The Hideout is exceptional in every respect.
My wife, daughter (aged 12) and I (inexperienced rider) had the most fantastic time at the Hideout. The setting is breathtaking and varied. The rides into the Bighorn mountains are exhilarating and fun; cattle work a unique and authentic - if a little tiring - experience ! The overnight camping trip is a must. The kayaking is wild and great fun for all except the unbalanced like me. The fishing I am told was excellent.The horsemanship and equine care is second to none and the selection of horses to match abilities is careful and precise.
The lodge is surrounded by beautifully appointed cabins and well maintained lawns and gardens. The food is excellent and Sheena is a superb and creative cook with everything, including cookies, homemade. All the guests meet for drinks and dinner and so it's really easy to meet people : its fine to travel on your own, as you will fit in whatever.
Peter and Marijn, Paula and David are wonderful, friendly hosts and very professional. They go out of their way to make sure all the guests feel part of the family. Their staff selection is excellent and Tom and the wranglers and Rebecca and the lodge staff are always available, accommodating and willing to help. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone. The shop is a dangerous area with lots of great stuff to buy or hire : you can become a real cowboy/cowgirl overnight. The food, ambience, environment is stylish, elegant and yet informal and hugely relaxing.
We cannot recommend this highly enough and hope to return one day soon. My only - hopefully constructive - comment is that the website undersells the location and experience. Oh, and an expresso machine would go down well with the Europeans !
This is a first class destination that significantly exceeded our - already high - expectations. We would like to thank the whole team for giving us such a memorable time.
Jonathan, Lucie and Lettie
- Also Known As:
- The Hideout Lodge And Guest Ranch
- The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch Hotel Shell
- The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch Shell, Wyoming