Firefly Inn

120 Naked Indian Trail , New Braunfels, TX 78132-1865 USA (Show map)


Perched on the side of a hill and nestled among four Hill country acres,the Firefly Inn not only commands breathtaking views but allows the visitor to leave the world at her doorstep. No two are alike and all are furnished with an extraordinary variety of antiques and furniture.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best experience of your vacation days!

5 on August 21, 2013

If you are looking for excellent accommodations on a hillside in central Texas, do NOT pass this up. While the rooms are beautifully decorated as something out of the Old South style, they are modernly equipped and steeped in charm. The breakfast at your door each day is worth the trip alone! Don't pass this up if you are vacationing near here or just in town to do the Gruene Shopping Adventure.

They Spoiled us...Nice Getaway

4.8 on July 08, 2013

Jack and Cathy put the "breakfast" in Bed and Breakfast.!! Massive and finely cooked gourmet breakfasts served to you on the hillside (or wherever). We went to Canyon Lake for the water and the river, but we left with memories of elegant eggs, Rosemary scones, and Pina Colada cake with strawberries..... OMG !..Thanks Jack and Cathy started to feel like home and then it was time to leave...going to try making Havarti eggs

Just like home

5 on January 31, 2013

Loved the owners....they make you feel at home. The food, service, and scenery were wonderful. Loved having a dessert with breakfast! A beautiful place....made me want to own a bed and breakfast!

Mostly good

4.2 on August 24, 2012

This place was a wonderful place to stay but i was unhappily met with a $25 charge per night for a third guest to stay and i had NOT been told about this when i made my reservations. He said he forgot to tell me and i had specifically chosen this place because there wasn't a charge for a third person. So be sure to ask about all the charges!!!


4.4 on July 04, 2010

I found The Firefly Inn to be cozy and comfortable. A sweet cottage like feel in a country setting, quiet and secluded. Breakfasts were a real treat for the senses. Jack and Kathy made my stay feel like coming home. Another plus - a free upgrade! If I could only say one thing about The Firefly Inn Bead & Breakfast it would be: WOW!

Amazing Experience!

5 on June 14, 2010

We stayed in the Persimmon was perfect! Plenty of room, the beds were super-comfortable, and the linens were high-quality, and super-soft. There were 3 of us staying, and we each had a spa robe provided. They even provided us with charcoal for the grill! The breakfast was absolutely amazing. An example: Greek quiche, baked pork chop, roasted new potatoes, watermelon, blueberry cheesecake, orange juice. The owners (Bob and Kathy) are some of the nicest, most down-to-earth people I have ever met! They gave us a map of the area, told us some of their favorite places to visit, and said to call if we got lost or had any questions. It is close to lots of attractions....the Guadalupe River for toobing, Gruene, TX for shopping, dining, Canyon Lake for dining, etc. I highly recommend the Firefly Inn! Can't wait to go back! Amber Westbrook

Best Stay Ever

5 on June 01, 2010

The Breakfast was amazing. It's location is very quaint,beautiful scenery. The Inn Keepers are very nice and accommodating. The beds are very comfortable. It is very clean. This was the best Bed and Breakfast that we have ever stayed in. Will come back. You will be very happy with your choice. It also was very reasonable in price.

Charming Retreat with Knock-Your-Socks-Off Cuisine

4.6 on May 27, 2009

I've been disappointed before by inns and hotels, so I didn't want to set high expectations for this trip (our honeymoon). When we reached the Firefly Inn I still had my doubts because it seemed a bit close to the highway. I wondered how we could experience nature and relaxation so close to a major road. Within half an hour I was SOLD! Jack & Kathy's attention to detail is what makes this B&B a fantastic find: fresh flowers, plush towels, bath oils, spa robes and slippers, luxurious mattress and linens, and soothing decor. The best part was the private porch (available with the Evening Primrose Suite, but the main house also has a porch for all guests to enjoy). We relaxed on the porch swing while listening to the trickle of water below and watching hummingbirds, doves, finches, and squirrels visits various feeders on the property. We also ate our breakfast on the porch every morning. A plate of pecan brownies greeted us upon arrival, and it was just the beginning of a weekend full of some of the best food I've ever eaten. As we thumbed through the guest book we kept reading rave reviews of Kathy's breakfasts, and we thought, "There's no way the food is going to live up to the hype." As a former restaurant manager, I can state with some authority that one will not find a better meal at a five-star establishment. It is important to note that Jack & Kathy were such pleasant hosts. They were very attentive to our needs but respected our privacy and were not intrusive. They are totally the kind of folks you could sit and talk to on the porch, but know when to just let you be. The Firefly Inn is centrally located, and we made trips to nearby Gruene & Wimberly to check out restaurants and shopping. Our favorite excursion, however, was Natural Bridge Caverns, which was also a short drive from the Inn. We plan to make many return trips to the area, and we will definitely make the Firefly Inn our "home away from home" when we do!

"Birthday celebration get-away!"

4.0 on May 09, 2009

This was a great place to get-away and celebrated my friend's 57th birthday! This was her first time to stay at a bed and breakfast. We were very pleased with the hospitality and service. The breakfast was delicious!!!!!

Amazing Stay!!!

5 on November 18, 2008

I surprised my husband for his birthday with a weekend stay at the Firefly B&B. We both loved every second of our stay! The food, service, and room were all incredible. Thank you so much!!

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Rooms & Rates

Mountain Laurel

"Elegant Country", the theme of this pine beaded-board cathedral ceiling cottage with loft. Spacious. Kitchen complete with refrigerator, oven, microwave & coffee maker. Private bath. TV. Private deck. Accommodates max. of 5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $150

Evening Primrose

A "Country Victorian" spacious honeymoon cottage with covered porch & porch swing. Private bath with large oval jacuzzi tub. Kitchen with refrigerator, oven, and coffee maker. TV. Accommodates 2 persons.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $175


A delightful upstairs "Country Victorian" honeymoon cottage with cathedral ceiling gives a feeling of wealth. It has highly contrasted colors, is rich in floral, Waverly fabric-covered sofa. TV. Private bath with single jacuzzi tub. Accommodates up to 5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $165


An "Early Texasquot; cottage with hand-built table reminiscent of a by-gone era. Alton created the entrance by turning landscape timbers on a wood-turners lathe. Kitchen has refrigerator, oven, microwave. Private bath. TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135

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Location Type

New Braunfels area at beautiful Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River, New Braunfels & Gruene, Resort area, Countryside


San Antonio, TX (SAT) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From New Braunfels, exit #191 off I-35, turn on Hwy 306, go 11.8 miles, cross the Guadalupe River, turn left on FM 2673, go 6.3 miles. Turn left on Naked Indian Trail, turn right into driveway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Canyon Lake Sports, Guadalupe River Rafting / Tubing, San Antonio Riverwalk, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Landa Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Casual hill country luxury, Full kitchens, Landscaped scenic grounds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub, Porch swings, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children limited, but welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Resort nearby. 830 907-3935
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: -weekends and holidays Single night inquiries welcome-last minute availability
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50. due at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations accepted 15 days or more prior to arrival. Each cancellation will incur a $25 fee. Guests cancelling less than 15 days before reserved dates are responsible for FULL cost of dates reserved unless room is re-rented. Change of number of persons or change of dates must be approved 15 days before arrival.



Jack & Kathy Tipton

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Room Service "breakfast on a tray" to your door, Guest room

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