Geneva National - Igloos

4.3
31 Reviews
$50 and over
Barbecue
Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo on Destination Geneva Nationals veranda and enjoy wintry libations & apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow. Our private igloos on the veranda seat up to eight people. A Turf.Smokehouse server will provide you with our Smokehouse menu featuring apps to share and festive beverages.
No outside food or beverages permitted.

We do provide you with a small heater, but please come prepared, dressed in your winter wear and with extra blankets to amp up the coziness.

A maximum of eight people per igloo. If you have more than eight in your party, reserve a second igloo.

You and your party have 90 minutes in your private igloo. Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your reservation.
Your Igloo rental is $100 plus tax for a Total of $105.50 for 90 minutes. All Food & Beverage is an additional charge.
Failure to show or not cancelling 72 hours in advance will result in the rental charge being put on your credit card.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so nervous about going since we are still in this crazy pandemic, but it was an incredible experience and we felt so safe! We felt like we were the only ones there in the entire area. Food was amazing. Service was awesome! Definitely recommend! The entire night was perfect

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KarenZ
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner in the igloos prior to our visit to the ice castle was a great way to start our evening! Our server was excellent and we were extremely pleased with the food. Loved having our private space. The restaurant accommodated my request for a birthday cake for our friend who was celebrating a birthday! I called ahead a couple weeks to request and they came through! Can’t wait to do it again!

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a nice experience, but $100 is way overpriced for what you get. Definitely won’t do it again. I might consider it at 1/2 the price. Food is ok and our service was pleasant, just nothing special to account for that reservation fee

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JOHNK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very slow day so the experience was intimate and service was very good thanks to Jessica.

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YesRod03
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As first time igloo eaters, the experience was nice but we probably won't be doing that again anytime soon. The weather was not out friend on the evening we attended. Overall, the waitress did great and kudos to her for baring the cold weather with us.

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KT123
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, it took forever to get drinks and the waiter wasn’t too attentive. We were seated after our reservation time and we’re told we still had to leave at the regular time. Half of the lights were not working and we squeezed 8 people into a 4 person table. 1/2 ate with their plates on their lap. $400 later we will never do it again.

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MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bring lots of blankets. Not as fun as you’d think. Server was excellent and food came out very fast! The igloo experience is not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Igloo experience was great! Very comfortable temperature inside. Service was spot on and the entrees were served promptly and fresh. Very nice ambiance to add.

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EmilyB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very unique experience! The service was top notch!

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Perfection
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. Food was excellent. Service was awesome and the entire experience was perfect.

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ShalinaR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great! Jessica was a wonderful server! Would highly recommend!

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KimD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a very fun time especially during the pandemic. Our waitress was phenomenal. Friendly and outgoing.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall nice experience. The food was good. The service was good. It was private and quiet with no distractions. I will be honest. This is at the resort that hosts the Ice Castles. I thought they had built real igloos for this experience. They were actually clear plastic dome shaped tents. Also based on the description, I thought the price included beverages and appetizers, but the price was for the rental time only. Not sure I would do it again for that price.

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ErikaL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday and it was a nice experience. When we went it was snowing and very cold outside but the igloo was a good temperature. The food and service were good as well. It was nice and cozy.

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Iamanrn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, the experience was ok. The igloos were not as nice as I thought they would be for the price. But I guess it’s one of those things you have to experience once. The food was also just ok. The bruschetta, choriqueso, and fish tacos were delicious. The burger was good, brisket was bland and ribs were not fall off the bone. The server was sweet but didn’t know the menu well. Someone else stopped by a few times (my guess is she was the manager) but when we asked for things like take home containers and a steak knife, she seemed annoyed. Of about the 5 ppl that came by our igloo, most did not smile and also didn’t seem to have the time to listen. Service could definitely improve here to give customers a better experience.

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NikkiS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a neat experience, but not worth $100. Our waitress wasn’t friendly. The table wasn’t ready when we got there. The lights weren’t on and they had just turned the heater on so it was chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
Mayo
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Waitress Nikki was amazing! Food was fabulous hostess staff not friendly and facilities at resort disgusting!
You can tell that the hotel staff and cleaning staff are just about the money coming in and not attentional to cleaning, or hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for the ice castles, great location and convenience. Loves the secluded igloos and had a great time. Felt our money for the reservation should have been used towards the meal, understand having a minimum to spend though.

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andreac
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We went for lunch. The igloo is a fun place to be. Unique. It was warm in the igloo, so that was really nice. Our food, however, was a huge let down. We looked forward to the barbecue as we had read reviews on how good it was. Everyone ordered something from the barbecue (brisket, pork, chicken, etc), but all of our food came out cold, not really even with a hint of warmth. The brisket was super fatty with hardly any meat on it, sort of like it was the scraps of the batch. One son commented that it seemed like we get yesterday's leftover meat, and he may have been right. We was them loading the slow cookers with raw meat (probably for the dinner crowd) as we sat in our igloo so we really wondered if we got yesterday's meat that had not be fully reheated. Even my husband's baked beans were not hot, or even warm. None of us really ate our food. It was not good. This was a huge bummer, because we were all really hungry. That night, we walked through the restaurant and smelled and saw the delicious food. So, it really made us think that we got a very inferior lunch in our igloo. Sadly, we would would not return especially since the igloo is an extra fee and that fee is not credited toward your food. Thumbs down for us. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Needs a little back ground music.

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KristenR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice family lunch, but the $100 reservation fee was high. Other igloos apply that to the final food/beverage bill. This place did not.

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JayMarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was great, but the extra 100 fee was extremely high for the experience we felt. Plenty other places that you can experience with a much lower rental fee.

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RobynJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, It was a very enjoyable experience, I would highly recommend!

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VickyO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the igloos for a birthday. With Covid there aren’t many places where you can go and do some thing unusual. It was by far one of the best things we’ve done in a year. The food was great, the service was great, and the view was outstanding. I would recommend this to anyone.

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JennyS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend their chickpea tacos!

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks were strong. Server was attentive. We had an awesome night!

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Really fun, even with the blizzard conditions. The igloo did a nice job keeping us comfortable.

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foodie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable and delicious dinner in the Igloo! The food at the Turf Smokehouse was delicious! Try the Brisket on anything! We'll go back!

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vipDelighteddiner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun experience! Would recommend bringing your own music as there isn’t any and it made it a little more festive!

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robw
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was a great server. Igloo was comfy for 6 people. Food and beverages were a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the igloos experience! Food was great, I ordered off the 3-course menu and it was a lot of food for the price. Our server asked us if we wanted a blue tooth speaker so can enjoy some music in the igloo. He was also very attentive and had great personality!

FAQs

Geneva National - Igloos is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.