Amazing time in this infamously haunted hotel, deep in the Rocky Mountains.
We stayed in the Room which inspired Stephen King to write We spotted this beauty on our hike to Gem lake. It is a 1.7 mile hike up to the small but beautiful lake.
It is medium difficulty, be prepared to sweat in the heat.
This spot is the BEST place to go if you know that the main entrance to the park has a long line of cars and that there is unlikely to be anywhere to park your car. The trail has less people than anywhere near the main entrance.
#hiking The most stunning firework show I have ever been to was at Lake Estes.
The show starts at 9:30pm. The parking lot is completely full by 6pm, so park early in the day (as close as possible to the main road entrance) and spend the day hiking near the lake or biking around it.
Find a spot to set up your chairs as close to the lake as possible. It can easily take an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show if you aren't parked near the entrance.
#blue Great hiking in Estes Park The gorgeous Gem Lake. It is a 1.7 mile hike up to the small but beautiful lake.
It is medium difficulty, be prepared to sweat in the heat.
This spot is the BEST place to go if you know that the main entrance to the park has a long line of cars and that there is unlikely to be anywhere to park your car. The trail has less people than anywhere near the main entrance.
#hiking #Waterlust Tons of dragonflies at Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake.
A great spot for fishing.
#blue Estes Park has been one of my favorite #roadtrip destinations. It is so impressive driving into the park with views like this. Looking towards Estes park and rocket mountain national park. This ended the first day of the trip.
The park where this was taken is a beautiful 3.7 mile trail with places for fishing and cooking out. A lot of people were walking and tons of families trying their luck at catching a muskie.
A special thanks to Geoeginia Hill for showing off this park. I Had no clue this park was here when I made the trip plans. It was a great way to end the day. Tons of dragonflies at Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake.
A great spot for fishing.
#blue When you drive into RMNP (Rocky Mountains #NationalPark), this is the first lake you'll see. Take your time and enjoy the book, The Shining, was based on this hotel #architecture The view on a hike to Gem lake. It is a 1.7 mile hike up to the small but beautiful lake.
It is medium difficulty, be prepared to sweat in the heat.
This spot is the BEST place to go if you know that the main entrance to the park has a long line of cars and that there is unlikely to be anywhere to park your car. The trail has less people than anywhere near the main entrance.
#hiking Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake. Great for fishing.
#blue All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
A One of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen
Aug 2015 Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake. Great for fishing. #Waterlust As you come across the last mountain ridge on Route 34 into Estes Park, this is the view that greats you. Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake. Great for fishing. Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake. Great for fishing. #Waterlust The most stunning firework show I have ever been to was at Lake Estes. The show starts at 9:30pm. The parking lot is completely full by 6pm, so park early in the day (as close as possible to the main road entrance) and spend the day hiking near the lake or biking around it.
Find a spot to set up your chairs as close to the lake as possible.
It can easily take an hour to get out of the parking lot after the show if you aren't parked near the entrance. Sprague Lake in Estes park. A gorgeous place for an easy one hour walk around a lake. Great for fishing. Super love this yummy #pizza at Estes Park.
#restaurant Everywhere in Colorado, in my opinion, is fit for a postcard. This particular shot was taken from a side street in Estes Park, and to this day it is one of my favorites. The mountains in the back and the river reflecting the natural light from the sunset--I can't wait to be back. Rocky Mountain National Park Historic So many roads going into the mountains. Absolutely beautiful views! A magnificent grand hotel in the mountains of Colorado. The setting of Stephen King's novel The Shinning. Home to one of the largest whiskey bars in the U.S. Also known to be haunted. Overlooking the town of Estes Park and it's surrounding mountains from the top of Prospect Mountain! #visitcolorado #nature #hiking Traveling on Devil's Gulch Road, towards Estes Park, you get this fantastic view of the sunrise on the Rocky Mountains. It's beautiful, with the farms, hills, and rock formations surrounding you and those incredible mountains in front of you! #RockyMountainNationalPark #rockies #mountains #colorado #EstesPark #sunrise #colorful #EndlessSummer #blue Nothing says #Delicious other than an American BBQ. Before hitting the Rocky Mountain National Park at Colorado, stop by to grub here...you won't regret it. October 2016. Go hike this park! It's stunning. Camping in Hermits Hollow Campground, Colorado. This is an awesome county spot outside of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. If you can't get a campsite in RMNP, definitely check this place out. #Camping #RockyMountains #RMNP #green Tried a yak cowboy burger. It was so good! They offer buffalo, elk, and, of course beef too. Great little restaurant on the way to the mountains! The Stanley Hotel sits in Estes Park, Co, with beautiful mountains as a backdrop. It was somewhat creepy, even from the outside, but that was mostly due to it's reputation coloring my perceptions before I even saw it. It is quite an impressive sight. #red #troveontuesday Cute little town on the way into the national park going into the Rockies!! Stop by this adorably cute old fashioned candy shop for some sweet treats before your hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. There's something for everyone! This was on our hike to Gem lake. It is a 1.7 mile hike up to the small but beautiful lake.
It is medium difficulty, be prepared to sweat in the heat.
This spot is the BEST place to go if you know that the main entrance to the park has a long line of cars and that there is unlikely to be anywhere to park your car. The trail has less people than anywhere near the main entrance.
#hiking In the valley~ Some of the beautiful scenery driving through Estes co A room with a view Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park #hiking It's just amazing how the wildlife roam free. This photo was taken at Elkhorn Stables a few years ago. Built in 1909 the Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for Stephen Kings The Shining. Make sure to stay on the fourth floor where it's said to have the most paranormal activity Elk in Estes Park Homemade ice cream, fudge, caramel corn, and candied apples! There are a lot of shops like this in town, but this is just the one we went to. Scandinavian Midsummer Festival the last weekend in June. Celebrate Viking history with music, crafts, dancing and leffse!
Every weekend in #EstesPark there is some celebration to join in on :) I don't think I've ever been to Estes and not seen Elk. They're everywhere! We stayed just outside of Estes Park and the views around were just breathtaking. Put this place on your road tripping list for SURE. Rocky Mountain National Park Black Bear in Rocky Mountain National Park Cow Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park We spotted this beauty on our hike to Gem lake. It is a 1.7 mile hike up to the small but beautiful lake.
It is medium difficulty, be prepared to sweat in the heat.
This spot is the BEST place to go if you know that the main entrance to the park has a long line of cars and that there is unlikely to be anywhere to park your car. The trail has less people than anywhere near the main entrance.
#hiking Wonderful hotel and breakfast. Breathe taking! One of my favorite things about the Midwest is all the wide open space. #autumn in #estespark #colorado #fall #creek #nature #WeekendGetaway The high peaks of the Rockies in the background..about 2 degrees when the picture was taken. Only about a mile from the stanley hotel
#rockymountains
#stanleyhotel
#hikng The welcome sign as you begin your descent into Estes Park. The views are worth a stop here! MacGregor Ranch is on Devil's Gulch Road, just outside of 'downtown' Estes Park. The secenry is beautiful and the ranch museum is pretty cool. Worth the time to visit. Where The Shinning was written! #lifeatexpedia The Stanley Hotel, AKA 'that hotel from The Shining'. Yup, it's kinda creepy. And there also tend to be lots of moose nearby. So creep yourself out, and do some wildlife spotting. #StunningStructures #Colorado Early morning dew No mountain town is complete without a gondola. But it took me 26 years before I finally made the trip to the top.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the 360 views of the Rocky Mountains. you might even make a few chipmunk friends. The perfect ethical coffee shop with the perfect early morning view. I found out about this great place while searching for places to eat in Estes Park on Trover from @intentionaltravelers ! Thank you for sharing your find! Wall of whiskey at the Stanley Hotel Unused pool Stanley Hotel Ladies night at Estes Park in September. Don't miss it. Amazing! Great stay here. The infamous hAllway from #theshinning...
Halloween 2015
#stanleyhotel I'm a huge Stephen king fan. I fan-girled when I say the Stanley Hotel Elk enjoying a nice day at Rocky Mtn Nat'l Pk #midwestphotography What a beautiful spot On the hiking trail Elk grazing on the top of the Rocky Mountains. Look out over the Rocky Mountains My favorite picture of our trip to Estes park Colorado during Halloween weekend 2015.
#stanleyhotel
#estespark
#colorado
So beautiful in the snow Spooky Places in the mountains Redrum is only a small part of the Stanley Hotel's legendary repute. It's been gussied up nicely, features comfy rooms with baths, restaurant and bar, Eat your heart out, Chipotle and Qdoba! This is a real burrito! This is legit, authentic Mexican food!!! The best local shop we found in Estes Park was Kind Coffee, an environmentally-friendly coffeehouse with great space for using wi-fi or enjoying breakfast by the river. If you’re in town, I highly recommend skipping the Starbucks down the street and coming here.
For more around the Rocky Mountain National Park see:
http://intentionaltravelers.com/2014/08/10/rocky-mountain-national-park/ Bear lake, outside Estes park. Rocky Mountain NP This mini fall was cooler than the actual fall Probably one of the coolest sights I've gotten to see out here! #midwestphotography So beautiful😍 This hotel in Estes Park is supposedly haunted - Stephen King got his inspiration for The Shining here. Colorado. ✌️👋 First time seeing the Rocky Mountains. I'm in love :) Fall River in Estes Park. #takeahike #midwestphotography Rocky Mountain Nation Park Redrum! Cool hotel
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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly resort with marina and full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

This family-friendly Estes Park resort is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Estes Marina, Historic Estes Park, and Stanley Village. Reel Mountain Theater and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Resort Features

Along with a marina, this smoke-free resort has a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

Room Amenities

All 54 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Free WiFi and room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Estes Park Resort features a marina and an indoor pool. The resort offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2275 square feet (205 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly resort also offers a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times is offered to guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

The Estes Park Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Picnic area 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 205 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Total number of rooms - 54 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Marina on site 
  • Conference space 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2000 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Breakfast service 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2275 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 11 AM.

Waterfront Grille - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Game viewing on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Rock climbing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at The Estes Park has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 17 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 85.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Estes Park Resort
  • Resort Estes Park
  • Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel And Conference Center
  • Lake Shore Lodge Mountain Hotel Estes Park
  • Lake Shore Estes Park

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Free Resort Activities!

Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel anytime and receive 2 daily activities free of charge, such as the following:

  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga by the lake
  • Free childcare
  • Sightseeing trolley rides around Estes Park
  • Microbeer flights
This list is representative of activity offerings, which vary day by day. 2 free daily activities per guest; details are provided at check-in. Valid anytime, subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.


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