Embrace your inner hobbit at this real-life Shire

Published: November 14, 2014 · Updated: September 29, 2017

Thanks to this homey guesthouse, you don’t need to trek to Middle Earth to experience the Shire, the underground homeland of hobbits. And although certain touches will appeal to die-hard JRR Tolkien fans—like the golden ring that hangs from the rafters, and Gandalph’s wizarding hat in the master bedroom—it’s a comfy getaway even for those of us still working on our Hobbitish. Read more about The Shire, an outstanding replica tucked underneath a hill in rural Montana.