|Photo Source: Monolithic|
Montana resident Steve Michaels has created a 1,000 square foot Hobbit-themed guest house for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. Michaels, 63, and his wife, Christine, have spent around $410,000 building the property, which they rent out for $245 a night (costumes included).
"If you are into Hobbits, then the Hobbit House of Montana is a place for you to visit," Michaels said. "At the time, I had no idea that there are Hobbit clubs and loyal followers like Trekies from Star Trek, who live and breathe Hobbit and know these stories inside and out."
The House consists of one king bedroom and a small, hobbit-sized guest room. It features granite kitchen counters, elaborate lighting, and a Harmony audiovisual system. The rustic wooden furniture is custom-made, and the headboards embedded with the Hobbit House logo (a hobbit door with a red light, which on the headboards is a real light). It is also equipped with XM radio, a flat screen HD-TV and Blu-Ray CD player. And the famous One Ring can be seen hanging from one of the rafters.
For more information and photos, check out their website here.