Ocean House in Watch Hill celebrated the 2022-2023 opening of Gondola Village, its whimsical private dining experience, on Nov. 4. Gondola Village offers guests the opportunity to dine in one of three authentic ski gondolas while enjoying a French Alps-inspired setting, complete with fire pits and twinkle lights. Ocean House features French-based industry leaders such as Veuve Clicquot Champagne and cookware maker Le Creuset as part of its inspiration. This year, Gondola Village offers four dining opportunities—including breakfast, lunch, dinner and early evening crepes—and guests are welcomed with a signature Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne cocktail to start. Gondola Village is among the many unique Ocean House guest experiences that have earned it a Forbes Triple Five-Star rating. Ocean House introduced North America’s first in-gondola dining experience in 2018 with the debut of Fondue Express. The seasonal pop-up also donates a portion of the proceeds to the Ocean House Fund for Charitable Giving, a donor-advised fund administered in cooperation with the Rhode Island Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, focusing on philanthropic efforts to support children in need, the disadvantaged and food-related causes in the local community.