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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently had our elopement at Phineas. We both could not be happier with the service that was provided. Anything that could've been thought of, needed, or required for an amazing stay is included. The owners could not be more thoughtful and amazing people.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely experience. My nephew and his fiance chose Phineas Swann B&B for their wedding location. Darren performed the ceremony in the back on the banks of Trout Creek. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location. Lynne and Darren are wonderful hosts, we lacked nothing during our stay. Thank you for such a tremendous success!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about this place was wonderful. The owners are amazing people. Super friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the Green Mountain Suite - Two bedrooms. Perfect if you have kids. Also has a living area with a couch. The beds were super comfortable!!! Breakfast was cooked every morning for the guests and again, absolutely no complaints! Just behind the B&B... More 

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

Charlie, thank you so much for your generous review. We appreciate that you chose our B&B for your wedding, and we hope we get to see you for many years to come! We're glad you got to enjoy relaxing by the Trout River, and in your spacious suite. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying at this B & B last week! The hosts were attentive but not hovering. Breakfast was tasty for everyone--with lingering encouraged. The gardens were just starting with blooms and I had a Blue Jay land right near me while knitting on the deck. The river babbled near-by and the atmosphere dared me NOT to relax. The room... More 

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

We are so glad our peaceful gardens, the Trout River running along our property, and the gazebo gave you a great weekend of relaxation. We also loved the compliment that we were "attentive, but not hovering." That's the balance we always strive for, so it makes us happy that we're nailing that! We're glad you enjoyed everything about the Phineas... More 

Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This B&B was lovely and the breakfasts were excellent. The owners were very friendly and helpful. There were restaurants available within walking distance. The main building had lovely seating areas both inside and out and the Bull Dog Suite was very comfortable. The one thing I would warn people with mobility issues about is that climbing into and out of... More 

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

We're glad you got to enjoy all the amenities we have on the grounds of the Phineas Swann, especially our multiple outdoor seating areas. We're careful to make sure our jetted bathtubs are safe and non-slippery, but we're sorry you found them a bit difficult to get into. For future guests concerned about this, we suggest our Green Room or... More 

Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife signed up for a Knitting retreat with Donna Druchunus hosted at the Phineas Swann B&B. There were 12 students and three partners. We had the place to ourselves for 4 days. We have stayed at many B&Bs and considering the price and rating on a value basis this is the best. We find it hard to believe they... More 

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

Thank you so much for you glowing review! We love having groups hold their events here at the Phineas Swann, and Donna' knitting retreat was a blast! We're thrilled she's already coming back the weekend of June 2-6, 2016! You're correct that we only do group dinners - there's just too many great restaurants in Montgomery Center to chose from!... More 

Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take a last minute trip to get away from the NYC area for Memorial Day and wanted to bring our 2 German shepherds. I googled places in Vermont that would take dogs and this was the first one I saw (and it had excellent ratings). I gave them a call to see if they had any availability... More 

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

We're so glad you made the extra effort to come visit us. We know a six-hour drive from New York City with the kids and two dogs can sometimes be challenging. But we're glad you, like so many of our past guests, discovered it was worth it. Barb's especially thrilled you loved her homemade cookies - we make sure there's... More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Darren and Lynne are just about the best innkeepers you could hope for: friendly, genuinely warm, knowledgeable on everything to do in the area, and attentive to guests' needs. They and their phenomenal staff keep Phineas Swann immaculate and smelling like cinnamon. Breakfasts are generously portioned, with the best bacon I've ever had. Of course, if you want something besides... More 

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

David, thank you for your detailed and generous review. We especially like your focus on the cleanliness and lovely scents as you walked through our inn. Too many are afraid of trying the Bed and Breakfast experience because they fear the idea of a musty, old house. Our guests are always impressed with the modern features, feel, and comfort of... More 

Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Absolute best B&B we've ever been too. We've been to many in the area, and we now choose Phineas. Love the cookies, the beds, and the outdoor lounging space during the summer. You can come and go as you please. They also have a movie room, which was very comfortable. Can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you so much for your compliment! We're glad you had a chance to enjoy our many outdoor sitting areas, as well as our complimentary snacks and our movie room. We look forward to seeing you often! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very friendly folks running a very quaint New England style inn. Has a hot tub, nicely decorated rooms, a big breakfast. Highly recommended if you are staying near Jay Peak. The Bulldog room had plenty of space for 4.

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

Thank you so much for the kind review, Tom! Please come back with your family when you can stay for more than just one night. We'd love to host you for an extended stay! More 

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