The Stanley Hotel is located in Estes Park, CO and served as the inspiration for Stephen King's book, "The Shining." I never read the book, but I did see the the first movie with Jack Nicholson and it scared the bejesus out of me! I loved some of those lines he had and how he delivered them... "Little pig, little pig, let me in..." or "Heerrrre's Johnny!" Of course they used a different hotel in that movie than this one, but it's kind of cool to know that this was the inspiration.
Here's a little more about the hotel from their website:
"When precisely the strange events began happening at the Stanley Hotel
has never been documented, but interesting occurrences are a part of the
history of this beautiful hotel.
Miss Elizabeth Wilson was the chief housekeeper at the Stanley Hotel in
its very early days. On the evening of June 25, 1911, during a storm,
she was involved in an explosion that took place as she was lighting the
acetylene lanterns that were the back-up system for the hotel’s
electricity. Miss Wilson was shot down in the explosion from what is now
Room 217 to the floor of the MacGregor Room. She was not killed, but
her ankles were broken. From the 1950’s on, it has been reported that
she might take special care of people that stay in 217. Sometimes guests
staying that room encounter extra housekeeping services, including
having their things put away or unpacked.
All of the rooms in the hotel have had out-of-the-ordinary experiences
reported, including having items moved from place to place, as well as
lights turning on and off. If you stay on the fourth floor, you just
might get to hear the children of long ago running up and down the
halls, laughing and giggling. Sometimes guest will be tucked-in at
night, as that was the duty for the nannies to perform for the young
(The founders) F.O. and Flora Stanley are said to still spend time at the hotel. It is
not unusual for guests and staff to catch a glimpse of F.O. walking
the lobby, or hear Flora still playing her beloved piano in the
Music Room. Remember, they loved and took pleasure from the hotel, and
maybe they still do!"