We were so looking forward to everything to be as we read on the website, but upon arriving and seeing the For Sale sign in front, we knew it may not be. The innkeepers were out of the country and interim innkeepers were in their second week of running the Katy House. We were told that because the property is for sale, some of the furnishings were removed to enhance value. The Conductor's Quarters was our room and the walls were bare, no railroad memorabilia as we had expected. Our walls couldn't prevent the sounds from the bar across the street and the constant train whistles. Breakfast lacked the smell of freshly baked bread and jalapeño grits everyone raved about. The restaurant we had hoped to visit was also closed, apparently Smithville businesses close as they desire!
- 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