Ken Caryl Real Estate
One of the most desirable areas in the entire metro Denver, Ken Caryl Ranch is known for its seclusion, total beauty and its unique setting. Once home to the Ute and Woodland Indians in the early 1800's, Ken Caryl Ranch was eventually purchased by John Shaffer, the owner of the Rocky Mountain Newspaper at the time. He built the 8,000 sq. ft. Manor House for his family in 1914 at a cost of $100,000. Today the Manor House is a landmark restaurant. The six bedroom, four-bath Manor House entertained worldwide dignitaries and presidents including Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Deer, turkeys, coyotes, grouse, elk and the occasional mountain lion and black bear have been sighted within the Ken-Caryl Ranch, 6,000-acre open space area.
Some backyards in Ken Caryl Ranch have picturesque, 30-foot sandstone rock outcroppings while many others have a terrific view of Denver's city lights. Others offer access to open space or mountain views for the pleasure of residents. This covenanted controlled community offers everything from townhomes to million-dollar mansions. Single-family housing starts in the high $200,000's and reaches as high as $1.8 million. Custom and semi-custom homes in the North Ranch of Ken Caryl Valley offer larger lots and wonderful open space settings. They start from $650,000's and range to the high million-dollar mark for truly magnificent homes and estates.