F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s Home Is Available to Rent on AirBnB
You can stay in one of two apartments in the literary couple’s one-time Montgomery home.
Calling all bibliophiles, Gatsby enthusiasts, and aspiring writers: You can live like the Fitzgeralds for a night or two, spending the night in the famous couple’s Montgomery, Alabama, home, which also houses the Fitzgerald Museum. The museum—the only one in the world solely dedicated to the literary couple—has been operating out of the Cloverdale neighborhood house since the 1980s but decided last year to open up two of the upstairs apartments to overnight guests by listing them as rentals on AirBnB to bring in additional revenue.
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F. Scott and Zelda (who grew up in Montgomery about a mile away from the museum) lived in the house on Felder Avenue for less than a year (1931-1932), but it was the last house they lived in together as a family, and is where each of them wrote portions of their novels, Tender Is the Night and Save Me the Waltz.
After the Fitzgeralds moved out, the circa-1910 house was split into four apartments, two of which serve as the AirBnB units today. The arrangements certainly wouldn’t exceed Jay Gatsby’s standards, but the modest apartments are charmingly furnished and well-stocked with Fitzgerald novels and period antiques and memorabilia.
The Fitzgerald Museum houses artifacts from F. Scott and Zelda, including F. Scott’s Princeton transcript and several of Zelda’s paintings. The staff also hosts writer workshops and residencies—and what better place to inspire your writing than within the same walls where one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century lived and wrote himself?