Vacasa and Sony Pictures have teamed up to offer a three-night stay at an ‘immersive recreation’ of the Ghostbusters firehouse, just in time for Halloween. Jenny Southan reports
Available to book on October 21, North American vacation rental management platform Vacasa is offering the chance to stay at a recreation of the Ghostbusters Firehouse in Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with Sony Pictures.
One group of up to five guests will have the opportunity to experience a three-night stay at the Ghostbusters-themed property on October 28-31, 2022.
The one-off stay will be available to book exclusively on vacasa.com on a first-come-first-served basis. (Vacasa launched a similar initiative at Christmas with stays at the Grinch’s cave.) Globetrender thinks it’s a genius marketing campaign that really sets Vacasa apart from Airbnb. Plus the stay is only US$19.84 (plus local taxes + fees), in honor of the year the first movie was released (1984). Vacasa will also make a donation to the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association to commemorate the stay.
The private two-bedroom, three-story firehouse was built in the early 1900s includes “all the comforts of home” with a full kitchen, multiple living quarters and endless Ghostbusters features, including a scientist-approved Ghost Containment System and a Dark Room where guests can develop and analyze photos of the Scourge of Carpathia. Courtesy of Vacasa’s dedicated local team, the beds are freshly made, the Ectoplasm has been expertly cleaned up, and the pantry is stocked – with StayPuft marshmallows and “cheezy” crackers.
All of Egon’s essentials, including smoking Ghost Traps, a P.K.E. Meter, Proton Packs, Aura Video-Analyzer, and even an Ecto-Containment Unit are available throughout the firehouse.
In addition to the shelves of ghostly gadgets and ready-to-wear flight suits, there is also Janine’s desk – complete with ringing phone – as well as an ominous seven-foot Vigo painting watching from the wall.
Vacasa’s courteous and efficient staff will be on call 24-hours a day to assist with any requests. The company says: “There’s just one house rule: Don’t. Cross. The streams. It would be bad. It would be a total protonic reversal…”
To learn more about all that awaits in the firehouse, and take a Matterport virtual tour, visit www.vacasa.com/ghostbusters.