Cell Service: Something gained, something lost

The big news in our little town of Montgomery is that we finally have a cell tower in town.  Anyone who’s stayed with us knows that our little slice of heaven in the mountains has been isolated from cell signals for some time. AT&T and T-Mobile customers were usually able to get a whiff of a signal while staying at the Phineas Swann, but you Verizon folks were out of luck.  It was never a...
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Spring Offers Tons of Top of Vermont Activities

Often we hear guests say “I guess it’s quiet during mud season in the spring, since there’s nothing to do.” We’re always surprised by this because just like every other season, spring offers a great mix of outdoor and indoor options for those visiting northernmost Vermont. Walking & Hiking Hiking is always a great option in any season in Vermont, but spring...
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Some Like it Hot

“Do you have a hot tub at your inn?””No, we have TWO!” Darren loves giving this answer to guests over the phone. It thrills us (and our guests) to have two special spots for guests to enjoy an apres ski, after-cycling, or after-a-long-drive-here hour of relaxation. (Six, if you add in our two saunas, Spa Relaxation Room, and cozy Fireplace Room. We were down to only one...
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Into Every Sun, a Little Shade Must Fall

A lot of interesting things have happened here at the Phineas Swann. We’ve had Nobel-prize winning economists visit. We’ve had a pathfinding leader in the fight for LGBT rights perform a wedding in our fireplace room. We’ve hosted countless auctions, events, weddings, memorials, vow renewals, and memorable family moments. About a year from now, on Monday, April 8 at 3:26 p.m.,...
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What is a “Licensed” Property?

The Phineas Swann has won lots of awards, from one of Boston Magazine’s “Most Romantic Inns” to CNN’s “Top 12 Dog-Friendly Hotels in the World.” But we know there’s lots of choices when you’re coming to stay in the Jay Peak area. When you do decide where to stay, we’d like to suggest you choose carefully, because not all accommodations meet...
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