Karinall Estate is named because of Ken, Marlys's late husband. She said when they wanted to plot their property on Wymer Lake, it required a name to register it. So Ken named it Karinall. Ken told Marlys that Karinall was a name from German history.

Ken served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and later in the Naval Reserve. During this time he served in Germany. Marlys thought that Ken must have visited the Carinhall Estate during that time.

Carinhall was the country residence of Hermann Göring. It was built on a large hunting estate northeast of Berlin in Schorfheide forest, between the lakes Großdöllner See and Wuckersee in the north of Brandenburg.

Carinhall was named in honor of Hermann Göring, Swedish first wife, Carin Göring (1888–1931). The residence was constructed in stages from 1933 on a large scale but in the manner of a hunting lodge. The main architect was Werner March, designer of the Olympic stadium in Berlin. Carin Göring's remains had first been interred in Sweden following her death but were moved to Carinhall in 1934 and placed in a mausoleum on the grounds.

On April 10, 1935, Carinhall was the venue for Göring's wedding banquet with his second wife, Emmy Sonnemann.

Carinhall became the destination for many of Göring's looted art treasures from across Europe.