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Thriving, Award Winning 20 Unit Motel With Home For Sale

Wells, British Columbia
Asking Price:
$875,000 (CAD) Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
$250K - $500K (CAD)
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Live, work and play. You can have it all. The motel has been renovated and is always kept up. It is now a motel that they are proud of and their dedication shows in their reviews and repeat customers. They have won trip advisor awards for the past 7 years. Average gross sales for the past 3 years (2016, 2017 & 2018) is $278,000.

Wells, B.C. is 4000 feet up and we are always guaranteed winter. Wells is a small community of approximately 300 people in the winter which doubles/triples in the summer months. We are 84 km east of Quesnel and approx 176 km southeast of Prince George. Wells has groomed snowmobile trails, groomed cross country ski trails, lots of mountains to cross country ski on, Bowron Lake (1/2 hour away) is also popular to go cross country skiing on or skating. Troll Ski Hill is just 20 minutes away for those who enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding. Barkerville in winter has a tube run and in door skating rink. Wells also has an outdoor skating rink and a Curling Rink. In the spring/summer/fall months (May - October), there is lots of walking and mountain bike trails, lakes for canoeing (Bowron Lake has the world renowned canoe circuit), fishing, hunting and of course the popular Barkerville Historic Site which is only 5 minutes away and is open from mid May to end of September. We also get ATV Groups coming in to Wells on the trails. Island Mountain Arts offers a lot of courses in July and August, art, harp, music etc. and people come from all over to attend these courses. Island Mountain Arts also holds a Music Festival on the August long weekend every year. Wells/Barkerville has become a popular place for weddings, Barkerville has a beautiful church and Wells has a huge historic community hall.

If you are looking for a business, a way of life and love the outdoors, this is the place for you. Ski, ATV and snowmobile right from your doorstep.

Property information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

It is very unique in a motel situation to have the luxury of a detached 3 bedroom home and full basement. The reception office is located at the front corner of the home.


Situated in the scenic Cariboo Mountains, 80 km east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway in Wells, B.C. Wells is only 8 km from Barkerville Historic Town, the largest historic site in western North America and approx. 33 km from Bowron Lake Provincial Park, home of the world renowned Bowron Lake canoe circuit.

Premises Details:

This 20 unit motel has 3 buildings, 1 - 4 unit single story building, 1 - 8 unit + laundry room single story building and 1 - 8 unit double story building, making up the following units:
1 unit - kitchen, 1x sofa bed, electric fireplace, separate bedroom w/ 1x queen bed, bathroom w/ tub & shower
1 unit - kitchen, 1x sofa bed, electric fireplace, separate bedroom w/ 1x queen bed, bathroom w/ shower
1 unit - kitchen, 1x sofa bed, separate bedroom w/ 1x queen bed, bathroom w/ tub & shower
2 units - 1x king bed, electric fireplace, bathroom w/tub & shower
1 unit - 2x twin beds & separate bedroom w/ 1x queen bed w/ tub & shower
2 units - 2x twin beds & 1x double bed, bathroom w/tub & shower
6 units - 1x queen bed & 1x double bed, bathroom w/tub & shower
6 units - 1x queen bed, bathroom w/ tub & shower
The laundry room, which is situated in the middle of the u-shaped motel, has a huge inventory of linens, 2 washers and 3 propane dryers
A new propane furnace and all new hot water tanks have been installed within the last 6 years.

Business Operation

Reasons for selling:

Owners would like to semi-retire

Trading hours:


Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

Will provide 2 weeks of training upon completion of purchase.

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