A little late for Halloween, but….

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    • #424127
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Anyone brave enough to spend the night here?

    • #424140
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Hi Bruce, where did you take this photo? I have no idea what this building is, but the nature behind it looks stunning!

      • #424149
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        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.

    • #424142
      Preston
      Participant

      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.

      • #424150
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        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

    • #424151
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      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?

      • #424181
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        LOL. There is a great video on YouTube, (made by a nervous night clerk from behind the front desk), of a black bear having a walkabout in the main lobby…

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    • #424160
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      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.

      • #424183
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        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…

      • #424185
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

      • #424186
        Bruce Gordon
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      • #424187
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        This is the bar. Note the older wallpaper exposed above the bar…

      • #424188
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        View from our window

    • #424172
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      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 🙂

      • #424184
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        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!!!

        • #424666
          Dahlia Ambrose
          Keymaster

          Thank you Bruce and wow yes! Great place for some night photography 🙂

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      • #424575
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Really cool place Rob! I want to stay there! Reminds me of the place in Grand Budapest Hotel.

    • #424571
      beth
      Participant

      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.

      • #424576
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        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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