Dripping Springs Resort
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We spent the day in Estes Park hiking and enjoying the fabulous mountain weather.
We went to the historic Stanley Hotel that was the inspiration for The Shining. Later in my retirement journeys I visited the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon...the actual place where The Shining was filmed.
... Some cheeky b'stard took the p--- out of our car... When you lock it the horn sounds... It's like a kiddy horn.... So they did two on theirs and waved and laughed. We have treated ourselves to a white loaf and kerry all gold irish butter to have real toast.... The butter's gone a be an inch thick.... The butter here seems to be a sweet ...
... and it is said that Jim Carey spent just three hours in room 217 before packing his bags and requesting another room. Stephen King’s The Shining mini-series was also filmed there in 1997. If you watch Dumb and Dumber, you will see the original décor of the hotel, whereas, the makeover made for the miniseries is the ‘new décor’. The fourth floor is the most haunted, and patrons often complain of things ...
... pressure isn’t great. But it’s a motel so you have to expect that. It is pretty modern and very clean though and there is a continental breakfast which is included which is nice. They also have a microwave and a refrigerator with a freezer which is nice. We unloaded and drove into town which is very close down the road and had some dinner at The Grubsteak. I had the trout and it was fabulous. I wanted to go with a local ...
... was already full (this was about 8:30), so we would have to park at the park and ride and take the shuttle from there. This is not so bad, as the Park and Ride is at the far end of the construction, and so it doesn't really take all that much longer on the shuttle than it would if you drove yourself.
It worked out well; we arrived at the lake about 9:00, and proceeded to manage to spend two and a half hours meandering along the .6 ...