Once the last leaf has fallen, the Lake George Region gears up for winter with a full menu of cold weather activities and attractions. After a day on the slopes, ice fishing or just walking in a winter wonderland, cozy up for a bite to eat and sip on a handcrafted cocktail in the Lake George Region’s heated igloos and ice bars.
Igloo Dining in the Lake George Region
Dining al fresca without the frostbite is possible at these Lake George restaurants, offering heated outdoor Igloo dining and a truly unique experience.
The Inn at Erlowest
Enjoy outdoor dining with stunning views overlooking Lake George in the heated Erlowest igloos. Located on Lake Shore Drive, just a few miles north of Lake George Village, The Inn at Erlowest offers elegant igloo dining Thursday through Sunday during the winter months. Reservations are required, as is a minimum food and beverage purchase.
Part of the Bluewater Manor family of resorts and restaurants, The Barrel is a winter seasonal restaurant in Bolton Landing. The restaurant opens at the beginning of November and offers handcrafted food and beverages, as well as private tables in their heated outdoor igloos. You can even reserve a curling rink with your igloo, and challenge your party to a match of iceless curling.
Located just 20 minutes south of Lake George in downtown Glens Falls, Park 26 at The Queensbury Hotel has a patio overlooking City Park. The Park Patio features igloo dining with radiant heat, warming heaters and lap blankets during the winter months. Reservations can be made daily for dinner at 5:30pm and 7:30pm, and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
Ice Bars in the Lake George Region
Sip a hot toddy, craft beer, or a seasonal cocktail at an outdoor bar carved entirely out of ice at one of these Lake George establishments.
Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Visit the grooviest ice bar in the Adirondacks and enjoy handcrafted cocktails, Adirondack Brewery beer, ice sculptures, food specials, and more at the Funky Ice Fest. This is a free and family-friendly event, typically held the last two weekends in January at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery on Canada Street, south of Lake George Village.
Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
The Polar Ice Bar at Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George Village features ice sculptures, live music, fire pits, specialty drinks, and food. Although dates have not yet been announced for January 2024, the Polar Ice Bar is typically open the second to last weekend in January.
The Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing is perhaps the swankiest of the Lake George ice bars. Enjoy ice sculptures and handcrafted cocktails, while drinking in the stunning views of Lake George, Dome Island and the Narrows. Dates for winter 2024 have not yet been announced, but the event typically spans the last two weekends in January.
Experience Lake George in Winter
If you like winter, Lake George is the coolest place to be. With its snow-covered mountains and frozen lakes, the Adirondacks are a real-life winter wonderland, and Northern Living can help you find the perfect place to stay. We have more than 50 luxury vacation home rentals in the Lake George Region, including posh ski chalets, romantic mountaintop cabins, and private custom homes with upscale amenities, including hot tubs and fireplaces.
Browse our listings or contact us and allow our concierge professionals to personally pair you with the perfect home for your Lake George winter getaway.