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Crater Lake and Log Home on the Williamson River------Lonesome Duck Ranch

Chiloquin, OR, USA
  • Guest House1450 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

This hand-hewn log house offers a unique vacation experience, add a cozy fire in the wood burning stove, a little snowfall and you have the perfect all season retreat. The house is the ideal setting for total relaxation. Get ready to unwind.

At Lonesome Duck we have 200 acres and 2.5 miles of private riverfront where river, pond, meadow and mountain are yours to share with duck, geese, deer, mink, beaver, hawk and eagle. Crater Lake National Park is 30 minutes away. Lava Beds National Monument and seven wildlife refuges are all nearby. The Klamath Basin was voted #1 best birding in the West by Sunset Magazine. And our manager is a Certified Wildlife Biologist who can lead birding and nature tours throughout the entire year.

A hand-hewn log house offers a unique vacation experience....add a cozy fire in the wood burning stove, a little snowfall...and you have the perfect winter retreat. The house is the ideal setting for total relaxation....get ready to unwind.

We have endless activities for all seasons. Fly fish on the famous Williamson River for trophy trout, hike, bike, canoe, kayak, visit Crater Lake National Park and the seven wildlife refuges in the area

Winter brings the opportunity to snowshoe (complimentary snowshoes for guests) and cross country ski at Crater Lake and surrounding areas. Snowmobile on hundreds of miles of local trails. Drive the Volcanic Scenic Byway... it's a great way to spend a day touring this magnificent part of the country. Birding is a year round activity.

Seasonal Highlights:

Fall: August & September are peak months for viewing Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, and Grebes. An estimated 2 million ducks & geese migrate through the Basin each Oct & Nov.

Winter: From Nov through Feb. over 500 Bald Eagles-the largest concentration in the lower 48 states- winter in the Klamath Basin.

Spring: March to May brings shorebirds and waterfowl migrating north to Alaska & Canada. Thousands return to nest in the Klamath marshes.

Summer: Brood-rearing by 200,000 ducks, geese, herons, egrets, and grebes can be seen from May to Aug.


Steve & Debbie Hilbert

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Steve & Debbie Hilbert

Debbie & Steve Hilbert, attended U of Oregon---Steve played football for the Ducks and Debbie was a cheerleader. They married after college, and moved to Lake Tahoe where they started, built, and ran a successful interior design business in Incline Village, Nevada for over 30 years. Lonesome Duck has been a 20 year project that started in 1995 and turned a truly dilapidated ranch into a highly acclaimed guest lodging facility. Visitors from around the world sing high praise for the houses, the setting and the scenery......but best of all they become friends.

Steve & Debbie Hilbert purchased this Guest House in 1995

Why Steve & Debbie Hilbert chose Klamath County

Lonesome Duck Ranch has a 20 year track record of providing our guests with the unique travel experience they have been looking for, the family memory that will be discussed on holidays for years to come. Our friends are always anxious to return and we are blessed with the honor of their return.

What makes this Guest House unique

Crater Lake---Horses--Llamas--Log House--Riverfront--Mountain View--Privacy--Fly Fishing


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single, Separate access to full bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Convertible Bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Large bath serving master and loft with separate doors.

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Mountain View
              The ranch is bordered on the east by National Forest. Keep a close eye on the hillside and you may see deer, coyote and eagles. The sunsets can be spectacular as it flows down the mountainside.
            • River
            • Water View
              Enjoy a glass of wine and watch the river twinkle as it flows past your deck or relax and read while gently swaying in the hammock
            • Waterfront
              The hand hewn log guest house is on the banks of the famous Williamson River which produces some of the largest wild trout in the country.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Kitchen
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Grill
                            • Catering Available
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Stereo


                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • caves
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • volcano

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Catering Available. We also have, Clara (cutest & most rambunctious black lab in world) available for dog lovers fix, Woodrow Call & Sundance (paint & Arabian horses) also available for petting, Rosco Brown-July Johnson-and Jasper (llamas) available for walks around the ranch. There is also a 1/2 acre pond that the kids will love to swim in or try their luck with the fat bass.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Amazing!!! Fabulous!!!

                                                          Kathy M.

                                                          We had 7 adults (2 couples, 3 individuals) and we were so comfy and cozy in this wonderful home. The owners were fabulous -- friendly and helpful. We 100% recommend you stay here.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Kathy, thanks a bunch for the review.....so pleased that you stayed with us and had such a great time. Steve & Debbie/Marshal & Suzie

                                                          Great river cabin getaway

                                                          Nicole O.Long Beach, CA

                                                          This cabin is beautiful, clean and in a beautiful setting. The owners and the manager were so nice and very responsive to any questions. They allowed us to walk and explore the whole property which was awesome for our family. Our daughters loved petting the horses that came right up to the fence to greet us. The porch was great to hangout on and we had fun playing horseshoes. We didn’t realize that the cabin was connected by the carport to the managers cabin but we still had plenty of privacy. There are no windows facing their cabin so you would never know they are there. I would highly recommend this property!

                                                          It was excellent decision to stay here.

                                                          Pratiksha B.

                                                          This was very first wonderful stay and trip i enjoyed so far staying in this property. This property is very good decision to stay if somebody planning to visit to Crater lake. The house has everything to stay/cook/read/explore nature around/ river 50 steps to house.

                                                          Thanks to property care taker , they are very nice people to make you conformable about the house and surroundings.

                                                          Super log cabin with all the comforts of home

                                                          Nancy A.Reno, NV

                                                          We really enjoyed our stay in the Lonesome Duck cabin. The owners and managers lived nearby and were very friendly and responsive. The cabin lies along a great trout fishing river and includes, canoes, kayaks, etc. We had great fun kayaking up the river and seeing bald eagles and turtles. The ranch is very well maintained and had several trails throughout. There is a little bit of noise from the nearby highway and train tracks but it was hardly noticeable. We loved the hammock and the horseshoes too.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Nancy---look forward to your next trip North. Best Regards, Steve H

                                                          Walk a Llama

                                                          Tom H.

                                                          Nice property, very clean. Do buy your groceries in Klamath Falls as the nearby groceries stores do not have much. Nice river with kayaks available. About an 1 hr drive to Crater Lake.

                                                          Wonderful Woodsy Retreat

                                                          Sandra & Michael M.Lake Oswego, Oregon

                                                          We brought our family from Denmark down to Southern Oregon mostly to visit Crater Lake. We had never stayed in that area so we used HomeAway to find a location that would sleep six of us. Lonesome Duck Ranch was the perfect location for a restful stay along the river. Some of us rested and enjoyed the hammock while others of us took long walks along the railroad and enjoyed fishing in the river. It was the perfect place to show our Danish family some rustic Americana. Steve and Debbie were very accomodating and made us feel right at home.


                                                          Chiloquin, OR, USA

                                                          Other Activities: National Park, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Golf: Get in a round of golf on the Arnold Palmer course at the Running Y (voted one of the best 100 public courses).

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          $25 - $50
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          call for special group rates * Rate based on double occupancy ...additional charges for more than two guests. Check for special deals.

                                                          8 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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