Katy House Bed and Breakfast

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


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

Great little getaway!

5 on September 22, 2015

This was a cute boutique style bed and breakfast where the breakfast is served in the main house. The owners were out of town and Bruce the previous owner was there to prepare breakfast. He was FANTASTIC!! We had two of the most delicious breakfasts that I've had in a long while! I even got recipes to bring home to make. The room was clean and precious. The ONLY thing I could say is maybe have small coffee pots in the room or self serve in the main house because we are early risers and need coffee before 8! But other than that it was perfect!

Southern Hospitality at it's Finest

5 on September 07, 2015

Thank you, Stu and Linda for making our stay the most pleasant experience ever. Your home is incredibly beautiful and your hospitality was top notch. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed and at home. We love the ambiance and the close-knit feel Smithville has to offer. We will be back for certain :) Bryan and I recommend this place to anyone who is ready to treat themselves to a little piece of Heaven on Earth. Enjoy! God Bless, Nicki

Katy House B&B was great

4.2 on August 24, 2015


Beyond Expectations

5 on August 21, 2015

If you are ever in the Smithville, Austin, Bastrop, LaGrange, Round Top area, you should try out the Katy House Bed and Breakfast in Smithville, TX. I can't say enough about this place. I called late Sunday afternoon looking for a place to stay in Smithville when my Nana passed away. Linda was worried about what to cook for me and I told her I didn't need the "whole Bed and Breakfast" experience. I told her I was on a meal plan and just needed a place to stay to be "on call" for my family when they needed things done and to have WIFI so I could work in between. Linda insisted on cooking my breakfast each morning according to my meal plan, I jogged in the mornings and had a beautiful front porch and porch off my room to cool off afterwards, I had the tranquility of a beautiful home in Smithville while reflecting on my Nana's life and when we were looking for a place to host our gathering after the funeral, Linda and Stu offered the home for our gathering. Even better, as my siblings arrived to Smithville, they stayed in the house with me as well as well as their mother (my stepmother). It was so wonderful to be together. I was there Sunday through Wednesday and Wednesday morning, Linda and Stu made an amazing breakfast for the 13 of us. What a wonderful experience to be with my siblings the morning of the funeral and later in the day gather with the rest of the family and my Nana's friends. My friend Debbie always tells me "it's a God thing" when these things happen and I truly believe this was a God thing. Linda told me if I had called 15 minutes later on Sunday, that she would have been in Austin and I wouldn't have had a place to stay. Thank you Linda and Stu. I'm spreading the word, that this is the place to stay if you want to be pampered, relaxed and experience the "Bed and Breakfast experience". I told them I didn't need it, but they still gave it to me and so much more!

Love it!

5 on August 11, 2015

Stu and Linda make you feel like part of the family and point you in the right direction to have fun in Smithville.

Genuine Southern Hospitality

5 on July 07, 2015

Our stay at the Katy House was amazing! The atmosphere, rooms, decor and food are as authentic as they get! Stu and Linda were amazing hosts...we felt like we were family being welcomed home. We will absolutely be staying at the Katy House again.

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!

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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

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

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

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, 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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  • 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

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