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Wilson Ranches Retreat in Central Oregon

Welcome, Partner, to Wilson Ranches Retreat

At Wilson Ranches Retreat, your hosts, the Wilson Family, are fifth generation Oregonians, whose families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago. A 9,000 acre working cattle and dude ranch takes you off the beaten track to a rustic hideout, located in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley three miles West of Fossil, Oregon off Highway 19.

Wilson Ranches Retreat wagon wheel signAlthough the ranch has been running for over 100 years the Wilson’s opened the farmhouse to B&B guests 24 years ago. Breakfast with the Wilson’s is about much more than just good food and nourishment, it is truly a unique dining experience. Phil Wilson, his daughter Kara, and his extended family sit down with the guests and share about ranch life, local history, and the funny and serious sides of rural living. Whatever the topic at the breakfast table, expect the conversation to be intelligent, informed and often humorous. You are likely to have a large helping of fun and laughter with Phil’s stories

Let your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl out!

Visit Wilson Ranches Retreat for an authentic Ranch experience. Not the riding type? Not a problem. Sit under the cottonwoods, sipping lemonade while the rest of your party is out ‘working’! But you might want to join in. There may be an inner cowhand you’ve never even met!

Two horseback riders in an aspen Grove on Wilson Ranches

This incredible, secluded scenic Oregon Lodging Ranch with spectacular sunsets and brilliant star-studded nights will captivate you. Enjoy horseback riding in a geologically and historically rich area with a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountain Range or a quiet hike to view the wildlife and diverse flora and fauna on Wilson Ranches Dude Ranch. Wheeler County is home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and has the richest find of prehistoric fossils in the world.

The most perfect ranch experience!
‘Loved our stay at the Wilson Ranch! Kara and the rest of her family and crew was beyond accommodating and so so lovely! Good food, conversations and the most amazing night sky ever!’ a TripAdvisor Contributor

Fossil, Oregon welcomes you to this recreational destination in the John Day River Territory.

  • Whitewater rafting & fishing on the John Day & Columbia rivers
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, known worldwide for its remarkably complete preservation of millions of years of plant & animal life. Real research is still being done here by scientists. Take a trip 40 million years into the past. These colorful rock formations are world-class record-keepers of Oregon’s prehistoric past.
  • Local fossil digs & gold panning – dig for your own fossils behind the baseball field at Wheeler High School
  • Kinzua Hills Golf Club – Oregon’s only 6-Hole course
  • Scenic areas for biking, birding, hiking, horseback riding, motorcycling, nature photography & beautiful clear night skies for star gazing
  • Museums housing Wheeler County memorabilia as well as prehistoric artifacts & fossils
  • Plenty of refreshment choices at local cafes, coffee shops, restaurants & lounges

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn, dude ranch, or historic hotel. Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now. Redeem them at Wilson Ranches Retreat or any one of our member inns.

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $50 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

Shop Small Online Willamette ValleyE-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210. Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

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