Stay in the ‘Home Alone’ house this season via Airbnb and meet traps, mac and cheese and a tarantula | To travel

CHICAGO – First it was the Pie House in Deerfield, then it was Scottie Pippen’s home in Highland Park for the Summer Olympics.

Now it’s the McCallisters.

An overnight stay in Winnketka’s “Home Alone” will allow up to four guests to relive their favorite scenes from the 1990 vacation classic on December 12 for $ 25, plus fees and taxes, via Airbnb.

The one-night only stay will be available for booking starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, so it will be up to a quick-nosed family or group to snag the tour. The house was designed to resemble the movie that made Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin McCallister a household name.

Devin Ratray, the actor who played Kevin’s older brother Buzz, will welcome guests to the McCallister Residence via Zoom.

“We might all be older and wiser now, but we’re never too old for the holidays,” “Buzz” said in a statement. “So this year, spend the holidays not so alone at home with my parents.”

When guests walk through the door, they’ll see the bold wallpaper, red carpet, and photos of Buzz hanging on the wall. Soak up the holiday vibe of the living room with a Christmas tree, stockings hanging over the fireplace – the whole gamble. Visitors will sleep in Kevin’s parents’ bedroom – complete with a four-poster bed, father’s aftershave, vintage clock radio, and old-fashioned, big-box TV. (If there are children, a second guest bedroom is also available.)

But the experience will mirror the film in more ways than one. Empty paint cans are ready for trap-laying, ’90s junk food, including Chicago’s best pizza and a candlelit dinner of highly nutritious Kraft macaroni and cheese, and an encounter with Buzz’s tarantula, Axl.

Visitors will also be able to see “Home Sweet Home Alone”, in which Ratray performs her role, and take home a Lego Ideas “Home Alone” kit as a souvenir.

Airbnb representatives said they tried to understand the physics of how the sleigh scene works down the stairs, but chose to plan a potential sleigh excursion instead, a safer option. A member of Buzz’s “McCallister Security” team will organize the meals.

The suburban house remains an attraction to this day. One only needs to sit in Winnetka Street for a brief moment before people pull out the cameras to take pictures of the “Home Alone” house, making it ideal for a nostalgic vacation getaway.

Airbnb has performed a number of pop culture residences, including Carrie Bradshaw’s New York apartment in “Sex and the City,” as well as Barbie’s Dreamhouse in Malibu, Calif., And “The Fresh Prince of Bel- Air ”in Los Angeles.

In honor of the first-ever stay at the McCallister Home, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, which is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for patients with complex conditions , disabilities and chronic diseases.

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