Mount Washington Houses for Sale
Search all Mount Washington Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Mount Washington is a rural community near Courtenay, BC., and is one of the top destinations for outdoor recreation on Vancouver Island. It has the Island’s only full-service ski resort and draws thousands of visitors to its slopes every year.
The mountain has excellent skiing and snowboarding—receiving more snowfall than nearly anywhere in the province—but that's not all it has to offer. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Mount Washington properties come on the market.
Real Estate on Mount Washington
One of the top ways for real estate investors to enter the desirable Mount Washington market without a sky-high budget is investing in one of the village’s compact condos. Deer Lodge is an excellent option for two and three-bedroom condos. It offers ski-in, ski-out access, great views, and many of the units have decks where you can take in the scenery and excellent sunsets. The proximity of Deer Lodge to the Whiskey Jack and Eagle Chairlifts, as well as the Alpine Lodge, make it a terrific vacation property option. The common areas of the building underwent extensive renovations back in 2018 and are modern and stylish. For those looking for investment properties to rent out, units in Deer Lodge are well worth a look.
Blueberry Hill is another popular condo building on Mount Washington, which often has open-concept two-bedroom, two-bathroom units with great views and stylish features. Blueberry Hill is located slightly west of the ski resort, near the wonderful Paradise Meadows Loop Trail, and it offers views of Lake Helen Mackenzie and Battleship Lake below. Built in the mid-90s, these units are compact and affordable and are attractive to retirees, ski enthusiasts, and savvy investors.
It is often the case that in beautiful, scenic locations like Mount Washington, you’ll find unique custom-built homes designed by adventurously-spirited people with a specific vision in mind. On Mount Washington, you’ll find custom chalets that often have unique features like high cathedral ceilings, wood stoves, and open ski lodge-style floorplans. Rustic custom chalets on Mount Washington—often built in the ‘70s and ‘80s—sometimes offer upstairs bunk areas, making them terrific vacation homes for those who wish to host and entertain.
There is a new undeveloped subdivision on Mount Washington for those with a vision looking to build a brand-new property. These lots are often compact and affordable, and a popular style of building is a three-storey chalet, typically with the basement level hosting a garage. Best of all, the subdivisions on Mount Washington typically have welcoming zoning regulations, making it possible to build secondary suites and rental properties—perfect as mortgage-helpers for investors who want both to live and invest in the Mount Washington real estate market.
About Mount Washington, BC
Mt. Washington has a Swiss-style village with quirky A-frame cabins, plenty of rustic cabins, new condos, and beautiful walking paths surrounded by giant trees. The views from Mt. Washington Village of the Comox Valley below are stunning, and it’s a short half-hour drive from Courtenay, the nearest city. Mount Washington, with its 1,700 acres of slopes in addition to extensive snowshoeing and cross country trails, is a winter wonderland, but it shines in the summertime as well. The mountain is home to great drinking and dining opportunities and frequent festivals and events.
Mount Washington is an ideal community for those looking for a vacation home, and it offers potential for income-producing rental properties. For those looking to live in Mount Washington year-round, you will experience tranquil living, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Living atop a scenic mountain is good for the soul, as many Mount Washington residents find, and for ski and snowboarding buffs, living at one of BC’s top mountain resorts offers endless benefits.
Things to Do on Mount Washington
It can be taken as a given that the most popular activity on Mount Washington is to take to the slopes for some terrific downhill skiing and snowboarding, but the community offers plenty of other opportunities for recreation in the winter and summer alike. Mount Washington has some of the world’s best snowshoeing—a friendly activity towards people of all skill levels. In addition to the exercise it provides, snowshoeing the local trails is one of the best ways to take in the serene old-growth trees and the rugged peaks. There are guided tours that provide lessons, rentals, meals, and helpful information about the local landscape. One guided snowshoe tour even includes a three-course fondue dinner at the Raven Lodge—a delightful combination.
A relatively new activity on Mount Washington that has been picking up steam in recent years is fat biking. Fat biking consists of riding mountain bikes with wide tires through the mountain’s 15 km of trails, offering the same views as hiking and snowshoeing but with more speed and excitement. The fat biking trail pass is affordable, and so are bike rentals, making fat biking a great way to get some exercise and engage with the local environment.
There’s something special about grabbing a drink and a bite to eat at an alpine pub. At Ted’s Bar and Grill, you’ll find great cocktails, locally brewed beer on tap, and west coast-inspired meals. Ted's is a family restaurant during the day and a pub environment at night, and Ted’s is a versatile spot and a local go-to whether for lunch, dinner, or dancing.