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Gurney’s re-launched their cozy outdoor private igloos October 27. (Photo courtesy of Gurney’s Montauk)

Reserve an igloo at Gurney’s Montauk; help out your neighbors! From now through March 31, 2024, Gurney’s Montauk has brought back their private igloos, where you and up to 5 of your favorite people get to snuggle up in style, while giving back to local organizations that really need it.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the six super cozy, heated igloos can accommodate up to six people (yup, kids are welcome, too). Cushy lounge chairs come complete with blankets for extra snuggling, electric “stoves,” lanterns, and even a virtual constellation guide for star gazing and identifying.

There’s also a special menu too, with everything from easy noshes, like the giant, warm Bavarian pretzel with mustard kissed with dipping mustard made with Montauk Brewing’s IPA, crispy wild mushroom arancini, a tzatziki, hummus and green goddess dip platter and (of course) raw oysters and caviar, along with heartier fare, like a creamy Balsam Farm butternut squash bisque and an irresistible turkey and brie melt on ciabatta bread with fig jam and arugula. There’s a kids’ menu, too, so if you bring the little ones, grilled cheese and hot dogs are at the ready.

Beverages, too, get the special wintery treatment, with options like the chocolate Negroni where the usual gin is swapped for rich rum, a margarita warmed with mulling spices and winter citrus and a whiskey lover’s Bonfire Sour, made with bourbon, hibiscus syrup and Montenegro amaro.

Rent an igloo; help your neighbors. (Photo courtesy of Gurney’s Montauk)

The igloos launched, as many of their ilk, in 2021 when the COVID 19 pandemic was in high-swing, but took the year off in 2022. Back this year, the fun of taking indoor comforts outside has, luckily, remained a residual benefit of the former making-due scenario. And there’s more benefit here, too: Each igloo requires a $50 fee to reserve, and that entire amount is being donated by Gurney’s Montauk to several worthwhile local charities, including The Retreat of East Hampton, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, Montauk Historical Society and and Project Most.

“We are so excited that the igloos are back! And of course, we’re so thankful to be one of the organizations that is benefitting from this seasonal seaside treat,” said Loretta K. Davis in a statement, executive director of The Retreat, a not-for-profit that helps the victims of domestic abuse, with everything from housing and counseling for victims, to working with teens to help with trauma and prevention. “Gurney’s stands out as a large business that continues to show support for the East End community as well as for The Retreat. It’s these types of relationships that keep our community strong.

Igloos can be reserved for up two hours time, and along with the $50 reservation fee there’s a $100 minimum for food and beverage purchases. Make your reservations via Open Table here.