In 1974 Stephen King and his wife checked-in for the night at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park. It was the hotels last booking before closing for the winter and they were the only guests. During the night, Stephen King dreamt of fire hoses, his screaming three-year-old son and corridors. Not surprisingly, he woke in a sweat and reached for a cigarette. “By the time the cigarette was done” Stephen King had the bones of a book set in his head.

I visit the hotel that inspired The Shining.

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