The lurid, oppressive interiors of the The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado were the inspiration for Stephen King's 1977 book, The Shining.

Now, the super-creepy, sprawling 1909 hotel has unveiled plans to open a horror museum. Variety reports it'll also be a nonprofit public-private partnership, collaborating on educational projects - if they succeed in their bid to get $11.5 million from the state's tourism funds to put towards the $24 million price tag.

Currently, visitors to the The Stanley Hotel can opt for a ghostly package with a room on the spooky 4th floor, ghost-hunting equipment, and a REDRUM mug. According to their site, "an upgrade to a haunted room may be available at check-in. Please inquire at that time if you are interested in staying in a haunted room."

Under the new plan, it's hoped The Stanley Hotel would become a year-round horror destination.

So take some time for you: book that writer's retreat or romantic getaway (just avoid room 237).

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

The Stanley Hotel by Flickr User PRO Kent Kanouse

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h/t Variety