The Trapper Ranch Guest House is located on The Trapper Ranch in the tiny little hamlet of Shell (population 83) at the foot of The Big Horn Mountains. The Guest House is a log construction build in 1928 and renovated in 2015. It sits right next to Trapper Creek and offers great views in all directions. This property is related to The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. The guest house is well maintained, nicely decorated and clean. Across the property are the renovated remains of one of the first guest ranches in the area where among others Hemingway, Roosevelt and Owen Wister vacationed.
We are a Belgian family living in The Trapper Creek Lodge which is the main lodge on the ranch property and live year-around on the property. The Trapper Guest House is located at approx. 800 yards from our home. We moved to Shell, Wyoming from Brussels, Belgium in 2007 and manage the nearby The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell owned by ourselves and our family. We farm the property to raise hay for the horses of The Hideout Guest Ranch. During the winter months The Hideout horses also graze the property. We enjoy living here and continuously improving and renovating this beautiful property. It is our life work.
The above picture is of Marijn and one of our twin sons Edward.
Peter De Cabooter purchased this lodge in 2002
There are many beautiful places to visit and to stay. We love and enjoy this property for its history, the remoteness and the unusual beautiful spot it is located at. Surrounded by a couple acres of private land but mostly public land.
The Trapper Creek runs through the property, which is one of the most pristine and untouched streams in the area. The surrounding hills and red rock hills are such an unusual view in contrast with the green irrigated fields.
Except for the noises of nature and stream it is a very quiet place. The Guest House strikes a balance between a historic log cabin, yet is is clean and comfortable. As we operate one of the leading high end guest ranches nearby we know what hospitality management is and have a full maintenance crew on staff for service calls and if something were to happen.
Location and experience managed by professionals in the hospitality industry.
Top Thing to do in City:
* Hiking & Biking.
* Visit Big Horn National Forest.
* The Big Horn Canyon Lake.
* The Could Peak Wilderness.
* Shell, Dirty Annies, The Antler Inn.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Hiking & Biking.
* Relaxing and take in the views.
* Play in the creek.
* Visit Cody, The Buffalo Bill Museum.
* Cody Nite Rodeo.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Hiking, biking, fishing.
* build dams in the creek.
* Cody, The Buffalo Bill Museum.
* Go to the Cody Rodeo.
* Relax and take it all in.
The area where the guest house is located is an attraction on its own. It was one of the first areas settled in the Shell Valley. With a population of 2 per sq / mile and The Big Horn National Forest in your backyard there is endles nature, mountains, streams, etc. to explore without being crowded.
Accross The Big Horn Mountains there is Sheridan which is a historial town, 1 hour to the East there is Cody at the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The town of Shell is an interesting little hamlet and unspoilt by too many buildings. In town the owners of this property are also renovation the oldest and only rock building in the area The Shell Lodge and there is anothe rental property The Shell Cabin located on the south side of this building.