Stephen King wrote the Shining after staying in room 217 of the Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountains. They say it was because the hotel is haunted, what a joke. The reason the hotel has such an atmosphere is because it is mine. It like me, has a life of its own. Normally I am very quiet and unassuming but on this occasion I am proud of my heritage and thought I would tell you a little bit more about my hotel.
The hotel is quite a large estate, set in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. This is the real reason there is a Rocky Mountain User Group, as they know it is worth having an event if Stanley is in town, it is a guaranteed success. Why do you think OTN let Vikki live in the area?
The hotel has a very posh entrance which I like to keep special to attract a lot of visitors. Some same they are visiting the place that inspired the book, but only because they don't want to tell people they are a Stanley Fan, they keep that a secret, as it is a very elite club. The hotel has a colonial feel and I am very proud of it.
Inside there is a beautiful fireplace where people can sit and rest. Here you can see Debra and I having a little break before looking around the hotel more. There is also a lovely little gift shop where I got a nice little key fob for room 217. Check it out next time you see me.
And finally before we left I had a little ride in my favourite car, The Stanley. So you see, Stephen King may be a great author but he isn't as famous as me, he doesn't have his own hotel!