The Gingerbread house calls on fond memories of wrapping up in grandma's quilt on a wide, front porch while enjoying a big bowl of chicken and dumplings or a tall glass of mint tea. Smithville is a small city of 4,500 but offers big charm, friendly people, historic places, and things to do and see. Smithville is an easy drive from major cities of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Bryan/College Station making it a great central location for family reunions, special events, antiquing, or just a quiet evening away from big city hustle and bustle. Experience the Warrenton/Round Top "world of antiquing", a short 25-minute drive or the local 'Bone Spirits' distillery and shopping on Main Street. Enjoy a day of kayaking, stand-up boarding, or relaxing on the deck of an area restaurant or brewery looking out over the majestic Colorado River. In and around Bastrop, just 15 minutes away, you'll find fun stuff like zip-lining, night time canoeing, or exploring McKinney Rough's many nature trails.
The 'Gingerbread House' is located in the heart of Smithville just minutes from Main Street's restaurants, antique shops, Beuscher State Park, and other attractions. The home, built in 1931, has been fully renovated with modern amenities such as wide screen TV, gas fireplace, all stainless appliances, laundry room with folding bar, and extra large stove with two ovens. Cable and Internet are provided. Though modernized, the homey feel of this vintage craftsman has been retained and offers a lovely, wide front porch with wood swing and original long-leaf pine floors. The home is three bedrooms and two full baths. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the third two twin beds. There are two full baths - one large, new bath addition with walk-in shower and two sinks, a second original bathroom updated to include pedestal sink and shower/tub combination. Relax on the new backyard deck strung with party lights for a festive evening atmosphere. The large backyard has privacy fencing and charcoal BBQ pit.