Best known for serving as inspiration for The Shining, and its fictional Overlook Hotel, Colorado's Stanley Hotel made the news back in October of this year when the owners of the allegedly haunted building announced plans to dig up and relocate the on-premises pet cemetery, which naturally upset and terrified many. The Stanley Hotel is once again in the news this week, though this time around we've got a much happier story to report!
A huge fan of The Shining, writer R.J. Cavender is on a quest to help other writers get inspiration from the Stanley Hotel the same way that Stephen King did back in the 70s, putting together and hosting a five-day writer's retreat at the iconic locale. The retreat is set for October of next year, with several different packages available for writers that include daily critique groups, nightly dinners and even tours of the infamous Room 217. The retreat will correspond with the hotel's annual 'Shining Ball' and Murder Mystery Dinner party, making this the ultimate getaway for the Shining fan who loves to write.
The retreat has already been fully funded through Indiegogo, but you can head over to the campaign to learn more and book your stay!