There's No Better Place To Spend 'Hobbit Day' Than At Montana's Hobbit Hotel

Tolkien fans will be thrilled to know they can have a real-life Hobbit experience at the Shire-themed
Hobbit House of Montana.
It’s the perfect place to spend Hobbit Day — Sept. 22, for the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo — or Tolkien Week, the calendar week containing Sept. 22.

The adults-only, themed vacation rental, in Trout Falls, Mont., is available for $US245 a night, May through October.

The Shire, as owners Steve and Chris Michaels call it, offers a pleasant, authentic experience, down to the last details of the doorknobs and cobblestones.

A welcoming sign greets you as you drive up on Hobbit Lane.

Don't drive in without making a stop at the Troll House first! Guests get a Troll House cookie when they check in.

Just like in 'The Hobbit,' everything really is underground. Take a look from this view from above. There are plenty of trails and paths to hike in the foothills of the Cabinet Mountains.

Here is the Hobbit House from the front. Rest yourself on the stone bench when you arrive.

Gandalf has already arrived on his cart to greet you at the door.

Guests can dine in the eat-in, state-of-the-art kitchen with a large fridge, granite countertops, microwave, oven, stove, and even a spice rack.

The living space is warm, cozy, and gets a lot of light. Relax on comfy couches and watch HD TV, browse the internet with WiFi, or listen to music on XM radio.

Guest sleep on a king-sized plush bed in the woodsy master bedroom. Note Gandalf's hat on the bed. There is a second, 'hobbit-sized' bedroom in the house as well.

The deck has a picnic table and gas barbecue, and overlooks the scenic Shire.

Since you're staying in the shire, of course Bilbo is your neighbour. He has his own inviting house.

It looks snug and warm even in winter.

Frodo lives nearby too.

The working waterfall provides the soothing soundtrack to your stay in the Hobbit House.

The waterfall feeds the bubbling brook. You can cross over by way of the Troll Bridge ...

... and make your way down to the wishing well.

Don't forget the elves! Here's the elven village.

A tiny elf door is built into the tree.

A creature has hung up its laundry to dry.

You can probably find Lord Elrond in the elf castle.

We can't think of a reason not to spend a night or two at the Hobbit House.

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