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Walk the 5 minute path from the Shire or Karenville to the two trees and see the viewKaren inside the Hobbit House hut
Private room in hut

Karenville Hobbit house and Shire


Karenville Hobbit house and Shire

4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

"Live Like A Hobbit"
Looking for something more than just a place to sleep? How about living off grid? Perhaps camping amount the trees? Looking for like minded people? Do you dream of a Bilbo Baggins adventure? Or just want good value for your money?


Free parking on premises

House Rules

Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 11AM


43 Reviews

Becky User Profile
May 2016
Karen and Robert were a pleasure to meet. Karenville was a beautiful, fun and peaceful place to stay. A very affordable option for camping like accommodation (some of her huts are really quite luxurious however). The extra amenities and communal spaces were wonderful. We were mad…
Susanna User Profile
July 2018
Very unique and beautiful eco village outside of Ithaca! Worth staying just for the experience. Karen is great to talk to and happy to share her knowledge of eco friendly living. Note: if you are deciding between the huts or tent camping, I would recommend the cheaper alternative…
Samantha User Profile
July 2018
I didn’t realize I’d booked a very small hut, that only fit a twin bed and you can only lay down in, and when we got there, Karen allowed us to stay in one of the larger spaces since they weren’t taken. I was very appreciative of that. The love Karen put into the little town she…
Claire User Profile
June 2018
Karenville is a world of its own! I encourage you to read through the whole page before considering staying there because it is definitely out of the ordinary :-) I had a wonderful time.
Nick User Profile
June 2018
What a wonderfull place, i only stayed one night bit would love it to come back and live the basic life. It was a first experience for me and would recommend everyone just to try it!
Carina User Profile
June 2018
Karenville is a nice and different place if you look for something special! Easy enough to find. Great little houses build up with love and detail. Karen was a wonderfull host! You have different choices of breakfast but have to prepare in on your own.
Halie User Profile
May 2018
My friend and I are from Philadelphia, and at first we were a little nervous to venture outside of our comfort zone but MAN are we glad we did. This is an environment that facilitates peacefulness and encourages open-mindedness and respect for the earth and other people. We staye…

Hosted by Karen

Ithaca, New York, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Karen User Profile
689 Reviews
I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. My partner Robert is an extremely knowledgable plant and insect expert who works for Cornell. He also enjoys many of the same things I do. I especially like the simple …
Languages: English, Sign Language
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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