• The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado

      F.O. Stanley, one of the brothers who invented the Stanley Steamer, moved to Estes Park in 1903 where he built the grand Stanley Hotel. It was the inspiration for Stephen King's novel, "The Shining." Of course there are ghosts and you have a choice of several ghost tours! The tours and restaurant are open to the public. The hotel is a popular location for weddings so on weekends you may see one or more going on.

      If you go:
      Reservations for tours are recommended a week in advance. Meal reservations should also be made in advance. Parking on the hotel grounds is $5 unless you are a guest or spend at least $25 in the restaurant. Even if you only have time for visit, walk to the veranda at the rear of the hotel. Stunning view of the Rockies from here!


      333 Wonderview Avenue
      Estes Park, Colorado 80517 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      The Stanley Hotel
      +1 (970) 577-4000

      Toll-free number
      +1 (800) -976-1377

      +1 (970) 577-4111

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        Photo: Don Casey


        Photo: Don Casey

        A Stanley Steamer in the lobby.

        Photo: Don Casey