Private Ranch Estates on Kauai

Princeville Ranch: A North Shore Gem

Princeville Ranch is an iconic historical part of Kauai. One of the few places left on the North Shore with wide open spaces, and thousands of acres to enjoy eco-friendly activities. This beautiful ranch is truly a gem.


In 1893, Albert Spencer Wilcox purchased Princeville, which included present-day Princeville Ranch. He was the son of a missionary couple, who had traveled to Hawaii to teach Christianity and English to the Hawaiian people. The purchase included 1,700 acres in Hanalei, which he rented out to Chinese rice planters, and the upper lands, which he used for cattle ranching.

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In 1919, ownership of the ranch lands changed, with Lihue Plantation purchasing the property. Since then, ownership of the ranch has changed multiple times, with the present landowner being The Resort Group.


Since 1978, the Carswell family (who are relatives of A.S. Wilcox) have leased 2,500 acres of the ranch, using it for horseback riding tours, rodeos, and ranching cattle. Now in addition to horseback riding adventures, they offer zipling, hiking, and kayaking, all within the ranch.

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An aerial view of Princeville Ranch


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Dreaming of Having Your Own Private Ranch Estate on Kauai?

Check out these current listings where you could make it happen:

Stunning ocean views! 7+ cleared level acres, perched above Secrets Beach with 3 homesites. FS $15M (MLS# 286539)

North Shore – ocean, mountain, & valley views, 3 cleared acres. Conveniently located for easy beach access (MLS# 288388) FS $1.4 M

Ocean to mountain view multi-winged luxe ranch on 12+ private acres near Poipu Beach (MLS# 284606) FS $7.4M

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Silver Falls Ranch. 237+ acres complete with home, stables, covered arena, & arboretum (MLS# 287397) FS $19.5M

272+ acres with 23 subdivided lots and 84 homesites, located on the southwest side of Kauai (MLS# 289240) FS $16M

A historic estate known as “Valley House” on Kauai’s east side. Over 81 acres, 2 homes, and 2 waterfalls (MLS# 287892) FS $14.5M

Want to Know More?

If you would like any additional information on any of these properties, please contact Roni Marley, RB at 808-652-1006.

For more information on present-day activities at Princeville Ranch, please visit their website. You can also view a more detailed account of the history of Princeville Ranch.

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