The Casita Blu cabins are located in between Hunt and Ingram TX on Highway 39 which runs along the Guadalupe River. The cabins were built in the 1920’s by Lillian Council. Lillian’s brother Joe Council ran Sherman’s Mill on the Guadalupe River across the road. Joe knew construction and poured the walls for the concrete cabins and Lillian operated it as Camp Sylvan. It remained open until 1967 a few years after Lillian passed away.
Over the next 45 years the property fell into decline and by 2014 no structures where habitable. Starting in 2015 the cabins began being updated with air conditioning, kitchens, bathrooms, Wi-Fi internet, and Dish TV access. The Guadalupe River access across the road has fire pits and grills for guest use while they enjoy swimming, canoeing and fishing.
The Guadalupe River was first explored by Spanish explorers in the mid-1500s. Those explorers wrote about the large Cypress Trees along the banks of the Guadalupe. These journals were later referenced by settlers who then came to the area in the mid-1800s to harvest the trees.