For more than a century, Lucy the Elephant has provided the Jersey Shore with a healthy amount of curiosity and kitsch. Standing at six stories tall, the wooden elephant was built in 1881 as an architectural folly designed to attract real estate buyers to the seaside town of Margate, New Jersey.
Over the years, Lucy has served as a tourist attraction, tavern, and summer home to a British family. Now, joining a lineage of novelty accommodations like the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, Harry Potter’s childhood home, and the Downton Abbey castle, Lucy will soon be a rentable vacation home on Airbnb—for a limited time anyway.
For $138 a night, you can stay in the bowels of the giant elephant, which is ornately decorated to reflect its Victorian era heritage. During the stay, you’ll sleep on a plush bed surrounded by a peacock-emblazoned headboard and double staircase. You’ll dine on decorative china, and lounge on twin sectionals in all their jewel-toned, velvet-rich, maximalist glory.
It’s all a little much, but we mean that in the best way possible. After all, if you’re going to stay in a roadside attraction that’s also a designated historical landmark, you might as well go all in.
The Lucy listing will go live on March 5 at 12 pm EST, when one-night bookings for up to two guests can be requested for March 17, 18, or 19.