Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis is ramping up its winter festivities by highlighting outdoor activities in the community as well as dining, shopping and relaxation offerings on-site this holiday season. In 2024, guests will even be able to borrow a selection of winter wear from Canada Goose to stay warm while enjoying all that winter has to offer.
At the hotel, guests can experience:
- Nordic Village, the Hotel’s fourth floor alfresco space featuring a collection of cedar cabins. Herein, guests can grab dinner, host private events or shop locally made goods. MartinPatrick3, an internationally recognized boutique known for its one-of-a-kind experiences, designed and decorated the cabins. Those who dine in Nordic Village will receive seasonal savings on an overnight stay. Suites include a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Reservations can be made one month at a time on Tock.
- A guided sauna experience at the Spa. Created in collaboration with Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna, this 75-minute, service is built around each guest’s unique wellness goals. Appointments can be made from 1-8 people online or by calling 612-895-5707.
- Fine Dining at Mara, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Seasonal dining options include two meals on Christmas Eve (December 24), all-day dining on Christmas Day (December 25), four courses on New Year’s Eve (December 31), a new prix-fixe menu for New Year’s Day (January 1) and a signature event – A Winter’s Table (February 1) – during The Great Northern Festival. Reservations are available on Tock.
“Our team at Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis believes in winter, and we believe in our community,” says General Manager Florian Riedel. “Inviting guests to participate in these seasonal events and outdoor adventures is another way we can bring people together and shine a light on our beautiful home state and all it has to offer. When you stay with us, you’ll get the best of both worlds: adventure by day and city by night.”
Some of the activities the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis recommends are:
- Ice Fishing on Lake Minnetonka. RĒL Fishing provides the glamping version of an ice-fishing adventure in its endearing village of ice houses.
- Nordic Skiing with The Loppet Foundation. Cross-country skiing is a popular choice in Minnesota for a healthy workout amidst the beauty of nature in winter. Guests can take the world-class trails at Theodore Wirth Park, where Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins has skied. In February, the park will host the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup.
- Snowshoeing at Fort Snelling State Park. Snowshoeing in Fort Snelling allows guests to experience winter’s tranquil beauty. It offers access to the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, a sacred place for the Dakota tribe.
- Curling at Frogtown Curling Club. More curlers live in the Twin Cities than anywhere else in the world, so what better place to experience the winter sport could there be? Visitors can see signatures from former US team skipper Debbie McCormick and John Landsteiner on the Frogtown Wall of Fame.
- Snowmobiling the Northwest Trails. Snowmobiles allow guests to travel through more varied terrain and take in the lakes, park reserves and unique towns Minnesota has to offer while exploring the landscape.
- Ice Skating at the Guidant John Rose MN Oval. The Oval is the largest refrigerated outdoor rink in North America at 110,000 square feet. The evergreen-lined loop welcomes skaters interested in figure skating, speed skating and pond hockey. The Oval is open to skaters of all ages and abilities.
- Ice Skating at Centennial Lakes Park. This 24-acre park offers a warming house, skate rentals, a large pond to skate. Visit one of the delightful restaurants nearby for post-skate nourishment.
- Snow Tubing at Buck Hill: Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn, Tasha Nelson McCrank and Kristina Koznick have trained at Buck Hill. Visitors can choose to ski or for a more family-friendly option, try out snow tubing.
Residents and guests can reach out to the Hotel’s guest experience team for more information about these winter offerings. For more information on Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, visit https://www.fourseasons.com/minneapolis/.