Was anything filmed at the Stanley Hotel?
The bar scene of Dumb & Dumber was filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo.
The Stanley Hotel served as the fictional hotel and filming location for Danbury of Aspen, Colorado, in the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber.
Exterior shots seen in the movie were filmed on studio sets and at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, while interior scenes were filmed on soundstages in England. However, the 1997 TV miniseries of the same name was filmed at The Stanley Hotel.
Even though King's inspiration for The Shining is the Stanley Hotel, the Stanley Kubrick film based on his novel (starring Jack Nicholson) was filmed at the Timberline Lodge in Mt Hood, Oregon (for its exterior scenes). King was not happy with the Kubrick adaptation (it wasn't true to his book).
From the day The Stanley Hotel opened, it attracted the rich and famous, among them Titanic survivor “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Emperor and Empress of Japan and numerous Hollywood stars.
Once in Aspen, the two live a lavish life after finding out the luggage contained thousands of dollars. During filming, Jim Carrey stayed at The Stanley Hotel in Room 217. However, it's been reported that he only stayed for a few hours and left, totally spooked by the events that happened inside.
Stanley Hotel features a variety of rooms with high paranormal activity including the famous Stephen King Suite 217, the Ghost Hunters' favorite room 401, as well as 407, and 428. These are among our most-requested rooms, availability is limited.
Unfortunately for them, Room 237 doesn't exist at their property, and the Stanley says 217 has become its most requested accommodation, with reservations currently on the books for the next several Halloweens. We sought out the room, but it was disappointingly normal, at least from the outside.
The hotel where Lloyd and Harry stay, called 'Danbury Hotel', is actually the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, already a famous location in the history of cinema.
An anonymous buyer has donated the ax to the Stanley Film Center, a major film and music entertainment complex in development on the grounds of the iconic Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King's “The Shining.” In addition to being a multi-genre film and music venue, the center will have a museum that celebrates ...
Why was room 217 changed to 237?
Kubrick agreed to change the infamous room number from 217 to 237 (which does not exist) in the movie because the hotel was worried people would not want to stay in the room in the future. Ironically, room 217 is most often requested at Timberline Lodge, according to the hotel's website.
That would be the bathroom scene, in which lead character Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) enters the fictional Overlook Hotel's accursed Room 237 — and, more specifically, its color-saturated, mid-century modern bathroom.
Jack Torrance then entered 237, in search of what his son claimed to have confronted. He instead encountered a young naked woman in the bathroom, having a bath who came out and kissed him. That woman then became a rather ugly, rotting old woman who chased Jack out, cackling at his infidelity.
Stanley Hotel Today
Owner John Cullen has invested millions of dollars in upgrades and improvements, including several new buildings planned to open in 2016–17.
The Stanley Hotel is famous for a few reasons. First for its historical place in the history of Estes Park and the development of the area. Second for its connection to Stephen King and The Shining, and lastly for the supposed hauntings and paranormal activity associated with the hotel.
Mrs. Massey dies in Room 217 during the 1975 season, so she's the hotel's freshest death at the time the Torrances move in. She's the wife of a prominent New York lawyer, but is at the Overlook with a much younger man who is obviously in it for the money.
And it lays down the foundation to modern horror's most beloved haunted house tale: The Shining, by Stephen King, which he was possessed to write after a single visit to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The year was 1974, in late September, just as the Stanley was shutting down for the winter.
Yes, you are free to check out the hotel, however there are some areas of the tour that are not accessible to non-tour guests like the spooky basement.
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What hotel did Stephen King write The Shining in?
The Stanley Hotel is an iconic landmark famous for its charm and history, located in beautiful Estes Park, CO.
While the Overlook Hotel from the movie doesn't actually exist, it is based on The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO: a 142-room colonial revival hotel nestled in the Rocky Mountains.
The Stanley Hotel has a storied history that begins well before Stephen King stepped foot on the property, and the hotel once hosted guests like Molly Brown, John Philip Sousa, and Theodore Roosevelt. Today the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
All of the hotels that inspired the iconic spots in the book and movie are still functioning and open for your haunted stay.