Historical Upscale Working Cattle, Horse and Riding Guest Ranch.
Built in 1927, The Trapper Creek Lodge is one of the finest and most elegant log buildings that can be found in the greater Shell, Wyoming area. The history of Trapper Creek Lodge can be dated back to 1882, when the first settlers arrived in the Big Horn Basin. During the roaring 20s, the 16-1 Stock Ranch (as it was called back then) welcomed affluent guests and "dudes" from the Eastern states, including Ernest Hemingway, Owen Wister and Theodore Roosevelt.
The Hideout Riding & Working Cattle Guest Ranch
Today, the nearby Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch, owned by the same family as The Trapper Creek Ranch and Property, offers an upscale working cattle, horse and riding guest ranch experience in the same tradition as the prestigious 16-1 Stock Ranch.
Like the former guest ranch, The Hideout has a loyal clientele from all over the world and offers elegant lodging, fine dining, and a well-structured riding and horsemanship program in combination with a real working cattle experience. The Hideout shares approximately 300,000 acres with the 100 year-old Flitner Ranch, and The Hideout Guests can experience working along well trained wranglers, cowboys and horsemen in jointly working the 1,200-head of Black Angus of the Eleven-Bar-One and Flitner Ranch through the spring, summer and fall seasons. The Hideout also offers quality horsemanship and riding clinics according to The AH Horsemanship Method as thought by head wrangler, horse trainer and clinician Ramon Castro.
The Historical Old Shell Lodge along Highway 14 in the center of Shell.
In an effort to preserve the center of Shell, the family that oversees The Hideout and Trapper properties has purchased and restored The Old Shell Lodge, erected in 1896 as the only building in Shell constructed with local sandstone.
The building has been completely renovated, adding modern amenities while maintaining the historical integrity of the property. The Old Shell Lodge is currently is available for rent or lease and, with the surrounding private park, is a little gem in the center of Shell.
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