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Sunny Nature Getaway: Historic Village/Trains

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Jean

Sunny Nature Getaway: Historic Village/Trains

Entire house
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Jean is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Wilderness at the back door. Or retreat time. Or convenient stop over on Hwy #1. Convenient to Vancouver/Jasper/Calgary routes. WELCOME!
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.
Trains. Wild life. Dog friendly. Comfortable beds. Great hikes. Wood fires.
LGBTQ2 Positive.
Cannabis friendly outdoors please.

Amenities

Beach essentials
Dryer
Essentials
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Flat path to front door

Availability

270 Reviews

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Carl
October 2018
Jean is probably the best host we've ever had in terms of how much information she imparted to make our stay in the area the best possible, from hikes to learning about First Nations. And she has also pretty much thought of everything to make a stay at her place smooth and pleas…
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Gillian
September 2018
This place is good if it’s listed at its cheaper price, without the cleaning fee included. It’s a great stopping point location but there isn’t much to do in the area. Still, to get off that road and have somewhere to sleep is great! The ease of check in and the bed were great…
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Response from Jean:
Hi Gillian. Thanks for the detailed review. I always appreciate guests perspective and experience. Yeah. That system of Airbnb listing the "base price" is so confusing - even for me as a traveller on Airbnb. That base price is asked of us hosts - as the lowest we could go, not the current price. So unfortunately guests have to go one more step to find out the current price. And the airbnb system never shows the cleaning fee up front until guests go that one more step. It is a one time fee so my guests who stay 3 or 4 nights love the pricing, but for the stop over guests it can make for that extra step before they know what it will cost all in. Most of us who travel on airbnb listings just bite the bullet and jump through the hoops to get to the final price before making our booking. And I just have to say, hopefully not defensively ... Yikes - the shower is NOT for dogs! ... just to reassure future guests!!! Not sure what to do about how you felt it might be kind of dirty. Let me reassure you and others that we scrub and bleach (or vinegar) the shower area between guests, plus polish all the mirrors, and wax or oil the wood countertops, disinfect the toilet, wash the floor. Part of the cleaning fee. Maybe it is the painted red concrete floor with the painted frogs that makes it look unusual? But I totally get it - if you thought a dog was washed there then you would feel weird about cleanliness. And no dog lives in the house with me. I had a terrific dog years ago hence the dog door to the back yard. Only the odd guests arrives with their doggie. And great feedback about the door knob! I would never have known unless someone mentioned it as I don't close the door at night so never touch it. I can get that tightened up asap! Gla you found the labels useful. I was really unsure about doing that as it takes away from my homey feeling while I am living in my house and thought it might irritate some guests. But hearing that it was really helpful for you is very useful feedback. Here is a tip for you - as a traveller - if you think an overnight stay is priced a bit higher than you want to pay you can write your prospective host and suggest a price that would work for you. Often that arrangement is possible. As a Host - I don't mind the inquiry and sometimes have been able to make adjustments. It is always the cleaning fee that bumps the cost up for the traveller - especially if it is just a quick one night. Other hosts restrict their booking to a 2 night stay only and that keep the total price great for guests. But I like to accommodate the stopover people such as yourself 'cause it is great to give them a cosy whole house and kitchen and yards to book into, especially if they have driven the whole day, and face another full day travel to their destination. Anyhoo - thanks for staying - and do try again next time!
September 2018
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Matt
September 2018
Quaint, clean and well equipped, Jean's home was not only the perfect stopover between Jasper and Vancouver, but also a perfect getaway in and of itself. The personal touches and notes as well as the town of Spences Bridge pleasantly surprised us to no end.
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Francesca
September 2018
Very charming house in a convenient location for our one night stop between Banff and Vancouver! Jean's house has everything you need. We had a great breakfast right down the street before continuing our drive.
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Maggie
December 2018
Jean’s Place was the perfect relaxing get away. The home itself was so quiet and peaceful, except for the trains nearby of course but we didn’t mind that one bit. Great location, with anything we needed or could’ve asked for provided for us.
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Lori
November 2018
Jean's serves as an incredible home-base for exploring the local geography and history. Locals were keen to engage and share their experience and knowledge of the community. We had fun piecing together Spence's history, learning about trains, and exploring local hangouts. Jean's …
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Naomi
November 2018
What an absolute gem of a home! We were completely wowed by the cleanliness of Jean's home (thanks Selena!) and the best touch by far was the fully stocked kitchen. Justin and I love to cook while we are away and not only did we find all the utensils we needed, Jean's cupboards w…
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Response from Jean:
Wow, Naomi, your review actually brought tears to my eyes. I feel you both really 'got' this place in the way that I have loved it. I particularly appreciated your acknowledgement of the original people's on this land and I am so thrilled you went to the Pow Wow in Lytton. What an honour for us of white settler background, to be welcomed at a Pow Wow - a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and expression of the heart. You are both the kind of guests my place seems to attract and I appreciate the time you took to write your review, as I think it helps attract others of like mind and heart.
November 2018

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Spences Bridge, CanadaJoined in July 2014
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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 th…
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