How does it feel to sleep inside Lucy the Elephant? Airbnb to List Overnight Stalls for Jersey Shore Icon – NBC10 Philadelphia

What there is to know

  • The historic Lucy the Elephant turns down the bed for one-night stands in March.
  • Airbnb will be offering the must-see Margate, New Jersey, for $ 138 a night on March 17, 18, and 19, 2020.
  • Lucy’s interior is designed to resemble an early 20th century vacation home, right down to the bed.

What is it like to spend the night in a historical monument in the shape of an elephant with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean?

Now a handful of lucky guests will find out thanks to Margate’s Lucy the elephant be listed on Airbnb for a weekend.

Mark your calendar. Starting March 5 at noon, three evenings of one night to stay inside the six-story Jersey Shore icon on March 17, 18 and 19 will be listed on the vacation rental website.

The cost? $ 138. The number coincides with the number of years that Lucy has been a roadside attraction, making her older than the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. AirBnb will donate to Save Lucy Committee, who takes care of the colorful faithful, in connection with reservations.

Don’t you know Lucy? Here’s a bit of history: Speculator James Lafferty Jr. commissioned architect William Free to design Lucy, the work being completed in 1881 at a cost of $ 25,000.

Lucy’s glass rear faces Margate Atlantic Avenue as her face and gigantic tusks point out to the ocean.

What will clients receive for their stay?

Lucy’s interior is decorated in early 20th century elegance – an ode to its brief history as a summer vacation home – right down to china on the table and bed you’ll sleep on.

A view inside Lucy the Elephant.


Eat a meal in style.

Although unique today, the opportunity to spend a night in the elephant, which is registered in the register of historic sites of the national park, is not new. Lucy welcomed her first overnight guests in 1902 and even once hosted former president and New Jersey native Woodrow Wilson.

Here is the link to book Lucy for your stay.

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