The Stanley Hotel is a 138-room Georgian hotel built by
Freelan O. Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame. The hotel opened on July 4, 1909, catering to the rich and famous,
including the Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore
Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan and a variety of Hollywood personalities
Many believe the
Stanley Hotel is haunted and a number of cases of ghostly activity have been
reported, primarily in the ballroom. Kitchen
staff reported hearing a party going on in the ballroom, only to find it empty.
People in the lobby have allegedly heard someone playing the ballroom's piano,
but employees investigating the music found nobody sitting at the piano. Others
reported to have seen ghosts in their rooms in the middle of the night, simply
standing in their room before disappearing.
The Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour is an Estes Park must do and advance reservations are highly recommended.
The tour includes:
Professional tour guide
1900's history tour featuring the beginnings of the hotel
The connection with
and the film
Ghost stories and sightings
The Stanley's most haunted rooms and places
Tour through the underground tunnel
From $15 per adult/$10 per child 5 - 10 (no children under 5 permitted)
If that doesn't scare the bejesus out of you, you can opt to spend a night or two! The spectacular views from every direction will certainly captivate you, but can you share your room with a ghost?