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Welcome to The Hideout

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, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 85 horses, a 1:1 staff / 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 long before the start of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests per week please book your vacation long ahead of the season.

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The Hideout Ranch Kitchen Staff

Sheena Ernst

sheena-chefSheena Ernst, a Wyoming native, is the Executive Chef for The Hideout. Her culinary interest began in her mom’s kitchen and it was both from her mom and grandma (who worked in a bakery) that she gained an interest and appreciation for cooking, creating and experimenting.

Sheena completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology but decided to pursue cooking as a full-time career. Sheena attended the Tante Marie, Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. After graduation Sheena worked under a BBC Masterchef winner, interned at several celebrated restaurants in London, worked in Italy picking olives and has taken her passion for cooking and food expands to learn and experiencing as much as she can from other cultures.

This is the 4th season Sheena teams up with The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. Often you will find Sheena’s mom and even her dad (a banker) working alongside Sheena and her team in the kitchen. For Sheena food goes beyond cooking healthy good food. Part of her kitchen is also offering the same kind of hospitality and warmth you enjoy when dining at your mothers or grandmothers place.

Sheena sources many of her ingredients from local grows and during the summer she grows many of the vegetables we use at The Hideout in The Hideout Garden at Trapper Ranch where Marijn and Peter live. That is also where our chickens roam and keep the bad weeds under control and lay eggs in exchange for kitchen scraps.