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Live like a Hobbit without leaving Illinois

Written by
Jessica Johnson

The final chapter of Peter Jackson's latest Middle-earth-set trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters next week. When we spoke with the director about the possibility of a Tolkien-themed amusement park, he wasn't optimistic, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little taste of the Hobbit lifestyle. You don't even have to pinch your pennies and save up for a flight to New Zealand. A Hobbit-inspired cabin is available for rent just a few hundred miles away in Carbondale, Illinois, and you can reserve your stay for $147 a night. A getaway at this unique and cozy location may be the perfect gift for your favorite hairy-footed fanatic. Just remember to pack enough food for second breakfast.

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