Winter is Heating up at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
November 2, 2018 by Hidden Doorways Travel
Winter at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is idyllic and one that affords a perfect backdrop for some of the most sought-out winter activities from cross country skiing to snowmobiling, horseback riding, ice fishing to one-of-a-kind experiences and cozy lodging at this sprawling 30,000-acre ranch under Wyoming’s open-skies. Recently recognized as a top resort in United States by Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, stays will suit all seeking an authentic western dude ranch experience from families or friends to romantic couple getaways or corporate retreats.
Brush Creek Ranch heats up the winter with new opening dates from December 27th, 2018 to January 5th, 2019 and February 14th to March 30th, 2019.
Activities that Await at Brush Creek Ranch:
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing:
Cross country skiing on the Ranch is exhilarating as guests can see nature its most pristine gliding down the cat-groomed double-track trails catching glimpses of the picturesque snow-capped Sierra Madres mountains and Medicine Bow National Forest.
Snowshoeing on the Ranch is an activity for the whole family to experience a more serene way of exploring the quieter stretches of the extensive trail. Trails run from flat, low-intensity terrain to steep, along 50-miles of groomed or ungroomed forest trails.
Medicine Bow Snowmobiling & Sledding:
Known as the local’s version of sledding, adrenaline-enthusiasts are in store for the ultimate adventure snowmobiling and exploring the untouched backcountry of Wyoming’s famed Snowy Range Mountains, which boasts 245 miles of groomed trails and over 180 miles of ungroomed trails. There an option to choose the duration and level of difficulty of your snowmobiling adventure. Excursions can be led by knowledgeable guide allowing you to totally immerse yourself in the experience. If you book by December 15th, receive a complimentary snowmobiling excursion for two.
Guests can revisit the thrills of childhood and their kids can make their own memories on amid spots that are perfect for sledding and tubing.
Catch rainbow and brown trout ice-fishing in one of the six stocked, private ponds spread across the Ranch once the waters freeze over typically around December or January. Guides make it all possible for beginners and experts with proper equipment, comfortable settings and, of course, some entertaining stories about their own catch.
Riding and Wrangling:
An authentic American West experience is not complete without saddling up. True equestrians can horseback ride along more than 50-miles of private trails and wide-open range surrounding the Lodge. Located on the Ranch, riders at any skill level, can learn or refresh their skills in the 28,000 square-foot heated indoor arena.
Wellness at Trailhead Spa:
For après ski-lovers or those looking for a more serene wellness experience, guests can head to Lodge’s Trailhead Spa for luxurious tailored treatments from massages, facials body treatments and more that connects the mind, body and spirit. Yoga at the Ranch is sublime with 45-to-60-minute sessions held in a traditional heated yurt. Those seeking to rebalance the body after a day full of adventure, the Trailhead Spa offers a sauna, a steam room and state-of-the-art fitness center.
The lodge and cabins at Brush Creek are outfitted with modern amenities and lavish accents to keep guests cozy during the winter season. From cowhide leather chairs to inlaid buffalo nickels, each accent accentuates the spirit of Wyoming in elegant rustic setting. During the winter season, accommodations are available in the grand Trailhead Lodge, select cabin suites, and the exclusive Homestead cabin residence. Ranch exclusivity is available for all accommodations, offering 16 rooms for up to 56 guests for a truly once-in-a-lifetime multi-gen vacation or group retreat.
The Homestead Cabin Residence, which itself accommodates up to 12 guests, is a favorite villa option for families or small groups. The 4,082 square-foot, two-story, hand-hewn log cabin offers three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, plus a full kitchen and dining area; living area with wood burning fireplace; private outdoor kitchen, patio and hot tub; washer/dryer; and stunning, rustic interiors with vaulted ceilings. It’s well-appointed setting is all just right for friends or families who love the amenities but prefer more privacy.
Dining at Trailhead Lodge during the winter season is a feast with bountiful breakfast of fresh baked cinnamon buns to menus featuring hearty fresh soups, greenhouse fresh vegetables, and savory, tender meats. Gourmet meals are paired with a serious wine collection to leave you feeling satisfied. All daily dining experiences include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages with access to highly coveted premium beverages.
The Lodge is the heartbeat at the Ranch, especially during the winter season. Curl up around the crackling fire in the Great room or enjoy a savory craft cocktail at the authentic Western-style saloon before line dancing. The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek will host festivities over New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day weekend and end the season with St. Patrick Day’s celebrations.
Additional Experiences at Brush Creek Ranch:
- Classic Winter Fun – Tubing & Ice Skating
- Challenge Pursuits – Multi-level Aerial Adventure Ropes Course
- Recreation Programs – Full Indoor Sports Court, Arcade Games & Good Times in the Saloon
- Lil’ Wranglers – Dedicated Program for Ages 4-8
- Fitness & Wellness – Yurt Yoga and Full Fitness Center
- Trailhead Spa – A Luxurious Oasis for Sublime Spa Experiences*
- Shooting Sports – Brush Creek Ranch Gun Club with 5-station Skeet Course and All-Season Rifle/Pistol Sporting Clays and Rifle/Pistol Range
- Winter Trail Adventures – Snowmobile Ranch Tours, Downhill Ski Excursions to Steamboat, Colorado*
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331
Telephone: +1 307-327-5284