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

Awesome b&b

5 on March 14, 2018

Stu and Linda are warm, friendly, accomodating and the breakfast both days of our stay was yummy. Loved the organic coffee. Check out Your MOM'S across the street for the best chicken fried steak, burgers and pot roast.

Fabulous B&B

5 on March 08, 2018

This is my all-time favorite place to stay! This was our 6th time to visit Smithville, and it was also our 6th time to stay at the Katy House. This place is such a gem! We just love Linda and Stu, and the food is amazing! We’ll be back next year.

Just like home!

5 on February 28, 2018

We felt so at home staying at Katy House but without having to clean, cook, or make the bed! Stu and Linda are such gracious hosts and have provided everything you need for a peaceful, restful stay. The room was immaculate and spacious. The breakfast was amazing! The porch was the place to be in the afternoon and morning. The conversation was engaging and you could really tell that the hosts are geniune and down-to-earth people like we are. They are truly interested in their community and enjoy getting to know their guests on a personal level. Our stay could not have been more perfect! The location is prime, so park the car and walk the town! And hopefully on your stay, Stu will make the jalapeno cheese grits for breakfast ¿¿

Smithville Sweetness!

5 on February 15, 2018

Katy House is a slice of heaven! We felt incredibly welcomed - like we’d been lucky enough to come home to this beautiful place. I’m hoping this is just the first of many visits to this special town.

Perfect get away!

5 on January 23, 2018

We are from N.Y. spending several months in Tx visiting our kids and grandson! We needed a get away! We stayed in the Katy Tower separate from the main house. It was romantic,private and beaurif9decorayed

Awesome place, awesome location!

4.0 on January 03, 2018

Katy House is a real gem in Smithbille! We've used them twice now and both times everything was perfect. Stu and Linda are hospitable and make everyone feel welcome. The home is wonderful, truly staying in a turn of the century home with modern conveniences! Highly recommend!

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!!

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on November 05, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a stay at this B&B. It was a wonderful place to celebrate. Stu and Linda were great. They were friendly and down to earth and made us feel us very welcome from the time we entered their home until we left. They offered great tips on where to eat and places to visit. The food was good and we loved sitting on the porch just taking in the small town scenery.

Lovely Katy Bed and Breakfast

3.8 on November 01, 2017

We had a lovely experience while visiting Smithville recently- we stayed at the Katy Bed and Breakfast, very nice and clean- breakfast was wonderful


5 on October 29, 2017

A perfect spot to relax in a charming little town that will take you back to turn-of-the-century (19th to 20th,of course) elegance. Linda and Stu are wonderful, thoughtful hosts—every bit as charming as the environs. One of my all-time favorite places to visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Texas Special

The spacious Texas Special is upstairs in the main house. The comfortable king size bed and furnishings help capture the feel of this master bedroom and private balcony. An electric Franklin fireplace adds to the romance. The room also features an in-room refrigerator, flat-screen television, cable, DVD player and free WiFi. The large private bath with marble walls includes a claw-foot tub and overhead shower. The optional adjoining room contains two twin beds. Please call if you need to add this room to your reservation. Fun fact: Willie Nelson filmed a portion of his music video, Just Breathe, in the Texas Special.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Katy Limited

The Katy Limited, upstairs in the main house, is named in honor of Smithville's thriving railroad. The large bedroom is complete with a luxurious queen bed, two large sitting chairs, flat-screen television, cable, Blu Ray DVD, cable, in-room refrigerator and free WiFi. The private bath includes a claw-foot tub and overhead shower. Adding to the warmth of the atmosphere is an electric fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bluebonnet Room

The cozy Bluebonnet Room is located upstairs in the main house. Appointed in Eastlake furniture and period graphics, it offers a warmth and charm that welcomes you home. A bright private bath with claw-foot tub and shower complete the picture. The room is complete with a luxurious queen bed, flat-screen television, cable, DVD player, in-room refrigerator and free WiFi. An electric Franklin fireplace adds to the warm feel of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Katy Tower

The Katy Tower is in a separate building in the backyard. The upstairs, small bedroom is decorated in a coastal motif. The antique bed has been converted to queen. An electric fireplace adds romance to the room. A whirlpool tub for two and overhead shower is inside the room. The Katy Tower has its own deck, just outside the bedroom, complete with table and chairs. The room is also complete with an in-room refrigerator, flat-screen television, cable, Blu Ray DVD and free WiFi. Pets are welcome in this room and in the fenced back yard, but not in the Main House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 14:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • 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



Linda Leibowitz

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Antiques and painted furniture

Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian