Just imagine it for a moment: the sound of the crackling fire, the sight of snow flurries waltzing behind the window, the taste of warm eggnog, and the coziness of your family sitting beside you at the twinkling tree.
For most of us, the holiday isn't complete without a re-watching of what is possibly : A Christmas Story. During each annual viewing, we always wish we could just spend one night in that all-American house, so ordinary in its design and yet so extraordinary because of its special memories. And now that dream can finally come true.
The town in the film was based on Hammond, Indiana, where author Jean Shepherd grew up. But the 1983 movie was set and filmed mostly in Cleveland, Ohio, because it more accurately resembled an Indiana suburb in the 1940s, and because the local department store, Higbee's, allowed them to film there. In a cute coincidence, the house that Shepherd grew up in back in Indiana was actually located on Cleveland St., which seems like a good omen.
The house is located at 3159 W. 11th St., in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, and it's been ever since it was restored to its movie glory back in 2006 (there's a museum with memorabilia from the film directly across the street as well). But now, for the first time ever, guests can actually sleep in the house, which can accommodate a family of six.
According you'd have private access to the third floor loft for the duration of your stay, and have the entire home all to yourself until 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following day. Sleeping arrangements consist of "a queen bed, queen sleeper sofa and Ralphie and Randy's twin beds," and there's a living room, kitchen, and bathroom as well.
The rate for the chance to live out your favorite film starts at $496 per night, and they are currently accepting bookings (Christmas week is booked, but there are in December). Usually there are no minimum stay requirements, but during the holidays they ask for at least two days.
So, go ahead, stay for two nights. We TRIPLE dog dare ya!
Get more information about overnight stays and daily tours (which run every hour starting at 10:15 a.m.) at .