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Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast is located in North Central Oregon on a working cattle and hay ranch in Wheeler County three miles northwest of Fossil, Oregon off Highway 19 and the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway.  Wilson Ranches Retreat is in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley and is on a quiet country road, which lends a feeling of solitude to the peaceful atmosphere that surrounds guests.

Fossil, Oregon, population 470 is located on the 45th parallel and was incorporated over a century ago. The historic and friendly small town, founded in 1876 was named when prehistoric fossilized bones were found in the vicinity. True to its name, Fossil offers visitors a chance to prospect at the public fossil-collecting site in town, behind Wheeler High School.

Wilson Ranches Retreat is an ideal location for an authentic ranch vacation and to headquarter your exploration of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Wilson Ranches Retreat
15809 Butte Creek Road
Fossil, Oregon 97830

Driving Directions

Going East on I-84:

  • Take I-84 east from Troutdale to Biggs Junction and proceed 87 miles
  • Take Exit 104 to US-97 south to Wasco and proceed 9 miles
  • Exit to Hwy 206 south to Condon and proceed 40 miles
  • Take a right (south) on Hwy 19 south to Fossil and proceed 20 miles
  • On Hwy 19 drive 3/10 mile past milepost 57 and you will see the WRR entrance sign
  • Turn right (west) on Butte Creek Road and proceed 2 1/2 miles to Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Going West on I-84:

  • Take I-84 west from Pendleton to Arlington and proceed 73 miles
  • Exit at Arlington to Hwy 19 south to Condon and proceed 38 miles
  • Take a left (south) on Hwy 19 south to Fossil and proceed 20 miles
  • On Hwy 19 drive 3/10 mile past milepost 57 and you will see the WRR entrance sign
  • Turn right (west) on Butte Creek Road and proceed 2 1/2 miles to Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Going North on US-97:

  • Take US-97 northeast from Madras to Hwy 293 (milepost 75) and proceed 20 miles
  • Exit at Hwy 293 north to Antelope and proceed 13.5 miles
  • Take a right on Hwy 218 east to Fossil and proceed 36 miles
  • When you arrive in Fossil turn left (northwest) at the Stop Sign onto Hwy 19
  • On Hwy 19 drive 3/4 mile and you will see the WRR entrance sign
  • Turn left (west) on Butte Creek Road and proceed 2 1/2 miles to Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Flying Directions

Pauling Field Airport is located in Condon and within 25 minutes of Wilson Ranches Retreat.  Transportation from Pauling Field Airport is available upon request.  Multiple daily flights are available from Portland International Airport (PDX), which is approximately 170 miles and the Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), approximately 111 miles from Fossil.

For further directions, please call Phil and Nancy, they will get you to Wilson Ranches Retreat on the most direct or scenic route, depending on your interests and needs.

 

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