“We All Shine On”: Haunted History of the Stanley Hotel

Stunning in its Georgian colonial revival architecture, the Stanley Hotel opened in 1909 and stands among that era’s great luxury hotels, joining the Broadmoor and the Hotel Jerome among others. Its kind-hearted founder, F.O. Stanley hailed from New England roots, and his successful family businesses included both steam automobiles and dry plate photography.

But is it possible that F.O. and others are still dwelling in the Stanley, long after their passing from this earth? There are many who answer in the affirmative. Learn about the Stanley’s fascinating history and how this hotel came to be the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, which spawned two movie adaptations. And hear a bevy of the ghostly tales that add to allure and intrigue of a four-story hotel that keeps watch over the mountain town of Estes Park.