1. The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado
Not only did this super spooky hotel serve as inspiration for scary Stephen King novel The Shining, it also purports to have several haunted rooms and resident ghosts. Flora Stanley, the original hotel owner’s long deceased wife, is allegedly sighted regularly wandering through the lobby or playing the piano in the lounge. The entire fourth floor, which used to be the servants’ quarters, gets paranormally-active after dark. The hotel runs daytime historic ghost tours of the property and has an expert paranormal investigator (with all the necessary equipment) on staff who takes guests on nighttime ghost hunts.
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