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Stanley Hotel Tour

Estes Park, CO, USA
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Experience autumn in the beautiful Rocky Mountains without the hassle of renting a car. Relax as you head through rugged Boulder Canyon and visit Boulder Falls. Witness the colorful aspen trees, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Stroll around Lily Lake, and get a chance to observe native wildlife including herds of elk. Your small-group tour driver takes care of transportation and navigation.
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Cari W wrote a review Nov 27
Saint John, Indiana349 contributions29 helpful votes
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Honestly, I’m surprised by some of the low ratings for the Stanley Tour. We went on the night Ghost tour the night before Thanksgiving. If you know anything about The Shining, you already know that it was not even filmed at this hotel. Instead, the Stephen King book is based on the Stanley. So, the tour is based on a historical hotel with much notoriety . It was very interesting, and executed quite nicely by our guide, Nicole. A great addition of things to do and see in Estes Park. We loved it.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Paige R wrote a review Nov 24
Nashville, Tennessee319 contributions107 helpful votes
I just love old hotels, so I wanted to tour The Stanley; my decision had nothing to do with The Shining, Kubrick, King or Dumb & Dumber. Raegen did a great job and was assisted by newbie Jackie. Both young men provided great history and information about the hotel.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Christina M wrote a review Nov 5
Palmyra, Pennsylvania2 contributions
We stayed in Estes Park at a different hotel because The Stanley was completely booked. My family still wanted to do the tour of the property because my girls love Dumb and Dumber and I enjoy Stephen King. Arianna was a fantastic tour guide, she genuinely enjoyed telling us the history and little known facts about Estes Park and how the Stanley became what it is today. She told us some of the hauntings but in a way that didn’t scare my 8 and 11 year old girls. The whole family enjoyed the tour and afterwards we stayed and did the small hedge maze in the front.
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Karpookie wrote a review Oct 2021
55 contributions1 helpful vote
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Well our tour started at 8 pm. As such, they skipped touring the actual famous Stephen King floor/room. Never visited the bar- honestly- arrange a dinner at their cheaper chicken restaurant and walk around yourself. Not worth the money
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Michelle G wrote a review Oct 2021
61 contributions17 helpful votes
We took the “haunted” tour at the Stanley Hotel this weekend. $25 per ticket PLUS $10 for parking!! (They give you a $5 token to use in the hotel but at 8:00 pm the only place open was the bar). So if this tour was awesome I wouldn’t have had an issue with the price (although charging for parking seems excessive in any case), alas it was far from good. They had us gather in a room showing a video about how the Shining series (not the movie) was filmed there). About 15 people were in our group. We were then taken to the the concert building where the guide told us a little about the history of the place and then told us to look around for 10 min. There wasn’t much to look at…then we were taken downstairs to see the rooms of two “ghosts” and shown cell phone pics of them. We also spent 10 minutes in the dark hold DumDums in our outstretched hands waiting for the ghost to knock them over. Back in the main building we went to the basement to see the old tunnels and another ghost on her cell phone. And that was it. Exactly 58 minutes. Don’t waste your time!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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