Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn

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

About

The Phineas Swann B&B is an intimate getaway destination in the northern Vermont mountains only 9 minutes from Jay Peak Ski Resort. Our B&B is New England's most romantic and pet-friendly inn. Set at the top of Vermont, our guests enjoy a relaxing, luxurious stay while enjoying the natural beauty of the top of Vermont, ranging from skiing, snowboarding, hiking, canoeing, shopping, kayaking and more. 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 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!

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wife's Birthday Getaway.

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.


Wedding at the inn

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!


B&B Gem in northern 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


An amazing gem!

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!


Romantic weekend getaway

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!


Already Booked For Next Year!!!!

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.


Exceptional, Wonderful, Charming and Very Comfortable!!

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.


Une place très charmante et accueillante!

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.


September in Vermont

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!


This B & B is a "Must-Stay"

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Honeymoon Suite

This luxurious one-room suite on the first floor of the Carriage House has just undergone renovation, and the result is an even better night’s sleep and more romantic stay for our guests. The Honeymoon Suite now boasts a four-poster king-sized bed, two plush reading chairs for your to settle into when you’re watching TV or reading in your suite, and wooden floors. As with all of our rooms and suites, the Honeymoon Suite is fully air-conditioned with individual room controls—either for warmth in the winter or cool in the summer. This, our most private room, is also the closest room to our five-person hot tub, available in the winter for the ski season. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to walk right out of your door to the warmth and therapeutic relaxation of over 36 jets! (We have purposely not enclosed it so that you may look at the stars above your h

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Terrier Suite

Welcome to our newest romantic suite! Perfect for couples looking for a romantic hideaway, this one room suite is just steps away from the Main Inn (and the hot tub) on the second floor of our Carriage House. The Terrier Suite is a one room suite with a gorgeous four poster queen bed, a private tiled bathroom with an above counter square vessel sink and generous shower, a gas log fireplace, a flat panel TV with DVD player, and a mini-fridge and microwave. Although you’ll want to join us at the Main Inn for a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning, you can enjoy the day’s first cup of coffee from your in-suite Keurig (stocked with an assortment of tea and coffee K-Cups). For your comfort, the Terrier Suite has individual climate control and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bulldog Suite

Named for Phineas the bulldog, the classy pooch who adorns our sign, this large two bedroom suite is just steps away from the Main Inn in our Carriage House. It has two private bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two single beds. This suite also includes a private bathroom, a separate living room with sofa, recliner, and gas log fireplace along with a private mini-fridge. If you don’t feel like walking to the main house, you have your own coffee pot stocked with Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, ground specially for us right here in Vermont. This suite is perfect for two adult couples traveling together, or a family with teenagers who want the privacy of their own rooms. As with all of rooms and suites, it is fully air-conditioned with individual room controls—either for warmth in the winter or cool in the summer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Black Bear Suite

The first floor suite of our River House features a full kitchen and dining area, but the highlight of this unit is the large outdoor wood deck with a perfect view of the Trout River just a few feet away. Along the riverbank there are chairs and a small table for afternoon lounging. The unit is fully air-conditioned throughout with Wi-Fi access and a hard wired port in the front room area. The living area features a navy blue leather recliner, full-size sleep sofa, cable TV with DVD player, a small antique secretary desk, a huge mirrored antique secretary desk, an antique pine dresser for clothes of anyone who might be using the sleeper, and an abundance of reading lights. In addition, your bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub and the front room includes a cast iron gas log fireplace. The dining area has a large oval dining table with two leaves and 6 chairs, and the counter around the kitchen features 5 barstools for additional seating for those wishing to entertain. Full kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Blue Room

If you want to enjoy a traditional B&B experience in a bright, colorful location, this is the room for you! Highlighted by a large bay window with window seat, and is the brightest of our guest rooms. The view of the mountains over the Victorian cottage across the street is breathtaking! This room is the only room without an ensuite bathroom, but it does have a private bath located right across the hall which is the largest in the inn and features a private heated Jacuzzi tub for soaking away your aches and pains from a long day out and about! Also, as in every room in the Main House, this room features a framed flat panel plasma television and DVD player on the wall, internet hookup, private phone with free long distance in the USA and Canada, and, as with all of our rooms, is fully air-conditioned with individual room controls—either for warmth in the winter or cool in the summer. A reminder: Guests with pets cannot stay in the Blue Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Red Room

This lovely room in the main house is painted a wonderful shade of burnt sienna red above the white beaded wainscoting on the walls. As in each room in the Inn, this room features a stunning hand-carved mahogany queen sized four poster bed covered with Tempurpedic foam, a down feather bed, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and a pile of pillows over an extra firm Sealy Posturepedic Mattress. (Step stools are available for those who can’t make it to the top!) Also, as in every room in the Main House, this room features a framed flat panel plasma television and DVD player on the wall, internet hookup and comfortable sitting chair, private phone with free long distance in the USA and Canada, ensuite private bathroom and, as with all of our rooms, is fully air-conditioned with individual room controls—either for warmth in the winter or cool in the summer. A reminder: Guests with pets cannot stay in the Red Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Trout River Suite

The Trout River Suite has the feel of an old hunting & fishing lodge. Stay in this second floor unit and you will have a great view of the winding creek behind it – the Trout River – as well as the mountains beyond. As with all our units, it is fully air-conditioned throughout. The Trout River Suite is filled with tons of antiques bought at local auctions. The walls are paneled in knotty pine, and the floors are newly carpeted throughout. The living room has a new full size sleep sofa, large pine armoire with cable television and DVD player, plenty of lighting, and tons of storage for your personal effects. Also included is a cast iron gas log fireplace. The dining area has a bar counter seating four more, and a full sized kitchen with microwave, gas oven, full refrigerator/freezer, and all the dishware and cooking utensils you will need. The bath is full sized and features a Jacuzzi tub with shower. Views from the deck give you a great panorama of both the mountains and river.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Green Mountain Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Green Room

This room, painted in a soothing shade of fern green, faces away from the rising sun, and will appeal to those of you who like to sleep in late. Like all the rooms, your bed is covered with a selection needlepoint dog pillows in addition to two soft pillows, two firm pillows and two sham-covered pillows to match the bedspread. Also, as in every room in the Main House, this room features a framed flat panel plasma television and DVD player on the wall, internet hookup, private phone with free long distance in the USA and Canada, ensuite private bathroom and, as with all of our rooms, is fully air-conditioned with individual room controls—either for warmth in the winter or cool in the summer. A reminder: Guests with pets cannot stay in the Green Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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, Wine country

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 57 miles

Directions to property:

See website for specific directions from many nearby gateways.

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

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs allowed in all rooms except Red, Green & Blue rooms
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None. Credit card number required only to hold reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations more than 30 days out subject to 10% cancellation fee. All cancellations of less than 30 days will be charged full amount of stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lynne & Darren Drevik

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Lynne & Darren have been hosting guests their entire lives, and in 2013 decided to do so on a grand scale, as owners of the Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn. Come visit us, we'd love to make you our friends too!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

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