The Stanley Hotel

One-Night Stay with Dining Credit at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO

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Historic Hotel That Inspired Stephen King's The Shining

Something sinister lurks in room 217—and that’s what makes it one of The Stanley Hotel’s most popular spots. The infamous room 217 plays a prominent role in Stephen King’s classic horror novel The Shining, which was inspired by King's first visit to the historic estate next to Rocky Mountain National Park. A winding mountain road leads to the secluded, sprawling property, which was built in 1909 and has housed luminaries such as John Philip Sousa and Theodore Roosevelt—and its share of ghosts. It's easy to understand why the old-fashioned, New England–inspired building is a beloved haunt: every inch has been meticulously cared for, decorated with gleaming wooden floors, soaring ceilings, and traditional furnishings.

Up in the classic rooms, stately linens cover pillow-top king- or queen-size beds that sit atop plush carpeting. Decorated to resemble a comfortable, upscale home, most of the hotel's rooms feature unique accents, from cushy chairs to framed artwork. And you can look out to either the nearby Rocky Mountains or the courtyard through the room's enormous windows.

Downstairs, Cascades Restaurant serves up regional cuisine paired with varietals from its wine list, which won Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. To use your dining credit, grab breakfast and a cup of coffee at Steamers Café. Those looking to explore The Stanley’s haunted past can take the approximately 90-minute Ghost & History tour through the hotel's most haunted spots, including rooms and passages where ghosts have been sighted flipping over Do Not Disturb signs. Tours lead into The Stanley's underground tunnel and past the notorious room 217.

Estes Park, Colorado: Cultured Mountain Town with Outdoor Recreation

Located 7,500 feet above sea level, The Stanley Hotel is surrounded by the crisp, clean air and gorgeous scenery of Estes Park. The town is a picturesque playground for outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers. Gentle horses can navigate the trails of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and skilled guides lead whitewater-rafting trips down the roaring Colorado River. For a scenic drive through the area, take Trail Ridge Road, which has hairpin curves that whip around the mountainside to reveal gorgeous views of the mountains (check the road’s status before heading out).

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two in a classic king or queen room with a $15 dining credit at Steamers Café

  • Option 1: $99, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $244 value)
  • Option 2: $129, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $254 value)

Book by: 12/21/12
Travel by: 3/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Attached restaurant and café
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/21/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/13
  • Not valid 11/3/12, 11/9/12-11/10/12, 11/14/12-11/17/12, 11/30/12-12/1/12, 12/5/12-12/6/12 or 12/12/12-12/15/12
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid for classic queen or classic king room
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 9.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Classic King Room

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; no charge for an additional guest 11 or younger

Classic Queen Room

  • Queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; no charge for an additional guest 11 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: not allowed in available rooms
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 75 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • By car: about 38 miles north of Boulder

Customer Reviews

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our overnight at The Stanley Hotel and can't wait to come back. The room was very nice with gorgeous views of the mountains and a four-poster bed. Our meal in the restaurant was delicious. And the ghost tour was not only interesting, but left us wanting to come back for more opportunities to interact with the paranormal.
Lynn S. · May 20, 2013
My husband and I loved the ghost tour and all the information on the hotel's history.
Lynn S. · May 20, 2013
It was beautiful!
Annette D. · May 10, 2013
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