Inside The Grinch’s cave – available to rent this Christmas

It is all booked up for December but you can still take a look around

The Grinch's cave has been turned into a holiday let this year for super fans of the Dr Seuss tale to visit this December.

This cave might not be located high above Who-ville, it is actually located just outside Boulder, Utah. The Grinch's Cave, available to rent on by vacation rental platform Vacasa, will leave you convinced that Cindy-Lou Who is about to knock on the front door.

The Grinch's cave

'Mister Grinch, here. As we are all painfully aware, the most miserable time of the year approaches. Caroling, candy canes, and, of course, that constant, contagious Christmas cheer. Yuck,' read the holiday let listing on Vacasa.

grinch cave

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'I myself, unlike every other Who, am getting out of town this year—far away from all the holiday hoopla with its fanatical, fantastical fa la la la la, la la la la-ing. Am I stealing Christmas again? Maybe. Am I visiting my Florida beach home? Don’t worry about it.'

'Either way, good news for you. While I’m gone, you can stay in my cave.'

The Cave has been available to rent since 3rd December, and unsurprisingly it booked up fast, in a matter of 10 minutes! The cave is currently fully booked, but you can still take a look around. Note: don't expect any Christmas ideas from this house, we mean cave, tour.


grinchs cave kitchen

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The listing states that the cave is very remote so you might want to bring your own food, and plenty of it, unless you fancy trying a bit of tinned roast beast. We're actually fans of the rustic kitchen ideas The Grinch has included in his cave.

Living room

grinchs cave piano

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This is a very impressive open plan living room we must say Mr Grinch. Rugs have been layered on top of each other and help zone the spectacular music area.

Kudos Mr Grinch, for turning a very uncosy cave into a surprisingly nice space.

grinchs cave fireplace

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He even has a drinks trolley on hand for those dinner dates with himself, that he really can't cancel again.


grinchs cave library

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The Grinch's cave has the perfect reading nook in this expansive library, filled with books on exile and self-loathing, ideal for a spot of light festive reading.


grinchs cave bedroom

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As far as cave bedrooms go this is an excellent use of space. The bed has been pushed into an awkward alcove and is flanked by a very Who-ville looking alarm clock ticking down the days until Christmas.


grinchs cave bathroom and wardrobe

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Even The Grinch needs his creature comforts. The bathroom is hidden behind a curtain, it's not the traditional preferred door, but it's definitely a bold bathroom idea. Also is it just us who really wants this mirror in their home?

Home office

grinchs cave study area

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Well, even The Grinch has needed to work from home this year. Where else was he going to effectively plan his Christmas theft plans?

Max's room

grinchs cave pet bed

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Max, The Grinch's trusty side-kick has his own dedicated space to recuperate after a long night of helping The Grinch steal Christmas.

You can take a virtual tour of The Grinch cave on the Vacasa website. Here's hoping The Grinch will be renting it out next year.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.