We stayed at the Alpine Ranch cabin at Brule, because we were allowed to bring our dog. It is a simple manufactured home, not as cute as most of the cabins around it, but it worked out great for us. The house has three bedrooms and two full baths. It's comfortable, not luxurious, but it worked out perfectly for us. The attached garage has been turned into a game room complete with hot tub, and there is a covered grilling area behind the house. The kitchen is well-stocked, and the bathrooms were loaded with towels (I hate it when rentals are stingy in those areas!)
The house was very clean, and since we crated our dog while we were skiing, we did get daily housekeeping (not always provided if you bring your dog). While there was no doggy smell in the house, I noticed that when I laid my black coat on the sofa it came back up covered with dog hair. Our dog is a non-shedding poodle, and the wrong color, so I know it wasn't our dog! It was no problem for us, but anyone allergic to dogs should request a different cabin. Our dog loved going for walks along the road, through the woods, in the area that has not been developed yet.
Check-in and check-out were simple, and the staff people were very friendly. We bought a package that included nightly activities like tubing or a marshmallow roast, and they were a lot of fun. The town of Iron River is just a ten-minute drive away, and has several grocery stores and a variety of restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ski Brule Resort has the perfect accommodations to fit every families needs. All our rooms have a kitchenette or full kitchen, access to a hot tub, some chalets have saunas, some even allow you to include your dog to join on the family vacation! SKIwee is a great way to get some adult time in on the mountain while your child learns to ski and is provided fun and safe care while you are away! Thursday and Saturday nights you can take our Free Sleigh Ride to our Homestead Lodge for a homemade BBQ followed by tubing, which the whole family will enjoy! Located in our main lodge is the Brule Saloon which also serves an amazing Fish Fry on Friday nights! Ski Brule Resort is your one stop fun packed vacation! ... more less