Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast Inn

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

Justin and grins Wedding

5 on September 11, 2017

My son just got married this past weekend here. We could not have asked for a better experience. Lynne, Darren and their staff were wonderful and very accommodating. The venue was beautiful, the food great and the service top notch. I would highly recommend Phineas Swann for anyone looking for a wedding venue, a vacation or a weekend get away. My wife and I will be going back.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind review! We loved hosting your son's wedding this weekend. A great time! We feel like part of the family and hope you'll always feel like part of ours.

- Darren & Lynne Drevik (Innkeepers)

Better than expected!!!

5 on July 13, 2017

The Phineas Swann B&B is beautiful and we look forward to staying there again and again if the situation arises! All the amenities are Over The Top with Vermont and dog themed charm. There are lots of unique antiques and other eclectic furnishings and the place is clean, Clean, CLEAN! Both Lynne & Darren - the innkeepers - had made sure that all the I's were dotted and all the T's were crossed with their inn and business in order that there were no hassles or problems with our stay and that we were more than satisfied. The Bear suite was wonderfully charming and comfortable and was actually everything and more than what we could have needed including a lot of extras that were in place - such as wine, beer, snacks, dog treats, a dog bed, postcards, etc. - and ready for us when we arrived. The suite even has a babbling brook, a lovely back porch that is pet-friendly with a gate, and a fire pit only feet from the back door to add to the charm and enjoyment of the evening! We wanted for nothing! Both the owners are gracious, personable, friendly, outgoing, and extraordinarily pleasant and the breakfast was delicious and more than ample as well. They wanted nothing more than for our simple overnight stay to be perfect and they exceeded our expectations! Thank you, Lynne & Darren!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Lynne is fanatic about cleanliness, and it's always appreciated when our attention to detail gets noticed. We're glad you got to enjoy all the special touches that make the Phineas Swann so unique, and thanks for sharing them with other Bed And Breakfast visitors!

- Darren & Lynne Drevik (Innkeepers)

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.

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Rooms & Rates

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 en-suite 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!

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

Red Room

This bedroom 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, 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!)

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

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.

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

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 boasts a four-poster California King bed, two plush reading chairs for your to settle into when you're watching TV or reading in your suite, and wood floors. The bath boasts a romantic couples shower and antique vanity. Carriage House and River House guests are encouraged to enjoy the public areas in the Main Inn and along our riverfront.

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

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 House 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, chair, 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 just 50 minutes away. This suite is perfect for two adult couples traveling together, or a family with teenagers who want the privacy of their own rooms. Carriage House guests are encouraged to enjoy the public areas in the Main Inn and along our riverfront.

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

Terrier Suite

Perfect for couples looking for a romantic hideaway, this one-room suite is just steps away from the Main House (and the hot tub) on the second floor of our Carriage House. The Terrier Suite boasts a gorgeous four poster queen bed, a private tiled bathroom with an above counter square vessel sink and generous jetted tub/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 House 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).

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

Green Mountain Suite

The Green Mountain Suite has two bedrooms ? a master bedroom with a queen bed and a guest bedroom with two single beds. The suite includes a private bathroom, a separate living room with plush sofa and chair, a gas-log fireplace, and a mini-fridge and microwave. For maximum convenience, each of the three rooms in the suite has its own flat panel TV with individual DVD players. If you don't feel like walking to the Main House for morning coffee, you have your own Keurig stocked with ? what else ? Green Mountain Coffee (and an assortment of other tea and coffee K-Cups). The private balcony is the perfect place for your first cup of the day! The tiled bathroom boasts an above counter square vessel sink and a generous jetted tub/shower space.

  • 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. In addition, your bathroom includes a jetted tub/shower 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 4 barstools for additional seating for those wishing to entertain. The kitchen has plenty of storage space, a large refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, and plenty of cookware for your private use. The bedroom features a queen sized sleigh bed covered with paisley 600 thread count sheets, a large closet with ironing board and iron to take care of your clothing, and plenty of hanging space for our guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Trout River Suite

The second floor unit of our River House Cottage, affectionately known as the "Trout River Suite," has the feel of an old hunting & fishing lodge, complete with tackle hanging from the wall. 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. The Trout River Suite's living room has a remarkably comfortable Queen-size sleep sofa, large pine armoire with cable television and DVD player, room sized oriental rug, 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, 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, plenty of storage space for your toiletries, along with an antique pine medici

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Birch Room

Used especially for our "first chair" skiing guests, this Main House room is our smallest room and is located just off the main floor Dining Room. It's right in the middle of the house, so it's not ideal for anyone who likes to sleep in, but great for someone who doesn't want to take stairs up to our other three rooms on the second floor. It includes an on-suite bathroom with shower, SleepNumber(?) queen bed, large plasma TV with cable TV, free long-distance phone, free WiFi. No pets are allowed in The Birch Room.

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

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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


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


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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



Lynne & Darren Drevik

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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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  • 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