"A haven of rest, a breathing place on the wayside of life, that we need in the hurry and rush of this nineteenth century" is a quotation from a publication promoting the Larkspur area for property purchases in 1890. The description of the area is as fitting today as it was over 100 years ago. In the early 1900's, the town of Larkspur served as a railroad stop for the summer vacationers that arrived to enjoy the cool summers and beautiful terrain of the area. In more recent times the city was the home of Frink Creameries, a large creamery that was destroyed in a flood in 1965. Today, Larkspur is famous for the summer Renaissance Festival that is produced for six weeks each summer.
Within a 20 mile radius of the small crossroads town of Larkspur you can find your dream home, home site, or acreage that can provide that "haven of rest". One to Five acre lots are very popular in this area in covenant protected developments along the foothills. One may enjoy upscale living. Equestrian facilities and properties are also available in the area. Ponderosa pines are very abundant and native to the area if wooded acreage or a wooded home site should be your requirement.
Located half-way between Denver and Colorado Springs, this area is convenient to either city by a thirty minute scenic drive. The Air Force Academy is only twenty minutes south and a great place to enjoy college athletics, theater, concerts, air shows and miscellaneous events.
The town of Larkspur is also famous within Colorado as the home of the annual Renaissance Festival each summer. The elevation of the Larkspur area is between 6800-7000 feet, so near yet so far from Denver and Colorado Springs. It's clean air and quiet rural atmosphere offer a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the cities, yet Park Meadows and Chapel Hills malls are only half an hour away, and the popular Castle Rock factory outlet stores are only 20 minutes away.
Larkspur area is served by the nationally ranked Douglas County School system and is a part of the local Denver telephone area code.