I stayed in the cabin with 3 bedrooms as part of a group of 5 people. We had plenty of space to gather and to spread out. It's right on the Williamson River. I enjoyed watching the birds a the feeder, as well as the ducks, geese, and raptors that inhabit the area. If you are looking to stay near Crater Lake but would like a quiet "non touristy" kind of place, check it out. The hosts work hard, and are very welcoming!
My husband and I stayed at the Lonesome Duck Ranch for my 30th birthday in late February. We wanted to go snowshoeing at Crater Lake National Park and with few options open and available in winter I was so happy to come across the ranch. We stayed in the Arrowhead Cottage and with it being the off season we felt like we had the whole ranch to ourselves. Both the owners and managers of the property were extremely helpful and super welcoming. We loved that snowshoes were included in the rental which helped us save money on renting them later. The cottage was so cozy with the wood burning fireplace and tranquil views of the river. We loved having a full kitchen and gas grill on the covered porch. Although it's winter the property is still rich with wildlife we saw geese, ducks, jays, and even a nesting bald eagle! The ranch also has a resident friendly dog, horses, and llamas that we got to take on a walk! Overall we absolutely loved the ranch and I can't wait to go back in the summer to go fishing and kayaking! Thanks for the incredible birthday weekend!
We stayed at the Lonesome Duck Ranch after a last minute decision. Steve, the owner, handled the booking which was hassle free. His wife Debbie made us feel very welcome when we saw her later that evening.
Suzie and Marshall manage the property and they were very friendly and also welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. They gave us information on the local birds and wildlife and the best places to go see them.
The house itself was very comfortable and we cooked our own meals for the time we were there. There is no laundry facility in the house, but apart from that everything you could need. Wifi is available but only strong signal in the main bedroom. We weren't there to use the internet though :)
We saw many, many birds, we watched beavers and otters at play in the river. The ground squirrels were chasing each other around in the grass which was fun to watch.
Overall we had a wonderful experience at this beautiful location and would recommend it to others.
If you like a break from travelling and just want to relax. This is the place to come. Tom & Beth are the perfect hosts. Spacious comfy room - great nights sleep and delicious breakfast. Ideal for a stop before visiting Crater Lake. Great for fishing, walking or kayaking.
We stayed for two nights in August as part of our honeymoon in the beautiful Hexagenia Ranch. Prior to arriving we had been driving from place to place from San Francisco up the coast but as soon as we arrived at the ranch we knew the pace of our holiday was about to change; everything slowed down and we really started to relax. The ranch is set in the most idyllic spot on the river and was just perfect for sitting and reading, enjoying a drink or - like we did - spending a whole day watching the birds feeding and taking photos. The outdoor fireplace on the veranda is a really nice feature and was a very romantic spot to sit one evening under blankets enjoying a glass of wine and a book. Had we wanted to be more active the option was there for a spot of kayaking on the river which would have been great fun; we were just enjoying relaxing too much! The rooms are beautifully presented and the bed was super comfortable. Beth & Tom are great hosts and really do go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and valued guests. Beth's breakfasts in the morning are delicious too and really set us up for the day. When can we come back please??!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hexegenia Ranch - the separate B&B part of Lonesome Duck. I was getting ready to write this review but then thought to read the two most recent and they pretty much cover everything I was going to share! Marcie and her husband and my husband and I were actually there at the same time, obviously agreeing on the experience. ;-) The only thing I can think to add is that we kayaked up the river and hiked on the "canal road" as part of our day of leisure at the ranch. Both were fun. You aren't exactly in the middle of nowhere at the ranch which is both good (easy to get to and there are several restaurants nearby) and not so good (you never feel completely away from it all). BUT, it was a wonderful two days. You will find it hard to beat sitting on the beautiful and comfortable back patio watching the birds and the river, glass of wine in hand. Maybe a cow mooing in the background, a fish jumping in the river, or the lonesome call of the train (which is NOT annoying at all). SOOOOO relaxing. I highly recommend this B&B. My hat's off to Tom and Beth!
Our two nights at Lonesome Duck were perfection. This B&B is beautiful in setting, design
, and hospitality. Set on a popular trout fishing river, the inn is modern, comfortable, and very well designed and maintained. Beth prepared breakfasts that were delicious and Tom went out of his way to provide information on fishing, kayaking, and areas of interest. The inn is accessible by good highways and not more than 30 minutes from Crater Lake Natl. Park. We loved its rural setting.