Stanley Hotel Tours

Join our professional and experienced tour guides on a spooky sojourn through time at The Stanley Hotel. We offer a wide variety of tours throughout the hotel - ranging from the Stanley Tours to the five-hour ghost hunt and the popular Night Tour. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Our Hotel Tours are open to the public.

BOOK ONLINE or call 970-577-4000 to speak to a tour guide.

The Stanley Tour (formerly Ghost & History Tour)

Guests will experience history on a 90-minute walking tour around the Stanley Hotel property which provides a glimpse into the past and present of the Stanley Hotel. You will learn about F.O. and Flora Stanley while walking the Stanley Hotel property, seeing our remodeled Ice House with Stanley Steam Cars, a walk-through of the hotel itself including some of the ballrooms, the connection of our history to the paranormal, and ending in our underground tunnel.

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
Hotel Guests – Children – Ages 5-10 years old $12 
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 

 

Night Ghost Tour

Always wanted to learn about the paranormal activity of the Stanley Hotel? This is the tour for you! The Night Ghost Tour is a 90-minute night adventure that begins with an introduction into what paranormal activity is and an explanation the different types of paranormal phenomenon and experiences that we have at The Stanley Hotel. From there we will venture to some of the most paranormal areas of the Stanley Hotel property. We do not walk through the floors at night time to respect the privacy of our guests.

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

 

The Stanley History Experience

The Stanley History Experience will return in the Spring of 2014.

Travel back to the early days of the Stanley Hotel and get a more interactive look at the history in a hands-on setting. Hear about the beginnings of the hotel itself and F.O. Stanley’s involvement in the development of Estes Park. In the Archives, you will see and hear about the original activities of the hotel, the Stanley’s various companies, Stanley Steam Cars, and the original layout of the hotel. The Stanley History Experience will last for approximately 45 minutes with time at the end to browse the Archives.

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
AAA Discount (requires AAA Card) $8
Military Discount (Requires valid ID) $8
Senior Discount (Ages 55 years old and up) $8

 

Ghost Stories

Our ghost stories provide guests with the opportunity to hear all about the haunted rooms of the Stanley Hotel and the paranormal activity that has happened within! The history of these rooms will be associated with some of the stories. This is fun for the entire family and all ages are welcome!

Please note:

  • All ages welcome! Under the age of 5 years old, no charge.
  • No dogs allowed on tours
  • NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $5
Non-Hotel Guests $7
AAA Discount (requires AAA Card) $5
Military Discount (Requires valid ID) $5
Senior Discount (Ages 55 years old and up) $5

 

Stanley Paranormal Investigations (Ghost Hunt)

The Paranormal Investigations (Ghost Hunts) will take you to some of the most haunted places on property searching for paranormal experiences! Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate. Investigations lasts for approximately 5 hours and dates are posted by the 15th of the month for the following month's Investigations.

Please note:

  • Max 20 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

 

Fire Engine Tours

Fire Engine Tours have closed for the season and will return in the Sping of 2014.

Take a ride on a historic Fire Engine and experience the Estes Park valley surrounding the Stanley Hotel in a whole new way! This tour will explain F.O. Stanley’s impact on the Estes Park valley and tell more of the story of his first journey to Estes Park. You will catch a glimpse of the original Stanley Home as you glide down Highway 34 towards the old Hydro Electric Power Plant. This tour offers another historic perspective on F.O. Stanley and his wife Flora and gives another added element to compliment our Stanley Tour. 

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Guest Price Per Person
Hotel Guests $10
Hotel Guests - Ages 2-10 YO $5
Non-Hotel Guests $15
Non-Hotel Guests - Ages 2-10 YO $10
AAA Discount (requires AAA Card) $10
Military Discount (Requires valid ID) $10
Senior Discount (Ages 55 years old and up) $10

 

Tour Reservations

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

Private Tours

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.

Altitude Sickness & How to Prevent it:

"Altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen from the air at high altitudes. This causes symptoms such as a headache, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping. It happens most often when people who are not used to high altitudes go quickly from lower altitudes to 8000 ft (2438 m) or higher. For example, you may get a headache when you drive over a high mountain pass, hike to a high altitude, or arrive at a mountain resort."

"Air is 'thinner' at high altitudes. When you go too high too fast, your body cannot get as much oxygen as it needs. This causes the headache and other symptoms of altitude sickness. As your body gets used to the altitude, the symptoms go away."

Sourced by WebMD.com

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take it slow. Don’t push yourself to fast once you reach a higher altitude, let your body acclimate.
  • Eat plenty of carbohydrates, this requires less oxygen for your metabolism to process

Learn more about altitude sickness

Parking

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

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.