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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on November 20, 2013
I can't think of anything that would improve Katy House. I just wish we'd been staying more than one night. Sallie and Bruce were attentive and good company at breakfast. And what a beautiful home they have. What more can you ask for?
4.0 on September 30, 2013
The inn is very nice and roomy. Breakfast was truly superb. Check in and out was easy. Not noisy, and very very clean. We found the room to be a little warmer than we liked but we cranked down the A/C and it was fine later.
5 on September 20, 2013
I was here for business in Smithville and was very pleased with my stay at the Katy House. Bruce and Sallie are super people and the breakfast was great! Great rooms, the house just is full of character and history. A wonderful stay!
5 on September 18, 2013
I enjoyed my stay so very much. Sallie and Bruce were great hosts and people. I am glad i had a chance to meet and talk with them as well as the other guests. I learned a lot! My dogs were also welcome and tolerated:) I will be going back on those weekends I have nothing to do and just want peace and great company.
3.6 on September 04, 2013
Convient location. Enjoyed visiting with owners and other guest. Food was special. Owners had great recommendations for local dining and shopping. Enjoyed learning about the Katy RR and history of Smithville.
Buescher State Park, Hometown of "Hope Floats", Rocky Hill Bike Ranch, Downtown, Small town
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 37 miles
37 miles East on Hwy 71
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mountain Bike Park, State Parks, Round Top Antique Shows, Automotive Museum, Picnic area, River, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scrapbooking retreats, antique stores, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library
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
Pet friendly in certain rooms, Walking distance to Main Street, Front Porch has lots of rocking chairs
Sallie and Bruce Blalock
Antiques and railroad history.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian