Calling all Lord of the Rings fans! If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Shire or simply want a comfy, beautiful place to self-isolate in the midst of all this coronavirus madness, you might want to head down to Fairfield, Virginia, where there’s an Airbnb offering unlike any other: it’s a real-life Hobbit hole!
- This little cottage is gorgeous. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom accommodation is so amazing, it has a 100% rating on Airbnb from pleased visitors who can’t say enough positive things about it. One reviewer described the home, called “Hobbit’s Dream,” as “a sanctuary for the soul” and a “true work of art for the senses.” What more do you need to know?
- You might even get a visit from Gandalf. As the listing teases, “Absolutely so authentic that you expect Gandalf to knock on the door with his staff or the Dwarves to ring the bell. It is not just a night’s stay, it’s an adventure. Board the Buckleberry Ferry for an evening beverage, meal or a pipe of Old Toby and let your imagination run wild as you follow Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin down the Brandywine to Bree.”
- Cosplay is very much encouraged. If you’re a big Lord of the Rings fan, why not dress up like your favorite characters and do some roleplaying while you’re there? After all, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever get a chance to stay in a real Hobbit house again, so thank your lucky stars (or, you know, Airbnb) and take advantage of it!
- Sadly, it’s all booked up through October. The Hobbit house is so popular that there are no available spots to book until later this autumn. Prices for the whole house start at about $240 a night depending, and up to four people are welcome to stay (though there is only one bed). Splitting the cost between everyone would make this an amazingly affordable and unique experience you’ll never forget. You can book on the Airbnb site HERE.