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Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Beautiful location and service”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Upon arrival to the B&B we were immediately struck by how pleasant and attrractive the location was. Being a slightly larger group (six in total including one couple) the accommodation logistics could have been a little challenging. However, the owners, did a fantastic job in situating our group in a format that made sense and comfortable for us all.
Due to commitments, we required an early start with breakfast and coffee at 3:30 am, a task that Darren and Lynne kindly fulfilled.
During the evening, they assisted us in utilizing the fire pit and eating marshmellows, well above and beyond a usual function of any B&B.
Overall, if I/ we have cause to return to that beautiful area of VT, we absoluely would call upon the services of Phineas Swann for our stay.Thanks guys.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thanks for the compliments, Phil. We enjoyed having your cycling group and only regret we got to enjoy your company for one evening. But you make a good point for groups thinking of staying at the Phineas: We're a B&B and people think just two-person rooms. And while we have three of those in our Main House, with our one- and two-bedroom suites in the Carriage House and our larger suites in the River House, we can make arrangements for any group up to 24 people!
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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Lynn and Darren are the best hostess and host. They make you feel right at home. The breakfasts are delicious and all the added touches, cookies, wine and very good coffee. The only problem was that our time was way too short. Will be back again and of course will promote a trip to Vermont and a stay at the Phineas Swann.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thanks for the compliments and for being our guest. We're glad you enjoyed the coffee, cookies and wine (what a great combination - my favorite!). The only way to solve the problem you mentioned -- not enough time -- is to plan a return visit to the Phineas Swann! Let us know when we can host you again!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect from an inn so far North in Vermont. The front of the in was very pleasing. I especially liked the sleigh. The owners were extremely nice and willing to give advice on what to see in the area. We brought our dogs and they loved swimming/wading into the stream, had trouble keeping them out. So many places that offer breakfasts consist of cereal or toast, not here, we had hot meals every morning that far surpassed my expectations of quality. My only disappointment was that I did not stay longer. We will be staying here again the next time we visit Vermont. (sorry I clicked the pool rating below, don't have a pool and could not unclick)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
We're happy you enjoyed your stay and the gourmet breakfast we make here every morning. Don't worry about rating our "pool." While we don't have a pool, we have a great mountain stream with nearby swimming holes that are a blast to swim in. And of course, we have our outdoor hot tub right between the Main House and Carriage House. Thanks for the kind words, and we hope we get to see you again soon. Thanks for showing other prospective guests that the extra hour or two of driving to Northern Vermont is definitely worth it!
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Just returned from my first 2 night stay at Phineas Swann B&B. I will certainly make a return trip.
Darren was the perfect host, very attentive taking a personal interest in his guests. Very helpful in making suggestions for dining nearby.The breakfast that Darren served each morning were delicious, the furnishings and rooms were immaculate! I can't wake to recommend this B&B to all of my friends in NH.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Janet, glad you enjoyed yourself! We're glad you got to enjoy several of the 10 restaurants all within 15 minutes of our door -- four withing walking distance! Montgomery Center is a great resort town at the base of Jay Peak, and the smart visitors know to stay here and enjoy the dining, night life and shopping our little town offers. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We travelled from Indianapolis to be married at the Phineas Swann B&B in March (2014) and relive our incredible experience there as often as we can through video and photo's. Lynne and Darren were such wonderful hosts and made us feel so at home. They made sure every detail was taken care of down to making our reservations for dog sledding and our massages. We were truly very sad to have to say goodbye to them to return to Indy but hope to visit their beautiful Inn again some day. Congratulations you guys. You have a gem in the Phineas Swann B&B.

Room Tip: Stayed in the Green Mountain Room. Very roomy and the furnishings were beautiful. The outdoor Hot...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
We're glad your wedding experience at the Phineas Swann was so special. We have great memories of your marriage and are glad you had such fun. Not many people can say they got massages, went dogsledding and got married all in the same week! We hope we get to see you next year on your anniversary!
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Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Absolutely beautiful establishment! The furnishing were comfortable and the owners Darren & Lynne couldn't be more accommodating. The breakfasts were a treat of real home cooked foods with fresh eggs. Freshly homemade cookies were not only in the rooms but also throughout the house. Lynne even grows her own veggies in her garden. The side yard with a gazebo is a wonderful place for weddings. Can't say enough about this comfortable Bed & Breakfast. Will definitely go back again!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thank you so much for the compliments. Lynne has worked very hard to make the decor and gardens a visual eyeful for our guests! Her homemade cookies are already legendary. We had a great laugh this morning as a guest asked us how fresh our eggs were. Since we'd just received them from the farmer the previous evening, we were able to say, "Well, they were still in the chickens yesterday!"
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I, along with our dog, Molly, stayed overnight when we were turned away from Jay Peak back in August 2013 (sorry for the delay). We only stayed the one night, as they were booked otherwise we would've stayed longer. This B&B is wonderful! The accommodations and food were excellent! We love antiques so we felt right at home. The bed was so comfortable, it immediately put us to sleep after a hectic day. Molly, our pup, enjoyed her own bed and the bowls that were in the room and the treats were a nice touch too! Our hosts, Darren and Lynn were wonderful in making us feel welcome even though our stay was short. If we ever return to Jay, we will definitely make reservations at the Phineas Swann!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Cindy-
Thank you for the compliments! A lot of our guests discover us after getting turned away from Jay Peak Resor,t or after getting burned out by the noise and Disneyland-like atmosphere there. We wish they'd turn even more people away so everyone could discover what a relaxing and romantic B&B we have here at the Phineas just 7 minutes away at the base of the mountain. We're glad Molly had a great time, And thanks for mentioning the hot tub. We always try and remind guests to bring a swimsuit when they come!
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Property: Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 195 Main St, Montgomery Center, VT 05471-7105
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Region: United States > Vermont > Montgomery Center
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Montgomery Center
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to pampered luxury at our romantic not just pet-friendly, but PET CENTRIC inn. Our all-season retreat, located only 7 miles from Jay Peak Ski and Golf Resort, offers unparalleled comfort and personal service. Rooms and suites feature four-poster beds, fine antiques, luxurious linens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, individual climate controls with Air Conditioning (a rarity for northern Vermont), televisions with HD Cable with movie channels and DVD players in all rooms, Free local and long distance calling , and Free WiFi internet plus a guest computer in our lounge. Extensive public areas and gardens open to all guests. Unlimited all day coffee, tea, soda, hot chocolate and apple cider, snacks and treats. TV room with large screen plasma TV. Located directly on the Trout River. Outdoor Hot Tub. Dinner served with advance reservations. Hiking, Biking (home of Bike VT bicycling tours for our area), Canoeing and Guide Services in the area. Rated number one in the state on TripAdvisor overall, and rated the most pet friendly inn in New England on TripAdvisor. Incredible personalized service from on site owners who are available to help you 24 hours a day. LGBT friendly. ... more   less 
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