American Snowmobiler Puts Brooks Lake Lodge on ‘Bucket List’ for Sled Heads
The November issue of American Snowmobiler magazine is out, highlighting “3 Dynamo Destinations” for snowmobilers – including a firsthand review of Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa, the exclusive, all-inclusive guest lodge deep in the woods of Wyoming. Told from the perspective of a “Sled Head’s wife,” who developed a surprising love affair with snow during a romantic weekend visit with her husband to the nearly 100-year-old resort, the article by Heidi Thompson is titled “Adventure Travel: Brooks Lake Lodge” and includes photography from their adventure by her husband, American Snowmobiler editor Ryan Thompson.
Heidi admits to initial lack of excitement about the trip – until the couple actually made it to Brooks Lake Lodge. “When Ryan asked if I wanted to accompany him on a destination review I put on a happy face,” she writes, “but secretly hoped he would change his mind and ask his brother or another sledding buddy. Then we arrived and my own love affair with snow commenced.”
Heidi’s American Snowmobiler article details highlights of the experience, calling out the snowy terrain surrounding the lodge as a fabulous playground that is not just for pros. A variety of trails and opportunities are available at Brooks Lake Lodge for all levels of snowmobilers from beginner to advanced. The lodge’s 400-600 inches of snow per year guarantee prime riding conditions, and with 2 million acres of scenic territory to explore, there is no shortage of stunning Wyoming backcountry views.
American Snowmobiler also gave a rave review to the gourmet meals at Brooks Lake Lodge, which are included in an overnight stay and thoughtfully prepared by acclaimed Chef Whitney Hall. “Each course of every meal was a mouthwatering delight,” Heidi writes. “Tender venison, unique salads, and delectable desserts were plated beautifully and served on china and crisp tablecloths. To say they hit this one out of the park is an understatement.”
While options for accommodations include cozy cabins or lodge rooms, the Thompsons stayed in one of the lodge’s two cabin suites, which includes a sitting room with a wood stove and, as Heidi described it, “the most comfortable king size bed I have ever slept on.” Hosting a maximum of 36 guests as a time and with the resort’s typical 2:1 staff to guest ratio, the service at Brooks Lake Lodge is described by American Snowmobiler as “nothing short of five stars.”
While snowmobiling is the most popular sport at the lodge, there are other winter activities to enjoy as well, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing, with all gear available for guests of the lodge. The lodge also has an on-site Rocky Mountain Spa where guests can book deep tissue massages to ease muscles after a day on the snow, or soak in the 11-by-17-foot hot tub overlooking the Pinnacle Buttes.