Hobbiton is now listed on Airbnb, but good luck getting a reservation


The official Hobbiton film set in Matamata, New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed, will soon allow visitors to book a room on the grounds via Airbnb.

For the first time, film set owners advertise a stay on the site through the popular homestay website. Specifically, visitors can book the Mill House, which is being transformed into a two-bedroom house. So no, it’s not a Hobbit hole, but it’s still on site and looks extremely cosy.

This is an extremely limited opportunity, as the venue is only offering three two-night stays, including March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 16-18 in 2023.

The Hobbiton Movie Set, which is privately owned and has a licensing agreement with Middle-earth Enterprises, organizes this event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Space-wise, the Millhouse will feature a “Bilbo Baggins writing nook” as well as “home decor” curated by Brian Massey, the creative director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Anyone lucky enough to secure a reservation will also have private access to their very own Hobbit and an evening feast at the Green Dragon Inn with a meal including beef and ale stew, roast chicken, baked bread and plenty of beer. Visitors also get a second breakfast and onces. A private tour of the Hobbiton film set is also included.

The Airbnb listing shows a fee of $6 per night, but it’s not clear if that’s a mistake or not. Bookings open at 10am NZDT on December 14th. There must be a lot of demand for all three two-night stays, making it virtually impossible for you to book.

Check out the Airbnb listing Learn more.

The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is now open in Matamata, New Zealand, allowing visitors to walk around Bag End on a guided tour and then move on to the Green Dragon for a pint. The attraction is expanding in 2023 with the opportunity to enter a Hobbit hole.

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