The REAL castle. In Romania.

"Enter the castle and explore the labyrinth of lamp-lit corridors, creepy nooks, and squeaky staircases while there is still light in the sky. You may traipse through all fifty-seven rooms, from lofty tower lookouts to deep dark crypts, and even enjoy an incomparable view of the Carpathians from the terrace as the sun makes its final descent. But once darkness comes, retreat inside. Unexpected guests have been known to come knocking in the moonlit hours. A secret passage on the first floor leads to the grand dining room where an intimate candlelit dinner will await, prepared exactly as described in Bram Stoker’s novel. Following the hearty, blood-enriching meal, you will be left to sleep in luxurious velvet-trimmed coffins in the seclusion of the Count’s crypt."

If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, you need to enter Airbnb's new contest! They are giving away a trip to the infamous Bran Castle in Romania, where Vlad the Impaler lived during the 15th century. He was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

You get to actually stay the night in the castle, which hasn't been done since 1948. And you get to do it on Halloween night. Think you can handle it? You just need to answer the question: "What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle?" Submissions should be between 50-500 characters, and they will be judged on three things:

  • Does the Submission fit the entry criteria?
  • Originality and creativity of the Submission. Does it surprise and delight us?
  • Spirit of the Submission. How does your Submission relate to the legend of Dracula?

Entries must be submitted by October 26th from your Airbnb account. For more details on the contest and how to get entered, click HERE. Good luck!

[Via Airbnb]