Katy House Bed & Breakfast

Select Registry Member Since 2022

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Katy House Bed & Breakfast

Select Registry Member Since 2022

The Basics

A premier small-town escape where ‘getaway’ feels more like coming home. For 28 years, The Katy House Bed & Breakfast has been serving guests from around the world. Nestled in downtown Smithville, Texas, 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.” Conveniently located 30 minutes to Round Top (Antiques), 40 minutes to Austin, and 1 hour to San Antonio.

Things We Love

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Walking distance to Smithville's best restaurants and shopping

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Experience a hot, southern breakfast served family-style at 9am daily


The cozy, thoughtfully designed rooms... a home away from home

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Adult Only
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
  • Full House Rental Available
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • History & Heritage
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Shopping

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Grab a cup of coffee (Mexican Mocha is our favorite) at the Smithville General Store and take Stu's Stroll (walking map on Katy House website) through the Historic District of Smithville.
  • Take a walking tour of area outside painted murals and one-of-a-kind mosaics by area artists.
  • Experience fine Wines & live music schedule of Jazz/Blues at Fat Cat Lounge
  • Lunch at Old World Bakery alongside locals for their daily, made from scratch specials (chicken salad sandwich on jalapeno bread with a sweet tea)
  • There's a slower pace in Smithville. Often compared to a Norman Rockwell painting or a hallmark movie, the beauty of experiencing this sweet town is best experienced by slowing down, spending time on the front porch with a glass of wine or sweet tea, or chatting with the locals as you stroll down the streets.


Most people are surprised to learn The Katy House Bed & Breakfast has been a traditional Bed & Breakfast serving the Smithville community for 27 years. The property’s spacious layout includes six guest rooms with private baths and a few cottages steps away from the back porch. All guest rooms are nestled around our serene outdoor space, where relaxing with the perfect cup of hot coffee or a chilled glass of wine feel like perfection. Private balcony, kitchen, inside the historic main house or cozy private cottage, ground floor or second story, king or queen bed, clawfoot tub or step-in shower are all options guests can consider when selecting the perfect room for their stay at The Katy House. We serve a hot, home-cooked breakfast daily by delivering our best comfort foods to each guest room or outside the courtyard.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Communal, Set Times, Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 6

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Smart TV's

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

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

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Concierge Services


Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Wedding/Events Capacity: 20-49

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