The holidays are finished, but there are still places where you can be festive. 

The Standard East Village Hotel and Restaurant is maintaining five alpine yurts in its Winter Garden for customers to enjoy until March 1, 2017, as TimeOut NY states.

What the f*ck is a yurt? We'll fill you in. 

Originally, it was a portable tent used by nomads to keep warm in cold temperatures. Sounds like the perfect place for melted cheese, veggies, and sausage. Odd choice of eating? Well, yeah, but The Standard isn’t known for being, well, standard.

The meal includes a choice of sausage or veggie fondue, a salad, and apple strudel. Which is gift enough for us, personally. You can also rock a fur coat during your meal, free of charge!

But before you set out for your wandering adventure feast, be prepared to spend some cold, hard cash. To book a yurt, one needs to order a fondue feast for 8 to 10 people at $60 per head.

The drink package is an additional $32 per person, which includes a pot of hot cider or mulled red wine, as well as wine carafes and Aquavit shots. 

Vodka with your entire squad? Heck yeah!


If your wallet is bare due to holiday spending (and it most likely is, let’s not kid ourselves), city nomads can drink specialty cocktails separately in the heated Winter Garden, which is open from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

Yurts are available for walk-ins, but if you want to reserve a Turkish tent, make sure to email


via StandardHotels

[via TimeOutNY] [Feature Image Courtesy TimeOutNY] 

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