Traveling might be tricky these days, but that probably wouldn’t have stopped F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. In their honor, and because it’s F. Scott’s birthday today, it might be the right time to book a (socially distanced) trip to the house they once shared in Montgomery, Alabama.
The couple lived there from 1931-32, and today, the structure contains the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and two apartments where visitors can stay. The Airbnb listing is very insistent on the fact that they’re located in an old house, so please, for the love of God, don’t expect any luxuries: the bathrooms, which date back to 1930, are “smaller than contemporary bathrooms, tubs and showers;” one of the suites “has the original wallpaper exposed in parts, and is more period or rustic, depending on your point of view”; “the staircase is steep and has limited lighting at night”; and, twice, it notes that “contemporary amenities” are not available.
Still, the photos are charming, and no one is booking a room at the Fitzgerald Museum for contemporary amenities; the historic appeal is the draw here, and the reviews say as much. As one put it, “This space is old, and creaky, and exactly as it should be.”
[h/t Carolyn Kellogg]