Top 9 Real-Life Hobbit Houses

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit 3: Battle of the Five Armies, HomeAway has put together a list of nine real-life “hobbit houses" where travelers can actually stay.

  • Welcome to the Shire (in Montana)

    Welcome to the Shire (in Montana)  property 969762

    HomeAway property # 969762

    Thompson Falls, Montana – Sleeps 3 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $295 per night

    This genuine hobbit house was built to bring The Lord of the Rings to life. More than a bed to sleep in and a stove to cook on, the Shire offers visitors a unique experience full of imagination and magic. Surrounding this hobbit home is a village that comes to life at night with the magical display of lights from the cavalcade of mushrooms that line Hobbit Lane to the lighted mural of an entire Hobbit Village. Enjoy the unique features of this unique vacation experience, with an added twist of imagery and sophistication.

  • The Home of Bilbo

    The Home of Bilbo  property 6680595

    HomeAway property # 6680595

    Flayosc, France – Sleeps 5 / Studio – Rates upon request

    Buried under a grassy knoll, this house is nothing short of an authentic hobbit habitat and the spitting image of Bilbo’s home. Once travelers step through the circular door, the home’s unique charm and thoughtful details bring movie memories to life. This unusual home is located in a rural area west of Cannes, France in the small town of Flayosc and offers all the amenities needed for a quiet retreat.

  • Whimsical Stone Cottage

    Whimsical Stone Cottage property 501060vb

    HomeAway property # 501060vb

    Charlevoix, Michigan – Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $125 per night

    Architect and dreamer Earl Young created a magical world with his eccentric stone cottage. It is a home that seems as if it could be a neighbor to Bilbo Baggins' hobbit hole. Enjoy the sandy beach, lighthouse and sunsets just outside this whimsical cottage. It is an easy two-block stroll to the quaint village of Charlevoix for shopping, dining, ferry, drawbridge and music in the park.

  • A Cozy Hobbit Hole

    A Cozy Hobbit Hole property 906907

    HomeAway property # 906907

    Issaquah, Washington – Sleeps 8 / Bedrooms 3 – Starting at $285 per night

    According to a past guest, this charming abode made them feel as if they were staying in the J.R.R Tolkien’s idea of a hobbit hole. "The home is beautiful, inviting and cozy.” Just east of Seattle, this delightful home sits on three acres of towering evergreen amidst the verdant natural beauty of the Northwest. Straddling a river that cascades over granite rock, the property offers complete privacy for a relaxing and fun getaway with family and friends. The backyard includes a large deck, hot tub and gazebo with footbridge to a playhouse.

  • Hobbit Vacation Home

    Hobbit Vacation Home property 3563565

    HomeAway property # 3563565

    Santorini, Greece – Sleeps 5 / Bedrooms 1 – Starting at $360 per night

    If Bilbo Baggins had the time to go on vacation his first choice would be this Greek Island home. This cave villa was built directly into the mountain similar to a hobbit dwelling and consists of two cavities connected by a tunnel. The villa has a private swimming pool and a beautiful view over the picturesque village of Oia. Manos designed and constructed the villa with extreme respect to the natural landscape and the well-known Santorinian traditional bioclimatic architecture. Its location provides an amazing unobstructed panoramic view towards the village and other Greek islands.

  • Hobbit Décor

    Hobbit Décor property 209359

    HomeAway property # 209359

    Santa Fe, New Mexico – Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 – starting at $275 per night

    Known as the "Luxury Santa Fe Hobbit House," this southwestern bungalow has shire-inspired murals and whimsical décor. It’s set in a quiet neighborhood, just a short distance from popular Santa Fe attractions such as the Indian Market and the Santa Fe Opera.

  • A Grassy Knoll

    A Grassy Knoll property 457296vb

    HomeAway property # 457296vb

    Port Townsend, Washington – Sleeps 2 / Bedrooms 1 – Starting at $125 per night

    True to Hobbiton, this home has a grass-covered roof as if it resides in Middle Earth. Enjoy the vast surroundings in Port Townsend while imaging the Olympic Mountains as the Iron Hills of the Third Age. This home makes for a perfect getaway for romantics and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It is tucked into the Blossom Valley on a working equine ranch and developing farm just minutes from historic Port Townsend. Year-round outdoor activities include hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, sailing, boating and equestrian activities.

  • A Secret Path

    A Secret Path property 652346vb

    HomeAway property # 652346vb

    Carbondale, Ill. – Sleeps 2 / Bedrooms 1 – Starting at $149 per night

    What's better than a cozy earthen shelter in the Shawnee Hills? This hobbit house was inspired by the famed novel, along with the owners’ eco-friendly design philosophies. Nine-foot ceilings, arched walls and dimmable lighting give this unique and spacious one-bedroom cottage a romantic ambiance. Guests can enjoy the secret path through the woods to the Blue Sky Vineyard, or simply stay at home and enjoy a relaxing soak in the private four-person hot tub.

  • Tiny House

    Tiny House property 873972

    HomeAway property # 873972

    Perthshire, Scotland – Sleeps 2 / Studio – Rates upon request

    Even though it looks too small for a human, this hobbit house offers plenty of space for a memorable getaway. Travelers can rent this tiny home for private use on the resort-style property in the Scotland Highlands. While there, enjoy a round of golf and dine at the resort restaurant to complete the experience.