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Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast

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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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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45 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hambergen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Yes, we are from Germany and yes, we still love to experience the "real America", not the one full of blank looking tourists. We lived a few years in Texas and learned a lot about American people during everyday life. We still have American friends, who we visit on a regular basis. Every time we are in the U.S., we... More

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Eugene, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you want to get up close and personal with cows and horses and really understand what ranch life in Oregon is like, this is the place. When we were there, the cows were calving in the barn near the guest house. Incredibly welcoming owners Phil and Nancy not only do the cooking, they sit down and have breakfast with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a followup to my "Global Top 10" review of May 5, 2011, based on a bunch of return visits. Sometimes you go somewhere, love it the first couple times, then return and think, "Hmm, not so much." I'm writing to say the opposite -- this place is every bit as great as it was when we first found... More

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Wedderburn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I have been going here for years. Nancy and Phil are great, and breakfasts, both food and conversation, are a good start for the day. Each year there are interesting people from all over the States and sometimes the world. One visit I studied my Italian with a woman from England who was also studying Italian. The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I've been visiting the Ranch since it opened and I would advise everyone on the planet to do so at least once!! It will only take once to get you hooked on the power and beauty of this place. Its simply magic! The Wilsons are honest, warm, funny, and hard working folks who provide you with outstanding service and food,... More

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56 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

There aren't many locations in Oregon where guests may ride horseback and this is the best of them. The inn is very excellent, super clean (Karen the housekeeper does a great! job), breakfast is large and excellent, and it is peaceful spot to visit. Fossil is certainly off the beaten track but there are many diversions in the area. There... 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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