20 Trivial Facts About Vermont

Coming to visit us in Vermont? Never been here before? Or think you know it all since you know about Ben & Jerry’s, Bernie Sanders, and cheese?  Here’s 20 neat facts about Vermont you may not have known: A century ago 80 percent of the state was deforested by the lumber industry. Today, more than 78% of the state is covered by trees.  Although it’s the only New England state that doesn’t...
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Getaways only possible thanks to great team

We often get asked, “With you guys there 24/7, when do you find time to get away?” Lynne & I just returned from one of those moments – a vacation to St. Martin/St. Barts to recharge our batteries & get ready for the busy and fun ski season. But we couldn’t do it without this fantastic team we have. Each of the people you see here cares about the inn & spa, and...
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Why We’re No Longer a ‘Bed and Breakfast’

Several people have asked us why we changed our name from the “Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast” to the “Phineas Swann Inn & Spa.” It slightly complicated, and maybe a little wonky, but if you’re if you’re interested, read on. One obvious reason is that we have added a day spa to our campus, SpaVermont. We now offer all of our guests, and indeed people in...
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Turning a Greener Leaf

Those who’ve stayed with us in the past know we’ve tried keep our footprint as small as possible. We live in the most beautiful and scenic part of Vermont, so we don’t want anything to detract from that. We recycle bottles. We try and source everything locally. When we arrived just over seven years ago, we quickly converted all our lighting to LED to conserve electricity....
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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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