Our Favorite Haunts: Colorado Resorts and Hotels with Ghostly Allure
It's the time of year when scary sights and chilling frights are around every corner, so we thought we'd share some of our favorite high-spirited Colorado travel destinations.
Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores
You just might hear echoes of the hundreds of settlers who once lived in this San Juan Mountain mining boom town before it was abandoned in 1918. Current owners have meticulously restored the ghost town and transformed it into a time-bending luxury resort, mixing modern amenities, posh spa treatments and fine dining with old-time log cabin and high-style tent accommodations.
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park
This grande dame of haunted hotels opened in 1909. Famous as the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, this elegant establishment proudly embraces its spooky legends, offering a "Ghost Adventure Package" and tours recalling spine-tingling tales of paranormal activities.
The Hotel Jerome, Aspen
Rumors of ghostly happenings swirl around this iconic Aspen hotspot, welcoming guests since 1889. But a recent top-to-bottom renovation has given this grand hotel an infusion of fresh style sure to brighten even the most stubborn spirits.
The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver
Providing lavish service and accommodation since 1892, this regal hotel admits to having "a few lingering guests who never really 'checked out.'" And who could blame them? Take a Ghost Tour to learn more.
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