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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 95 horses, a one to one staff to guest ratio, and the owners and management actively involved with the well-being of our guests, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages), horses, and personal, almost customized attention. We are very multi-cultural and diverse.

Every year The Hideout books full well in advance of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests that we host each week, please book your vacation well ahead of the season.

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All-Inclusive Family Guest Ranch Vacations at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

The Hideout’s guest season runs from the middle of March through the middle of November.


While we are mostly adult oriented in the off-season, during mid-June, July and the first half of August we see many families with kids as young as the age of eight and their teenage siblings visiting the ranch time and time again. We believe that many of these families return year after year because they see the value and need to spend time with one another “togethering at The Hideout.”

Families understand that time is becoming one of the scarcest resources with parents frequently travelling or working increasingly long hours and kids going to school and enrolling in numerous extracurricular activities. In DSCF5748addition to the major life commitments of work and school, there is an ever-increasing array of new technology such as personal electronics, computers and cell phones that are eating up nearly every minute of a person’s spare time. The end result of these hectic schedules and consuming personal electronics is families having far less precious time to spend enjoying one another, indulging in new experiences and learning together as a family.

The Hideout as an upscale working cattle & riding ranch spread across 300,000 acres in one of the most remote areas of Wyoming and offers the ideal setting and atmosphere for a fun and safe family vacation. Families have the opportunity to come together and try new things such as:


Working cattle under the guidance of experienced cowboys

Riding horses with our experienced and skilled wranglers

Fly-fishing, learning how to fly-fish and learning how to tie flies

Canoeing and Kayaking

Hiking in the Big Horn Mountains

Trap shooting & Archery

River floating

Visiting a dinosaur dig site (maybe even help dig up real fossils!)

DSCF6337Taking a 4×4 tour

Playing a game of horseshoes

Sit by the campfire while roasting s’mores and sharing stories

Visiting Yellowstone National Park

Enjoying an exciting excursion to the Cody Nite Rodeo

Visiting the world-renowned Buffalo Bill Center of the West


DSCF7870These are all exciting experiences the entire family can enjoy together. At The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming we’ve come to realize that there is something to be said for experiences outside of your everyday life (and no, watching a Western film on your iPad doesn’t count as experiencing it!) Families from across America and around the world are learning that these unique activities bring them closer to their loved ones and allow them to bond over memories that will last for the rest of their lives.

A vacation at The Hideout is, above all, safe and fosters a family-oriented atmosphere (The Hideout is a family-run ranch.) We have many repeat guests from around the world and, although you may be visiting the Wild West in IMG_3040Wyoming, you will often hear up to six languages being spoken at The Hideout and learn a great deal about your fellow travelers’ cultures. Family members both old and young will forge friendships with the other guests, often leading to youngsters keeping in touch via social networking and sometimes visiting each other overseas.

Helmets are Required for Children 14 Years of Age and Under

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch offers a fun and safe riding experience. Beginning with our 2016 season, our safety program requires all children 14 years of age and under to wear riding helmets.

An all-inclusive family vacation


The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch vacations are essentially all-inclusive (ranch activities, accommodations, meals, cocktail hours, etc.) and unless you buy something in our gift shop, or decide to embark on a Cody Nite Rodeo or Yellowstone excursion, your vacation is completely paid for before arriving on the ranch.