Equest Tolkien Experience
The Shire is located at 4668 Meadowood Road, Dallas, TX 75220
Complimentary valet provided. Exclusive to adults 21+. Flat, sturdy shoes for crossing drawbridges and moats recommended. $20 minimum donation appreciated to benefit Equest, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities through equine facilitated therapies. The Hobbit House is not wheelchair accessible.
Join us for the most unique home tour you'll ever experience & shop along the way!
Experience a primitive other worldly indoor/outdoor adventure at The Shire of Preston Hollow.
Tour a whimsical Tolkien-inspired cottage, Hobbit House, and gardens based on the tales of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. After walking across a drawbridge and through the portcullis, middle-earth greets with warning, “Beyond this place be dragons.” Then enter Caras Galadan, the beautiful city of trees whose branches tangle across a cathedral ceiling. Follow a path through the Old Forest, across a water bridge to the Hobbit House, and up to the dragon’s lair.
The Equest Tolkien Experience is open to the public on
- Thursday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with lively music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Celtic band Beyond the Pale
- Friday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment by DJ Andy Austin from noon to 5 p.m.
Please note this event is exclusive to adults 21+.
Upcoming Equest Events
We're looking for Equest and community volunteers to help from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3 during the Chocoholic Frolic Run at Lone Star Park.
Equest is hosting it's second annual Jingle & Mingle on Saturday, December 9 at the Texas Horse Park! This is our version of a more fun Christmas party. Details, including time, TBD.