This former hospital looks like the perfect setting for a sequel to The Shining. Built in 1926 for the mining community, the sturdy fortress plays up its unusual history. The halls are filled with relics of the past, from incinerator chutes to patient call lights. There's even a key-operated Otis elevator. Victorian-style rooms are more traditionally furnished.
Spend an extra few dollars for a valley-side room; they're brighter and offer better views. For $30 ($20 for under 12s) hotel guests can join the evening ghost tour of the premises. Enjoy a fine meal and a dazzling valley panorama at the attached Asylum Restaurant.