The Manor House is one of Colorado's most historic residencies. John Shaffer purchased 3,500 acres now known as Ken Caryl Ranch (named after his two sons) on October 19, 1914. He immediately commissioned the architect Edbrooke to build him a mansion that was completed at the cost of $100,000 at the highest spot of the four mile wide valley with 360 degree views. The 8,000 square foot Manor House was originally surrounded by his Ken Caryl Cattle Ranch, which covered 28,000 acres. John Shaffer was the editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune as well as the owner of The Chicago Post and The Rocky Mountain News. Mr. Shaffer was also a patron of the arts and spearheaded the funds necessary to build Chicago's opera houses. The Manor House entertained frequent guests such as President Theodore Roosevelt and President William Howard Taft, as well as industrial chieftains from around the world.
The Manor House is a most majestic setting for a wedding, private party, or business function. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Ken Caryl Valley, we have a beautiful 6.5 acre site with panoramic views of The Rocky Mountains and Downtown Denver.
200 guests for an indoor sit-down dinner/lunch
400 total guests with our custom heated and air conditioned tent
2 beautiful garden areas for outdoor events
2 cozy fireplace rooms for a more intimate event
5 Private rooms
Enclosed sun porches year round
All rentals include tables and chairs