The SpaceOur two-story home is fully equipped so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
Main floor consists of master bedroom with a king bed, plus two additional bedrooms, each with two extra-long twin beds. There are also two full baths.
There are two more bedrooms upstairs, each with two standard single beds.
Large dinning room is perfect for family meals and gatherings.
Propane and regular (charcoal is provided) barbecues with tables /chairs on the back deck. Also, extra frig on back porch for those cold drinks.
Dogs and horses are welcome:
Dogs - please see "house rules".
Horses - corral is available. Our horse barn is currently under renovation - we hope to offer comfy stalls in 2017. Guest AccessHouse and grounds are available to our guests, however other ranch buildings are private.
WARNING: If you need the sounds of a freeway to lull you to sleep , or a coyote's howl makes you nervous, or you need cell/media service 24/7 - this place is not for you. Interaction with GuestsThe house was originally designed to accomodate
over-flow guests (friends & family) from our ranch near Fossil, so we are near by if you should need us. We are happy to help with your plans while here or answer any questions you may have.
Also, the Condon Chamber is open week-days until noon and has lots of info on events and activities in the area. K'Lynn, the Director, is a peach (-:
Fall / Winter : We offer limited Upland Game-bird and Buck Hunt Packages. Our hunts are usually booked a year in advance. Need additional info? Just ask. The NeighborhoodFor over a hundred years the BuckHorn Ranch has been a cornerstone of the Mayville Flats wheat, horse and cattle ranching community. It is now dedicated to preserving the habitat of the wildlife that call this high plateau their home - so your neighbors will be deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, upland game birds, hawks, eagles, badgers and maybe, a bunny or two.
There are restaurants, saloons (bars), gas stations and grocery in Condon, 16 miles (20 minutes away) and Fossil, 19 miles (about 30 minutes).
Nightlife could be a trip to RJ's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Fossil or sitting on the deck stargazing (which can be amazing!)
The new Cottonwood Canyon State Park on the John Day River is just 39 miles away (approx. a 50 minute drive) and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument & Painted Hills is a nice day trip...or you can dig your own fossils near the high school in Fossil. All the tools & info you will need are available at the Paleo Center, across from the Court House in Fossil.
There are also interesting historical museums in both Condon & Fossil. John Day River trips are available through local outfitters; reservations are necessary. We can provide contact information if you need it. Getting AroundYour private vehicle is essential. No public transportation is available. Other Things to NoteVerizon, US Cellular and a few other cell-phone carriers are supported at the ranch. However, due to location, many are not.
Once you leave the highway (US 19) most of the county roads to the ranch are gravel - take care when rounding corners.
Mule deer are everywhere and can bound onto the highway/ roadway at any time, especially at dusk and dawn - so be aware. They do not make good hood ornaments.