September 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming
Sprawling over more than a quarter-million acres in north central Wyoming, The Hideout is the centerpiece of the 100-year-old Lodge & Guest Ranch. One of the largest working cattle ranches in the American West, this singular getaway offers an authentic experience in the hamlet of Shell at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. Heal your world-weary spirit and embrace your inner cowboy or girl as you ride quarter horses along spectacular scenic trails, join in seasonal cattle drives and roundups, and participate in invigorating day-to-day ranch activities. If you are searching for an authentic cattle ranch experience combined with high-end pampering and comforts, an upscale international crowd, all in a personal 32-guest boutique setting, you will surely discover all this and more at Flitner Ranch.
When it comes to your own private slice of paradise, you can expect more than an ole cowpoke's bedroll. Accommodations capture the spirit of the region, and include contemporary Western Casita apartments, Western-style log Cabins and the remote Upper Hideout in the Big Horn Mountains. As for chuck wagon delights, days begin with hearty breakfasts and wind down with elegant meals that include ranch-raised Angus steaks. Flitner Ranch employs a Le Gordon Bleu Chef who many times teams up in the kitchen with the prestigious chef from the neighboring Trapper Creek Lodge & Supper Club, making the combination a memorable culinary experience. When not ropin' and ridin', you will find endless diversions, such as trout fishing, wildlife photography, and exploratory trips to dinosaur digs.
Location of The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
Nearest Airport: CDG
Amenities for The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
- General Information
- 16 Guest Rooms
- Dining Room
- On-Site Amenities
- Billiards Table
- Gift Shop
- Game Room
- Live Entertainment
- Swimming Pond
- Fishing Pond
- Laundry Facilities
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite Television
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Trail Riding
- Active & Adventure
- Lodges & Ranches
- Ski & Snow
- Winter Getaways
Reviews for The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
Excellent in every way. The ranch, set in a stunning landscape, is extremely comfortable and every detail of the guests' experience has been really carefully thought through. It's worth understanding that this is a working ranch (albeit a supremely comfortable & luxurious one), not a 5 star hotel with limitless options & lots of anonymous waiters. So there are no choices at dinner for example - though you won't mind as it will be delicious - and the days you work cattle, if you choose to, you do whatever is needed by the wranglers to get the cattle where they need to go. That said, Peter & Marijn go out of their way to personalize each guests' stay. If you want an unforgettable experience in a beautifully run family ranch, this is the place. The food is delicious. The rooms are comfy & well styled. The horses are terrific and are beautifully cared for, plus there was real thoughtfulness in matching horses to riders/ability. In truth the emphasis on riding was greater than we had anticipated from looking at the website but we all ended up riding every day, and loving it, despite most of us being beginners. Wld highly recommend getting a lesson at the start as Western riding is different to the English style of riding, and the wranglers explain the differences very well. After five days the whole family was confidently cantering up the mountains and whooping with delight. Children will love it if they are old enough to get stuck in. It's a small ranch and you get to know the other guests and all the staff quite well, which added to the enjoyment. We were brilliantly taken care of by the entire team, from owners Peter & Marijn down, Rebecca and Melanie at front of house, Mary and her team in the kitchen, all the wranglers under Tom (special shout-out for Ethan, pied piper of children). The other activities - fly fishing, going to the rodeo in Cody, archery/shooting - are all very worth doing, too. There is a fantastic little shop on site, selling western gear and lovely shirts. We were genuinely teary-eyed to leave. Thank you to all at the Hideout for giving us such an incredible week. We adored it.
TifLoe - Oxford, United Kingdom
My family and I have spent unforgettable vacations at The Hideout. The Hideout is a unique place with unique people starting with Marijn and Peter, the owners, and Rebecca. Everything was just perfect. All staff is entirely dedicated to the small number of guests. We have especially been seduced by The Hideout philosophy and approach of horses and horse back riding. The Wranglers headed by Tom (the greatest !) are highly skilled and top riding instructors (special thanks to Deb, Ashley, Adency, Laureen, Zach, Jeff and Eaton). Accomodations and food are just amazing. Service perfect. A very special and great atmosphere in the natural scenery of the Wyoming that I would highly recommend. Be sure we will come back !
EmmanuelG03 - France
When I was coming down that mountain, after hours of cattle work on a horse!, I kept thinking how privileged I am to be there, seeing a beauty that so few people will ever get a chance to see. I cannot say enough about how fortunate I feel that I was able to have a week at The Hideout Ranch. I tagged along on my friends vacation as she has been going there for years and cannot stop talking about The Hideout. I am/was a never horseback rider and the level of attention to detail, safety and training, without being overbearing in the least allowed me to feel relaxed and safe on my horse. Tom, Marijn and the wranglers are awesome! They are amazing riders and even better teachers and just do everything imaginable to make every ride memorable. They know their horses and are quite astute at matching riders and horses with impressive acuity. I never thought I would have so much fun on a horse and was not even remotely ready for the week to end. The food was delicious and high quality, the rooms were clean and spacious and the guests were a blast! Peter and Marijn have created something truly unique, there is really no reason to choose anywhere else. I can't wait to see who Tom let's me ride next year! :-)
cinlulu - New York City, New York
My horse-crazy young daughter talked me into a ranch trip this summer, and I am so glad she did and that we found the Hideout for our mother/daughter adventure. It's an incredible, idyllic place that combines the rugged beauty of its setting with luxurious cabins, top-notch food, sophisticated horsemanship, and riding as challenging or relaxing as you'd like it to be. (I'm amazed at the range of riding experience they were able to accommodate). The owners are lovely people who take the time to get to know every guest. And they've assembled an impressive team of people who go "above and beyond" to keep everyone safe and happy. The wranglers are all kind, bright and fun to talk to. And their concern for the horses is just as obvious. These are healthy, happy animals we felt good about riding. Can't say enough good things about this place. We'll certainly return for another memorable trip.
The Hideout is an incredible place. Everything (accommodation, food, horses, activities, personnel) is top notch, impeccable and flawless. One can see and feel that attention is being paid to every little detail. All wranglers are highly skilled, professional and friendly. What impressed me most though were the horses. I am a beginner rider and not once I felt uncomfortable or scared on my horse. I just trusted them. One can simply feel that the horses are very well trained and treated with respect and care. I was already familiar with some of the principals of â€śNatural/Authentic Horsemanshipâ€ťand was therefore very happy and glad to see that the riding and horse training programs at the Hideout are managed by Authentic Horsemanship. Emphasis is on mutual respect and trust and effective communication with the horse. I experienced this at firsthand! On my third day at the ranch I received a private riding lesson from Marijn, one of the owners. It was incredible what I learned from her and â€śJohnny Rottenâ€ť (my horse) in just a couple of hours. Thanks again Marijn and the Hideout. Iâ€™ll be back!
_gabyfashion - Brussels, Belgium