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..."