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Welcome to The Hideout

Dutch & Flemish

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.

The Hideout Journey to Excellence

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The Hideout’s Journey to Excellence and What it means to You…

We do not take our guests and many repeat guests for granted.

On the contrary, it puts a heavy burden on our shoulders to assure we constantly improve our guests’ experience year after year, knowing that without financial success we cannot commit to a great experience for our guests.

Our goal is to under-promise and over-deliver.

It means that the pictures you see in our brochures, advertisements and on our website are real. It means that what we tell you when you book your vacation by phone or e-mail, is what you can expect. In our communications we strive to create a balance between sharing what to expect while making sure the real experience is so much better.

Well-funded Commitment to Excellence

We are a seasonal business, and your experience might vary slightly from year to year due to new staff, new programs and operating in a remote location. The Ranch is a sizable, operational 100-year old working ranch dealing with cattle, horses, farming, weather, nature, etc.

However, we commit to a consistent quality experience year after year. We do not cut corners when it comes to maintenance, safety, investment in the right tack, saddles, horses, trucks, buildings, staff, training, management, etc.

Our goal is hiring and employing the best staff.

We invest continuously in our staff, and despite our remote location, we try to hire the best people we can find. We do not shy away from letting go of staff and management if they do not meet the expectations our journey to excellence for our guests requires.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is a member of most of the world’s quality Guest Ranch Networks.

Most guest ranches belong to some of these organizations. Few organizations are members of or are being accepted into most of these important networks and organizations.