The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast in Saint Martinville, Louisiana
The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast offers seven guestrooms beautifully furnished in period antiques and reproductions with private baths and balcony.
The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast is located just 10 miles from Lafayette, LA. It was built in 1827 by Captain Edmon Castillo and it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Homes since 1978. The building is nestled along the lazy Bayou Teche, beneath the branches of the legendary Evangeline Oak.
Throughout the 19th century, steamboats sailed up and down Bayou Teche bringing travelers annd goods to Acadiana. Those who stopped in St. Martinville found lodging and hospitality in a large brick building thatcame to be called the Castillo Hotel. It had one of the area’s most luxurious ballrooms and was the setting for decades of community activities. When steamboat travel gave way to the railroads, the old hotel was sold to the Sisters of Mercy, who operated the Convent of Mercy School there for almost 90 years.
Through the hard work and persistence of Peggy and Clayt Hulin, the old hotel again offers visitors lodging and hospitality along with 175 years of history. It is said to be the only surviving example of the type of hotel that served the trade along Bayou ech during the era of steamboat transportation. With Peggy’s recipes and love of entertaining, a special treat awaits those who cherish good food, good company and a relaxing time spent leisurely beside the slow-moving water of Bayou Teche.