Fossil, Oregon
Fossil, Oregon
Wilson Ranches Retreat with foothills in background
Unique Ranch Lodging

Pioneer hospitality and an authentic ranch vacation await you at Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast providing exceptional lodging in central Oregon. Immerse yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love on a 9,000 acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil, Oregon.

Horses at Wilson Ranches Retreat
On-site Horseback Riding

Saddle up for adventure when you stay at our Eastern Oregon bed and breakfast ranch. Fuel up for your ride with an authentic ranch-made breakfast, then enjoy a couple of hours on horseback to take in the amazing views of the Cascade Mountain Range, Columbia River Plateau and John Day Basin from a unique perspective. Our friendly ranch hands and trail guides are here to welcome riders from age six and up!

Dining room with table set for breakfast
Ranch Style Breakfast

Breakfast with the Wilsons is about much more than just good food and nourishment. The Wilson Ranches family join 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.

Ranch & Ride Packages

Little Buckaroos
We will lead your little buckaroos on their first ride in the Butte Creek Valley.
Butte Creek Valley Ride
Experience the wonder of the Butte Creek valley and travel back in time on this horseback ride.
Cowboy Up!
Saddle up for a ride into the hills, while absorbing the beauty of our high desert range.
Open Range Picnic Ride
Set out on a romantic adventure through our breathtaking countryside.
Oregon High Desert Trail
Our ranch ride offers incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and seeing nature unfold.
Riding for the Brand
Join the Wilson family for a half-day in the saddle working an authentic cattle ranch.
True Grit Ranch Ride
Join us for a full-day ride through rough country made for tough character.
Group Horseback Riding

Happy Spring!

We look forward to welcoming you to Oregon’s high desert for calving season! Enjoy the epic beauty and western hospitality of Wilson Ranches Retreat, an authentic working cattle ranch near Fossil, Oregon. At Wilson Ranches, we live history every day. Wake up to a hearty ranch-style breakfast with an Oregon Trail family, then saddle up for a ride into the hills, join in a cattle drive or hike while soaking in the beauty of our high desert ranch, rich in diverse wildlife.

Make us your home base for exploring historic pioneer towns, digging for fossils in Fossil, fishing and rafting the John Day River, or roaming the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Painted Hills, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.

Happy Travels!
Your Wilson Ranches Retreat family

Saddle Up in Oregon’s high desert!

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