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Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast

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16555 Butte Creek Road, PO Box 274, Fossil, OR 97830
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Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Albany, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived early evening after a long trip northwards. The welcome on the door invited us in and asked us to phone the homestead. Nancy was wonderful and gave us all the instructions we needed. We brough a meal with us and used the utility room to organise ourselves. We walked the road a few miles and enjoyed the scenery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to spend 2 days in John Day Fossil Beds and found this one and only lodging rated excellent by TripAdvisors. They were booked solid and we changed our itinerary around to get the one-night vacancy. The wonderful B&B is some distance away from the working ranch, in a beautiful valley surrounded by majestic mountains. Nancy and Phil Wilson... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night here, but clearly should have planned for a longer stay! There are a number of rooms, ours was quite small, but a very comfortable bed, and bedding was very nice Shared bathrooms (2) which I was quite daughter by to begin with, but actually worked out fine. The breakfast was really good, scrambled eggs, bacon and... More

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Houston, Texas
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33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our brief visit we experienced a comfortable and relaxing visit, and met people from around the world. Dramatic scenery provided this amateur photographer with some great shots. We saw dozens of deer in the fields and one rattlesnake on the road. WWR is a real ranch operation and the Wilson family is a great example for all of us.... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of ten friends who descended on this lovely farmhouse on a chilly Feb eve in 2009, and we loved every minute of our experience there! Once darkness descended, one couldn't see a thing in the boondocks and just walking to the car to get something was an adventure. We tucked in to watch movies with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I very much enjoyed our 2 day stay at Wilson Ranch. Nancy and Phil are great hosts and I they would do anything to enhance your stay. The Homesteader Room with its 3 beds, fireplace, couch and love seat would accommodate a large group. I felt at-home and relaxed here unlike some B&B's. There are many interesting things to do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed at the Wilson's just for one night, but that was the best of stay throughout all our trip around Oregon and Washington. Staying at the Wilson Ranches Retreat felt like we were visiting family. Everything was better than expected and the breakfast which was made by the Wilson's themselves you should enjoy, oh, what I am talking about,... More

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Helena, MT
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nanci and Phil run a working ranch while having welcomed over 35,000 guests. They utilize a much modified Sears and Robuck house for the dudes. Of course most of the dudes we met had been there many times before and had become real friends of the Wilson's some had roots in the area and were hardly dudes at all One... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Was looking to see Oregon Ranch life from the inside and got more than I expected. Beautiful location and a friendly and wonderful family to show you what Ranch life is all about. Our stay at the Wilson's Ranch was the highlight of our Oregon holiday and we thank them for the down home hospitality. Forget the "dude" Ranch and... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Wilson Ranches Retreat. Nancy & Phil could not have been more welcoming or informative. The breakfasts were completely amazing, including the absolute best biscuts in the universe. Even though there is not much going on in Fossil itself, the beauty of the surrounding area more than makes up for it. I experienced ocular-overload: it... More

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Address: 16555 Butte Creek Road, PO Box 274, Fossil, OR 97830
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Location: United States > Oregon > Fossil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast Fossil, Oregon

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Wilson Ranches is a 9,000 acre cattle and hay ranch three miles West of Fossil, Oregon. The Retreat has six ranch style guest rooms, two common baths, two private baths, and a spacious living and dining room. Enjoy horseback riding in a geologically and historically rich area of Wheeler County. Wheeler County is home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and has the richest find of prehistoric fossils in the world. ... more   less 
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