You've probably spent more than your fair share of Christmases watching Ralphie Parker on his quest for an official Red Ryder BB gun in A Christmas Story. You may have even watched it so many times by now that you have half the dialogue memorized. But did you know you can not only go visit the house from the movie but stay overnight in it? It's just like an Airbnb but tied to an iconic pop culture relic.
Ralphie's house—the same one the family stands in front of to admire the infamous and ultimately fragile leg lamp—is located in Cleveland, where A Christmas Story was filmed (though the story takes place in Indiana). The building's been turned into a museum that guests can visit year-round with the exception of major holidays.
While the lower floor houses the museum, the third floor is actually a loft where visitors can book a stay. It's equipped with a full kitchen, living room, and bathroom and can accommodate up to six people. You can even sleep in Ralphie and Randy's bedroom! As a bonus, guests who stay in the house have access to the downstairs museum after-hours. Admission to the museum is, of course, included with your stay.
Oh, and the Parkers' house isn't the only place you can stay if you make the trip to Cleveland. The house next door is also available to rent for overnight stays, aka where the Bumpuses live in the movie. Don't worry: None of their 785 dogs will be on the premises. You can, however, stay in the downstairs suite affectionately called the "Hound Dog Haven." Or, if you prefer, go with the "Stolen Turkey Suite" on the second and third floors. Guests can also rent the entire house.
You can book your stay (rooms start at $195 per night for the Bumpus house and $545 for the Parker house) and learn more about the museum at the A Christmas Story House & Museum website.
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