Private Igloos & New Outdoor Heated Pavilions Offer Quintessential Outdoor Winter Dining & Craft Beer Experience

November 15, 2021
Starting this November, Central Virginia’s award-winning Stable Craft Brewing at Hermitage Hill will once again offer its private igloos for outdoor winter dining at its best.

Stable Craft’s heated igloos are available by advance reservations only and come with a private server.  The igloos seat up to eight guests and have panels that can open up and help adjust airflow inside.  Reservations are for one hour and 45 minutes.  To book a private igloo experience online, visit

Winter Igloos and decorated trees lend a festive setting for visitors at Virginia's Brewery of the Year, Stable Craft Brewing

According to Stable Craft owner Craig Nargi, “the igloos have grown in popularity each winter since we started offering them four years ago.  Guests love having their own private igloo and dining under the stars or when it’s snowing.  The igloos are also perfect for small corporate outings, small office and private parties, Christmas parties and special occasions.”  

Stable Craft Brewing embraced their spacious farm setting throughout the pandemic by proactively creating new outdoor spaces including tripling their covered patio space, adding an outdoor bar, adding more dining decks and fire pits, outdoor dining igloos and outdoor pavilion space with newly added permanent outdoor hanging heaters - to keep outdoor dining a viable option for their guests throughout the winter.

Stable Craft Brewing is the first brewery on the East Coast to launch a zero food waste initiative for its award-winning brewery, restaurant and wedding and banquet facility. The sustainable brewery also grows its own hops, utilizes the brewing wastewater to water their hops, co-ops with a local farmer to use the spent grain for food for the cattle and has planted 1,100 trees on the farm to help with erosion and air quality. Stable Craft offers a sustainable tour by reservation only for guests to get a first-hand look at all of its sustainable initiatives.

The brewery was recently awarded the 2021 Ordinary Award for ‘Brewery of the Year in Virginia’ by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association and was also voted the 2021 ‘Best Patio and Outdoor Dining’ in Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living magazine.

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