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“Enjoyed my stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Katy House Bed and Breakfast

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Katy House Bed and Breakfast
201 Ramona Street, P.O. Box 803, Smithville, TX 78957   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Smithville B&B and Inns
Rockwall, TX
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“Enjoyed my stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed recently at the Katy House for three nights. Bruce and Sallie are great conversationalists. Breakfast was very good and I enjoyed sitting and talking with them. I stayed in the Texas Room and it was very comfortable. I got a good night's sleep each night, the train never woke me up. Smithville is a very nice little town to explore. Bruce and Sallie gave us great dinner recommendations. I had a great relaxing stay at the Katy!

Room Tip: The Texas Room is big and airy, just right for one or two people. The Katy Room is also big though...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We've stayed at the Katy House several times and always enjoy our stay. It is a beautiful house with all upstairs bedrooms. The steps upstairs are very friendly though and not difficult to climb. Sallie and Bruce are gracious hosts and we would recommend their B & B without reservation. I notice that several commented on the railroad noise, but we never notice it. Try it.

Room Tip: I really preger the main house.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Our stay was short, but definitely sweet! Our room was comfortable. Yes, we did hear the train during the night and the fire siren went off in the morning (which you could probably hear in a 5 mile radius), but we were "warned" of the sounds so it wasn't a big deal. The house has a great history and Sallie and Bruce are wonderful hosts! We were treated to a delicious home-cooked breakfast and had the opportunity to learn about the house and the town. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and we'll definitely be back!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angleton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Sallie and Bruce makes you feel at home. Great time in the small town. I heard that the train but it was okay, breakfast was great and number one love the bake eggs, peppered bacon, grill toast everything was great. I would recomend this B&B tto my friend if coming to your area.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Sallie and Bruce know everything there is to know about Smithville, the little town east of Austin where the Katy House B&B is located. Smithville has been home to several movies (Hope Floats, Tree of Life to name a couple) and more recently, Willie Nelson was in town recording a video with his son. Sallie is in this one, "as background". The house has upstairs rooms and a couple of well behaved dogs, so take that into consideration. It also sits very close to busy railroad tracks, although we barely registered the noise. Rooms were well air conditioned and had ceiling fans and comfortable beds, with fine linen and two pillows (Thanks Sallie). The shower worked quickly and the bathroom amenities were better than adequate. Breakfast was a show stopper, with a main dish, a meat side and a fruit or toast and jam to round it out. Warm or cold beverages choices were available and plenty of water to drink. If you were still hungry, chocolate chip cookies were always available in a cookie jar. Bottled water was in the room - always a perfect addition. The Katy House is named after the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad, nicknamed the "KT", or Katy, and the house reflects Bruce's passion for collecting train memorabilia. Besides movie locations, Smithville has lots of antique and "antique" shops for some fun prowling. The town is small, but is comfortable with being that way.

Room Tip: We had the Katy Suite at the top of the stairs. It was cool and the bed comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed there in December of 2011. We had a wonderful time staying in the room behind the main house. We love trains and collect the memorabilia associated with trains as the owners. The memorabilia was fantastic. The owners were very nice and friendly. Breakfast was like a home meal with family and delicious. Would love the recipe for the baked eggs casserole. the room we stayed in was comfy and we loved the jacuzzi bath. It was an authentic early 1900's or earlier room. No modern replica. It was warm and cozy. We loved the trains clicking and clacking along the track. the rumble sound it makes lulled us to sleep. We perused the antique stores and found some treasures to take home.
Loved sitting in the living room with the Christmas tree, drinking our coffee and chatting with fellow guests. It was very interesting to learn that may of the crew and some of the stars of locally filmed movies stayed in the house. The house has so many interesting stories held within its walls. Take the time to drive the short distance to Bastrop and eat at the Road House for great burgers, and the Cedar's Mediterranean Grill. We are definitely going to stay there again when we get the chance to be in that area, or maybe even make a point to be in that area so we can stay there. Longer this time than just one night. Here's to the Katy House and "Hope Float's" setting.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Had a great one-night stay with my girlfriend. Really enjoyed it. Great hospitality and accommodations. Enjoyed Smithville and hiking in the state park. I did hear the train at night but it was not a big deal. I recommend this spot. Good price/value. Easy to get to. Fun get-away.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Katy House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 201 Ramona Street, P.O. Box 803, Smithville, TX 78957
Location: United States > Texas > Smithville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Smithville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic home, one block from Main Street. The Katy House has five bedrooms, with private baths. Cable TV, VCR, free WiFi and clock radios in all rooms. A full breakfast is served each morning. ... more   less 

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