Ingress at the Stanley Hotel

20 thoughts on “Ingress at the Stanley Hotel”

  1. Dig it! Want to try out the game with my daughter, if she makes it through finals heh.
    I adore the Stanley, although haven’t visited it or been in Estes Park for ten years.
    Sounds like a blast. Thanks for passing this along 🙂

      1. Is that Stanley still needing renov? We stayed there one night when kid was really into ghosts – 15 years ago. The owner was strapped for cash and trying to get the city to help pay for renovations+ tax deals at that time.
        It’s a great old hotel – but no AC (and that year it was 100 degrees). Love to sit on the veranda for drinks as often as possible. Just feels elegant. Hope someone decides to keep the old gal well dressed and in good repair. Definitely worth exploring.
        What a great place for Mother’s Day ( and the game, too!)

      2. We didn’t go inside (ate at Mary’s Lake Lodge). I’ve no idea who pays for renovations and upkeep on a place that’s on the National Register of Historic Places. I’d guess that retrofitting it for air conditioning would violate the historic structure in some way; and yes, I did notice all the windows upstairs were open. I learned some years ago that I can’t stay in Estes without A/C. Any building down in that valley with the sun beating down on it all day gets way too hot for me.

        I did imagine sitting up there in the shade somewhere, looking out at that fabulous view, sipping on a tall cool something-or-other. It was relatively uncrowded too, compared to the main drag when we drove through there. I’ve never seen such crowds. Literally shoulder-to-shoulder on the sidewalks. Ugh! That’s why I usually bypass downtown completely.

  2. Grrr, game is only available for Android? Was hoping to get an invite somehow but apparently that won’t help either. I sad. Imagined daughter and myself doing the same happy dance you enjoyed 🙂

    1. I didn’t realize it was Android only. Maybe it’s just because you haven’t gotten an invitation yet? I assume at some point it will go into open beta and then be fully available to the public. It’s a fun game. While my son was driving, I was watching the map on his phone and could see when we passed by and picked up resources (complete with futuristic sound effects), which were later used to attack the portal and then set up a defense.

    1. Thx. As often as I’ve been to Estes, I don’t think I’d ever taken time to drive up and stop at the Stanley. Not surprisingly, the view from the front lawn is spectacular!

  3. The minute I saw the image. I thought OH NO!! CREEEEEPY! LOL…wow, gaming sounds amazing, and it also sounds like a wonderful Mother’s day…happy belated Mother’s day 🙂

... and that's my two cents