The Stanley Hotel

A lion sentinel, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

A lion sentinel, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

A taped window, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

A taped window, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

A stairwell, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

A stairwell, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Bronze statue of F.O. Stanley in the hedge maze, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Bronze statue of F.O. Stanley in the hedge maze, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Chickering & Sons antique piano in The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Chickering & Sons antique piano in The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

I could not get this photo straight to save my life. I’m going to blame it on the Music Room being haunted. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

I could not get this photo straight to save my life. I’m going to blame it on the Music Room being haunted. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Chickering & Sons antique piano, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Chickering & Sons antique piano, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Portraits and mirrors in The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Portraits and mirrors in The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Portraits and mirrors in The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Portraits and mirrors in The Vortex, The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Guest room keys at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

Guest room keys at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado.

26 May 2019

Our first Sunday adventure as Colorado residents was to Estes Park and The Stanley Hotel—the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. We weren’t able to catch the ghost tour, but we’re definitely going back before we leave.