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

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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.

Very nice. Enjoyed our stay and would definately come back.

4.4 on February 24, 2015

Very accommodating, and personal. Enjoyed the family dining for breakfast.

Sweet Smithville Stay

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.

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.

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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, 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 and Charlotte Beadles

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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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