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El Castell & Castellito on the Llano River

Discover the best cabin rentals in Texas with El Castell on the Llano River or our brother property El Castellito, a cozy, cabin experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located in the historic, quaint and quirky town of Castell, Texas, a riverside town in Llano County—right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We offer four cabins and a house that provides the perfect retreat for a weekend away or for an extended vacation amongst family or friends.

Castell, Texas

Castell Cabins is on the banks of the river, but also in the town of Castell, Texas—population 7! From Wednesday to Sunday the restaurant & bar at the Castell General Store rocks and rolls and the friendly locals have many stories and jokes to tell. Don’t be a stranger! And when you get here, ask about the famous Cockaroo!

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Rest & Relaxation

If you are looking for a quiet remote place to get away, this is the place. No drive-by traffic. No faraway road noise. Bring your bikes, kayaks, (or rent ours!) and fishing poles and enjoy yourself. Make sure you drop into the Castell General Store and get yourself cold beer and one of their famous 1/2 lb. burgers. They jokingly call it “Luckenbach by the Llano River.” Come for a few days or all week to really relax in the Texas Hill Country.

Between both El Castell and El Castellito, you will have access to the entire 4-acres of property including ~200 feet of the Llano River waterfront and the privacy therein. Swim or lounge in our private little rapids gifted from the spring-fed Llano River.

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Gather & Connect

Family, friends, falling stars, and the smell of the fire in the air will set a whimsical tone to your evening. Plenty of Texas Mesquite & Oak wood is provided complimentary so that you may fill the pit and send flickers of light among your cherished circle. Warm your bodies and your spirits at Castell Cabins.

Hill Country Bluebonnets

It happens each year as if by magic. A few patches of wildflowers pop up followed by whole fields. Soon enough, Texas is alive with spectacular color!

While bluebonnets enjoy the most fame, and the title of the official state flower, Texas Hill Country landscapes on the way to El Castell offer several other abundant blooms, including Indian paintbrush, Indian blanket, pink evening primrose, Mexican hat, wine-cups, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, and more.

Help us search for “The Legend of the Bluebonnet,” which is a Texas legend about the “Lady in Blue” who the Jumano Indians reported as seeing “a nun dressed in rich, cobalt blue color” and on her last visit to the tribe left behind her spirit in a field covered with flowers…which were deep blue like the color of her cloak.

Creatively Inclined

El Castell proudly supports genuine expression. We believe this location carries the energy and aesthetic to facilitate any vision a creator may have. Content shoots are always welcome for booking.

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5 Stars

I came for two nights with a close friend eager to unwind and soak up Hill Country charm and this spot was just the oasis we needed. The little town of Castell is authentically wonderful—we made friends with folks at the General Store, swam in the Llano River just in front of the main house and fell in love with the live music and great food

— Veronica, Airbnb
5 Stars

We stayed here for a women’s gravel cycling camp and it was perfect! We had all four cabins and it was more than enough space for 12 women and their bikes. The location is so peaceful and has easy access to great gravel roads. We went over to Llano for dinner one night and went to the local haunted house – it was super scary! Highly recommend if you’re there around Halloween! Would definitely come back to this hidden gem along the river.

— Lindsay G., VRBO
5 Stars
Great place for a restful unwinding getaway, the location is great for Llano or Mason. Fire pit by the River provides great relaxation with sound of the River. The rocking chairs on porch allow lots of unwind time with watching wildlife and the Chickens from the Chick Inn, they are the official greeters.
— Dee, Airbnb
5 Stars

Wow! Absolutely amazing property. This is a gem that fit our group needs perfectly. The cabins are ideal for friends and family to have an amazing time to create wonderful memories. From the privacy and remote location we couldn’t ask for anything more. Cabins are clean and offer comfortable beds, cool A/C, functional kitchens and Wi-Fi throughout the property. The outdoor patio for family meals and games was perfect for our group. The direct river access and the ability to see the sunrises, sunsets, moonrise, views of the Milky Way, shooting stars and meteor showers left us all in awe and wanting to stay longer.

— Dina M., VRBO
5 Stars
Stunning views! Friendly town. Great for groups! We had 18 adults, couples & singles. We rented all 4 cabins & the house. Easily could have slept more. Very comfortable and inviting. Spent most of the weekend by the river, at the fire pit behind cabin C & D, or on the deck between cabin C & D. All of us absolutely love our weekend there!
— Tracy, Airbnb
5 Stars

This place was awesome. It is exactly what I wanted. It is on the Llano river and away from the crowds. Perfect for our little family. I stayed in one of the smaller cabins, but next time I would like to bring more people and stay in the bigger cabins. If you appreciate small town Texas and peace and quiet then you will love this place.

— Ben, Airbnb
5 Stars

What an exquisite piece of property! If you are looking for a place where you can turn off the engine, unpack, and connect with nature, look no further. This is a beautiful space on the Llano River!

— Casey, Airbnb
5 Stars

Our multi-family group enjoyed our time at El Castell. Each cabin had everything we needed and the shared spaces allowed us to spend time together. Our ages ranged from 7-78 and everyone was able to relax and spend time together. The descriptions were accurate – the temperatures were cooler than we expected but the cabins were plenty warm and the firepit was perfect. We would highly recommend this place.

— Elizabeth & Peter, Airbnb
5 Stars

We have been coming to Castell for 10 years and stayed at this location on our first trip and one other. You can’t beat the location across the street from the General Store and the property is right on the river. The current owners have done a great job adding to the property amenities. We will be back again for sure…

— Ted, Airbnb
5 Stars

This was the exact getaway we were looking for! We were able to hike at two different state parks and there were tons of bass in the river close by. Perfect!

— Zach, Airbnb

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Click below to learn more about our cabins, view available rentals and book your cabin retreat with El Castell or El Castellito to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Texas Hill Country and explore the outdoors.

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5 Stars

I came for two nights with a close friend eager to unwind and soak up Hill Country charm and this spot was just the oasis we needed. The little town of Castell is authentically wonderful—we made friends with folks at the General Store, swam in the Llano River just in front of the main house and fell in love with the live music and great food

— Veronica, Airbnb
5 Stars

We have been coming to Castell for 10 years and stayed at this location on our first trip and one other. You can’t beat the location across the street from the General Store and the property is right on the river. The current owners have done a great job adding to the property amenities. We will be back again for sure…

— Ted, Airbnb
5 Stars

This was the exact getaway we were looking for! We were able to hike at two different state parks and there were tons of bass in the river close by. Perfect!

— Zach, Airbnb
5 Stars
Stunning views! Friendly town. Great for groups! We had 18 adults, couples & singles. We rented all 4 cabins & the house. Easily could have slept more. Very comfortable and inviting. Spent most of the weekend by the river, at the fire pit behind cabin C & D, or on the deck between cabin C & D. All of us absolutely love our weekend there!
— Tracy, Airbnb
5 Stars

Our multi-family group enjoyed our time at El Castell. Each cabin had everything we needed and the shared spaces allowed us to spend time together. Our ages ranged from 7-78 and everyone was able to relax and spend time together. The descriptions were accurate – the temperatures were cooler than we expected but the cabins were plenty warm and the firepit was perfect. We would highly recommend this place.

— Elizabeth & Peter, Airbnb
5 Stars

What an exquisite piece of property! If you are looking for a place where you can turn off the engine, unpack, and connect with nature, look no further. This is a beautiful space on the Llano River!

— Casey, Airbnb
5 Stars

This place was awesome. It is exactly what I wanted. It is on the Llano river and away from the crowds. Perfect for our little family. I stayed in one of the smaller cabins, but next time I would like to bring more people and stay in the bigger cabins. If you appreciate small town Texas and peace and quiet then you will love this place.

— Ben, Airbnb
5 Stars

Wow! Absolutely amazing property. This is a gem that fit our group needs perfectly. The cabins are ideal for friends and family to have an amazing time to create wonderful memories. From the privacy and remote location we couldn’t ask for anything more. Cabins are clean and offer comfortable beds, cool A/C, functional kitchens and Wi-Fi throughout the property. The outdoor patio for family meals and games was perfect for our group. The direct river access and the ability to see the sunrises, sunsets, moonrise, views of the Milky Way, shooting stars and meteor showers left us all in awe and wanting to stay longer.

— Dina M., VRBO
5 Stars
Great place for a restful unwinding getaway, the location is great for Llano or Mason. Fire pit by the River provides great relaxation with sound of the River. The rocking chairs on porch allow lots of unwind time with watching wildlife and the Chickens from the Chick Inn, they are the official greeters.
— Dee, Airbnb
5 Stars

We stayed here for a women’s gravel cycling camp and it was perfect! We had all four cabins and it was more than enough space for 12 women and their bikes. The location is so peaceful and has easy access to great gravel roads. We went over to Llano for dinner one night and went to the local haunted house – it was super scary! Highly recommend if you’re there around Halloween! Would definitely come back to this hidden gem along the river.

— Lindsay G., VRBO

Available Rentals

Reserve Your Cabin

Click below to learn more about our cabins, view available rentals and book your cabin retreat with El Castell or El Castellito to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Texas Hill Country and explore the outdoors.

Book Cabins