We stayed 3 nights in May. During our stay, all the furniture was replaced. We had a huge room in the manor house with brand new furniture at a very reasonable price. My wife's sister, on the other hand, paid twice the price for a room in the main building, only to be upgraded to the Presidential Suite. So she had 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, a full kitchen and living room, laundry and furnished deck overlooking the mountains. The downside was there was nothing historical about it. Our room still had the feel of a 100 year old hotel.
We ate several breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner in the retaurant. Like many Estes Park establishments, they offer game. We tried elk, bison and wild boar meatloaf, buffalo sliders and elk and buffalo sausage. All were excellent, as were the salad, eggs, seafood bisque, etc.
The grounds are magnificent, with a view of the Rockies on a clear day and elk roaming the premises. There is no need to leave the property for a close encounter! We traveled throughout the hotel night and day without problems, posing in front of 217 and getting a shot of Mrs Stanley's ghost at the piano. Part of each evening was spent with a glass of wine in front of one of the 2 large fireplaces in the lobby.
My only small complaint was housekeeping. The same piece of lint sat under the bathroom sink for our entire stay.
This was a great vacation and the Stanley Hotel lived up to its promise for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stanley Hotel is a luxurious historic landmark hotel in a spectacular mountain-view location, offering old-world charm matched with the latest of modern amenities. Take a ghosts and history tour... Enjoy free wireless Internet access throughout the property... Indulge in our full-service spa... Experience Cascades Restaurant... Savor a Starbucks’ Coffee... Or just relax and enjoy the view from your luxurious room, suite or private villa! Come, experience The Stanley Hotel: 7,500 feet above the ordinary in beautiful Estes Park, an hour from Denver and minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park.The Stanley Hotel is a luxurious historic landmark hotel in a spectacular mountain-view location, offering old-world charm matched with the latest of modern amenities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stanley Estes Park
- Stanley Hotel Colorado
- Stanley Hotel Estes Park Colorado