Designed and built in the tradition of the grand Georgian and Federal style houses constructed during the 1700s in Stanley’s native New England, the Stanley House represents the diaspora of the Colonial Revival style from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountain west. The plans were developed by Stanley, likely in association with the Denver architectural firm of Kidder and Wieger, and served as the architectural prototype for the National Register-listed Stanley Hotel built by Stanley between 1907 and 1912.
A group of Estes Park residents banded together a few years ago and bought the house when it was on the market. They have rehabilitated the property and set it up as a museum to tell the story of the Stanleys and Estes Park. The group has been actively at work setting the place up, despite COVID, and the museum is now open for tours! Join Historic Larimer County in touring this incredible historic site.
This tour is free for members and $10 for non-members. ($10 is about half the cost of becoming an HLC member. So you might just want to become a member and join us on our other tours this summer as well!) You MUST RSVP in advance so we can be sure to have the docents needed for the tour.
This is a 2-hour long tour, beginning when the shuttle picks you up at the Visitors Center to when you’re dropped off again.