Katy House Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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 Dining4.8

Great place in small town Texas!!

5 on November 08, 2017

Owners were great! Breakfast was great. Rooms were a little on the small side, but bed was comfy and jacuzzi tub was great!!


Lovely B&B

5 on October 18, 2017

Loved our stay here so much! I never thought I would say it, but the jalepeno grits alone are enough to book your stay. Bars are walking distance from the B&B, and the town is adorable. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Mrs. Linda was so hospitable and friendly. Cannot wait for an excuse to stay at the Katy House again.


Smithville Historic Home

5 on October 04, 2017

This was truly a home away from home. The hostess, Linda, made me feel like part of the family. The bedrooms were spacious and nicely appointed. As a light sleeper, I appreciated having my own AC unit that also served as a "white noise" device. We all know that private B&Bs can be noisy. The Katy is within walking distance to downtown shops and eateries. Not having a car on this trip made that fact important to me. Linda paid attention to my dietary preferences. I would definitely place the Katy on my list of B&Bs to visit again (especially with those lovely sheets!)


Fun B & B

4.6 on July 15, 2017

We enjoyed our 2 day stay at this B & B. The owner was very helpful and prepared a delicious breakfast in accordance with our dietary requirements.


Weekend Getaway

5 on May 26, 2017

We enjoyed our weekend getaway in Smithville. We enjoyed walking the trails in Buescher State Park. For dinner, we went to the pizza restaurant. It was excellent and we enjoyed Amy's Ice Cream next door while sitting leisurely outdoors at the picnic tables. Breakfast was lovely and the Jalapeno Grits was a personal favorite. Linda and Stu were great hosts and we enjoyed talking with them over breakfast.


Best experience possible in Smithville!

5 on April 10, 2017

Katy House is beautiful the hosts delightful. So perfectly relaxing, great conversations. Highly recommended!


Katy Bed&Breakfasr

5 on April 04, 2017

The nicest B&B we have ever visited. Looking forward to visiting again. Janice&Kevin


Great little town & inviting BnB

4.8 on April 01, 2017

Beautiful house and very friendly & pleasant host. Look forward to our next visit.


Midnight Monkey Rides Side Saddle

5 on March 28, 2017

This is a true bed and breakfast that's set in a lovely old house with charming rooms and genial hosts that provide steaming mugs of coffee and a delicious full breakfast every single morning! This is the real deal so be prepared for pretty, but tricky footed tubs and quirky toilets, one of which you have to "ride" side saddle! Its within walking distance of cafes, pizza places and a few shops including the zany Midnight Monkey that sometimes opens at midnight to reveal new items. Smithville is in a great location that is only a half an hour or so away from the Warrington/Round Top Antique areas.


Loved our stay!

4.4 on February 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful, spacious, clean, and full of character and history. Linda and Stu were very hospitable. Linda seemed to know every person in Smithville and every place we should go check out. I loved how knowledgeable and kind she was...such a neat lady. The town is so cute and welcoming. We will definitely stay there in the near future.


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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

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

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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.
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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


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