Much as I love Movie Rivendell, I would love a version of it that’s more like a cross between a defended hall and a huge pub. a true Last Homely House. It just seems like it should be more defensible than Movie Rivendell, and also more cosy.
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. But now that Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is looking for small home to retire in, in the southern district of Rivendell. Will he be able to find a small cottage with some elvish charm within his budget? Find out on Middle Earth House Hunters.
“Elrond’s house was perfect, whether you liked food or sleep or story-telling or singing (or reading), or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness…. Evil things did not come into the secret valley of Rivendell.”
↳ “ For a while the hobbits continued to talk and think of the past journey and of the perils that lay ahead; but such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety were lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present.”
‘Rivendell!’ said Frodo. ‘Very good: I will go east, and I will make
for Rivendell. I will take Sam to visit the Elves; he will be delighted.’ He
spoke lightly; but his heart was moved suddenly with a desire to see the house
of Elrond Halfelven, and breathe the air of that deep valley where many of the
Fair Folk still dwelt in peace.