Fine Dining Fare – Featuring First Rate Chefs
Our hearty Western fare and gourmet dinners are one of the main reasons our guests return year after year. The view from the dining room, where meals are served, is simply spectacular. We can assure you that excellent dining is taken very seriously at The Hideout. Each item is prepared with only the best and freshest ingredients. Most of our vegetables are local, organically grown and fresh from the garden.
Rachel Marks, our Chef at The Hideout
Like several members of our core team, Rachel is a horse lover and rider who came several times to The Hideout as a guest. She owned a catering food business in an equestrian community on the East Coast. From the moment she arrived at The Hideout as a guest, she fell in love with our culture and wanted to work at The Hideout in any position available.
Rachel sold her business early 2018 and hired on as a Wrangler at The Hideout. For our 2019 season she became our Chef. Rachel is a big fan of The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. You will notice the influence of Ina Garten on the food we serve at the ranch.
Much as the rest of our management team at The Hideout, Rachel is passionate about operating a clean, well-organized and caring environment.
Many of our new and returning guests come from around the world and a growing number visit us from countries and areas known for their food culture. Needless to say our chef and her team needs to be creative and have an eye for quality. Our kitchen is less about quantity but rather about quality and healthy food. At The Hideout we eat well every day.
All meals are included in your guest package.
Each morning we serve homemade dishes such as eggs prepared any way you want them, pancakes, French toast, etc. In addition we also offer a breakfast selection at the buffet.
For all-day rides, hearty sandwiches are freshly prepared in the morning to ensure The Hideout’s standards for quality.
If you choose to participate in a half-day activity, a scrumptious lunch is served in the dining room of the Main Lodge. In the evening, we serve our guests western-style gourmet food, elegantly presented, with wine, beer or the beverage of your choice.Once a week (weather permitting) there is an outdoor cook-out where we serve juicy, marbled Certified Angus Beef along with a variety of other tantalizing food. Our chef is very creative and does not limit herself to serving meat only.
Our chef is able to accommodate the most common dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, allergies, severe dislikes, etc.
After making your reservation we forward an Incoming Guest Questionnaire for our guests to fill out and return prior to your stay with us. Along with riding and health information, this questionnaire addresses dietary requirements.
If you forward your requests in a timely matter our chef can shop for the necessary ingredients and prepare in advance for dietary restrictions. Considering the remote location of our ranch we can not guarantee your diet if you make last minute changes, decide to deviate from your diet or change your diet upon arrival.
We do not cater to special personal diets related to individual work-out programs, weight loss regimens, strictly organic, etc. because of the high priced ingredients and given the size and location of our operation.
Please let us know ahead of time and discuss your dietary requirements when making reservations. We like to set you up for success, which means allowing our chef and kitchen staff to prepare in advance and accommodate all of our guests.
We cater to most diets within reason. The fresh high-country air and invigorating outdoor activities will stimulate your appetite, and at the Hideout, your taste buds will always be richly rewarded.