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Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Truly the Best..”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very romantic and Cozy place. We rented the River House, 2nd floor apartment. This place has the best view. We could see and hear the river flowing. Though a bit small because of the slanted roof, the suite has been set really well and we had no complaints. If you don't like "mounted animal trophies", this suite may not be for you. This is the hunters suite. Since, I am 6 feet tall, here and there I had a bend down or tilt my head while taking bath, BUT those are just my issues. I would definitely go back and stay at the Inn or the River House 1st apartment. The food was GREAT. I had a great conversation with Jay and John. Really very helpful. We forgot to bring our dog food. I went to the Inn and John gave me some dog food and told where I could get more..

Room Tip: If you don't mind the mounted trophies and enjoy flowing water, go for the River House-2nd floor...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Book this Bed and Breakfast for your next get away! You will NOT be disappointed. I did my research and looked at many options before selecting Phineas and Swan for reservations. We stayed in the blue room for our Anniversary in October 2012. Hospitality is TOP on the list for Jay and John, the gracious owners. Beds are cozy and comfortable, snacks are available 24/7, a fireplace and hot drinks warm the soul. Breakfast in the morning were homemade strawberry creeps or my choice of eggs and bacon. All was delicious. The dog friendly Inn made us wish we could travel with our springer spaniel! We are from Florida ... So far away from home. That is why I did my research and read all the reviews. I can now sincerely rate this a 10 plus plus plus!!!!

Room Tip: We loved the blue room, it was just as beautiful as the website photos. Our location was in the mai...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for our 10th anniversary, and everything was perfect. The room was warm, clean, well-decorated, and the perfect size. Breakfast was delicious every morning, served almost immediately and always with a smile. The snack table and coffee selection were great additions to everything else. We also loved the balcony and the fireplace. At the last minute we even decided to bring our dog, and there were absolutely no issues. There was also a surprise waiting in our room for our anniversary, and it was a wonderful gesture.

We recommend this B&B to anyone interested in staying in northern Vermont or New Hampshire, and would be very happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: Loved the Green Mountain room!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montgomery Center, Vermont, United States
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

After attending the Montgomery Center library benefit auction at Phineas Swann, we talked with Jay about the possibility of Phineas Swann hosting our next monthly community arts event, the Celebration of Expressive Arts (CEA). He graciously offered a space in the common rooms and discussed at length with us our vision and needs for the venue. Jay, John, and Jen selected and prepared a delicious, attractive, and affordable wine & cheese sampler, prepared the space to accomodate the 30+ attendees, and ensured a comfortable, beautiful, welcoming atmosphere. Phineas Swann makes a consistent, genuine effort to support community events, to be involved in various community groups, and to be a voice in the community conversation. The beauty of the B & B in the heart of Montgomery Center and the enthusiasm of Jay, John, and the staff have added joy and inspiration to the community.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We came up for the wedding of two very dear friends, and the weekend went off without a hitch. I was very surprised to find that they were much larger than appeared on the website and capable of accommodating our small but significant group. When we arrived, we saw that there was a thoughtful and thoroughly researched 300-page guide to the inn, the area, and pretty much just about everything you could possibly imagine. It's not entirely necessary if you're the ask-and-seek type as the hosts are more than happy to talk to you about anything, but if you're a DIYer such as myself, it's great because you can read up on everything you could possibly want to know.

The beds are the most amazing I have ever slept on. I kid you not.

Room Tip: The main building is good for couples, while the other buildings seem to be better for families.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The bike touring company picked the Phineas Swann Inn for the starting point of the ride. They couldn't have chosen a better place. The property is beautiful with well maintained grounds and a gazebo, flowers abounded and the rear deck housed the hot tubs. We lost count of the many bird feeders. Inside, the decorating out did the exterior. Antiques, dog images and plentiful munchies greeted us. Jay took us on a tour and let us pick the room that was our flavor, the Red Room it was. Dinner impressed us and breakfast was even better, just what we needed for the 40 mile first day's cycling. We were so taken by the Inn's comfort and grace that we decided to stay an extra night on our return 5 days later. We would stay again without a moments hesitation.

Room Tip: The Blue Room has a hallway bathroom.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aylesbury, England
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a B&B where every consideration for guests has been made. The extra special touches such as the complimentary snacks, candies and soft drinks make a real difference. The B&B has a wonderful charm and the attention to detail means that you feel pampered throughout your stay.
On Jay's recommendation we had a wonderful evening sitting by the fire down by the river, another example of how staying at Phineas Swann's really hits the spot.
Great breakfasts and useful tips for touring the area added even more value to our brilliant stay, we can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Blue Room in the main house. The room was extremely comfortable with the beautiful...
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Additional Information about Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn

Property: Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 195 Main St, Montgomery Center, VT 05471-7105
Location: 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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