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Welcome to The Hideout

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all inclusive working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). Families, adults and single travelers from around the world return to The Hideout each year for a world-class riding,
working cattle and adventure guest ranch experience on our 300,000 acre ranch. In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages,) horses and personal, almost customized attention.

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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 24hours on their horse, some would like to ride occasionally and some just prefer to do other things.

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.

Overnight stays in the High Country

campfire-hideout-ranchDuring select weeks, given there is enough interest from our guests and weather permitting, we can organize an overnight mountain trip. The overnight trips to the mountain are not automatically included in our package and a premium will be added if you choose to participate in the trip.

Just like the old days, we use canvas tents but sleep on comfortable cots. We look for locations that are scenic and remote. Most of the time the pack horses and logistics team does not travel with the riders. This is because most of the riders like to move out and go faster than pack-horses are able to travel.

Having said that there is always the possibility to split up for those who enjoy riding with the logistics team.

Please call us ahead of time as the number of participants per trip is limited.

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 own and build a customized program fitting their needs. We love those requests as it challenges our creative minds to make these weeks just unforgettable. Please call us and share your ideas for a customized dream vacation at The Hideout. A minimum of 20 participants is needed to rent out the ranch for exclusively for your group during the high season months. During shoulder seasons we can work with smaller groups.

Guided tours to Yellowstone, BigHornCanyon, BigHornNational Forest

Take a tour guided by professionals, and specialists, who know these areas. For professional tours, we work with Bob Richard and his company Grubsteak Expeditions located in Cody, WY. Bob is a third generation photographer, wildlife specialist, guide, lecturer and historian who follows the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He and his team provide an exceptional learning experience no matter what tour you take

Culinary Initiatives

Challenge the knowledge of our 2 culinary schooled chefs 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, Wyo. 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.