1,000 Words

A picture is worth a thousand words. And during Lynne’s and my seven-plus years here as owners of the Phineas Swann, we’ve been lucky to have thousands of guests send us hundreds of photographs documenting how much they love their stay. We encourage all our guests to let us know how we’ve done, whether it’s a compliment or suggestion over breakfast, via an email or phone...
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Fire Safety Means a Good Night’s Sleep

Forgive us if at some point this gets a little wonky. One of the critical things you’re looking for when you pick a place to stay at the Top of Vermont near Jay Peak is where you’re going to find a good night’s sleep. We’ve all stayed at that friend’s apartment where the mattress on the floor just doesn’t cut it. We’ve all stayed on that folding bed...
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Rules To Live By On A Holiday Ski Weekend

Lines at Jay aren’t as long as these at Whistler – which is why Jay is such a great secret. One of our favorite people to follow on Facebook is “Skiology Matt,” who runs the “Northwest Skiology Group” Facebook page. If you haven’t “liked” his page, stop right now, go do it, and then come back. We’ll wait. Matt does a great job tracking...
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Inns Equal Romance

There’s something uniquely romantic about a stay at a Vermont inn. The chance for a couple to get away from the stresses and distractions of their daily lives, to escape to the solitude and beauty of the mountains is unique. Putting your feet up in your own private suite with a fireplace burning and snow falling outside the window is just the perfect setting for two people to reconnect. We...
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Meet the Beagles

This is going to be a little bit of a sad post, so if you’re looking for an upbeat few moments of diversion, you might want to click elsewhere. It’s been a bittersweet week for us here at the Phineas Swann. We lost our Beagle, Magnolia, one of the best beagles in Vermont. Sadly, her kidneys gave out on her after 12 years of romping and playing. We’re glad she’s no longer...
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