Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa in Wyoming Named a National Geographic Traveler World’s Best Lake Resort

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Historic Wyoming guest ranch Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa was one of only five lake resorts in the United States chosen to an international “best list” named by National Geographic Traveler in the 2018 Great Escapes issue. The acclaimed travel magazine suggests “Going Off Grid” for a deep connection to nature at the exclusive, all-inclusive lakeside resort deep in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest near Yellowstone National Park.

National Geographic Traveler magazine lists Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa near Jackson Hole, Wyo., among the top 21 lakeside resorts in the world in the 2018 Secret Getaway issue.

“Lake resorts let us drift away…” writes National Geographic Traveler magazine.

“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 August 2018 list of “The World’s Best Lake Resorts” – 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.

The National Geographic Traveler article 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.

Late summer lodging specials begin at the Lodge from August 24 – September 14, 2018, and the winter season will begin with a snowy set of adventures on December 15, 2018.

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 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, Brooks Lake Lodge’s rates include lodging, meals, activities and spa access. For more information visit or call 866.213.4022.

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