This iconic spot from The Lord of the Rings is now on Airbnb

This iconic spot from The Lord of the Rings is now on Airbnb

For the first time ever, fans from around the world can explore the faraway lands of The Lord of the Rings films with an exclusive overnight stay at the original Hobbiton Movie Set.

Russell Alexander is inviting guests to his family’s property to live like Bilbo Baggins and retreat to The Shire for an overnight stay at Hobbiton, as featured in the famed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.

The Hobbiton (Supplied)

Nestled in the pastures of New Zealand’s Waikato region on a 2,500 acre working farm, the property’s rolling, green hills – bear a striking similarity to The Shire as described by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, and captivated Sir Peter Jackson’s movie scouts more than two decades ago.

Alexander will host three individual two-night stays for up to four guests at NZD $10 per night as an homage to the 10th anniversary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, courtesy of Airbnb.

With access to 44 Hobbit Holes, The Millhouse, The Green Dragon Inn, and other beloved locations from the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, guests will take an unexpected journey into Middle-earth for an experience unlike any other.

With sweeping views of The Shire, travellers will enjoy:

  • Overnight accommodation curated by the trilogies’ creative director Brian Massey, including a writing nook fit for Bilbo Baggins at The Millhouse.
  • Private access to a personal Hobbit Hole, set up for relaxing moments of Preciousss downtime and afternoon tea.
  • An evening banquet in The Green Dragon Inn with a feast featuring beef and ale stew, whole roast chickens, freshly baked breads and plenty of ale, plus Second Breakfast and Elevenses served daily.
  • A behind-the-scenes private tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.

Hobbits, elves, wizards and others may request to book one of three overnight stays on Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00AM NZDT at airbnb.com/hobbiton. Stays will take place 2-4 March, 9-11 March, and 16-18 March, 2023.

Check out some pics of the Hobbiton below:

 

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