We love the Firefly B&B and go back there every summer, partly because of the warm hospitality of its owner, Issy Link. If you are looking for an anonymous Holiday Inn kind of place – this is not it!
Issy treats her guests like treasured family members. Her home, the Firefly B&B is like a European Bed and Breakfast with the owner living on the premises. Issy is German and the European touches are everywhere from the fine china on the table to the perfect flowers on the deck.
Though not grand, the Firefly is a perfect size to hold Issy’s warm hospitality. The rooms are spotless, the beds comfortable, the view of the mountains incomparable and the food – extra wonderful.
When she says a full breakfast, she means toast, eggs, bacon or sausage, organic fresh fruit and juice, greens from her or her neighbor’s gardens, the best coffee, the freshest bread—all cooked with love and great skill. Her secret—she used to be a chef and she loves cooking. Both her love and her artistry are on display. The best French toast I ever had (made from fresh croissants) the best Eggs Benedict… I won’t give away the secret… and she is very accommodating for those of us with food allergies or on vegetarian diets.
We stayed upstairs and we were sharing a bathroom—Euro style— but the other guests were polite and sophisticated and there were no problems. There was plenty of hot water and clean towels for everyone.
I have to say my favorite thing about the Firefly— in addition to the food— is the location. In the heart of Vermont back country, we fell asleep under our quilts to the sound of bullfrogs and owls and woke up to rain on the tin roof. Heaven. jwb los angeles, CA