The malevolent spirits in The Conjuring films don’t seem especially eager to join the hospitality industry.
Nevertheless, the haunted house that inspired the horror franchise is now accepting overnight guests.
Located in Burrillville, Rhode Island (about 25 miles northwest of Providence), the Farm on Round Top Road, as it’s now called, dates back to the 1730s but is primarily known for creepy events that happened in the 1970s as reported by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
In 2013’s The Conjuring, which was actually filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the ghostbusting couple (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) is called in to combat a witch’s curse on the Rhode Island farmhouse, prompting all manner of scary goings-on as well as sequels and spinoff movies centered on a possessed doll and a demonic nun.
The previous owners of the real house that launched this universe of terror tried to keep interested tourists off the property, according to the Providence Journal.
But in June 2019, the place was bought by husband-and-wife Cory and Jen Heinzen, who have embraced the home’s paranormal past and opened the doors for overnight “investigations.”
The Heinzens hasten to point out that this isn’t a bed-and-breakfast or hotel. There are some cots set up, but the beds are off-limits for visitors. The rooms are furnished in a spare, farmhouse-gothic style, accented by the occasional Ouija board or button-eyed rag doll probably plotting something the minute you turn your back.
Who could sleep anyway?
Rates for an overnight stay are $125 per person, except on Fridays and Saturdays, when prices are a flat $750 for six people, and $125 for each additional guest.
At the moment, the place is booked solid into the middle of November.
Can you believe somebody is actually paying to be there on Halloween? Even if Patrick Wilson himself promised to keep us company, we’d still have to think about it.
For more information about the Farm on Round Top Road or to book an investigation, visit TheConjuringHouse.com.