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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

3170 Road 40 1/2, Shell, WY 82441
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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Shell
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If you’ve ever wanted to get away to the West and experience the life of a true cowboy, then it’s time you mount up with us at The Hideout. Nestled at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming, our authentic guest ranch boasts over 130 horses for our guests to choose from and we can easily accommodate both beginners and seasoned riders. In addition to riding and cattle work, our guests can try their hand at fly-fishing with a guide, trap shooting, archery, go on a 4x4 tour, enjoy gourmet dining, or relax in our pool and take in all the beauty of the Cowboy State. Come live your dream -- visit the Hideout!
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3170 Road 40 1/2, Shell, WY 82441
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David H wrote a review Nov 2020
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I live on the East Coast and I recently planned a reunion with my daughter who lives on the West Coast. I had been to the Hideout before and loved it and decided to take my daughter along with me this time to share the experience. I am a fairly experienced intermediate horseback rider, my daughter has limited riding experience but is a real nature lover. We could not have had a more memorable time than our week together at the Hideout. The moment we arrived and were warmly met by Melanie (Office Manager/Contact person/ Question Answerer extraordinaire) our fabulous adventure began. Starting with horsemanship orientation to trail rides thru some the most spectacular scenery in America ending each day in our cozy cabins getting ready for the social/ cocktail hour followed by a practically gourmet dinner. Each day offered a new opportunity to explore the countryside on horseback or afoot or trap shoot or fly fish and even two opportunities to participate in a cattle drive. The wrangler staff were so personally involved and attentive to and with each rider on horseback and the kitchen staff so ready to attend to every guests needs and preferences and Chef Rachel...just unbelievable! Kudos to Owners Peter and Marijn for putting together a first class guest ranch experience. They are involved at every step of the days activities and are focused on making every guests experience memorable. The horses deserve a lot of credit, they are so well trained and schooled to every riders capabilities and get you safely and wonderfully thru each day. The entire ranch property is beautiful and so very well maintained and spotless. It's a great day if you just sit on the front porch of your cabin. My daughter and I both have beautiful memories of the Hideout Guest Ranch that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. I am grateful to have been able to share this experience with my daughter.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Richard92024 wrote a review Nov 2020
San Diego, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
As one of the past veterinarians for the United States Olympic Team, myself and my family are needless to say, horse people. We have taken riding holidays all over the world from Africa, NZ, Australia, Mongolia, Europe and more.... this was one of the most memorable and best trips ever. The absolute beauty of the area, authenticity of the owners, staff and wranglers and impeccable care for their horses mad this trip a "10". From fishing in rivers, skeet shooting (with a wrangler who trained Navy Seals!) to easy trail riding to challenging terrain moving cattle in a snow storm.... it was a trip full of lifetime memories. .... as lifelong horse folks- we really appreciated the wonderful condition of their remarkable herd and the facilities!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: All the cabins are wonderful
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GrandparentsGoGlobal wrote a review Oct 2020
Casper, Wyoming292 contributions112 helpful votes
This is a very upscale dude ranch run by a European couple who have endeavored to make their guests as comfortable as possible, even in this time of the Coronavirus. The campus is first rate, the staff are experienced and well trained and the food excellent. To make the point here, one of our wranglers had recently exited the U.S. Marines as an officer; she graduated from the Naval Academy and was spending some time pursuing her passion for horses before going on with the rest of her life. My wife is not a confident rider. The wranglers quickly recognized this and attended to her fears so she could enjoy her experience. Meanwhile much more experienced riders were driving cattle. The scenery is spectacular. Many guests return year after year and we will now be two,of these as we are going back in 2022. Consult the ranch for all their activities as there are too many to concisely list here.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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spurgirl3 wrote a review Sep 2020
Stonington, Connecticut83 contributions24 helpful votes
Sixth time to the Hideout, excellent as always! There were a few changes at the ranch, due to Covid....meals outside, at nice tables, with large space heaters nearby. Guests must drive to trailheads, not in the trucks with the wranglers...there was a little confusion one morning concerning that, but it was quickly remedied. There are air purifiers in all large rooms at the lodge, and hand sanitizer in the common bathrooms, etc., but bring your own, plus wipes, just to be safe!! This place was sparkling clean before Covid, if anything, it's even more spotless now! Meals were wonderful-thanks Rachel!, Melanie in the office friendly as usual, all the wranglers were wonderful, as was Ramon, the new head wrangler/cattle boss. Of course Marijn and Peter were excellent hosts, and I loved riding with Marijn doing the cattle work Tuesday. My horses were also wonderful-Phil, a favorite QH I rode last year, Romeo, a beautiful QH, and the last 2 days I had Shoofly, a big gray Mustang, who was incredibly responsive and a blast to ride-had some great lopes on him! There were 17 guests the week we were there, a great smaller group. Thanks to the Hideout for another memorable vacation!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Caitas have best views of the Bighorns on the property!
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Sherpa94126 wrote a review Sep 2020
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My niece and I are guests at the Hideout once a year in the fall. My niece rents the private house across the road from the ranch and it is divine. This ranch is professionally run, the staff is kind and courteous. They always wore masks, unless we were riding. Due to COVID, the cocktail hour was held outside with huge heaters and fires, rustic and cosy, plenty of space for safe distance. Dinner was served outside as well. The food is freshly prepared delicious. Different fresh menu every day. The horses are beautifully matched to suit their riders, and very well trained. The owners are very caring people who ride with the groups and bend over backwards to please. This is a 5 star ranch, you are a real cowboy here, with tons of support and help. We’re signed up for the next 3 years! I’m a horsewomen, 67 yrs young, and love every minute of our vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: We’ve only stayed in the house, but have visited the cabins, beautiful!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Does The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Shell.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.