About US

Welcome to Owyhee River Ranch (pronounced oh-WYE-hee) which is 5 miles into the north end of the Owyhee Canyon. The 40-acre Ranch is 2 miles past Snively Hot Springs, about 9 miles before the Owyhee Dam. Here, you will enjoy a unique, remote country experience right on the Owyhee River, recognized for its world-class brown trout fishing. If fishing isn’t for you, the Owyhee Canyonlands offer much more...amazing hiking, fascinating geology, off-road adventure, and a serene writer’s paradise.


Stay in Eastern Oregon’s high desert, where cattle roam free, night skies are star-filled, and peace and quiet are the norm. Owyhee River Ranch is the ultimate escape that puts you at arm’s length from miles of trout-filled riverfront in a breathtaking canyon.

The Ranch is perfect for singles, pairs, or small groups. Guests have several room options and access to a kitchen and dining area, BBQ, and continental breakfast and snack options are included.


Take time away from your hectic life and enjoy the peaceful Owyhee Canyon.

Introducing your Hosts

Lori and Chris, who live on-site, welcome you to experience their home--away from city traffic, noise, and troubles. There's nothing else like it! Lori and Chris relocated here to escape the rat race of the city and set up residence in quaint Nyssa, Oregon. The two love the sun and dry conditions of the high desert, not to mention the amazing landscape and great outdoor weather through most of the year.

A message from Lori and Chris...

We are fairly easy going and low-touch, allowing you to experience the Canyonlands in peace. We are generally on-site tending to our duties, but are available if you need anything. Just holler. We will make every effort to ensure a quality experience.

Be aware that we have a dog on premises. Her name is Lily and she is a sweetheart.

Note: The Ranch is surrounded by thousands of acres of farms and BLM land. There are bugs, wildlife (snakes, raccoons, coyotes, and more), and free-range cattle so please be aware and come knowingly.