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, private, 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. The beautiful, private land 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!
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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.'
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 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.
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 have complete privacy 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!
Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Casa del Rio Riverhouse is on 50 beautiful private acres, overlooking the Guadalupe River. You can swim, , fish, canoe, rock hunt, and enjoy the beauty. You can listen to the sound of the river and 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 Callioux Theatre, the Hill Country Art Foundation , and the Cowboy Art Museum in Kerrville, and the Point Theatre in Ingram. There is a Folk Music Festival and Texas Arts and Crafts Fair in Kerrville in the summer. In Ingram( 7 miles east) there is a dam for dam sliding, swimming and boating. At Crider's, in existance since 1927 just 1 mile away, there is a rodeo with dining and dancing under the stars from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The area is well known for many private summer camps for children within a 4 mile radius. Many of these camps have been operating since the 1927.
There is an abundance of wildlife, including whitetail deer and axis deer. You will see them grazing 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.
About 45 miles to the west is Lost Maples State Park known for the beautiful fall foliage of the Maple Trees in November.
The area here has remarkable beauty with many hills 250 to 300 ft high. There are cypress trees along the river, also pecan trees, oak trees and sycamores. You will love it here and be so welcome.
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$179 January and February
$189 March through May
$205 Memorial Day through Labor Day
$189 September through December
6% tax added
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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