The Economics of The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch   Frequently guests’ remark that Guest Ranching in general is a pricey vacation and they wonder where the money goes, how do we spend the revenue and what they are getting in return.  Guest Ranches Are an...

Fight to the Finish

Amazing how time can seem to fly or just stop depending on the circumstances surrounding your emotions. It is as if the whole weekend just flew yet certain moments seemed to be so still, as if going in slow motion. Waking up this morning and driving over to the arena...

A thing of Beauty

“Beep, Beep, Beep” – Alarm clocks are so awful but this morning I didn’t seem to mind the sound. I was looking forward to what the day would hold. Turns out it was going to be a cup-full-o-Joe kinda day!   Upon arriving at the Arena we (Marijn,...

Check In, Check It Out, and Rock On!

Truck, hooked up and ready to go –  Check. Dog – Check. Mustang – Double Check. Trainer, Excited yet Calm – Triple Check. Load up, Ft. Collins here we come! The Hideout entourage (Ramon, Maricella, their kids, Marijn, AJ & Deidre) headed...

Riding, Roping, Reining, Keep those Horses Training!

With the Extreme Mustang Challenge quickly approaching, Ramon has been working harder than ever with Castro. A portion of the competition involves correctly executing a reining pattern. This past week The Hideout was pleased to host Dominique Reynaud and Jean-Pierre...

…And they’re off!!!!

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,...

Referral Branding Card

Spring is underway at The Hideout, the weather has turned warmer, baby animals are in the fields and the grass is starting to turn green. As we prepare for the start of the guest season (April 4th) we thought we might remind you of the Hideout Referral Program. Over...

A Glass of Wine and a Branding Iron

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...

The New Blog and The New ‘Stang’

Well, today is the first Hideout Blog! For those of you who are not familiar, Blog: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page. So for the Hideouts blog, we figure it is simply a great way to keep in touch with our guests and...