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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.

Hiking & Biking

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Mountain Biking & Hiking

hikingOur unique location in the Big Horn Mountains offers a rarely seen diversity of terrain and scenery for mountain bikers. It boasts superb mountain biking and hiking opportunities. With the proximity of canyons like White Creek, Trapper Creek, and Shell Creek, the upcountry of Bighorn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness Area you’ll never run out of interesting terrain to explore.

We can guide you on trails that are an appropriate match, depending on your ambition level, physical condition, and map-reading skills. Call us ahead of time so we can arrange for appropriate bikes.

If you would like to hike with a group instead of riding, or have combined horseback riding / hike trips please let us know. We will be happy to make it happen.

For the very experienced outdoorsmen and women who are in superb physical condition, we co-ordinate with local experienced hikers and mountain / road bikers who are specialists in these skills and know the area inside and out.

Kids who do not always want to ride…

During the summer months (as of mid-June, July until mid-August) we welcome families with kids. However, not all members of the family are necessarily into riding, and not all kids, and especially little boys, want to be on a horse all day. We have wranglers and staff members who have experience coming up with interesting activities for young, adventure-seeking guests. Floating the Shell Creek, building dams, fishing, learning about horses and livestock, 4×4 tours, participating in ranch chores, learning the basics of wilderness cooking and making a fire are some of the things that can be arranged to participate in.

*It should be noted that the Hideout does not have a children’s program; however, during weeks where we have families with children, we will work to gear the week to make sure that all family members enjoy their vacation. As mentioned earlier, we treat children as young adults.