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Estes Park: The Lodge at the Stanley is a Kinda Sorta B&B

April 17, 2013

The Stanley Hotel near Rocky Mountain National Park is known for being spooky, for sure, and it certainly has its place in pop culture for inspiring Stephen King's novel The Shining and making a cameo in every twentysomething male's favorite film, "Dumb and Dumber" (race you to the top!).

But did you know about the sister property right next door called the Lodge at the Stanley? It used to be a "bachelor's building," created specifically for solo male travelers back in the day (1910), but today the 40-room boutique inn is more like a bed and breakfast than a lodge.

“I call it a luxury inn,” said chef/innkeeper Midge Knerr, who

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