9950 E. Gateway Dr. | Highlands Ranch | 303-791-0177 | info@highlandsranch.org  

January 2017
Spend Valentine's Day at the Mansion
Enjoy a treat this Valentine's Day at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Bring your sweetheart, come with a group of friends or bring your kids and enjoy some fun. All ages are welcome.
 
Valentines at the Mansion is Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is an open house format and offers guests the opportunity to dance, enjoy music, sample sweet treats and tour the historic home.
 
A $5 suggested donation will benefit the American Heart Association in recognition of American Heart Month. Valentines at the Mansion is sponsored by South Denver Cardiology Associates, P.C.
Volunteer spotlight: Mark Stevenson
Mark Stevenson has been a volunteer at the Mansion since August 2013. He was in the second group to go through volunteer training and has been a fixture at the historic home ever since.

"I'm a storyteller," said Mark. "I love meeting our visitors and relating the story of the Mansion so they have an appreciation for our rich history."

Mark's favorite room is the Butler's Pantry. He says it's the perfect combination of old and new because you can see how part of it dates back to the first owner of the Mansion and how it was later remodeled by another owner.

When not at the Mansion, Mark can be found conducting oral histories of people that played a role in the history of Highlands Ranch. He publishes videos on Vimeo for the public to view.
Wednesday evening open hours begin tonight
Open hours at the Mansion are typically most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and one Monday evening a month. Beginning tonight, the Mansion will be adding open hours one Wednesday evening each month for a trial period. If the new hours are well received, it may become a permanent part of the schedule.

Guests can visit the Mansion the following Wednesdays through April -
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • March 22
  • April 26
Volunteers will offer free guided tours, or guests are welcome to self-tour as well. No reservation required.

Click here to view the full calendar.
The Mansion is full of history
The fireplace mantel in the Mansion's living room features unique carvings that provide insight into the pride Frank Kistler (owner from 1926-1937) must have felt for his beautiful home.

The etchings include a bird's eye view of the building, its east and west wings, and mountain views that still greet visitors today. Diamond and "K" shapes, chiseled along the top of the mantel, recollect a time when the property was known as the Diamond K Ranch. Also included are the years 1929-1930, a reference to when Kistler remodeled the home.

To learn more about the history of the Mansion, visit www.highlandsranchmansion.com.
Rent the Mansion for your private event or tour
Located in central Highlands Ranch, the Mansion is open to the public for community and private events, business meetings, tours and cultural programs. This elegant western estate is the perfect place to host weddings, receptions, reunions, anniversaries and other life celebrations, business meetings and retreats.

Historic tours and open hours
Guided tours of the Mansion include a 35-minute tour of the first floor or a tour of the first and second floors, lasting approximately one hour.

Self-guided tours are also welcome. Visitors can follow the tour boards in each room to learn more about the history of the home.

Group tours
can be arranged for groups of 10 or more and for youth and student groups.

Contact the Mansion staff at 303-791-0177 or info@highlandsranchmansion.com for information about renting the Mansion for your special occasion or setting up a group tour.
  Upcoming Events                                   Open Hours



Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*except Feb. 16, and Feb. 9 we will be closing at 11 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 13, 3 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 3 - 7 p.m.
Click here for the complete schedule. 
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