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Buckinghorse River Lodge


Your "halfway" stop between Fort St John and Fort Nelson. Home style cooked meals using top choices in meats and produce. We welcome all Highway travelers with friendly service. Recent renovations to a number of our motel rooms. We are also the local Greyhound Depot for the area. Provincial Campground is available for your camping pleasure (seasonal). Gas, Diesel, and Propane when available.
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Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )


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Mile 175 Alaska Hwy Buckinghorse River 30 miles north of Pinkmountain, Buckinghorse River, British Columbia V0C 2B0 Canada
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Fort Nelson Airport100 mi
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This is the last place I would have expected to eat the best hot cakes in 4 weeks of travelling the Yukon BC and NWT. Buy they were! Keeping it simple in a kitchen can work. Don't expect white linens anywhere in the Yukon ..it's possible but.. this one is no exception. Just a group of happy full bikers campers and us. Thanks
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Response from Howard S, Owner at Buckinghorse River Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind review. We do try hard to make the best home style food we can. We always say you only need to stop once! Best regards Howard ( the cook )
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We stopped here for breakfast after having spent the night in Fort Nelson. Highly recommend their ham and cheese omelette with hash browns. My sister had French toast with bacon and a cup of coffee; she raved about it as well. The folks that own it and work there were incredibly friendly and offered great conversation. They also offered much needed advice on our upcoming travels for the day seeing as how Dawson Creek had just experienced torrential rain's and was in a state of emergency with flooding. We were expected to go through Dawson Creek and Pine Pass that day, but the owner gave us some great advice on how to circumvent Dawson Creek and detour through Alberta. Definitely a worthwhile stop.
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Response from Howard S, Owner at Buckinghorse River Lodge
Responded Aug 31, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. These comments encourage us and our staff to continue working hard to satisfy our customers.
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Horrible, horrible place. Don't stay or eat here. The rooms are atco units with a little wood slapped on the outside walls to fool you. The beds were two singles beds. I'm 5'7 and I barely fit. Could definitely not have more than two people stay in that room. The shower was so atrocious that we didn't even bother using it because we felt like it would only make us dirtier. The furnace was extremely loud all night. I The walls were so thin we could hear everything our neighbors did. The restaurant was beyond terrible and expensive. The special was clam chowder and I'm pretty sure it was straight from a can. The chicken burger was super rubbery and the beef burger tasted freezer burnt. We could only even eat a little before we had to stop. It was almost $20 a plate as well. The service was horrible too. She obviously didn't want to make food and didn't even bother to ask if we wanted a drink. I try to be forgiving, but we really really disliked everything about Buckinghorse River Lodge.
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Response from Howard S, Owner at Buckinghorse River Lodge
Responded Jan 15, 2016
The Motel was stick built in 1973 by the owners then and not with Atco units. We do agree the rooms are small and have little room for amenities, the beds in question are a year old and standard twin beds with new mattresses and bedding. The showers do need upgrading but are functional. Our water is very hard and so stains everything. Unfortunately we have little control over our water. The furnaces are propane wall units and do make noise when heat causes expansion of the metal exchangers. Hense our $80 per night room rate. The clam chowder soup is made here from scratch as is all our soups. I am surprised at the food comments as we are well known for our excellent food quality as it is all prepared on site and not prepackaged frozen food. Unfortunately we cannot be in the restaurant all the time so I am surprised with the poor service but my apologies for that, there is excuse for that. We do try very hard to do the best with what we have.
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Out in the country, away from everything but right on the ALCAN highway. Rooms were small and you had to manually adjust the room heating unit. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. Food at the restaurant was very good and food and room were economical.
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Response from Howard S, Owner at Buckinghorse River Lodge
Responded Jan 15, 2016
Thank you for your positive review. We do try to make our quests as comfortable as a 43 year old motel will allow. When you next visit please ask for one of the renovated rooms.
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walked in their was only 2 people in the place , the lady behind the counter looked up at us never said a word , she went wright back to what she was doing . waited 15 min. not a word or even acted like we were there . left and said thanks on our way out
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Response from Howard S, Owner at Buckinghorse River Lodge
Responded Jan 15, 2016
It is unfortunate that we owners cannot be on site at all times. Our sincere apologies for the inexcusably poor service.
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