- November 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm #424127
Anyone brave enough to spend the night here?
- November 6, 2019 at 7:08 am #424140JasenkaGKeymaster
Hi Bruce, where did you take this photo? I have no idea what this building is, but the nature behind it looks stunning!
- November 6, 2019 at 9:38 am #424149
Thanks Jasenka! Yes, this is the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Steven King’s novel The Shining. It bills itself as the most haunted hotel in the US. It is in Estes Park, Colorado, which is the ‘gateway’ to the Rocky Mountain National Park.
It was built in 1905 by the man who developed the Stanley Steamer automobile, a steam driven car quite popular at the time.
- November 6, 2019 at 7:44 am #424142PrestonParticipant
Is that the Stanley Hotel!?!? It looks so much more welcoming when Stephen King has nothing to do with it, haha Spend the night, yes. Spend a snowed-in winter, I’ll pass. Jasenka, it’s the hotel from the movie The Shining.
- November 6, 2019 at 9:39 am #424150
I’d love to spend the night, but the price is more frightening than any ghost could ever be! I settle for a nice breakfast or a beer every now and then. Lol
- November 6, 2019 at 9:55 am #424151Dave WatkinsParticipant
Looks like a fantastic place to stay. Does look a little pricey though. Do you suppose there is a discount for mentioning redrum at check in?
- November 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm #424181
- November 6, 2019 at 10:33 am #424160Robert AppleModerator
Nice shot of it Bruce, I stayed there for nearly 4 months while working on the remodeling of the Hotel, got to say nothing of the haunted sort happened while I was there, now the Imperial hotel in Cripple Creek is another story.
- November 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm #424183
Thanks Robert! Restoring the hotel must have been interesting. I stayed in Cripple Creek back in 2007, but not at that hotel. For a casino town, it’s a really cool place. Loved the train! I’m planning a trip to Victor, where there is another haunted hotel. Last Spring I stayed at the Western Hotel in Ouray. Built in 1895, I think, and never has been restored. The room we stayed in had the original wallpaper. Sadly, the place is badly in need of repair… It’s for sale… I’ll post some pictures if I can get them off my phone…
- November 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm #424185
- November 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm #424186
- November 6, 2019 at 8:09 pm #424187
This is the bar. Note the older wallpaper exposed above the bar…
- November 6, 2019 at 8:10 pm #424188
View from our window
- November 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm #424172Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Would be a lovely place to stay Bruce because of the mountains and less light pollution I think, so you get to see the stars at night. Beautiful image. Makes me want to know how huge the mountains are compared to the building 🙂
- November 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm #424184
Next time I’m up there, I’ll grab some wider-angle images so you can see the size of the hills. From the hotel, it’s about 3 miles to the park. In the park there are zero lights, away from the camp sites. Great night photography!!!
- November 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm #424570Rob Wood (Admin)Keymaster
- November 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm #424575
Really cool place Rob! I want to stay there! Reminds me of the place in Grand Budapest Hotel.
- November 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm #424571bethParticipant
sure, i’ll stay there. can’t be any worse than a full moon friday night in a dispatch center. you’ve gotten some great photos of the town.
- November 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm #424576
I know what you mean, Beth. I’ve been on the receiving end of a crazy full moon night in dispatch!
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