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Your Piece of the Shire
Tibbleburrow's Bed & "Second Breakfast"
When you read about the "peace and quiet and good-tilled earth" of the Shire, do you find yourself wishing you could go there? Us too! Just up the river to the north lies Hobbiton's sister town of Tibbleburrow, another of the small villages in the Shire of Middle-earth.
That is what we want to create: A fully functional town, where you will be welcomed with open arms and a pint of ale! Underground dwellings, gardens, a lake, paths through the woods, and more pastoral and fantastical settings will be yours to explore at Tibbleburrow.
We want to design a village of unique Halfling holes inspired by our favorite merry folk. Explore the collection of books and oddities found in each home or relax amongst the plants and flower gardens that surround the Gaffer's dwelling.
While the townspeople are away on holiday, their homes will be open to you! Spend some time among the round doors, rolling farmland, and cobblestone paths that have captured your imagination for years. Bring your family and friends to share in a bit of fun.
The Eatery and Pub
Enjoy a pint and a hot meal at our favorite pub, The Merry Mushroom! Our guests will be kept in fine fettle, with food and fruit from our gardens and orchard crafted into delicious snacks and desserts. The brewmaster will prepare a hearty ale just for you and create specialty brews for the seasons. Catering special events and bringing the old Shire recipes to life will warm the heart with the loving hospitality we bring to this beautiful area.
Have an anniversary, birthday, or even a wedding to celebrate?
The Party Tree fields will be nestled next to the water, with lights hung, streamers raised, and flowers staged for your grand celebration. Enjoy catered desserts, tea, and ale as the guests of honor sit at the old oak table beneath the tree. If the weather turns foul, we will have a party tent ready to keep the festivities alive!
When not reserved, these lovely fields will be open to all our guests for picnics and smaller affairs.
~ Walk the gardens
~ Feel the earth
~ Smell the breeze
National holidays bring an opportunity for truly one-of-a-kind celebrations.
On Arbor Day, we will spotlight tree ecology, and guests will leave with a
baby Ent to plant and nurture.
On Earth Day, the eco-friendly features of our town will be on display, from the solar flowers and kinetic wind sculptures to the integration of grey-water recycling and the geothermal insulating properties of the underground homes.
The Solstice and Equinox bring a time to celebrate each of the unique seasons we experience throughout the year in Wisconsin.
There will be Lord of the Rings themed treasures hidden all around town! See how many you can find.
You may find a certain sentient plant with a limited vocabulary hiding in the flowers, or a white owl delivering a scroll, or Sam's beloved spice box misplaced among the gardens.
Keep an eye out for Easter eggs on your morning stroll, or send the kids out to hunt far and wide while you have a rest. If you have taught them enough about hobbits and the oddities of Middle-earth, they might even be able to tell you where the items are from!
Indoors or out,
let the warm hearth
melt tension away.
What would a pastoral Shire life be without our favorite furry friends?
Come listen to the tales and songs of companions as a troupe of singers bring music and gaiety to the afternoon.
Even our guests are welcome to bring
their talents to the floor!
Bill the Pony
It would be truly a missed opportunity if we left out our concierge, Bill, who can help you get to and from your hobbit home!
We hope to partner with local sanctuaries and farms to bring in our Bill and a friend or two.
We have an opportunity to provide a home for a special breed of animal. Household pets are usually adopted as babies. Sadly, some families are not equipped to handle the pets as they get bigger and older. This is often the case with Sulcata tortoises.
They may seem simple, but they can get to be the size of a coffee table and will outlive you and your children if cared for properly. When the time comes for rehoming, not everyone can take in a 90-pound tortoise!
At Tibbleburrow, we can create a loving forever home for these tortoises.