The Smith House Bed & Breakfast - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/25/06

The Smith House Bed & Breakfast

From Australia to Texas, they were looking to start a business. They found it right in the heart of Crosbyton as the new owners of the historic Smith House Bed and Breakfast.

Cozily nestled on Crosbyton's main street, the Smith House Bed and Breakfast boasts a wealth of history with a flare of antique and western flavor.

The house dates back to 1921, when it was first opened as a boarding house. But don't expect to find a Texas accent welcoming you.

"G'day welcome to Smith House. Come on in," Sande Two Eagles said.

That's right, owners Sande Two Eagles and Sue Windsong are from Australia. 

"We wanted a new challenge. We're pretty adventurous females," Sande said.

And what they found was located on a suburban street in the middle of Crosbyton, Texas. 

"Once we saw Smith House on the net, that was it. Nothing else would do," Sande said.

"Because the Smith House was in a country area, which we liked and not very far from a major center, and because it's beautiful. We like it," Sue said. 

"I like the old worldliness of it; that's what really got me in," Sande said.

When staying at the Smith House you get your choice of one of the 11 guest bedrooms, each decorated with its own theme. 

"It's a gorgeous old place," Sue said.

"I still get a kick out of it when I go make up the beds and the guests have left,"

And you're sure to leave with a full belly. 

"The restaurant was actually a secondary thing. Someone came up to us and said, 'The Smith House use to be a huge restaurant type of thing, why don't you open up?' So I looked at Sue and said get your apron on, you're going back in the kitchen," Sande said.

Whether you stay overnight or just for lunch, you're sure to find a bit of Texas history and Australian hospitality.

"It's lovely!" Sande said. "It's very homey, and I just hope that when people come to stay they feel at home," Sue said.

The Smith House is open daily for guests and serves lunch every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday with a hot lunch on Sunday.

www.smithhousebnb.samsbiz.com

Learn More About Crosbyton
Get more coverage from the community of Crosbyton.
In town July 25th, 2006!

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • City of Lubbock issues warning due to increase in recreational water illnesses

    City of Lubbock issues warning due to increase in recreational water illnesses

    Friday, July 28 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-07-28 16:41:38 GMT
    City of Lubbock Health Department offers vaccinations at summer festival (Source: City of Lubbock)City of Lubbock Health Department offers vaccinations at summer festival (Source: City of Lubbock)

    Information provided by the City of Lubbock The City of Lubbock Health Department has seen an increase in reports of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) including Cryptosporidium (Crypto). RWIs are caused by germs spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water play areas, and natural bodies of water such as lakes. 

    Information provided by the City of Lubbock The City of Lubbock Health Department has seen an increase in reports of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) including Cryptosporidium (Crypto). RWIs are caused by germs spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water play areas, and natural bodies of water such as lakes. 

  • Disabled Texans say bathroom bill could further complicate their lives

    Disabled Texans say bathroom bill could further complicate their lives

    Octavio Armendariz, 8, smiles as he watches cartoons on his iPad in his living room at his home in El Paso, Texas. Octavio has moderate-to-severe autism and severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas TribuneOctavio Armendariz, 8, smiles as he watches cartoons on his iPad in his living room at his home in El Paso, Texas. Octavio has moderate-to-severe autism and severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

    For Octavio Armendariz, using the bathroom while he’s home is no big deal. When the autistic eight-year-old is out in public with his mom, it’s a different story.

    For Octavio Armendariz, using the bathroom while he’s home is no big deal. When the autistic eight-year-old is out in public with his mom, it’s a different story.

  • Texas executes man who claimed his lawyers committed fraud

    Texas executes man who claimed his lawyers committed fraud

    TaiChin Preyor was sentenced to death in the 2004 slaying of Jami Tackett in Bexar County. (Source: TDCJ)TaiChin Preyor was sentenced to death in the 2004 slaying of Jami Tackett in Bexar County. (Source: TDCJ)

    After more than 12 years on death row, a San Antonio man convicted in a fatal stabbing was executed Thursday night. It was Texas’ fifth execution of the year.

    After more than 12 years on death row, a San Antonio man convicted in a fatal stabbing was executed Thursday night. It was Texas’ fifth execution of the year.

Powered by Frankly