Sorry, we do not allow any outside decor in the igloos.
With the igloos having a 12-foot diameter, your party should be composed of the type of people who aren’t too weirded out inside a full elevator. There will be a lot of sitting around in a circle watching other people eat and drink, so some pleasant conversation would be a great next step. Stay off of your phones, and enjoy each other’s company! You could also bring a game to play, but make sure it’s a game that you don’t need table space for, or standing and moving around for.
All igloos are welcome to use the indoor restrooms inside of the taproom at Barn Town. We’d recommend using the facilities before getting seated in your igloo to avoid unnecessary opening of your door.
You may bring your own music, but it must be at a quiet level and cannot be loud enough to be heard by other surrounding igloos. Our staff will monitor this and will ask that you adjust it if needed. Please be respectful of your neighboring Igloo parties.
The igloos are strong, engineered structures that are designed to withstand 50+ mph winds and 90+ pounds of static snow load. That being said, they are constructed of lightweight materials that can be damaged by impact, heat, or puncture. We ask that you take precaution when moving in the igloos and refrain from touching the walls or grabbing the frame. The igloos are inspected and cleaned after every party, and a fee may be added should any evidence of damage or stolen items are noticed after your visit.
Sorry, you’ll need to leave your furry friends at home. Pets are not allowed in the igloos.
At this time, you are not required to wear masks. This is subject to change.
In the case of extreme cold, blizzard, or dangerous icy conditions, we may need to cancel reservations to ensure safety and your comfort level. In these cases, you will be notified via email about an option to reschedule your booking or receive a complete refund. We will make every attempt to make the cancellations well in advance of your reserved time but reserve the right to make cancellations in the case of emergency weather conditions at any time.
They are “heated,” but you will be sitting on an outdoor patio, in the Winter months in Iowa, separated from the cold winter by a thin “igloo” membrane. Each igloo includes a small, electric heater that will take the edge off of the chill, but please come dressed for a winter activity. It may take a bit of time after the door is opened to reheat your igloo. The igloos also include small windows for ventilation if desired. Please come dressed in hats, gloves, and a few layers that you can adjust to your own individual comfort level. Feel free to bring a blanket too, if you’d like. Any heater moved during your stay may result in a charge for damage to the shell or frame. If you require assistance with your heating unit, please ask a Barn Town employee for assistance.
No. Any guests found smoking, vaping, or the like will be asked to leave immediately along with their entire party, with no refund granted. Open flames of any kind are not allowed on the patio whatsoever.
There is no age limit.
Sorry, every igloo rental and package is the same price regardless of the size of your party. If your party is smaller than 8, we’d suggest inviting more friends.
Each igloo seats up to 8 guests. It is soft patio, lounge-style seating, and there is a coffee table provided for guests to sit around. It is set up for sitting together, sharing food and drink, spending time with each other, away from everyone in your own little bubble….err, igloo!
If your party shows up late for your reservation, we cannot extend the length of your rental. The igloos are in high demand and are generally booked back-to-back to allow as many guests to enjoy them as possible. As an example, if you show up 30 minutes late, your rental would be for 1 hour and 30 minutes instead of 2 hours. Partial refunds will NOT be issued for parties arriving late.
Each rental lasts 2 hours. We ask that your party arrive 10 minutes early to check-in prior to your reserved time. This will give you the full amount of time in your igloo. We prefer that your entire party arrive before seating your igloo. This allows us to seat you all at once and limit the number of times the door to your igloo will need to be opened, thus keeping you and the igloo warmer for longer.
If you have a reservation for an igloo, and you or anyone of your party members have Covid-19 or are experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms, we ask that you do the right thing and let us know so we can cancel your reservation. We will happily refund you and do our best to find a date to reschedule your party to an open reservation when you and your party members are healthy.
Yes! We will clean, sanitize, disinfect with microbial spray, and air out each Igloo in between each use.
Every igloo experience includes a private igloo for up to 8 guests for 2 hours, hot chocolate by request, your choice of 4 food options from our exclusive Igloo menu, and a dessert platter. You have an additional $100 to spend on any of the food and beverage offered for the igloos in order to hit your minimum. That $200 breaks down to just $25 per person when split between 8. Tax and 20% service fee will be added to all final bills.
4-Packs of cans, Crowlers, Gift Cards, or Merchandise cannot be used as part of the $200 minimum. All items must be purchased and consumed on premise. However, we will provide you with to-go boxes for any food not finished.
We cannot remove any of the food or drink items you selected when booking online; however, it is possible to add on additional food and beverage packages when you arrive. For food, we recommend deciding if you want more food within the first 20 minutes or so of your stay. Due to the availability of some items (mostly food), we may not be able to fulfill your request. The best way to guarantee your food and beverage is to order them when completing your initial booking.
Each igloo rental is for 2 hours within a pre-determined time block, giving you ample time to finish any food or drink you ordered in advance. All food and beverage that is pre-ordered will be ready for you when arriving at your igloo. You may order more add-on food during your stay, but additional orders should be made in the first 20 minutes of your visit to give you ample time to finish your items. In the unlikely case that you do not finish in your 2-hour stay, we will do our best to accommodate your group inside Barn Town by moving your food and drink indoors, depending on our capacity at that time. We strongly recommend planning ahead and finishing your food and drink inside your igloo, and of course, you are welcome to visit our bar or stay for dinner after your igloo visit as well. No seats or tables are guaranteed, but you are welcome to put your party on our wait list (if we have one at that time).
No. The food and beverage options for the igloos were designed specifically to be shared amongst a small group, in cozy quarters, on an outdoor patio, in Winter in Iowa. Because there is no dining table, all food items are finger-friendly and served on platters.
Absolutely! An igloo server will stop by periodically to see if you would like to add any anything to your tab.
No outside food, desserts, or beverage will be allowed in the igloos.
Every igloo experience includes a private igloo for up to 8 guests for 2 hours. The first $100 of your $200 minimum spend includes: your choice of 4 food options from our exclusive Igloo menu, dessert platter, and hot chocolate by request. The additional $100 can be spent on food and beverages of your choice to hit the remainder of your minimum spend.
For the simple fact that splitting up a bill multiple ways will inevitably take time away from you and your party enjoying your time in your igloo, parties must be under one bill. Remember, there's always Venmo and PayPal for that one friend who always tries to get out of paying you back! Sorry, no cash. Credit card only.
All balances, plus tax and 20% service fee, will be taken at the end of the 2-hour timeframe before leaving your igloo. All payments will be handled by your igloo server.
Yes, as long as it is 48 hours before your reservation start time and we have additional booking slots open, you may change your reservation. If we do not have additional times available, you may request a full refund if it is 48 hours before the start of your igloo reservation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org making sure to include the name and date/time of the reservation from your booking.
Yes, you may cancel your reservation for a full refund at any time before 48 hours of your reservation. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice (or no-shows) will be charged $50, no exceptions. To request a cancellation, email us at email@example.com making sure to include the name and date/time of the reservation from your booking.
Parents are responsible for cleaning up after their little ones (we’re looking at you, goldfish & saltine crackers!). Excessive messes are subject to a $50 cleaning fee. Don’t make us do it, Todd & Barbara!
Our kid’s menu is not available in the Igloos. Only items from the exclusive Igloo menu may be ordered.
Kids are not allowed to play outside of the igloos on the patio or the surrounding area. There are several jungle gyms and city parks in the surrounding area for you and your family to enjoy when not at our igloo farm.
Sorry, no. Kids are not allowed to play, climb or run around inside of the igloo. They must remain seated through the duration of the party.
All members of the party must be seated for the duration of the reservation.
Due to space constraints, an infant car seat can be substituted for a chair, but cannot be an additional chair in the igloo.
Due to space constraints, a high chair can be substituted for a chair but cannot be an additional chair in the igloo.
Up to two children (under the age of 2 years old) may sit on an adult’s lap in addition to the 8 occupied seats.