The Igloo Experience

Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo out back at The Ridge Hotel and enjoy wintry libations, apps, and sweets while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow.  Four private igloos seat up to six people and are paired with festive food and beverage packages, starting at $55.  (View menus, below.)  Cocktail service is available for additional orders.

WHEN: Thursday – Sunday  |  11am – 9pm  |  2-hour time slots
WHERE: The Ridge Hotel Outdoor Veranda
PRICE: Packages starting $55


To reserve your Igloo Experience, call Crafted Americana at 262.249.3832.


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Ridge Hotel Igloo Questions

How long does the igloo reservation last?
Each reservation lasts for 120 minutes (2 hours).  Please have your party arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in at Crafted Americana prior to your reservation.

What happens if I show up late?
If your party arrives late to your reservation, we cannot extend your time.  For example, if your party arrives 30 minutes late, your reservation will be for 90 minutes (versus the full 120 minutes).

Are there age limits for the igloos?
All guests must be 21 years or older. Those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Is smoking allowed in the igloos?
No, smoking is prohibited by Wisconsin law. Any guest found smoking will be asked to leave immediately along with his or her entire party, with no refund granted.

Are the igloos heated? How should I dress?
They are “heated”, but you will be sitting on the stone veranda, in wintery Wisconsin. Each igloo includes a small, electric heater that will take the edge off of the chill. It may take a bit of time after the door is opened to reheat your igloo. The igloos also include small windows for ventilation if desired. Please come dressed with hats, gloves, and a warm coat. While we draped our cushioned furniture in faux fur throws, you are welcome to bring additional blankets to ensure you’re celebrating at the optimal temperature. While we welcome you to change the temperature in your dome, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT MOVE YOUR HEATER! It has been placed to prevent damage to the outer layer of the igloo. Any heater moved during your stay may result in a charge for damage to the outer layer or the frame of the igloo.

Will the igloos close for inclement Wisco weather?
In the case of extreme cold, blizzard, or dangerous icy conditions, The Ridge Hotel may need to cancel reservations to ensure guest safety. In these cases, you will be notified as soon as possible about rebooking or will receive a full refund. We will make every attempt to make the cancellations well in advance of your reserved time, but we do reserve the right to make fully-refunded cancellations in the case of emergency weather conditions at any time.

Are dogs allowed in the igloos?
Dogs are not allowed inside the igloos.

What happens if we damage the igloo?
The igloos are strong structures, but still, the lightweight materials can be damaged by impact, heat or puncture. Please refrain from touching the walls or grabbing the frame. The igloos are inspected and cleaned after each use, and a damage fee may be added should any evidence of damage be found after your visit.

Can I bring my own music?
Music is piped outside and may be enjoyed by all the igloos.  Should you wish to play your own mix, please keep the volume dialed in for your igloo only.

Where are the restrooms?
Indoor, fully-heated restrooms are located in the lower lobby of The Ridge Hotel near the doors to the veranda.  (Probably wise to make that stop prior to settling in your igloo.)

Hmm. What to do inside the igloos…

  • Eat, drink and be merry!
  • Make like a burrito and wrap up in blankies!
  • Engage in an old-school, face-to-face tête-à-tête.
  • Pop THE question.
  • Snag Instagrammable moments.
  • Eskimo kiss.
  • Reveal your Secret Santas!
  • Reminisce about 2018 … and dream of what’s to come.
  • Play a game like Head’s Up, Mad Gab, Password – because tablespace is a premium.
  • Count your lucky stars you’re in Wisconsin.