This historic Saint Martinville B&B is located near Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
at La Place 'd Evangeline

Saint Martinville (Lafayette area), Louisiana

Romantic B&B on the banks of the lazy bayou Teche beneath the branges of the legendary Evangeline Oak

Saint Martinville, Louisiana (LA) Bed & Breakfast: Beneath the moss-draped branches of the legendary Evangeline Oak, the 1829 Greek Revival structure of the Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast rises from the banks of the historic Bayou Teche. Located in the heart of historic St. Martinville, the home is within easy walking distance of St. Martin Square.  Choose from 5 guestrooms, beautifully decorated in period antiques and reproductions. Come experience the warmth of Acadian culture and cuisine.
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We no longer book individual rooms. We are only available for group rentals and special events. To book, please call (337) 394-4010.

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The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast, located 10 miles from Lafayette, LA, was built circa 1827 by Captain Edmond Castillo. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Homes since 1978. The building is nestled along the lazy Bayou Teche, beneath the branches of the legendary Evangeline Oak.

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The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast has been written up in Southern Living Magazine & USA Today. Also recommended and approved by AAA and Mobile Guide. Chili Pepper Magazine "The rooms were the biggest we had ever seen, and furnished with beautiful antiques - rates in our opinion is a steal - truly elegant, with wonderful food and great coffee. American Way magazine (author Robert Draper) "My personal favorite, with its vast rooms and its dreamy view of the Bayou Teche".

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Throughout the 19th century, steamboats sailed up and down Bayou Teche bringing travelers and goods to Acadiana. Those who stopped in St. Martinville found lodging and hospitality in a large brick building that came to be called the Castillo Hotel. It had one of the area's most luxurious ballrooms and was the setting for decades of community activities. When steamboat travel gave way to the railroads, the old hotel was sold to the Sisters of Mercy, who operated the Convent of Mercy School there for almost 90 years. Through the hard work and persistence of Peggy and Clayt Hulin, the old hotel again offers visitors lodging and hospitality along with 175 years of history. It is said to be the only surviving example of the type hotel that served the trade along Bayou Teche during the era of steamboat transportation. With Peggy's recipes and love of entertaining, a special treat awaits those who cherish good food, good company and a relaxing time spent leisurely beside the slow-moving water of Bayou Teche.

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  • The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast offers seven guestrooms beautifully furnished in period antiques and reproductions with private baths and balcony (Bayou side or beneath Evangeline Oak).
  • Read Excerpts from Harpers New Weekly Magazine about the Old Castillo B&B written in 1887"

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  • Breakfast is offered in the inn's breakfast room each morning.
  • "3 Cajun Days" a suggestion for the most memorable Cajun Experience
  • "Center of it all" St. Martinville is considered the "hub" of Cajun Country. Easily access all of the surrounding culture while a guest at this historic Bed and Breakfast. Click here for Area Attractions
  • "New addition": Parlor complete with fireplace and TV for your relaxation and enjoyment.

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Reviews from past customers posted at Trip

"Loved the peace an tranquility of the area-the B&B was fabulous!!!"

"A true southern experience"

"Nice Little B&B in the Center of Town"

"Owner is a wonderful host"

"Best B&B Ever!"



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The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
at La Place 'd Evangeline is a member of the following associations:
   Kiwanis Club
   Louisiana Bed & Breakfast Association
   Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
   St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission
   St. Martinville Chamber of Commerce
   St. Martinville City Tourism Committee

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The Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast
at La Place 'd Evangeline

220 Evangeline Boulevard
Saint Martinville, Louisiana   70582

(337) 394-4010
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Peggy and Clayt Hulin, Innkeepers

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