Hacienda Chillo Jijon - near Quito
HISTORY & INFORMATION
Ever since its construction around 1730 as the manor house of a large estate only a few kilometers away from the colonial city of Quito, Hacienda Chillo-Jijón has always belonged to the same family.
Built by the Marquees of Miraflores and enlarged a century later by the Marquees of San José, the Hacienda has seen a lot of the country's history happen amongst its walls. For over 120 years, until 1975, the Hacienda was also home to one of the largest textile mills in the Andes.
Today the Hacienda warmly greets a limited number of special guests who seek unique properties and the most personal attention.
Hacienda Chillo-Jijón is the preferred lodging choice to visit Colonial Quito and its vicinity, with its baroque churches and its museums, the nearby Indian Markets and, in general, the Andean region.
LODGING AT THE HACIENDA
Hacienda Chillo-Jijón is not open to the general public and operates by previous reservation only, for a maximum party of 20 guests.
Everything at the Hacienda is included in the program while you are a guest here: lodging, all meals, all drinks, laundry services, and room service is always available.
Hacienda Chillo-Jijón offers the tranquility of its colonial corridors and patios, the shade of its 20 acres of private and exotic gardens and woods, its fully stocked bar and salons, and the warmth of its private fireplace suites. Tennis, and bicycling available, and horseback riding can be arranged with previous notice.
While at the Hacienda:
• Enjoy the 24 acre enclosed pristine park with indigenous vegetation and shaded
paths. For walking or bicycling.
• Horseback riding (no riding lessons, some experience required).
• Tennis, bicycles.
• Schedule a 4 to 8 hours horseback trip with carry-along lunch (advanced
• Relax in comfort. Sit by the fireplace and have a drink.
• Stay in a tranquil and unpolluted estate, right on the city limits, convenient
both to visit the Colonial city of Quito and the Andean region.
Originally, the Hacienda had -as customary- its own Chapel; but in the early 1900's the chapel was enlarged into a beautiful Italian style small Church. Due to its simple beauty, its size and its location near Quito, the Church is a popular choice for Catholic Weddings.
For parties coming from all over the World, the Hacienda makes all the arrangements needed, and offers its installations for Wedding receptions catered in the superb style of its tradition.
•Visit the Colonial country museum of "La Herrería" (2 km away by car or horse).
•Play golf in the best 18 hole course in the country. Ten minutes away from the Hacienda.
•There are three highly recommendable restaurants in the vicinity. Open for lunch or dinner.