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Welcome to The Hideout

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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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Other Activities at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

When choosing a dude/guest ranch vacation, there tends to be some compromises especially for families and groups of friends but also for partners and couples. Some would like to spend 24 hours on their horse, some would like to ride occasionally and some prefer to do other things.

Here is a list of some of our non-riding activities:

• Fly-fishing, Fly-fishing initiation and Fly-tying lessons
• Trapshooting & Archery
• 4×4 scenic tours
• Hiking & Biking
• Dinosaur digs (limited summer months only)
• Kayak & Canoeing
• Ranch Tours
• Cody Rodeo and visit to Cody

While we will always try to introduce non-riding partners to horseback riding using our low stress AH Horsemanship techniques; we also offer a variety of other activities for adults and kids.

If you have ideas in mind of what you would like to do and you do not see it on this page, please let us know and we will try to make it happen.

Customized big family or group vacations

customized-group-ranch-vacationsMore and more families or groups of friends ask to rent out The Hideout for their exclusive use and if we are able to build a customized program fitting their needs. We love those requests as it challenges our creative minds to make these weeks unforgettable. Please call us and share your ideas for a customized dream vacation at The Hideout. A minimum of 24 participants is needed to rent out the ranch exclusively for your group during the high season months. During shoulder seasons we can work with smaller groups.

Guided tours to Yellowstone, Big Horn Canyon, Big Horn National Forest

Take a tour guided by professionals and specialists who know these areas. For professional tours, we work with Tour Yellowstone located in Cody, WY. Tour Yellowstone uses professional photographers, wildlife specialists, former US Forest Service Rangers, guides, lecturers and historians to provide an exceptional learning experience no matter what tour you take.

Culinary Initiatives

Challenge the knowledge of our culinary schooled chef at The Hideout. If you are tired horseback riding one day (or a couple days) they will be happy to teach you some culinary secrets.


For the last several years, we have exclusively outsourced all of our hunting/outfitting to Powder Horn Outfitters out of Ranchester, WY. All hunting needs or general inquiries should be arranged directly with this outfitter.

All information on this website ( pertaining to riding, horsemanship, fishing, lodging, dining, guest service and management principles are specifically related to The Hideout’s Guest Ranch experience.

While the property and area offers great elk, deer and other hunting, and it is quality program, it is an entirely separate operation operated by Powder Horn Outfitters out of Ranchester, WY.
For more information on the hunting program visit:

Year-round activities – Winter Riding and Snow-Fun

Call us for Off-Season Activities and Winter-Riding.
Some of the off-season activities are snowmobiling (500 miles of groomed trails), cross-country skiing, culinary classes, chocolate making, art & music, horse training and Yellowstone guided visits.