This Hidden 'Hobbit' Airbnb In California Comes With Lush Outdoor Soaking Tubs

Welcome to your personal Shire near the Redwood Forest.
The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.

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If you've ever wished you could transport yourself to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, now's your chance. Nestled deep in the land of the Redwoods, you'll find an unexpected gem. This hobbit house in California will transport you straight to the Shire.

Here, in your little hideaway, you can explore forests of ancient redwood trees, wild running rivers and secluded beaches.

You'll be staying between two of the largest old-growth forests in the world, with Redwood National Park just a half an hour north and Humboldt Redwoods State Park 40 minutes to the south.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.Shannon | Airbnb

Since the residence is pet-friendly, you can bring your dog for an additional $40 per night fee that covers cleaning and maintenance.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. Shannon | Airbnb

The welcoming brightly-coloured exterior has a cheeriness that extends inside. Colourful tapestries adorn the walls and quirky decor sets the mood.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. Shannon | Airbnb

Each of the two beds is fitted with hypoallergenic linens and has a mattress to make sure you get the perfect night's sleep.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.Shannon | Airbnb

If you need an incentive to pull yourself away from the plush paradise in the a.m., there's a kitchen waiting with breakfast essentials inside. There are two farm-fresh eggs in the fridge, steel-cut oats on the counter, coffee, tea and popcorn.

You're even welcome to harvest some of the freshly-grown kale from the outside courtyard.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. Shannon | Airbnb

All the comforts of the cozy abode make for serious relaxation but it's the outdoor space that will truly transport you to the Shire.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. Shannon | Airbnb

Two Japanese-style tubs welcome visitors to soothe and soak outside among nature.

This one-of-a-kind experience is included in your stay and the hosts welcome you to take full advantage of it.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis. Shannon | Airbnb

Since your cottage is one of several on the private property, the tubs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. With a number of private spaces, you're sure to stumble on something magical.

The custom cedar sauna has a circular river stone facade and a cute little door that looks like Frodo Baggins could walk out of it at any moment.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.Shannon | Airbnb

We definitely recommend stargazing in the tub and then winding down with a warm sauna session.

While you're in the area, there are plenty of incredible sights to see and adventures to go on. Did you know you can take a trail bike through the forest?

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.

The Hangout Hidden Bath & Oasis.

Shannon | Airbnb

Price: $199 per night

Location: Arcata, CA

Why You Should Go: You can rent a hidden "hobbit" Airbnb in California that comes with lush outdoor soaking tubs.

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These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included in the price.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

This article has been updated since it was originally published on March 12, 2020.

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