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Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn

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195 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT 05471
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we had to cut our visit short because of the unexpected death of a business associate, we loved Phineas Swann and will return to finish our exploration of the Northeast Kingdom. All three of us, including our Chocolate Lab Godiva, were warmly welcomed and treated wonderfully. Godiva had her own plush bed, nice food and water bowls, a full... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a wonderful fortnight with my partner and our dog in this idyllic part of the Northeast Kingdom. Exceptional service makes you feel like family. Marvellous breakfasts, great room service, splendid relaxing atmosphere. If I'd won the lottery I'd have applied for permanent residency! Excellent in all respects.

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

There's not a much higher compliment for someone in the hospitality business that to say your stay was "faultless." We greatly appreciate that you were able to enjoy a long stay without a single need left unmet. We hope we see you again very soon, and thanks for all the great memories of your stay! More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved Phineas Swann. The room, the breakfasts, the hosts were all wonderful. Our dog also felt welcome....she had a bucket of biscuits and a soft bed. If you wanted a cold drink or a cup of tea or coffee, it was always available along with cookies or packaged snacks. Darren directed us to a great hike and was available... More 

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all those compliments. We're glad all the little touches add up. Come visit us again soon! More 

Elmira, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a dog and want a great place to stay in Vermont this is the place to go. My wife and I have only repeated visits to the same location twice...Venice and Phineas Swann. The people are friendly, the service great, the breakfast terrific, and the rooms very nice. We stayed in the Blue Mountain room this time,... More 

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for all the many wonderful compliments. We always enjoy seeing you when you visit us, and feel particularly honored that we're paired with Venice as the only places you've visited more than once! You make a good point about the old posters. We've decorate with dozens of antique ads around the grounds, and in fact had to remove two... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed at the Phineas Swann for two nights and we loved it! The kids wanted to book the next trip there as soon as they saw all that it offered. The suite we stayed in was comfortable for our family. There was plenty of space to sleep, cook and relax. The river in the back entertained... More 

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We were thrilled when you family decided so quickly that the Phineas Swann was the right place for your vacation! We have rooms and amenities for couples looking for a quiet romantic weekend, for families looking for a vacation getaway, and everyone in between. Sticking your feet into the Trout River on the back banks of our property has been... More 

Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the entire B&B for a weekend to attend a local wedding and host the rehearsal dinner at the Phineas Swann. What a fantastic B&B. Everything was great starting with Lynne, one of the owners, contacting a local restaurant to arrange for them to stay open a little longer to accommodate our late arrival. The rooms were all comfortable... More 

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Darren D, Manager at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the generous review! We were glad we were able to ensure you had a good meal after your arrival, and happy you enjoyed the Rehearsal Dinner we hosted. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Scarborough, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's all about comfort, unwinding, feeling welcome and savoring beautiful breakfasts. Friendly owners will be found in the kitchen, or their vegetable garden, or carrying a bag to a guest room. A pleasing variety of wines, teas, coffees, munchies and baked sweets available while sinking into comfortable chairs and couches with one's choice of books, games, info about hiking trails... More 

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Who knew we were so therapeutic? Thanks for the so-kind review! We have as many guests in the summer months as during ski season, and a main reason is the relaxation and battery-recharging we offer guests. Our gardens and the Trout River burbling along the back of our property are just two of the great amenities we offer. We hope... More 

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always love coming to the Phineas Swann. Every detail is perfect, from the delicious breakfasts to the beautiful, dog friendly rooms. Darren and Lynn are wonderful hosts. This is the third time we have visited (we got married here) and it certainly won't be our last.

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind reviews, and your third visit with us! We firmly believe that while online reviews are incredibly valuable, the best evidence that we're doing an insanely great job for our guests is when they come back time after time. Almost 20 percent of our guests are returning ones, and we hope that even more... More 

Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Phineas Swann B&B in Montgomery VT is top notch. The owners are eager to please- as they say "if we haven't thought of it- please tell us!" Rooms are fully equipped, beds comfortable, breakfasts wonderful! Such an interesting 'dog friendly' inn- it can't be beat!

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! You've kind of hit on our secret: We try and anticipate what our guests want before they realize they want it. On the rare occasion when we don't have something they'd like, we make sure we add it to our repertoire before our next guest checks in! More 

Dunbarton, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My recent 5 day stay at Phineas Swann was 100% delightful. The breakfast which were prepared by the owner were outstanding and included eggs benedict, blueberry pancakes and spinach fritata. The inn was clean and chock full of antiques included an extensive collection of porcelain dogs. I had the pleasure of The Blue Room on the second floor of the... More 

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Darren D, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

We loved having you for the week, and were glad our gourmet breakfasts were just the thing to get you going on your busy days each morning! You're right, the Blue Room is a gorgeous bedroom, and even though it's the only room whose private bath isn't on suite (you have to walk across the hall) we have a large... More 

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