A Winnie the Pooh-inspired house will be available to book on Airbnb this month, as part of the celebration for the Disney character’s 95th anniversary.
Called the Bearbnb, the house is situated in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England, and is inspired by A.A. Milne’s original tales in the Hundred Acre Wood. With two separate stays available, the Bearbnb sleeps up to four guests at a time, giving Winnie the Pooh fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic world of Pooh and Friends.
Both Airbnb stays will be hosted by Disney-appointed Winnie the Pooh illustrator, Kim Raymond, who curated the Bearbnb and has been drawing the iconic bear for over 30 years. Taking inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard, Raymond brought Pooh’s house to life with exposed tree branches wrapped around the house, “Mr. Sanders” inscribed above the doorway, shelves stocked full of “hunny” pots and bespoke wallpaper that he designed himself.
The Bearbnb has a double bed on the ground floor and two comfortable single beds on the mezzanine level. Its lounge space, meanwhile, comes with cozy seating and a dining area, where guests can enjoy locally sourced hunny-inspired meals. A temporary bathroom, fully equipped with a toilet, shower, and sink as well as toiletries and towels, will be located a few steps from the house for private use.
The house also has electricity points and there will be 24-hour security during each stay. Guests will be taken on a guided tour through the original Hundred Acre Wood and can play Poohsticks on the iconic Poohsticks Bridge afterward. To encourage guests to embrace their natural surroundings and live more like Pooh, who is famous for going at his own pace, the Bearbnb will also be stocked with a variety of wellness products like yoga mats, journals, and throws.
The Bearbnb will be opened for two separate stays next weekend on September 24th and 25th for just £95 ($130) per night, including taxes and fees. Exclusive for U.K. residents, the bookable dates for these stays will go live on Airbnb on September 20th at 2 p.m. BST. The guest booking fee will be donated to Together for Short Lives, the UK registered charity for children’s palliative care.
For British fans who are not quick enough to book one of the stays, they can recreate their own tranquil retreat at home with help from the new Winnie the Pooh range available on shopDisney.co.uk.