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Welcome to The Hideout


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.


…And they’re off!!!!

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Well, the guest season has officially opened with sunshine! We have 3 little cowgirls and 1 little cowboy (along with their parents) partaking in some riding and cattle work this week.

Whenever our guests partake in our Cowboy Adventure Week we like them to walk away, with not only – the best adventure of their lives, but something that money cant buy. Being a cowboy, is not just saddling your horse and riding after cows every day, it’s a lifestyle. One of the best illustrations of this lifestyle, is Cowboy Ethics, the Code of the West book, written by James Owen.

H9Z0445 Here are some unwritten cowboy codes, which the staff at The Hideout try to live by, not just in work, but in life.

  • Live each day with courage – Real courage, is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
  • Take pride in your work – Cowboying doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
  • Always finish what you start – When you’re riding through hell….keep riding.
  • Do what has to be done – The true test of a man’s honor was how much he would risk to keep intact.
  • Be tough, but fair – The golden rule was nothing less than a key to survival.
  • When you make a promise, keep it – A man is only as good as his word
  • Ride for the brand – The cowboy’s greatest devotion was to his calling and his way of life.
  • Talk less and say more – When there’s nothing more to say, don’t be saying it.
  • Remember that some things aren’t for sale – To the cowboy, the best things in life aren’t “things”.
  • Know where to draw the line – There’s right and there’s wrong, and nothing in between.

The cowboys and cowgirls working at The Hideout have a great life and look forward to sharing it with our guests. We want our guests to step out of the everyday, and live the Western lifestyle while they are with us. What more could you ask for than a good horse and room to run?! Don’t you wish you were here right now?

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