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Welcome to Spruceholme Inn

Proudly under the new ownership of Jane Toller (Pitfield)
great-granddaughter of the original owner of Spruceholme - George Bryson Jr.

Once you have been greeted by your hosts, you will be treated to a walk through history, through the time of the great lumber barons and of the opening of the Ottawa River Valley. The rich heritage, the luxury and the stories all come to life as you meander through a mansion that has been meticulously restored to its original splendour.

When you enter Spruceholme

you are immediately transported to another time and place.

In every room you will find pieces of the past, and of George Bryson’s legacy. Look for his roll top desk and an autographed photo of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, a frequent visitor to his fellow statesman’s home in Pontiac back in Fort-Coulonge’s heyday. No matter which room you choose to stay in, you will find Bryson family heirlooms, exquisite comfort and peace. We invite you to share this living museum with us, any time of year.

Upcoming Events at Spruceholme Inn

Sat, December 3rd: Live music by J.R. Griffiths and Gaetan Forgues

Sat, December 10th: The Bistro will be closed due to a private party

Sat, December 17th: Live Music by Gerry Chartrand

December 24th to 26th: Closed for the holidays

Sat, December 31st: New Year's Eve party with Eli and the Scramblers


Fri, January 27th: A Night of Memories Lumberjack Dinner

Sat, April 22nd: Buzz Live Band

Please call 819-683-5635 for reservations or tickets.

Christmas Holiday Parties

It's not too late to book your holiday party! We have a variety of different rooms available, from the Spruceholme Inn dining room, to the Bistro, to the Conference Centre. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 400 people! Pricing to fit any budget and delicious menus available! We will offer discounted rates on the guestrooms and will include a raffle prize for your guests! Call 819-683-5635 or e-mail us at for more information!

Recently on CBC, view Fort Coulonge in all its glory!

Showing Spruceholme Inn, Bryson's Bistro and the Pontiac Conference Centre!

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Bryson’s Bistro du Bucheron

We are pleased to announce the opening of Bryson’s Bistro du Bucheron in August 2013. My great-great-grandfather George Bryson Sr’s 1850 hay barn has been relocated, reassembled and beautifully reinvented as a restaurant.

Join us on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Lunch from 11:30am to 2:00pm and Dinner from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday for Dinner from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with musical entertainment and Sunday for Brunch from 9:30am to 1:00pm and Dinner from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm.

Please review an article in The Equity about how we built a new restaurant for the Inn from an original barn.


The Spruceholme Inn and Bryson’s Bistro du Bucheron sit on picturesque grounds, surrounded by century-old trees that provide a lovely setting for your special day. Our heritage buildings and garden form the ideal backdrop for an intimate wedding.

Whether you choose to have your ceremony in the gardens, in the historic barn or in our formal parlour at our elegant Fort Coulonge Bed and Breakfast Inn, we can help you plan your special event to ensure wonderful memories.

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Spruceholme Inn

204 rue Principale
Fort Coulonge
Quebec JOX 1V0
Phone: 819-683-5635
Fax: 819-683-1915