GREEN BAY (WFRV) Right now, the Convention and Visitors Bureau says out of town football fans can choose from a thousand hotel rooms for playoff weekend. But for nine-hundred dollars a night, groups of fans can get a homey alternative close to the action.
"If you've got kids, you've got a backyard. You can throw the ball around. You've got a grill. You can cook here. You can walk. There's a lot of restaraunts within walking distance," said Becky Baranowski, co-owner of 'Lambeau's Shadow' a game day rental home adjacent to Lambeau Field.
Despite all the comforts of home away from home, game day home rentals, are not drawing a lot of interest. But that's not stopping others from renting out their homes for the first time.
"Like a bed and breakfast, rent out the rooms, make a couple of bucks and offer some hospitality to people from out of state," said Tom LaBonte, who got the idea of opening his home to travels during a family discussion.
For 250-dollars per person per night, the LaBonte's are offering three bedrooms, meals, even game day transportation to their guests, plus something to sweeten the package: an ice cream parlor straight out of 'American Graffiti', complete with personal service.
"We do have a menu that lists everything here that we can make and it's pretty much anything you could find in an ice cream parlor," said LaBonte.
And home renters say customers leave with a different perspective on game day.
"The bands are playing over there. You can smell brats. Everything. It's great," said Baranowski.
As of Tuesday about a dozen home owners had listed their properties for game day rentals on Craigslist.
Channel 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.