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Welcome to The Hideout

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all inclusive working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). Families, adults and single travelers from around the world return to The Hideout each year for a world-class riding,
working cattle and adventure guest ranch experience on our 300,000 acre ranch. In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages,) horses and personal, almost customized attention.


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A 300,000 acre riding and adventure paradise in Wyoming

We are not your typical guest ranch and there are many reasons for this. We are a small guest ranch considering we limit our riding guests to approximately 25 per week. When it comes to the vastness of the ranch property, we are rather unique with over 300,000 acres, elevations ranging from 4,200 to 13,200 feet and a unique variety of terrain and scenery resulting in a broad range of climates and biodiversity.


All Inclusive Family and Multigenerational Adventure Vacation

We believe that part of a family vacation involves parents and children participating in, enjoying and sharing the same experiences. We do not offer a formal “children’s program”. We strive to treat children as young adults and to offer them the full Hideout Guest Ranch experience.

During the summer months and Spring Breaks we are seeing a growing number of families with older children and young adults. Our experience is more focused towards adults and families with older children, who have some equestrian experience or are in good physical condition.

Most of our visiting families are eager to learn new things while exploring and enjoying new experiences together as a family. They are looking to build long lasting, exciting and interesting memories. This is a life changing vacation experience. It is fun and adventurous but at the same time they learn about ranching, farming, horses, nature and will meet other guests from a variety of countries and cultures.

In addition to our more mature year-around staff, we typically employ a number of younger wranglers during the summer months and our family and staffs’ families represent all ages from 10 to 80 years of age which makes The Hideout a multigenerational vacation destination.

Adult Vacations

The Hideout CowboyWhile we see a growing number of families with kids during the summer months, The Hideout is mostly adult oriented once the school and college breaks are over.

Our year-around wranglers are more mature and geared to the adults that travel to The Hideout. However, we do have many adult travelers in the summer season also. Due to the fact that we have a minimum age requirement and do not offer a children’s program, our families who come to The Hideout treat their children as young adults. We also aim to customize your vacation as much as possible.

Single Travelers

Single travelers will find the size and concept of The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch a very easygoing and welcoming vacation destination. Because of its small size, friendly and accommodating staff, and strong interaction with family and owners, The Hideout is an ideal location for our single travelers.

Upscale lodging and food Guest Ranch – authentic hospitality

The Hideout Main lodgeAt The Hideout Guest Ranch we strive to offer excellence in hospitality, lodging and culinary pampering. Usually we accommodate 15 to 25 guests a week, which allows us to keep it personal, authentic and as customized as possible. Many guests come back each year for our staff. We hire using The 3 C’s of Character, Conduct and Competence and invest in the training of our staff.


The Hideout Experience!

Dude Ranch ExperienceIf you ask our staff and repeat guests why they come to The Hideout, they will tell you that we are a wonderful authentic 100-year old working cattle and horse ranch. We have four generations of ranching experience in this valley. Our guests enjoy high-end pampering and excellent, healthy food created by culinary schooled chefs. We take pride in having an enthusiastic staff many of whom reside with us year-round.

We combine traditional ranching culture with great hospitality, managed by a well-traveled management, family and staff that knows how to excel and wants to please.

One of the reasons we have such a great team of people is because we treat them as family. We want The Hideout to be the best place to work, so it is the best place for you to vacation. Whenever our staff talks about our ranch they use the words “we” and “our”. We believe that’s the best proof that they take pride and ownership in what they do. Our repeat guests will tell you about our quality, well maintained and clean accommodations. They appreciate that we always strive to make each new visit the best ever. It’s commonly referred to as “The Hideout Experience”.

We like to offer an authentic ranch boutique experience by limiting the number of guests to approx. 25.

Our Horses – AH Horsemanship & Training

Cowgirl at The HideoutIf horseback riding, herding cattle and the great outdoors in Wyoming is your idea of a perfect western vacation, then you’ll be pleased to know that our horses are well cared for and there are plenty available for your riding pleasure. The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is not your typical “Nose to Trail” dude ranch, but is a working cattle, horsemanship and riding ranch. A riding and horsemanship ranch means that all levels of riders will find this a superb equestrian experience.

Advanced riders will find hundreds of thousands of acres to ride on great horses with great cowboys, wranglers and guides. Beginning riders will find patient teachers and instructors who enjoy sharing their love and passion for riding. And on the contrary to what many people think, every level of rider can participate in cattle work.

Our horse program is managed by AH Horsemanship & Training and every year several clinicians visit The Hideout for training, clinics and ride with our staff and guests. Key to Authentic Horsemanship is having an open mind towards horsemanship, riding and horses and continue to learn where we can. You can read more about AH Horsemanship & Clinics at

Our string consists of excellent Quarter Horses of fine bloodlines, cow and trail horses, Rocky Mountain Gaited Horses and over the last two years we have been adding more and more well trained Mustangs to our herd.

Wyoming Fly-Fishing Guest Ranch

fly fishing ranch activityTogether with our Fly-Fishing Professionals who manage our fishing property, we fish over 10 miles of streams and creeks running through our 300,000 acre ranch. In addition to the streams, we have access to well-stocked casting ponds and easy or more challenging streams. In search for excellence, our guides also fish other lakes, streams and ponds in The Big Horn Basin and Yellowstone Region at elevations ranging from 4,200 to 10,000 feet. With a population of 2 per square mile (compare to New York City with 27,000 per square mile) you will seldom be crowded while you fish, ride or hike on this ranch.

Our Fly-Fishing Professionals have excited both advanced fly-fishers as well as beginners from around the world with the experience we offer. We only offer those activities in which we can excel for our visiting guests. Fly-fishing is one of them.

You will not only learn about casting techniques but also about the streams, the insects, how to protect streams and stream banks for the future and what it takes to be a pro.

This area offers Brown, Cutthroat, Yellowstone Cutthroat, Rainbow as well as Brook and Lake Trout.

As friends of the fish, we are 100% catch and release and we will teach you how to release fish properly after catching it, so it can continue to roam the clean, pure waters of Wyoming. Exceptionally we will take some “brookies” home.

Non-Riding Adventures

With over 300,000 acres to explore and The Big Horn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness in our backyard, exploring the ranch is an adventure on its own. With elevations ranging from 4,200 to 13,200 feet, we have an almost unheard of diversity of scenery, climates, and bio-diversity.

We offer an array of non-riding adventures like trapshooting, fly-fishing, canoeing, attending The Cody Nite Rodeo, hiking, biking, guided tours, 4×4 tours, ranch and farm visits, etc.

Add to this the diversity of cultures, languages, generations and backgrounds of our staff, family and guests from around the world and you will find out why we are not considered “Your Typical Guest Ranch”.

IQ Testimonials

What a wonderful opportunity to revisit the life of those of the Old West by day and relax at night in 21st century luxury!! Even though the lodging reflects Old West charm, the meals, the personalized attention, and the wonderful after dinner conversations are first-rate! We had no expectations before we got here...