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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, sealed its fate as a spooky hotel when it served as the site of the creepy movie, "The Shining", based on Stephen King's novel. But now it may be a ghoulish place to go for another reason..
Apparently, a pet cemetery is located on the property and the hotel wants to move the pet graves elsewhere to make way for a wedding and corporate retreat pavilion. Right. Because everyone wants to say "I Do" and "Go Team!" over a bunch of former animal graves.
The hotel has said they will hire a local cemetery to "appropriately" move the graves but the news is pretty unsettling. One psychic weighed in on the matter, telling the Fort Collins Coloradoan:
Construction accidents, delays and burst pipes could plague the project if spirits stuck "between this world and the other world" are disturbed, said Rosemary McArthur, known as "The Celtic Lady," who lives in Estes Park and was featured as a dog psychic on Animal Planet's "Pit Boss."
The Stanley Hotel near Rocky Mountain National Park is known for being spooky, for sure, and it certainly has its place in pop culture for inspiring Stephen King's novel The Shining and making a cameo in every twentysomething male's favorite film, "Dumb and Dumber" (race you to the top!).
But did you know about the sister property right next door called the Lodge at the Stanley? It used to be a "bachelor’s building," created specifically for solo male travelers back in the day (1910), but today the 40-room boutique inn is more like a bed and breakfast than a lodge.
“I call it a luxury inn,” said chef/innkeeper Midge Knerr, who ran a bed and breakfast in Rhode Island for 30 years and was one of New York City’s first female chefs. “It exudes a bit more of mountain feel – cozier than the main building, with an artisan touch.”