You can now spend the night in Hobbiton in this one-of-a-kind Airbnb
Have your tastes always been older? Would you like to live in the Shire and The Green Dragon was your local? Well, here’s your chance because in honor of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s 10th anniversary, Airbnb has just released Hobbiton staycations for as little as $10 per person. Can you repeat that please.
We had Airbnbs in The Louvre, red Mill and even DJ Khaled’s impressive sneaker room – with a complementary nose clip? – but this is the first time we’ll be able to rent a slice of our own Middle-earth to the iconic Hobbiton movie set?
Located in New Zealand’s scenic Waikato region on a working farm, there are three individual two-night stays for up to four people at NZ$10 per night as a 10th anniversary tribute. Guests can enjoy cozy digs overnight, private access to a personal Hobbit Hole, set up for relaxing moments of Preciousss and afternoon tea, and an evening banquet at The Green Dragon Inn with whole roast chickens, beef and beer stew, freshly baked bread and plenty of beer, plus a second breakfast and elevens served daily. And to really top off an out-of-the-ordinary stay, you’ll also have a cop backstage tour from the Hobbiton film set. Dope.
If this all sounds a bit like you, you can apply for one of three nights on Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. NZDT at airbnb.com/hobbiton. Stays will be March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 16-18, 2023. See site above for terms and conditions.
If you are lucky enough to be granted a stay, you must meet certain conditions, including but not limited to:
● No unexpected parties, please – except with Gandalf and company.
● Bare feet are allowed, but wipe them off first.
● Magic rings allowed, but keep them secret, keep them safe.
● Pony parking is provided only at the Green Dragon Inn.
● Traveling away at night is not recommended, thanks to multiple troll sightings lately.
● No pets are allowed except for Pickles, the resident Hobbiton cat.
So now you have the score, we’ll see you here on wednesday 14th december.
In the meantime, here are some more great things to do in Waikato.
Photo credit: Larnie Nicolson.