Friday, June 1, 2012

Look Out "Overlook" Hotel...Here I Come

I'm so thrilled about our trip to Colorado, I have to squeal on myself. I was going to wait and post about my tour of the famous Stanley Hotel, but I can't keep my secret any longer! 

Come nauseating mountainous roads or steep cliffs, I will visit a place I've wanted to see since I read Stephen King's novel, The Shining. (For those who do not know, I'm terrified of mountain driving.) Why do this? Because I have to. Visit the hotel, that is. (Although, I may have to medicate myself and hide on the floor of the backseat.)


I'm a geek for historical places. There's a ton of informative websites about the hotel out there, but Wiki does a nice job here:  The Stanley Hotel.

As for the hotel being haunted, check out this web page on Haunted Places in America  here.

And, if you're a King fan, and you haven't read this recent interview by Neil Gaiman, check it out: Here. Keep in mind, this is a "raw" copy of the interview. So raw and unedited, that I felt as if I was in the room listening to the conversation. King speaks of writing The Shining. Is it possible that King might be working on a new story about the Torrence family?

I'm surprisingly brave when it comes to hunting haunted places. I'm looking forward to the paranormal inspirations the tour will spur. So, if you love a bit of ghost chasing, look for my post later next week. 

Eek!! Is that a ghost in the window?
Photo courtesy of Haunted Places in America





25 comments:

  1. Think you'll have a great time there! If you see any ghosts, let us know.

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  2. If you see a shape in the corner of your room. Don't be afraid. It's just the wandering ghost of cigar-chomping Ernest Hemingway ... or the specter of Mark Twain winking at you. They pledged to me to keep you safe. Yes, but who will keep you safe from their grouching? LOL. Have fun.

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    1. Lol, Roland! I'd love to have some visiting grouch from either one of them. :))

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  3. OMgosh that sounds exciting to visit that hotel. Can't wait to hear about the trip and the visit tho future blog postings on it I hope. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to anything and everything I experience there and will definitely blog about it!

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  4. It sounds like a lot of fun. The Shining is terrifying. I think it's cool that King is working on a sequel.

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    1. He states in his interview with Gaiman, the new story will be about an adult Danny Torrance. Should prove to be interesting to say the least.

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  5. You have the quite the trip planned out. As much as I'm not sure if I want to know if you see a ghost, you GOTTA let us know. Goodness, just got a chill down my spine lol!!!

    Be safe and have loads of fun.

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    1. It's right up my alley, so I'm psyched! I will definitely let ya know. :)

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  6. Ah! Sounds like big fun. You'll have to tell us all about it! Oh, and weather or not you see a ghost. Hahhaha.

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    1. I will tell you all the great details, no worries!

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  7. Have an amazing trip. Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  8. That sounds like so much fun! I've wanted to go there for a long time, but haven't yet had the opportunity. Please post some of your pictures of the hotel and regale us with tales of your spectral encounters. :)

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  9. I'm jealous! I'd love to head there myself one day. I'm pretty skeptical about hauntings and such (despite having had a "ghost" experience myself when I was a kid), but I love creepy culture.

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  10. "Creepy culture," I love that phrase! Actually, I'm quite the skeptic myself, to be honest. I have to see or hear something myself to believe it. But, I've had enough ghostly experiences to make myself a believer in the fact that ghosts / spirits exist in this world.

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  11. that is so cool! you are going to have an inpirational blast!

    and i ate those scary mountain roads too!

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  12. Oh, I am sooooo jealous! I would love to go to Colorado and definitely see the Stanley Hotel. Can't wait for the blog post with photos, Candy.

    Have a fabulous time and take notes. Now I'm off to check out Neil Gaiman's interview with Mr. King :-)

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  13. How cool! I'm in Colorado and I've been to The Stanley a few times while in Estes Park. We only walked around, though~ I don't think I'd want to stay the night. My husband's cousin actually wants to get married there!!! She's into haunted places and such :) Have tons of fun~ looking forward to your photos and post!

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  14. Have fun! I've been wanting to go to the Banff resort for years. I hope you get inspired on your ghostie getaway!

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  15. I'm such a wimp - I'd never willingly go to a haunted place!

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  16. You're probably still on your trip, but when you get back you have an award waiting for you on my ISWG post. :) Hope you're having fun!

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  17. I hope you have a great time and many experiences to inspire you.

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