Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

No Ax Wielding Jack Nicholson. How Disappointing!

We spent the night in Estes Park, CO and went up to the grand Stanley Hotel. This is the place Kubrick filmed much of 'The Shining'. Beautiful and creepy.
We had to sneak in by telling the guard at the gate I was there about a reservation. Then we sneaked upstairs past the "Registered Guests Only" sign, right up to the infamous room 217 where the woman's corpse qas found. Two little girls were staying there, their parents nowhere in sight. I asked if they knew a movie had been filmed in their room. They said yes but seemed unimpressed. Perhaps they really were the two creepy little ghost girls from the film?
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Anonymous,  August 4, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

Just saw your car in Canon City, now there is a scary place! We have been trying to escape for years. :)

Alan August 5, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

Thanks for dropping in. Funny, the Gorge is great and the rafting was fun, soon to post about it, but the city itself lacks the charm of other Colorado cities. And everybody seems to smoke a lot.

Anonymous,  September 17, 2010 at 4:43 AM  

The film was filmed on sets in England. This hotel was the inspiration for the book only.

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