Are there Hobbits in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is experiencing another housing boom. Haven’t you always wanted a beach-front Hobbit house?

home on pond
Easy fishing from this lakeside cottage
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. How long has this particular view been possible?
2. What property is this?
3. How deep is the water in the lake?

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6 responses on “Are there Hobbits in Las Vegas?

  1. Dang! Dave, you are good. Really fun to see you still around and rocking on all cylinders!

  2. Thanks! I guess 2 outta 3 ain’t bad. No idea on the depth of the moat though. I would guess it’s pretty shallow. I don’t remember any boats going through there in the olden days.

  3. Yeah, actually I am not positive about the depth either — but I would guess it to be about 4 feet!


  4. Excalibur was one of my favorite places too. I remember the sword in the stone at one of the entrances, the time they had the Bat Mobile parked in one of the wings, the roaming performers on the level above the casino floor, the German restaurant (can’t remember the name) that served liters of beer. I never did see the Merlin vs. Dragon fight that took place near this hut live though. Wish I had. I’m one who liked the themed Vegas resorts.

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