As the final film of the Hobbit trilogies turn the world bat shit crazy for Hobbits why not do something different, get out of the smog of London and go and stay in a Hobbit House?
HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s largest holiday rental site - offers holidaymakers a memorable experience where they may even spot Bilbo Baggins himself!
Forget Middle-earth. The Hobbit House in the ‘Shire’ of Northwest Montana offers visitors an enchanting experience. The lodge is located in ‘Hobbit Village’ which comes to life at night with a mystic light display on Hobbit Lane consisting of a cavalcade of mushrooms and fairy structures: fans may even spot the shadow of Bilbo Baggins as he drinks and entertains his friends.
Northwest Montana offers a very similar landscape to that imaging by Tolkein for Middle-earth, with beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes. Guests are advised to avoid the Troll Mine where nasty trolls live, but can visit to the mini Elven Village.
At 1,000 square foot, the guest cottage comes complete with one king bedroom and a hobbit guest bedroom. Other features include a well-equipped kitchen, a flat screen TV, a library and a wood burning stove for those rare chilly nights: the cottage is always warm as it’s underground, of course! Guests can also savour some cram and raise a toast with Ent-draught on the deck which overlooks the Shire.
Since hobbits like to eat at least six times a day, the owners share a special treat with each guest upon their arrival: a very large and distinctive Trollhouse cookie made with special fairy dust and hobbit ingredients!
Just as Bilbo Baggins and his friends journey into the “Wild” and see creatures of Tolkien’s Wilderland, so can the guests at Hobbit Village. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted in the surrounding countryside including Baldwin the resident Bald Eagle, blue herons, deer, elk, moose, coyotes and the occasional bear or wolf.
The Hobbit House sleeps four and is available for rental from $316 (£202) per night.