The second installment of The Hunger Games franchise entitled “Catching Fire” premiered November 22 in theaters across the US. This extremely popular book series has captured the hearts and minds of all ages, and has bled into popular culture at all turns. It also launched the careers of both Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.
The country of Panem (where the story is set) is split up into 12 districts, each with its own exports, and each existing to serve the needs of the wealthy Capitol. The districts are in chronological order starting with District 1, which is the wealthiest and closest to the Capitol. District 12 is farthest away and exists in abject poverty. After the First Rebellion, it is rumored that District 13 was bombed and completely destroyed. As a further penalty for rebelling, the "Hunger Games" were created, but that’s another story for another day.
We here at FlipKey are big fans of the franchise, so we created a gallery of properties that match up with each distinct district (yes, even the mysterious District 13 and the dastardly Capitol). We thought, if you traveled to each district in Panem, where might you stay? Enjoy the gallery and feel free to click through to the property itself and see even more pictures of these gorgeous vacation rentals.
Name: Venushill Underground B+B
Where: Coober Pedy, Australia
SPOILER ALERT! Despite reports to the contrary, District 13 actually does exist. It’s an underground, massive military bunker. This property in South Australia could double as District 13. With sleeping availability for up to four people, you don’t have to hide out alone.
Name: Wilderness Edge Cabin
Where: Ashford, Washington
District 12 is home to the book/movie protagonists Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen. A mining community, District 12 is flanked by vast wilderness where Katniss and alternate love interest Gale hunt frequently to feed their families. This cabin in Washington state is surrounded by woods and, we assume, game for dinner.
Name: Apple Orchard Country Villa
Where: Melrand, Brittany, France
District 11 provides agricultural supplies for the country. Orchards and fields surround this district, namely fruit and cotton. This villa in France offers the same orchard views as District 11, but you will be able to eat the spoils, instead of sending everything off to the Capitol. This gorgeous, four bedroom home would make your French vacation unforgettable.
Where: Guffey, Colorado
District 10 raises livestock for the Capitol’s needs. Horses, cattle, sheep – all types of animals are born and bred in this area. This FlipKey property located in Guffney, Colorado would fit right in that particular district. With access to horses and plenty of grazing fields, this farmhouse can sleep up to 18 people.
Name: Woodland Cottage
Where: Cartmel, Cumbria, England
This cottage in England, surrounded by farmland and grain fields is a spitting image of homes in District 9. For $115 per day this is a cottage even someone in District 9 could afford. This two-bedroom property is located on its own farmland, flanked by fields with a large walled garden and lockable storage for cycles.
This Italian flat is fashioned out of an old factory, which is perfect to match with District 8. This district provides textiles for the Capitol including the uniforms of the armed guards known as “Peacekeepers”. The apartment, designed by a Milan-based architect, is an open space flat on two floors, incredibly bright, quiet and charming. It sleeps up to four guests and is only $136 per day.
Name: Lumber Jack Lodge
Where: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Lumber Jack Lodge matches well with District 7, the province that produces lumber for the country. This one bed, one bath listing can sleep up to four guests and only costs $159 per WEEKEND. Located in bustling Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this wood-based home comes complete with a pool table and a Jacuzzi which is much more than any District 7 citizen would ever receive.
Name: The Centennial Inn
Where: Livingston, Montana
District 6 is in charge of the transportation needs for Panem and this featured property is made out of a former train car. The Centennial Inn is located in Livingston, Montana and can sleep up to four guests. Located in a natural wildlife corridor along the Yellowstone River, visitors may view wildlife, swim or fish in the blue ribbon waters, sit around the campfire, BBQ, picnic, hike and enjoy the magnificent scenery. This unique train car designed in the late 1800’s was Montana’s entry into the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Name: Green Lodge
Where: Haleiwa, Hawaii
We’ve come to District 5, where the power and electricity is produced for Panem. Since we don’t have any “power plants” featured on FlipKey.com we wanted to go in another direction and showcase a more “green” vacation rental. Also, if that vacation rental can be located in beautiful Hawaii, all the better. This property has four bedrooms and can sleep up to eleven guests. They provide solar energy (solar hot water), access to local/organic produce, bikes, laundry lines, ecological soaps/cleaners, some green fabrics/linens, water filters and reusable bags to help you reduce your plastic use and facilitate your recycling and composting.
Name: Daffodil Villa
Where: Fish Bay, St. John
District 4 is the home of handsome hero Finick Odair and the primary fishing village in The Hunger Games universe. Finick would love this villa in Fish Bay, St. John that features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and breathtaking views of the harbor. With an entertainment system complete with DVDs and CDs at your disposal, set the mood for your day of fishing or the evening sunset. The pictures of this property should not be missed.
Where: Park City, Utah
District 3 produces general electronics and firearms. This Park City, Utah condo has everything you want if you’re interested in those two areas. Featuring four steam showers (just in case you want to take four showers per day, each in a different bathroom) and seven TVs (for those who can’t miss any shows at all) this condo sleeps up to fourteen guests. By far the most impressive feature of this home is the game room which features 80s style arcade games and three pool tables. This would be an ideal fit for an adventurous family.
Name: Hocking Hills Retreat
Where: Hocking Hills, OH
District 2 supplies masonry and weaponry. This area is pampered by the Capitol and deservedly so. We’ve chosen to feature a chalet in Ohio due to the gorgeous masonry and tile work inside and outside the home, along with the shooting range a short distance away for any gun enthusiasts. This four bedroom home features a $6,000 shower because… why not? Sounds relaxing already.
Name: Rancho 9
Where: Punta de Mita, Mexico
Luxury goods. That’s what District 1 is all about, and that’s what this villa in Punta de Mita, Mexico is all about too. Do yourself a favor, click through, and look at all of the pictures of this magnificent space. At $10,000 per day, it’s quite an expense but the property manager describes it saying, “Racho 9 is one of the most sought after and prestigious luxury villa rentals in Punta Mita. With over 25,000 square feet of immaculately kept oceanfront footage and a full staff, this villa ensures that guests will experience one of the most exclusive vacations to Mexico that they could ever imagine.” Sign us up.
Name: Palladian Mansion
Where: Athy, County Kildare, Ireland
So we’ve made it all the way to the Capitol. In The Hunger Games, the Capitol is filled with vain, selfish citizens who live to be accepted by others and look down on those with less. The leader of the hated Capitol is President Snow, a murderous conniving ruler who wants nothing more than to destroy the hero and her followers. He lives in a lavish mansion with white roses that smell like blood (don’t ask). This mansion in Ireland can accommodate up to 29 guests and resembles the mansion where President Snow resides. At a $75 nightly rate, I would avoid telling any Capitol citizens the price you’re paying to stay here, or they may judge you.