Fossil, Oregon
Fossil, Oregon

Wilson Ranches is a 9,000-acre working cattle and hay ranch located in the Butte Creek Valley, west of Fossil, Oregon. Make us your base for exploring historic pioneer towns, 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.


Driving Directions

We are always flexible on moving your reservation due to inclement winter weather. Please call us 541.763.2227 with any travel questions or concerns. For road closures and information refer to the map by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

  • 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. Continue 2 1/2 miles down Butte Creek Road. The Bed & Breakfast is the second house on the right. There is a sign in the front yard and the house is red/brown.
  • 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. Continue 2 1/2 miles down Butte Creek Road. The Bed & Breakfast is the second house on the right. There is a sign in the front yard and the house is red/brown.
  • 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. Continue 2 1/2 miles down Butte Creek Road. The Bed & Breakfast is the second house on the right. There is a sign in the front yard and the house is red/brown.

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.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
15809 Butte Creek Road
Fossil, OR 97830

Mailing Address:
PO Box 274
Fossil, OR 97830

Phone:
541-763-2227

Scenic horseback ride

HORSEBACK RIDING

Immerse yourself in an authentic working cattle ranch experience on a scenic horseback ride, cattle drive, pasture move, riding for strays or checking fence lines as the Wilson family has for seven generations. Enjoy a couple of hours in the saddle for spectacular views of the Columbia River Plateau, John Day Basin, and the Cascade Mountain Range.

Group Horseback Riding