Presumably, the FONDA COMA already existed in Ordino at the end of the 19th century in the hands of Bonaventura Coma Riba (from Casa Ramonguem) and his wife, Maria Antonia Pintat Moles, from Meritxell. Bonaventura was a hotelier, farmer, porter and a very good businessman. He had a lot of cattle (cows, horses, mules, …) and he attended all the fairs in the area. He brought merchandise from Spain every week which he sold at the Fonda and, as if that wasn’t enough, he took the time to guide the hunters from Barcelona. The comfortable saddles he used to transport the ladies of the Areny-Plandolit family, which he collected in Seu d’Urgell, after being notified by mail, are anecdotally remembered.