You can rent a luxurious private igloo at a hotel for less than $300
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There's no such thing as "winter blues" when you're eating and drinking in an igloo.
That is, if the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington, has anything to say about it.
The four-star hotel just opened the transparent-walled igloos and people can't get enough. The hotel announced it would open the igloos Tuesday evening and already had more than 150 reservations booked by 8 a.m. the next day.
While the igloos are designed for two to four guests comfortably, you can fit up to six people. They all include seating, tables, blankets and speakers that you can plug your phone into.
Packages start at $250. With the "grand igloo package," you'll be treated to 90 minutes in the igloo, a $100 bar credit, snacks and appetizers galore and even free parking at the hotel.
The "standard igloo package" also costs $250 and includes a charcuterie board. You can shell out an extra $50 for the premier package, which will also get you yellowfin tuna, poké, wonton crisps and a wild jumbo white Gulf prawn cocktail, in addition to the aforementioned charcuterie board.
If you have more of a sweet tooth, you'll want to opt for the "celebration package" for $250. You'll get Davenport's signature peanut brittle, chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles, Marcona almonds and a glass of Champagne. We'll drink to that.
No matter which package you choose, you can rent one of these "hot" igloos from 5–10:30 p.m., although you can't book one back-to-back. You can, however, rent out a few if you have a large party.
You'll still want to dress warmly — even though the igloos are heated, they'll only be about five degrees warmer than the air outside. But we have a feeling that with the impressive views of Spokane's skyline and all of the treats and goodies, the cold will be the last thing on your mind.
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Rates at the Davenport Grand Hotel are very reasonable, starting at around $136 per night. Since it's a Marriott Category 4 hotel, you'll need 20,000 points for off-peak nights, 25,000 points for standard nights and 30,000 points for peak nights.
If you're interested in booking it (can't say we blame you!), you'll want to use a credit card that gets you extra bonus points at hotels. Our top picks are the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x), American Express® Green Card (3x) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x). Since the hotel is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, you might want to consider using the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card since you'll get 6x points on eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
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