Big Fat Deal: $5 million for a Rocky Mountain hideaway

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 3010 Golden Donald Upper Road, Columbia-Shuswap
Price: $4,825,000
MLS: R2095515

The skinny: Nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 6,524-square-foot property on 320 acres of land in the B.C. Rockies.

The bling: Oh boy. You’ve talked the talk, now it’s time to walk the walk: all the way to Golden, and a bit beyond. Because what is the point of saying it’s time to cash out of your ridiculously priced Vancouver SFH for a simpler existence away from the hustle and bustle, where the kids will experience a more earth-friendly life, if you just up sticks to Victoria, or worse, the burbs? Be the real deal and take off for the Rockies where you can eschew the fripperies of modern life, working instead from dawn to dusk just keeping the homestead ticking along. You wanted to get back to the land, well now you have several acres of it to farm, as well as several bedrooms to keep clean and tidy for your paying guests—you may have dropped out, but there are still bills to pay, right? The kids are going to have an amazing time avoiding the bears on their way to school but not until finishing their full roster of morning chores; now they understand that life isn’t the bowl of Fruit Loops they once knew and loved. And if they complain that they aren’t getting enough screen time, make them your marketing and social media directors—they’ll love it.

The hidden extras: Bison corral (now you’re hooked, right?), tractor, ATVs, ridiculous scenery and wildlife, and a wine cellar (thank goodness).