One of the most famous settings for one of the most famous movies (Stanley Kubricks Shining), the Stanley is all but shocking.
Just 10 kilometres from Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado it rides the wave of its movie fame, offering professionally guided tours tailored for all kinds of visitors (five-hour Ghost Hunt, Night Tour, ...).
But it also offers peculiar details of history - the Pinon Room, for example, designed as a gentlemen’s smoking room. No woman was allowed in the Pinon Room for 35 years! Immediately adjacent to the Pinon Room is the similarly decorated Billiard Room. Four billiard tables once filled the room. Here ladies were allowed to watch a billiard game if they sat along the wall on a raised built-in cushioned bench and did not talk.
But don’t worry, dear ladies; there was a drawing room where ladies were allowed to sit down and write postcards. Or even read.