After spending 6 nights in Troy's home I can honestly say that you will never find a more comfortable, interesting and gracious place to "hang your hat", be it for one night or more. Troy and the pups greeted me as I pulled in the driveway, the outside tent was twinkling with lights and looked so magical as the sun was setting. I was invited to join him and friends for a glass of wine. Troy's home immediately intrigued me, it is filled with treasures of many kinds. The decor is comfortable and inviting. We spoke about his intentions to create an environment that supports the Danish and Norwegian culture of Hygge. Earlier this year I was introduced to this concept which can be described as a quality of cosines and comfort that engenders a feeling of contentment. The candles, the fireplace, the soft white tones used in furniture and accents, his photography, the fresh flowers from his gardens are examples of what Troy believes are important aspects of creating a space for guests to settle into and feel at home. I appreciated all of the external components as well as the generous gourmet breakfasts. ( more on that in a minute ) a person ( host ) that takes the time and makes the effort to share culture, history and local color with his guests is a host that cares deeply for the quality of the guests experience. This is not simply a place to sleep and eat breakfast, you can get that at the local Comfort Inn. We were introduced to Norwegian culture through food, art and conversation. Now to our delicious breakfast....each course had a rhyme and a reason. One built on the other, it was like a class at the Culinary School. I tried every day to keep it to one or two courses and failed each time. Imported cheeses, local veggies and fruit, high quality low sugar yogurts, eggs, nuts, smoked fish, caviar.....and then heart shaped waffles each and every morning!!! The Table was set to perfection, the fire place blazed and the candles all flickered. Our humble host served, informed and ate with us...it was all so wonderful. After breakfast he treated us to a tour of the Vanderbilt gardens. Ok, more (URL HIDDEN) room was cozy and clean. I shared a bath with 1 other guest. For those interested in specifics I had a down comforter, tv, awesome hi-etc fan, bath soaps and shampoo's, large towels and the night sounds of country living. Every detail attended to, even automatic hall lights for the middle of the night bathroom visits. I will return here when I am in NY next summer to enjoy the beauty, comfort and hospitality of a super host but also to spend some time chatting with a new friend. Thank you Troy, you are a gift to travelers.