In 1865 Sedalia was known as Round Corral, named simply for a corral of that shape. By 1871, people had begun to refer to the town as Plum, after the trees and their fragrant fruit. And in the spring of 1872, its first postmaster, who just happened to hail from Missouri – specifically Sedalia, Missouri – proffered the town’s third and current name.
Sedalia, Colorado, is a quaint little town, but it offers you the best of all possible worlds. Peace, quiet and all the room and time imaginable one moment – very closely followed by everything the bigger city has to offer nearby. Twenty minutes to the office, thirty to your favorite restaurant, latest show, or the big game. Shop at Park Meadows, easy commute to Denver International Airport on E-470 or be on the tee at Castle Pines nearly as quickly as you load your clubs in the car.
The Village at Castle Pines
(Hwy 85 at Happy Canyon Rd., 5 min.)
A variety of specialty boutique shops and services.
Promenade at Castle Rock
(10 minutes via new Castle Rock Parkway)
• King Soopers
• Sam’s Club
• Restaurants + Fast Food
• Lowe’s/Hobby Lobby/Petco
• Chase Bank/Bank of America
• TJ Maxx/Home Goods
• Pilates/24 Hour Fitness
• Grand hearth & plaza with fountains, outdoor
seating, playground areas
Outlets at Castle Rock
(10 min.) over 100 premium stores, outlets
Town Shopping in Castle Rock (15 minutes)
Specialty boutiques along historic Wilcox Street, plus Plum Creek Center, Mile-Stone Center, Wal-Mart Super Center, other shopping centers and super stores
• Tony’s Meats & Specialty Foods, Village at Castle Pines
• Castle Creek Market, Village at Castle Pines
• King Soopers, 100 Founders Pkwy
• Safeway, 560 Castle Pines Pkwy, Castle Pines North
• 5-Star Gabriel’s Northern Italian Restaurant
5450 Manhart St. (303) 688-2323
• Sedalia Bar & Grill 5607 Highway 85 (303) 688-1249
• O’Brien’s Cafe 5585 Highway 85 (303) 688-4672
• The Village at Castle Pines
(5 min., Hwy 85 at Happy Canyon Rd.)
• Danielle’s Scratch Kitchen
• Chutney’s Indian Cooking (5280’s “Best New
Wilcox Street and Central Castle Rock
• Augustine Grill
• Castle Cafe
• Dream Pastries Crepe
• Dukes Steakhouse and
• El Mesón
• Pino’s Italian Kitchen & Bar
• Le Peep Grill
• Rockyard American Grill
& Brewing Co.
• Siena at the Courtyard
• The Old Stone Church
• Numerous coffee bars
Through its close affiliation with Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation, The Keep supports musical and theatric performances that are unique to this community. The Foundation provides regular performances of chamber music by ensembles from The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances by members of The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Denver Center Theatre Academy, The Denver Brass/Brass 5, The University of Denver Lamont School of Music, and other acclaimed companies.
Community arts events are centered around Castle Rock’s Phillip S. Miller Library and the Castle Rock Community Art Fund. Annual ArtFest attracts artisans from all over the country and 20,000 visitors. Castle Rock has a growing number of fine art galleries, as well as historic tours of nearby Cherokee Castle with art and antiques including 15th and 16th Century works by Sir Christopher Wren, and of Castle Rock Museum in the historic train depot. Castle Rock Players offers theatrical productions for all ages…and classes.
Families at The Keep enjoy superb educational choices anchored by three public schools that are not only among the top-rated in Colorado, but very convenient, as well. All are part of the Douglas County School District – scored in most recent statewide testing as the highest performing public schools in the entire Denver Metro Area.
• Sedalia Elementary School
• Castle Rock Middle School
• Castle View High School
• Douglas County High School – International Baccalaureate Program
• Valor Christian
• 11 minutes to I-25 access and Castle Rock via
new Castle Rock Parkway/North Meadows
• 25 minutes to the Denver Tech Center/
• 20 minutes to Meridian or to Lucent Boulevard
in Highlands Ranch.
• Lincoln Station is a 15 to 20 minute drive,
and the Aspen Grove station is approximately
the same distance.
Regional Parks, Trails and Open Space
As a supplement The Keep’s own dedicated open space and trails, Douglas County offers 40,000 acres of open space, much of it opening to the endless expanse of Pike National Forest. Guests visiting your home in The Keep should be sure to tour Cherokee Ranch and Castle, ten minutes north, modeled on a Scottish castle, surrounded by 4,000 acres of scenic open space. The Keep enjoys the very best proximity to the famous Gold Medal trout waters of the South Platte River of any luxury community in the Denver area.
Explore these nearby recreation areas:
Castle Rock’s Philip S Miller Park
300 Acres of Adventure for All Ages
This amazing new city park provides unforgettable fun for all ages:
• 7.4 mile native-surface trail network
• Single-track trails – divided into four different but interconnected loops
• Challenge Hill – 200 challenging helps for fitness buffs
• 2.5-acre Adventure Playground
• Exciting 40-foot long slide
• Synthetic-turf athletic field
• Concrete pathways/parking/lighting
• Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (privately operated)
• 10 lines stretched throughout the park’s ridgelines
• Epic Adventure Tower (privately operated)
• Scale a 40-foot climbing wall
• Zip and jump from a 40-foot platform
• Freefall from a 70-foot platform while protected by auto belay devices
• Epic Sky Trek
• Amazing three-level challenge course including Ninja Warrior elements
• Miller Activity Complex (MAC)
• Aquatics Center with four lap lanes, a winding water slide and vortex whirlpool
• 18-hole simulator video golf using real clubs
• Indoor batting cages
• 16 trampoline beds
• Lounge area with fireplace, Lego table and train table
• The Plaza: picnic pavilions, outdoor fireplace, splash pad, restrooms
Town of Deckers
(27 miles) – The South Platte River flowing through Deckers is a world-class fishing area with access points along a 20-mile stretch of river.
Devil’s Head Trail to Fire Tower Lookout
(17 miles) – This 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail features a river and panoramic views from the tower. Rated moderate. Best used from March until November.
Rampart Range Road
This 60-mile-long gravel road travels the forested crest of the Rampart Range mountains. The trail begins in Garden of The Gods in Colorado Springs and snakes a northerly path some 60 miles ending at Highway 67 between Sedalia and Deckers. Spectacular views of Pikes Peak, the prairie, the rugged Front Range and Tarryall Mountains. Diverse mountain biking and camping opportunities, including one of Colorado’s last fire lookouts atop Devil’s Head.
The massive Pike National Forest falls into Douglas County territory at various points. This beautiful natural resource is convenient to Keep residents for great outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping, bike and horseback riding. To explore trails closest to Sedalia, click here.