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North Carolina mountains home to ‘Hobbit’-themed Airbnb

December 27, 2019 GMT

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (AP) — O’er the misty mountains of North Carolina is a “Hobbit”-themed Airbnb.

The hobbit house named “ Hobbithenge ” is nestled into a meadow in Weaverville, The News & Observer reported. The house, which appears to be tucked into the earth, was handcrafted out of clay and wood, according to the listing. In addition to the wood stove and queen-sized futon, the listing says the rental also comes with mud, dust, spiders and a door that doesn’t lock just yet. It emphasizes the home as “rustic,” noting it also doesn’t have hot water or much privacy.

Reviews describe stays as “phenomenal” and a “perfect getaway,” noting that experiences exceeded expectations and had a magical air.

This rental is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside Asheville and isn’t the only Tolkien token. Similar rentals are available in states including Tennessee , Virginia and Washington .