A Spooky Stay: Haunted Hotel in the Rocky Mountains

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

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escape kit

  • A One-Night Stay in a Stanley Classic Queen Room, Lodge King Room, Aspire King Studio, or an Overlook Two-Bedroom Condo
  • Make Your Reservation Using Our Online Booking Calendar

hotel description

The Destination
Estes
Park is a natural haven for outdoor enthusiasts and a gateway to the
Rocky Mountain National Park. Although only 6,000 people make their
permanent homes here, the town welcomes nearly four million visitors
per year to hike the Bear Lake Trailhead, fish on Lone Pine Lake, and
play in the winter snowfall. But if you'd like to put your feet up,
there's plenty of relaxation in this mountain outpost, too: Intimate art exhibits, casual dining, and cozy nightlife succeed at making inside as great as out.

The Digs
Looming in the shadow of Longs Peak, The Stanley Hotel
of Estes Park, Colorado, has a reputation as widespread as the Rockies.
A stay at the imposing Georgian Revival property—surrounded by 55
sleepy acres of deep-green landscape—is rumored to have inspired Stephen
King's best-selling horror novel The Shining.
The lovingly preserved hotel hasn't changed much in the intervening
years cavernous hallways and a gracious ballroom are sublime reminders
of its original era. Guest rooms remain as grand as ever, with stately
furnishings, plush bedding, and oversize windows. But be sure to keep
alert no matter what chamber you stay in: Many of its first residents,
though seldom seen, linger a century later.

Just listen for the
sound of the owner's wife playing piano in the Music Room, or children
laughing as they scurry up and down the halls of the fourth floor. The
Stanley's original housekeeper still rearranges the furniture in iconic
Room 217 from time to time. None of these folks are still alive, of
course, but they make for friendly company when you find yourself alone
inside America's original haunted hotel.

Bringing a contemporary feel to the property, without sacrificing its rustic roots, the Aspire Residences are an ideal Coloradan getaway, fashioned with thoughtful amenities. Plus, these spots just opened in July 2016 — letting you be one of the first guests. Seeking extra privacy during your stay? Opt for one of the Overlook condos, a set of private residences open to visitors.

The Diversions
All
work and no play would make anyone dull. Indulge your fun-loving side
by hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park with a group from the Estes Park Mountain Shop, or drive an hour south to hit the slopes of Eldora Mountain Resort in winter. Later, cozy up by the fire pits on the patio outside of Cascades, where you'll enjoy an exquisite steak dinner. 

Inside
the hotel, there's much more than meets the eye. You can catch a
glimpse into the property's storied past during a 90-minute hands-on Stanley tour.
See and hear about its beginnings, the owner's various companies,
Stanley Steam Cars, and the original layout of the hotel. When the moon
rises, brave guests can gather their wits for a night ghost tour of the
property's haunted history, learning about the paranormal phenomena and
wandering the Concert Hall—where ghosts are most active—in the pitch
black of night.
 

location map & address

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The Stanley Hotel
333 Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
The Stanley Hotel The DestinationEstes Park is a natural haven for outdoor enthusiasts and a gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Although only 6,000 people make their permanent homes here, the town welcomes nearly four million visitors per year to hike the Bear Lake Trailhead, fish on Lone Pine Lake, and play in the winter snowfall. But if you'd like to put your feet up, there's plenty of relaxation in this mountain outpost, too: Intimate art exhibits, casual dining, and cozy nightlife succeed at making inside as great as out.The DigsLooming in the shadow of Longs Peak, The Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado, has a reputation as widespread as the Rockies. A stay at the imposing Georgian Revival property—surrounded by 55 sleepy acres of deep-green landscape—is rumored to have inspired Stephen King's best-selling horror novel The Shining. The lovingly preserved hotel hasn't changed much in the intervening years cavernous hallways and a gracious ballroom are sublime reminders of its original era. Guest rooms remain as grand as ever, with stately furnishings, plush bedding, and oversize windows. But be sure to keep alert no matter what chamber you stay in: Many of its first residents, though seldom seen, linger a century later.Just listen for the sound of the owner's wife playing piano in the Music Room, or children laughing as they scurry up and down the halls of the fourth floor. The Stanley's original housekeeper still rearranges the furniture in iconic Room 217 from time to time. None of these folks are still alive, of course, but they make for friendly company when you find yourself alone inside America's original haunted hotel.Bringing a contemporary feel to the property, without sacrificing its rustic roots, the Aspire Residences are an ideal Coloradan getaway, fashioned with thoughtful amenities. Plus, these spots just opened in July 2016 — letting you be one of the first guests. Seeking extra privacy during your stay? Opt for one of the Overlook condos, a set of private residences open to visitors. The DiversionsAll work and no play would make anyone dull. Indulge your fun-loving side by hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park with a group from the Estes Park Mountain Shop, or drive an hour south to hit the slopes of Eldora Mountain Resort in winter. Later, cozy up by the fire pits on the patio outside of Cascades, where you'll enjoy an exquisite steak dinner.  Inside the hotel, there's much more than meets the eye. You can catch a glimpse into the property's storied past during a 90-minute hands-on Stanley tour. See and hear about its beginnings, the owner's various companies, Stanley Steam Cars, and the original layout of the hotel. When the moon rises, brave guests can gather their wits for a night ghost tour of the property's haunted history, learning about the paranormal phenomena and wandering the Concert Hall—where ghosts are most active—in the pitch black of night. 
40.383, -105.519
333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO

hotel amenities

  • Bar/Lounge Onsite
  • Business Center
  • Free Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Gym Nearby
  • Internet Wireless
  • Meeting Room Internet ...
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Room Service
  • Internet Broadband
  • Newspaper
  • Gym
  • Spa Nearby

fine print

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Checking in on 18 Jan 2017 for 1 night in room stanley classic queen. Total including taxes is $175.77. Rates are subject to change at any time until purchase is completed and confirmed.

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