The most unique stop you’ll find skiing is at Ski Brule’s mid mountain Homestead Lodge. Delicious food and family fun! The Homestead Lodge is the 1800’s Oberg Homestead and the original Homestead Act, signed by President McKinley, hangs on the wall. The lodge is decorated with vintage photographs and antiques that were once used to farm the land. The antique pot belly stoves are the only source of heat in the Homestead Lodge and are the perfect place to gather with friends and swap stories after a day on the Ski Brule Mountain.
The Homestead Lodge is open typically 9-3:45 Thursday through Sunday, 12/26-1/1, 1/15, 2/19, with limited hours during early, late season and inclement weather. Target opening date for Homestead Lodge (snowmaking permitting) is December 9.
“We could not have had a more enjoyable experience. The staff was second to none and the food was delicious at Homestead Lodge. Everyone had an awesome time. We have already made our plans to return next year!” ~ John, Winnetka, IL
Grab A Bite To Eat & Relax On Homestead Deck
The scent of outdoor grilling fills the air during your trip down Homestead and North Forty trails. Enjoy lunch and your favorite brew on the sunny Homestead deck as you watch the slopes and tell stories of your day. Or warm up by one of the antique pot belly stoves (only heat source) with a Supreme Hot Chocolate and giant cookie.
A night to remember at Ski Brule is the Homestead BBQ, Tubing & Sleigh ride, 5-8:00 on Saturday nights and 12/26, 12/28 & 12/30. A shuttle from the Brule Lodge brings you to the marshmallow roast while you wait for the sleigh ride to the BBQ. The free sleigh delivers you to Homestead while sounds of toe tapping music fills the air. Then feast on an “all you care to eat” barbecue dinner of Ski Brule’s famous pulled pork, barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked beans, sauerkraut, salad, dessert, rolls and one beverage choice of soda, wine or beer (menu subject to change). It’s a ‘must do’ after a day on the slopes.
BBQ Dates & Rates 2023/24
BBQ Dinner: Adult $19 , Junior (age 10-17) $15, Kids (age 0-9) $11, Family $82 (includes 2 adults & up to 4 dependent children ages 17 & under).
- Available Saturdays and 12/26, 12/28, 12/30 5-8:00. BBQ is not available 11/23.
- Live entertainment during the BBQ Saturdays and during the holidays.
- Homestead BBQ dinner will be held at Brule Saloon early / late season and as snow dictates. Reservations required early / late season BBQ.
How To Get To The Homestead BBQ Dinner:
The FREE sleigh ride to the Homestead BBQ dinner departs routinely from the bottom of the Homestead Trail 5-8:00. Parking is available but it’s highly recommended to take the FREE Brule Shuttle Bus from the Brule Lodge or your chalet to the sleigh ride.
Entertainment At Homestead BBQ – Tubing & Music
Live music and Homestead Tubing add more fun to your evening at the BBQ.
This traditional tubing (hike up the hill) is fun for the entire family. $10 Per person, unlimited rides 5-8:00 on Saturdays (target opening for Homestead Tubing 12/26) and 12/26, 12/28 & 12/30.
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone at Ski Brule. We had an amazing time at the Homestead BBQ dinner. We laughed, danced, tubed and sang. Great family memories!” ~ Nancy, Milwaukee, WI