Haunted Hotels in Colorado
Historical Haunted Hotels in ColoradoFall is in the air, and as Halloween approaches, haunted places in Colorado are becoming a hot topic. Halloween events, fall festivities, and ghost tours are all fun things to do in the fall, but when the festivities are done, the bravest visitors in Colorado can test their mettle in one of the many haunted hotels, houses, and ghost towns in the state. Some have served as the site of grisly murders or accidental deaths, and mysterious happenings have plagued others for decades. Still, these haunted hotels are some of the top haunted places in Colorado, and they’ll provide a fun and exciting stay… if you dare.
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The Stanley HotelEstes Park is one of the most infamous haunted hotels in the US, and it’s largely because this stately building inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. Stanley’s hauntings are not just on paper—this hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of Flora Stanley, the wife of the original owner, who plays piano in the grand ballroom, and guests have reported over the years hearing phantom footsteps, seeing lights turn on and off at random, and hearing voices that come from nowhere. Guests looking for a particularly spooky experience can request rooms 407 or 418, which seem to be the most active paranormal spots in the hotel. The Stanley Hotel is one of the top haunted hotels in Colorado, but if staying here is a bit too spooky for you, you could always opt for a short visit or perhaps a guided day or night tour of the hotel its grounds.
VictorThe elegant Victor Hotel was founded in 1899 by a pair of brothers, and throughout its history, it has been used as a grocery store, a bank, a jewelry shop, and a hospital. In the early 20th century, a man named Eddie lived there on the third floor. Late one night, Eddie woke up and tried to use the wrought-iron birdcage elevator to get down to the ground floor, but as he stepped in through the doors, he realized the elevator wasn’t there, and he fell to his death. The same historic elevator is still in operation, and guests on the third floor have noticed that it often opens and closes on its own. The elevator sometimes travels to the third floor without anyone calling it. Other ghosts include a friendly man in a black hat whom the hotel staff calls Charlie, the spirit of a young woman, and something that makes the sound of clanging pipes in room 307. The fourth floor of the building was once used to store corpses during the winter when the ground was too frozen to bury them, so it’s no surprise that some of the happenings at the Victor Hotel defy explanation.
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by Emily Krempholtz