Fossil, Oregon
Fossil, Oregon

Our rustic 9,000 acre ranch and B&B lodging is the perfect location for weekend getaways in 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.

Herding cows near a barn
Ranch Activities

Saddle up for a ride into the high desert hills, join in a cattle drive, hike, walk, or just plain mosey along while soaking breathtaking views and big-sky horizons in all directions. Wander the expansive valley, dotted with century-old locust and fruit trees, watch songbirds migrate through the area, and enjoy the tranquil sight of cattle, deer, and quail that make Wilson Ranches their home.

Painted Hills
Natural Wonders

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located to explore the natural beauty that marks this region, from multicolored hills to prehistoric fossil beds. This spectacular landscape is diverse with miles of golden wheat, deep canyons, jagged cliffs, lush forests, and one of our nation’s longest free-flowing river systems.

Fossilized leaf
Museums & Cultural Activities

Celebrate the heritage of the John Day River Territory with exhibits telling the story of ancient fossil beds, Native American artifacts dating thousands of years, early pioneers, the Oregon Trail, agriculture, ranching, rodeo, sheepherders, and much more.

Group Horseback Riding