STEEPED IN HISTORY
Historical records indicated the arrival of Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century to the Ortiz Mountain area where Rancho de Chavez currently sits. They developed the land into a working ranch to allow for exploration and to utilize natural resources found in the surrounding plains and mountains.
Rancho de Chavez was previously owned by the Ball Family known for the large production of glass home-canning jars in addition to Ball State University. The existing hacienda footprint was designed and built by the Ball Family in 1970. In 2011, the ranch and surrounding lands were purchase by the Steven B. Chavez Family and appropriately named Rancho de Chavez. The existing hacienda was renovated to modernize and emphasize Spanish architecture, design and culture.