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Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
2 reviews
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“Dog friendly excellence”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

These folks are truly dog people. They love having your dogs as guests . This includes dog beds, bowls, snacks, and as many walks as you want while you are out for the day . All at no extra cost except for a small gratuity for the dog walks. For the humans it's great as well. The staff is attentive to your every need, the breakfasts are wonderful, and the hospitality is superb. Attention is paid to every detail. All in all a great place to relax with or without your 4 legged friend

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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rgehring, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind comments!! We really enjoyed meeting you and your family. I especially loved meeting your dog Manny!! See you back someday hopefully!! Jay
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Phineas Swann was a great find. I was looking for a place near skiing where I could also take my dog and be able to leave her in the room while out. Many B&Bs say they are dog friendly then require crating or taking your dog with you. Not here! Dog beds, bowls, dog walks midday if needed while you are skiing, even a dog biscuit this time with my dogs name on it. The service is great, our breakfast fantastic especially the flat sausage. The rooms are comfortable and warm with the gas fireplaces. I've stayed in the honeymoon suite and the river house suite and liked them both. The hot tub and baked snacks after skiing was perfect. We were here last year and loved it so much we returned this year and we can't wait to return this summer and definitely again in the winter!

  • Stayed January 2013
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rgehring, Owner at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
I guess you can see why we were rated the most pet friendly bed and breakfast in ALL of New England this past year in 2012 and number 3 in the nation. Repeat guests comprise over 30 percent of our bookings which is very high for the industry and I can't tell you how much we value our repeat customers. That is what makes this such an enjoyable job for us!! See you soon!! Jay
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

my boyfriend and i stayed in the carriage suite #1 for 2 nights just this past weekend and it was absolutely perfect! the room was well-appointed with lots of amenities and absolutely comfortable for us and our dog Bella. the breakfasts were amazing (banana stuff pancakes with sausage one day and strawberry crepes the next) as well as the generous snacks provided (homemade cookies, brownies, granola bars and candies). Even our dog Bella had personal doggy treat waiting for her. The staff is incredibly welcoming as well as the townsfolk. definitely check out Bernie's for their prime rib (it's the size of a steak) and turkey dinner specials and pay a visit to the Snowshoe Lodge for the best burgers! thanks Phineas Swann and to the town of Montgomery Centre for a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed with Phineas Swann for 3 nights while we took advantage of an early season snow storm to shred (snowboard) at Jay Peak. Everyone helping to run the place is so sweet including the owners Jon and Jay and their sister Jenny. They were incredibly hospitable and accommodating, especially with our funky requests to dry our wet laundry and store our perishable food that we brought with us from our road trip. The breakfast is delicious, the fireplace was perfect, especially while I plugged away at a decent sized puzzle.

We do not own dogs but it is incredible that this team walks and cares for your dogs during your stay so you can go out. Jenny bakes homemade healthy biscuits for all of the dogs, personalized with their names.

Nothing is an after thought here. Definitely recommend!

Room Tip: For the main house the blue room is the only one with a bay window - which is a huge plus for me!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had an amazing stay at the Phineas Swann for 2 nights during the holidays. We are a family of 4 and stayed at the Bulldog Suite. It is a 2 bedroom suite, so beatifully decorated and has all that you need. It was really a home away from home. It was so cozy that we cut short our day of skiing in Jay peak to relax by the fireplace. The hosts are fabulous and cater to everything you need. Breafkfast was a such a treat.
The location is great for Jay peak, only about 10 min drive. There is a great restaurant, Bernie's, right by the hotel so no need to move the car for dinner.
If we are back in this area there is no question that we will stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed at the Carriage House suites which i sperfect for families and right by the main house.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful, warm, relaxing stay in the Green Mountain Suite. Jay, John and the whole staff at The Phineas were extremely accommodating, friendly and anxious to fulfill any request to make our stay more comfortable. Our suite had a K cup brewer with an array of coffee choices, with cream, sweetner and travel cups all provided. The amenities in the suite were numerous, flat panel TV in each room (integrated DVD player), speaker dock for iPhone, gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and a humidifier upon request!! We will definitely stay at the Phineas again sometime soon! Thank you for a wonderful, memorable stay!

Room Tip: The Green Mountain suite has a queen and two single beds in the second room. Open cathedral ceiling...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Phineaus Swann is about a two hour drive from Montreal, Canada, situated between the rolling, sugar coated snowy hills surrounding the Jay Peak Resort and Park. Jay, the owner and his lovely team have created a wonderful atmosphere for relaxation and downtime in this cosy B&B. If you have a dog, this is the place to be. Our Labernese, Lava had her very own doggie bed and all the treats in the world. We really enjoyed the service and attention and if was an awesome retreat for a New Years Eve getaway!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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