Hipcamp host Mary L.,
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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”-J.R.R. Tolkien

You don’t have to go to New Zealand to stay in a hobbit house! Hand-built by our family, this cozy in-hill


“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”-J.R.R. Tolkien

You don’t have to go to New Zealand to stay in a hobbit house! Hand-built by our family, this cozy in-hill cabin located in the lower area of our property is something right out of a Tolkien novel. Very LGBTQ+ And BIPOC friendly.

This one room Hobbit Hole has everything in it's  7.5x15.5' (cozy): Comfy convertible bed/couch complete with linens, a small table with 2 chairs for playing games and eating, puzzles, games, snacks, hot water kettle, coffee maker, bluetooth speaker, electric fireplace, books, sketchpad with colored pencils, and more!  A rustic wooden floor (with some paint splatters) and a braided rug give you a feeling of comfort and home.  On site we have a private portable bathroom complete with hand-washing station, and an outside combination fire pit and charcoal barbecue with a grill top and  s’mores sticks provided so you can cook over a wood fire or coals!  And an outdoor table and chairs that are super comfortable!

The house itself is heated, insulated, and has working electricity/outlets for computer or phone charger.  Clean bedding and pillows provided, washed in fragrance-free detergent between each guest.  We provide a full water jug with spigot, hot water kettle, teapot, assorted teas, an empty growler to use, 2 pint glasses and 2 mugs.   Private area of the yard with plenty of room to relax.  We have a disc golf goal and discs to use as well.

Firewood is available for purchase onsite for $10/milk crate full. This comes with a kindling kit. Territorial views of the tree line and sunset views to die for! We are located near Meigs Park as well as a 10-minute walk from Manitou beach and an easy bike ride to the ferry that goes to Seattle!  2 miles from the Grand Forest and 3 miles from Battle Point park.  We are exactly 3 miles from the ferry terminal in a convenient mid-island location.

NEED TO KNOW (managing expectations):A note on the bathroom: the hobbit hole is small and will not fit a bathroom or plumbing. Your nearby private portable restroom is cleaned thoroughly between each guest and serviced (pumped out) weekly.  We consider our listing to be “glamping”. Also our property borders a local 2 lane highway and you can expect road noise mostly during the day and evening.  While it is a private setting you can expect to hear the road.   Weekends and evenings it is quieter, and when the door is closed it is quiet.  

The Hobbit House is suitable for 2 guests or 2 adults and a small child that can share the bed.  The bed is a queen size, and we can't allow sleeping on the floor as the door opens inwards and is a safety concern.   However, additional guests are welcome to bring a tent and camp outside, for $20/tent, up to 6 additional guests or 2 tents, whichever is smaller.  Let me know when you are booking that you'd like to bring additional guests and we will adjust the costs accordingly. 


We are on Instagram @ hobbithouse98110 and there are videos of the space to give you a solid look at what is in the space.

On you tube we have a nice video giving a tour of the property and the hobbit hole.   Look for "Hobbit House Bainbridge Island".

We look forward to hosting you!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mary a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Dedicated parking near hobbit house on lower part of property. Well marked.


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Hipcamper Bobby
Bobby S.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Peaceful area, good cookies!

Hipcamper SopheAnn

The tolkien oasis of your dreams

Sophe Ann B.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2022

looks exactly how it does in the photos in real life. and on a beautiful day it was just ethereal. very cozy and such a great place for a lowkey weekend. super close to downtown which has adorable shops cafes and loads of wineries. hosts were incredible and left a sweet introduction.

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Hipcamper Jenn
Jenn M.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2022

The Hobbit house was so charming and cozy. The homemade cookies were a delightful touch.
Mary was great to work with and prompt is her reply’s and guidance on how to find the place.

Hipcamper Laurie
Laurie A.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2022

Had fun making s’mores under the stars at the shire!

Hipcamper Dan

Must do!

Dan D.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

Mary was a perfect host and the Hobbit House is a must do on Bainbridge Island!

Hipcamper Mariia
Mariia S.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2022

I really enjoyed staying at this cute tiny home. It was warm and cozy with everything needed. The host was very helpful and nice. Would definitely like to come back.

Hipcamper Marilyn
Marilyn G.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

Mary’s Hobbit House was so much fun! From the moment we stepped through the circular door, and were greeted by Bilbo Baggins next to his cozy fireplace, we were immersed in childlike magic.
Mary has thought of so many details that supported our fun, as Lord of the Ring fans…Hobbit cards, chess game, a gallery of guests’ character sketches as well as a delightful book detailing the building of the Hobbit House.
We brought our canopy and did all of our cooking outside but loved relaxing inside by the cozy fireplace while we played games.
We definitely want to come again!

Loved this clock! It really made us feel that we were on Hobbit timeThe path from the parking area to the Hobbit House is well marked and bordered by string and solar lights. There’s also a super clean porta potty with motion sensor lights nearby where you park your car.Our cozy table for eating and activities Even my 6’4” son could stand up inside. He also slept comfortably on the futon couch without turning  it into a bed and there was ample floor space for a single air mattress and sleeping bag for me. It was his birthday so he got the couch🌟
Hipcamper Ellinore
Ellinore D.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2022

A magical getaway! Well kept and clean. A great area and easy to get to. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we definitely will come again!

Hipcamper Areatha

Home sweet hobbit hole

Areatha W.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2022

The Hobbit House is so cozy and adorable. Lots to enjoy in reading entries from past guests, checking out the art folks have done, and reading the story of the building of the house! The cookies were delicious and the port potty was a deluxe experience. Even on a cloudy night, the stargazing is great (we saw Orion and his fashionable belt). Thank you for creating such a welcoming and safe place for us as BIPOC folks :)

Cozy Hobbit House on Bainbridge
Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on March 21st, 2022

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and it's so gratifying to know that you felt comfortable here! Please come back anytime!

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