These Two American Hotels are a Must-Visit for Fans of “The Shining”

“The Shining” is one of the most classic movies of the 20th century and legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus. Starring Jack Nicholson and featuring one of the scariest mind-bending plots in the history of cinema, it’s hard to find a person who hasn’t seen this 1980 film.

The setting of “The Shining” at a rural hotel is something that anyone who has seen the movie is sure to remember. Did you know that the two hotels used to film the movie are in the U.S. and still up and running? Check out these two hotels, located in Oregon and Colorado, if you want to get a taste of this classic film.

Timberline Lodge (Government Camp, Oregon)

The exterior shots of the Overlook Hotel were filmed at the Timberline Lodge in Government Camp, Oregon. You will immediately recognize the exterior of this mountain lodge about an hour and a half east of Portland, located next to Mt. Hood in one of Oregon’s most scenic spots.

The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, Colorado)

This legendary hotel located next to the Rocky Mountain National Park inspired Stephen King’s novel which gave rise to the movie. It is supposedly one of America’s most haunted hotels, and you’ll be able to see iconic interior filming locations like the famous hallway where the twins stood menacingly and Room 217.