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Katy House Bed and Breakfast

Smithville, TX 78957 USA (Show map)
215 Reviews
$99 - $150
per night

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You're invited to visit the Katy House. Opened in 1994, in the beautiful old railroad town of Smithville, Texas. This historic home is decorated in American antiques and railroad memorabilia. All guest rooms are on the second floor. Each offers a queen-sized bed and private bathroom, cable TV, wireless internet. Choose from the spacious Texas Special Suite with a private balcony, the Katy Limited, or the charming Bluebonnet Room. Or,the Katy's most private accommodations are separate from the main house: The Katy Tower (bed, bath, rocking chairs and balcony) is located in a small building in the back yard. The Conductors' Quarters (bed, bath and kitchen) also offers a sofa-sleeper to accommodate families and extra guests.Ask which rooms are "Pet Friendly." A delicious full country breakfast is served in the main dining room every morning. A caboose is being restored as a guest cottage. For more information, please call 1-800 The Katy (843-5289).


Rooms & Rates

Blue Bonnet

The Bluebonnet room is upstairs in the Main House. Named after the M-K-T passenger train, the room has a Queen sized antique bed and a bright bath with a clawed-footed tub and overhead shower. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are in all rooms. A large breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Conductor's Quarters

Located in a building in the back yard, this upstairs room is perfect if more than one bed is need. The large bedroom has a Queen sized bed and a fold down sofa sleeper. A twin bed has been added in a room that was once a kitchen. Perfect for families or guests that would like to bring their pet. The private bath has a claw-footed tub with overhead shower. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi in each room. and a large breakfast is served each morning in the Main House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Katy Limited

The Katy Limited, upstairs in the Main House has an antique bed converted to Queen size. The private bath has a claw-footed tub and overhead shower. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi in all rooms. A large breakfast is served each morning in the Main House. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day in the dining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Texas Special

The Texas Special is a large bedroom upstairs in the Main House. It has a large private bath with a claw-footed tub and overhead shower. The antique iron bed has been converted to a Queen size. The Texas Special has its own balcony with chairs for watching the world go by. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are in all the rooms. A large breakfast is served each morning in the Main House dining room. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours in the dining room. An electric fireplace gives a romanic glow to the room. Three restaurants are within walking distance of the Bed and Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Katy Tower

The Katy Tower, upstairs, is in a separate building in the back yard. The antique bed has been converted to Queen size. The room has a Whirlpool type tub for two, with overhead shower. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are available in all rooms. This room also has an electric fireplace. There is a deck just outside of the room with chairs for relaxing. This Tower is also one of our two pet friendly rooms. Two nearby restaurants have pet friendly patios.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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A Great Get-a-way!

5 on August 09, 2014

My husband and I just spent 3 lovely days in Smithville, TX at Bruce and Sallie Blalock's wonderful Bed and Breakfast. They are terrific hosts and the delicious breakfasts are outstanding. We also enjoyed all the railroad memorabilia and great conversations over breakfast. We highly recommend this wonderful place and hope to go again soon.

Bluebonnet Room Wknd

3.6 on May 19, 2014

Sallie met us upon our arrival, wonderful host! Chocolate chip cookies were baking, the smell of fresh baked bread permeated the house, very inviting. She took the time to tell us where everything was and escorted us to our Bluebonnet room making us feel very welcomed. Room was comfortable & cool (window unit/ceiling fan). Sallie was kind enough to make us reservations at the local "hot" spot on Main St. for dinner; even gave us a heads up about a group of diners that were getting there ahead of us, to get our order in prior to their arrival! More than enough for breakfast, great conversations & don't miss an evening sitting & swinging or rocking in the chairs on the front porch listening to the trains and enjoying a breeze! Thanks Sallie & Bruce for an enjoyable stay...

Wonderful Mother's Day

5 on May 14, 2014

Did this as a surprise for my mom flying in from LA. I have to say, Sallie is very knowledgeable and helpful with providing the history of the town and a delicious spot to have a nice dinner! The breakfast, company and conversation was fantastic and we felt part of the family with how friendly everyone was. Will definitely have to go back. YAY!

Better than Marriott's Austin Courtyard South

4.6 on May 06, 2014

The value is much better than Marriott's Austin Courtyard South. I wish my red eye flight had allowed me to stay for Breakfast, but I had to leave at 2:a.m. so I expected to not eat, so can't really rate it. The German Chocolate cake was good. Very Southern Hospitality. Ceiling fans and air conditioner were great for hot flashes. and mini fridge was very helpful. Bruce was very knowlegeable about house history.

We loved the Katy House B&B

5 on April 24, 2014

Sallie and Bruce are stellar...had a wonderful stay. Thank you so much.

Charming House, Charming Hosts

4.4 on April 22, 2014

Excellent hospitality. Convenient location in walking distance of downtown Smithville. French toast and jalapeno cheese grits were breakfast high points. Bruce and Sallie are warm and friendly. Getting to know them was the best part of our weekend.

A very special experience!

5 on April 02, 2014

We recently stayed at the Katy House B & B and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The rooms are delightful and Sallie & Bruce most hospitable. We had friends visiting from Missouri and it was a real treat for them to see the wildflowers in the area and to stay in the Bluebonnet room with the gorgeous hand-painted tub.

Wonderful hosts, beautiful house

4.4 on March 24, 2014

The house is gorgeous, warm and welcoming. The hosts, Sallie and Bruce are incredibly charming and fun. I will be back for another stay!

Incredibly impressed with my first B&B stay!

4.8 on February 20, 2014

Bruce and Sallie are incredible hosts, and seem to be incredible people. I stayed in the Katy Tower and it was very well decorated. My stay was in mid-February, and the first night I stayed, it did get a little cool at night. It took me until my second night to figure out exactly how to work the two heaters. The whirlpool tub was great, and utilized both days! The only problem is that the clip to hang the shower head was broken, so showering was a bit of a task. Breakfast in the main house is absolutely NOT to be missed. Sallie and Bruce are incredible cooks. The egg bake was delightful, and the homemade bread which became toast was out of this world. There are usually two jam selections and I thoroughly enjoyed the Fredericksburg peach variety. The french toast was also amazing. The conversation during this family style breakfast is a great way to get to know the other guests, Sallie and Bruce, and a generally great start to your day!

Delicious Breakfast only surpassed by Hospitality

4.8 on January 09, 2014

We stayed with a family of four (two adults and two teens) in the Conductor's Quarters. We returned to this B&B based on an excellent experience during a previous stay. I was pleased that the layout of this room replaced a wee table in the kitchenette with a twin bed because that meant more (sleeping) room for all and was a better utilization of the space for our family. The breakfast selection, quality, and quantity was as awesome as we remembered - juice, homemade grilled toast, filling and tasty egg dishes, top-quality bacon, etc. And to top their hospitality from last year, the hosts invited my parents who live in the area to join us for breakfast one morning; my parents were super-impressed. We'll be back.

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Location Type

Buescher State Park, Rocky Hill Bike Ranch, Hometown of "Hope Floats", Downtown, Small town


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 37 miles

Directions to property:

37 miles East on Hwy 71

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Automotive Museum, Mountain Bike Park, State Parks, Round Top Antique Shows, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library , Front Porch has lots of rocking chairs, Walking distance to Main Street, Pet friendly in certain rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, antique stores, Scrapbooking retreats, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 12 Years and older charged same rate as adult.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Guest dogs are allowed in the two rooms in back yard.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance Deposit of one night
  • Cancellations: Advance deposit required. Returned if cancelled three days or more before arrival date.



Sallie and Bruce Blalock

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Antiques and railroad history.

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  • Time Served: 9-10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

201 Romona Street , Smithville, TX 78957 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase