If you love Winnie the Pooh characters — and, really, who doesn’t adore A.A. Milne’s “Silly Ol’ Bear” and all of his friends? — you’re going to want to bounce like Tigger when you see Airbnb’s latest offering, designed especially for the 95th Anniversary of the Hundred Acre Wood pals.
An official press release regarding the adorable abode reads:
The Bearbnb is situated in Ashdown Forest 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.
Hosting the Airbnb stay is Disney-appointed Winnie the Pooh illustrator, Kim Raymond, who curated the Bearbnb and has been drawing the iconic bear for over 30 years. Kim brought Pooh’s house to life taking inspiration from the original decorations of E.H. Shepard and he notes:
“I have been illustrating Winnie the Pooh for thirty years and I continue to be inspired by the classic decorations of E.H. Shepard and the more recent Disney stories. The ‘Bearbnb’ is a unique experience that brings the charm of Pooh to life for fans, whilst honoring the original adventures that have been so important to many people for 95 years.”
The custom-built ‘Bearbnb’ and entire stay, bookable only on Airbnb, is fit for Pooh and his adventures with Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and friends:
● The house is built with exposed tree branches wrapped around the doorway with ‘Mr. Sanders’ inscribed
● Bespoke wallpaper designed by host Kim Raymond
● If guests take a peek inside kitchen cupboards, they’ll find shelves stocked full of ‘hunny’ pots
As you can see [above], the decor in the home is charming, with a true storybook feel, from the furnishings themselves to the perfectly placed Disney touches — like the Winnie the Pooh plush on the bed!
Even the exterior photos of the Airbnb rental look like they could have fallen out of a classic children’s book. The smallest details, like the “Mr. Sanderz” sign above Pooh’s red door, were attended to, truly transporting Guests into a fairytale world.
Both Airbnb and The Walt Disney Company have expressed their excitement regarding this nostalgic collaboration.
Catherine Powell, Airbnb Global Head of Hosting said:
“Winnie the Pooh is a childhood jewel beloved by families the world over. This year, the original books celebrate their 95th anniversary. What better way to commemorate A.A. Milne’s classic work than with these two once-in-a-lifetime stays in the original Hundred Acre Wood. A perfect place to do nothing. As Pooh said, “doing ‘Nothing’ often leads to the very best Something””.
Tasia Filippatos, Walt Disney Company SVP of Consumer Products, Games and Publishing shared:
“For over 95 years, Winnie the Pooh has inspired generations with his memorable words, experiences and adventures. These timeless tales explore life’s simple pleasures and in that spirit we hope guests are able to sit back and relax in the ‘Bearbnb’, and ‘be more Pooh’ for the day.”
For full details on the house, visit its official booking webpage. Reservations will open on September 20, 2021. Remember, only two stays are available at this time.
Do you want to be one of the lucky Guests to stay in the “Bearbnb”?