Your Own Private Cabin

Boulder Creek Ranch offers a single modern cabin for lodging. We want guests to settle in, feel as if they have the ranch to themselves, and enjoy a comfortable respite from the day’s hectic pace. Put your feet up on the rail, drink in the scenery, and say, “That’s better….”


You will find a good supply to make your own ranch breakfast to get the day started. The cabin is stocked for each visit with makings for pancakes, cereal, eggs, coffee and more. When the chickens are active, you’re free to go get the freshest eggs you’ve ever had.


Kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, full complement of cookware (pots, pans, etc.) and dishes, plus a propane barbecue grill on the porch. Cleaning supplies stocked as well.


Bedroom with queen bed, living room with queen-size futon. Linens and blankets are provided. Comfortably sleeps four — more with sleeping bags.


Woodstove and heaters to keep the chill off. Full bathroom with shower. All towels provided. We even provide towels for your dogs.

Ranch layout:

The cabin is about 100 yards from the main house and across the ranch road from the main barn. A covered front porch is a relaxing place to read, chat, or watch for deer. Your view out the living room is of Dixie Butte, the 7,000-foot peak to the south of the ranch.


The cabin has no television or telephone but does have a wifi connection for those who need to stay in touch. Phone service is available at the main ranch house for necessary calls and messages.

Authentic Covered Wagon

Oregon’s One and Only:

Boulder Creek Ranch is the only place in Oregon where you can rent a sheep wagon for the night. This is a unique chance to get a good night’s sleep in a covered wagon and a taste of Oregon history.

Rustic Comfort:

Our covered wagon – a sheep wagon – is a cabin on wheels, an 1800s-style RV, if you will. The sheep wagon includes a full-size bed with a view of the woods and the stars from your pillow. The wagon provides bench seating, a shepherd’s table, and storage, all finely crafted in wood. The canvas roof lets in the peaceful burble of Big Boulder Creek and the songs of an array of wild birds.

A Night with History:

The wagon is built on a historic frame, reconstructed from authentic plans provided by the Oregon Historical Society. Such wagons were common in Eastern Oregon and across the West, used by Basque sheepherders who single-handedly managed herds of 1,500 sheep or so. They used their horse to move the wagon from pasture to pasture.

Kids or Couples:

The covered wagon is ideal for couples, but it’s also a great place for your kids to spend the night. They get an unforgettable brush with history while mom and dad get a little quiet time to themselves in the cabin.

Combination Rental:

Since the covered wagon has no power or water, it is rented in conjunction with the cabin. That’s where you’ll find the modern features of a full bath, kitchen, and a separate bedroom.

72585 Middle Fork Ln
Bates, Oregon 97817
T: (541) 421-3031