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La Carriona historic estate

The most enjoyable stay in the Ecuadorian highlands only minutes from Quito.

Hacienda "La Carriona"  is located in the beautiful Valley of Los Chillos, a brief drive south down the highway from Quito.   Constructed as an hacienda more than two-hundred years ago, "La Carriona"  stands as a monument to Ecuador's colonial history.   Its stone courtyard and garden hint of the exuberant Spanish Colonial lifestyle, while its  name reminds us that it once belonged to the renowned Carrión family, La Carriona's thick adobe walls have witnessed significant events in Ecuador's  history.  In the mid 1800s, the house belonged to the  distinguished family, Fernández  Salvador.   In 1830, the patriarch of this family, Don José Fernández Salvador , was appointed president of the first Constitutional Assembly.  This Assembly laid the foundation for both the Ecuadorian constitution and nation.

Today, the hacienda accommodates guests amidst tranquil surroundings.  Located on the outskirts of the capital, "La Carriona"  is a great  option for those looking for easy access to Quito and the tourist attractions of the Ecuadorian Sierra. 


The Hacienda is minutes away from  the protected forest of the Pasochoa.  It  offers easy access to the Cotopaxi National Park and the southern part of the country.   If you are interested in visiting  Ecuador's  highlands, "La Carriona" should be a part of your travel plans.

Tours to nearby attractions:

  • Quito: Old Colonial City Tour including La Mitad del Mundo
  • Cotopaxi national park & Volcano
  • Horseback riding in the Antisana wildlife reserve
  • Otavalo Indian Market, San Pablo Lake & Cotacashi 
  • Archaeology tours
  • Mindo Cloud Forest
  • Papallacta Hot Springs
  • White Water Rafting Toachi - Blanco canyon



La Carriona offers 30 rooms, including several suites with fireplaces.  Each room has been individually decorated to afford you a  comfortable atmosphere and an enjoyable stay. All have private bathrooms and access to the courtyard or interior gardens.

The following is a detail of the room configurations:

  • Singles
  • Doubles or King
  • Triples 
  • Jr. Suite
  • Suites


  • Our restaurant offers both international and local cuisine.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the halls, garden. and dining room of the old hacienda.  Special meals  can be arranged with prior notice. 
  • Bar: For a more casual atmosphere, relax and enjoy your meal in our bar.  Our skilled bartender will be glad to serve you the house specialties.
  • The hacienda boasts a pool, several sports facilities, and a sauna.

The people of Hacienda  "La Carriona" are always ready  to serve you. Our goal is to make your stay a pleasant one.  The owner Fernando Becdach and his family run this boutique hotel and are always in contact with guests assuring their needs are being met at all times.

La Carriona historic estate photo gallery

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Main Offices Address: Av. Gral. Rumiñahui , San Rafael                                                                                                           Quito - Ecuador