I returned to my car after a hike on Vermont's Long Trail to find myself locked out with the keys in the trunk. Even a locksmith couldn't get in, so I had to call my wife to drive up four hours from Connecticut to bring me another key. In return she asked for a night in a nice Vermont bed and breakfast. We showed up at the Ranney Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast as a married couple in two separate cars with me dirty and unshaven but were still greeted with amazing hospitality. We prefer to stay at B & B's for the family atmosphere and Ranney Farm stands out as one of the best. The 1830 post and beam farmhouse has been restored to excellent condition and is warmly decorated. But what made our visit special was the wonderful conversations we had with owners, Diana and John. They spent a lot of their time with us, talking and giving us a tour of the garden. They prepared a delicious, copious breakfast of a five-egg omelette with veggies, very lean bacon, and a large cup of their own fresh fruit. They even sent us a bag of peaches fresh from one of their trees and another bag of Diana's homemade cookies. They are located fairly close to some ski resorts so we plan to return this coming winter. There are also two impressive covered bridges close to their home. I recommend Ranney Farm as a delightful place to stay, and this region of Vermont makes for a nice vacation in any season.