Dating back to 1909, the Stanley Hotel is a grand, luxurious hotel nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Renowned for its magnificent colonial architecture, spectacular surroundings and luxurious accommodations, the Stanley Hotel has been drawing famous visitors for decades. Standing as the inspiration for the ‘Overlook Hotel’ in Stephen King's novel, The Shining, the hotel has featured as one of America's most haunted hotels in several books and movies.
Built by F.O. Stanley, creator of the Stanley Steamer automobile, who moved to the West in 1903, the Hotel building was constructed in 1909 and was one of 11 buildings in the original complex, many of which remain in use today. Set on 160 acres of pristine Colorado land against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the majestic Georgian complex impressed the wealthy and some of its most famous residents included Theodore Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
The hotel has long endured a reputation for being haunted, one which can be traced back almost as far as the hotel itself. Reports of strange occurrences and rumors that the hotel was haunted attracted Stephen King to spend a night at the historic hotel in 1974, where he was inspired to write his famous novel, The Shining. Since then, the hotel has become famous for being that hotel, so much so that each of the 160 guest rooms come equipped with an uncut version of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 big-screen adaptation of The Shining on a continuous loop on Channel 42. The hotel also offers daily historical and haunted tours throughout the year, which are extremely popular, drawing thousands of visitors each year.
Nestled in the world-renowned Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, the hotel not only offers outstanding accommodations, fine dining and impeccable service but also presents an array of both indoor and outdoor activities that will keep the whole family happy. Home to lush forests, a plethora of fauna and flora and over 300 miles of hiking trails, Este Park has something for everyone, from hiking, biking and climbing to horseback riding, wildlife watching and skiing in winter. Photo: The Stanley Hotel
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Colorado Vacations: The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park
- The Stanley Hotel Rooms & Suites, Photo: The Stanley Hotel
- Dining at The Stanley Hotel , Photo: The Stanley Hotel
- Spa & Activities, Photo: The Stanley Hotel
- Weddings, Reunions & Conferences, Photo: The Stanley Hotel
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of The Stanley Hotel