5 su ottobre 17, 2013
The inn was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The service from the owners to the staff was amazing. We will return and we highly recommend the Phineas Swann B&B to everyone.
4,6 su ottobre 17, 2013
We stayed for two days and two nights the Phineas was everything that we were expecting from the online reviews. The hosts were very accommodating and even gave us some help as to things to do in the area. The grounds were in great shape with some wonderful landscaping. We stayed in the honeymoon sweet which had a raised king bed and a gas fireplace which was very nice. The only thing that was concerning was rt58 west which leads to the town. The road is a bit sketchy being roughly ten miles of dirt road winding through the mountains. I would recommend coming in a different way unless you have a more robust vehicle...
4,8 su ottobre 04, 2013
My dog Chloe and I visited the Phineas Swann Inn in mid-September. On arrival, we were greeted warmly by co-owner Darren, who immediately gave us the grand tour of the property. He also introduced us to his wife, Lynne, and some of the other guests who were relaxing in Adirondack chairs alongside the brook across the road. We were booked into the Terrier Suite, located in the Carriage House. Our suite was well-furnished and included high-soaring ceilings with a stunning, modern, circular stained-glass window; a large tester bed with lots of comfy pillows and decorative cushions; a dog-bed; an antique secretary; and a large sofa and armchair. For refreshments, there was a refrigerator (well-stocked with drinks); a microwave; a coffee machine; and lots of snacks, including popcorn, homemade cookies, and dog-treats. That evening, Darren recommended Bernie's in Montgomery Center for dinner. Close to the inn, the cooking is very good here, and even better Phineas Swann guests are offered a 10% discount. The next morning, while Chloe stayed in our suite and ate her own breakfast, I went down to mine in the main inn. Lovely festive fall decorations were on each table, and I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit and delicious strawberry crepes with bacon (the hot special of the day), and a generous jug of excellent coffee. Later, when it was time for Darren to present our bill, it was contained inside a Phineas Swann mug, alongside Vermont hand-made soap in the shape of a maple-leaf. We plan to stay longer the next time. Mine hosts, Darren and Lynne, are to be congratulated on running the perfect, dog-friendly bed and breakfast.
4,8 su settembre 18, 2013
Wonderful, friendly people. Offered more support and service than I expected. Very nice town with good dining options. Great garden and grounds. Will definitely ome back.
4,4 su settembre 17, 2013
The staff and owners are friendly and attentive. Breakfast every morning is wonderful and the property is clean and well maintained.
5 su settembre 09, 2013
The Phineas Swann was an amazing place to stay. We will definitely be returning in the future.
5 su settembre 08, 2013
It just doesn't get any better! The first visit to Phineas Swann was about a year ago with me and my girl, and it was the best lodging experience we ever had. The rooms were nice and beautiful the staffs were really friendly and helpful. The common areas were very nicely decorated with millions of interesting antiques and little things. The second time I went was with my girl and my mom and dad, it was even better, we lived in the suit for the second visit and forgot to mention we stayed in the blue room for the first visit. Well everything was perfect and we enjoyed their out door jaccuzi and it was wonderful! Well there are definitelly more to say about this B&B, but let me just conclude it by saying everything is just perfect here.
3,8 su agosto 26, 2013
Lovely and relaxing anytime of year
5 su agosto 20, 2013
Darren and Lynn are fabulous hosts - warm and inviting. The rooms were lovely, and they had provided everything I would need for traveling with my dog. Super breakfast too. I look forward to staying there again in the future. Enjoy Phineas Swann as you travel NEK and northern Vermont. thanks again!
4,4 su agosto 19, 2013
Darren and Lynn were delightful and helpful with our visiting grandchildren. We will return!
4,8 su agosto 06, 2013
Phineas Swann is an excellent place to stay. Everything is great, I would go back any day. A lovely B&B, freindly staff and very very excemtional breakfast. Our room was romentic ( hony moon suite) and fully complete in accessory. I certainly recommend Phineas Swann to any one traveling in Vermont. LOVE LOVE THIS B&B IN VERMONT
5 su agosto 01, 2013
The Phineas Swann is an excellent place to stay. Everything is great, the food, the poeple and the rooms. I would go back any day.
5 su giugno 26, 2013
This was our 3rd visit in last 3 years, stayed for 3 nights. We wouldn't think of not staying here while in VT. Jay and his staff truly make you feel like old friends. Breakfasts are perfect way to start the day. Everything is perfect: the rooms, the grounds, the staff, the location. Great dining within 500 feet, easy to get anywhere. Just can't describe how comfortable it is to stay here. We are already planning to go back in the fall..
5 su giugno 26, 2013
This was our second stay at Phineas Swann and enjoyed it just as much as our first time. A lovely inn, great biking, friendly staff and exceptional breakfasts. We will be back.
5 su giugno 19, 2013
We had an excellent stay here. Brought our dog along. We were given a dog treat with our dog's name printed in it when we arrived. She love eating it. Delicious breakfast each morning. Our room was perfect. Loved having the river out back. The staff was super nice. They gave us recommendations for what to do during the day and where to go for dinner. Would definitely recommend staying here, and plan to go back ourselves!
5 su giugno 13, 2013
Stayed at Phineas Swann for my first trip to Vermont. It was my boyfriend's first B&B experience too and he fell in love with it. We arrived on my birthday and discovered we were upgraded to a carriage house. We felt so pampered the entire time. Would certainly recommend Phineas Swann to anyone traveling to Vermont.
5 su giugno 01, 2013
If there's a better B&B anywhere in the country, we've not found it. Wonderful accommodations, beautiful grounds, great breakfasts, friendly attentive staff, We've been to Phineas three times in the last 15 years, twice while we lived in Washington DC and this time during a trip east from our home in Montana. Each time was a pleasure. This place is as close to the comforts of home as you can get.
4,0 su aprile 17, 2013
We always enjoy going to the Phineas. We go mostly in the Winter for the skiing at Jay but anytime of year is great as it's so relaxing. Once you have your fabulous breakfast, you're free to enjoy many activities that you like (skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, hiking, cycling & of course the spa at Jay) to name a few. Good selection of Restaurants around but remember you're in a small town & some will require a drive. Great place to stay, relax & read by the fire. We love coming, all the staff are very friendly & take good care of you. Rob & Lisa.
4,4 su marzo 21, 2013
We brought our dog, and had a lovely time. The setting, on the river, in town, a short walk to a few dining options and a grocery store, near Jay peak and excellent XC skiing trails, is great and convenient. All staff at Phineas are super friendly and helpful (not overbearing at all though!). This is the most dog friendly place we've been. Also great if you don't have a dog. We will be back!
5 su marzo 19, 2013
My wife and I were looking for a quick getaway and have wanted to stay at the Phineas Swann for some time now. Our only regret is that we didn't come sooner! What a thrill is was for us and our Corgi, Woody, to have spent a night in such a wonderful place! We were treated like royalty and would wholeheartedly recommend this establishment to pet-lovers everywhere! We will definitely be back! Warmest Regards, Sam, Patty and Woody
4,6 su marzo 16, 2013
My husband and I spent 2 nights here for a little get away and to ski. We had an amazing time, we didn't want to leave! From welcoming us at we pulled in to the warm cozy fire at night we loved it. We booked online and it was very easy. The inn is very clean and comfortable, they really make you feel welcome and comfortable. We stayed in the "Red Room" and it was a very comfortable bed and the bathroom was great! We are already excited for our next stay at the inn!
4,2 su marzo 12, 2013
We just returned from our second visit to the Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Country Inn. Once again, everything was first rate! The fact that we could bring our Labrador Retreiver when staying in the Carriage House is the icing on the cake. The close proximity to Jay Peak also makes it an ideal four season retreat.
3,8 su marzo 08, 2013
I came here for a two night stay in the middle of February 2013 with my boyfriend. We skied at Jay Peak and stayed here. Everything was great about our stay. The only downfall is that the dining options in the town of Montgomery Center are not great. You can pay to have dinner made at the Phineas but I never tried it but would consider doing so if I stayed there again. The breakfasts were great. We had pancakes the first day and waffles the second. They kinda looked at us funny when we ordered 3 and 4 pancakes respectively but to me that is a normal restaurant portion and we needed the energy for skiing! We stayed in the red room and the bed is ginormous! It pretty much takes up the whole room. There is space underneath to keep things but there isn t much floor space so don t bring too much stuff. Overall a great stay and it was just what I expected. The fire place is lovely in the winter along with the hot tub, although its quite small and not suited for more than four people. It also feels awkward intruding on other people when they are in it because it is so small. We just kinda waited until no one was in it to go in. They definitely keep pushing for this review via e-mail after you stay, so I finally decided to give one. Be prepared to be asked multiple times too if you stay. It's not like they don t have enough reviews on here.....but whatever.
Risposta del proprietario
Thanks for your review. Just so you know, bed and breakfast.com is pretty aggressive about pushing for reviews when a guest has booked thru them, and sends many follow up emails and that is sadly out of our control since you had to give them your email address when you booked. I would be annoyed by all their emails too, so please accept my apologies. I wish I could get them to stop that. Tho was not us who asked for your review on this site, we are still glad you took the time to write one as it helps us improve out service for future guests. Our hot tub has 8 seats in it, but I can see why you would not want to crowd that many folks in, but luckily people seldom spend more than 15 minutes in it. We have four restaurants within walking distance, but perhaps you stayed on a Monday or Tuesday, since most are closed on that day except for Bernies and the snowshoe. We suggest using tripadvisor.com to search for other nearby options as well. To any other guests reading this, we offer dinner at the inn, but due to the small size of our property we do not stock food for all the dinner choices, so we need a few days notice to make sure we have your menu choices on hand. The price ranges from 100 dollars per person including tax and service and wine for a 5 course meal with a private chef, to 50 dollars for a prix fixe four course dinner that may be served with other guests in the dining room as you. Thanks so much!! Jay
4,8 su febbraio 25, 2013
My 12 year old daughter and I had another wonderful stay at Phineas Swann during mid February. We love to ski at Jay Peak but don't enjoy the crowds of the main hotels and waterpark. We love the tranquility of Phineas Swann. It is located in a small VT village just a 10-15 minutes from Jay Peak. The rooms are beautiful, very clean and feel like a better version of home. The service is great and the breakfasts amazing. We will be back!
4,0 su gennaio 22, 2013
The best place to stay, anytime !!! For lovers, friends or families...So much to do and So close to Montreal its a sin to stay elsewhere. Phineas Swann B & B is a home away from home. One stay and like us, you will get hooked. The Owners and staff are absolutely adorable...We love the outside Jacuzzi... The River house, first floor, will charm you with the beautiful backyard river, large patio, foyer, and so much more. Cant wait to go back !! A real 5 star !!
5 su gennaio 21, 2013
The people, (innkeepers and staff )and the hospitality that was shown to guests was terrific. We felt comfortable. Met some wonderful other guests . The whole getaway was special.
4,6 su gennaio 14, 2013
Jenny was a great host, everything exceeded our expectations.
5 su gennaio 03, 2013
We stayed two nights in this picturesque inn in the lovely town of Montgomery Center. We stayed in a River house suite and found it to be comfortable for our party of 4. The inn was beautifully decorated for the holidays and was absolutely gorgeous! The innkeepers attended to all of our needs -- breakfasts were wonderful, rooms were spotless, snacks and coffee were available in our room as well as in the Inn living room -- no detail was forgotten. We would definitely stay there again the next time we are in the Northeast Kingdom!
5 su gennaio 02, 2013
We had a lovely time at the Phineas Swann B and B. they thought of everything for man and beast. Unfortunately it will be going under new management in the spring. Hopefully little will change since it is already perfect.
5 su dicembre 30, 2012
We had the most wonderful Christmas holiday for five nights. Everything was taken care of down to the very last detail. The Inn is decorated with tasteful antiques, calming colours and luxurious comfort. The beds are the most comfortable I have encountered away from home. The food is exceptional and enjoyed by all. Breakfast includes baked goods, fresh prepared fruit, yogart, cereal, and an amazing new hot treat each day. The best part of the whole experience was the staff. Emmy and Barb look after your every need, while jay, John and Jenny ensure you feel at home and part of the family. We will return again, and again.
4,8 su novembre 17, 2012
Our stay at Phineas Swann could not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. From the moment we were welcomed out front on arrival we were made to feel like we were at home...both us and our Border Collie Chloe. The inn is beautiful and uniquely decorated featuring an incredible collection antiques and dog ornaments. Room (Green Mountain Suite in the Carriage House) was perfect...beautifully decorated, spotless and comfortable...for both us and our furry family member. No detail is overlooked...snacks, hot and cold beverages both in the room and in the main inn...huge bed for Chloe in our room along with a home-made welcome biscuit, dog bowls, towel for wiping feet and a jar of biscuits... games, puzzles, fireplace, magazines, puzzle, piano in the main inn...individual toothpaste and mouthwash in the bathroom and lots of towels...huge collection of DVD's for use in the inn or in your room....all in all the kind of place that just makes you want to curl up and escape from the world! Thank you to the wonderful hosts for such pride of ownership, for thinking of absolutely everything a guest could want and for being so very welcoming to our pet! While visiting, don't hesitate to eat at Bernie's just down the street...not a fancy place but don't let outward appearances be deceiving!...the food is home made and fantastic!!!
4,8 su novembre 05, 2012
A very relaxing B & B to stay with a loved one. The furnishings and ornaments surrounding the house make you feel that you are truly in Vermont. John and Jay are very detailed in maintaining the house: very homely, friendly and romantic for a couple. A definite must stay if you are visiting Northern Vermont.
4,0 su ottobre 20, 2012
A very pleasant stay, quiet, excellent environment and service.
5 su ottobre 16, 2012
Really nice property, and very friendly and helpful staff. They gave us great ideas for things to do in the area, and provided a great breakfast for our stay. They welcomed both our dog and toddler. We'd definitely stay here again.
5 su ottobre 12, 2012
Charming setting outdone only by the warm and caring service.
4,6 su ottobre 12, 2012
What a warm welcome we had! Every detail seemed to be taken care of, and our room and bathroom were very clean. The bed was a little bit creaky, but that is about my only tiny complaint. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay (2 nights), and we will certainly book this B & B again.
3,8 su ottobre 10, 2012
Just to say that this place is amazing. So eclectic, warm, welcoming, clean and with quite litterally everything at your disposal. The setting is the small town of Montgomery, which is friendly and really close to amazing scenery and great winter, fall and summer activites. My only suggestion for improvement is to offer more choice at breakfast. Whilst the set breakfasts are really good, they are not to everyones taste and it seems a little bit of a hassle to ask for anything else. Guests should not be made to feel that they should chose the set breakfast as it is FABULOUS!! be more gracious with your options and cater for everyones dietary tastes and needs. You have a great kitchen and amazing staff that can deliver more. However, anyoneone reading this needs to understand that this is only constructive advice and should not deter anyone from visiting this wonderful establishment. We loved it!!
5 su ottobre 05, 2012
we had a great stay ,just dont ask Jay for directions to smugglers notch (i got lost and it made our trip even better than planned thank you) i will bring a map next time, LOL, everything was great,thanks for a fine time hope to see you guys late spring thank you again Carl & Grace Legaspi
5 su settembre 29, 2012
From the moment we arrived we were treated as we were the only family that was there. It was all about us. The suite (Bulldog) was adorable and had everything anyone could want. The grounds are spectacular. It's just so obvious how much love goes into this Inn. They also have wonderful breakfasts.
4,4 su settembre 25, 2012
We found this Pet Friendly hidden treasure tucked away in upstate Vermont. Our first floor suite was spacious and everything we needed was provided (including snacks on the kitchen counter and wine in the fridge). Jay and John were amazingly gracious hosts that focused on the details that made our stay memorable. The gourmet breakfast was to die for. I will be returning again.Our dogs Bailey and Baxter gave it 2 paws up!
5 su settembre 22, 2012
I had been stressed for weeks so I decided to take my girl and two dogs on a little trip to Vermont. At first we stayed at an Inn that wasn't that great so I decided to book something else. I went on the internet and found the Phineas Swann with a bit of good fortune. We drove up and where welcomed by Jay when we arrived. He is a very warm, kind and professional person. He showed us the Amazing room and walked us through the rest of the property. Everything is full of love and has been perfected to the smallest detail. Because it was our anniversary I had ordered roses and strawberry's dipped in chocolate. They where waiting for us in our room, hand picked roses and fresh made strawberry's and a bottle of champagne on the house is what we got! The diner that night was great and prepared with a lot of love and fresh ingredients. My stress was gone by the next day. And we where sad to leave. We will come back for sure and will recommend this hidden treasure to all our friends and to you!
5 su settembre 18, 2012
Very dog friendly with everything from a cushy bed to treats , dishes and even their own towels. John and Jay have thought of everything for the guest, you literally don't have to load yourself down with extras especially toiletries. It's all there. Rooms are filled with antiquesand are spotless. Our second floor suite was right on the river with a great view.. Excellent breakfasts and beautiful grounds.
5 su settembre 11, 2012
Outstanding attention to detail by the owners Jay and John. 24 / 7 snacks and drinks a real plus. Main house is an adventure with all of the antiques and knick knacks. Breakfasts were very good and made to order. Great place to spend a few days and relax.
5 su settembre 07, 2012
This was our 3rd trip back and we plan to visit again! Totally fun.
4,6 su settembre 06, 2012
I needed to get out of the city (Boston) for a nice, relaxing long weekend and the Phineas Swann was the perfect place! The room was comfy (i could have slept for a week in that bed!) and the hearty homemade breakfast was a treat that I set my alarm for every morning. Jay was always buzzing around to make sure I was enjoying myself.....it was great! Can't wait to head back next Fall.
5 su settembre 04, 2012
The Phineas Swann B&B exceeded our expectations! We have stayed at many B&B's and this one was by far our favourite for it's quaint atmosphere, beautiful decor, outstanding service and charm.
4,2 su settembre 03, 2012
Relaxing, cozy, beautiful surroundings. It made us remember what vacations are all about, resting and chilling by the river. My only complaint is the fact the room we stayed in has dead animals all over the place. It is supposed to be a "hunters den', which kind of messes with the peace and quite of nature.
5 su agosto 28, 2012
Best place ever! I loved it and I will come back.
5 su agosto 27, 2012
Well, people are more than tolerated! Both dogs and people are welcomed and treated like royalty. If you and your dog(s) are going to be in Vermont then you owe it to yourself and your dog(s) to stay here. It is cleaner than some places I've been that don't allow dogs and the grounds are beautiful. The don't charge for every little thing but rather provide more than you need. There are snacks, pop, tea, coffee, hot cider, hot chocolate, and doggy treats. They know the area and will gladly help you plan a day trip or activities for all tastes. Go, stay, enjoy!
5 su agosto 23, 2012
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the facilities almost as much as the people. If you travel with a dog you will want to stay here. They love dogs and it is cleaner than places I've stayed that didn't allow dogs. Beautiful grounds and gardens, right on the river to play, close to many other activities, and they do not nickle and dime you to death. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning with a specialty to go with or take the place of the regular eggs etc. Apple and Cinnamon waffles, fresh blueberry pancakes, strawberry crepes, to name a few start your day off in a delicious way. If you are going to be in the area plan to stay here...if you are not going to be in the area...change your plans.
5 su agosto 20, 2012
My boyfriend and I loved this Inn. The Inn itself, is beautiful and makes you feel as if you traveled back to an earlier time. All of the staff we met were so kind and generous, making us feel right at home. We highly recommend this Inn to anyone visiting Vermont.
4,4 su agosto 15, 2012
Friendly innkeepers Lots and lots of interesting items in the inn
5 su agosto 05, 2012
Outstanding. Down to every last detail. Thank you everyone at Phineas Swann
5 su luglio 24, 2012
My best friend and I stayed five nights at the Phineas Swann to celebrate my birthday. The inn was absolutely gorgeous, well-kept, and peaceful. The staff prepared breakfast for us each morning and went out of their way to make sure we had a scrumptous meal. The bed was so comfortable that I slept as well there as I do at home. The grounds at the inn were beautiful and we spent a majority of our time outside to enjoy them. We especially liked the fire pit near the Trout River. Jay and John, the Innkeepers, were very knowledgeable about the area and made several recommendations each morning for us to try. But they were also perfectly happy to have us stay at the inn all day and lounge around the property to relax. I would highly recommend this inn to anyone looking to stay in the area as it was definitely worth it!
3,8 su giugno 13, 2012
Charming home with plenty of amenities and friendly, helpful staff. Great breakfast and snacks around the house.
4,8 su maggio 25, 2012
The inn is simply great and Jay is very helpful. These guys really worked on the details to make your stay a wonderful experience: - rooms are clean, comfortable and very well decorated; - classical music plays in the common areas both inside and outside; - a wide variety of DVDs plus lots of cable channels including radio are available; - first time I've seen a B&B offer complimentary snacks and coffee/tea at will, it is really appreciated; - breakfast is tasty and more than sufficient (even for vegetarians like us); - it is a pet friendly inn (mostly dog friendly :)); - there is a great spot by the river, you can make a fire and take a glass of wine, just great; - the owners have put together a big book detailing virtually everything you can do in the surrounding area. Thank you Jay, we definitely recommend the inn and will be coming back for sure. Georgi and Elena
5 su ottobre 23, 2011
My husband and I absolutely loved this bed and breakfast! The people were SO friendly and the grounds and suites were beautiful. Totally worth the money, and so much was included with the price. Also, two restaurants in walking distance give you 10 percent off. I recommend the terrior suite, they even had treats out for our pupp. Such a great romantic, relaxing getaway!
5 su settembre 05, 2011
When walking thru the front door,we were warmly greeted by Jenny.She gave us a tour of the absolutely lovely home. The decor was eyepopping and every room was filled with historic antiques which added even more warmth if that is possible. The grounds and gardens are to die for. Have I mentioned the outstanding breakfast?. Needless to say we will be recommending the Phineas to all of our friends and look forward to our next visit.
4,8 su agosto 14, 2011
Hosts John and Jay and their staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had a delicious breakfast served in a bright sunny room overlooking their gardens. Except for the fact that we also wanted to tour Vermont, we could have lingered over coffee in those beautiful gardens all morning. The room was the best part. We stayed in the Terrier suit, which was very charming and had the most comfortable bed that I had ever slept in.
5 su febbraio 23, 2011
We have stayed at PS many times and always have a wonderful trip. The rooms are lovely and comfortable. The staff is second to none with very warm, friendly service. It feels much like visiting with friend's rather than a business. The breakfasts are exceptional and they will customize the meal to suit your needs. It's definitely my favorite place to stay near Jay Peak. I can't wait to go back again.
5 su ottobre 26, 2010
We had a nice, quiet evening at the Phineas Swann. The house itself was very welcoming, with candles lit up everywhere and classical music to be heard throughout. There are quite a few little doggy figurines decorating the walls, the bedroom, the bathroom--even the butter bowl at breakfast was a dog. It was charming. The bed was plush and high off the ground, which I loved. There were endless little complimentaries, from lotions, bath soaks and soaps to cookies and brownies (the brownies were SO good!). There was enough variety at breakfast to satisfy most people (fruit platter, granola, eggs, english muffins, french toast, etc.). We really enjoyed our stay at the Phineas Swann--it was relaxed, comfortable, and there were many surprising little luxuries. I do have one warning though. We stayed in the Blue Room (did I mention how comfy?), and if you're a little clumsy like me, be careful if you step out to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. The bedroom door is right next to the stairway and it slopes just a tad downward, so if one stumbles around a lot in the night there is a chance for an unhappy outcome. So sleepwalkers, take the Red or Green Room!
4,8 su agosto 16, 2010
The rooms were immaculate. The staff was super friendly. The information guide in the room had an amazing amount of information about things to see and do in the area.
4,6 su agosto 13, 2010
My partner and I are making a slow, grand tour of New England, staying in various inns along the way. Last night in the Phineas Swann was the most relaxed and comfortable night yet. Very thoughtful hosts seem to provide everything we need just before we think of it.
5 su agosto 11, 2010
Staff so friendly, they'll knock your socks off! Blueberry pancakes you'll think about for days. Beautiful, quiet part of Vermont. Loved it!
5 su agosto 03, 2010
Phineas Swan wonderful place to stay. Since I travelled with my dog, Emmy and staff were kind enough to deliver my delicious breakfast to me every morning ! The pictures that they show on the website are true. Very comfortable place to stay !
5 su agosto 02, 2010
Everything at this b&b was perfect, from Emmy's delicious breakfasts to the knowledgeable owners. Our room had all the comforts we could want including a wonderful feather bed and a Keurig coffeemaker. The regional guidebook that the owners had put together was extensive and detailed and helped us plan all our outings. The cookies and afternoon snacks were delicious also. We will definitely be back.
5 su luglio 07, 2010
This was our first time at Phineas Swann and we were more than impressed. It is a charming place. The gardens are breathtaking, the staff is extremely accomdating and we felt right at home. We had our two year old and our dog with us and stayed in the River Suite. Not a single detail was overlooked. We were most impressed with the Keurig coffee machine in our room, the beautiful porch right off of our suite overlooking the river, and the impeccable service. The staff is incredibally friendly. Even though it was our first time there, we felt like old friends. Emmy and the other staff put together an outstanding breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, eggs to order, fruit, muffins, cereal, everything! They even had a toddler plate and fork and spoon for our little one. They think of everything- before you even ask! You would have a fantastic vacation even if you never left the inn. It is that great! Really! My husband said it was the most comfortable bed he had ever slept on away from home. The river suite had a bedroom, full kitchen and dining room, full bath with spa tub and living room. It was perfect for traveling with a small child. We were able to set up her pack n' play in the living room and have complete privacy. We can't say enough good things about this place. There is no way you could be disappointed!
4,0 su luglio 05, 2010
The location was beautiful, the rooms were nicely decorated and wonderful, and the staff was superb. I would recommend this B&B to anyone. Nearby restaurants were great and there are many things to see and do in the area.
4,2 su dicembre 31, 2009
Upon arriving we were greeted by one of the owners carrying an umbrella as it was raining. He offered to help unload our car and showed us and our dog to our room. The room was full of beautiful antique furniture and fixtures, including an elegant daybed for our beagle. We were taken on a tour of the main building where there were fresh baked brownies and a variety of coffees and teas to choose from. The breakfast included a dish of fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and blueberry pancakes, as well as juice and coffee. Service was excellent.
5 su ottobre 21, 2009
Hats off to Emmie! She was a stickler for detail......right down to the perfect medium over eggs!! Every part of the inn is meticulous and welcoming. Delicious food, company and John and Jay were wonderful as our hosts.
5 su ottobre 20, 2009
We knew when we entered the house that we were in for a unique experience. It is like entering the most exquisite, antique-filled, Grandmother's attic. The food was spectacular and the staff outstanding. DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT OUR SPECIAL HIDE-A-WAY!
5 su ottobre 15, 2009
Emmie, Karen and Jessica...Made our stay wonderful. they paid attention to every detail. Fantastic meals!! the individaual rooms were very well appointed...everything was spic and span! Jay and John were great hosts! It felt like home! Tim Hughs Kansas City, MO
4,0 su ottobre 11, 2009
When traveling and booking on-line one is never quite sure what the outcome will be. The Phineas Swann, however, was more than we expected. We and our dog were treated gloriously. Pampered with things we couldn't have imaged. Karen and Emmy were fabulous. We had a wonderful time despite the ever present rain.
5 su ottobre 09, 2009
A complete getaway, the best place for you and your dog. Emmy and Karen were outstanding,Jay and John are great host, they thought of everything, we will be back soon, Thanks for a great trip
3,8 su ottobre 07, 2009
A wonderful place to stay. Owners Jay & John couldn't do enough for you. Would like to return.
5 su ottobre 06, 2009
We had a wonderful experience. John ad jay are very caring and professional, and the breakfast was outstanding. We would definitely return.
4,6 su ottobre 05, 2009
Wonderful Inn, very friendly and helpful staff, with sumptuous breakfasts and lots of helpful advice for sights to see in the area. Very comfortable beds! Would definitely do again.
4,4 su settembre 22, 2009
This Inn was fabulous! What stood out the most were the little things that Jay, John, and their staff provided, such as speaking to each guest at breakfast and asking if they could help with your plans for the day, directions, suggestions or any other services - They really go out of their way to help. So many other things were included such as coffee and snacks around the clock, pet sitting and dog walking at no extra charge. These guys really make you feel like special guests...They totally get how to treat customers. The rooms were not the largest, but were very clean and included everything you would need. When checking out, Jay and John even provided me with muffins for the road :-) These guys should be extremely proud of the service they provide and the staff they have hired. They are both extremely sweet. I cannot wait to return for ski season.
5 su settembre 20, 2009
My mother and I stayed at the Phineas Swann in the Bulldog Suite of the Carriage House from 9/6 till 9/10/09. Everything was wonderful. Jay and John and the entire staff were great. Breakfast each day was especially delicious. The Inn and the room was was extremely clean and very well cared for. The other free amenities such as snacks, cookies, brownies, hot cocoa and flavored coffees and teas were all a wonderful addition. We will most certainly return for a visit and will recommend the Inn to our friends.
5 su settembre 14, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for three nights with our dog. We had originally booked two nights but love it so much we had to stay! Very dog friendly, we stayed in the honeymoon suite and were delighted to walk into a room with a plush dog bed, dog bowls, and a raw hide waiting for our 75lb lab! The staff is amazing, and very accommodating. The breakfast is delicious and made to order. We went hiking and cannoning with our dog, all of their recommendations were fantastic! The inn has a beautiful antique look, but is outfitted with the latest technology. Including wi-fi, flat screened TV, and a pretty fancy coffee maker. We will be returning yearly!
5 su settembre 04, 2009
We were amazed at the breakfast, service and setting of this incredible B&B. We were treated warmly and graciously. We chose this inn beacause they love dogs & did not charge us extra for them. We didn't realize what a gem we would find!
4,8 su agosto 26, 2009
All the staff were wonderful and helpful. They made sure we had everything we needed and asked for. We felt so welcome we didn't want to leave. The grounds were immaculate as was the Inn. Breakfasts were scumptious, never stayed at a B&B even close to Phineas Swann. We will be returning next year for our first anniversary!!!!
5 su agosto 19, 2009
Attention to every detail! Excellent, friendly service. beautiful rooms and property
5 su agosto 10, 2009
An unprecedented attention to detail in decor and comfort. You will feel truly pampered here, however, the ambiance is nevertheless casual and laid-back!
5 su agosto 07, 2009
I haven't often stayed in B&Bs but, after having stayed at the Phineas Swann, I'm a convert to bed and breakfasts. Well, I'm a convert if all other B&Bs can live up to the standard of this establishment. Upon arriving, my partner and I were greeted by Jay and led through the entire house and its beautiful gardens so as to make us completely at home. Throughout our stay there, we felt like more than guests, we felt like we were home. The staff — Karen, Emmy and Barrett — were so very friendly, warm and eager to treat us like we belonged and were very much welcome in this beautiful house. The fact that this B&B is dog-friendly is a definite plus. Jay is very helpful with guidance on what to do in the area and provides a large binder rich in details on day trips, restaurants, and attractions. We will most definitely be returning. In fact, this B&B is a big reason to go back to this part of Vermont.
5 su luglio 28, 2009
From the moment we got out of the car we knew Phineas Swann was a special place. It is an oasis on Main Street with beautiful gardens and a spot along the river where you can sit and enjoy the scenery. Inside, the decor is beautiful (quintessential Vermont) and the staff warm and welcoming. Owners Jay and John have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable from drinks and snacks available all day, suggestions for sightseeing and dining, to a delectable breakfast prepared and served by Emmy and Karen. It was the nicest B&B we have stayed in and plan on returning again soon.
4,6 su luglio 26, 2009
We were greeted by Jay, the quintessential host! He gave us the grand tour of not just the Inn but all the surrounding property included the river that runs out back. He showed us the complimentary coffee/tea and beverages and snacks(fresh brownies too.) Very proud of his B'n'B as he and co-owner John should be as it is grand! We took the romantic package with the 1 hr massage each(given by Nicole-wonderful magic hands) and a 4 course dinner(amazingly prepared by private chef Bettie!), champagne, roses and chocolate. Our room was so cozy, the jacuzzi bath a real treat. The whole inn was superbly decorated with collectibles and antiques.Immaculately clean and hot, yummy breakfasts served up by fantastic Karen and Emmy. Bravo ladies! Everyone was so friendly, we really felt so welcome. Jay was so helpful with giving us tips on surrounding sites-especially direction to the local swimming home. Thanks Jay! We loved our stay and will be back! Thanks to All-Dan and Marina from Montreal
4,8 su luglio 14, 2009
We wanted a simple, relaxing vacation, and we got exactly what we wanted at the Phineas Swann! Great hospitality, amazing attention to detail everywhere we looked, and the warmth and hospitality we received was most memorable - we will definitely return. Thank you!
5 su luglio 13, 2009
I was a hiker on the Long Trail when my blistered feet forced a stop at this B&B. I was treated like royalty despite my bedraggled appearance.
5 su giugno 13, 2009
We took our three dogs with us to the Phineas Swann for four nights and got to stay in the lovely Bulldog Suite in the Carriage House. The hosts were terrific and helped to make our wedding anniversary memorable and wonderful. They offer many amenities (snacks and sodas throughout the day; detailed descriptions and tailored-to-you touring routes of drives of the surrounding area; DVD players and a DVD library; dog walking and sitting while you go out, etc.) and seem to really enjoy their jobs as innkeepers/owners. They made a fuss over our dogs and provided a lot of towels, dog-hair-remover tools, dog bones, and dog beds to keep everyone happy. It was a great trip and we are thankful we learned about this place online. They have one of the better B and B websites, too, with lots of information about the inn and the surrounding area. And, as the other reviewers report, the breakfasts were fantastic!
5 su maggio 14, 2009
The B&B is beautiful and Jay, Karen & Barrett go out of their way to make guests (human and pet) comfortable and happy.
5 su gennaio 14, 2009
Warm inviting atmosphere meets delightful service in a perfect winter town. We were thrilled with the quality service and comfort of the inn. Highly recommended. Excellent food!
5 su dicembre 11, 2008
Our stay here was very memorable and I would certainly recommend others to stay here when in the area!
4,8 su dicembre 10, 2008
This place is a great place to take your pets!!! They have beds, treats and truly care about if your pets are having a good time as well.
5 su novembre 25, 2008
Excellent experience! Best B&B we've ever stayed at!
5 su novembre 17, 2008
Exceeded our expectations! Food excellent, service excellent, very nice staff! Nothing left out!
5 su novembre 10, 2008
Friendly, cozy, dog friendly B&B near a secret Jay Peak. If you like charm, antiques, and history, stay at the Phineas Swan. outdoor activities galore!
4,2 su ottobre 20, 2008
Just got back from a 4 day stay at the Phineas Swann. This was our 8th stay at a B&B and the Swann was without a doubt the best experience. We rented the lst floor of the River House. It was a private house (not attached to the main house) and had a full kitchen, dining room living room as well as a great bedroom. The back of the house sat right on a river bank. There was comfortable furniture inside as well as lawn furniture to enjoy the peaceful stream. We were even provided with the means to make a bonfire--including ingredients for Smores! There were also hundreds of movies available on DVD along with a TV and DVD player. Breakfast was excellent each morning and the staff consisting of Jay, John, Jen, Emmy and Karen could not have been nicer or more accommodating. I highly recommend this B&B. Two thumbs up! Helaine Stern/Jerry Jones
3,6 su ottobre 15, 2008
Great place to visit! Especially during foliage season - the trees nearby were the boat in VT! The B&B staff were very attentive & accommodating. The room was lovely. We had a great stay!
5 su ottobre 10, 2008
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. We were totally surprised. The warm welcome and all the extra things to make our stay enjoyable. It was unique.
5 su ottobre 01, 2008
My experience at Phineas Swann exceeded my expectations by far! The inn was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were delicious! Jay, John, Karen, Jenny, Emma, and BoBo made every moment extraordinary!
5 su ottobre 01, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed my 3-day visit! The attention to detail was impeccable! The room was filled with all the comforts of home -- and then some! Jay, John, Karen, Jenny, Emma and Bebo were welcoming and warm! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious!
4,2 su settembre 13, 2008
Fantastic place to stay for a weekend. Spent two nights and everything you could possibly need is provided for you. Super nice staff. Brought our dog with us and they are super dog friendly and provide so many extras for your pooch. Only thing to be aware is that on top of tax there is a standard gratuity charge add with each room each night.
5 su settembre 03, 2008
This is a great B&B. The owners and staff do everything they can to make sure that their guests have a wonderful stay. My wife and I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Northern Vermont.
5 su agosto 11, 2008
Charming and funcky with lovely antiques, food, conversation and literally thousands of dog-ceramic, on pillows photos, paintings, metal etc.
5 su luglio 09, 2008
A beautiful setting on a cool clear river. Manicured grounds with flowers everywhere, all managed by an extremely friendly and well informed staff. I would absolutely recommend this bed and breakfast to my friends...you too.
5 su giugno 03, 2008
The Phineas Swann exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived to our wave goodbye the next day. Located in quaint, out-of-the-way Montgomery Center, the inn is ornate and attractively decorated inside and out. We were greeted by classical music playing softly in the background as we got out of our car. Jay and John were outstanding hosts. They were not merely accommodating to our dog, but welcoming! We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite, a room seemingly too immaculate and classy to be designated as pet friendly... aside from it being complete with a dog bed and dog treat for our Jack Russell upon our arrival! Breakfast was delicious, and we greatly appreciated the gluten-free pancakes specially prepared for my wife, who has a food allergy. Our stay was characterized by numerous pleasant surprises that no doubt reflects Jay and John's careful attention to detail. Phineas Swann is a gem and we hope to be back again soon.
4,6 su maggio 30, 2008
The Phineas Swann was one fo the lovliest B&Bs we've ever stayed at. Jay and John have thought of every detail, and Emmy makes sure that your room has everything you could ever need to feel at home. Thank you for an unforgetable experience.