Seriously though, The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is neat and very pretty and I want to stay there. Teddy Roosevelt stayed there! Maybe he’s…still there. (Nah. If Teddy Roosevelt is a ghost, then he’s on top of a mountain somewhere, wrestling ghost bears. That’s just science.)
We turn, as ever, to Wikipedia:
Kitchen staff have reported to have heard a party going on in the ballroom, only to find it empty. People in the lobby have allegedly heard someone playing the ballroom’s piano; employees investigating the music purportedly found nobody sitting at the piano. Employees believe that particular ghost is of Freelan O. Stanley’s wife, Flora, who used to be a piano player. In one guest room, people claim to have seen a man standing over the bed before running into the closet. This same apparition is allegedly responsible for stealing guests’ jewelry, watches, and luggage. Others reported to have seen ghosts in their rooms in the middle of the night, simply standing in their room before disappearing.
Party ghosts! Thief ghosts and creeper ghosts too, though. No famous haunted hotel is perfect. Although the Stanley does show “the uncut R-rated version of [The Shining] on a continuous loop on Channel 42 on guest room televisions.” Romantic! I bet they get a lot of honeymooners.