I planned a trip for my 65 birthday vacation retreat, my plan was to drive south to Nevada, visit a friend then back up through Oregon, stay at the Oregon Caves national monument, then to the Wilson ranch for a ride and a nights rest, then after their special breakfast, (which I was looking forward to), head for Mt Saint Helens.
I called and talked to the owner and was assured of a place to stay. For some unknown reason when I traveled into Oregon my phone refused to connect, but since I had talked directly to the owner of Wilson Ranch I was not concerned about my reservation.
Upon returning to Oregon and expecting to have a room, by the way, where no other option for rooms existed, my phone became operational and I called the ranch. Well guess what. Some how, the owner, blaming others, left me a message that the room was sold out from under me, No wait, not the first room, but the second room also. Well fool me once, shame on you, the second time, well she blamed her help, that’s where the fool me twice should have been shame on me, but in this case this woman lied to me. Shame on her.
There is no place to stay on short notice in this area, I was totally screwed. I would have accepted a place in a barn. I drove to The Dalles Oregon for a room, arrived there at 9:00 PM hungry tired. After my phone picked up signal I had my daughter find a place for me to stay. It was a tough night on my birthday.
The first time missing a room by a internet coincident, I can understand. The second time I believe the owner lied to me and sold the room out from under me.
Thank you Nancy for (--) up my birthday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast Fossil, Oregon