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The hotel is named after its builder, Freeman Oscar Stanley who was popular for the Stanley Streamer. The hotel opened on the 4th of July 1909 and back then it catered to the rich and famous of Colorado and the entire United States. Some of the people who have been to the hotel included the survivor of RMS Titanic, Molly Brown, Theodore Roosevelt, Japanese royalty and countless Hollywood celebrities.
The hotel was built on 160 acres of land which Stanley bought from the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. The hotel’s construction started in 1907. It was built with a Georgian architectural style. During its opening, it had all the high-end amenities that would befit the kind of guests it aimed to attract. It had running water, telephones and electricity, which was quite the luxury back then. The only thing which it did not have was heating. The hotel was designed as a summer resort, hence the lack of heating.
Both guests and employees have reported various paranormal phenomena in the hotel. Two of the spirits that are most frequently reported are that of the past owner, F.O. Stanley and his wife, Flora. It is reported that Flora continues to play the piano in the ballroom, which her husband gave her as a gift to celebrate the hotel’s opening. Guests and employees of the hotel have reported hearing music coming from the ballroom on numerous occasions. Several people have also witnessed the piano keys moving on their own. Others have reported actually seeing the apparition of a woman sitting on the bench and playing the piano.
Room 418 of the hotel is one which is rife with supernatural activity. The presence of children have been reported laughing and playing just outside the doors of the room. The hotel staff have received several complaints from guests who have heard children playing in the dead of night. Even Stephen King himself has had a brush with the spirit of a little boy in the room. He reported hearing what seemed like ayoung boy calling out for his nanny.
Room 407 is another hive of activity. Several reports are of a spirit who likes turning the lights off and on. Unexplained noises have been reported in the room numerous times. A face has often been seen in the window of the room from guests looking up to the room whilst outside of the hotel. The fourth floor of the hotel has had the most reports of activity, but strange noises, footsteps, voices, and other supernatural occurrences have been reported all throughout the hotel.
All Ages - Family Fun Event
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Stanley Hotel Tours
Join our professional and experienced tour guides on a spooky sojourn through time at The Stanley Hotel. We offer a wide variety of tours throughout the hotel - ranging from the Stanley Tours to the five-hour ghost hunt and the popular Night Tour. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Our Hotel Tours are open to the public.
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The Stanley Tour (formerly Ghost & History Tour)
Guests will experience history on a 90-minute walking tour around the Stanley Hotel property which provides a glimpse into the past and present of the Stanley Hotel. You will learn about F.O. and Flora Stanley while walking the Stanley Hotel property, seeing our remodeled Ice House with Stanley Steam Cars, a walk-through of the hotel itself including some of the ballrooms, the connection of our history to the paranormal, and ending in our underground tunnel.
Night Ghost Tour
Always wanted to learn about the paranormal activity of the Stanley Hotel? This is the tour for you! The Night Ghost Tour is a 90-minute night adventure that begins with an introduction into what paranormal activity is and an explanation the different types of paranormal phenomenon and experiences that we have at The Stanley Hotel. From there we will venture to some of the most paranormal areas of the Stanley Hotel property. We do not walk through the floors at night time to respect the privacy of our guests.
The Stanley History Experience
The Stanley History Experience will return in the Spring of 2014.
Travel back to the early days of the Stanley Hotel and get a more interactive look at the history in a hands-on setting. Hear about the beginnings of the hotel itself and F.O. Stanley’s involvement in the development of Estes Park. In the Archives, you will see and hear about the original activities of the hotel, the Stanley’s various companies, Stanley Steam Cars, and the original layout of the hotel. The Stanley History Experience will last for approximately 45 minutes with time at the end to browse the Archives.
Our ghost stories provide guests with the opportunity to hear all about the haunted rooms of the Stanley Hotel and the paranormal activity that has happened within! The history of these rooms will be associated with some of the stories. This is fun for the entire family and all ages are welcome!
Stanley Paranormal Investigations (Ghost Hunt)
The Paranormal Investigations (Ghost Hunts) will take you to some of the most haunted places on property searching for paranormal experiences! Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate. Investigations lasts for approximately 5 hours and dates are posted by the 15th of the month for the following month's Investigations.
Please visit our website or call for all prices and any other information about or tours.