If you don't already have Halloween plans, maybe don't make any and instead apply for a two-night stay in Dracula's castle.
No really, you can enter a new
Airbnb contest to travel to Bran Castle which is nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania.
The great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, who wrote the classic novel "Dracula," will serve as a host for the winner and a guest.
Following the hearty, blood-enriching meal, guests will be left to sleep in luxurious velvet-trimmed coffins in the seclusion of the Count's crypt.
Guests are invited to explore all of the castle's 57 rooms, from the tower lookouts to the deep dark crypts.
Organizers have even hinted that Count Dracula may make a special appearance.
The two winners will be the first people to sleep in the Romanian castle in nearly 70 years,
according to the Washington Post.
According to the contest site, the winners will be flown to Romania and will arrive at Bran Castle via horse-drawn carriage.
The contest website also notes a few castle rules:
- No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed
- You are kindly requested to leave your silver jewelry 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
Photos courtesy of the Associated Press.
Anyone 18 years of age or older can enter to win the overnight stay by going to the contest website and writing a creative story about what you would say to Count Dracula if you saw him in his castle.
"I want to make it both realistic and show the legend in the wonderful country that birthed the whole thing," Dacre Stoker, who will serve as the host, told the Associated Press.
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