The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive, upscale…
Starting at $500 per person per night
Rock Creek Road, Saddlestring, Johnson County, Wyoming, United States
Starting at $400 per person per night
The HF Bar Ranch, situated in a pristine valley on nearly 7500 acres bordering Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, is the second oldest guest ranch in America. Come for a visit with your own family and friends. You can walk a mile or five and not see a soul. The silence, only interrupted by the sound of the creek and the call of the birds or the laughter of other guests, will envelop you and clear your head. This Ranch is a steady beacon in a world that keeps upgrading, moving faster, and changing constantly. For so many, many people the Ranch is always there.
Unique Features: The Ranch has received placement on the National Register of Historic Places, as the second oldest guest ranch, along with being named one of the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” From riding the high plains and pure mountain meadows, to casting a fly rod, to hiking the mountain country, to watching your children safely run with abandon, to just reading a book on your cabin porch.
Accommodations: Guests are lodged in comfortable cabins with living rooms, open fireplaces, private baths and outdoor porches. The pine floors are covered with colorful Persian rugs which feel so good on bare feet. The cabins boast plush comfortable quilted beds made of local pine logs. Electric kettles, with all of the fixings for great coffee, teas and cocoa, are available in each cabin as well as glasses, wine openers and blocks of ice that are delivered daily by a horse and wagon to an old-fashioned ice box on each porch.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. All accommodations are equally as nice. The cabins were built during the historic heyday of dude ranching and you will find they are still genuine to that period. The rustic, comfortable nature of each cabin satisfies something that you have not found at other places. With no phones and no TVs in the cabins, it is the perfect setting for your family and friends to be on vacation with each other and to meet and interact with the other guests if you so choose.
Dining: The dining room is a place to relax and refresh yourself, to share the stories of the day and to re-energize for all of the activities ahead. Dinners are set up so that you can eat leisurely and be out in time for the evening ride. Those who take all-day picnic rides or choose to skip the evening ride often gather round their tables to mingle and recap the events of the day. The Dining Room echoes with laughter as people describe their various adventures of the day.
Activities: Soon after arrival, guests look forward to heading up to the Corral and getting matched with a horse and a saddle. This is the heart of the Ranch. For over 100 years, horseback riders have set the tone of the HF Bar Ranch experience. A herd of over 200 horses and a staff of competent wranglers ensure a suitable mount for everyone from the beginner to the expert of any age. Passionate anglers often choose the HF Bar Ranch because they desire guided fishing trips on the rich variety of waters found in this vast area of wild waters.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. Generations of HF Bar Ranch guests have made fly fishing for wild trout a central part of their Western experience. A 10-mile stretch of Rock Creek is small stream fishing for wild trout at it’s best, a never-ending source of skill-enhancing challenge and simple pleasures.
Location: The HF Bar Ranch is located in Johnson County, Wyoming about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Buffalo, Wyoming in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in Saddlestring. Long before the white men ever stepped foot on these lands, Native Americans held them sacred, and many centuries ago the Medicine Wheel was built on top of the Bighorn Mountains. In the early 1860s Pioneers destined for the gold fields in Montana’s Virginia City, pulled their wagon trains up the Bozeman Trail.
Closest Airport: The ranch offers a shuttle service from the Sheridan Airport, at no charge. The Sheridan Airport offers service from Denver to Sheridan. Another good choice is flying to Gillette, Wyoming (90 minutes from the HF Bar Ranch) or Sheridan, Wyoming (40 minutes from the HF Bar Ranch). They offer a shuttle from the Gillette Airport from 8:00 am-6:00 pm for a fee, round trip/per vehicle.
Children’s Programs: Yes. They have a vibrant and energetic Kid Team that provides entertainment and caregiving for those who are still too young to go out on the trails during the morning and evening riding hours. All you need to do is drop your child off after 9:00 am at the Kid Club House and the Kid Team will take them off on short hikes, do craft projects, visit the Ranch petting animals, make pictures out of clouds, and dress-up.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: The Broken Spear Saloon opens each evening at 5:00 for your early libations pleasure. The Ranch bell rings three times a day calling you to the Dining Room, or to the outdoor barbecues, for delectable meals and fine hearty table fare to please most palates. A trained team of skilled chefs prepare a sundry array of home cooked meals, fresh baked goods, sizzling breakfasts, and a Kid Bar for the young ones (of all ages!) who just want to eat and run.