Who says Frodo and Bilbo get to have all the fun chilling in a cool, tiny house like in Lord of the Rings? There happens to be real-life Shire-esque hobbit houses all over the world. From Scotland to Washington, check out some of the coolest hobbit houses you can actually vacation in from rental guru HomeAway.
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Who says Frodo and Bilbo get to have all the fun chilling in a cool, tiny house like in Lord of the Rings? There happens to be real-life Shire-esque hobbit houses all over the world.From Scotland to Washington, check out some of the coolest hobbit houses you can actually vacation in from rental guru HomeAway.
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Charlevoix, Michigan Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $125 per night
Designed by architect Earl Young, this stone cottage in the heart of Charlevoix, Michigan brings Bilbo Baggins to the Midwest. The house’s exceptional views of Lake Michigan makes up for the fact it isn’t actually in The Shire.
Santa Fe, New Mexico Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $275 per night
The Shire-inspired decor and furniture in this Santa Fe bungalow will make you feel like you’re actually in Lord of the Rings. Okay maybe not totally but it’s close enough. The private gardens and waterfall isn’t a bad touch, either.
Santorini, Greece Sleeps 5 / Bedrooms 1
** Starting at $360 per night**
It would be the Greeks that give the traditional hobbit house a Mediterranean spin. This Santorini dream villa is built direclty into a mountain and consists of two cavities connected by a tunnel. With a private swimming pool and unobstructed views of Oia village and the Aegean sea, you’ll never want vacation to end.
Thompson Falls, Montana Sleeps 3 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $295 per night
If you’re looking for an authentic replica of the hobbit house from Lord of the Rings, this Thompson Falls, Montana rental is just about as close as you’ll get to the real thing. Built in a hobbit village (seriously), the entire place comes to night at life like it really would in The Shire.
Port Townsend, Washington Sleeps 2 / Bedrooms 1 Starting at $125 per night
True to Middle Earth architecture (I may have just made this up), this Washington home has a grass-covered roof like they would in The Shire. Set in the picturesque countryside Port Townsend in Blossom Valley, it’s Instagram heaven.
Carbondale, Illinois Sleeps 2 / Bedrooms 1 Starting at $149 per night
Eco-friendly design philosophies meet Hobbit-inspired in this Shawnee Hills rental. Decked out with nine-foot ceilings, a living roof, vineyard and a private four-person hot tub, I’d say this is the decked-out version Bilbo wish he had.
Issaquah, Washington Sleeps 8 / Bedrooms 3 Starting at $285 per night
Reviews on the home have even stated that this cool Issaquah, Washington home made them feel as if “they were staying in the J.R.R Tolkien’s idea of a hobbit hole.” Just east of Seattle, the hobbit-inspired home sits on three acres of forest complete with a large deck, hot tub, gazebo and a footbridge to a treehouse.
Perthshire, Scotland Sleeps 2 / Studio Rates upon request
I know, it seems to small for a human. But once you walk inside the seemingly tiny Scotland rental, you’ll see how much space it really offers. Set in the Scotland Highlands, there’s nearby golf and dining. Plus you’re in Scotland, how bad can it get?
Wolf Laurel, North Carolina Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 Starting at $264 nightly
I don’t care how old you are; vacationing in a castle/hobbit house will always be cool. Located in the deep woods of western North Carolina, this 850 square-foot micro-castle has three stories and has a top-of-the-tower loft. There’s even a dartboard and foosball table on one of the floors.