Elk Sighting In Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk sighting in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

This was the time of year for the elk rut so we were on the look-out for the bulls and their harems. You’ll be surprised where we found the bull, resting and saving his energy for the rutting and bugling! Unfortunately we didn’t time it right to really get in on the action, but we were still thrilled to see some of these marvelous creatures!

Trailer Life RV Road Atlas

Big Thompson River In The Roosevelt National Forest

We are driving on highway 34 in our 1930 Model A Ford street rod heading to Estes Park, 34 follows the Big Thompson River in the Roosevelt National Forest,of Colorado.

Stanley Hotel Concert Hall Ghost Tour

Ghost and history tour of the Concert Hall at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

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.

Hiking at Mayhem Gulch Trail in Colorado

Hiking at Mayhem Gulch Trail in Colorado.

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!