Although it's 106 years old, the Stanley Hotel continues to fascinate tourists (about 430,000 a year) and locals alike. As the inspiration for Stephen King's best-selling novel The Shining, it lives in pop-culture infamy. It's also supposedly haunted and has a controversial owner who, for better or for worse, capitalizes on its allure. Brush up on your history and learn more about the hotel's future in our recent coverage.
1. Haunted by Its Past, Will the Stanley Hotel Have a Happy Ending?
2. Northern Colorado's Tourism Projects Still Waiting for Promised State Funding
3. Hundreds of Millions Later, Regional Tourism Act Unlikely to Be Renewed
4. Stanley Hotel's Shining Ball Is Colorado's Most Elaborate Halloween Party
5. Glitz and Gore at This Year's Shining Ball at the Stanley Hotel
6. Pissing Llamas at Kristen Schaal's Wedding: Stanley Hotel Owner's Favorite Story
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.