Top 10 Things To Do in Vermont Besides Ski!

It’s still October, but it’s time to start planning your ski vacation at the Phineas. Our most popular weekends fill up early, so don’t wait. Book your room today.   Lots of guests stay with us in the winter to ski or ride. But occasionally the powder just isn’t stellar. And some aren’t winter sports enthusiasts at all. A surprising number of our guests visit and...
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Hospitality in an Air-B-n-Nothing World

Our busy Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day holiday weekend has come and gone. We were lucky enough to host 17 amazing couples over the long weekend. Montgomery was busy, and we had plenty of hot coffee, strawberry waffles, blackberry french toast, bacon and sausage on the tables. But in the midst of it all, there was a little sadness and self-reflection on our part. Those of you who’ve...
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Some Breakfast Cred for the Phineas

We always love getting raves about our Vermont breakfast recipes from our guests. Whether it’s blackberry-stuffed French Toast, strawberry waffles, spinach frittata, our Dutch-baby apple pancakes, crepes or other morning delicacies, we always smile when guests return from a day of skiing and tell us “your breakfast was so wonderful and filling, we never had to stop for lunch! Now...
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Lessons About Value During Our Vacation

Yes, innkeepers get to go on vacation, too. Lynne and I traveled a couple of years ago to one of our children’s wedding out in Salt Lake City. Rather than fly, we made it a two-week cross-country escapade, with stops in three national parks and other sightseeing spots, including Toronto, the Henry Ford Museum, the world’s largest truck stop, the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone,...
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Top 5 Top of Vermont Fall Foliage Spots

The most vivid Vermont Fall Foliage colors are always found at the top of Vermont, where the mixture of oranges, reds, yellows and golds can overwhelm the eye. If you have your heart set on Vermont leaf peeping, you need to be here. Traditionally, the last two weeks of September and the first 10-12 days of October are when peak foliage arrives here in the Montgomery/Jay Peak area. If...
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