Riverhills Lodge & Outfitting
Are you looking to buy a business that offers multiple revenue streams and also doubles as your home. This log lodge with its accommodation and bird guide business may be just what you are looking for.
Riverhills Lodge & Outfitting is located just outside the Village of Empress, http://www.villageofempress.com/ which lies in the south-east corner of the Province of Alberta. Due east of Calgary on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. The lodge is situated on 24 acres of traditional prairie grass overlooking the South Saskatchewan River and its surrounding hills.
The log lodge has all the modern amenities to accommodate a very comfortable stay. Home-style meals are prepared daily for all guests. The log lodge is an impressive 4200 square feet with an open design. The lower walkout level has five bedrooms sleeping two people in each, with a large bathroom that includes individual washroom and 3 shower stalls. In the middle of the lower level is a common area with a pool table and dartboard for everyone’s enjoyment and pleasure.
Included in the sale price is the land consisting of 24 acres and the 4200 sq. ft. lodge. The lodge offers two revenue streams, guided upland game bird hunts between September 1 – October 31 each year and general lodging for work crews, corporate retreats for up to 16 people throughout the balance of the year. For those wishing to fly direct or charter a flight into Empress, the Town boasts a 3000ft. paved, lighted runway with a reference elevation of 2211 ft.
Riverhills Outfitting offers fully guided hunts for Hungarian Partridge (Gray Partridge) and Sharp-Tailed Grouse and Pheasants for a fee of 35 per person for 3 days. Birds are found in virtually all directions from the lodge. Huns and Sharp-Tails have similar food sources, therefore it is not uncommon to flush either specie in the same location. Most of the hunting is done in a walk up style using flushing and or pointing dogs.
Guided big game hunts can also be added to the revenue streams of the lodge with the purchase of Big Game tags.
With the Keystone XL pipeline going right past the lodge the purchase price can be made back on lodging crews for that one project.