Estes Park, Colorado: The Shining Hotel - TV Miniseries

The hotel offers ghost tours, and the gift shop sells keys to room 217. Stephen King stayed here and later wrote "The Shining." Appeared in the TV miniseries.

The Stanley Hotel

333 E Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel. In town. On US 34 just north of its intersection with US 36.
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Interior at the Stanley. The Shining Hotel - TV Miniseries

This is a beautiful place. I had no clue this was where "Dumb & Dumber" was filmed. The decor of the place is very elegant. They have a gift shop and offer tours.

[Mallory Billings, 03/13/2015]
Room 217. The Shining Hotel - TV Miniseries

Stay in room 217! It is the room in which Stephen King stayed, resulting in the conception of "The Shining." Best to book early and request the room. I didn't get to stay in 217, but the people staying in it invited us in for a look.

[William Cope, 03/25/2013]
Doll house. Stanley Hotel: The Shining

Stunning place to visit. Stayed in the hotel for a few nights. I went to the Stanley a couple years ago to meet the guys from TAPS/Ghost Hunters. Wonderful views from the beautiful porch. Cool Stanley Steamer in the lobby. Loved the Stanley Hotel doll house they had on the lower floor.

They do seem to be very proud of their ties to Stephen King and The Shining. They have a channel on their hotel cable that plays The Shining 24 hours a day. No one seems to mention the strange pet cemetery on the grounds. Many neat rock formations to walk around and climb on. Would love to go back.

[Andrea Hughes, 08/13/2012]
Stanley Hotel. The Shining (TV miniseries) Hotel

Went there today, was well worth the trip. It's $15 for the ghost tour. In room 401 my camera quit working in the closet (only possible paranormal activity I experienced). Worked fine everywhere else. Apparently a child named Matthew is said to haunt the room. The bar has The Shining beer you can purchase (3 for $12), plus there's lots of other cool stuff.

[Shellye, 04/28/2010]

March 2015: Photo added.

Stanley Hotel. Stanley Hotel - The Shining

In response to a previous tipster, there is plenty of "Shining" lore to be found at the Stanley Hotel. We just visited August 24, 2008. The gift shop offers some great (if not pricey) 'Shining' things from books, t-shirts, postcards, DVD's, key chains, beer steins, "REDRUM" shot glasses, etc.

Downstairs you will find pictures from when the remake was made in 1996, along with signed mugs from Stephen King, Rebecca Demornay and other cast members. A beautiful hotel in a gorgeous setting.

[Aimee, 08/31/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Noah's Ark-shaped BuildingNoah's Ark-shaped Building, Estes Park, CO - 1 mi.
Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keysBaldpate Inn: 20,000 keys, Estes Park, CO - 5 mi.
Peter Toth Indian CarvingPeter Toth Indian Carving, Loveland, CO - 17 mi.
In the region:
Global "Center of the World" Signpost, Golden, CO - 48 mi.

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