This week we reported that the Stanley Hotel has booked programming for its new Pavilion Amphitheater, a $10 million performance venue. The project is part of owner John Cullen's attempt to turn the Estes Park hotel into a one-stop cultural destination. While many music fans responded to the news with enthusiasm, a few raised some questions about how much a night at the storied hotel costs. Monte asks:
Still charging $400 a night?
For a place that needs a coat of paint, top to bottom!
But Sarah sums up why a stay at the Stanley is priceless:
And ghosts. It features ghosts.
We checked rates for the Stanley this weekend, and rooms cost between $319 and $579.
Read on for more of our reporting about the Stanley Hotel:
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The venue will have cascading waterfalls over granite rocks; an 11,000-pound hydraulic glass door engineered to open outward at 90 degrees; 300 amphitheater-style seats, both indoors and out, that wrap around a freshwater pond and allow occupants to gaze upon the Rocky Mountains...
The $10 million performance space is the latest offering from the Stanley’s owner, John Cullen, who has expanded the legendary hotel into something of a cultural hub in Estes Park, drawing musicians, writers and performers. Of course, the hotel itself comes with artistic bona fides: It inspired Stephen King to write The Shining.