Oct 18, 2016
By Andy Johnson
It is the ultimate spooky Halloween locale.
The winner of a new Airbnb contest gets to head for the Carpathian Mountains to spend Halloween night in Bran Castle, the reported inspiration for Dracula’s castle in the novel of the same name.
The great-grand nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker is hosting the night. Dacre Stoker is described as a “a well-respected vampire expert.”
The stay includes transportation to Romania’s Transylvania and includes all the elements needed to recreate Stoker’s famous tale, from a horse-drawn carriage ride and a blood-enriching meal to luxurious velvet trimmed Dracula coffins.
In keeping with the theme, there is a ban on garlic or any garlic-scented items, no silver jewelry or holy symbols, absolutely no mirror selfies and a promise to close all curtains before sunrise.
In order to win, you simply submit a short post at Airbnb on what you would say if you came face-to-fang with Count Dracula in the flesh.