Nearest Regional Airport
Worland Municipal Airport, 58 miles
Nearest International Airport
Billings Logan International Airport, 142 miles
April - November
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is all-inclusive, upscale, and focused on riding, horsemanship, and working cattle. Limited to approximately 25 riders weekly, the ranch is in the tiny hamlet of Shell, Wyoming, east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of the little-known Big Horn Mountains and National Forest. With a backyard of 650,000 acres in an area with a tremendous diversity of scenery and altitudes ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, you will seldom see the same trail twice. Since its beginnings, The Hideout has always been a clean, organized, and well-maintained guest ranch.
Our string of 130 horses consists of Quarter Horses, Paints, and a growing number of Mustangs. We take pride in a very personal, fun, and safe riding experience. Non-riding activities to provide a break from the saddle are available depending on the season. These include fly-fishing, trapshooting, archery, Cody Nite Rodeo, hiking, biking, a hot tub, and a 60 x18 lap pool. But the main reason guests from the US and around the world return year after year is to ride and enjoy the very personal attention to detail and great care for guests and horses. Every year we invest more in groundwork and training to continue to improve the quality of our horses and riding experience. We welcome all levels of riders from beginners to advanced.
At The Hideout, we are passionate, professional, and deeply care about your ranch riding vacation and well-being. We are committed to the highest standards of healthy culinary experience, quality lodging, attentive staff, and responsive horses. Our European/American owners and our staff are multi-cultural and view diversity as an asset. We welcome a growing number of international riders and travelers each week. The owners of The Hideout, Peter, and Marijn De Cabooter, are very involved in the daily operations and well-being of our guests. Among other equestrian accomplishments and working cattle experience, Marijn holds a Level 4 Parelli certification. She works closely together with our full-time horse trainer and the clinicians and instructors at The Trapper Creek Ranch, The Hideout’s Riding & Horsemanship Clinic Center, also located in Shell, Wyoming.
The Hideout is all about horses, riding, horsemanship, and working cattle. Every year we invest in more groundwork, training, and general well-being of our horses. Well-trained horses and happy horses are safe horses. Beginners who want to learn, intermediate riders and advanced riders enjoy coming to The Hideout because of our equestrian focus. Each week Marijn and our full-time horse trainer, conduct horsemanship and liberty demonstrations. Guests are invited to participate in these demonstrations. During most weeks guests can participate in authentic cattle work on the range helping one of the bigger cattle ranches in the area, who we have worked closely with for many years. We offer team penning and lessons if there is enough interest. We also offer fly-fishing (let us know in advance), hiking, biking, trapshooting & archery. The Hideout is mostly about riding and horses and each year the focus and investments in all things horses is increasing.
All meals are included in your guest package. Our hearty Western fare and gourmet dinners are some of the main reasons our guests return year after year. Each item is prepared with only the best and freshest ingredients. Most of our vegetables are locally and organically grown and fresh from the garden. Our kitchen is less about quantity but rather about quality and healthy food.
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.
Dietary restrictions: Our chef can accommodate the most common dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, allergies, or severe dislikes.
Very well maintained, well-appointed, and clean log cabins which come with wireless internet, private bathroom, fridge, flat-screen tv, porch with rocking chairs, air-conditioning, and heating. Cabins are updated on a yearly basis. The highest level of luxury is The Hideout Home. These 3 bedroom Ritz-Carlton style homes come with 2 master bedrooms & bathrooms, a guest room, kitchen, a large living room, and a terrace with an amazing view of the Bighorn Mountains. Beds are made daily, sheets changed mid-week.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
4 nights (April - November)
Due to our small size and remote location, cancellations or rescheduling of dates affect us significantly. We limit the number of our guests to approximately 25 travelers each week to keep our guests’ experience personal and customized. As a small, family-owned and operated business, this means that every booking is important to ensure an exclusive boutique experience and excellent service. All cancellations (no matter the reason) will forfeit the full 30% deposit (50% deposit for groups of 8 or more) unless we are able to refill the entire space at the original pricing. If we can fill the entire space, the deposit will be refunded minus a $150 per person cancellation fee. If your space is not filled, the total deposit is forfeited.
Trip Cancellation Insurance Recommended – Because The Hideout serves a limited number of guests, we strongly suggest that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. If you choose not to purchase trip insurance and an unforeseen event keeps you from being able to travel to The Hideout, we will be unable to refund your deposit and/or paid balance as set forth in our cancellation policy. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.
Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
Nearest Regional Airport
Worland Municipal Airport, 58 miles