As Jesuits were expelled, the Tobar family acquired Chorlavi. It had an extension of more than 300 acres that reached from what today is known as San Antonio all the way to Urcuqui. Now, six generations later it is still in the hands of the Tobar family.
It was in 1973, during the third generation, that Jose Tobar transformed Chorlavi into a Hosteria, or country inn. Much of what you see now is only a small percentage of the original estate; a great amount was donated, sold and assigned to workers, social projects, urbanization, educational centers and housing development.
Among the vast array of Haciendas in the Northern part of Ecuador, there is no doubt that Chorlavi still holds its tradition and story untouched thanks to its inherent beauty. Where once stood a granary house, with its large halls, chambers, and service rooms of an old estate, you now find spacious barns turned into modern auditoriums and conference rooms, houses for laborers turned into rustic yet charming guest rooms, all surrounded by gardens and orchards sheltered by millennial trees that offer visitors the magic aroma of the past.
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