You Can Now Stay in the Original “Home Alone” House, Booby Traps and All

For the first time ever, the iconic McCallister family home will welcome up to four guests for a one-night stay courtesy of Airbnb

You Can Now Stay in the Original “Home Alone” House, Booby Traps and All

Looking to eat junk food, watch rubbish and live a la Kevin McCallister circa 1990 this holiday season? Thanks to Airbnb, you now can … in the real life Home Alone house.

That’s right: for the first time ever, the Chicago-based McCallister family home (which was bought for $1.585 million in 2011 and remains privately owned) will fling its doors open and welcome up to four Home Alone enthusiasts or a one-night stay on December 12. And it’s not a contest, either.


According to Airbnb, in addition to free rein of Kevin’s childhood home, guests will enjoy:

  • A cozy holiday scene with twinkling lights and a perfectly trimmed tree in celebration of the season
  • Booby traps galore
  • Bottles of aftershave stationed near mirrors to scream in
  • All the ‘90s favorites their hearts desire, including plenty of Chicago’s finest pizza and a candlelit dinner of microwavable Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • A meet and greet with a real-life tarantula
  • A viewing of the film franchise’s newest holiday adventure, Home Sweet Home Alone
  • A LEGO Ideas Home Alone set to take and build at home

So what’s the price of admission you ask? Just $25, and, in honor of the historic-in-its-own-right moment, Airbnb will also be making a one-time donation to Chicago’s La Rabida Children’s Hospital. Because, as the Bird Lady once said, good deeds count extra this time of year.

Reservations open starting at 1:00 PM on December 7 at And if you aren’t successful in securing the McCallister house for a pre-Chrismas getaway, consider one of these other Airbnbs to help you recreate another one of your favorite holiday films instead.


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