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Helen Hatzis
Helen Hatzis
August 28, 2020 ·  1 min read

The Last Blockbuster Video Store is an AirBNB

When I learned that the last Blockbuster video store was now an AirBNB option, I lost my mind. This reason alone is road-trip worthy. First of all, as much as I love to travel, I am a movie fanatic! This perfectly combines both passions.

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How did this come to be?

Aside from the horrible business decision by Blockbuster – the one where they had the option to buy a cool new streaming idea called Netflix? Insert facepalm. Well, we all know how that panned out. The CEO at the time opted out and BlockBuster eventually became a dinosaur and Netflix is a part of our vernacular.

Where is it located?

To read more about this fun AirBNB, check out our sister site The Hearty Soul.

Well, if you miss that experience, you might be able to soak it all in again as the last Blockbuster store in the world, located in Bend, Oregon, has been temporarily converted into its Airbnb rental [1]. The store’s manager, Sandi Harding, is putting it up for three one-night stays in September – but only to residents of Deschutes County in Bend. According to a press release from Tuesday, August 11 the gesture is to appreciate her host community for the endless support and to ease the tension of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the sake of nostalgia, this is one for the travel journal. If you do make it there, I would love to see your photos. In Canada, the last Blockbuster video store closed its doors and footprint in Canada on August 31, 2011.

If you want to explore more fun stories or where to stay, check this out.

Travel responsibly taking only memories and leaving a near to zero carbon footprint. We are all visitors on this beautiful planet of ours. Let’s treat it and all inhabitants with love and respect!