Alpine Elegance in Rhode Island: The Gondola Village at Ocean House

Embark on an enchanting dining adventure within vintage ski gondolas, featuring the finest Veuve Clicquot champagne and the allure of the French Alps, without ever leaving the coast

Tucked away in the tranquil beauty of Ocean House’s North Lawn, an exceptional winter dining adventure beckons, designed to delight both the taste buds and the soul. Having already captured the spotlight in esteemed magazines such as Food & Wine, Departures, and Forbes, and ignited a flurry of social media buzz, this season’s private dining experience at Ocean House has been transformed to whisk guests away on a distinctive journey to the French Alps, all from the cozy confines of the Rhode Island shoreline.

Gondola Village at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

an enchanting experience

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the sight of fully restored vintage ski gondolas, poised and ready to deliver an unparalleled dining encounter. Stepping into one of these gondolas, diners find themselves enveloped in an ambiance that marries rustic charm with luxury—warm woods, fine textiles, and sophisticated Le Creuset tableware set against the soft glow of chandelier light, all while being surrounded by a meticulously crafted winter wonderland.

This season, Ocean House offers three distinct experiences within these cozy confines: a lavish Lunch service, an enchanting in-gondola afternoon crepe service, and an exquisite Dinner service. Each setting is designed to cater to various desires, whether one seeks the warmth of the midday sun, the whimsy of an afternoon treat, or the intimacy of an evening under the stars. With a personal server attending to every need, these moments promise to be as seamless as they are memorable.

Perfect for both romantic dates and intimate gatherings of friends, each experience is crafted to ensure that every visit is unforgettable, leaving guests with stories to tell and memories to cherish.

Gondola Village at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

a nod to excellence : veuve clicquot champagne

Enhancing the Alpine ambiance is the inclusion of Veuve Clicquot champagne, a name synonymous with quality and refinement since its inception in 1772. Ocean House’s choice to feature Veuve Clicquot pays homage to the remarkable journey of Madame Clicquot, a young widow who, in the face of personal tragedy, took control of the family business with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Her legacy of quality, innovation, and strength lives on in the champagne that bears her name, making it a fitting accompaniment to an experience steeped in sophistication.

The storied history of Veuve Clicquot, marked by its mythical wines and a dedication to unparalleled quality, mirrors the essence of the dining experience at Ocean House. With a lineage of only 10 Cellar Masters over its history, Veuve Clicquot’s style—strength combined with complexity—complements the ambiance and offering at Ocean House, elevating each meal to a celebration of culinary and vinicultural artistry.

Gondola Village at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island

an invitation to indulge

Ocean House invites you to step away from the ordinary and into a world of extraordinary dining this winter season. Whether it’s the allure of dining in a vintage ski gondola, the charm of a private server, or the exquisite taste of Veuve Clicquot champagne, the French Alps at Ocean House experience promises an escape that is as unique as it is indulgent.

As the snow blankets the ground and the stars twinkle in the winter sky, there’s no better time to explore the magic of the Alps, right from the heart of Rhode Island. At the Ocean House, every detail is a testament to the pursuit of excellence and every moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

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