Updated: May 27, 2022
Snow coach or snowmobile in to remote Wyoming backcountry resort
Dubois, Wyoming – November 18, 2020 – Winter is coming, and for those who’ve spent too much of 2020 cooped up at home, a remote wooded Wyoming winter getaway may be the best New Year’s resolution for 2021. For a restorative get-off-the-grid experience, Brooks Lake Lodge, the all-inclusive, exclusive guest ranch deep in the woods of Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest, is perched at 9,200 feet with lakeside views and panoramic vistas of the Wind River Mountains and Pinnacle Buttes. Unspoiled nature abounds for miles, creating a remarkable playground for lodge guests – with snowmobiling a favorite way to enjoy the winter landscape, atop new top-of-the-line sleds in the company of elite guides.
With 600 miles of groomed trails and 2 million acres of untrammeled backcountry terrain, the lodge is a favorite with “sled heads,” including being a called a “dynamo destination” on the sledding “bucket list” by American Snowmobiler and “a cut above” by SnoWest. This year the lodge boasts 10 new snow machines, and the always sought-after company of Brooks Lake’s resident snowmobile experts including famed pro rider Skinner Bell. But with all the technical riding potential for skilled sled jockeys, the experience is totally tailored to guest abilities, ensuring memorable fun in the snow for novices and families as well.
While snowmobiling is often a guest favorite, the lodge offers a variety of cold-weather activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing with the necessary equipment supplied and guides available. Guests also can enjoy a Rocky Mountain Safari through the surrounding countryside with a guide explaining the unique Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem habitat and pointing out such local wildlife as moose and bighorn sheep. And because relaxation is just as important as adventuring, the lodge has guests covered with the on-site Rocky Mountain Spa offering a variety of massages, facials and scrubs. For just kicking back, the spa’s enormous 11-by-17-foot hot tub overlooking the Pinnacle Mountains is the perfect spot for an après-snow-day soak.
All this activity works up an appetite, but getting a good meal is never a concern at Brooks Lake Lodge, where the talented culinary team offers guests three thoughtfully prepared Western gourmet meals each day, all included in an overnight stay. Called “the best meal in the middle of nowhere” by Food and Beverage Magazine, and hailed by the Travel Channel, the LA Times and Big Sky Journal, the dining scene at the lodge is well fit for the inner foodie. We’re talking entrees such as Tenderloin of Beef Roulade stuffed with fresh spinach, red bell peppers and toasted pine nuts; Cajun Diver Scallops; and Ganache-covered Golden Vanilla Cake with Fresh Berry Compote for dessert. Yep, no one leaves the Great Hall hungry or unsatisfied. And the Great Hall will be open to the public for a limited number of reservation-only daytime lunch guests during the winter season for snowmobilers, skiers or snowshoers enjoying the wintery backcountry.
As for accommodations, guests at the lodge can kick back in their private cabin or in the lodge’s Sheep Suite, each space equipped with a wood burning stove, comfy lodgepole pine beds and views of the remarkable surroundings. Brooks Lake Lodge will accommodate a maximum of 18 overnight guests at a time this winter, as the safety of staff and guests is the lodge number one priority.
Overnight winter rates at Brooks Lake Lodge start at $450 per person per night and include all meals and all activities and guides (with the exception of separate fees associated with snowmobile rentals). The lodge opens on December 20, 2020, and remains open for the winter season through March 15, 2021. While Christmas and New Year’s holidays are already booked for the 2020/21 season, it’s not too soon to grab a spot for next year’s winter holidays.
About Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa
Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa, a nearly 100-year-old historic guest ranch near Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, is located one mile from the North American Continental Divide, with views of the Pinnacle Buttes, Austin's Peak and Brooks Mountain. Surrounded by evergreen forests, wildlife and alpine Brooks Lake, the exclusive, all-inclusive Wyoming Rocky Mountain resort offers five-star service, luxury accommodations and gourmet dining. Named a 2019 Best All-Inclusive Resort in the U.S. by MSN Lifestyle, a 2018 Best Lake Resort by National Geographic Traveler magazine, a 2017 Western Landmark and hidden gem by Western Art & Architecture, a U.S. Rocky Mountain Stunning Inn & Lodge by Vacation Idea, a Top 10 Luxury Wildlife Lodge by Money Inc., Where to Go Off the Grid by the Travel Channel, and a Travel + Leisure Great American Lodge. For additional information and reservations visit www.brookslake.com or call 866.213.4022. Follow Brooks Lake Lodge on Facebook and Instagram.