People take a photo of mountain landscape at Brooks Lake Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury resort near Yellowstone

Summer: June 19 – September 15

Outdoor Fun in Wyoming's Yellowstone Region


Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa is a private hideaway not far from Yellowstone National Park. This all-inclusive mountain resort is the perfect mix of pioneer living and modern luxury with horseback riding, hiking, fishing, canoeing and more.


Our historic guest ranch has miles of forested trails to hike, lakes and streams to fish, and clear skies (unpolluted by city lights) to star-gaze. WiFi, gourmet dining, and luxurious accommodations are all part of your stay.

Things to Do: Summer

Rocky Mountain Trail Rides

Horseback riding can be part of your guest ranch vacation here at the lodge. We maintain a herd of 40 surefooted steeds and riders of all experience levels are welcome. Our knowledgeable wranglers will guide you on your full- or half-day ride into the beautiful Shoshone National Forest.


Trail rides are taken at a leisurely pace. Children 9 years and older are welcome on all trail rides. Little ones who are 8 and under can still enjoy arena rides, pony rides, and horse rides on 25 acres, but must remain within the lodge gates. Arena riding is also an option for older guests who wish to trot.

Fishing

The rivers and lakes surrounding Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa are teeming with trout. Enjoy a half-day fishing trip hiking through beautiful wilderness to a cool, clear mountain stream. Or experience an all-day fishing adventure and travel by horseback to a beautiful mountain lake and spend tranquil hours fishing for a bite. Whether you are a novice or a pro, our guides will make sure this is the most enjoyable fishing vacation you've ever experienced.
 

Fly and spin rods are provided as a courtesy to our guests. Fishing licenses are available for purchase at the Lodge as are a variety of flies.

Hiking

Feel the exhilaration of summiting a peak 11,000 feet above sea level. Look out over the landscape and marvel at nature's majesty. Here, at Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa you can climb the Pinnacles or hike to the top of Brooks Mountain and stand atop the Continental Divide. Or, for a less daunting physical challenge, one of our guides (accompanied by an enthusiastic lodge dog) will take you for a hike along our nature trails—traversing rolling slopes, spotting birds and beasts and foliage that call these hills home.
 

All experience levels welcome. Guides are provided as a courtesy to our guests.

Luxury Overnight Pack Trips

Get a taste of the frontier lifestyle—in style. You'll go horseback riding miles into the wilderness surrounding Brooks Lake Lodge accompanied by an experienced guide. You'll sleep under the moon and stars on comfortable bedding and have your dinner cooked for you over an open fire before being served on sterling silver. These glamping trips include fishing, hiking, and rounds of backcountry golf—an upscale twist on the Wild West.


Many of our guests choose to book their pack trip at either the beginning or end of their stay with us. For help planning your luxury guest ranch vacation please call for pricing at 866-213-4022.

Canoeing

Spend a leisurely day exploring the brisk and beautiful Brooks Lake. Paddle to the middle of this almost 300-acre mountain lake, cast your line for hungry trout and spend some time catching up with your kids. Everything you need for a high-mountain canoe trip—life preservers, paddles, fishing rods and bait—is provided for you by our friendly staff.

Archery

Experienced huntsmen and novice sportsmen alike will enjoy the recent addition of archery to the Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa guest ranch experience. We provide everything you need, including instruction for those who wish to learn. Come enjoy target practice surrounded by the most beautiful alpine scenery.

An elk bugles near Brooks Lake Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury resort near Yellowstone

Big Game Hunting

It’s a 7-day excursion into the Western wilderness. Take a trail ride through some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll ever see and arrive at our hunting camp near Cub Creek (the headwaters for the Buffalo River). Here, we've seen terrific success rates for hunting elk and bighorn sheep.

A traditional wall tent camp setup including a cooking and dining tent will keep you comfortably warm with wood-burning stoves.

If you're interested, you must apply for elk tags in January and / or contact Bruce Lindsey at (307) 221-4752 for a non-resident draw.

Best of the West Outfitters has available:

  • 1 hunt for archery season

  • 5 hunts for rifle season