Fort Vermilion, Vermilion Bay, ON
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Fort Vermilion is for sale....A unique investment and development opportunity. For additional info visit www.fortvermilion.ca
Fort Vermilion is a highway tourist destination located in the village of Vermilion Bay, in the Municipality of Machin, and is considered to be at the hub of a large tourism district known as Sunset Country. Vermilion Bay is located on the busy Trans Canada Highway between Kenora and Dryden, at the intersection of the highway to Red Lake, bordered to the south by Minnesota and to the west by Manitoba. The eastern border is just west of Thunder Bay.
Fort Vermilion is truly a unique and magnificent property. It will prosper with the right owners who understand the potential of the fastest growing industry "Eco Tourism". Fort Vermilion is situated in the heart of sunset country, surrounded by fresh water lakes and rivers - many teeming with fish. A land of boreal forest inhabited by moose, bear, deer and eagles. Sunset Country has the best wilderness experience Canada has to offer and it's here waiting for you.
Expansion Opportunities at Fort Vermilion:
Here are some future plans and ideas for perspective business owners. The property offers a great scope for a variety of different uses:
With little effort a small structure could be added on the northern side of the property to include a Hostil. Since we have running municipal filtered water, a restaurant, and washroom facilities including municipal sewage service, it would be very easy to operate a hostile with significant revenue generation possibilities.
The property is seven acres in size and is perfectly suited for development into small "walk in" tenting or camping facilities. Little effort would be required to begin to offer these services since our nature trail already spans a significant portion of the property.
With all of the property behind the Fort at your disposal and the Trans Canada Highway at the front of the Fort, there is an exciting opportunity to groom the northern side of the Fort and create an RV Park. There are very few RV parks between Thunder Bay and Kenora and the only highway running East to West in Canada is directly out the front door of the fort. This is a money-making opportunity.
Offer Storage Service:
The large size of the property, the presence of paved parking and partially enclosed area makes the Fort Vermilion Facility an excellent storage yard for boats and equipment in the wintertime.
The sale of liquor should be considered the "next step" in offering a full-featured restaurant. Although not currently licensed, a new owner should consider offering Licensed Facility services as an enhanced profit-making tool.
A promoter can succeed at Fort Vermilion by offering an abundance of well-planned events such as cultural or musical festivals, live entertainment or trade shows and themed celebrations.
Eco Tourism and Soft Adventure:
..is perhaps one of the latest up and coming traveler features. The Fort has the facilities and property to make an eco-tourism Hub.
As you can see, the list is exhaustive and requires little capital but lots of planning and hard work.
Why are the owners selling Fort Vermilion?
The owners have played a large roll in the revitalization of Fort Vermilion. They purchased Fort Vermilion in 2000 to save and to restore it. It had been abandon since 1998. They've since accomplished their goal of restoring the property, as well as in efforts to promote Fort Vermilion as a tourist destination.
The partners have now moved on and started new families. They feel it is time, for the new owners to take it to the next level as the potential to expand on this property is endless.
The property is priced substantially below replacement cost.
Fort Vermilion sits on 6.82 acres with 600 feet of frontage on the North side Highway 17, Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Legal Description: Part of lot 15, concession 5, designated as Part of Lot 5 of Plan M-388, as Part 1 of 23R7856, Parcel 38529, in the Township of Langton,
The property and grounds are meticulously maintained. The grounds offer a large paved parking lot front and side, recently landscaped grounds, two septic fields, groomed nature trail through the woods (2 kms)
60m x 42.5m (196' x 139') A total perimeter of 670' at a height of 13'
Treehouse Café & Gift Shop
60m x 42.5 m
Recently remodeled and updated, this space offers a fully equipped eatery, sit down seating, retail space, two restrooms. Very clean, charming and inviting.
Washroom & Shower Stalls
Updated and refurbished washroom facility. Updates include; new ceramic tile, fresh paint and signage.
R&R and Concession Stand/Storage
Newly renovated space, utilized for additional seating or increase revenue through rental. The concession stand houses the Treehouse Cafés inventory, coolers, counters, stove, and storage. The concession space is available for rental when outdoor events occur.
Fort Vermilion has four corner units with large rooms that are similar to the original fortification features. Each unit is available for short-term lease and consideration of increased revenues.
Happy Golf Land
Eighteen-hole mini putt course generates increased revenues and customers. The pro shop has been recently refurbished.
Newly constructed (2002) 40' x 60'-covered structure, used to house large outdoor events, increase seating capacity.
Equipment and Inventory
· Glass Door Upright Cooler
· Freezer (2)
· Deli Case
· Sandwich/Refrigerator Prep Center
· Existing inventory upon sale of property
· 2004 Espresso machine ($4100.00)
· Cash Register
· Tables and Chairs inside/outside the Café & the R & R
· Cafe sundries
· Picnic tables
· Hot dog machine
· Meat Slicer
· Stage Pieces
· New highway signage, interior signage
· Professionally designed website and domain name at www.fortvermilion.ca
· Grounds meticulously maintained
· Potential to rent existing buildings to increase revenue
· Large paved parking lot
· Open air walkways
· 2 km groomed hiking trail
· The Treehouse Café & Giftshop
· Newly added R&R
· Children's Playground