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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed just two short nights at the Phineas Swann for a ski trip and loved every second of our time there. Darren and Lynne were fantastic hosts and they have created such a comfortable and inviting place to relax after a day of skiing. I am sure we will be back next ski season and for many years to... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your ski trip. During your stay, you asked if we get a lot of guests from as far away as Maryland, DC and Virginia. The answer is an unequivocal yes! It's an extra two-hour drive from Vermont's southern ski resorts to our B&B at the base of Jay Peak, but skiers and people in the know... More 

Rindge, New Hampshire
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We planned for a few days of skiing at Jay Peak - we arrived at the inn frazzled, as our car almost died right before we arrived there, just before 5 pm. Lynne called the local garage for us, where our car stayed for a few days. In the meantime, Darren & Lynne took wonderful care of us in their... More 

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

We're glad your vacation, which started out with car trouble, ended up being a great week of skiing, breakfasts and relaxation. We're glad you found our prices very reasonable, especially considering all the extras we include during guests' stay. Finally, we're thrilled you noted our free WiFi. We make sure we have the widest pipes possible, something a lot of... More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Just returned home from a short 2 night ski trip to Jay Peak. Chose the Phineas Swan based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed by Lynn and Darren the innkeepers. My husband forgot his ski boots and they directed to the sports shop just a short distance from the inn where he was able... More 

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

We're glad your ski trip turned out OK, and we were able to help you overcome the hiccup with the boots! We have a great relationship with the FIrstTrax ski shop here in Montgomery Center, and they'll even deliver skis and boots to our guests here at the Phineas Swann when needed! Thanks for the great compliments and we hope... More 

Lanesville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had a wonderful mini vacation at the Phineas Swann. We stayed in the Black Bear suite, a large one bedroom apartment with full kitchen and living room. It is in the River House, a quaint two story home behind the main house. We had a lovely view of the Trout river from our balcony. The kitchen was fully equipped... More 

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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 words and detailed review for future guests! We enjoyed your stay and were glad the Black Bear Suite was such a hit for you. We appreciate you pointing out how our B&B differs from so many pet-friendly hotels: We clean our rooms and suites meticulously, so you don't ever feel you're staying in... More 

Mad River Valley, Vermont
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Hosts Darren & Lynne welcomed us warmly to their beautiful Inn. Every space is well thought out, clean, & comfortable. Furnishings are luxurious without bring stuffy or overdone. Breakfast & snacks are freshly prepared & delicious, not an afterthought. From long distance calls & wifi to beer, wine, & movies, everything is provided. Even the dog was provided for, with... More 

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

Sarah: Thank you so much for your very generous review. We love that you appreciated all the little things we provide that hotels don't, or choose to charge you extra for. We try and anticipate everyone's needs, and I love your description of our bed and breakfast as "luxurious without being stuffy or overdone!" We'd love to borrow that from... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Thank you Darren and Lynne for this great getaway! The Black Bear Suite was very comfortable and warm in spite of the very cold weather outside. Breakfast was delicious, thanks for the complimentary drinks and snacks! We would recommend staying at Phineas Swann to anyone travelling or vacationing in the area. Can't wait to see how it looks in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for the compliments, Ferris! We're glad you were toasty warm in your huge suite by the banks of the Trout River on our campus. We look forward to seeing you again this summer. It's like a totally different place each season of the year! More 

Chadds Ford, PA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We enjoyed our stay so much last year that we brought friends with us this year to XC Ski at Hazen's Notch. We stayed in the Terrier Suite and our friends in the Green Mountain Suite on the upper floor of the Carriage house. The Terrier Suite was small but comfortable. Not a lot of room for ski gear or... More 

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

Thank you so much for your generous and enthusiastic review. We're glad to know we're keeping up the high standards you appreciated during your first visit last year -- and that you chose to bring your friends with you to share in the experience! There couldn't be a higher compliment! More 

central NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We just returned from a weekend away at the Phineas Swan. We met our son, a UVM student, here to enjoy a day at Jay, our suite was perfect and it was great to be able to bring our dog for the visit. It helped that Mother Nature provided perfect skiing conditions, but even if she hadn't we thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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

We're glad your family got to enjoy a relaxing get-together. Our two-bedroom suites and River House suites are perfect for a family of four to spend quality time together, enjoying great food, great fun skiing or snowboarding Jay Peak, or just enjoying the outdoor wonder that is the Top of Vermont. We hope we'll see you again and again. More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I can't say enough good about our stay at the Phineas Swann B&B. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the breakfasts superb and the room cozy. The total experience will be remembered for a long time. The living room with the ever going fire as comfortable as it gets

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

"As good as it gets?" We couldn't ask for a higher compliment than that, Patrick. We'll keep the fireplace burning for you until your next stay! More 

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