The story goes that in 1920, Doña Graciela Jiménez, wife of Don Alfonso Cornejo Guerrero, lived in this house built in the late nineteenth century. Don Alfonso and Dona Graciela, despite being married, lived in different houses as a peculiar way of life that both decided to take. Don Alfonso was a person strictly dedicated to the agricultural sector, especially the cultivation of coffee, and kept his work area in another house located across the park; meanwhile, Doña Graciela, was engaged in domestic chores and not involved in the work of her husband. People who worked for both of them said that, Don Alfonso visited Doña Graciela every day at lunchtime; in the afternoons he came to savor a cup of coffee and his favorite dessert, rice pudding, and at night to have dinner, listen to music, drink a glass of brandy and smoke cigars together.
Doña Graciela's house, has withstood two transformations to date: in 1962, after her death at 70 years, the innovation was to change the original adobe structure to a mixed scheme ; and in 2001, following the earthquake of that year, the general infrastructure of the house was reinforced, keeping the colonial style that had always characterized it.
Currently the house is owned by the grandson and great-grandson of Doña Graciela, and over the years it was used only as a holiday residence. In the last 15 years, it has always attracted both domestic and international tourists requesting access to the house to take pictures and appreciate the beauty of the flora in its garden. In early 2014, it opened its doors to the public for the first time, providing hosting service and events.
Nowadays, House Degraciela stands out among the best boutique hotels nationwide thanks to high scores that guests post on internationally recognized platforms such as TripAdvisor and Booking.com .