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Katy House Bed and Breakfast

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

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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 1-512-237-4262.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Gracious Hosts

4.2 on June 08, 2015

Linda and Stu are now owners of the Katy House and they were the perfect hosts at this B&B. A charming couple who are quick to engage visitors and offer a very comfortable stay - the Katy House will continue to be my first choice when I visit Smithville again. I found several new venues downtown that add to the ambience of this quaint town - including Old World Bakery, Back Door Cafe and The Front Room Wine Bar.


Amazing stay at Katy House B&B!

5 on June 07, 2015

Linda is amazing! We stayed in the conductor suite, which gave my 2 kids (7 & 10) plenty of space. The room was clean, bed was a cloud of softness and comfort. The gated courtyard was a great place for our dog to run around in and she loved meeting Linda's 2 adorable pugs. The house is so pretty, the breakfast (choc chip pumpkin muffins, scrambled eggs and bacon) were so good. Bring your bikes and explore the small town! The B&B has a list of 80 things to do in Smithville - so fun!


Charming B&B

4.8 on June 01, 2015

Our first time to visit historical Smithville, TX and will not be our last. The Katy House Bed and Breakfast exceeded our expectations. The home has character with a lot of charm and the bed was so comfortable. Breakfast was delicious!!! When we arrived we were greeted with a smile. Delicious food, great wine & spirits, and antique shopping are a short one block walk. Time to hold hands and begin a romantic evening with no agenda, no stress, and no gotta be's hanging over you. The next day included antique shopping, lunch at the Comfort Cafe, a short drive to Bone Spirits Distillery for a tasting of the locally made premium vodka, gin, moonshine and whiskey. I was not a fan of the last three UNTIL I tasted them here! You have to try a Shine Margarita before leaving. There is so much more to see but we had to return home to the Houston area. We are excited about our next visit to Katy House B&B in the very near future!


Stay at Katy House!

5 on May 20, 2015

We loved our stay at Katy House B&B! We were in The Texas Special. The house and room were gorgeous and spotless; the bed super comfortable. And be sure not to leave too early and miss breakfast. We have never had a better B&B breakfast! We felt right at home and plan to extend our stay next time. We feel that we have known Linda for ages, yet were only there for less than 24 hours. Outstanding Hospitality! Highly Recommended!


Charming & Rustic

2.8 on May 17, 2015

Lovely quant area and sleepy little town. B&B very charming and private in relaxed atmosphere. Not many places to dine in evenings but lovely for walks on beautiful streets with old southern town feel. Just what we needed, time to relax. Friendliness of the people in this town was outstanding. Lots of other towns very close by to explore. Texas is beautiful.


Charming little hideaway.

5 on May 01, 2015

We stayed there on our wedding weekend as our wedding was down the road. The owners were very accommodating, so sincere and sweet! We absolutely cherished our times there and the breakfast was wonderful! We will definitely stay there again.


Awesome Bed & Breakfast!

5 on April 28, 2015

The owners of this Bed & Breakfast became family as soon as we stepped into their magnificent home and cottages out back. Linda gave us details of where to eat, shop at Round Top, and the local history of movies made at Smithville. In fact she hosted a movie night in the parlor, where she pointed out Smithville's architecture, buildings, and the movie Hope Floats house down the street. She has a love of antiques, painting furniture, and creativity, which made it special for us as it was the first time that we had made the journey to experience Round Top during Antiques Week. The breakfast, which was divine, was truly a full Country Breakfast and was served family style. This made for a great time of camaraderie with the other guests staying at Katy House and ended with evening talks on the front porch swing and rocking chairs. If you are looking for a Bed and Breakfast with style and an accommodating host for your all your needs this is the place to stay! Thank You Linda for making these two sisters' stay phenomenal! Barn Chics and Red Barn Treasures


My hometown reunion with family.....

5 on April 15, 2015

My sister and brother had such a great time with family and friends at the Smithville Jamboree. But, we can't say enough great things about The Katy House and the owners, Linda and Stu. I guess you can say we extened our family their in Smithville! If you want to get away and enjoy the small town feel and great people, then book a stay at The Katy House. We stayed in The Conductor's Quarters since we had my brother's dog. They are pet friendly and their two Pugs, Little Joe and Haus are so friendly and put a smile on your face! Thanks LInda and Stu for an AMAZING weekend!


Never leaving home !

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


Pleasant Surprise!

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.


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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

Location Type

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

Airport

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, 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

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linda Leibowitz

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Antiques and painted furniture

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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

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