Creepy Facts About the Hotel That Inspired The Shining
10 Facts About the Real-Life Hotel That Inspired "The Shining"
The Stanley Hotel Was Not Where "The Shining" Was Filmed, Contrary to Stephen King's Wishes
Although "The Shining" is a critically lauded film with a performance by Jack Nicholson that will go down in history, King wasn't happy with the way Stanley Kubrick directed the movie version of his book. He particularly took issue with Kubrick's decision not to film at The Stanley Hotel, which inspired the story. Kubrick made the decision to film in Hertfordshire, England, with some scenes in Montana and Oregon, since The Stanley lacked sufficient snow and electricity. Still, King was not pleased with the final product of the film and made it clear in several interviews. The exterior of the hotel shown in the film is actually Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, OR.