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Brooks Lake Lodge & Scenic Safaris

a group of cattle grazing on a dry grass field

Today, Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa, in the heart of the historic Shoshone National Forest, is a luxury western resort for visitors en route to Yellowstone National Park and points west. It’s a great place to stay if you’re coming to Yellowstone for a Scenic Safaris adventure.

Featuring only a handful of available rooms at any time, Brooks Lake Lodge is an authentic western lodge that is registered with the National Register of Historic Places. It offers an all-inclusive spa, fitness center, sauna, hot tub, and tranquility room alongside sweeping vistas that encompass Brooks Mountain, Pinnacle Buttes, and Austin’s Peak. Modern visitors to the Lodge come to relax and unwind on their way to other, nearby destinations, but this wasn’t always the case.

Meet the Diamond-G Dude Ranch

Once Brooks Lake Lodge was a happening Dude Ranch that catered to an entirely different clientele. Their visitors came with a single intent: to learn about life in the Old West. Back then, it was the Diamond-G, and those who stayed there discovered the cowboy way, one horseback-riding lesson at a time.

Originally the Two-Gwo-Tee Inn

Built in 1922, acting solely as a stopping-off station for adventurers on their way to Yellowstone National Park, Brooks Lake Lodge was initially christened with the Shoshone name Two-Gwo-Tee Inn, meaning Shoots With a Spear. From there, it became the Diamond-G, and now, Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa. With a long and interesting history, this luxurious, western resort only gets better as time marches over it.

The next time you’re looking for fine accommodations near Yellowstone National Park, consider holing up at Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa, a mere 45 miles away. You’ll experience all the modern amenities while still soaking up the thrill of America’s Old West. Oh, and there’s a host of outdoor adventures that happen here too, including big-game hunting expeditions, canoeing and fly fishing. Scenic Safaris and Brooks Lake Lodge are a great combination for your next adventure vacation.