The Goodyear Blimp is on Airbnb—Here’s How You Can Stay Overnight

published Oct 8, 2019
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If watching the Goodyear blimp slowly drift over your city prompts you to wonder precisely what’s inside of this floating contraption (other than a lot of hot air), then you’ll soon have the chance to have an up close and personal view of the famous airship’s interior.  Apparently, the only way you get to ride in a blimp is by a company invite, but spending the night in one is surprisingly more accessible—at the least for a limited time. 

On October 15, the general public will be able to book a stay in the Goodyear blimp via Airbnb for $150 per night; the one-night stays inside the gondola will be happening October 22-24. The iconic silver sky prowler will be grounded in the Blimp hangar in Mogadore, Ohio for a few days before it heads to out to shoot aerial footage of the Michigan Wolverines facing off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on October 26.

Upon entry, guests will be greeted by Goodyear Chief Pilot Jerry Hissem. Aside from being able to sleep in one of the strangest places ever, college football fans who get to hang out in the Blimp should prepare themselves for a night of sports-themed entertainment. The Airbnb deal grants guests access to the Goodyear hangar, a massive space that is the size of 2.6 football fields and serves as the home of the Blimp; a lakefront spot with all the tailgating amenities, including a grill, a firepit and a sunset view; tickets to the Michigan game plus official gear; access to a football lounge where they can view games between all-time best college football rivalries will be shown; the chance to invite two extra guests to participate in all the fun before they turn in for the night. 

Since the bookings will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, interested parties should keep a Blimp’s-eye view out for the moment the listing goes live.

The booking is just one of the major firsts the airship will experience this year. Later this year, the Goodyear Blimp is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, making it the first non-player or coach to receive the honor.