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Katy House Bed and Breakfast

201 Romona Street , Smithville, TX 78957 USA (Show map)
226 Reviews
$99 - $150
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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).




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

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The Best Weekend Getaway

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.

Relax & Enjoy

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.

Katy Tower was Perfect

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.

Wonderful weekend

4.4 on November 30, 2014

Wonderful, nostalgic Thanksgiving weekend. So much history and small town charm. Katy house is warm and welcoming.

Katy House - the perfect get away

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!

My First Great Stay at B&B !

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!

Wonderful time in Smithville.

4.8 on October 21, 2014

We had a very restful and relaxing time at the Katy House. Good food and good company. Hope to stay again soon.

Memorable Experience

5 on October 15, 2014

Mrs. Sally and Mr. Bruce are fantastic hosts and exceptional people. I absolutely enjoyed my stay and can't wait to go back. An impromptu road trip lead us to the Katy House and made for a memorable experience. Thank you Mrs. Katy and Mr. Bruce for your hospitality. See you soon!

katy house

4.2 on October 08, 2014

great place, they just never cleaned the rooms; empty trash or make beds.the people and food are great

Innkeeper Response
We try to give our guests as much privacy as we can. By putting four bath towels, three hand towels and two wash towels, and two trash cans in each room, we hope that will be all that is needed for a two night stay. Unless a guest requests something, we do not enter their room. We try, at the end of breakfast, to ask if their room needs anything.

A great place to hang your hat!

4.4 on September 15, 2014

Bruce and Sally are personable, knowledgeable and engaging. They create a delicious breakfast and eat with you and other guests. The conversation is engaging and enjoyable. In short, they are salt of the earth folks who are really good at what they do. We will be back!

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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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

Nightly Rate: $129 - $150

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $180

Nightly Rate: $139 - $180

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $180

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $180

Nightly Rate: $139 - $180

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $180

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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:

One block west of the traffic light at Main Street and Loop 230. One block to shopping and dining.

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 12 Years and older charged same rate as adult.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Guest dogs are allowed in the two rooms in back yard.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance Deposit of one night
  • Cancellations: Advance deposit required. Returned if cancelled three days or more before arrival date.



linda Leibowitz and Charlotte Beadles

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Antiques and painted furniture

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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

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