The original setting for Stephen King’s bestseller, which later became cult movie “The Shining” will be adding a new pavilion to accommodate weddings and corporate gatherings.
The famous “Stanley Hotel” located in Estes Park, Colorado first opened its doors over a century ago, and has since accommodated famous guests from the artistic, political and social elite. One such guest was Stephen King himself, who stayed at the hotel with his wife and became inspired by the setting to write his bestselling masterpiece “The Shining” in 1977. The psychological horror story was made into what is considered a cult film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson in his unforgettable impersonation of writer Jack Torrance in 1980.
In the book and movie, the hotel is called “The Overlook Hotel,” supposedly built on sacred Native American burial grounds.
Similarly, the “Stanley Hotel” is built by a pet cemetery, which will have to be dug up and relocated in order for the new pavilion building to be placed in its place.
This fact has worried believers in the supernatural, who fear that some sort of paranormal cataclysm might occur after the pet graves are dug up.
Just in case you’d forgotten, another classic Stephen King horror novel is called “Pet Cemetery” and is set in a similar location, though it has no connection with the one located in Estes Park.