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Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn

195 Main Street , Montgomery Center, VT 05471 USA (Show map)
4.8
124 Reviews
$149 - $399
per night

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About

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, horseback riding, mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing, kayaking, farm tours, maple sugaring, antiquing and shopping for handcrafted items made by local artisans. 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!

Rooms & Rates

Main Inn - Red Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main Inn - Green Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House - Suite # 1 Honeymoon Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

River House - First Floor - Black Bear Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Carriage House - Suite # 3 -Terrier Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main Inn - Blue Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House - Suite # 2 - Bulldog Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

River House - Second Floor - Trout River Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Carriage House - Suite # 4 - Green Mountain Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Main Inn - The Library

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 large day bed. Designed for single occupancy, the Library can accomodate two with an optional rollaway bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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124 Reviews

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A Wondeful Honeymoon Spot

5 on July 08, 2014

Darren and Lynne were incredible hosts at the Phineas Swann. From before we even got there they were helping us out by making reservations for our outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, and horseback riding. We headed out there from California from our wedding for our honeymoon and were welcomed to a congratulatory bottle of champagne from our hosts. Lynne proved herself to be incredible with our dog, who is a tough sell when it comes to strangers. She took her for a walk when we were out doing activities she couldn't accompany us on. The breakfast was amazing and different every morning using as much local produce as possible. We even attended their Farm 2 Table dinner which in itself was an incredible meal put together by Darren. One of the nights they put together a fire for us in the back of the property by the Trout river. They gave us fixin's for Smores. They did their best to go above and beyond for the people staying there. We are looking forward to heading back there again when we can. Thank you to the staff at Phineas Swann for making it such a wonderful honeymoon.


Excellent choice

5 on July 06, 2014

Came up for a quick overnight with my sweetheart and it was everything we wished for. Great hosts, comfortable surroundings and good food. They really had everything figured out. I have great respect for the hosts and look forward to returning again.


Amazing stay and fabulous hosts

5 on July 02, 2014

Owners Darren and Lynne really understand what's important to travelers, especially those who choose a B&B, and additionally those who bring their dog. We were treated so warmly - every question or request was responded to sincerely. All the little details on top of the top notch quality of major features like our room were fantastic. We had privacy when we wanted it, conversation when we felt like it, enjoyed the grounds (especially the stream, and overall location), savored breakfast, and made it a great home base for our hiking & biking activities. We would come here again in a heart beat.


So Thankful for this Home away from Home

4.8 on June 11, 2014

I've already stayed at the Phineas Swann three times, so in addition to praising everything about Darren and Lynne's work to the skies, I can now add this: they have an admirable consistency to the quality of what they're offering!


Fantastic place to visit

4.8 on May 26, 2014

We recently got back from Phineas Swann B&B and are already thinking about coming back. The area around the B&B is beautiful. Such a relaxing environment with just the right amount of activities and dining in the area. The B&B is very well kept, clean, and the owners provide amazing breakfast and service. Our dogs joined us on our stay and had a excellent time. They were greeted warmly by everyone even though they are a little on the large size! The owners make sure they go the extra mile with everything even having treats, dog bowls, and beds available for them. Highly recommend visiting them at Phineas Swann. You will not regret it!


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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 45 miles

Directions to property:

See website. A 75 minute drive.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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, Dogsledding, Dogsledding, Dogsledding, Dogsledding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: We cater mostly to couples and pet lovers.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Any dog and any size as long as friendly!!

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During peak weeks, 2 or 3 night minimums on weekends/holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night accomodation
  • Cancellations: As we are a small country inn and turn away many guests during peak periods, please be aware that you will forfeit your deposit should your room not be re-booked. Cancellations for full refund of deposit require a 30 day notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Darren and Lynne

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 am- 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Outside patio (weather permitting), Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free,Diabetic, Vegan, Lactose Free


Details

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195 Main Street , Montgomery Center, VT 05471 USA (Show map)

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