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Welcome to The Hideout

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle 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, hiking, biking and scenic 4x4 vehicle tours.

The Hideout is limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and has access to over 120 horses for our guests. We offer a one to one staff to guest ratio and the owners and management are actively involved with the well-being of our guests. We are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, inclusiveness (we speak 4 languages), staff, horses, and offer a personal, almost customized vacation. We are very multi-cultural and embrace diversity as an asset. We truly care about making your vacation the best ever!

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.

A Glass of Wine and a Branding Iron

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Alright, so we are not going to give you wine before you handle a branding iron. However, it has just been announced that we have two very special events happening on the same week!

Guests will get to participate in one of the oldest traditions on the ranch. History reveals that Branding originally started with the Egyptians, a method developed for livestock to indicate ownership. Hollywood made Branding a symbol of the west, after Cowboys began branding cattle to inhibit rustlers. We do not have a huge problem in Wyoming with rustlers, but brands help identify which cattle belong to which ranch, especially when shipping, buying or selling.

Guests will learn some stockmanship techniques at the beginning of the week, and will then put this into practice with the morning roundup, followed by a large cookout lunch. Then the branding and vaccinating will begin in the afternoon.

During our Guest Branding week from April 11-17th we will be hosting a very special 6 course wine dinner. We will have a winemaker from Central California during this week, who will help our gourmet chefs prepare the best pairings for the wine. Each wine and each course will be described by the winemaker.

There are only a couple of spots left during this week, and it is not too late to book in. Call us today at 1-800-354-8637 or email

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