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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I was there in December and had an amazing time. I've been to the Hideout many times before but everything looks different in the snow. The riding was exceptional. One day we rode to find the wild mustangs and came within 150 yards of a group of them. Another day we rode through the Big Horn Mountains in the snow. The people we met became like "old friends" in a matter of days and eight of us are coming back the same week in August. As usual the staff and amenities were outstanding. It's hard to adequately describe this place, one needs to experience it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

This ranch combines the excitement of day rides on horseback with highly experienced staff and the luxury of 5star food and accommodations. They are guest oriented and no request is too small one too big. Enjoy the peaceful sage bloomed rides then relax in the hot tub or lodge. I have my 4th trip scheduled for August. I can't get enough of the peaceful mountains rides and the instructions that help this non-rider turn into a comfortable cowgirl. The cabins are immaculately clean and large windows put the star-filled skies within your reach at night. The staff is like family and aim to please. Cocktail hour includes a slide show of the days pictures taken. What a fun way to gather with guests and purvey the days activities.

Room Tip: All good rooms so you can't get a bad room.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

If riding and horse experience is what you want, this is the place for you. The scenery is breathtaking and varies from beautiful canyon rides, to open prairie, to high elevation forests. You may be riding through thick trees and in and out of the creeks one morning and in the afternoon be high on the plateau overlooking a 1000 foot drop. This ranch is a serious rider’s paradise and you can spend 6 hours or more in the saddle everyday if you choose. The wranglers were great. We felt enough freedom to experience the horses and improve our riding skills with attentive and encouraging oversight from the knowledgeable staff. Our experience provided everything we wanted from a dude ranch.

We spent 5 days in the saddle but for those who become saddle sore, the Ranch provided other activities such as fly-fishing, archery & sporting clays.

The ranch facilities are beautiful, the grounds well manicured, tack barn orderly and clean, and the lodge comfortable with a great staff. The cabins afford incredible vistas of the Big Horn Mountains and are well appointed and comfortable. Wyoming is certainly a beautiful place.


We're, definitely, returning next Spring!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank PalisadesRiders
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We just left the Hideout on Saturday. Everything about it was perfect! We loved the owners
and the wranglers! Each one was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. The food was delicious, the rooms great, and the horses wonderful. (Okay, Randall wasn't really a perfect
"rodeo" horse.) We got to ride in the most beautiful settings ever and at the speed we wanted.
After riding, we sat on our porch listening to music and had a breath-taking view of the mountains
glimmering in the sunlight. It was magical.
So...we are heading back there as soon as they open in the spring!!!

Room Tip: We saw a few different rooms and they are all great.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Hideout is the perfect place to "reconnect" as a family. We're all grown now, and don't get together too often. Taking a week at The Hideout was an ideal way to spend time together. The scenery is breathtaking - much better than any of the pictures, if you can believe it. The horses are spectacular - from novices (me) to experts (Mom), the wranglers paired everyone with the right horse for them. My horse had me loping in no time - smiling like an idiot the whole way (his great nature and extreme sure-footedness was the perfect match for my complete lack of skill!). The staff couldn't have been more helpful or more sincerely friendly. It is clear that they all really enjoy working here. The lodgings and food were both excellent - but not so deluxe that you lost all feeling of being on a ranch. Expect really good home cooking, and a very comfortable room with everything you'd need, but floors that are OK for boots and you'll have your expectations set just right. I can't recommend The Hideout highly enough - we will certainly be back!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Last week I was fortunate to spend a week at the Hideout while on a photography tour. The facility is terrific, but the best part of the stay was how everyone went out of their way to make our photo shoots and stay go so well. From the wranglers, to the managers, to the office staff to the kitchen staff and the cleaning/maintenance folks -- each person had their role to play and did their best to play it well. The wranglers and managers doubled as models in our photo shoots, with each one doing his or her best to make memorable, high quality photos. What a great way to see well-kept horses and cattle in a ranch environment! We got to experience the west in luxury.

The setting for the Hideout could not be better. While the facility itself and its land is kept lush with irrigation, the surrounding countryside is ruggedly spartan, with its rough, rocky mountains, sage brush, and interesting rock and land formations. The 300,000 acre ranch has so much variety in its terrain that every day we had fresh areas to visit.

The well-kept log cabins are cozy and part of the western experience. Fresh towels daily made "roughing it" perfect. The food was hearty and excellent. Special requests were always accommodated.

I wish the trip had been for a second week as I was just sinking in to the joy of it when it was time to fly out.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The last week in September I had the most fantastic ranch experience out west at The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch!! The great activities, the delicious meals, the comfortable lodging, the beautiful grounds, and the breathtaking scenery all contributed to the wonderful experience!! Most impressive was The Hideout staff!! The entire staff was so dedicated to making the experience special for each guest!! The high standard of excellence in guest services and opportunities was amazing and so much appreciated!!! The vacation felt more like a “family vacation” for me. I enjoyed meeting and spending time with everyone . . . . other guests and all the staff!!! My activities during the week included horseback riding, trap shooting, fly fishing, archery, roping, and a horsemanship class. All so professionally organized and customized for guest interest and safety. An added bonus was the DVD each guest received with a collection of all the pictures taken during the week. The spectacular pictures that the wranglers and other staff took each day captured the memories of a life changing vacation!!! The Hideout owners and staff . . . . and the entire Hideout experience . . . . .the BEST you can imagine!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Address: 3170 Road 40 1/2, Shell, WY 82441
Region: United States > Wyoming > Shell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Shell
Number of rooms: 14
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