Driving Through Downtown Galena, Illinois

Driving through downtown Galena, Illinois past the historic DeSoto House Hotel.

Historic Main Street Madison Indiana

Driving historic Main Street and the Ohio River front in Madison, Indiana. Madison is located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Southern Indiana.

In Case Of Fire At Stanley Hotel Manor House

Stanley Hotel Manor House in Estes Park,Colorado. In Case Of Fire

Ydstoti At The Stanley Hotel In Estes Park

Our stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

Breathtaking mountain views, a history lesson that seems to come to life, and a bit of adventure are an enticing combination — you get all of the above when staying at the Stanley Hotel. My husband and I recently stayed at “The Stanley.” We had reserved a “historic room” but on our arrival were upgraded to a “deluxe king” which was divine. We were in room 232 in the main hotel, the room above the Music Room.

We love to stay in historical hotels, but one thing they all seem to share is lack of bathroom lighting and counterspace. The Stanley is no exception. Our bathroom was large with a nice showerhead on the tub/shower unit, and Archive brand toiletries — I adore the Green Tea & Willow soap. The wireless internet was extremely fast. StarBucks in the basement of the Hotel was perfect for grabbing a coffee and a treat to go. But, because of that and the Cascades Restaurant, there isn’t in-room coffee.

We did take the Historic Ghost and History Tour. Learning about the history of the hotel and the Estes Park area is worth the price; learning about the hotel’s ghostly history is interesting. We did a bit of our own investigating later in the evening and to our surprise “caught” a voice that neither of us heard. Very intriguing. (Its on our YouTube channel if you want to listen: YdstotiDotCom.)

Overall, we find the Stanley Hotel to be worth every penny. It is clean, has great service, is conveniently located to RMNP and Estes Park activities, and should be appreciated for the historic gem it is. We will be back.

Ghost Hunting At The Stanley Hotel Caught EVP

http://UN46D7000Samsung.com On one of our recent Y’dstoti adventures, we had the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Stanley Hotel In Estes Park, Colorado. We took the 90-minute “Ghost and History Tour” in the afternoon to learn about the history of the hotel and the infamous Stanley brothers, inventors of the Stanley Steamer and much more. After a delicious and satisfying dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, we took out on our own to see what we could discover with our camera and video recorder. To our surprise, on the 4th floor, we do indeed capture a disembodied voice. Check it out at 2:07. You can clearly hear a voice saying “Help me.” I make the comment right after that — “I think I heard like younger voices.” At the time I couldn’t make anything out, but I had the impression of talking coming from the 4th floor hallway. See what you think!

Bowling at the Hotel Pattee, Perry, Iowa

It wasn’t pretty, but when our “Weekend Getaway Package” at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, included complementary bowling — well, we had to see if we could still throw the ball. We had the beautiful two-lane Arthur “Oley” Olson Bowling Alley all to ourselves and had nothing but fun! Our scores were no better than they were 25 years ago when we last went bowling, but it certainly made for a nostalgic getaway! Definitely a Y’dstoti event like no other!

Hotel Pattee In Perry, Iowa Dining and Bowling

Step back in time and experience quality, both in surroundings and service. Historic Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. The Arts and Crafts hotel and its furnishings seem to have been hand-picked by Frank Lloyd Wright. The portion sizes of the meals served in the train-inspired David’s Milwaukee Diner were just right — not too much but not too little — and delicious. Top the evening off with bowling in the Arthur “Oley” Olson Bowling Alley in the basement of the hotel and you have the perfect evening! The attention to detail in this hotel is impressive. Even the hallways are a pleasure to experience. The 40 rooms are decorated in themes. Choose from the “RAGBRAI / BRR” room, Swedish, Irish, Welsh, Needlework, Woodworking, even a Marching Band Room, and more. We stayed in the Alton School Room, decorated to resemble a one-room schoolhouse. The furnishings were amazing — from the rag-rug flooring, the abacus on the wall, school house lighting, and cursive letters around the ceiling. We felt smart for staying there! Y’dstoti!

Historic Hotel Josephine B&B Holton Kansas

Hotel Josephine bed and breakfast in Holton Kansas. Built in 1889, Hotel Josephine offers travelers a unique experience. This fully renovated historic hotel is decorated with antiques dating back to it opening. View the original registries containing the names of President Grover Cleveland, Vice President Charles Curtis, Carrie Nation, and Actress Kirstie Alley. Each room is uniquely different, decorated in victorian or western theme. Retreat to a peaceful, quieter time in history, yet enjoy the modern conveniences of cable t.v.,wireless internet, in room phones, private baths and a/c. The hotel is equipped with conference facilities and is available for family and business retreats. Located just one block from Holton’s historic town square complete with friendly shops and restaurants. Holton offers a variety of activities and discounts to Hotel Josephine guests.