A Unique Airbnb Listing Offers Fans of The Lord of the Rings to Stay in Hobbiton

For many people who have watched Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was a dream to visit and stay at Hobbiton. Now, thanks to Airbnb, guests will soon be able to stay in the Shire. A listing on Airbnb shares the details about this opportunity to stay at the Hobbiton in New Zealand that was created and used for The Lord of the Rings and also The Hobbit trilogies. The opportunity allows for four guests to visit the accommodations with two bedrooms, 2 beds, and one bathroom.

This listing is not an ongoing opportunity, however. There will be three opportunities to stay here. Each opportunity is for a two-night stay. The available dates are:

  • March 2-4, 2023
  • March 9-11, 2023
  • March 16-18, 2023

Guests visiting Hobbiton will be staying in The Millhouse. This is a two-bedroom Hobbit-inspired home that includes a writing nook that would befit for Bilbo Baggins. It also has decor curated by the trilogies’ Creative Director Brian Massey. Guests will also get access to the Hobbit Hole and The Green Dragon Inn.

There will also be the possibility for guests to experience:

  • 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 to explore the makings of the trilogies.

This Hobbiton listing on Airbnb will be available on December 13, 2022, at 1:00 PM PST. The price for this Airbnb is listed as $6 a night. This listing will go very fast.

Here are the specific details about this Airbnb Hobbiton listing:

About this space

For the first time ever, guests are invited to stay at the original Hobbiton™ Movie Set, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, and experience all the magic that Middle-earth™ has to offer.

Lucky fans will get behind-the-scenes access to the Hobbit Hole™, The Green Dragon™ Inn, cosy accommodations at The Millhouse, and more.

Booking opens at 10AM NZDT on Dec 14 for three two-night stays on March 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18.

The space

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, guests will have special access to 44 permanently constructed Hobbit Holes and other beloved locations in The Shire™.

Overnight accommodation will be provided in The Millhouse, a two-bedroom Hobbit-inspired home with a writing nook fit for Bilbo Baggins, and homey decor curated by the trilogies’ Creative Director Brian Massey.

With sweeping views of The Shire™, guests can also enjoy:
– 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 to explore the makings of the trilogies.

Guest access

The front entrance has a narrow pathway and there are steps down to the bathroom. Alternatively, there is a narrow pathway outdoors to get to the bathroom.

Guests with specific accessibility needs are invited to contact the Host for more information.

Other things to note

I’ll be on site to welcome you when you arrive. Once you’re all checked in, our concierge will ensure a comfortable stay for you and your guests — including showing you around and organising meal arrangements with you.

Following public health guidance, guests and onsite staff are required to comply with local rules regarding COVID-19 as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices.

This tourist destination is privately owned and operated.

*These two-night stays are not a contest. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from New Zealand.

Where you’ll be

Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

Nestled in the picturesque pastures of New Zealand’s Waikato region on a 1,250 acre working farm, the property’s rolling, green hills – with striking similarity to The Shire as described by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings – captivated Sir Peter Jackson’s movie scouts more than two decades ago, and has captivated thousands of visitors since. Your stay will be in The Millhouse, which has been transformed to accommodate four guests in Hobbit-inspired rooms.

What do you think of this opportunity to stay in Hobbiton as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies? Will you be attempting to book one of the available slots? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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