There’s one YA book series that, hate it or love it, has kind of defined the current view of the PNW. It captivated readers around the world with its depictions of Washington’s grey and gloom and of course, vampiric romances. Do you have an idea of which series we’re alluding to? If you guessed Twilight, you’re correct. And if you want to live and breathe the series, it turns out you can actually stay in Bella Swan’s house.
That’s right folks, Bella Swan’s house in Twilight is now an Airbnb. It’s not in Washington but it’s relatively nearby, sitting in St. Helens, Oregon, about a three-hour drive south of Seattle. If you’ve seen the movies you’ll recognize the quaint, white 1930s home right away. Although you won’t find Charlie Swan’s truck in the driveway, you will find an interior full of items that were featured in the movie.
You can dine at Charlie’s actual dining table that was used in filming and sleep in Bella’s bedroom. The host has even gone so far as to create team Edward and team Jacob rooms. Choose the “lookout” room and you’ll overlook the front yard, where Bella looks out the window to see Edward parked in the film. Alternatively, there’s the “Jacob Black guest room”, located off the main entry downstairs. Seems like it’s just named after him.
When it comes to the details of staying at the home, it can accommodate up to 8 guests and you get the entire place to yourself. It’s pretty much the ultimate place to stay if you’re a fan and we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of the experience. Not to mention, you’re right in downtown St. Helens and pretty close to Portland, OR as well so you can do more than just veg on Twilight.
If you’d like to rent the home its cost varies. Now because it is such a unique home and a popular series, it’s booked up a year or longer in advance. So be sure to head to Airbnb and keep your calendars marked for when the next available dates are released. Enjoy folks!