The Buffalo Bill house from Silence of the Lambs is now a bed & breakfast

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Fans of Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (watch it HERE) will soon have the chance to visit, or even stay overnight in, one of the most famous locations from the film: the home of serial killer Buffalo Bill! Chris Rowan, an art director and prop stylist for film and television, purchased the house last month for the price of $290,000 and is turning the place (which is located at 8 Circle St. in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania) into a bed and breakfast.

Given that the official website for the bed and breakfast is located at, it's clear that Rowan is not shying away from the house's past. The house can 

sleep up to 10 in four bedrooms, and features a formal living room, real fireplaces, a wraparound porch, gazebo and a swimming pool.

If you can't stay the night, Rowan is also offering guided tours of the property. And if you're a filmmaker who wants to use Buffalo Bill's house for a location, Rowan is open to that, too.

Rowan told Metaflix, 

The home really did maintain its aesthetics from the film itself. It’s not in the visually poor condition that Buffalo Bill [played by Ted Levine] kept it in, but all the places where he and Jodie Foster interacted are just the way you remember." is currently running a contest where fans can win the chance to be the first victims (guests) to stay at Buffalo Bill's House. The contest ends on February 26th, and the winner(s) will be announced sometime in March. Bookings will be made available to the general public "in a few months".

Source: Yahoo, Metaflix

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