Live Like a Hobbit

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.

hobbit motelJust like a proper Hobbit home, they have round windows and round doors. Sheep even graze on the roof! For more information, visit 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

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 and

There’s even a travel company called “Hobbit Travel,” which specialized in low fares.

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.