Trivia Question: Colorado’s Stanley Hotel famously inspired what book?
Eloise, by Kay Thompson
The Shining, by Stephen King
Psycho, by Robert Bloch
Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner
Stephen King got the idea for “The Shining” while staying at the Stanley Hotel in 1974. (In the novel, the hotel is called the Overlook.) Located in Estes Park, Colorado, the Stanley often uses its connection to the book as a marketing tie-in, offering an in-house psychic and ghost tours. The famous 1980 Stanley Kubrick film adaptation starring Jack Nicholson was not shot at the hotel, but King did use the exterior for some scenes in his 1997 TV miniseries.
The Answer: The correct answer is The Shining, by Stephen King.