Wyoming, The Hideout
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is in Shell, northeast Wyoming, about an hour’s drive from the rodeo town of Cody and two hours east of Yellowstone National Park. Privately owned and owner managed, it is a very comfortable guest ranch run to high standards with an excellent riding programme, around 90 horses and access to 650,000 acres of varied landscapes. Lots of riding, a chance to try cattle work, fly fishing, archery and trap shooting, a swimming pool (open in summer) along with comfortable modern accommodation and a ‘can-do’ guest-oriented ethos make it a wonderful place to experience the west.
The main season is late-March to early November although with plenty of prior notice the ranch will open January to early March (and sometime mid-November to December) on request for bookings of 8 or more. Stays are 6 nights, Sunday to Saturday, with 4 and 13 nights, starting Sunday (ending Thursday / Saturday), possible on request. Please contact us to check availability.
Riding: 2 - 6 hours a day (flexible).
Horses: Quarter Horse, Paints, Mustangs, mixed cross breds.
Pace: varied to suit riders / terrain; there is good going for long relaxed canters
Riding ability: all standards from novice to experienced riders.
Weight limit: 104kg (16st 6 lbs).
Accommodation: comfortable cabins and suites.
Group size: : the ranch can host up to about 30, but numbers are usually restricted to 15 to 25 guests and riding in small groups according to ability, maximum normally about 6 per group, less if required.
Season: late March to early November
Horses: The horses are Quarter Horse, Paints, Mustangs and mixed blood crosses, mostly between 14.2 and 16hh. There are about 90 in all with a good selection for novice to advanced riders. All are of a kind, sensible temperament, forward going and responsive to ride. Western tack is used.
Hours: Hours are flexible with morning, afternoon and all day rides to suit. You can ride for just an hour or so or up to about 6 hours a day.
Pace and experience required: With a good selection of horses and riding tailored to suit, the ranch caters well for different abilities from novice to advanced rider. Accompanied children aged 8yrs and over are welcome.
Accommodation is in comfortable modern, spacious, well equipped and well maintained cabins each with en-suite bathroom (shower and loo), fridge, TV and WiFi. They are arranged as duplex (2 adjoining), set in well maintained, landscaped grounds around the main ranch building, with four 2 bedroom casitas as well. All cabins have wooden decking veranda outside with chairs to relax on. Meals are served in the main lodge dining room, where there is also a comfortable upstair bars, sitting areas and games rooms. There is a swimming pool (open in summer) with lovely mountain views.
Prices are seasonal:
Rates (include 15% compulsory gratuity & 5% Wyoming sales tax which are added to all rates):
Child 8 to 11yrs: 15% discount on standard rates
Rates exclude - flights to the US & taxes, transfers to the ranch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), supplements for single accommodation, off-ranch fly fishing guides, excursions, rodeo entrance, any visa fees.
Supplement for single occupancy - 4 nights USD 356; 6 nights USD 574; 13 nights USD 1057 (all include 5% sales tax & 15% gratuity)
Non-activity (board & lodging only) - 15% discount on inclusive rates.
Sunday to Saturday (6 nights) 31st March to 3rd November; 4 , 6 or 13 nights starting Sunday on request
|Itinerary in brief|
|Day 1||Transfer to The Hideout. Settle in before meeting for drinks, dinner and night at the ranch.|
||Five full days to ride and try other activities on offer at the ranch. Daily riding explores the varied country around the ranch, with rides out for up to about 3 hours in the morning and / or 2 or 3 hours in the afternoon. Often horses are trailered a short way to explore varied country far field, you may head off with a saddlebag picnic for a full day ride, try cattle work or an informal riding lesson. Non–riding activities include fly fishing, archery practice and trap shooting. The pool is open in summer and in June / July visits to the local dinosaur excavation site are on offer. You also have the option to visit the Rodeo in Cody (extra charge) from June to end August. Drinks, dinner and 5 nights comfortable cabin / suite accommodation at the ranch.|
||Breakfast and depart.|
|Contact us at email@example.com or on tel (+44) (0)1837-82544 / 825440 for further information, detailed itineraries, dates and answers to questions.|
The nearest airports to the ranch are Cody (about 75 miles) and Billings (about 150 miles). We can arrange for you to be collected from and returned to Cody for an extra charge ($195 US per car). If you fly to Billings you need to hire your own car. There are several flight options - both United and Delta Airlines fly to Cody via Denver and Chicago. For flights from London budget around £850 to £1100 per person Economy return depending on season and availability.