Fairly easy to get to this lookout. My house lies between the 2 yellow fields and under the tall green pine trees close to the river and railway tracks. Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke.Winter getaway tucked in under the trees, with canyon hills in the background.

Logement entier

3 voyageurs

1 chambre

2 lits
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De 2 à 12 ans
Veuillez entrer le nombre de bébés.
- de 2 ans
3 voyageurs au maximum. Les bébés ne sont pas pris en compte dans le nombre de voyageurs.
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez

À propos de ce logement

ALL FEES WAIVED FOR WILDFIRE EVACUEES AND RELIEF WORKERS TO JULY 31. This is an 1800's White Settler house in the historic Indigenous/Settler village of Spences Bridge, at the junction of the dramatic Thompson River Canyon and the Nicola River.
Retreat in Nature. Outdoor adventures. Or - convenient stop over on Hwy #1. WELCOME!
Trains. Wild life. Dog friendly. Comfortable beds. Great hikes. Wood fires.
LGBT Positive.

Le logement

This is a clean one bedroom quirky 1800's heritage cabin/house. Comfy bed, well stocked kitchen, sunny location.

The house is modest but artistic, heated by firewood or electricity, cosy and relaxing, set on a private treed lot, in a friendly neighbourhood.

The location is in the heart of Canada's desert canyon country and walks into Nature are at the door.

This cabin was a writing cabin for the famous British ethno-biologist, James Teit, who is acclaimed for stepping into local life as a young immigrant, marrying a local indigenous woman, Antuk, and riding the hills with the men for hunting and social/political/cultural gatherings. He recorded much of the Thompson Indian culture and language, preserving it through the dark times, and supporting the indigenous residents near and far with land negotiations during the rising British colonization. Later, the cabin was a stage coach driver sleep over, then a train ticket office, and finally once again a family residence.

Listen to the trains rumbling through, observe the big horn sheep that frequent this area, breath the clean sage scented air, let your gaze soften and lengthen, absorbing the soft lines, and muted browns of the surrounding hills and mountains. Lounge by the inside fire, or outside bon fire (except fire season), hike the surrounding hillsides, or swim in the river. Fishing and white water rafting in season.

Accès des voyageurs

Guests will have the whole house and yards, except for one unoccupied private locked room.
Back yard is fenced in for the benefit of guests with a dog.
Expect all modern amenities - stove, fridge, micro, blender, hand shower (Japanese style), washer, drier, music player, TV (3 channels), WIFI, firewood provided.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I ask guests to let their host give a 15 minute orientation to the house and yard, (or read the one page description of House Quirks) and be responsive if issues or questions arise.
Orientation in winter includes wood stove operation etc with either myself or my friendly Co-host. We remain on call for any needs that might arise.
We ask guests to leave by 11am checkout time on the morning of the final day and, unless they want to see me in person, I usually say my goodbyes via email.

The rest of your time is totally private unless you go out into the village and meet the very interesting residents that might be at the cafe up the street, or local pub, or any other community public event, or just walking by on a stroll.

Autres remarques

Creative Adventures Guide.
I can provide you with specific supports for your unique holiday adventure if you have a special event like a birthday or anniversary, or some predetermined goals, wishes or visions. This is a service I love to provide, when requested.

Voyage d'affaires
   Ce logement propose des équipements adaptés aux voyageurs d'affaires. 

Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 3
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 1
Lits : 2
Arrivée : À partir de 15:00
Départ : 11:00
Type de logement : Logement entier
Entrée dans les lieux autonome : Serrure numérique


Voyageur supplémentaire : 14 / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Frais de ménage : 31
Réduction à la semaine : 10%
Tarif week-end : 50 / nuit
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Chambre 1
1 lit queen size
Espaces communs
1 lit simple

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 15:00

If you are booking through Instant Book we may need 2 hours advance notice prior to your arrival to accommodate any additional questions you may have (and to light a fire in winter for a cosy feel to your arrival.)
Guests can expect a tidy clean cosy home with respectful privacy.
1. In return I want you to respect my space and leave it as found, including clean dishes, unless otherwise arranged.
2. Backyard quiet time starts around 10 pm 'cause neighbours bed down early.
3. Communication may be required: an orientation by your host, and being responsive if issues or questions come up. But if you are staying one night only the short written orientation is likely sufficient to assure your comfort.
4. House rules extend to safe fire tending, gentle on the septic (no food scraps etc in the toilet), and minimal wear and tear, but it is really appreciated if you can leave some funds to cover anything you break! SUMMER HAS A BON FIRE BAN IN THIS DESERT.

Fridge is stocked with a few basics and coffee, tea, and condiments are available for you, while at the house.



Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.

Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Fiche de sécurité

Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

151 commentaires

Profil utilisateur de Matt
août 2017
Cozy and comfortable. Jean was at the door to greet us and gave some fantastic suggestions for nearby swimming holes. Thanks Jean!
Profil utilisateur de Jean
Réponse de Jean :
You are welcome Mat. Come again any time.
août 2017

Profil utilisateur de Shane
août 2017
Great place to enjoy a tiny town!

Profil utilisateur de Toni
août 2017
Jean's place is quant and quirky, comfortable and clean.

Profil utilisateur de Curtis
juillet 2017
I highly recommend staying at Jean's place. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and she has included many tips and recommendations for hikes and swims in the surrounding area. Her easy to follow directions took us to an amazing swimming hole with surprisingly warm water on the Nicola river. Thanks Jean!
Profil utilisateur de Jean
Réponse de Jean :
You are most welcome Curtis. A pleasure to support your visit! Come back anytime. Each season in this desert landscape has it own special offerings.
juillet 2017

Profil utilisateur de Livio
juillet 2017
It was a verry cozy house, close to the river, jean had some amazing tipps wher to go for hikes and to taje a bath in the river, nice hand drawn maps of the surounding area with tipps on what to doo.

Profil utilisateur de Kárley
juillet 2017
Very beautiful drive to Spence's Bridge
Profil utilisateur de Jean
Réponse de Jean :
Hi Karley. Hope you made it home in good time and that the family situation isn't too challenging for you. All the best to you.
juillet 2017

Profil utilisateur de Sam
juillet 2017
Loved the bath in the back yard! And the artworks, comfy bed, flexible space for our yoga routine. Best part was feeling like we were just visiting a friend :)
Profil utilisateur de Jean
Réponse de Jean :
Hi Sam and friend. Sorry to miss meeting you in person but I knew you would be just fine. And had I known you were into yoga I would have left a few other supportive items out for you. But sounds like you made it work for you in this space. Hope you rearranged the furniture accordingly - as that is what I do for my yoga routine! Thanks for leaving behind the good vibes ... :)
juillet 2017

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Spences Bridge, CanadaMembre depuis juillet 2014
Profil utilisateur de Jean

Hi. I love the outdoors and wild dramatic landscapes - that are still close to modern amenities. I want to share this with you.

Highway #1 travellers, passing through, are welcome to stop in for an overnight before driving into or out of Vancouver. Others wanting to explore this landscape are welcome to stay longer and get deeper into the experience of this space.

I moved into this wee, turn of the century, homestead house, on the banks of the Thompson River in this village of about 250 people, just as soon as I could retire.
I used to help make public television happen, teach adults how to become teachers with a global perspective, and organize programs requiring team work. Now I bring all those skills into my village and surrounding area to support community theatre, live music, and community building activities.
The Thompson River Canyon is a strongly Indigenous territory. First Nation's communities run up and down the canyon and identify as Nlaka'pamux Nation. Visiting in this area is rich with culture if you seek it out. Our local Band office welcomes visitors who inquire about their art displays and programs.
I continue to be curious about how the original people survived on this desert, canyon, country land, and developed culture with spirituality, music and dance. You too can walk these hills and imagine how to live on this land.

All my guests here at my wee house have, for over 12 years, been warmly greeted by the locals and given directions to the many hikes, and swimming holes, cafe's, pub, and more.
By the way, I love animals and my front and back yard are fenced in and dog friendly. But take note: determined 4 legged escape artists can get out and go on a "walk about" and visit the neighbour dogs.
Trees provide shade and privacy in the yard, and in contrast, brilliant summer sunlight explodes every where, lifting the spirit and beckoning the visitor to the lanes, parks, rivers and hills.

My house has a new queen size bed in a private room, a second day bed in the living room.
I have a Japanese style walk in bath/shower, limited wifi, free phone, ( no cell signal in this place), well equipped kitchen, yoga area, small TV with CBC and Knowledge only. Take a break from "screen time" !!!
Interior decorating reflects the landscape and culture I live in here - colourful walls, local paintings and sculptures.
I live a restful peaceful yet stimulating life and love to offer my home to others who are either passing through, looking for time alone, hiking the hills, or venturing out for the friendly village chit chat.
I enjoy helping my guests create the experiences they are seeking and go the extra mile to attend to the details. If you want - tell me your goals or vision for your special stay and I will accommodate the space to support your wishes.
My neighbour and friend, Sandra, is assisting with this Airbnb accommodation and if you are lucky, you will meet her during your visit. Raised in this village she has much local knowledge to share and enjoys hosting guests when I am away on other adventures.


My life motto "Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind".

Langues : English, Español
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