One night only: You can stay at ‘Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle, thanks to Airbnb

Being a Crawley seems like a dream: A home in a sprawling castle, dinner parties, evening cocktails, a full staff.  The list goes on.

Now, to celebrate the release of the new “Downton Abbey” film (out Friday), the real Highclere Castle will open its doors for one night only and treat its guests as though they, too, are members of the Crawley family.

On Oct. 1, Airbnb is giving two guests the opportunity to book the famous castle for the night of Nov. 26. Reservations will open at 7 a.m. EDT. The cost of a night’s stay at Highclere Castle is $186.36.  The reservation is first come, first served.

Highclere Castle (Photo: Annie Back, Airbnb Inc.)

What can you expect? The castle sits on more than 1,000 acres and boasts 300 rooms. 

Upon arrival, guests will be invited to join the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who live in part of the house,  for evening cocktails in the saloon followed by a three-course dinner in the State Dining Room, according to a release from Airbnb. At dinner, they will be waited on by Highclere Castle’s butler, Luis, according to Lady Carnarvon’s blog. 

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