October is hauntingly beautiful at The Stanley Hotel, with elaborate decor, themed parties, and regular ghost tours of the estate and its underground tunnels. Their now famous Halloween Shining Ball and Murder Mystery Dinner events take place this year on Friday October 26th, and Saturday October 27th.
Fans of Stephen King’s horror novels should request room 217, the very room that originally inspired King to write The Shining. This room is said to be haunted by the ghost of a hotel maid, as well as a small boy calling for his nanny. Sometimes guests staying that room also encounter extra housekeeping services, having their things put away or unpacked. 
Each of the 138 guest rooms have reportedly had their own haunted encounters. No need to be too scared, though; The staff ensures these are harmless “extra experiences,” such as being tucked in at night, or hearing Flora Stanley playing her piano in the Music Room.
Beyond the haunted history, this majestic 102-year-old Colorado hotel offers unique excursions such as hiking through the beautiful terrain of the Rocky Mountain National Park, browsing local artists’ outdoor gallery in the Stanley Sculpture Garden, even releasing Monarch butterflies into the wild with the Butterfly Encounter.
The Alfus Group has worked on several searches for The Stanley over the years, including their Executive Chef and Financial Controller positions. It’s a lovely property and premier destination for nature lovers and historians, all year round.
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