about us



Everyone asks us  "how did you come up with the name Lonesome Duck?"  
Steve's all time favorite book and movie is still, to this day,  Larry McMurtry's  Lonesome Dove.    Steve and Debbie  met at and graduated from the University of Oregon "Ducks".   There are ducks everywhere on the river and ranch.  There were no options---the stars were aligned.   The ranch animals are all named after  Lonesome Dove characters:  Woodrow (horse), Jasper, Roscoe Brown,  July Johnson (llamas),  Lorie D (dog).   Please come visit and meet the Lonesome Duck crew.

Steve and Debbie Hilbert

LDlogo1Lonesome Duck began in 1995 as a dream and some chicken scratches on a yellow pad. With a tremendous amount of work, persistence, and dedication, Lonesome Duck is now a premiere Southern Oregon vacation destination for trophy trout fly fishing, hiking, biking, and bird watching. Nature enthusiasts, photographers, and Crater Lake visitors love the comfort provided by the spacious and meticulously maintained guest houses.

Lonesome Duck has expanded over the years and now has 2.5 miles of private access to the Williamson River, one of the best wild trophy trout fisheries in America. The guest houses are on 200 acres so your privacy is secure as you enjoy the peaceful and tranquil setting of the ranch. We invite you to come relax and share our dream.