The One-And-Solely Hobbiton From The Lord Of The Rings Is Now On Airbnb

For the primary time ever, followers from around the globe can discover the faraway lands of their favourite vacation movies with an unique in a single day keep on the unique Hobbiton™ Film Set. Russell Alexander is inviting friends to his household’s property to reside like Bilbo Baggins and retreat to The Shire™ for an in a single day keep at Hobbiton, as featured within the famed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies.

Nestled within the picturesque pastures of New Zealand’s Waikato area on a 2,500 acre working farm, the property’s rolling, inexperienced hills – bear a hanging similarity to The Shire™ as described by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, and captivated Sir Peter Jackson’s film scouts greater than 20 years in the past. The workforce rapidly realized the Hobbits had discovered their residence – and this vacation season, it may very well be yours. 

Alexander will host three particular person two-night stays for as much as 4 friends at NZD $10 per evening* as an homage to the tenth anniversary of The Hobbit: An Surprising Journey, courtesy of Airbnb. 

With entry to 44 Hobbit Holes, The Millhouse, The Inexperienced Dragon Inn, and different beloved places from the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, friends will take an surprising journey into Center-earth for an expertise in contrast to every other. 

Bedroom view with wood floors, a wooden chest closet and a large wooden bed with green pillows and blankets. A small oriental rug lays alongside the bed and a wooden storage bench is at the end of the bed. A small porthole window is above the bed's headboard.
Living room view showing a plush green couch, a red carpet and wooden coffee table with a vase of dried flowers on top. Behind the seating area is a roaring fireplace with a hot tea kettle suspended above it and firewood alongside the stone hearth. A wooden mantel is nestled above it with lit pillar candles and what appears to be a framed map.e
A desk nook complete with a row of coat hangers and a comfortable bench alongside a wooden bookshelf. To the right of the bookshelf is a writer's desk with a quill, paper manuscript and ink ready for any guest's writing leisure.

With sweeping views of The Shire, they’ll get pleasure from: 

  • Cozy in a single day lodging curated by the trilogies’ Inventive Director Brian Massey, together with a writing nook match for Bilbo Baggins at The Millhouse.
  • Non-public entry to a private Hobbit Gap, arrange for stress-free moments of Preciousss™  downtime and afternoon tea. 
  • A night banquet in The Inexperienced Dragon Inn with a feast that includes beef and ale stew, entire roast chickens, freshly baked breads and loads of ale, plus Second Breakfast™ and Elevenses™ served every day. 
  • A behind-the-scenes non-public tour of Hobbiton Film Set.
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Now, one doesn’t merely stroll into Center-earth. There are guidelines!

Home Guidelines

  • No surprising events, please –  except with Gandalf and firm.
  • Naked toes are allowed, however wipe them first.
  • Magical rings permitted, however hold them secret, hold them protected.
  • Pony parking is supplied solely at The Inexperienced Dragon Inn.
  • Straying far at evening is discouraged, because of a number of troll sightings of late.
  • No pets are allowed, besides Pickles the resident Hobbiton cat.
  • By no means snigger at reside dragons…

For greater than 20 years, we’ve welcomed thousands and thousands of passionate followers to Hobbiton Film Set, however by no means earlier than has anybody had the chance to spend an evening in Center-earth. I’m delighted to share the great thing about my household’s farm and happy to be internet hosting this iconic location on Airbnb for followers from around the globe.

Host Russell Alexander

How one can guide

Hobbits, elves, wizards and others could request to guide one in all three in a single day stays on Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00AM NZDT at airbnb.com/hobbiton. Stays will happen March 2-4, March September 11, and March 16-18, 2023. You Shall Not Cross! (with out requesting to guide, after all).

To request to guide, friends will need to have a verified Airbnb profile, a historical past of optimistic critiques and be aged 18+. Most occupancy is 4 individuals. Two bedrooms are configured, that includes one queen mattress, and the opposite two king-singles.

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Friends are chargeable for their very own transportation to and from Auckland, New Zealand. Spherical journey automobile transportation shall be supplied for the two-hour journey between the airport and the property. (And simply as a Wizard isn’t late, it’s necessary our friends arrive at their keep exactly once they imply to).

Travellers seeking to guide ought to notice that this keep’s guidelines require strict adherence with native COVID-19 tips. Friends are chargeable for their very own journey to and from Auckland. Airbnb is intently monitoring COVID-19 an infection charges and authorities insurance policies and can provide reserving friends a refund of the reserving price ($31) and $1,000 USD Airbnb journey credit score if Airbnb determines it’s essential to cancel the keep on account of COVID-19 tips.

*Plus taxes and charges. These three particular person two-night stays will not be a contest. The Hobbiton Film Set is privately owned and operated.

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SHIRE TOURS, SHIRE’S REST, MIDDLE-EARTH, GREEN DRAGON, HOBBITON, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS and the characters, locations, occasions and gadgets contained therein, are logos or registered logos of Center-Earth Enterprises, LLC and are used beneath license by Rings Scenic Excursions Restricted and Wingnut Movie Productions Restricted, that are independently owned and operated.

About Hobbiton Film Set

From the second you journey via the rolling inexperienced hills of the Waikato and get your first glimpse of actual Center-earth™, Hobbiton Film Set will enchant you as a fictional world involves life and fascinating tales are shared. Since that fateful knock on the door in 1998, to the everlasting reconstruction in 2009, each element of the 12-acre film set is lovingly maintained, creating the expertise that exists in the present day. Friends from around the globe will really feel welcomed to our slice of New Zealand countryside with iconic storybook landscapes, the place every encounter presents a singular and genuine behind-the-scenes film set expertise. 

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About Airbnb 

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three friends to their San Francisco residence, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who’ve welcomed greater than 1 billion visitor arrivals in nearly each nation throughout the globe. Day by day, Hosts provide distinctive stays and experiences that make it potential for friends to attach with communities in a extra genuine manner.