You can now spend the night in Bran Castle via Airbnb

The castle was the inspiration for Dracula’s lair

New York /
Oct.October 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Searching for a truly terrifying Halloween experience? Why not sleep in a coffin in Transylvania like a true vampire? Bran Castle in Romania, which was the inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle in Bram Stoker’s classic story, has been listed on Airbnb as part of a Halloween giveaway.

The castle accommodates two people, who will get to sleep in individual specially designed, velvet-trimmed coffins for free on October 31.

Airbnb has partnered with novelist Dacre Stoker — “Dracula” author Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew — who will provide a guided tour of the legendary 14th-century castle to the competition winners and give an insight into the historical truths behind the vampire myth.

Stoker will explain the historical connection of how Vlad the Impaler became known as Dracula, and how the legend lived on for centuries.

“Bram Stoker included many references to real people and real historical anecdotes and questioned whether vampires are really a myth at all,” said Stoker in an emailed statement.

This isn’t the first time Airbnb has turned to local legends for Halloween. In 2015, the website partnered with Paris Catacombs, offering a one-night stay inside a mass grave.

To enter, visit the Bran Castle listing and tell Stoker in no more than 550 characters what would you say to Count Dracula if you were to meet him in his castle.

Earlier this year the owners of the castle had to quash rumors that they were selling their spooky spread.


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