Stephen King had visited this hotel in 1973 and it was this hotel that had inspired his book The Shining. The book was released in the year 1977 and the movie starring Jack Nicholson was released in the year 1980.
Also saw the Stanley Hotel yesterday. The hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining"
This wasn't the one used in the film. pic.twitter.com/hLIycxDZxC
— Stevie G (@StephenGoodier) November 27, 2016
The haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado was the inspiration for Stephen King's novel The Shining. I'm loving every minute here! pic.twitter.com/HBGCf2LUbC