Katy House Bed & Breakfast

Nestled in downtown Smithville, TX, the award-winning B&B has been called a 'real-life Hallmark B&B'


Nestled in downtown Smithville, TX, the award-winning B&B has been called a 'real-life Hallmark B&B'


The Basics


A premier small-town escape where 'getaway' feels more like coming home. For 28 years, The Katy House B&B has been serving guests from around the world. Nestled in downtown Smithville, TX, the award-winning Katy House has been called the 'perfect real-life Hallmark bed and breakfast'. The small-town charm of Smithville first became known as backdrop and hometown of Sandra Bullock & Harry Connick Jr in the film, "Hope Floats." 

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Adult Only
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Full House Rental
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Grab a cup of coffee at the Smithville General Store and take Stu's Stroll through the Historic District 

  • Take a walking tour of area outside painted murals and one-of-a-kind mosaics by area artists.
  • Experience fine wines & live Jazz/Blues music at Fat Cat Lounge

  • Lunch at Old World Bakery alongside locals for their made from scratch specials

Stay for the Story

The inn's central location in the heart of downtown allows guests to easily explore the area's unique shops, delightful restaurants, and cultural attractions, with true small-town charm.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try the Front Room Wine Bar for an extensive list of varietals with tapas-style cuisine

Carne Lenta for Mexican style slow roast in large smoker pits and homemade ingredients made from scratch

Smithville Brewery is a neighborhood and destination brewpub bringing friends, family, and community together through craft beer & other drinks

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Check out Old World Antieks for unique finds across the globe
Hike or bike under tall trees, or fish and paddle the 30-acre lake at the peaceful Buescher State Park
Visit the backdrop of 1998 romantic drama, Hope Floats at the Hope Floats House

Guest Reviews

What a great place! First the location: coffee, shopping,dinner, art and drinks within walking distance. The rooms are gorgeous and so comfortable. Complimentary drinks, chocolates, chocolate chip cookies and eucalyptus cloth upon arrival. The breakfast is AMAZING. Fluffy, family recipe pancakes, tender scramble/omelet eggs, maple bacon, and the most creamy jalapeño grits. And Tiffany can't stop offering coffee refills or anything else you may need. She made our anniversary...See More

- Angie Peters

This was our first, and certainly not our last, visit to the Katy House! The home itself was beautifully decorated and the rooms were comfy, well air-conditioned and spacious. Tiffany was so welcoming, friendly and caring! Our breakfasts were prepared with love and tasted so yummy and filling! We logged a lot of miles on that porch—from swinging in the porch swing to rocking in the rocking chairs—just relaxing...See More

- Glenn Seleen

We stayed here for an impromptu mother/ daughter weekend. The house is beautiful and welcoming, and the owner Tiffany goes above and beyond to make you feel at home. The breakfast was excellent and the room was comfortable. We were so pleased and hope to make it a tradition to meet up here!

- Nancy Beebe

This past weekend my husband and I stayed for one night as we were in town for a family member’s wedding. Tiffany was really sweet and hospitable from the start. The home is clean and full of beautiful charm. Our room was decorated nicely and the bed was really comfortable! The room was very clean and cool upon arriving which we loved! We were able to control the temperature...See More

- Kristie Wilson

I can’t say enough about The Katy House and their team!! I hosted a retreat there, yet the luxurious accommodations (that bed!!), delicious breakfasts (I learned I love grits! At least, THEIR grits!), and thoughtful, caring attention to every detail of my stay (and my retreat), made me feel like I was the one on retreat! The whole experience felt like a hug. Can’t wait to get back!

- Calley Welborn

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 6

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, USB Charging Stations, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available

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