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“Lovely for a destination wedding!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
1 review
“Lovely for a destination wedding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My best friend and her beloved were married at the inn last weekend! We were coming into town from all different parts of the country [we live on the Outer Banks, North Carolina] and brought our two dogs, our Pomeranian Stella and German Shepherd Lopez [yep, we drove!]. It was a fabulous wedding experience, quite possibly the nicest wedding I have been part of. Our furbabies were not left out, which is typical at other pet friendly establishments; they had beds made for them and snacks and dishes and their own towels....they instantly felt right at home, which is imperative for us as dog owners [both of our pets have terrible anxiety issues]. We stayed in the Terrier Room and it was appointed beautifully. It was a wonderful experience. Lynne and Darren were gracious and attentive, and the staff before, during, and after the wedding were courteous and accommodating. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer!

Green Features: I like that we were encouraged to use the same towels more than once ... as we do at home.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
We're glad you and the rest of the wedding party had such a fabulous weekend! Many people look at our website and don't realize we can host weddings of 20, 50, even 100 people! We're glad Stella and Lopez enjoyed their stay too!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

On a recently visit to the Jay Peak region, me and my wife stayed at the Phineas Swann B&B Inn. What a nice surprise!

Darren and Lynne were awesome hosts, ensuring that our stay there was as pleasant as possible. As an extra note, the food is really, really something. With the help of Darren and Lynne themselves, the Phineas Swann has some superstar in the kitchen, and having being in many hotels around the globe, thus trying out many kitchens, this is a very unique one. Highly recommended!

If you need to unplug and enjoy some quiet time and nice food, this is your place.

P.S.: There's an access to a creek in the back of the B&B. This is the perfect spot for some family picnic.

Green Features: Very environmentally friendly, employees recycle bins, has its own herbs/vegetables garden (reduces carbon footprint from in-transit groceries).
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thanks for the major compliment about our cooking. Yes, we do have a great team, all skilled at preparing gourmet breakfasts. We're especially pleased you noticed our efforts at providing a green minimal-footprint B&B. We're proud of our TripAdvisor Silver ranking and are working to earn the next step up, a Gold ranking. We're always appreciative when our guests do their part by recycling and enjoying our locally sourced foods.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

The dog friendly Phineas Swann was a wonderful quiet respite for ourselves and our two goldendoodles. We chose the Trout River unit which had ample space for all of us. The coffee and snack offerings were plentiful -- and breakfasts were yummy. Celebrating our anniversary with the Farm to table dinner in the gazebo on Friday night was also very tasty!
Our dogs loved swimming in the river and the orange "doggie" towels in the room were a big help in drying them off from their adventures. We enjoyed the annual Jay Peak festival on Saturday with music and vendors. This is a quiet town so relaxing and enjoying nature are popular. We don't often say that "we will be back" as we like to try different areas and different B&B's, however, I am sure that this is one that we will visit again! Thanks Darren and Lynne for providing a wonderful stay for us!

Room Tip: Nice view from the deck of the Trout River room - Did not see the other rooms but the main areas are...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you for the awesome feedback and compliments! The River House Suites (Trout River Suite and Black Bear Suite) are very popular in the summer, with their decks overlooking the river providing hours of relaxation. The river is only about 18 inches deep, so it's perfect for people and their pets to wade in and cool off. We're also glad you enjoyed our intimate Farm To Table dinner!
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My husband and I chose the Phineas Swann for their dog friendly accommodations and we could not have picked a better place to stay! The rooms are so clean, you would never know that pets have been guests there as well. Last year, we stayed in the River House and enjoyed evenings by the fire pit with our dogs. This year, we chose a room in the Carriage House and could not have been more pleased! Darren and Lynn are excellent hosts and make you feel right at home. Prepare to loosen your belts as each morning a big gourmet breakfast is served in their charming dining room or out on the deck. We enjoyed many lazy hours sitting in the gazebo and watching hummingbirds zip around the gardens which were full of blooming perennials and wildflowers. It's a quiet sanctuary in a small mountain town. There are several nice restaurants within walking distance or a short drive. We will definitely stay here again and cannot wait to book our next vacation at the Phineas Swann.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Heather, thanks so much for your kind feedback. We're glad you got to enjoy not only the river, but discovered our lovely gardens as well. Lynne works very hard on the gardens to make them beautiful (I, on the other hand, would kill silk plants!). We've had countless guests this summer do as you've done, and simply settle into our screened-in gazebo with a good book, a bottle of wine and just recharge their batteries surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds. We hope we get to see you again soon!
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Warm, friendly and inviting, this B&B is a true gem The friendliness of Darren and Lynne, and their two lovely dogs, made our visit all we could wish for. Our suite was very comfortable and
the breakfasts were awesome! A real success story!

Room Tip: the honeymoon suite is large and well outfitted
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
We always appreciate the nice compliments we get from our guests, but rest assured Marshall & Magnolia the beagles LOVE when they get compliments on TripAdvisor! Rest assured they'll get an extra cookie tonight for showing you such great hospitality during your stay!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We happened upon this hidden gem on an impromptu motorcycle tour through the mountains of Vermont. Darren and Lynne both greeted us when we arrived late in the day, and though we were staying only a single evening (sadly) they made us feel as though we were the most important guests they had. The next time, we'll make our reservation in time to join in on the Farm-to-Table Dinner!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thank you for visiting with us. More and more motorcyclists are discovering the joys of winding their way through the twisties of the top of Vermont including Jay Peak and Mount Mansfield, and then spending the night with us at our B&B.. We can even house your bikes in our four-bay garage if you'd prefer to park them out of the elements! If you and your cycling group want to arrange a tour and stay in the future, be sure to let us know!
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Our trip to Vermont took us to various lodging establishments, but our time at the Phineas Swann was the highlight of our trip. Both Darren and Lynne made us feel welcome and took time to help us out during our visit. The breakfasts were delicious and so filling that we could snack lightly during the day and then head out for dinner at one of the chef-owned restaurants nearby. Our room (the Terrier Suite) was beautifully decorated and included every thing we needed and more. The inn is located in Montgomery Center, Vermont, which is just a few miles from the Jay Peak Ski Resort. We could imagine coming in from a great day of skiing and getting cozy next to the gas fireplace in our suite. We highly recommend that you take some time driving the rural roads of Northern Vermont to stay at the Pnineas Swann.

Room Tip: There are three different buildings with rooms for visitors. Each has its own charm. The rooms in...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thanks for the great feedback! We're so glad you found our breakfasts so delicious and filling! We have had several guests tell us the same thing - that because our breakfasts were so yummy and filling, they were able to forgo lunch and just have an early dinner at one of Montgomery Center's great restaurants. We love your imagining what our B&B is like during the winter -- and we hope you get a chance to come back and experience it firsthand!
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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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