Loon Mountain Ice Castle – and Giveaway!

You hear of these cool ice castles on the news or online, but they are usually in some European country (or in Canada). However, this winter, Loon Mountain (Lincoln, New Hampshire) has the East Coast’s first Ice Castle!

The Loon Mountain Ice Castle lit up at night (Photo: Loon Blog)

While impressive during the day, the Loon Mountain Ice Castle is stunning when lit up at night. (Photo: Loon Blog)

Loon Mountain Ice Castle

My four-year old son has really gotten into princesses recently. (I don’t blame him. They are very pretty!) Of course, he knows that princesses live in castles so when I told him that we could visit a castle made out of ice, he first asked what kind of princess lived in it and if he could knock it down by huffing and puffing. (Hmmm. I think I need to back off the fairy tale bedtime stories as he’s getting mixed up.)

I told him it was really big castle (and that he could not knock it down) but that it is like the biggest & fanciest ice cube he has ever seen – lit up with pretty lights at night. He shouted, “I want to go!” So we are heading up there next weekend thanks to the folks at Loon! (So stay tuned for our thoughts and pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.)

If you are intrigued, and looking for a little weekend family getaway too, here are some facts about Loon’s new Ice Castle. Utah-based artist Brent Christensen built the ice castle with walls reaching 25 feet high! At night, multi-colored lights transform the castle into a frozen, glowing Narnia. The Ice Castle will be around until February 28, and the admission prices are reasonable. Prices ranges from $8-10 for adults, $5-7 for kids 4-11 and free for kids under 3 years old. The hours are 2pm-10pm Monday through Friday. On the weekends, Loon’s Ice Castle is open is from noon until 10pm.

I’m giving away four tickets to Loon’s Ice Castle so leave a comment below to enter! (Full contest rules can be found here!) It is a great trip during school vacation week! UPDATE: Here is my full review and the winners!

(Contest ends Friday, February 7th and a winner will be selected by Monday, February 10th, 2014. Tickets must be redeemed by February 28, 2014.) 
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Comments

  1. I’d love to take my family to see the castle!!

  2. This sounds like a fun weekend for our family! I’ve seen pictures of ice castles and always wanted to see some in person. Hope we win 🙂

  3. Marianne Downing says:

    This looks so cool;my little “Elsa” would love it!

  4. Awesome! I would love to bring my boys to see the colors at night. This ice castle reminds me of the Frozen movie!

  5. Would love to win this!

  6. I had no idea about the ice castles at Loon! Glad to come across your post!

  7. Kerry Conley says:

    The Ice Castle looks awesome!

  8. It looks so beautiful, I’ve got to get my family up there!

  9. The kids would love this, thanks for sharing!

  10. Looks like such a cool place to visit.

  11. María Rodríguez Brasco says:

    I am waiting for your pictures!! But I wouldn’t care if I get the tickets and we go to see the ice castle by ourselves!! HAHAHA!!!
    Before this post, I didn’t have any idea of the ice castle. My daughter is 2 and a half and started to love princess and castles, so going there it would be the perfect place.

  12. I’d love to take my nephew to see this! He would so enjoy it! Thanks for sharing the info. 🙂

  13. I would love to take my kids to see this!

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