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Want to sleep in a nuclear missile base? Well, now you can. Maybe.

By Nichole Manna

nmanna@wichitaeagle.com

November 24, 2017 08:54 AM

If you’ve ever thought, “I wonder what it would be like to stay a night in a former missile base?” — you can now find out.

The Subterra Castle, a former Atlas E missile base in Eskridge, is on AirBnB. A night in the underground base will cost you $140.

The Cold War-era missile silo in Wabaunsee County was converted into an underground mansion by Matthew Fulkerson, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. It’s at 15513 Missile Base Road, about 15 miles southwest of Topeka.

“Whether you are a history buff, or just want a unique place to pass the night, your experience is sure to be unforgettable!” the listing says. “Learn Cold War history; catch the view from the castle towers; gaze at bright stars; or just relax in the hot tub.”

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If that’s isn’t enough to spark your interest, the base has been featured on National Geographic, HGTV, CNN, History Channel and Oprah.

The underground space spans over 18,000 square feet and the total space is close to 20,000 square feet. It’s on 33 acres with a pond, a stone circle and grass airstrip. You can go up the castle tower and sunbathe on the moon deck.

How do you decorate a missile base? Apparently with “bohemian eclectic” decor.

There are 18 reviews — all with 5 stars.

“I expected this place to be pretty awesome, and yet it still managed to exceed my expectations,” wrote Derek, who booked a stay with his wife to celebrate their anniversary.

Others described their stay as a “once in a lifetime experience,” and something that, “should be on everyone’s Kansas To Do List.”

If you want to stay at the Subterra Castle, you have a pretty long wait. As of Friday morning, the only available booking is from Feb. 17 to 21.

Fulkerson told the Capital-Journal that reservations took over the AirBnB website after word about the silo got out on social media.

You can check out the castle on AirBnB here: airbnb.com/rooms/15758095

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna