Can You Survive a Night in Villisca?

Overnights at the Villisca house typically begin at 4:00pm. After a walk-thru tour of the house and grounds, we will simply turn over the key and head on home. You will be asked to leave the key in a predetermined place when you leave no later then 9:30 am.

Overnight tours are by reservation only and we suggest that you limit your group to ten or less. Any more than that and the small house gets even smaller. Bring your sleeping bags and pillows so you will be comfortable sleeping in the house. The barn is located a few feet from the house and has restroom, water, and electricity. If it's spring or early fall, a blanket and heavy coat are a good idea. The house has heat however depending on the weather it's always a good idea to come prepared. Photographs, videotapes and audio recordings are encouraged, however, we would appreciate it if you'd share anything you may capture on film or tape.

The price for an overnight visit is a minimum of $428.00 (includes sales tax) which allows for 1 to 6 guests. Each additional guest is an additional $75.00.


To book an overnight tour - call Martha at 712-621-1530 or email her at Once Martha confirms your date, you will need to pay $200.00 deposit over phone via credit card to reserve the night. Deposit is due when you make reservation. You must take your trash with you or and leave the house in the same condition you found it. NOTICE All tours starting Jan 1st 2013 will be charged $50.00 if the following rules are not followed. No writing in or on the barn, no writing in or on the house, house and barn picked up and looking good, all trash put in bags and placed in receptacle provided, cigarette buts disposed of properly, no smoking in house or barn, no animals in house, no sleeping in beds, no use of flames or candles in house. Please call Martha when close and she will have a guide meet you at the house to check you in. The house is located at 508 e 2nd st.

The remainder of the fee is due at the time of the visit, please have amount divided up and ready to pay upon arrival, this must be done by credit card or cash only (NO CHECKS). Deposits are non-refundable. IMPORTANT NEW RULE STARTING IN 2013...Party must let Martha know 2 weeks prior to your visit that you are coming. If you do not do this YOUR BOOKING WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CALENDAR AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR NIGHT AND DEPOSIT. Minors 18 and under and still in school must have a parent with them no exceptions! Deposits for overnights do NOT carry over into the next year if you need to reschedule

Please check our calendar by clicking on the link at the right. When a deposit has been paid on a date, it will show up on the calendar. If a date is blank, it may be open or we may be waiting on a deposit. Contact Martha to confirm it's availability. Please do not request a date that is already reserved.

Comments from other overnight visitors:

"This house is a paranormal investigators dream."

"The most intense case of good vs evil i have ever come across! -Zak Bagans"

PHONE your deposits to:

712 621 1530