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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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133 of 134(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
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
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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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
A Fantastic Weekend,
March 31, 2015
By: RGene
from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"This was our second trip HHR and we had another great time. The lodge, the setting, the hunts, the guides and their dogs, the food ,everything was outstanding. We missed a few friends that were unable to make it this year, but we met several great people while we were there this year. We will be back! Thank you HHR"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Over the top,
March 30, 2015
By: brianthurston
from Palm Desert, CA, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"I have been fortunate enough to have spent time at lodges all over the world. Highland Hills is truly the gold standard for any of them.
Perfection is hard to attain in any business. Throwing birds, dogs, weather, meal requirements, sleeping needs, and a variety of other things into the mix poses even greater challenges.
Hats off to Dennis and Mindy for creating an environment that literally screams to your senses to repeat year after year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
March 26, 2015
By: markurtz
from Raleigh, NC
"This was my second trip to HHR and once again I had a great time. I truly enjoyed the hunts especially watching the dogs. The staff at HHR is second to none and the food was fantastic. A must do for any bird hunter."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible Experience,
March 25, 2015
By: JMfreestonefish
from Orinda, CA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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Excellent
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Additional Thoughts:Best guide I have ever had
"I recently returned from Highland Hills and had one of the best overall hunting experiences of my life. The lodge, the food, the hunting, the guides (and their dogs) and the camaraderie were all spectacular. Dennis and Mindy have created a very unique experience which is hard to describe until you have visited the ranch. I cannot wait to return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No finer place on Earth!!,
March 24, 2015
By: AKiser
from Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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"Highland Hills Ranch is as close to heaven as one can get!!! The vast landscape of Condon, Oregon coupled with magnificent guides and dogs makes the hunt an amazing adventure. If you consider the excellence of the meals, the lodge, and the staff there is no finer place on Earth."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING!,
March 19, 2015
By: CharlesL123
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Property was amazing! Hosts were best in class! Dogs were unbelievable! One of the best experiences I have ever had!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
March 18, 2015
By: BoysieBollinger
from New Orleans, LA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Enjoyed Highlands Hill Ranch with a great group of folks. Many new to me, but the experiences at Highland Hill make it easy to make great friends. Wonderful food, great setting, beautiful vistas make the experience of an upland game hunt unbelievable. Thanks to the entire crew for making it a great weekend."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Off The Charts,
February 17, 2015
By: Lancek
from Portland, OR, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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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 11 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Whole Package,
February 17, 2015
By: Shatner
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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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 12 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oregon Gold,
February 17, 2015
By: ccameron1
from Knoxville, TN
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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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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"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 13 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Experience,
February 17, 2015
By: Mike1982
from Portland, OR
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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 14 for Highland Hills Ranch, OR
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great trip,
January 21, 2015
By: SmilingMallards
from Birmingham, AL
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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 15 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
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 16 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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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"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 17 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
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5 / 5
"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 18 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 19 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 20 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
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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