The Inn at Spences Bridge was built as a relaxing stopover for weary travellers. Continuing the tradition, The Inn offers 12 renovated and uniquely decorated guest rooms. All rooms are one of a kind and decorated to enhance the quality of your stay. Many have private baths, spectacular views of the river, the valley and the railways, and two have private balconies. All are surprisingly affordable and rates include a continental breakfast featuring our homemade muffins and seasonal fruit. Weekly rates are available for guest who wish to linger a bit longer…
We are pleased to announce the reopening of our restaurant for lunch and dinner featuring a small but diverse menu that includes homemade soups and bread and hearty dinners of which a good number are vegetarian. We are open from 11:30 am till 7:00 pm daily except Thursdays till the May long weekend when we will be open everyday with longer hours. When the weather gets nice make sure to check out our patio. The view is breathtaking. So why not stay awhile and enjoy some time in one of our great guest rooms?
The inn is a smoke-free environment. For those who might still indulge the habit, the front walk, the concrete area of the patio and the parking areas can be used. While we have one guest room in which we allow pets, the rest of the inn is a ‘no pets’ area which applies to both the inn and restaurant. Your pets can be leashed in our side yard while you are eating on the patio. Owners of pets staying with us must agree to abide by our pet rules and regulations. Please contact us for details.
HISTORY, WILDLIFE, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND SO MUCH MORE…
There are local area activities to suit all interests. Here are some of the many things you can find to do in the area: fishing in the river and many local lakes, mountain biking on the Kettle Valley Railway bicycle trail (or on the many small Forest roads in the area), whitewater rafting, motorcycling up famous Highway 8,gold panning, geo-caching, visiting the Hells Gate rapids, kayaking, horseback riding. hiking, bird watching, the Hat Creek Historical Ranch, golf, historic Ashcroft and its fabulous museum, local rodeos, Ashcroft Manor, or just find a quiet spot and watch the river flow by.
BIG RIVER, BIG FISH
The Thompson River provides ample opportunities for anglers of all abilities. During the summer there is an outstanding trout fishery that is not very well known. Being part of the Fraser River system we also get various limited openings for salmon. The big attraction are the steelhead runs in the fall which tests the ability of even the most avid fisherman. If you’re looking for something a little tamer, there are dozens of lakes within a couple of hours drive from here. Please check the latest fishing regulations for any restrictions.
Our patio is a world famous location of many of many species including some rare ones that are endangered. Aside from an abundance of the common interior BC birds including eagles, owls, and osprey, the rare varieties include chukars, vaux swifts, and lewis woodpeckers.
Being on a valley bottom on the Trans-Canada corridor we have railway on both sides of the river with the CP line less than 30 meters (100 feet) from the front door and the CN track on the other side. There is a siding and small yard of several tracks on the CP side. The two railways as well as Via and Rocky Mountaineer share the tracks through the canyon so there is only one way traffic on each side of the river which minimizes the noise of the 25 plus trains a day each way.