This 'Wizard of Oz' Airbnb Is the Most Magical Place Outside of Emerald City — and It's Only $35 Per Night
There’s no place like... a good Airbnb.
Apparently, if you were to follow the Yellow Brick Road, it wouldn’t actually lead you to the Emerald City, but to an adorable cabin in West Jefferson, North Carolina.
North Carolina seems to be a true destination for "Wizard of Oz" fans. A once-abandoned "Wizard of Oz" theme park opens every summer on Beech Mountain, which is about an hour and 20 minutes away from West Jefferson.
Nicknamed Dorothy’s Cottage, this tiny Airbnb is the perfect glamping spot for two people. It’s a simple studio cottage with a sofa bed, breakfast nook, small porch, and lots of "Wizard of Oz" details to enjoy.
Among the incredible, Instagram-worthy touches are a pair of ruby slippers and legs in striped stockings sticking out from below the house (Wicked Witch of the East style), an exterior mural of Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion traveling down the Yellow Brick Road, baskets with stuffed animal versions of Toto sticking out of them, and lots of other "Wizard of Oz" memorabilia and knick-knacks.
Anyone who stays in the home will have to be experienced in roughing it a little, since the bathroom consists of a porta john and an outdoor shower. While there’s no kitchen, there is a picnic pavilion with a grill, so having an outdoor cookout will not be a problem. If you’re looking for an elevated camping experience, this is definitely a magical option.
According to Lonely Planet, the tiny home is also located close to the host’s inn, which is accessible to all guests. Wi-Fi is available at the inn, according to the listing. There are also beautiful gardens to wander through (no poppies though).
A walking trail, town, and restaurants are also close by, Lonely Planet reported.
Since the cabin doesn’t have heat, the place is only available during the spring, summer, and early fall. Despite the limited availability and uniqueness of the property, it’s incredibly affordable, starting at only $35 per night.
The host also offers a 15 percent discount to guests who stay an entire week, and 25 percent for an entire month, according to the listing.
For more information or to book your trip to the merry ol’ land of Oz, visit the Airbnb listing.