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Highland Hills Ranch, OR

Highland Hills Ranch was the recipient of the prestigious 2012-2013 Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year. We are one of only two Orvis-Endorsed wingshooting lodges in North America that has received this award twice, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing our guests with exceptional wingshooting, service and hospitality. Four species of upland birds. 5-star lodging. 1 spectacular ranch. Add it all up and you have the Highland Hills Ranch "Grand Slam of Wingshooting."
Average Customer Rating:
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126 of 127(99%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Review 1 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another great hunt,
October 11, 2012
By: RickM
from Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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5 / 5
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:Fabulous dogs.
"This year marked my 10 visit to HHR. It has become my favorite hunt of the year and has been excellent in every dimension. Great facilities and fields, guides, dogs, cuisine and accommodations enhance the experience. Orvis and Beretta both think so as well."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top shelf lodge!,
March 15, 2012
By: Dmp2012
from Sacramento, CA
"Just returned from a 2 day hunt at this stunning lodge. The setting in the hills of northern Oregon near the Columbia gorge is drop dead gorgeous. The land was planted with Milo, wheat, and cherry orchards which are aesthetically pleasing and are a perfect habitate for the birds. Pheasant, chukker, quail and partridge were more plentiful then I have ever seen. Lots of good hunting. Our guide, Tyla, was remarkable in her handling of the dogs which were perfectly trained. Each meal each day was 5 star as was the service and hospitality of the mcnabs. We had the most relaxed and congenial dinner conversations. Truly a great American experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Off The Charts,
February 17, 2015
By: Lancek
from Portland, OR, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Amazing dogs
"Highland Hills Ranch is the ultimate experience across the board: hunting, hospitality, scenery, guides/dogs, accommodations, food and drink."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Whole Package,
February 17, 2015
By: Shatner
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Just returned from my 1st of many visits to HHR. I have hunted and fished many lodges in the US and around the world, no doubt, HHR is at the top of the list for delivering on the whole package; Food, service, hospitality, accomadations, guides, dogs, birds and overall experience. No detail is too small that the owners and staff do not anticipate and take care of; gun cleaning, warm face towels waiting when you arrive from hunting, beer on ice, cookies on the counter at all times, fine Oregon wine, creative menus using game birds, etc etc. Mindi and Dennis are committed to HHR and their guests like no other owners. Fully engaged in meals, conversations and the details. Birds flew well, dogs pointed and flushed well and guides were very gracious and focused. Great Job!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oregon Gold,
February 17, 2015
By: ccameron1
from Knoxville, TN
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"World-class bird hunting is only part of the equation at Highland Hills. World-class quail, pheasant, chukar, and hun are only equaled by the hospitatlity and expertise of the hosts, lodge staff, and guides. Many lodges have exceptional hunting, but few lodges weave an unequaled client experience with unequaled hunting.
We look forward to next year,
Chris Cameron
Knoxville, TN
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
February 17, 2015
By: Mike1982
from Portland, OR
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Everyone must try Highland Hills at least once in their life. Wonderful staff, fantastic food, enjoyable guests from around the country and world; great guides, well trained dogs, quality hunting grounds and crops to attract wild birds. Love the fire pit, beautiful lodge."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great trip,
January 21, 2015
By: SmilingMallards
from Birmingham, AL
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Group of 14 of us were at Highland Hills Ranch in December. Hunting, guides, food, staff, accommodations all exceeded my expectations. Mindi & Dennis made us feel part of the family. Great sights to see in the area - Oregon, the Columbia River, Multnomah Falls etc."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Exemplary,
December 29, 2014
By: rlduck
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"We have been the guests of Highland Hills Ranch several times, and the fact that we continue to book hunts there should speak for itself. From the lodge with its panoramic setting and the fantastic food to the professioanlism of the the guides, the hunting terrain and the wild-flying birds, as a hunting lodge Highland Hills Ranch far exceeds expectations. When you add to that the hospitality of the staff and their attention to detail, you know you have had a one of kind experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Experience,
December 12, 2014
By: FGDR
from Texas
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"A group of us just finished our first time at Highland Hills Ranch. The ranch is exceptional. The staff are excellent and provide wonderful customer service. oriented, and the food was fantastic. I cannot wait to come back again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A True Five Star,
December 11, 2014
By: MWSmith
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Traveled, hunted and fished all over world. I grade on four factors: hunting/fishing results, food, facilities & overall service.
HHR hit a home run on all four. Never seen a better run operation.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall Great Experience,
December 9, 2014
By: larryalexander3
from McKinney, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Excellent Guide
"Everything about HHR is truly amazing. The Lodge is welcoming and comfortable. The food is hard to describe - but lets just say it is amazing. The guides and dogs are at the top of their game and makes the hunt a pure pleasure. And there is a lot of birds!! Staff is superb - you can not go wrong with a visit to HHR."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
worth every penny and then some,
December 9, 2014
By: takedown
from Rescue, CA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Our guide was young but had great knowkedge and great respect for his dogs
"I had not been bird hunting in many years and what a great surprise to find this GEM. The experience was first class in all areas. Birds galore, wonderful hosts , Five star meals, great guides and dogs and a gorgeous lodge. Make sure you put this on your hunting bucket list."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Repeat Performance,
December 9, 2014
By: streets
from Alabama, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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"A group of us just finished our second trip to Highland Hills Ranch. This second trip was scheduled before we even left from our first trip and now we have already set the dates for our third consecutive year! Yes, this place is that good. The owners are there everyday and involved to insure all goes well, the staff is friendly and customer oriented, and the food is truly superb. A Highland Hills slam was accomplished by several in the group which is made up of a pheasant, quail, hungarian partridge, and chukar. Beautiful setting and guides that put you on the many birds makes for a memorable experience every year. This is the best operation available for those looking for a first class hunt."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous Hunting Experience,
December 8, 2014
By: Zcech
from Birmingham, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Our group all had a fabulous experience at Highland Hills! The hunting, accommodations and meals were all first class. Highly recommended!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't wait to go back,
December 6, 2014
By: chrisco
from Denver, CO
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Tim is the best guide I have had on any trip and I look forward to hunting with him again.
"I’ve had the pleasure of hunting at HHR 3 times and every time my expectations are exceed (just booked two more trips back). There’s nothing better than having great hosts, out of this world food, and fantastic hunting with the best guides and dogs in the industry. Dennis and Mindi's team go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful lodge experience while their guides make sure your hunts are ones to brag about at the lodge and when you get home. I have been guided by Tim and Melissa, both of which I would ask for in the future. Other friends on my trips have been with Jason and other guides, and I have never heard a negative thing about a guide or their dogs. Keith cooks such great food that I have requested recipes for most of his items. Outside of the hunting and the food, the quite time in the morning enjoying the amazing views with a cup of coffee and the time around the fire pit after dinner are some of my favorites. It’s truly a break from work and both have allowed me to dream about bringing my son here once he’s old enough. I look forward to my future trips and if you go you will not be disappointed."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely the Best,
December 5, 2014
By: Gorillahunter
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Don and his dogs were great. I would love to hunt with them anytime. They have an open invite to hunt in Kansas.
"I have been to many hunting lodges and Highland Hills Ranch was absolutely the best. Everything about it was first class, no world class and I would highly recommend a visit. I intend to go back any time I can. Thanks Highland Hills Ranch for an unbelievable time."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
December 5, 2014
By: Quickdraw1
"A great experience 5 star all the way food hunt lodge everything. Going back next year it was so great."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Winning Combination,
December 5, 2014
By: Winglet
from Boulder, CO, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Affable and knowledgable owners, combined with impeccable facilities, game variety, staff, guides and dogs,
make for the best bird shooting getaway in the lower 48 !
Lots of choices in Orvis upland field attire to choose from as well in their shop...all around a First Class experience fir couples or Solo.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nothing Finer,
December 4, 2014
By: wingnutMB
from Birmingham, AL, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"We recently returned from our second annual 3 day hunt at HHR. We certain the quality of our inaugural visit could not be exceeded, but the bar was again raised. Every aspect of the HHR experience, the lodge, the food, the grounds, the guides, the dogs and of course the birds is five star. Proprietors Dennis and Mindi are wonderful hosts and we have truly enjoyed forging new friendships with our guests. We will look no further for a destination for our annual trek west for wingshooting."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Place to Behold,
December 4, 2014
By: RSchaffer
from Texas
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"What an enjoyable experience!
Most of us fish and hunt to be outdoors with friends. Dennis Mindy and the staff are immediately your friends - helpful and gracious from our first contact. This idyllic setting is one not to be missed.
But then there are the bird!
Four species! Prevalent and wild!
The guides and their dogs are excellent. The dogs are a treat to watch work. Max the lodge dog is the hardest worker of all - meets each guest with a lick and promise tomorrow will be great. The breakfast, lunch and dinner are delicious and unique. Did I mention the birds - wild and plentiful. Max will help you bring them home.
You must see this beautiful rolling country and the paradise the Macnab's have created."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes