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CASA DEL RIO RIVERHOUSE, ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER IN HUNT, TX

Betty Matteson

Advertiser since: 2011
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CASA DEL RIO RIVERHOUSE, ON THE GUADALUPE RIVER IN HUNT, TX

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Hunt House Rental Photos and Description

Two bedroom/One bath; Sleeps 6

Wrapped in the green forest of summer, Casa del Rio Riverhouse is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy the winding, cool water of the Guadalupe River. Guests reside in a lovely stone and stucco cottage overlooking the river below. Fall colors tantalize the senses as we progress to the stark beauty of winter with sight of the cliffs and hills that were hidden from view. All through the year the starry night is ablaze at this tranquil retreat. This beautiful property offers water, wings and wildlife for photographers and nature lovers, quiet seclusion for romantic getaways, and a comfortable, river-centered atmosphere for family fun. Whether looking for the perfect setting for a family gathering, or just a respite from the daily grind, you will find it under the huge Cypress and Chinkapin Oak trees at Casa del Rio Riverhouse!

Something for everyone!

The Riverhouse has 2 bedrooms which sleep up to 6 people (with additional space available in our Guadalupe Room), a full bath, central heat and air, homey living/dining area with stone front wood-burning fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. A spacious private outdoor area overlooks the river, and includes a table with 6 chairs, 2 lounge chairs, and 2 rocking chair swings hanging from a stately old Chinkapin Oak tree. Enjoy all this while listening to the timeless sound of the river flowing amid the rocks and sprawling Cypress trees. Abundant wildlife, featuring Whitetail and Axis deer, mingle with the foliage, completing your Hill Country retreat.

Famous TX Resort Area!: We are within a 5 mile radius of many private boys and girls camps, and a mile away is Crider’s rodeo and dance hall since 1927. The nearby Hunt Store is a tradition in these hills where cowboy and city folk share stories. Fredericksburg, a popular shopping place, is only a 45 minute drive away. Our area is also known for its art, music, arts & crafts, outdoor summer plays, wineries and antiquing. We welcome you as our guest!

Come see us at http://casadelrioriverhouse.com for more pictures, video, info and the most up-to-date calendar information with The Guadalupe Room also available.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betty Matteson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Betty Matteson

A lifelong Texan, Betty Matteson grew up in La Grange, and resided in Houston for 30 years. Betty permanently moved to Hunt in 1987. For the past 20 years, Betty has been Innkeeper of Casa del Rio, where her easy, gracious hospitality keeps people coming back year after year. 'I've met some wonderful people and made many good friends through the guests that come to the Riverhouse. I look forward to my friends returning and to meeting new people.'

Betty Matteson purchased this house in 1968

Why Betty Matteson chose Hunt

Vacationing in Hunt has been a Matteson family tradition since 1930. Family patriarch and businessman Lewis W. Matteson Sr. and his wife Lillian Hall Matteson came from the Dakota Territory to Texas around 1917 to make Houston their home. Lew got his start with W. D. Cleveland & Sons selling groceries to the soldiers fighting Poncho Villa in south Texas. He continued on to find success in a variety of arenas including outdoor advertising and banking, significantly impacting the Houston community through his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. The Mattesons first became acquainted with Hunt in the late 1920s at the invitation of Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Lew and Lillian fell in love with the rustic, picturesque beauty of the Hill Country, and in 1930 they established their home-away-from-home, Camp Dakota, on the South Fork of the Guadalupe River just east of what is now Casa del Rio. The Mattesons, together with their children, Sarah Belle, Buster (Lewis W. Matteson Jr.), and Jeanne, enjoyed many years at their Hill Country retreat. Thirty-eight years after Camp Dakota was first built, Buster Matteson and his wife Betty Dykes Matteson bought neighboring property Casa del Rio to continue with tradition and make a place for their own children to discover what Lew and Lillian first fell in love with in Hunt. Generations of Mattesons are still enjoying this legacy.

What makes this house unique

Casa del Rio is unique as a 50 acre property right on the river. Its river frontage boasts both narrow and wide, shallow and deep, rushing and calm water textures. The variety of wildlife, including Axis and Whitetail deer, Big-Mouth bass, catfish, wood ducks, fox and even a Blue Heron, inspires a spirit of adventure and the land begs to be explored. A stay at the Riverhouse is comfortable as well as outdoorsy, a get-away retreat experience with every convenience of home. The owner is nearby in order to handle any question or need, yet guests maintain autonomy both within and outside the Riverhouse. Casa del Rio's flexible accommodations, including the additional space offered in our Guadalupe Room, make it suitable for one guest or parties of 10. We offer the beauty of the hills and river, comfort, and convenience. Join us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the loveliest property on the South fork of the Guadalupe River 1.5 miles from Hunt, TX. My three girls and I were there for six days this past week. Can one ask for more than cool river breezes, rippling waters that sing to you, fabulous accommodations and an Innkeeper who recognizes exactly what her guests need and provides abundantly? It was truly what my family needed...ultimate relaxation. Thank you Betty...We love you
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
average rating of 4.96 based on 47 reviews
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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
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Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

Casa Del Rio Restful Reprieve

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in Hunt with a full schedule of activities at La Hacienda. The Casa Del Rio Riverhouse was a God-send. We were able to take advantage of Betty's ready & waiting canoe for quick early-morning-getaways. I rowed while my husband fished as the day came alive in a peaceful contemplative way. When we returned at the end of the day, it was still warm enough for a dip in the river...ah...the rejuvenating-power of water! We topped the day off with a simple meal, cooked or grilled outside. Calling it a day, we fell asleep to the tune of the river flowing past our well-kept-clean-and-comfortable abode.
We were there after the camps upriver had closed and the river was a bit lower. It was my first trip to the Guadalupe in the Hill Country of Texas & to view the surrounding terrain. I must say it is a uniquely beautiful place! I hope to return. Thanks Betty! Anne Owen
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
-(830) 238-4424
Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Riverhouse Cottage on our anniversary. It was awesome. The river is right there. We took our own floats and took full advantage of it. We hope to visit again. Would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
-(830) 238-4424
Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

Wonderful Guadalupe River House

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, Betty, for a wonderful 5 days @ your river house. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay. You have such a beautiful place and the river behind your house is just awesome! We loved having both the shallow and deep swimming areas. The house was in a perfect location for visiting all the fun areas the Hill Country has to offer. The area is so gorgeous and we look forward to another visit soon.
Sincerely, Darren & Renee Binger
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
-(830) 238-4424
Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

Wonderful Riverfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, Betty for providing our family with such a picturesque setting to enjoy our weekend in the hill country. We loved canoeing to Angel Falls, floating down the rapids by our cabin, and exploring the hills across the Guadalupe right outside our front door. We hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
-(830) 238-4424
Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5
Casa del Rio's Riverhouse manages to feel like you are in another world while feeling homey at the same time. Very clean and the beds were really comfortable! The spacious property must be on the prettiest part of the river. Betty suggested we try The Hunt Store for a picturesque, casual lunch - we had the burgers, which were generously sized and tasty. The kids were delighted to see about 15 deer one evening when we were enjoying some quiet time near the canoe dock. We really enjoyed our late spring weekend, and hope to come back in the fall.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Casa del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, TX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p905021
-(830) 238-4424
Hunt Texas Hill Country
5

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed 5 wonderful nights at the Riverhouse. We enjoyed every minute. The house has everything you need for your stay. We loved playing in the water and just kicking back and relaxing. The rocking chair swings were a favorite for us. All in all, this week was the most relaxing vacation ever!
Thanks, Betty, for sharing with us.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kay and Bobby,

Thank you for coming to Casa del Rio.
I am happy you got the rest you needed, enjoyed your side trips and your canoe rides to Angel Falls.
I am delighted you are coming again, and I am happy to make new friends.

Betty

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
San Antonio SAT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Hunt Store
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Several in Kerrville
Nearest Train
85 Miles
85 miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Elaine's Table and The Hunt Store
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ingram Dam - water ski
Car: necessary

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Casa del Rio Riverhouse is on 50 beautiful acres overlooking the Guadalupe River. You can swim, fish, canoe, rock hunt, and enjoy the beauty. Listen to the sound of the river, star gaze at night, and hike in the hills behind the Riverhouse. The winding roads along the river for many miles are very scenic. The area offers art and theatre at the Cailloux Theatre, the Hill Country Art Foundation, the Cowboy Art Museum in Kerrville, and the Point Theatre in Ingram. The famous Kerrville Folk Music Festival and Texas Arts and Crafts Fair are recurring favorites every May/June. In Ingram (7 miles east) there is a dam for dam sliding, swimming and boating. Crider's, established in the 1920s, just 1 mile away, is a rodeo with dining and dancing under the stars from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The surrounding area (within a 4 mile radius) is well known for many private summer camps for children and teenagers. Many of these camps have been operating since 1927.

An abundance of wildlife, including whitetail and axis deer, graze in the fields surrounding the Riverhouse. There are many exotic ranches in the area where hunters from all over the country come to hunt bison, sika, fallow, axis and white tail deer, black buck antelope, addax, dama gazelle, aoudad, scimitar oryx and water buffalo.

The beautiful foliage of the maple trees in Lost Maples State Park, about 45 miles to the west, is at its peak in November.

The area here has remarkable beauty with many hills 250 to 300 ft high. There are cypress trees along the river, as well as pecan trees, oak trees and sycamores. You will love it here and be so welcome.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $189 Per night

Hunt House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$198
$1,300
 

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Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Hunt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Maximum occupancy of 6 guests is based on many factors, including our septic system capabilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom features a comfortable, king-sized bed; second bedroom easily sleeps four. Both bedrooms are spacious with large dressers. (For parties over 6, please ask about our Guadalupe Room.)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Casa del Rio is located on an unusually beautiful stretch of the Guadalupe River. A stay at the Riverhouse provides a unique get-away experience, while also offering the conveniences of home, including access to groceries, ATM and even two churches a short distance away. We would love to welcome you to this versatile property deep in the heart of Texas!

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