Sure it might be cold and snow-covered outside, but that's winter in Wisconsin, right? But who says dinner and cocktails should be relegated to the indoors all season-long? Igloo dining experiences are popping up all over the Lake Geneva region, offering a unique way to enjoy the beauty of winter from the cozy confines of these outdoor abodes. So grab your family, besties or co-workers and head out for a little chill time at one of Lake Geneva's igloo adventures. Here's a lineup of our favorites.

 


 

Destination Geneva National

Stay frosty (yet warm) in one of Destination GN’s illuminated igloos and enjoy wintry libations and apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow. Located on the Clubhouse Veranda, you’ll enjoy expansive views of the snow-covered golf courses and spectacular sunsets. Open daily at 11am, they’re perfect for friend, family or business gatherings with a special Wisconsin winter twist.

  • Capacity: 8
  • Hours: Daily 11am-7pm
  • Cost: $100 Rental fee | Food and beverage additional
  • Menu: Cocktails, apps and favorites from turf.smokehouse restaurant
  • Reservations: 90-minute reservation | Book Online >

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Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

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Grand Geneva’s igloo experience at Ember’s Terrace offers stunning views and an equally impressive menu featuring sharable apps and small plates, sweet treats and of course, signature cocktails and hot drinks. Surrounded by twinkle lights and cozy fire features, it’s perfect for family and friend get-togethers or a romantic getaway under the beautiful winter sky.

  • Capacity: 6
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 5-9pm and Sat-Sun 11am-9pm
  • Cost: $50 Rental fee | $50 Minimum food/beverage purchase
  • Menu: Cocktails, sharable plates and sweets | Menu >
  • Reservations: 90-minute reservation | Book by Phone (262) 249-4788

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Lake Lawn Resort

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Cozy up with family and friends in one of Lake Lawn Resort’s igloos and enjoy good company and exquisite views over Delavan Lake. Located on the patio at the Lookout Bar & Eatery patio, you’ll be making memories while enjoying seasonal cocktails and delicious chef-made meals. Whether it’s family fun with the kiddos or a romantic date night, Lake Lawn is ideal for a memorable winter adventure.

  • Capacity: 6
  • Hours: Daily 11am-8pm
  • Cost: $75 Rental fee Fri-Sun, $40 Mon-Thu | Food and beverage additional
  • Menu: Cocktails, apps, entrees and desserts | Menu > 
  • Reservations: 90-minute reservation | Book Online >

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Mars Resort

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One of Wisconsin’s most celebrated supper clubs takes it outside this winter with a collection of cozy dining igloos overlooking beautiful Lake Como. Reserve yours for an intimate dinner featuring sharable platters, delicious apps and a full drink menu. Gather friends or family for extra-special birthday celebrations, date nights, sunset viewing or checking off that winter bucket list.  

  • Capacity: 5-7
  • Hours: Daily | Reservations start at 4pm
  • Cost: No rental fee | $100 Minimum food/beverage purchase
  • Menu: Cocktails, apps and sharable platters | Menu >
  • Reservations: 90-minute reservation | Book by Phone (262) 245-5689

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Maxwell Mansion

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Cozy on up with friends or family for a private gathering in one of the largest igloos in Lake Geneva at the historic Maxwell Mansion. Relax inside one of their luxurious terrace igloos and enjoy cocktails and hot drinks from the celebrated Apothecary Bar or Speakeasy Bar. Guests are welcome to bring their own food or make arrangements with a nearby caterer.

  • Capacity: 15
  • Hours: Daily | Hours vary
  • Cost: $100-$200 Rental fee | Fee includes $50 voucher toward beverage purchase
  • Menu: Beverages by Apothecary Bar or Speakeasy Bar | Carry-in or catered food welcome
  • Reservations: 90-Minute Reservation | Book Online >     

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Pier 290

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Pier 290 has taken its famed lakeside dining right into the winter months with the addition of igloos on the beach. Enjoy a full menu of delicious lunch and dinner options, plus drink and cocktail service, all set against breathtaking views of Geneva Lake. Step outside to cozy up to one of their firepits or enjoy live music on the weekends.

  • Capacity: 6
  • Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-9pm | Sat 10:30am-9pm | Sun 10:30am-8pm
  • Cost: $45-$75 Rental fee | Food and beverage additional
  • Menu: Full Pier 290 Lunch and Dinner Menu | Cocktails | Menu >
  • Reservations: 1 Hour & 45 Minutes Reservation | Book Online >

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The Farmstand

Lake Geneva’s newest igloo experience can be found in the heart of Downtown Lake Geneva, among the bustle of this central shopping and dining district. More “house” than “igloo”, the Farm Stand’s unique outdoor dining enclosures give you a window to the world while enjoying a special family-style menu (think fondue and s’mores) inside these cozy habitats. Special touches like dog beds for your four-legged family members offer a special touch. 

  • Capacity: 6
  • Hours: Fri 10am-7pm | Sat 10am-8pm | Sun 11am-5pm
  • Cost: $25 Rental Fee | $50 minimum food/beverage purchase
  • Menu: Sharable platters and boards | Vegan options | Craft beer and wine | Menu >
  • Reservations: 75-minute Reservation | Call to Book: (262) 203-5844

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The Ridge Hotel

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Dine and imbibe in an illuminated igloo at The Ridge Hotel and enjoy festive beverages and culinary creations while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow on the outdoor veranda. An exclusive Igloo menu features Crafted Italia’s tried and true favorites including hand-tossed pizza, pasta, salads and savory starters. Pair your igloo experience with an overnight stay for a memorable winter getaway.

  • Capacity: 8
  • Hours: Thu-Fri 4-8:30pm, Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 11am-7pm
  • Cost: $100 Rental fee | Food and beverage additional
  • Menu: Cocktails, apps, salads, pizza, pasta and desserts by Crafted Italia | Menu >
  • Reservations: 90-minute reservation | Book Online >

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Igloo Experience Tips & Notes

  • Hours and details noted above are subject to change based on weather and property accommodations. Please refer to published websites or phone numbers for the most current information.
  • Igloos are heated, but guests are encouraged to dress warmly and in layers for comfort. During the day, sunshine can increase the temperature inside the igloo, while night temps will keep the inside a little cooler. Some igloo hosts provide blankets, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Pets are not permitted at most igloo locations. Refer to property websites to confirm. 
  • Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all igloos.
  • No carry-in food or beverage unless otherwise specified by the property.
  • Closing dates for igloo experiences will vary by property and are weather dependent.