The Orava region is among the most historically and culturally preserved areas of Slovakia and offers unforgettable family stories and quality services in summer and winter. It is a region with traditions, a lasting touch of history. In the same way, TILIA writes a story of history reaching back to the 13th century. Our ancestors left behind a majestic English park, cultural monuments and important historical events that reveal the lives of our ancestors in this unique place.
The settlement is first mentioned in a document from 1415, but its origin is much older, as it had fertile land that did not go unnoticed. The name of the village Geceľ comes from the name Gac, which belonged to a family from Vyšný Kubín.
The yeoman’s settlement belonged to the property of the Orava manor, which rented it to Vavrinec Jarábek during this period. Another member of the Jarábek family – Juraj, is mentioned in the 15th century in the censuses. In 1557, František Thurzo became the head of the Orava manor. The accession of the former bishop of Nitra to the Orava See threatened the property rights of the Jarábková family in Geceľ.