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Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colo.
The long, empty corridors of the Stanley Hotel in its off-season inspired Stephen King's 1977 novel, "The Shining." During a visit in 1974, when they were the only guests, King and his wife, Tabitha, stayed in Room 217, which was believed to be haunted. After a night in the hotel, King thought up the concept for the book, which was later turned into a horror film that became a classic.
Rooms start at $99 a night.
-- Kelsey Ramos