The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch located in Shell, WY is an upscale 300,000 acre real working cattle, riding & horsemanship guest ranch, East of Cody & Yellowstone National Park. The Hideout offers also a variety of non-riding activities and multiple languages are spoken.

This is an upscale working cattle & riding guest ranch sharing 300,000 acres with the 100-year old Flitner Ranch in Shell, WY at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. Our herd of approx. 1,200 Black Angus, as many calves and yearlings graze a combination of private property, BLM Lands and National Forest at elevations varying between 4200 to 10,000 feet in a rarely seen variety of scenery. In addition to this we also ride The Cloud Peak Wilderness. Although we can accommodate 42 guest we limit the amount of guest to approx. 25 per week to keep it personal, genuine and allow plenty of personal, almost customized attention to all our guests.




  • Address 3170 Road 40 1/2 Shell, Wyoming 82441
  • Phone 800-354-8637
  • E-mail
  • Category Wyoming, x-Archery, x-Cattle Drives, x-Family Reunions, x-Fishing, x-Hiking, x-Mountain Biking, x-Rafting, x-Shooting, x-Weddings
  • Location Wyoming
  • Tags Airport Transportation, cabins, Canoeing, Conference Facilities, Corporate Events, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Hay Rides, Hiking, Horse Boarding, Horseback Instruction, Horseback riding, Hunting, Indoor Games, Internet Connection, Large Group Facilities, laundry facilities, Library, massages, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Games, Pack Trips, Roping, Shopping, Swimming, Trail Rides, Weddings


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The Hideout takes pride in a high amount of repeat guests, amongst which are many International Travelers because of the language capabilities and global cultural experience of the family & management in combination with a 100-year old ranch culture in this valley. Over the last 3 years The Hideout has focused strongly on the horsemanship & equestrian quality of their riding program to meet the expectations of the equestrian travelers. Teaching and educating their guests on low stress stockmanship while participating in cattle work, cattle drives and other hands on work on the ranch is key to their culture.

The Hideout owns and trains most of their horses themselves, including a string of Mustangs which guests can ride. Aside the typical Dude Ranch traveler we see each more and more experienced equestrian travelers coming to ride our AH Horses. A full time clinician and horse trainer gives clinics, rides with the guests and teaches those who would like to learn more. The Hideout staff and guests do most of the cattle work for the ranch in rarely seen diversity of scenery which is one of the highlights guests come back every year.

Advanced riders will find experienced wranglers, cowboys & cowgirls, excellent horses and rides varying from easy to challenging. As beginning or intermediate riders you will find very patient instructors and safe, willing horses.

The Hideout offers additional non-riding activities like trapshooting, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, hiking, biking and 4×4 mountain tours with wine and a picnic. The Hideout’s guest season runs from April 1 through October 31st with possibility for special programs limited to experienced riders or groups only during the first 2 months of November and during the other off season months. While during the off-season most of the visitors are adults, during June, July and August many families visit this unique and all-inclusive ranch, returning on a regular basis. The Hideout does not offer a special kids program because this is a true ranch experience and we believe that families should enjoy this experience and special vacation together.

Guests sleep in comfortable, very clean and nicely decorated log cabins with private bathroom, fridge, TV, wireless internet and rocking chairs on the porches. Beds and rooms are cleaned daily and we turn the rooms, change sheets in the middle of the week. Our chef is culinary schooled, creative and very attentive to dietary requests. She grows her own vegetables and sources many of the other healthy ingredients on local farmers markets and small farms in The Big Horn Basin. One of the reasons guests return to this ranch is the culinary side. This ranch is well funded and does not spare any investment to keep everything clean, well maintained, safe and top notch. You will not sleep on 10 year old mattresses at The Hideout.

The Hideout is NOT a Nose to Tail Ranch.

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