In the year of 1917, a gas leaked occurred at the stanley hotel. The strange hauntings of the historic stanley hotel. The stanley hotel is best known for being the inspiration for stephen kings bestselling novel the shining and the subsequent film starring jack nicholson as the slowly driven mad overseer. The stanley hotel haunting real paranormal experiences.
These days it is a very popular destination for various ghost hunting groups and tours. Here is the article, titled tour estes parks most haunted hotel. The main ghost story of the notoriously haunted room 217 of the stanley hotel is traced back to 1917. Room 217, where king stayed, is often part of the hotel s official ghost tour. After staying just one night in the stanley s room 217, i went from a skeptic, to a believer in ghosts. The stanley hotel is located in estes park, colorado less than 6 miles from rocky mountain national park. We stayed in room 201 which is a large classic queen bedded room on the second floor. With this package, guests will receive a hardcover copy of doctor sleep and a paperback copy of the shining, in addition to their luxury accommodations at the stanley hotel with a faint promise that room 217 may also be available. Stay in the historic stanley hotel featuring both king and double queen rooms, expansive. Ghosts of the stanley hotel and a night in room 217 amy. I travelled across canada to hospice palliative care conferences, teaching caregivers about the healing capacity of music and sharing with them my personal story. The presidential cottage features three bedrooms and two and a half baths. She is even sometimes seen walking in the room, and then disappearing into thin air in front of guests and employees alike. Ghosts of the stanley hotel and a night in room 217 amys crypt.
The hotel itself was built in 1909 by freelan oscar stanley. This was our second ghost tour, and she wasnt active at all on the first one. Elizabeth wilson was the chief housekeeper who, during an early summer storm in 1911, was injured in an explosion as she was lighting the acetylene lanterns in room 217. Scared the crap out of me the first time i read it. The stanley hotel is a 142room colonial revival hotel in estes park, colorado, united states.
The hotel also offers guided day and night tours of its spirited history to. The story behind what may have inspired kings book. The hotel opened its doors to the public in 1909 after 2. Stanley, cofounder of the stanley motor carriage co.
The stanley hotel in estes park, colorado is not only famous for its oldworld charm and excellent service, but it is also known for its active paranormal phenomena and spirit folklore. Immersed in fame and folklore and plagued by invented and stolen history, is the stanley hotel haunted by anything more than its reputation. The alarm went off at 4 am and i grabbed my gear and was out the door. For information on the fascinating history of the stanley hotel, visit their official website. Room 217 of the overlook features prominently in the novel, having been the room where king spent the night at the stanley. From what i gather freelan was the creator of the stanley steamer automobile so he was obviously a wealthy enough individual. Room 217 remains the stanleys most requested accommodation. She recovered fully and worked at the hotel until her death in the 1950s. Built in 1909 by freelan oscar stanley of the stanley steamer car fame, it is where horror novelist stephen king and his wife tabitha were guests when he was inspired to write the novel the shining. However, there is a story of a maid that worked for the stanley hotel that had an emotional attachment to room 217. Over the course of our stanley hotel ghost tour, we stood outside of several different haunted rooms including the former nanny break room, which is haunted by a famous ladies man, walked down haunted hallways, and had a few paranormal.
She was the hotel s head housekeeper and, during a storm in 1911, was injured during an explosion as she was lighting the lanterns in room 217. Stephen king spent a night in this room in the 70s and a few nightmares later he was inspired to write the shining. Stanley hotel ghost story supported by evidence of room 217 event. The stanley hotel, and the ghost of room 217 inquisitive. This picture of a little girl ghost captured by a guest of the hotel. While this legend is often associated with room 217, it also has its own ghost story. A night at the hotel that inspired the shining redrum. The room is thought to be haunted by elizabeth wilson, aka mrs. How to find the room 217 easter egg in shining, the. My story now i will share the three separate paranormal experiences. Room 217 haunted hotel, spooky places, the stanley hotel.
On one night in 1973, stephen king checked into room 217 of the stanley hotel in estes park, colorado. She was the hotels head housekeeper and, during a storm in 1911, was injured during an explosion as she was lighting the lanterns in room 217. When jim carrey was filming dumb and dumber he was at the stanley hotel for 3 hours when he ran out the room he was staying in. These are among our mostrequested rooms, availability is limited.
Framed picture of stephen king inside of room 217 at the stanley hotel. In fact, she says the hotel is deemed one of the most haunted. Interestingly, his stay at the stanley had inspired him to write his famous horror novel the shining. The stanley earned a reputation as a paranormal nerve center long before kings arrival at the hotel, completed in 1909 as an elite, 420 room retreat by entrepreneur and inventor f. Sixtytwo years before he arrived, a housekeeper in the hotel was struck by lightning in the. Wilson frequents it, as mentioned, but its status as the imaginative cradle of the shining adds a further. A member of historic hotels of america and the inspiration and location for numerous films, document. The stanley hotel in colorado is as famous for being the inspiration behind stephen kings novel the shining as it is for its haunted reputation. Below you will find current releases, our press kit and other invaluable information. According to the estes park trail gazette, one night in 1911, a thunderstorm knocked out the hotels power, and chambermaid elizabeth wilson entered room 217 with a lit candle to relight the acetylene gas lamps. Jim carrey requested 217 during the filming of dumb and dumber, but checked outso the story goesafter only three hours. The hotel was festive and decorated for christmas and offered great picture opportunities. Thats a shady one, says the hotel s tour guide kevin lofy.
The stanley hotel is located in estes park colorado, the gateway to one of the most visited national parks in the united states. The page where danny actually enters room 217 for the first time king builds to this moment for a long time, its one of the more frightening passages in the book, is precisely on page 217. In 1974, famous horror writer stephen king stayed the night in room 217. Historic stanley hotel accommodations the stanley hotel. A paranormal experience in room 217 at the stanley hotel. This is a video of our experience with the ghost of lucy at the stanley hotel in estes park, colorado. For more information on this strange ghost story, visit. We have always admired the stanley hotel, and this year we had the good fortune of having the opportunity to stay at the stanley hotel for a few days at christmas. In the 1920s, a gas leak led to an explosion in room 217 that destroyed the second floor above the main dining hall and nearly killed a. Staying in room 217 they were the only guests at the hotel that night. The stanley hotel s room 217 is one of the most popular rooms in the hotel, after all, the ghost of mrs.
Four presidents and stephen king were among the many prominent guests who stayed in that room. This story begins in 1911 when the stanley hotel was. Is elizabeth wilson still folding laundry in room 217 at the stanley right now. No, you wont find a dead, bloated body in the bathtub of room 217 at the stanley hotel. The room that inspired stephen king, the horror film artist, to write the movie the shining. Room 217 might be the most famous room in the stanley hotel, but its not the only haunted room there. By the fall of 2004, i had developed the room 217 idea and design. Stanley hotel features a variety of rooms with high paranormal activity including the famous stephen king suite 217, the ghost hunters favorite room 401, as well as 407, and 428. The 7 most haunted spots in the stanley hotel tripsavvy. The stanley is a shining example of how and where to make you look. Vor 35 jahren ubernachtete stephen king im the stanley.
While staying the night in room 217 at the stanley hotel in estes parks. The spooky story behind colorados haunted stanley hotel. During the next several years, i read and learned more for myself about why music works in care. Pieces of wallpapered drywall and carpet from the hotel s infamous room 217 was discovered in the bowels of the structure while the hotel s engineer was checking the air handlers. Going from room to room, the housekeepers carried lit candles to ignite the acetylene gas lamps. Notwithstanding kings efforts to explicitly differentiate the overlook hotel from the stanley, it seems that king imagined the stanley hotel as the setting of the shining. Elizabeth wilson was tending the rooms when a thunderstorm rolled through the mountains of estes park, wiping out all of the power in the stanley hotel. The hotel is located in the colorado rockies and is made up of 8 rooms. I came across the above video about the history of room 217 in the stanley hotel, which stephen king stayed in one night and came up with the idea to write the shining after having a nightmare while sleeping in that room. A good ghost story has an interesting and eventful life story, otherwise known as a rich history.
The shining is a horror novel by american author stephen king. A paranormal experience in room 217 at the stanley hotel my. In stephen kings infamous horror book the shining, the stanley hotel room 237 is actually room 217. In stephen king s infamous horror book the shining, the stanley hotel room 237 is actually room 217.
Room 217 haunted hotel, the stanley hotel, spooky places. Im shininghotel sollten sie zimmer 217 meiden welt. She survived, though broke her ankles and her spirit seems to be a regular in the room. Ghosts of the stanley hotel real unexplained mysteries. It is also the room where many guests report unexplained events believed to be caused by the spirit of a former stanley hotel housekeeper named elizabeth wilson. During a severe storm this power was lost and a maid was to enter room 217 to investigate. I really didnt get a chance to see the hotel the day before, so it was all new to me.
He altered the room nos in his book as the hotel staffs feared that no one would take room no. Room 217 the stanley hotel, colorado, us image source. The book would forever connect the stanley hotel with the spirits that supposedly haunt it. The stanleys infamous room 217 and the ghost of mrs. Discovering the haunted history of the stanley hotel. Ghost in the stanley hotel that inspired the shining.
He altered the room nos in his book as the hotel staff feared that no one would take room no. Maynard has an interesting story about jim carrey, who stayed in room 217. Today its believed that she haunts room 217, helping guests at the stanley hotel find exactly what they need to enjoy their stay, whether its unpacking a suitcase or crafting a nightmare to inspire a terrifying new novel. Only he and his wife were at the hotel, aside from staff, and that night he had the strangest nightmare of his son running through the halls screaming and being chased by a. In stephen kings infamous horror book the shining, the stanley hotel room 237 is actually room 217 he altered the room nos in his book as the hotel staff feared that no one would take room no. Elizabeth wilson, a member of the hotels service team, had volunteered to investigate the cause and possible solution for the. Stephen king himself spent a night in room 217 in 1974. Stanley hotel ghost story supported by evidence of room. Room 217 at the stanley hotel the stanley hotel i came across the above video about the history of room 217 in the stanley hotel, which stephen king stayed in one night and came up with the idea to write the shining after having a nightmare while sleeping in that room. This year for halloween, the stanley hotel hosts a murder mystery dinner, a ball, and tonight. The stanley hotel in estes park, colorado is allegedly one of the most. The stanley hotel the story of room 217237, stephen. Stories of ghostly sightings can be traced back to its construction by f o stanley in 1907, and the most famous of otherworldly resident is elisabeth wilson who is said.5 989 195 404 1262 1262 1083 265 1115 182 49 1073 1324 833 219 1050 546 205 1021 556 1476 1355 314 700 608 559 873 655 785 1487 782 216 578 971 1325 1330 68 82 162 598 415 1347 589