If you’re a fan of the Dracula book, movie or any related stories, you might be eager to participate in one Airbnb contest.
Dracula’s badass castle (Bran Castle) in Transylvania will be open to two lucky contest winners overnight from October 31st to November 1st, so get excited to be terrified.
“Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew, will answer your knock on the castle’s imposing wooden doors. He will be your host for the night, and resident expert on Transylvanian lore,” reads the Airbnb contest description. “Enter the castle and explore the labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors, creepy nooks… and squeaky staircases while there is still light in the sky. You may traipse through all fifty-seven rooms, from lofty tower lookouts to deep dark crypts, and even enjoy an incomparable view of the Carpathians from the terrace as the sun makes its final descent.”
Guests will then follow a secret passage to a candlelit dinner identical to the one in the original Dracula by Bram Stoker. And if that isn’t creepy enough to draw you in, the winners also get to sleep in a coffin (definitely not for the claustrophobic). Does that sound fun or what?
There are just a few house rules you need to be aware of if you want to survive your stay:
• “No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed”
•”You are kindly requested to leave your silver jewellry at home”
•”Do not cross the cutlery. In fact, please refrain from placing anything in a cross formation”
•”Beware of the bats in the castle tower”
•”Please close all curtains before sunrise”
•”The count is not a fan of mirror selfies”
We don’t see anything about bringing wooden steaks, so bring one if you dare.
To enter, you need to be 18 years old and have a killer answer to this question: “What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle?”
Answer it right, and you might just find yourself on a plane to Transylvania’s most iconic sight.
Airbnb will also cover the cost of your flight to and from the Transylvania, so you have nothing to fear (except for the whispers and creaks around the castle). To each their own, right?