Haunted Weekend at the Stanley Hotel
Estes Park, Colorado --
Experience the Ghosts & Haunts of the "Overlook Hotel!"
Haunted Weekend at the Stanley Hotel
333 Wonderview Avenue - Estes Park, Colorado
March 28-30, 2014
Includes Two-Night Lodging at One of America's Most Famous Haunted Hotels during this American Hauntings Weekend!

Join American Hauntings and Guide Loren Hamilton for one of our most exciting weekends so far -- a weekend in Estes Park, Colorado and a two-night stay at the famous Stanley Hotel, which provided the inspiration for Stephen King's classic book, "The Shining!" Not only will you experience the ghosts and hauntings of the hotel with a private, in-house ghost tour that reveals the many haunts of the Stanley, but we'll also be experiencing many of the history and hauntings of Estes Park as well! This is going to be one of our most exciting weekend events and spaces will be very limited -- so if you think you want to go, don't hesitate to get signed up!

$600 Couples Price / $500 Single Price
($100 Deposit Due Now / Remainder Due Before Trip)
Click Here to Register for this Weekend Event!

The Stanley Hotel:
Known as one of the most famous haunted hotels in America, the Stanley in Estes Park gains much of its infamy as the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining" in the early 1970s. But the hotel has plenty of real-life haunts of its own.

The Stanley was built in 1909 by Freelan Stanley, the co-creator of the Stanley automobile. Suffering from tuberculosis, he came to Estes Park for his health in the summer of 1903 and stayed in a local cabin with his wife, Flora. The couple fell in love with the area and when Stanley's health improved, he decided to invest his automotive fortune in the area. He opened the Stanley Hotel a few years later. The hotel took more than two years to complete, all built from natural wood and stone from the area. Equipped with running water, electricity and telephones, the only amenity that the hotel lacked was heat since it was designed as a summer resort. (Needless to say, heat has since been added, so guests don't need to worry!). The hotel opened on July 4 and catered to the rich and famous, including "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, John Phillip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a host of Hollywood celebrities. Although it enjoyed fame among wealthy tourists for many years, its greatest notoriety arrived when it became the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining."

In the early 1970s, King and his wife, Tabitha, spent the night at the hotel thanks to bad weather. He had been working on a book idea about a family trapped at a haunted amusement park, but it had stalled out. Then one day he saw a sign in the mountains that warned of roads becoming impassable after October because of snow. The story of "The Shining" was moved to the "Overlook Hotel" after King checked into the Stanley just as it was closing down for the season. The empty hallways and deserted guest areas inspired him to write about a man that goes mad after agreeing to serve as caretaker of the haunted hotel for the winter.

Included in the Haunted Weekend at the
Stanley Hotel Trip:

Two-Night Stay at the Stanley Hotel
* Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour
* Estes Park History Museum
* Haunted Tour of Historic Park Theater
* And More to Come!

But the Stanley Hotel is not only haunted in Stephen King's book -- it has ghost stories of its own. There have been a number of reported hauntings, especially in the ballroom. Many have heard the sounds of a party going on when no one is present and the sound of the piano playing on its own. Ghosts have been reported in the guest rooms, in the corridors and just about everywhere else in the hotel.

In 1997, ABC Television remade Stephen King's "The Shining" as a mini-series and unlike the earlier Stanley Kubrick film (which King hated), the new film was made on location at the Stanley. During the filming, the cast and crew got a taste of the ghostly activity. Many of them were very unsettled by the strange events -- as guests will hear during the ghost tours of the hotel. 
We hope that you'll join American Hauntings for this amazing weekend event -- where the Stanley Hotel will be just a part of the experience! In addition to our lodging and events at the hotel, we'll also get a taste of other Estes Park history and hauntings, including the Estes Park Museum and the Historic (and Haunted) Park Theater! We'll be adding to the itinerary as the winter goes on --  This is a haunted weekend that you don't want to miss!