You will be pleased to know that the Sackville-Bagginses did not obtain the property. We certainly were.
However, the new owner, while extremely excited to purchase such a unique and valuable property, does not plan to operate The Shire as a half-star bed (you’re on your own for breakfast – Starbucks is down the road). Thus, you will need to find other arrangements when the Trail brings you to the Louisville area. Of course nothing you find will match the non-existent, exacting standards of The Shire. But do the best you can.
Know that The Shire management deeply appreciated the patronage of each guest. We appreciated those of you who wish you could have stayed at the Shire but who never did. For those who wanted no part of the Shire … well so be it.
We wish you all safe travels and peaceful, joy-filled rest.
Thank you for a great journey!
The door closes. The light remains off.
… come to an end.
See you along the Trail.