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... and had a great time.
We saw the Cabot Creamery, Went to the Tunbridge worlds Fair, and rode the rides until John almost threw up lunch. Thank goodness it started to rain and we ran for the car.
Time to leave came all to soon, and we are off to CANADA!
Motorcycle: 175 miles, Stowe, VT to Monmouth Maine It's cloudy, but we are dry this morning. We take our coffee and walk downtown. A stop by a Jerky boutique and we learn more than we thought you could about beef jerky. The gourmet jerky is not like the leather you buy in most stores. Mark chats up the own Anthony and ends up with a sample of the good stuff. We walk away with a new appreciation for the product. The ride through the New England mountains is ...
... is also hot, in the high 80's and with almost 100% humity(except for the last day), it makes it uncomfortable. but we are gratefull that we are not in the woods, no bugs, and we do have air conditioning and the campground has a pool, so we are doing ok. we have gone in the pool every day that we have been here.
we did have a ride up the mountains, stowe mountain and smugglers notch. very beautiful mountains here ...
... MT, where we will enjoy Glacier National Park for a couple of days. This is a huge change and I am so excited! Hopefully we won't need any bear spray...but then again, we won't be hiking. From there, we'll be arriving in Seattle as originally planned, on the 11th. I'm excited about the Experience Music Project...they have a science fiction exhibit that I am excited to see! The cruise starts the 13th and ends the 20th. I can't wait to see Lindsay, Neil, ...
So basically, this is a testing blog to see if I like this site. Honesty, my middle name. Not Elizabeth. Our Trip (If you haven't heard about it yet, where have you been? I've told everyone!)" Grandpa and I are heading out on Independence Day. We are taking the train from Albany,NY to Chicago, IL (this part is still tentative...we'll see) and then onto Minot and then Seattle. From Seattle, we are taking a cruise that stops in Juneau, Ketchikan, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn Montgomery Center
Best Breakfast Ever!
My husband and I had wonderful weekend at the Phineas Swann. We were welcomed immediately and felt very much at home. The room was lovely and luxurious, and the breakfasts were fabulous! While we enjoyed meeting the other guests, it was also easy to feel private, as though we were the only ones there. The area, near Jay Peak, was beautiful. We'd definetely go back!
Just returned from 4 fabulous days in northern Vermont and a lovely stay at this B&B. This was our first experience with a B&B and also our honeymoon so we opted for the River Annex room which afforded us some seclusion. Sitting right on the Trout River we fell asleep each night listening to the sound of the running water. Morning greeted us with fantastic five star breakfasts and we were pleasantly surprised to find that our temporary home was central to all the activities we had chosen (Jay's Peak, Stowe, Canada). B&B owners made us feel welcome and definitely went out of their way to assist us in planning activities. We drove by several B&B's while in Vermont and commented to each other that we felt lucky that we had picked the Phineas Swann as it certainly had the most "curb appeal".
Wonderful B&B: Comfortably elegant, genuinely warm hospitality
What a wonderful stay. The B&B is an incredible combination of high end amenities.. plasma TVs, Frette linen, etc. with old world antiques, then add generous spirit and embracing hospitality with the charm of northern Vermont, the availability of leisure activities, especially great skiing in the Winter and Autumn leaves, and you have an unbeatable experience.
Most everything listed in the prior reviews seem on target, so I won't repeat them. But in this review I will try and impress on any Vermont traveller that this is a destination stop... go out of your way to include a few nights here.
Henri Van Ryn
The Phineas Swann B & B experience
This Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable place to stay.
We stayed for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The innkeepers John and Jay have taken great care to see that their guests are content and happy and well fed. Their attention to the smallest details is one of the things that makes this inn a cut above. John and Jay enjoy what they do and it shows.
The food was fabulous and we felt pampered and cared for.
The grounds are well kept and inviting and their dogs are a joy.
We'll go back again for a visit and look forward to it. Our visIt surpassed our expectations!
Elizabeth and Colleen
Merrickville, Ontario, Canada
I stayed at the Phineas Swann most recently in July 2006 and previously in October and November 2005.
My fiancee and I stayed here last winter for a trip to Jay Peak and truly enjoyed our visit. We had stayed with the previous owners in years past, who were fantastic, so our expectations were high. The new owners were friendly and approachable and did a nice job remodeling.
Just got back from a 7-day ski vacation to the Jay Peak area in Northern Vermont. My wife and I spent the week at Phineas Swann B&B and enjoyed our time there thoroughly. We reserved a room (about 3 months ahead) with a queen bed but because a large group was there, we were moved to a larger room (small suite) in the converted barn that had a fireplace, TV (w/VCR combo and cable channels), small refrig., couch, fan, and tub jacuzzi. Everything was clean and well cared for, but missing was tissue, a needed commodity during the winter. The shoveling of the snow on the walkway to the parking lot and the barn could have been done better too.
Fabulous stay and a gastronomic treat!!
We had the most wonderful two nights at Phineas Swann B & B in Montgomery, Vermont.The accomodations were clean, neat, lots of antiques; breakfast was an incredible gourmet adventure complete with candels. Lovely back veranda with garden to just sit and relax.The owners, Michael and Glenn were very helpful in sending us to interesting places in the area ie.. antiquing, sightseeing, cute towns.Tea time daily with amazing treats.We went the last week of Sept. and the Fall colors were gorgeous. Not a lot of people, quiet at night. We loved it!
When we drove up to the Inn, we knew we were in for a wonderful stay!! Michael and Glen greeted us at the door and made us feel welcome immediately. The Inn is so beautiful and so cozy; it truely felt like home.
The owners of this B & B, Michael and Glen, made us feel very welcomed. The home was very clean, bright, and decorative. Upon arrival, Michael gave us a tour of the home and grounds (beautiful) and suggested we help ourselves to a variety of teas and fresh-baked desserts in the sitting room. As the weather was warm, he offered to upgrade us to an air conditioned room with additional luxuries at no additional charge. I'm certain this is not always done but the important thing here is that it was obvious that they aim to please their guests. Sitting on the back porch, it was peaceful and the beauty of the yard, with it's flowers, fresh vegetable garden, bird houses, etc. was just breathtaking. Our breakfast, prepared by Glen, was delicious. We had breakfast by candle light and fresh flowers adourned the table and some flowers even found their way to our breakfast plates. Before eating my breakfast I had to take a picture of my breakfast plate as it was also decorated so eloquently. It was a peaceful, relaxing, and enjoyable stay at Phineas Swann and highly recommend it. Michael and Glen aim to please their guests and go the extra mile to make your stay there an enjoyable one.