Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photos From My Halloween Visit to the Stanley Hotel in Colorado

Below are some of the photos from my Halloween visit to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, where Stephen King stayed and developed the idea for The Shining. It was also the location for the 1996 version of the movie produced by Stephen King and starring Steven Weber and Rebecca Demornay.

The Stanley Hotel

Your's truly at the Stanley Hotel. 

The hotel lobby. Anyone who has seen the 1996 movie will remember the stairwell and the infamous elevator. And yes, the desk in the center of the lobby is filled with pages that read "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy."

This is the banquet room that in the 1996 movie was slightly refurbished to be the bar where Jack Torrance chatted with his inner demons.

The model of the Stanley that sat out in the aviary in the 1996 movie.

The infamous Room 217 where Stephen King stayed. It'll cost you between $500 and $600 to stay there for a night now.

The view of the Rocky Mountains from the front porch of the Stanley Hotel.

Your's truly on the porch of the Stanley Hotel working on his own novel. (Okay, so I only got a page written, but at least I can now say I wrote something at the Stanley.)

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