For many fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories of Middle-earth, the ultimate trip would be journeying to New Zealand where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. But if you can’t quite manage that, this Airbnb in Fairfield, Virginia might be the next best thing.
Built into a hill with a grass roof and circular, wooden door, it would fit in perfectly with the Hobbit holes described in Tolkien’s novels. There is a cozy feel to the place, including two large armchairs right by the faux fireplace. The porch seating and bench by the garden are perfect for sitting and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
The guesthouse is out of the way and surrounded by fields, so you can feel like you truly have gone to the Shire for a short stay. The owners also clearly know how to lean into the theme of the house, providing guests with a complimentary bottle of wine and seed cake upon arrival, as well as Rune stones bearing Gandalf’s mark and a “Party invitation” as keepsakes of your stay. The website for the location shows several photos of guests in their Tolkien-themed outfits, so this would be the perfect place to get those shots of your Hobbit, Elf, Ranger, or Wizard cosplay!
The residence books year-round, and there are several stunning photos of the place covered in snow. The kitchen features a coffeemaker with assortment of coffees and teas, a small hotplate, microwave, and fridge. It comfortably sleeps two, but can accommodate up to four people.