Lonely Planet Writer

Spend the night at the iconic Field of Dreams house in Iowa

If you’re a baseball fan who loved the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams, we have a dream holiday for you. You can now head to Iowa and stay overnight at the iconic house from the film and pretend you’re Kevin Costner.

You can stay at the Field of Dreams house in Dyersville, Iowa. Image: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Costner starred as Ray Kinsella in the fantasy-drama sports film, which was adapted from W.P. Kinsella’s novel, Shoeless Joe. The set was built on the century-old Lansing family farm in Dyersville, and once filming wrapped, the family kept the field the way it was, complete with the infamous baseball diamond carved into the cornfield.

Kevin Costner starred in the 1989 Field of Dreams movie. Image: Universal Pictures

Fans of the movie have flocked to see it ever since, and the film location has become a very popular tourist attraction. Now the owners are taking the experience a step further, and are giving visitors the opportunity to get even closer to the action by offering overnight stays at the old farmhouse.

Inside the house from the 1989 Field of Dreams movie in Iowa. Image: Field of Dreams Movie Site

If you book a stay, you’ll be greeted personally by the movie site staff. There is one bedroom upstairs and the house is yours for the night. You’ll also receive a Field of Dreams commemorative baseball and a copy of actor Dwier Brown’s book, If You Build It.

The set of the 1989 Field of Dreams movie in Iowa. Image: Field of Dreams Movie Site

Just like Ray Kinsella did in the movie, you can have a picnic dinner on the field, as a bottle of wine, two wine glasses and a picnic tablecloth are provided. You’ll get a DVD of the movie with popcorn to have while watching it, and a $25 (€20) gift card towards a breakfast at a local Dyersville country breakfast spot.

You can stay at the house from the 1989 Field of Dreams movie in Iowa. Image: Field of Dreams Movie Site

Prices for booking an overnight stay at the house for two adults start at US$1400 (€1133) per night and booking is available here. It isn’t cheap, but hey, you can’t put a price on dreams, eh?