“Lake resorts let us drift away – both literally on a boat and figuratively from life’s everyday stressors and demands,” writes National Geographic Traveler magazine as an introduction to its just-released “Best List” of 21 Lake Resorts in the world – which includes Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa in Wyoming. The article recognizes just five lake resorts in the U.S on the international list and promotes exclusive, all-inclusive Brooks Lake Lodge as a “Going Off Grid” option for its deep connection with its secluded national forest setting near Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park, including the adjacent 260-acre alpine Brooks Lake.
National Geographic Traveler suggests that visitors to Brooks Lake Lodge forget using technology and instead opt for outdoor activities at the historic lodge, built in 1922 as a stopover for people traveling to Yellowstone. At Brooks Lake Lodge networking with nature is the best way to create a successful and healthy mind-body connection. And while there is a WiFi option for those who must stay connected, the real hot spot can be best found lakeside and mountaintop.
Located near Dubois, Wyoming, in the Shoshone National Forest, Brooks Lake Lodge rejuvenates its new and returning guests with its unique combination of nature immersion and indoor luxury with elegantly rustic lodge rooms and private cabins as well as a pampering on-site spa. The lodge is perched above Brooks Lake, discovered in 1889 by Bryant B. Brooks, who became governor of Wyoming in 1905.
Guests can choose from an array of guided or unguided adventures like hiking, horseback riding and fishing in the backcountry of Shoshone National Forest – with its extensive system of rivers and lakes – or learning pioneer-era activities such as archery or paddling a canoe around scenic Brooks Lake. Or simply relax with a game of chess in the lobby or at the outdoor tables overlooking Brooks Lake while sipping a Huckleberry Margarita.
With adventure comes hunger and at Brooks Lake Lodge, all-inclusive innovative meals from acclaimed Chef Whitney Hall, recently hailed by Food & Beverage magazine and the Los Angeles Times, are served to guests in the historic dining hall with its giant stone fireplace and a variety of thoughtful Western art. Dinner entrees include a tenderloin of beef roulade, Cajun diver scallops, and a portabella stack, while lunches offer ahi tuna wontons over a nutrient-packed seaweed salad, the jalapeno Pinnacles Popper dip, elk sloppy Joes, Whit’s Wild West chili, and backcountry chicken tenders to name a few.