River House Bed and Breakfast

14206 North Tormey Rd , 9 Mile Falls, WA 99026 USA (Show map)


Entering into our third year March 2016... and of being the best Bed & Breakfast in the area! Nine Mile Falls is home to “River House Bed & Breakfast”, and one of the most historic site's on the West Coast. Surrounded by the natural wooded wonders of Riverside State Park, the Carlson’s founded River House B&B on one side of the river in 2006, and across the river, David Thompson founded one of the first trading posts this side of the Rockies between 1810-1826. At River House B&B, you'll have access to wonderful home cooked meals, while watching wildlife stroll past the dining room windows. Access to multitudes of sport & recreational activities, or just plain ol‘ relaxing. Fully licensed with comfort & customer service in mind, you'll never regret coming to stay with us! *Hammock's & canoe are seasonal :o)



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

My First Review

5 on March 04, 2016

I've stayed in dozens of B&Bs, and this is the first time I've felt the need to write a review. River House B&B will from now on be the standard to which I compare any B&Bs where I stay in the future. The setting is quiet and beautiful. The house is comfortable and welcoming. Chris & Larry are perfect hosts. One other thing, you won't need lunch after you eat Chris's delicious breakfast. Joe Parsons Tulsa, OK


5 on October 08, 2015

We were there for our anniversary, and had an awesome time!! Chris and Larry are so welcoming and they spoil you rotten. They give you just the right amount of privacy but make sure you do not need or want for anything. The house and the view are beautiful. We could not have asked for the week to be any better!!!

Beautiful - Peaceful - Relaxing

5 on July 09, 2015

We stay in the bungalow for 3 night (June 2015). We slept in. Breakfast ready shortly after we got up. Plenty of food. Fruit, muffins, eggs and bacon. We relaxed in e hammocks. Read in the breezeway and took a short stroll on one of the trails connected to their property. The B&B sits right on the river. It is such a peaceful setting. Thn you Chris and Larry for a wonderful stay

Secluded little spot on the river that is absolutely beautiful!!

5 on July 05, 2015

Larry and Chris demonstrated incredible hospitality when we stayed at their b&b. They know how to cater to the guest while still giving them their privacy. Their home is lovely something to marvel at. They have a great patio with a large fireplace to hang out at and if you want something a bit more quiet the beach is beautiful and a wonderful spot to just relax at. The food is AMAZING!! Chris seems to be the primary cook and is very talented. Larry can make a mean chicken dinner as well. If you're looking for a great b&b in the northwest, look no further, you've found it

How do you spell RELIEF -- River House Bed and Breakfast!

5 on May 06, 2015

I finished with tax season on Wednesday and my daughter was making a conference presentation on Saturday. We missed a flight but Larry was kind enough to wait up for us and started trying to get us to start eating Chris's delicious cooking. We slept in for the next two days. I would sit outside and watch the river white cap. Chris and Larry have several seating locations including two hammocks. We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended our stay through Tuesday. This trip was definitely needed for my sanity. My husband and I will definitely be back to visit and become spoiled by both Chris and Larry

We have to come back!

4.6 on March 29, 2015

Last Summer(2014) we have been staying for 2 nights at the River house B&B as the first European guests. The first moment we arrived we already regret the fact we booked for only 2 nights! The fantastic owners Chris and Larry offered us to stay in the cabin for the same rate as the double room because the kitchen floor was being cleaned during our stay. The location, the house itself... It's a dream! We crossed the river from the other side back to the house, walked through the woods, relaxed at the river side. There was no time enough to explore the total picture so we have to come back one day! Chris and Larry made us feel like family and have a great sense of serving you at the right moment and respect your privacy at the same time. It was wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
It was so fun having our first "European" guests! ....and they couldn't be any nicer! Although all our wood floors had to be refinished due to flooding; we made the best of best times out it. Barbequeing out on the back river porch, sharing wine and visiting into the warm summer night is an awesome memory. We've even installed air-conditioning in the Bungalow a couple months ago; so it's even more cozy :o) We hope to see you both again someday.... and get a chance to cook in my kitchen and really spoil you! Till then........ Chris & Larry


5 on February 19, 2015

We stayed in the bungalow for Valentine's Day and it was simply perfect. The second we arrived, Larry and Chris welcomed us like we were family. We were able to sit down on the swing by the river with blankets, wine, and snacks. Chris made us an amazing dessert, and the breakfast the next morning was outstanding. Beautiful table settings, fantastic home-cooked meals...you'll feel like you're being spoiled back home again. We will absolutely be returning!!! Thank you Chris and Larry! - Chris and Denise

Business trip turned retreat...What a nice surprise!!!!

5 on August 14, 2014

Chris & Larry were fantastic hosts...we wanted to get some us time in as well business...wow what a surprise Chris was non stop in making sure all our needs were met! She is a fantastic cook! We left with our bellies and spirts full. Her place is amazing...state park on one side of her property...river 65 yards from the house and we even caught some nice trout for dinner...this place is peaceful and tranquil...we left rejuevinated and made some fantastic friends...we haven't stopped talking about it to friends and family and will definitely return...this gem of a place is to fantastic to keep secret ! Nelson and I thank this great couple for opening up their house and hearts to us

At least a "6 star" experience

5 on May 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Bungalow Suite over Mother's Day weekend, and it was such a delightful experience that we have already booked for next year. Based upon the website descriptions and photos, I definitely anticipated an extremely comfortable and beautiful setting. Those expectations were definitely met and exceeded, and everything we ate and drank was simply mouth watering. But the truly pleasant surprise was how eager Chris and Larry were to go more than the extra mile to meet our needs and make us feel at home. For me the trip to Spokane was partly for business, and our hosts even helped to make my business venture more successful. Here's the thing. If you want one of those "leave me alone" experiences (and we all need that at times), Larry and Chris will definitely respect that need and serve you unobtrusively. Just go sit by the river and let your stresses float away downstream. But if you like making new friends, you won't find any better people than these two warm souls. They are wonderful hosts and just plain "good folk," and we are looking forward to spending more time with them in the future. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at the River House. You'll be glad you did!

Innkeeper Response
.....and you two are absolutely the best guests to have too! We had so much fun having you here; and really look forward to your next visit. It was sad seeing you two leave after your stay; it was like awesome family having you here. It's also a pleasure & honor to know we made your stay relaxing and fulfilling... and here I am thinking of ways we can make it better the next time! We look forward to seeing you guys again! ..... safe travels & a good day to you till we meet again

The Best Place I have ever been.!

5 on May 09, 2014

I stayed with the Carlsons upon my visit to the Spokane Volleyball Qualifier, and I was absolutely blown away with the FIVE STAR treatment that Chris and Carl provided. I love your house. Better than a five star hotel. Chris baked cookies and pie for my girls volleyball team. Wine and cheese galore plus we had an acoustic guitar jam session on my final night. This was nirvana. I wanted to extend my stay but had to return with the team. I was treated like family. Making new friends is hat I love best about traveling but Chris and Carl became family. Love you guys and I need to come back ASAP! Mahalo nui loa, FIVE STARS ON ALL CATEGORIES I WOULD GIVE YOU A SIX IF IT EXISTS.p.s. Chris you fed me like a king! Seven years of club volleyball traveling and I have never been more well rested and refreshed for the next day of competition. It was well worth the drive to and from town. Yours truly ray k.

Innkeeper Response
Mr. Ray..... it was absolutely wonderful having you here and sharing our home with you. It was totally fun being the "behind the scenes" cheer leaders for your daughters volleyball team, and making sure you were taken care of so you could enjoy all of the games. So, since you are family now..... we truly look forward to seeing you again! Thank you so much for being a awesome guest Mr. Ray. Aloha :o) p.s. Please make sure you schedule for next years games before our two rooms fill up.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Antique and Jessie's Room designed with comfort in mind. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Spokane River; queen, free wifi/internet, turndown service, semi-share bath, walk-in shower (bath bench available). 2 step home entry; one assist wide; walker depth steps Main floor wheelchair accessibility

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Bungalow Suite

This private Bungalow Suite not only has a cozy fireplace; also enjoy it's spacious private screen porch, living area; bath, and dining/kitchen with full frig, ice maker. Queen, free wifi/internet, river and forest views, turndown service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

Check Dates


Location Type

Riverside & near boat access points, Very close to Spokane City; Spokane Lake, Holy Family Hospital, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, VA Medical Center, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Waterview


Spokane, WA (GEG) 17 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown Spokane; N. on Monroe, Francis, or Division. Left (west) on Francis; Francis will eventually curve round in north direction, becoming Nine Mile Road and/or Hwy 291. Follow same road, will pass golf course, a bit on more will be small hardware store & gas station; 9 Mile Dam is directly past store; gas station. ;At Nine Mile Dam turn Left on bridge; Charles Road. Stay to right of forked road (staying on Charles Road); on right side you will pass State Park, Sontag county park then Nine Mile Falls Elementary. Directly past elementary school, on the right is Tormey Road. (The start of Tormey Road is directly across from parking lot of school buses. Turn Right on Tormey Road, 1/4 mile down road is our driveway. Watch for the driveway when the road bends; our driveway is Right side of road, on the bend itself: watch for the big red bow on the ponderosa pine tree; 14206 on mail box. We'll leave the light on for you. The perfect getaway is waiting for you.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Sports venue, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Cabin, Castle, Chalet, Villa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Copier, DVD Player, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Sports equipment rental, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Netflix, grand piano, hammocks, out door fireplace/fire pits, out door tables & chairs, riverside seating & terraces; private beach

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, *Must have own, or rent sport equipment., ***Great for fly fishing, float down the river!, Spokane seasonally has rafting trips to go on, Hammock nesting :o), Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking indoors or in screen porch area; 420 friendly
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum; $$ balance due at check-in
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night price for deposit in holding room; via mail cash/check directly to owners, or please use BedandBreakfast for any credit card charges.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation fees: Not showing up for your reservation means we cannot rent to other interested parties; plus, the having purchased many provisions for your stay. We need 15 days notification (minimum) of reservation cancelation. 15th day before your reservation date, you loose your total deposit; 16th day you will get a refund of your deposit less $35.00 for processing fee.



Larry and Chris Carlson

Languages spoken

a little spanish, a little italian, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Love of the great outdoors.... and living by the water. We live in a place that offers all the things we love to do; gardening, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, hikes, biking, etc... the list is endless. Come visit!

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Full or Continental

  • Time Served: as needed, more time is better
  • Serving Location: Seasonal; many outdoor eating areas, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Lactose free

Signature Dish

Huckleberry just about anything
Having a hobby of routing around in the deep woods of Montana & Idaho, we've grown to love picking wild huckleberries. The taste is unbeatable, hands down better than blue berries! While supplies last come share with us! Plus, growing up with 6 brothers, and being the only girl, Chris learned to bake and cook numerous & fantastic meal's... the ol' fashioned way.