Want to Spend Halloween in Dracula's Castle? Now You Can -- If You Dare

Dracula castle Calling all vampire fans! If you've longed to visit Dracula's castle or even sleep inside one of the vampire's infamous red velvet–lined coffins, this is your chance. Airbnb is running a contest offering two interpid travelers the opportunity to spend Halloween night inside Bran Castle in Romania. (Cue the scary organ music!)


A pair of thrill-seekers will be the first guests to stay inside the Transylvania mansion since 1948. In addition to this one-of-a-kind sleepover, guests will be treated to a candlelight dinner of chicken paprikash (a nod to the dish served in Bram Stoker's famous novel) and a tour of the "labyrinth of lamplit corridors."

It's Stoker's great grandnephew Dacre who will host the evening and serve as the resident expert on local lore. He told the Associated Press the event is a way of "re-creating the book, and giving people a good experience and a good scare."

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In case the hairs on the back of your neck aren't standing up already, read this description, which appears on the contest's website

Fall asleep to the creaks and whispers of the Transylvanian night, and the sound of wolves roaming outside the castle walls. 

'Listen to them, children of the night, what music they make…' 


So, how do you win? Here's what's required, as per Airbnb:

"Your dark imagination and deep knowledge of vampires will prepare you well to answer this simple question: What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle? Show us your vampiric wit by 11:59 p.m. CET on 26th October 2016 and you could be sleeping in his crypt as the witching hour approaches." 

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OK, so this gives you roughly a week to craft a frighteningly good reply. And if you win, just remember to leave your garlic, silver, and crosses at home, as per the famous vampire's wishes. 

While it might not be everyone's dream getaway, it certainly won't be dull, and it will definitely be the mini-vacation you'll be talking about for years to come -- especially during Halloween season.


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