The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm.
Offering four different Estes Park accommodation experiences including historic rooms, modern apartment-style residences for extended stays, and expansive condominiums on the legendary grounds overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park.
Why is the Stanley Hotel famous?
The Stanley Hotel is famous for a few reasons. First for its historical place in the history of Estes Park and the development of the area. Second for its connection to Stephen King and The Shining, and lastly for the supposed hauntings and paranormal activity associated with the hotel.
What happened in Room 237 at The Stanley Hotel?
Room 217. The room in which Stephen King stayed and then used for the most haunted room in the fictionalized Overlook Hotel. In the movie version of The Shining, Kubrick changed it to Room 237 (supposedly at the request of the Stanley Hotel’s management.)
Can you stay in Room 217 at The Stanley Hotel?
The Notorious Room 217. The Stanley Hotel’s most famous and requested room is without a doubt Room 217. It gained notoriety after famed horror writer, Stephen King, spent the night with his wife at the Stanley Hotel back in 1974.
What is the history of the Stanley Hotel?
This old hotel was built in the early 1900’s by F.O. Stanley, who created the Stanley Steam Engine — a steam-powered horseless carriage. The majestic Georgian style hotel opened in 1909, catering to the rich and famous. Freelan Oscar Stanley (F.O.) and his wife, Flora, traveled west to Colorado in 1903 because F.O.