This historic Saint Martinville B&B is located near Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
at La Place 'd Evangeline

Saint Martinville (Lafayette area), Louisiana

Romantic B&B on the banks of the lazy bayou Teche beneath the branges of the legendary Evangeline Oak

Saint Martinville, Louisiana (LA) Bed & Breakfast: Beneath the moss-draped branches of the legendary Evangeline Oak, the 1829 Greek Revival structure of the Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast rises from the banks of the historic Bayou Teche. Located in the heart of historic St. Martinville, the home is within easy walking distance of St. Martin Square.  Choose from 5 guestrooms, beautifully decorated in period antiques and reproductions. Come experience the warmth of Acadian culture and cuisine.
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Excerpts from the American classic "Harpers New Monthly Magazine", Volume 74, issue 441, 1887

Photo from Harpers New Monthly Magazine 1887 Written by Charles Dudley Moore, who spent time in the St. Martinville area, and also at the then "Castillo Hotel", which is the now "Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast.

Of his stay at the "Castillo Hotel", he writes:

"...I went to breakfast at a French Inn kept by Madam Castillo, a large red brick house on the banks of the Teche, where the live oaks cast shadows on the silvery stream. It had, of course, a double gallery. Below, the waiting room, dining room, and general assembly room were paved with brick, and instead of a door, turkey red curtains hung in the entrance, and blowing aside, hospitality invited the stranger within. The breakfast was neatly served, the house was scrupulously clean, and the guest felt the influence of that personal hospitality which is always so pleasing..."

he goes on:

"...In that fresh morning, I thought I had never seen a more sweet and peaceful place than this gallery. Close to it grew graceful China trees in full blossom and odor..."

"...I felt that I should like to linger there a week in absolute forgetfulness of the world..."

Of his voyage on the Bayou Teche, he writes:

"...The voyage on it is one of the most romantic entertainments offered to the traveler. The scenery is peaceful and exceedingly pretty..."

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The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
at La Place 'd Evangeline
220 Evangeline Boulevard
Saint Martinville, Louisiana   70582
(337) 394-4010
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Peggy and Clayt Hulin, Innkeepers

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