Recommitment in Marriage and All Things

Last weekend it was my joy to officiate for a Marriage Recommitment ceremony here at the Phineas Swann between two wonderful friends. Marriage vow renewals are one of the many wonderful events we get to host here at the Phineas, and this one was wonderful because both of the couple’s children were able to make it all the way from Spain and Florida to witness it. I thought I’d just...
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Hiking Northern Vermont

Earlier this week we mentioned all the cyclists who’ve been our guest this summer here at the Phineas Swann. Today we want to give a tip of the hat to those intrepid hikers who manage to hoof it to our door when hiking northern Vermont! It’s been a very busy year for hikers on the Long Trail, the 273-mile trail that stretches from Vermont’s boundary line with Massachusetts all...
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Cycling in Northern Vermont

What a great summer it’s been for cyclists here at the top of Vermont! Our rainy spring and June finally petered out, and we’ve been blessed with beautiful sunny days and high temperatures much more seasonable than normal (Don’t forget: Up here, when the highs break the low-80s, we start talking about “heat waves”!) Here at the Phineas, we’ve been hosting every type of cyclist imaginable. Within...
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Wedding Reception Timeline? We Can Help

Planning a wedding reception is one of the first big challenges a wedding couple faces – and they have to handle it before they’re even officially married! In addition to the questions of food choices, décor and music, one of the big questions Lynne usually receives is “is there a set time for us to do each of the things we want to do during our wedding reception?” The answer obviously is no....
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30 Years of “Welcome Home”

The year 2016 marks a very special year for the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn. This year is our 30th anniversary. Back in 1986, Richard and Helen Kortea had no idea they were creating institution in the Jay Peak/Montgomery area. The couple opened up several rooms in their home, which was already hosting an outdoor outfitter in the back of its carriage house. Now, some three decades later,...
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