 kilometers east of Beaverlodge, Alberta. Adjoining the designated Natural Area of Saskatoon Mountain, the Ranch offers panoramic views to the south and west as far as the eye can see. The Ranch is a remnant of foothills boreal forest surrounded by Agricultural land and the Ranch itself is an equal reflection of both.
Having only had one owner, the Ranch could only be the product of owners keenly appreciative of the outdoors who are contractors as well as leading edge game ranchers. The secluded and well thought out yard is carved out of the natural trees and to the north has an industrial area which includes a large heated shop with office. A treed lane to the south then leads to the stunning custom-built post and beam cedar. The residence is 3,374 sq/ft and is one and a half storeys. It is situated on a partially undeveloped concrete basement. The main level has a large recreation room that was formerly a swimming pool. The main level also contains a kitchen, living room, family room, dining room, two bedrooms and a 4 piece as well as 2-piece bathroom. The 2nd level has two bedrooms and a 4-piece bathroom. There are two wood-burning fireplaces. There is an attached 26’x 27’ garage which is fully finished and heated.
Walking through the main door of the ranch house for the first time you are overcome with the quality and originality of the unique ranch style design. The high ceilings, authentic wood burning fireplaces and smell of cedar leave you with a feeling that is not a just house but rather a home with deep and defined character. Given its exquisitely maintained history it seemingly has become only more superior with age. Spend your mornings on the front deck enjoying the morning sun and then retreat to the rear deck for the afternoon and evening sun. Elk, moose and deer are not uncommon visitors when sitting on the rear deck. The prevailing westerly winds off the foothills make barely a whisper in the yard itself. The yard also has a large separate grassed fire pit area with mature pine and spruce trees great for those evenings with friends around the fire.
There is a 40’ x 60’ finished heated steel shop with two large overhead doors. There is a lean-to on the north and on the south a fully furnished office.
The park-like setting is further reflected by all the natural pathways throughout the Ranch including the pathway from the main residence south through to the game handling system and open pasture. That pathway takes you across a creek with a view down to the large lagoon suitable for stocking with fish and often abundant with wildfowl especially Canada Geese. The game handling system includes a state of the art hydraulic squeeze along with box stalls inside a 40’ x 40’pole shed. The squeeze is fully functional. The Ranch has numerous large open paddocks made up of several kilometres of well-maintained elk fence also suitable for bison, cattle or horses. The fertile open pasture land provides you with a stunning view of the Rocky Mountains while putting up your hay.
The Ranch is made up of 150 acres in total.
If you are one who appreciates the outdoors, uniqueness in today’s homogenous society and a ranch style life, then the outstanding one of a kind Beau Saada Ranch is a must see. The Beau Saada Ranch will be auctioned off by CLHbid.com on September 11th, 2018.