You can now stay in Hobbiton from The Lord of the Rings

Get ready to book (Photo: Airbnb)

For the first time, the original Hobbiton film set is bookable on Airbnb.

Fans keen to fly to New Zealand can book one of the special stays available at the defined location – staying at a beautiful rural lodge.

Russell Alexander invites guests to his family’s estate to live like Bilbo Baggins and retire to the Shire for a night.

The famous property has featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.

Located in New Zealand’s scenic Waikato region on a 2,500-acre working farm, the property captivated movie scouts over two decades ago – and it still retains its charm.

Picturesque (Photo: Airbnb)
Comfortable (Photo: Airbnb)

Alexander will arrange three individual two-night stays through Airbnb for up to four guests for NZ$10 per night (around £5) as a tribute to the 10th anniversary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

With access to 44 Hobbit Holes, The Millhouse, The Green Dragon Inn and other places of JRR Tolkien’s work, guests will venture into Middle-earth on a journey like no other.

Guests will also get a behind-the-scenes tour – and can meet the resident cat.

A unique opportunity (Photo: Airbnb)
Rustic (Credits: Larnie Nicolson)

“For more than two decades we’ve welcomed millions of passionate fans to Hobbiton Movie Set, but never before has anyone had the opportunity to spend a night in Middle-earth,” said host Russell Alexander.

“I am thrilled to share the beauty of my family’s farm and happy to host this iconic place on Airbnb for fans around the world.”

Go on an adventure (Photo: Airbnb)
Home sweet home (Photo: Airbnb)

Someone reservation request one of three nights starting December 13 at 9 p.m. GMT. The stays will take place in March 2023.

To apply to book, guests must have a verified Airbnb profile, a positive review history, and be over 18 years old.

Guests are responsible for their own transport to and from Auckland, New Zealand, but round-trip car transport will be provided for the two-hour drive from the airport to the property.

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