17,000 acres of natural grandeur, five miles of river access, a spectacular private setting for uncrowded outdoor fun.

From the heart of Oregon's majestic High Dessert, Bitter Brush beckons: To fish, hunt, or ride horseback; to follow the trail of Oregon history; to savor the moonrise or sunrise crowning the rimrock horizon...while below you the fabled Deschutes River winds through unspoiled vistas of juniper trees, wild flowers and native grasses. Bitter Brush: a privately owned guest ranch catering to company groups and private parties: a three-season menu of outdoor adventure and education in a stunningly scenic spot.

Whatever your preference, we'll provide for it all

All you bring are casual clothes and a readiness to have a great time. Our soon-to-be-completed accommodations will house you in rustic luxury, and your friendly hosts will outfit you for whatever you care to do. If it's fishing, our guides will show you world-class angling for trout, steelhead and salmon from shore or drift-boat, or invite you to try your luck on a private pond teeming with trout and bass. For deer, elk, or antelope, waterfowl or upland bird hunters, the opportunities are equally rich. (If you like, you can even help wrangle cattle at our working ranch.) Whatever your outdoor pleasure, you'll enjoy delicious ranch-style dining every night and day of your stay.

Easy access to still other amenities

If you care to try the area's other recreational diversions, we'll arrange a whitewater rafting adventure; or a side trip to the John Day River or surrounding high mountain lakes; or to the nearby Kah-nee-ta Resort in Warm Springs; or if you'd like a taste of city life, we'll schedule an excursion into Portland (less than 3 hours away).

A relationship with nature that lasts for life.

Our policies promote "no trace" recreation, through which we strive to preserve the High Desert's natural resources by showing respect for its native environment. Our goal is to make your trip one of life's most leasurable and memorable experiences.