Stanley Hotel Tours

To get the full experience and haunting appeal of The Stanley Hotel, there’s no better way than to take a professionally guided tour during your stay. Tailored for all kinds of visitors, there’s a memorable – and spooky – Stanley Hotel tour experience for everyone in your party, from the five-hour Ghost Hunt to our most popular Night Tour. Spots fill up quickly, so book yours as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Our hotel tours are open to the public.

For reservations, call 970-577-4111 to speak with a tour guide or book online.

Additional Information

Private tours are available for booking Sunday through Thursdays for The Stanley Tour only. A private tour is for up to 20 people per time booked and a max of two time bookings in a day. The price to book a private tour time is $350. Private tours are recommended to be booked a minimum of ten days in advance. For more information please contact the tour office at 970-577-4111.

Parking is free for all guests with tour reservations. Please bring confirmation email or booking reference number to provide the gate attendant. Thank you.

Cancellations for tours and events must be cancelled with the hotel no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour time. Any cancellations within 24 hours will not be eligible for refunds. Exchanges are allowed, based on availability.

The Stanley Tour (formerly Ghost & History Tour)

Our daily all-purpose tour, the Stanley Tour brings to life the hotel’s history and architecture with some ghost stories thrown in. See the  beautiful state rooms, the hallways of the haunted fourth floor and the tunnel which allows servants to enter and exit the building unseen. Learn about how the Stanley inspired Stephen King’s fictional Overlook Hotel in his bestselling novel The Shining. Time: 90 min. Age limit: 5+.

Please note:

  • Max 20 people
  • No children under 5 years old, including infants being carried
  • No dogs allowed on tour
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED
  • Advance Reservations are required!
  • This is a walking tour that will spend a fair amount of time outdoors, please come prepared
  • Formerly known as the Ghost & History Tour
  • We do not feature guest rooms on the tour
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy

Reservations are strongly recommended at least one week in advance to guarantee a specific time. Tour routes are subject to change on daily basis. Tour route is approximately 1 mile in length. Due to the high altitude we are located at, please come prepared and drinks lots of water!

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $17 
Non-Hotel Guests $20
Non-Hotel Guests – Children – Ages 5-10 years old $15
AAA Discount (requires AAA card) $17
Military Discount (requires valid ID) $17
Senior Discount $17 

Call 970-577-4111 to book your tour, or reserve online

Night Ghost Tour

This evening tour takes you through our most haunted spaces and introduces you to the paranormal phenomena surrounding our hundred-year-old hotel. See the basement rooms of the Concert Hall and the famous tunnel after dark and learn where Flora and F.O. Stanley are still said to be seen. Photography is encouraged. Time: 90 min. Age limit: 10+.

Please note:

  • Max 20 people
  • No children under 10 years old, including infants being carried
  • No dogs allowed on tour
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Intoxicated guests may be asked to leave.
  • We do not feature guest rooms on the tour and we do not go onto guest floors at night out of respect for our staying guests
  • Advance Reservations are required! This tour is very popular and sometimes books out weeks in advance.
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $20
Non-Hotel Guests $25
AAA Discount (requires AAA card) $20
Military Discount (requires valid ID) $20
Senior Discount  $20

Call 970-577-4111 to book your tour, or reserve online

The Stanley History Experience

For the history-buffs, this guided 45 minutes includes access to the Stanley Hotel Archive and brings you up close and personal with our collection of artifacts, maps and original furniture. Learn more about how F.O. Stanley made his fortune, his involvement in the Estes community and the National Park and how the hotel has changed through the decades.Time: 45 min. Age limit: 10+.

Please note:

Max 8 people

  • No children under 10 years old, including infants being carried. This is due to the delicate nature of the historic artifacts encountered.
  • No dogs allowed on tour
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED
  • Advance Reservations are required!
  • There is a 72-hour cancellation policy
  • There is no photography, food, or drinks allowed during the Archives portion of this tour

Reservations are strongly recommended at least one week in advance to guarantee a specific time. This tour takes place primarily in the Archives room at the Stanley Hotel.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $8
Non-Hotel Guests $10

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Our hotel tours are open to the public.

For reservations, call 970-577-4111 to speak with a tour guide or book online.

Ghost Stories

This evening tour takes you through our most haunted spaces and introduces you to the paranormal phenomena surrounding our hundred-year-old hotel. See the basement rooms of the Concert Hall and the famous tunnel after dark and learn where Flora and F.O. Stanley are still said to be seen. Photography is encouraged. Time: 90 min. Age limit: 10+.

Please note:

  • Max 20 people
  • No children under 10 years old, including infants being carried
  • No dogs allowed on tour
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Intoxicated guests may be asked to leave.
  • We do not feature guest rooms on the tour and we do not go onto guest floors at night out of respect for our staying guests
  • Advance Reservations are required! This tour is very popular and sometimes books out weeks in advance.
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $20
Non-Hotel Guests $25
AAA Discount (requires AAA card) $20
Military Discount (requires valid ID) $20
Senior Discount  $20

Call 970-577-4111 to book your tour, or reserve online

Stanley Paranormal Investigations (Ghost Hunt)

This five-hour, adults-only event sends you to some of the most active locations on the property with our expert Paranormal Investigation Team. Not for the faint of heart, this popular tour is an out-of-the-ordinary intro to the equipment and the theory behind the hotel’s paranormal activity. Time: 5 hrs. Age limit: 18+.

Please note:

  • Max 30 people
  • No children under 18 years old, no exceptions
  • No dogs allowed on tour
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED
  • Advance Reservations are required!
  • This is a five-hour long ghost hunting experience! Bring an open-mind and be prepared to have fun!

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $50
Non-Hotel Guests $60
AAA Discount (requires AAA Card) $50
Military Discount (Requires valid ID) $50
Senior Discount (Ages 55 years old and up) $50

Call 970-577-4111 to book your tour, or reserve online.