The inn you’ll want to stay in over and over again! The ‘Groundhog Day B&B’ is a real-life ‘gem’ of a rental you can book through Airbnb from $170 a night (6am wake-up call not mandatory)
- It was used as the Groundhog Day B&B for Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors
- If you want to have the street view seen in the movie, book the Magnolia Suite
- Airbnb reviewer ‘Remon’ wrote: ‘This place is a gem – great coffee!’
Rise and shine, campers!
Here’s an inn you can book that will leave you with a distinct feeling of déjà vu – because it was used as the Groundhog Day B&B for Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors.
The 1993 movie was set in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but what is now the Cherry Tree Inn in Woodstock, Illinois, was used for the exterior shots of the B&B that Phil woke up in ad nauseam.
The Cherry Tree Inn Airbnb in Woodstock, Illinois, was used in the filming of Groundhog Day as the B&B Bill Murray’s character stayed in
Bill Murray emerges from what is now the Cherry Tree Inn in Groundhog Day
The listing says: ‘Relax in our famous and historic Victorian B&B where your enjoyment and comfort is our priority. A fully restored home with all modern amenities. Enjoy great locally sourced food prepared by a wonderful cook every day.
‘You may recognize this house from Groundhog Day where Bill Murray stayed. Same house yet anything but stuffy and repetitive!’
Guests seem to agree.
Reviewer ‘Remon’ wrote: ‘This place is a gem. The town is a dream… The room I stayed in has a great view from the bay window featured in Groundhog Day. The house is gorgeous with a beautiful wrap-around porch. Great place to eat the delicious breakfast prepared for you every morning. Great coffee [you’ll understand this reference if you’ve seen the movie]!
‘If I had to live the same day over and over again… I would want it to be in this place!’
The listing says: ‘You may recognize this house from Groundhog Day where Bill Murray stayed. Same house yet anything but stuffy and repetitive!’
Cherry Tree Inn has four ensuite guest rooms on the second floor and one ensuite first-floor ensuite room with a private entrance.
If you want to have the street view seen in the movie, then book the Magnolia Suite.
In the movie, TV weatherman Phil Connors travels from Pittsburgh, where his station is based, and visits Punxsutawney to report on the annual February 2 Groundhog Day festival, during which a groundhog is ‘consulted’ to predict how long the winter season will last.
It’s a standard assignment until a blizzard traps Phil and his team in the town and he finds himself waking up every morning in the B&B at 6am to the cries of ‘rise and shine, campers’ from the radio show programmed into his alarm clock – and reliving Groundhog Day over and over again.
If you want to have the street view seen in the movie, then book the Magnolia Suite (pictured)
Cherry Tree Inn has four ensuite guest rooms on the second floor and one ensuite first-floor ensuite room with a private entrance
One reviewer said: ‘Great place to eat the delicious breakfast prepared for you every morning. Great coffee!’
He uses the opportunity to try and woo his producer, Rita (Andie MacDowell), with extremely mixed results.
It’s a classic comedy with many regarding Bill Murray’s performance as one of his finest.
Aside from the exterior B&B shots, several other scenes in the movie were filmed in Woodstock and the residents proudly celebrate Groundhog Day every February 2.
- Rooms at the Cherry Tree Inn cost from $170 (£125) a night. For more information click here. Leisure travel to the U.S from the UK is currently prohibited.