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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Steve & Debbie Hilbert
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 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 Chiloquin

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Chiloquin in Klamath County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • river
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bath serving master and loft with separate doors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Separate access to full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • 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.


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Crater Lake and Log Home on the Williamson River------Lonesome Duck Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing!!! Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Reno, NV

Super log cabin with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy---look forward to your next trip North. Best Regards, Steve H
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Walk a Llama

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, Oregon

Wonderful Woodsy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, lovely, cozy, and warm

  • 5 of 5

I know this lovely cabin is a fisherman's paradise in summer, but don't discount its charms in the winter months! The bird watching is outstanding, the river flows by at your very doorstep, the wood-burning stove creates a warm and cozy retreat from all your cares, and Crater Lake (which should not be missed in all the majesty of its snowy surroundings) is a relatively short drive away; borrow a pair of the complementary snowshoes and head up there for a hike. The bedrooms are incredibly charming and homey, with comfortable beds. The hosts and owners will greet you warmly and happily provide you with whatever you need to make your stay perfect. I have visited Lonesome Duck for four years in a row now. It is one of my winter priorities, and I love every second. Looking forward to many years to come!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fremont, CA

A Log Cabin Paradise In The Woods By The Stream

  • 5 of 5

A splendid place, though at a serenity amidst the woods yet driving distance from all grocery & daily supply places. Staff is super awesome who highly respects their guests and are easily approachable at odd hours too. Debbie & Steve Hilbert the owners also reside on the same 400+ acres lot and have a some fantastic private zoo like housed pets. Log Cabin is very well kept and well resourced, the old school style wood stove that may appear small at first glance yet it keeps the entire cabin pretty warm during the winters too. Marshal & Suzie are kindhearted and are your best guides for your family outings at the wilderness, let it be bird watching or just the adventures shooting, hunting & fishing sports, Marshal & Suzie are your go to guides for sure. Ample of parking, we took our 25 seater stretched white limousine with a trailer there, no problem of parking, approach road to the property is an adventurous dirt route and it really assists in building up the suspense for a first time visitor, and when at vacation there you can go boating at the stream, play horse shoe and even enjoy your favorite BBQ cooking at some real good countryside fire pits across the well maintained lawns.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Klamoya Casino
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Running Y Ranch
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrac Klamath Falls
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 62 & Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
El Rodeo Mexican
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Willamette Pass, Mt. Ashland
Car: necessary

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).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Chiloquin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
High Season
26 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 2.0%

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* Rate based on double occupancy ...additional charges for more than two guests.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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