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El Castell on the Llano River

Discover the best cabin rentals in the Texas with El Castell on the Llano River or El Castellito, a cozy, cabin experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located in 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 provide the perfect retreat for a weekend away or for an extended vacation amongst family or friends.

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.

Art Activations to Come — Contact us to learn more.
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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, fishing poles and enjoy yourself. Make sure you drop into the Castell General Store and get yourself a cold beer and burger. They jokingly call it “Luckenbach by the Llano River.” Come for a few days or a few weeks to really relax in the Texas Hill Country.

Between both El Castell and El Castellito, you will have access to the entire 3-acre property including the Llano River waterfront and the privacy therein.

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Gather & Connect

Family, friends, falling stars, and the smell of the fire will set a whimsical tone to your evening. Plenty of Texas Mesquite to fill the pit and send flickers of light among your cherished circle. Warm your bodies and spirits at El Castell.

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 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, winecups, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, and more.

Come find “The Legend of the Bluebonnet,” which is a Texas legend concerning the “Lady in Blue” who came from the Jumano Indians and who said that a nun’s spirit left behind something blue and powerful in the fields…which were deep blue like the color of her cloak.

Kayak Rentals

The Llano River is an ecological gem in the Texas Hill Country, supporting dozens of native and rare plants and animals. Want confirmation that Texas is the best place on earth to live? Then drift down our section of the Llano on a warm day when the river is running and the fish are biting. The sun sparkles on water that splashes over the boulders lying in the shallow rapids and glints off high red bluffs.

Book our kayaks for only $40 a stay!

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Castell, Texas

El Castell is on the river, but also in the town of Castell, Texas—population 6! Thursday to Sunday the bar at the Castell General Store rocks and rolls and the friendly locals have many stories and jokes to tell.

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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

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

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

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 Chicken Shack, they are the official greeters.

— Dee, 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

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

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

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

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 Chicken Shack, they are the official greeters.

— Dee, Airbnb

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