Welcome to the Phineas Swann B&B, an intimate getaway destination in the northern Vermont mountains only 7 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort. Montgomery Center is an alluring destination for vacationers & adventurers alike. Guests enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing, kayaking, farm tours, maple sugaring, antiquing and shopping for handcrafted items made by local artisans. Featured this fall on HGTV's "New House, New Life," we have earned a 5-Star TripAdvisor Rating and write ups in Montreal’s La Presse and Boston, New York, and Yankee magazines. We are VERY dog friendly too, named by CNN as one of the world's 12 most dog-friendly hotels!
4.8 on January 25, 2015
This could not have been a better time away with my wife and our dog. Darren and Lynne did an excellent job of making sure we had all we needed. They also gave us advice on many places to visit while we were there. The winter in Vermont is sensational and so is this Bed & Breakfast. If you have a dog they are welcomed here more than we have ever experienced. If you have a chance watch their HGTV dvd.
5 on January 12, 2015
I don't have words for how amazing our stay was at Phineas Swann. The owners were so accommodating and made our wedding for 2 perfect and worry free. They were also great at giving us places to go and see as well as great local food. We will definitely be back at some point to have another relaxing vacation in Vermont!
4.8 on December 07, 2014
This is our second stay at The Phineas Swan, the first under new owners Lynne and Darren. While they were away on a much deserved vacation, they left the Inn in very capable hands of longtime employee, Barb. We arrived earlier than expected, but our room was ready and waiting for us. She greeted us with a friendly welcome, and was very attentive to our every need. We stayed in the Terrier suite as we had a new addition to our family, our new puppy. The room was very clean, tastefully decorated, and had no signs of a previous pet occupying the room. The breakfast served were outstanding (prepared by Barb), and the stuffed French toast are a must if you stay here!!! We visited the many covered bridges in the area, and visited several local antique shops. While we were away, Barb walked our dog and checked on him. The Inn is quaint, very tastefully decorated, very clean, and filled with beautiful antiques. We enjoy the Phineas Swan and wish the new owners success, which they will surely gain, especially with a first class, top notch employee like Barb
5 on November 14, 2014
We had a truly amazing experience at Phineas Gage. From our first moment checking in to our departure, we felt warmly welcomed and relaxed - as did our dog, who joined us! Darren and Lynne epitomize hospitality. The breakfasts were delicious(we were there on pancake and eggs Benedict days), and the Inn's proximity to fantastic lunch and dinner dining was terrific. Our visit was so relaxing and all of the special touches, from the hot tub to the dog biscuits in our room, were deeply appreciated. We will be back!
5 on November 02, 2014
We checked out Phineas Swann for our wedding next summer, and absolutely loved the place! Lynne was very nice and helpful, and started a fire for us in the living room so we could read and sip wine by the fire. So cozy! Can't wait to go back!
5 on October 23, 2014
My new bride lived in Montgomery Center many years ago, so we decided to honeymoon there. We booked the same suite for the first anniversary of our honeymoon next year. It could very well become an annual tradition. There was nothing to complain about other than our stay was too short. We're adding a day next year. Our Labradoodle decided she preferred it to home and it was difficult to get her to hop in the car for the return trip. Darren made us feel right at home and we hope to meet Lynne next year.
5 on October 15, 2014
We enjoyed the hospitality, and look forward to our next visit to the Phineas Swan Inn. Your trip to VA won't be the same without a stay at this B&B!! The Inn keepers, the staff, the extras they include were all very inviting and helped make our Fall trip a wonderful experience.
4.8 on September 10, 2014
Nous avons été charmés par cet endroit. Le service est excellent! Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et ils pensent à tout! Les fleurs autour de la propriété sont magnifiques et l'endroit est paisible! Je le recommande pour les couples qui désirent passer une agréable moment.
5 on September 08, 2014
Had a wonderful stay there in early September. It is hard to find a pet friendly inn, that is as lovely as this one. Breakfast was homemade pancakes or waffles, accompanied by real maple syrup and an endless pot of excellent coffee, from Vermont Coffee Roasters. The innkeepers, and their staff, were very friendly and helpful with recommendations for where to go and what to do. I stayed in the River House, which is right on the Trout river. You won't need a sleep app with the sound of the river streaming by your windows! Don't forget to check out the yarn and knitwear shop across the street. They have beautiful hand knit goods, made by local artisans. I highly recommend the Phineas Swann!
4.2 on August 27, 2014
This is by far the nicest B & B I have stayed at. Besides, the fact this its "Pet-Friendly", (not pet-tolerant, pet FRIENDLY)- the owners Darren & Lynne are extremely helpful and just wonderful hosts. I would also like to give a special shout-out to the staff there, really nice people.Beautiful place in a truly wonderful area of Vermont. The Phineas Swann is a cozy & comfortable place to stay and we will certainly be going back again.I miss it already! Especially the dogs! Chrissy, Art & Ruby.
The Red Room has the most character of any room in our Inn. In addition to it's traditional high 19th Century style bed, the room reportedly boasts its own "friendly" ghost and is very popular with our repeat visitors. Be prepared: Geraldine may tickle your feet at night, and if you hear giggling, don't be afraid, as she is a very friendly spirit. The Red Room features a huge four-poster hand-carved mahogany canopy bed, fine antiques, and a huge mansion size oriental rug to keep your feet warm on those cold winter nights. It is equipped with private temperature controls, has plenty of space in the antique dresser for a week's worth of clothes, and is a great place to spend a romantic weekend. NOTE THAT THE RED ROOM CANNOT ACCOMMODATE PETS.
The Green Room boasts a high four-poster canopy queen bed that will make you feel like a princess or prince when you climb aboard! The room includes an ensuite bathroom with shower, and plenty of room for your personal belongings. This is one of the largest rooms in the main house. It has a flat screen televsion with built in DVD player, private telephone with free local and long distance calling in the USA and Canada. Each side of the bed has it's personal swing arm reading lamps for your comfort. It includes an alarm clock, writing desk, wireless headsets, and is furnished in fine antiques picked with love and care over the years. NOTE THAT THE GREEN ROOM CANNOT ACCOMMODATE PETS.
Our deluxe Honeymoon Suite on the first floor of our Carriage House connects directly to the Main Inn via decks and pergolas. Just out your front door is a 5-person Hot Tub with privacy screens for relaxing under the stars in the winter months after a long day on the slopes of nearby Jay Peak Ski Resort. The room also features a wooden four-poster California King bed, the largest and most luxurious at the Phineas Swann, complete with with feather top bed cover and memory foam mattress topper. This room also features a romantic gas log fireplace in the corner, new hardwood floors, lots of windows, small dining table and chairs, private mini fridge and coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, and a wonderful jacuzzi bathtub in the powder room. As with all the rooms in our Inn, it includes a private phone with free local and long distance calling in the USA and Canada, internet connection for your computer, and an incredible collection of fine antique furnishings.
This is our deluxe one bedroom apartment right on the Trout River with queen-sized bed in the bedroom and full size sleeper sofa in the living room. It also has a small single fold-out bed. It has a fully stocked kitchen with everything you will need to cook your own meals. The dining area has a table that seats 6, and there are barstools along the kitchen counter area. The Black Bear Suite has a lodge feel, and features the original rough hewn beams in the ceilings, wood floors and is paneled in pine wainscotting around the walls. The living room has two leather recliners in addition to the sofa, and the bathroom has a washer and dryer for your own personal use. This apartment is perfect for a weeklong vacation, or is rented for two-day stints during the off seasons.
One of our new deluxe suites located on the 2nd floor of the Carriage House connects to the Main Inn with decks and pergolas. Just out your front door is the 5-person Hot Tub for relaxing under the stars in the winter months after a long day on the slopes of nearby Jay Peak Ski Resort. The room also features a huge couch to lounge on to enjoy one of the many books in our library, and a four-poster queen sized hand carved black wooden spool four poster bed with feather top bed cover and memory foam mattress topper. The Terrier Suite also features a romantic gas log fireplace in the corner, lots of windows, small dining table and chairs, private mini fridge, icemaker and keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, and a wonderful jacuzzi bathtub in the rest room. Eclectic mix of antique and minimalist contemporary furnishings. Cathedral ceilings and stained glass window dating back to the Carriage House's construction in 1880 add a unique touch.
If you're looking for a classic B&B experience, you can't do much better than the Blue Room. The room in the Main Inn boasts a four-poster queen-sized canopy bed and adjoining private bathroom in the hallway with a jacuzzi tub. This is one of the brightest rooms in the Inn, with a huge bay window with window seats to enjoy the mountain views. The room is furnished with fine antiques and a huge vintage persian rug to add additional romance and character. The Blue Room also, as all the rooms in the Inn, has a flat screen TV, private telephone, and in room internet connection for your personal computer. NOTE THAT THE BLUE ROOM CANNOT ACCOMMODATE PETS.
Our two-bedroom Suite in the Carriage House on the first floor is the perfect enclave for your activities, with one queen bed, and two twin beds. Each bedroom is completely private from the other, a wonderful choice for two couples wishing to share a room, or a family with children. The living room features a new full-size sleeper sofa if you wish to bring along some friends, and features a flat screen TV with built in DVD player, as well as a private mini fridge, coffee maker, ice machine for your free soda, and has wonderful views of our backyard gardens.
This is our second floor one-bedroom lodge located directly on the Trout River, with a large deck overlooking the burbling mountain stream that runs behind it. Staying here is more powerful than any tranquilizer. The suite has a fishing lodge feel, but with modern amenities including a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. It also has a small single fold-out bed. Pine paneling lines half way up the walls, and there is a fully stocked kitchen. The deck features a large table for eating al freso on a warm summer day, or just sitting and watching the river rush by. As in all our units, this suite features a telephone with free local and long distance calling in the USA and Canada, large bathroom with tub, and plenty of hanging and shelf space for all your clothes. All guests of our river annex have full access to any of the amenites inside the Inn.
This three-room suite is our largest and most modern. Centrally air conditioned and gas stove heated, this two bedroom (three rooms total) suite in the Carriage House on the second floor boasts one queen bed, and two twin beds. Each bedroom is completely private from the other, so this would be a wonderful choice for two couples wishing to share a unit, or a family with children. The living room features a sofa and chair and boasts an upgraded large flat screen TV with built in DVD player, as well as a private mini fridge, coffee maker, ice machine for your free soda pop, and has wonderful views of our back yard gardens and the green mountains via it's own private balcony. The furnishings will be more contemporary and minimalist than our other rooms with black king size four poster bed, modern lamps, and jacuzzi tub in the bathroom with fireplace in the sitting room.
Used exclusively for our "first-chair" guests, this Main House room is located just off the main floor dining room. It's designed for those guests who are "early risers" and want to get a quick start to their day. It includes an en suite bathroom with shower, large plasma TV with cable TV, free long-distance phone, free WiFi and two twin beds (a day bed and a rollaway). Designed for single occupancy, the Library can accomodate two with an optional rollaway bed. No pets are allowed in the Library Room.
River Front, Main Street Location, Near Jay Peak Ski Resort, Next to the Long Trail, On VAST Trail, Mountains, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Burlington, VT (BTV) 57 miles
See website for specific directions from many nearby gateways.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking Tails, Cross Country Ski Areas, Biking Trails, Snow Shoe Trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Radio, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Dog Walking, Dog Sitting, Spa Services, Screened-in Gazebo & Gardens, Streamside firepit
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Dogsledding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Darren and Lynne
The Inn and shop are filled with thousands of dog figurines and collectibles, as we are avid dog lovers. We love to travel and enjoy meeting people from all countries. Very LGBT friendly.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Diabetic, Vegitarian, Vegan, Lactose Free