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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive, upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch. The Hideout is located in beautiful Shell, Wyoming which is east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park. We are limited to approximately 25 riders weekly. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with tremendous diversity of scenery and altitudes ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, you will seldom see the same trail twice.

The Hideout is focused on horseback riding, horsemanship and working cattle. Our string of 130 horses consists of Quarter Horses, Paints and a growing number of Mustangs. We take pride in offering a very personal, fun and safe riding experience. We do offer other activities to provide a break from the saddle including fly-fishing, trapshooting, archery, scenic 4x4 driving tours, Cody Nite Rodeo (seasonal), hiking, a hot tub and a gorgeous lap pool.

We are a team of passionate and diverse professionals who deeply care about your vacation and well-being. We are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, quality lodging, attentive staff, and responsive horses. Our European/American owners and staff are multi-cultural and view diversity as an asset. We also welcome a growing number of international riders and travelers each week. Many return year after year because of our unique and caring culture which is also one of our most important assets.


A Glass of Wine and a Branding Iron

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winesAlright, 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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