The Ice Box out Back at The Ridge Hotel

We love Wisconsin winters — and you will, too — when you gather out back at The Ice Box.  Our popular Igloo Experience, and two new curling sheets, The Ice Box will have you hoping the groundhog sees his shadow.

Rendez-vous in a Private Snowglobe
Now – mid-March

Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo out back at The Ridge Hotel and enjoy wintry libations & apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow. Reservations required.   >> Learn More



Get Toasty Fireside
Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 4-6pm | $10 per person

The sure sign of a full winter’s day is a lingering campfire aroma once you’ve retreated indoors for night. Gather ’round our campfire out back, toast a few marshmallows (flavored or classic) and squish them between graham crackers (chocolate or plain) with an assortment of chocolates.  In other words, get gourmet with your s’mores. It’s an afternoon thing here at The Ridge. Purchase your S’mores passes at bean + vine off the main lobby.


Burn a Rock
Open when weather permits | Check with Front Desk

Yell, sweep and get your Olympian on as you take turns throwing stones during a bonspiel — that’s a curling tourney for you rookies. Buy hey, here’s your chance to go from beginner to master broom wielder.



Ice Skating for the Family
Weather dependent | call 262.249.3800 for hours

Bring your own skates or rent from our Front Desk, then slip-slide away on our fully-lit outdoor ice rink surrounded by with fire pits and heaters for the landlubbers. Skate rentals are complimentary for hotel guests and $10 per pair for the public.



Roll up Maple Snow Candy
Friday-Sunday afternoons from 1-2pm | Starting Friday, January 31

Little House fans surely can appreciate the tradition of creating delish, sugary taffy simply with snow and warm maple syrup. Channel your inner Laura Ingalls and roll up some maple snow candy, an experience led by Crafted Americana’s culinary crew.




A Winter’s Prost in The Biergarten
Friday-Sunday through February

Next door to Crafted Americana you’ll find a rustic Biergarten serving juicy brats, Bavarian pretzels the size of your head, loaded potato cakes, a traditional charcuterie board, and naturally, boots of German bier.  Meet new friends at our haus while clanking your glass (from the bottom, of course) and seated at our cozy Bavarian beer tables and benches.  >> Learn More