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Castroville

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Castroville is a city in the South Texas Plains. Castroville is known as the Little Alsace of Texas, because its founder brought in a large group of settlers from Alsace in the 1840s.

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See[edit]

  • German-style country cottages - Look for the unevenly-sloping roofs.
  • The Steinbach House, 100 Karm St., (830) 538-3142, [1]. Come visit the Alsatian house originally built in Walbach, France in the 1600s. The house was relocated to Castroville in 1998. The Chamber of Commerce now operates here.  edit
  • Landmark Inn State Historical Site, 402 Florence St., (830) 931-2133, [2]. Tour the Inn exhibit area and take a self-guided walk of the historic grounds. One hour guided tours available. Features a bed and breakfast with 8 historic gues rooms.  edit
  • St. Louis Catholic Church, 610 Madrid, (830) 931-2826. The third church to house the ever-growing St. Louis parish community, built between 1868 and 1870. Beautiful stain glass windows and original wood carved altar and statues.  edit


Do[edit]

  • Tours of Historic Castroville-Castroville Garden Club, (830) 931-2262. Enjoy a scenic walking tour by the many historic Alsatian style homes and buildings. Minimum of 15 persons per tour. Step-on tours available on your van or bus. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance.  edit
  • Alsatian Golf Club, 1339 CR 4516, (830) 931-3100, [3]. an 18 hole championship golf course featuring distance wedge game range, full size driving range, practice bunkers, three-level putting green and pre-round putting green.  edit
  • South Texas Maize, 911 Hwy 90 E, Hondo TX, (820) 741-3968, [4]. It's a family experience with food and fun for all! Picnic area, barrel train, farm animals, rubber duck races, tube slides, goat walk hay pyramid  edit
  • Medina Lake & Dam, 8 miles north of Castroville. Visit the Bandera County Park and Medina Lake for fishing, boating, picnicking and water sports.  edit
  • Paradise Canyon, 2222 CR 2615, Rio Medina TX, (830) 751-9911, [5]. For more than 50 years Paradise Canyon has offered a little piece of Heaven on the Medina River. Relax, swim, picnic, camp, fish, laugh & enjoy  edit
  • Castroville Regional Park, 816 Alsace St., (830) 931-0033. Enjoy outdoor activities along the Medina River such as camping, swimming, hiking, tennis courts, san volleyball and covered picnic areas. Also features 40 complete pull-thru RV sites.  edit


Buy[edit]

Castroville has some good antiques and collectibles shopping.

  • Albros, 1102 Fiorella St, 830 538 2349.
  • Antiques & More, 410 Paris St, 830 538 9055.
  • Castroville Emporium Antiques, 515 Madrid St, 830 538 3115.
  • House of Joy Antiques, 1430 US Highway 90 E, 830 538 9213.
  • Ima's Antiques & Gifts, 509 US Highway 90 W, 830 538 3312.
  • Castroville Pottery Gallery, 1215 Fiorella St., (830) 538-9705, [6]. Pottery, pottery classes & studio  edit
  • Cataplana, 810 Hwy 90 E, (830) 538-9911. Retail Kitchen store, bridal registry & gifts  edit
  • Chateau Lafayette, 1201 Fiorella, (830) 931-9349. Cheese, chocolates, antiques, gifts & western memorabilia  edit
  • Hidden Treasures, 415 Madrid, (830) 538-3969. Large selection of new & estate jewelry, gifts, collectibles & antiques  edit
  • Shirts N Stuff/Old Country Store, 416 Paris St., (830) 931-2479. Gifts, custom designs and embroidery  edit


Eat[edit]

Many restaurants here specialize in Alsatian cuisine, a hybrid of French and German.

  • Alsatian Restaurant, 1651 hwy 90 west, 830 931 3260.
  • Mona's Taco House, 803 US Highway 90 E, 830 538 9265.
  • Castroville Cafe, 309 Lafayette, (830) 538-3400, [7]. sandwiches, soups, salads, and other light faires  edit
  • Cora's 471 Grill, 2204 FM 471 N, (830) 931-9799, [8]. Mexican, American and best Nachos in Texas!  edit
  • Haby's Alsatian Bakery, 207 Hwy 90 E, (830) 931-2118. A must stop while you're in Castroville. Pastries, cookies, cakes, and don't forget the Haby's bread!  edit
  • Medina Valley Cafe, 1302 Fiorella St., (830) 538-9900, [9]. sandwhiches, salads, soups and other light fares  edit
  • R&R BBQ, 1032 Country Lane, (830) 538-2690. Bar-B-Que  edit
  • Sammy's Restaurant, 202 Hwy 90 E, (830) 538-2204. Anytime is right for a plate of enchiladas, one of our great steaks, some catfish or even a char-broiled burger.  edit

Drink[edit]

  • Texas Spirits Saloon, 3940 FM 471 N, 830 538 2300.
  • Jenn's Beer Wine & Spirits, 1210 Madrid @ Hwy 90, (830) 538-3366. liquor store, beer, wine, spirits, cigars  edit


Sleep[edit]

  • Landmark Inn State Historical, 402 Florence St, 830 931 2133, [10]. This bed-and-breakfast is in a restored 1840s inn.
  • Hotel Alsace & Spa Resort, 1651 Hwy 90 W, (830) 538-3200, [11]. 38 beautifully decorated rooms, spa, outdoor pool overlooking Castroville, Alsatian Restaurant located on site  edit
  • 3 Cedars Ranch B&B, 216 Lower La Coste Rd., (830) 538-2816, [12]. "Your Home Away From Home" Not just a room, an entire house. Country Charm in the city, just steps away from dining and shopping.  edit
  • Brock Haus B&B, 1219 Alamo St., (830) 931-9221. Experience Castroville in an historic Alsatian home located on the Medina River with a fully equipped kitchen. Accomodating a couple or single. Adults only. No smoking, no pets.  edit
  • Castroville Cottages, 1109 Fiorella St., (210) 535-9220. Castro Homestead & Ahr Guesthouse - Stay is the home of Henri Castro, Castroville's founder. Or visit our other location, the San Jacinto House at 1605 San Jacinto.  edit
  • Haby Settlement Inn Guesthouse, 3980 FM 471 N, Rio Medina TX (6 miles north of Castroville), (830) 538-3911, [13]. Accommodations in a century old farm house. 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen. Spacious yard with bbq pit and picnic table.  edit
  • Le Parc Country Inn, 1315 Lorenzo, (830) 444-1103, [14]. Located in Castroville's historic downtown Houston Square. Walk to antique shops, Pioneer homes, restuarants, churches and parks.  edit
  • Mesquite Meadows B&B, 3231 Hwy 90 W, (210) 231-8690.  edit
  • Well House B&B, 1215 Fiorella, (830) 538-9705.  edit

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