Lord of the Rings fans have yet another reason to visit New Zealand — they can stay in a Hobbit hole! Woodlyn Park, which is two minutes away from Waitomo Caves, has built two full-service units into the side of a hill.
Just like a proper Hobbit home, they have round windows and round doors. Sheep even graze on the roof! For more information, visit www.woodlynpark.co.nz and click on “The Hobbit Motel.”
Others have also jumped onto the Lord of the Rings bandwagon.
The Hobbit Hotel in West Yorkshire, UK, is currently under going a refurbishment featuring Lord of the Rings theming. For more information, visit www.ukhotel.com/yorkshire/the-hobbit-hotel.htm.
There’s a Hotel Hobbit in Mechelen and Zaventem, Belgium, but they don’t seem to have an LOTR theme. You can read a little about them at members.virtualtourist.com/m/tp/77dee and www.hobbithotel.be/hobbit/index.html.
There’s even a travel company called “Hobbit Travel,” which specialized in low fares.