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Casa Del Rio Riverhouse, on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Tx

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Stucco & Stone Cottage right on the Guadalupe


Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hunt house description

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 for more pictures, video, info and the most up-to-date calendar information with The Guadalupe Room also available.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1130 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome:

                Very family-friendly. Children love the river (swimming, fishing, canoeing), rock hunting and hiking. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside only...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 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.)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Maximum occupancy of 6 guests is based on many factors, including our septic system capabilities....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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!...moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Network with 250 channels...moreless

                  • Television


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Rustic
                  • Tourist 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

                  Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    Lake Ingram is a small lake located near Ingram, Texas, 7 miles east of Hunt...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Property is surrounded by the hills of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Cross the river on our footbridge to the south side of the property and hike up 250 feet to see the grand view from the top. ...moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Casa del Rio is in a resort area in the Texas Hill Country, surrounded by hills, huge cypress trees, private summer camps for children and scenic drives....moreless

                  • River:

                    The Riverhouse is perched above the Guadalupe River, which is easily visible from the windowed living/dining room. Picturesque rock stairs lead down to the clear, cool water of the river for swimming....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Casa del Rio is unique as a 50 acre property right on the Guadalupe River, surrounded by the hills and trees of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    The village of Hunt is a mile away, and provides a restaurant, post office, and The Hunt Store, famous as a gathering place for many years....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Gentle rapids and our swimming area are easily visible and just down the hill right outside the windowed Riverhouse living/dining area. The view of our deep water area upstream is just a few short steps from the doorway. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The Riverhouse is on the river, and provides several swimming and fishing areas. There are both narrow winding and wide deep river areas. Waterfronts are available in 2 areas, and easily accessible....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The Riverhouse is perched above the Guadalupe River. Picturesque rock stairs lead down to our swimming area and gentle, shallow rapids. A wooden footbridge takes you to the other side of the river. Walk upstream along either bank or through the shallow rapids to the canoe launch in our deep water area....moreless

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  sports and 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


                  • Dining:

                    Dining and Kitchen area adjoin. Table seats 6. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central Air and Heat...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central Air and Heat...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Bed linens and towels...moreless

                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room:

                    Great room includes living room, dining room and kitchen...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking for up to four regular-size vehicles...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Your own parking spot right next to the Riverhouse...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Use your cell phone...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Sufficient number of towels for 6 people...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Connect your computer to our WiFi...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Stone front fully-functional wood burning fireplace...moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Full-size automatic drip coffee maker...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All cooking utensils furnished for 6 people...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All dishes, utensils and pots and pans are provided for at least 6 people...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full appliance kitchen. Dishes, pots and pans, flatware, cooking utensils, blender, toaster, coffee maker and coffee provided. Two full-size outdoor grills (one gas, one charcoal); gas provided. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Electric oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper, sugar, sweetener, flour, coffee...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Full-size refrigerator...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Electric stove ...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Barbecue
                  • Canoe
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Spacious, private outdoor patio area in back overlooks the river. Includes dining table and chairs for 6 people, reclining chair, and 2 rocking chair swings. Wire dome-covered fire pit....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    There is a municipal golf course in Kerrville 15 miles away...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    There are 2 canoes with paddles and life jackets provided....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Spacious, private lawn area in back of Riverhouse. Property includes a large lawn area between Riverhouse and canoe launch, suitable for outdoor activities such as Frisbee. Picnic table by launch....moreless

                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill (gas provided), separate charcoal grill...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Tennis:

                    Available on request...moreless

                  • Tennis Court
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Yard

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Private swimming in the river just below the house (shallow and deeper); also another area for swimming in the wider, deeper part of the river a short distance upstream. Sturdy footbridge with rail....moreless

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included


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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Thanksgiving Holiday
                                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  Christmas Holiday
                                  Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  Winter Season
                                  Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Tax Rate 6%


                                  There is a 6% tax added to the rental fee.

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                                  Last updated: 09/11/2014
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                                  85 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  San Antonio SAT
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  The Hunt Store
                                  15 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Several in Kerrville
                                  85 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  85 miles
                                  15 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  I 10
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Elaine's Table and The Hunt Store
                                  7 Miles
                                  Nearest Ski
                                  Ingram Dam - water ski

                                  Car: Necessary


                                  Manager info

                                  Year Purchased: 1968

                                  About: 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.'

                                  Why 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.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  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!

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                                  • Stucco & Stone Cottage right on the Guadalupe

                                    Stucco & Stone Cottage right on the Guadalupe

                                  • Take a canoe ride. Two are available.

                                    Take a canoe ride. Two are available.

                                  • Guest room with 3 beds

                                    Guest room with 3 beds

                                  • Drive or canoe upstream to the waterfall. Awesome!

                                    Drive or canoe upstream to the waterfall. Awesome!

                                  • Hear deer hooves cross the river at dusk.

                                    Hear deer hooves cross the river at dusk.

                                  • Starry starry nights....

                                    Starry starry nights....

                                  • Modern kitchen for preparing any meal

                                    Modern kitchen for preparing any meal

                                  • Warm yourself by the fire on cool nights

                                    Warm yourself by the fire on cool nights

                                  • Large Private Master

                                    Large Private Master

                                  • Bring your kayak. Perfect!

                                    Bring your kayak. Perfect!

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                  Date last modified - Thursday, September 11, 2014

                                  $189 - $220 per night (USD)

                                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 09/11/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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