Stay a Couple of Blurry Nights in Hunter S. Thompson’s Aspen Cabin

His widow still lives on the property

(Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
By Tanner Garrity / July 17, 2019 1:58 pm

Hunter S. Thompson killed himself nearly 15 years ago in Woody Creek, Colorado. He left behind his wife Anita, two children and his mountain compound, Owl Farm, a stretch of 42 valley-facing acres that include his house, memorial, peacock pen and writing cabin.

That writing cabin, in remarkably preserved form, is available for Fear and Loathing-faithful to stay a couple of nights in, assuming they play their cards right. Anita Thompson, whom Hunter met in 1997 and married in 2003, still lives on the property, and rents the cabin out in order to raise funds for the Hunter S. Thompson scholarship for veterans at Columbia University.

Interested parties should email Anita at info@gonzonation.org with a one paragraph email explaining why you would like to visit the cabin, naming two dates you would like to begin your three night stay and sharing the names of any additional guests. (Sleeping arrangements in the cabin include one king size bed and one twin bed.)

This cabin was listed on Airbnb at one point, and has since been taken off. It’s unclear why. Perhaps people complained about the experience (Anita clearly has her preferences: “Access to Hunter’s main home is not included, it may be requested but not guaranteed, and determined upon arrival”) or maybe too many booking requests came in. Either way, this is the only way you’ll get to see the inside of a cabin that surely saw some of the greatest writing, and benders, of the late 20th century.

The coolest part? All guests have access to Hunter’s red IBM Selectric III, and Anita will provide stationery for you to free-write. That thing’s getting framed when you get home.

For more information on booking the cabin, head here.