The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an upscale, riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch in Shell, Wyoming, an easy driving distance from Cody, Wyoming, and the East entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The ranch is limited to around 24 riders weekly and offers a 6-night program.
The Hideout has access to approx. 650,000 acres of riding offering a seldom seen variety of scenery, climates, and elevations. Depending on the season riding elevations vary from 4200 feet in the valley to 10,500 feet in The Big Horn National Forest. The Hideout prides themselves in a herd of outstanding horses, respectful, relationship based horsemanship practice and professionalism of their wranglers. The herd of horses consists of Quarter Horses, Quarter Horse crosses and a growing number of Mustangs. In addition to scenic trail rides, playing with cattle, additional activities like trapshooting, fly-fishing, hiking, biking are available. There also good size heated lap pool.
The Hideout is unique in striving for excellence in all departments, yet excels in the quality of its riding, horsemanship, horses, and wranglers. While the guests live the cowgirl and cowboy life during the day, they are sure to be pampered with a selection of beautiful and very clean lodging accommodations and a gourmet culinary experience throughout their stay. Open from April through October and selected Winter weeks, The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch redefines the traditional guest or dude ranch. This ranch is very focused on riding and all things horses. The Hideout is very internationally oriented.
The Hideout is all about riding, horses and horsemanship and offers all-inclusive 6-night packages with as much or as little riding, at all riding levels, as you desire. Additional activities include playing with and working cattle on horseback, archery, opportunity to go out fly-fishing using our gear, hiking, biking, or taking a dip in our heated lap pool. Respectful horsemanship is stressed at the ranch and given interest of the guests we organize horsemanship orientation. Please contact us for dedicated horsemanship clinics are available during specific weeks.
The Hideout sits on a beautiful oasis overlooking the Big Horn Mountains. There is a selection of lodging accommodations: cabins, casitas (1 bedroom style apartments with full kitchen and in-unit washer/dryer), and private very upscale homes. All lodging units have private porches, modern bathrooms with showers, independent heating & AC, Pendleton bedding, wireless high-speed internet, mini-fridge, Nespresso machine and spectacular views of the Shell Canyon. Ask about the upscale private guest house. The Trapper Creek Ranch, a sister ranch of The Hideout located 3 miles down the road, can be rented out for travelers who wish to vacation with their own horses. This property offers a renovated 100-year-old guest house with modern amenities, private tack room, corrals and arenas.
The owners are originally from Belgium, culturally astute and well-traveled, with a rich culinary tradition. All meals are prepared by culinary schooled chefs, from scratch using quality ingredients, healthy with a focus on quality rather than quantity. We cater to the most common dietary restrictions if you let us know ahead of time. Remember this is a remote location!
Yellowstone National Park, The Big Horn National Forest, Custer Battle Field, The Big Horn Canyon Dam, many local dinosaur digs, The Shell Canyon & Falls, Cody with the Cody Nite Rodeos, The Buffalo Bill Museum, The McCullough Peaks and Prior Mountains Wild Horse herds, Sheridan and of course the little known but spectacular Big Horn National Forest.
At a Glance
This upscale Wyoming working cattle ranch vacation is at one of the bigger and older ranches in the area. With over 300,000 acres of land, it offers a diversity of terrain for exceptional horseback riding vacations while striving for excellence in hospitality, lodging, and culinary pampering.
Shell, Wyoming near Cody, East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Riding Style/ Ability
Beginner to Advanced
April through first week of November – Limited Winter Weeks
$595 - $715 a night, all inclusive – 6 nights minimum stay required.
We accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Cash, Checks, Wire Transfers