You, your horse and not a care for the world. Enjoy some of the most diverse riding scenery in the world.


Building unique, everlasting, multigenerational family and riding memories. The Hideout is a riding and horsemanship ranch. No nose to tail riding here! We do have non-riding activities.

Comfortable, clean and cozy. Your on the range. Upscale, personal and intimate. Family owned and operated. Not a resort.

Healthy food that is delicious and prepared with care and passion. Our food is one of the reasons repeat guests from around the world return year after year.

Crystal clear heated lap pool. Breathtaking views all around. Soothing after a long day in the saddle. Or just take a break from riding to relax and soak up sun.

Explore a unique variety of scenery and terrain. This is just one of the many riding areas you will enjoy.



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Your Yellowstone Hideout in Wyoming

The Hideout is located 1 hour east of Cody and 2 hours east of the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in the hamlet of Shell in the foothills of The Big Horn Mountains.

We are an all-inclusive, upscale riding and horsemanship guest ranch limited to about 25 guests weekly for a 6-night stay. Our guest testimonials describe that we offer a very personal, small, and intimate Western riding experience. While The Hideout offers a limited number of non-riding activities like trap shooting, archery and takes pride in a nice, heated lap pool, this ranch is all about riding, horsemanship, and horses. Both owners Marijn and Peter are very hands on, day to day involved with the well-being of our guests.

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Trail ride and hack on a 650,000 Acre Riding Paradise in Wyoming

Elevations in this area range from 4,200 to 13,100 feet and offer a unique variety of terrain and scenery resulting in a broad range of climates and biodiversity. With close to 650,000 acres to explore you will seldom ride the same trail twice or feel crowded. The terrain in which we ride ranges from mountain tops to meadows, alpine forests to Sedona-like red rock country, high deserts to mountain creeks and lakes.

Most of the pictures on our site are taken by our wranglers during day-to-day rides throughout the season.. A common observation of our guests and professional photographers, is that no picture can describe the way it looks in real life.

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Riding at The Hideout

Every day we load up our horses and guests and drive out to a variety of trailheads to saddle up and discover this vast and diverse area. We have 8 well-maintained comfortable heavy duty Chevy trucks and Featherlite trailers. From April through the beginning of June and late Fall we mostly ride in the Shell Valley. The rest of the year we ride a lot at higher elevations in the Big Horn Mountains.

Our Horses – During your stay you will ride different horses

Our herd consists of Quarter Horses and an ever-growing number of Mustangs, adopted through various Bureau of Land Management wild horse adoption programs.

All our horses are well-trained and started using lots of groundwork. Our guests and all veterinarians visiting The Hideout often comment that even at the end of the season all our horses look as healthy and happy as the first day they went to work.

Given the terrain and elevations we ride, and we treat our horses with care and respect, we have a strict weight limit of 230 lbs. fully dressed to ride.

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Upscale Lodging and Food – Your boutique ranch on the range

Your riding experience at The Hideout is surrounded by an authentic and quality hospitality experience. To us, mealtime means more than simply putting food on the table. It comes with the warmth and hospitality you expect when you go to your family’s house to visit. Our kitchen is more about quality and serving healthy food rather than quantity. We cater to a variety of diets within reason.

All our cabins and lodging are well-maintained, upgraded on a regular basis and we like a clean and organized environment.

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