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The Overlook Hotel - "The Shining" / The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
N 40° 22.956 W 105° 31.140
13T E 455946 N 4470352
Quick Description: The Stanley Hotel is the inspiration for Stephen King's novel "The Shining" and the filming location for the 1997 ABC Miniseries.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 3:41:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM3PVM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 210

Long Description:
Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is a 138-room Georgian hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Located within sight of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley offers panoramic views of the Rockies. It was built in 1909 by Freelan O. Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame and catered to the rich and famous. The hotel and its surrounding lands are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Stanley has hosted many famous guests, including Unsinkable Molly Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a variety of Hollywood personalities. The Stanley Hotel also hosted Stephen King, inspiring him to write The Shining. Contrary to information sometimes published King was living in Boulder at the time and did not actually write the novel at the hotel.

Steven Webber and Elliot Gould in a scene from ABC's Miniseries "The Shining"

 Parts of the mini-series version of The Shining were filmed there, although it was not used for Kubrick's cinematic version.

The Stanley Hotel as it appears today.

The Stanley Hotel shows the uncut R-rated version of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining on a continuous loop on Channel 60 on guest room televisions, alternating it with the ABC miniseries version of The Shining.

Movie or TV Show: "The Shining"

Year Released or First Aired: 1,997.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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