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 1-512-237-4262.
5 on March 24, 2015
Linda & Stu would go out of their way to make us feel at home if needed. It's pretty much like staying with family. We will definitely find a reason to go back. Thanks for the great experience and kindness. Danny & Caroline Wigley
4.6 on March 16, 2015
We thought this would be a good stop on our way west. What a great time. Linda is a wonderful host and she guided us to some great things to do in Smithville. We will definitely go back to spend more time in the Katy House and Smithville.
4.4 on February 24, 2015
Very accommodating, and personal. Enjoyed the family dining for breakfast.
5 on February 16, 2015
Linda and Stu, the B&B owners, exceeded our expectations when it came to our stay. They have an energy about them that really ignites excitement when first arriving in this fun-filled, little town. Their friendliness and enthusiasm not only made for feeling as if you have friends right away but they also got the job done at the same time. The attractions brought us to Smithville, the Katy House will beckon our return.
5 on December 24, 2014
I really loved staying here, and we're definitely going back next time we're ready to get away for a little while.
5 on December 20, 2014
We are overjoyed to find this pet friendly b&b!! Linda & Stu made us feel like long lost friends. We found some fun unique gifts in town. Had a nice lunch st the bakery with live music & scrumptious cookies for dessert. Then we visited Bone Spirits Distillery & had so much fun hearing the inspiring story of its 'farm to bottle' strategy. We were very pleasantly surprised but the taste of their vodka, gin & whiskey! Just the perfect thing before a nice dinner. They next day we took a leisurely tour of the historic tour of the local homes & dreamed of past residences based on the town history Linda shared with us at Breakfast. We had a nice clean, comfy room & Linda was kind & thoughtful at ever turn. Ok so the local train woke me at 5am as it rolled through town but I was able to get comfy & go right back to sleep with no trouble at all. We cannot wait to return here soon for another rejuvinating weekend.
4.6 on December 08, 2014
Really enjoyed our stay at the Haty House over the weekend. Stewart, Charlotte, and Linda were the best hosts you could ask for. The entire visit was warm and welcoming. I would recommend the Katy House to anyone staying in Smithville.
4.4 on November 30, 2014
Wonderful, nostalgic Thanksgiving weekend. So much history and small town charm. Katy house is warm and welcoming.
5 on November 05, 2014
We picked the Katy House by chance, but what a fortunate selection it was. The room was great, the bed was comfortable, the footed tub was awesome! The hosts were wonderful, the other guests were even great to visit with. The breakfasts were great and the evening cookies were just about perfect. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. We'll be back!
5 on October 22, 2014
I stayed at Katy's B&B this past weekend because my husband had a race. This was my first stay at a B&B and it was great. The room I stayed in was called the Blue Bonnet it was clean & cozy had a lot of charm. I love older homes and its Historic/antique feel. Bruce & Sally were amazing host and did I mention love Sally's cooking! Thanks for the great stay!
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.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $150
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.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $180
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.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $180
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.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $180
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.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $180
Buescher State Park, Rocky Hill Bike Ranch, Hometown of "Hope Floats", Downtown, Small town
AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 37 miles
One block west of the traffic light at Main Street and Loop 230. One block to shopping and dining.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, 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, Wired internet
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
linda Leibowitz and Charlotte Beadles
Cats , Dogs
Antiques and painted furniture
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian