I toured this hotel last weekend when I heard Stephen King had stayed here and it was his inspiration for "The Shining". They also filmed the 1997 miniseries of the book here, and the ski lodge scenes from "Dumb and Dumber". Unfortunately, due to the recent flooding in the area around Estes Park that caused road closures, the official "Shining" tours at night had been cancelled, so we took the standard hotel tour in the afternoon. It was still fun, and the hotel is a gorgeous old building with a lot of history on and off-screen. We had to have a drink at the bar where Jim Carey discovered "We've landed on the moon!", and I had the REDRUM punch, which was really good. I highly recommend stopping in here, at least for a tour, if you're in the Denver or Estes Park area. Next time I'd love to stay a night or two, if time permits. The concierge said the rooms start around $239 a night (and go up for the large, fancy rooms), but go down to about $139 a night on the off-season that starts in November. The waiting list for the infamous room 217 is about 18 months long.
- 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