by Julie Bielenberg
One of the only all-inclusive resorts in all of the Western United States, Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa is nestled in the Wyoming Rocky Mountains near Jackson Hole and close to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. There is a century-old historic lodge at the center of the property, where a chef-prepared fresh menu with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients is served with exceptional service.
For teens and adults, there’s an onsite, luxury spa with a variety of treatments available. Families can choose from one of seven lodge rooms, or eight private cabins, some with a kitchen and living room. Fishing, hiking, trail rides, canoeing, archery and more are included in summer packages. There’s also a children’s program with age-appropriate outdoor adventures such as nature walks, model boat races, or arts and crafts. Come winter, there are snowmobiles, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and an outdoor hot tub and sauna from which you can view the night sky.
The resort runs three seasons—summer, late summer, and winter—so make sure to check the hotel’s official website for yearly schedules.
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- All-inclusive rates with gourmet food
- Wide open Wyoming national forest location
- Plethora of outdoor activities, scenic views and fresh air
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Our family stayed at Brooks Lake for 3 nights at the beginning of a grand tour of the American West. The Lodge is in a beautiful, remote location (though the drive from Jackson was fairly easy) with serene views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. The Lodge itself is charming and rustic, but very well appointed and the rooms are very comfortable. The food was outstanding, particularly for a place in the middle of nowhere - the elk steak was particularly memorable. We took full advantage of all of the activities, including horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, and canoeing, all set in the beautiful scenery. But the best part of the experience was the very warm and friendly staff. The manager personally greeted us and everyone from the guides, to the desk, and dining staff always gave us a friendly "howdy" and were ready to help with anything. It is pretty pricey, but given that all of the meals and activities were included, and the quality of the overall experience, and level of comfort in such a remote location, it was well worth it. It was a fantastic way to start our Western adventure.
Wow what a great place to visit, we were taken care of from the time we arrived until departure. The staff was very friendly and was always there if you had questions. The horse riding was great with experienced guides. The food was always a treat and the spa was the best. What a beautiful place.