Stay Inside This Elephant-Shaped Airbnb at the Jersey Shore That’s a National Historic Landmark

updated Feb 27, 2020
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Sometimes it’s the place that leads you to book an Airbnb, and sometimes its the Airbnb that leads you to travel to the place. When it comes to unique listings that are worth traveling for, this elephant monument dating back to the 19th century takes the prize—and it’s available for the first time on Airbnb.

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Known by the masses as “Lucy the Elephant,” this famous structure is a National Historic Landmark that sits on the Jersey Shore in Margate, New Jersey. Lucy was built in 1881 and underwent a major renovation that was completed in 2000, and now she’s ready for guests to come and keep her company (although this isn’t the first time she’s hosted, as she had a family of six over for the entire summer of 1902). 

The interior is decked out in Victorian style decor to bring visitors back to the 1800s when Lucy was first created. Standing six stories tall, Lucy is a familiar face to New Jersey residents who frequent the Shore, and she continues to represent the history of the state. And of course, during your stay you’ll get to experience all that the Jersey Shore has to offer as an added bonus.

The listing will open to the public on March 5, 2020, and will be taking reservations for the nights of March 17, 18, and/or 19. Keep in mind that only two guests can stay over in Lucy’s quarters at a time.

For more information, head to the listing on Airbnb’s website and get ready to travel back in time.