Bear Has A Fun Day Strolling Through ‘The Shining’ Hotel

A bear casually wandered through the lobby of The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the "The Shining."


It is not every day that you see a bear casually in a hotel. But the staff at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, witnessed a bear wandering around the lobby of the hotel, which provided the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel, The Shining. In King’s novel, and later in Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the novel for the big screen, the Stanley became the Overlook, which was a hotel with a history of death and mayhem.

But the real hotel is open year-round and is a pretty popular destination for those in Colorado. And, we now know, bears. According to the Stanley’s general manager, who spoke to CBS News, the bear didn’t stay for long, but the staff was able to get some video footage. Check it out below.

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