Is it their love for all the good things in life — food, ale, and quiet lives? Or their love for finding adventures in the great beyond? Either way, we love the hobbits from J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings universe. While we've wished more than once to be magically transported to their world, now, you can actually come close at these hobbit houses in Washington.
There's more than one thing in common between The Shire and our Evergreen State — for one, both of them are located in the northwest regions of their worlds. Their landscapes are filled with forests, farms, hills, and trees.
So, it's not too surprising that we have more than one hobbit hole in the region. They're dotting the countryside and deep within the woods too. Here are all the spots you can find them.
Address: Orondo, Washington
Why You Need To Go: You can rent this cozy Middle-Earth hangout and live like a hobbit for $200 a night + get spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge from Washington's rolling hills.
The Brothers Greenhouses
Address: 3200 Victory Dr. SW, Port Orchard, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can go on a plant safari at this spot + buy the shrubs from The Shire. The cottage is free to visit and snap pictures to your hobbit-loving heart's content.
Guillemot Cove Stump House
Address: 19235 NW Stavis Bay Rd, Seabeck, WA
Why you should go: An easy, 2.5-mile roundtrip hike will take you to this charming house in the woods. It'll make you think happy animals or hobbits live there, for sure! Find it here.
Address: 2500-2898, Raccoon Point Rd, Eastsound, WA
Why You Need To Go: This treehouse is called the Hobbit House for a reason. It's magically connected by bridges, is secluded, comes with epic sea views perfect for de-stressing + living that gnome life!
Spokane Hobbit House
Address: 3525 W. Second, Spokane, WA
Why You Need To Go: The actual hobbit house set in New Zealand inspired this full-sized dwelling. Although it's only available to view from outside, they host regular free book exchanges, geocaching and scavenger hunts.
Gnome House Chalet
Address: Eastsound, WA
Why You Need To Go: Surrounded by everything from wildfowl marshes to fruit orchards, ponds, meadows, and farms, you can pretend to be a hobbit at this quaint cottage.
Hall Of Mosses
Address: Hoh Valley Rd, Forks, WA
Why You Need To Go: We know this isn't a hobbit house, but hear us out: You'll feel like you're in the Old Forest from The Lord of The Rings at this enchanting mossy wonder which is an easy 0.8-mile hike.
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