Written by Scotty
Well, today is the day that the Girls of Geek team will be arriving at the glorious Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. I must say that this is by far the most excited I have been to head back to this historical estate and it is because I get to share it with my friends. Now, I have become the Stanley Hotel veteran, making my patronage up there once a year, but I am usually on my own, not with anybody I really know. Now that this is happening, wow, just imagine what will happen.
Now, as you should know by now, this is my favorite place to visit in Colorado, and I might as well say it, in the country. I have had a couple of strange things happen during my say, just last time my window flew open without any reason and all of the lights in my room were burned out. The previous time I visited, I heard laughter in an empty room, heard the kids running up and down the hallway and was awakened by the elevator trying to go to a higher floor. Now, can I say that all of this will happen on this trip? No, I cannot, but I have ensured that if anything is going to happen in the hotel over this weekend that we will be there to witness it as we are staying in some haunted rooms.
Now when I was booking the rooms on my last stay, I was working it all out in my mind of who would be served the most in each. As I have heard about what has happened in room 217, Stephen King's old room, I figured that none of the men from the site would be good in the room since we are all bachelors and the house keeper that overlooks that room is still working in the old times when the single male folk were required to sleep outside of the main hotel. So that is out, but when I heard about room 428, I got overly excited as there is a cowboy that tends to enjoy kissing ladies on the forehead while they sleep. Mattie and Shae, this cowboy is for you!
Picking out the next rooms was not too difficult since room 418 was already booked for the same weekend. I chose room 407 which Lord Donraven has been said to make an appearance or two buy speaking up, or just letting the guests know he is there when his cherry pipe tobacco fills the air. I also chose room 401 which is said to have a closet door that opens and shuts throughout the night. And then we are all on the fourth floor which is considered haunted by many people as you can hear kids playing in the hallways during the night.
What will happen? Will the group witness anything that scares them out of their minds? I do not have the answer to this question, I can only speak to what I have witnessed in my past experiences and hope that everyone in the group enjoys their stay. It is a beautiful hotel and its location up against a hill will leaves you in awe as you see it from the road. I am sure we will be sending out updates throughout the weekend as it is all but one person’s first time there and now that Halloween is over, the spirits can come out to play. It is a great get away and I hope everyone gets a chance to visit this historical site, as the Stanley Hotel has become a staple in my vacation time to just get away. Stay Tuned...