My husband and I stayed at the Arrowhead cottage at the Lonesome Duck Ranch while visiting Crater Lake National Park. It is a peaceful and secluded property along the Williamson River. The cottage is very well maintained and has a nice layout and all the amenities. There is a large porch on the riverside with bird feeders that were constantly full of little visitors. The managers are on site and very helpful and knowledgeable. There aren't many stores or restaurants nearby, so bring what you need!
We visited in mid-September and enjoyed every minute of a 3-day stay. We're fly fishermen and hikers so that was our focus. We just wish we had more time to learn from the manager, Marshal A. Moser, Jr., a Certified Wildlife Biologist. He's warm and helpful with a wealth of information about every natural thing your eyes see.
We stayed in the Arrowhead Cottage which was spacious, comfortable and gave spectacular views of the Williamson River. Steve Hilbert, the owner, stopped by to make sure everything was satisfactory.
Jeff Fox, our fishing guide, was excellent, funny, helpful and super-hard working. We landed some impressive trout and happily returned them to their rivers to get even bigger and increase the trout population.
Thank you, Steve and Debbie, Marshal and Suzie Moser, and Jeff.
We stayed seven nights in the Arrowhead Cabin and could not have been more delighted with the accommodation and location on the Williamson River.
Jeff the fishing guide spent three days sharing his skills to catch the wieldy trout on the
Williamson and Wood River.
The location is also great for exploring and hiking around Crater Lake.
Visited there and had a great time with our small family. Plenty to do for everyone. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. Not a single complaint nor suggestion for improvement. Starting with the welcoming committee of horses, llamas and Clara the Wonder Dog; to the fantastic fishing and canoeing; and, the hammock under the trees overlooking a beautiful lazy river -- it was a great Summer retreat.
This is an extraordinary place to stay with very well appointed cabins on a beautiful spot on the river, abundant bird and other wildlife in the grounds and excellent managers. Marshall, a keen ornithologist also had some fantastic local tips (Wood River the best). Nice trails on the property and of course not too far from Arguably Oregon's finest spit, Crater Lake.
It isn't easy to find as the turn off the highway is almost on the bridge and the angles aren't great so go slow when you get close!
We stayed two nights in the Arrowhead cabin and enjoyed it very much. The hosts were welcoming and gracious and the cottage was homey and very clean. We saw an osprey catch his dinner in the river that flows in front of the cabin! It was also a quick trip to Crater Lake from there. The only bad thing was that the bed was a little soft. It didn't really bother us - we will be back with fishing poles!
Sometimes when you are travelling you miss the comforts of home. A stay at the Lonesome Duck Ranch will help overcome any travel weariness.
We spent two nights there in the middle of a 3 week trip from LA to Seattle, via several national parks. We wish we had spent at least one more night in hindsight.
The entrance seems a little remote, but therein lies part of the charm. This is no motel. It is a cabin on an actual ranch, nestled between the highway and the mountains.
If you love nature then this will appeal. There is abundant bird life, and on an evening stroll along the river we saw otters, beaver and two bald eagles.
Our hosts, Marshall and Suzanne, were very generous with their knowledge and made us and our children feel most welcome and comfortable.
Although there are full kitchen facilities, the nearest store is some distance away so you need to come prepared as it will be a 30 minute drive each way to the grocery store. There are no meals for purchase on site.
We found the bed a little firm for our liking, but the cabin was very clean and well appointed. Onsite wifi was quite slow, but I had 4G (one to two bars) on TMobile. There was AT&T service too.
If you are looking for a 'home' experience rather than a night or two at a motel, then the Lonesome Duck is well worth it. We'd be happy to return again.