Top 10 Bed and Breakfast Questions

We all have questions we’re afraid to ask. If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, you’ve probably got several. During the past year, we’ve been asking our guests over breakfast, “What’s the one question you had before coming to the Phineas Swann, but were afraid to ask?” A lot of bed and breakfast questions came up repeatedly. So operating on the assumption that there’s no such...
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Seeing Stars

We’re happy to report we are now a four-star accommodation in the eyes of Expedia. The online travel agency reviewed the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn this week, and upgraded us from 3½ to 4 stars, taking into account improvements Lynne and I have made to the Phineas Swann during the past two years, and several of the new services we’ve added. Hotels.com also upgraded us from...
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Celebrating the Fourth with Fun

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4 not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.”   - Erma Bombeck We had a great time during Montgomery’s annual Fourth of July...
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Enjoying Our Border Town

“I read in a newspaper that I was to be received with all the honors customarily rendered to a foreign ruler. I am grateful for the honors; but something within me rebelled at that word ‘foreign’. I say this because when I have been in Canada, I have never heard a Canadian refer to an American as a ‘foreigner’. He is just an ‘American’. And, in the same...
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Celebrating Vermont’s Unique Taste

 “The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”  - Masanobu Fukuoka It’s taken a day or two to recover from our first Farm2Table Dinner here at the Phineas, but after all the dishes were washed and the tables were broken down and taken out of the Gardens, Lynne and I got to sit back and enjoy the fact that we’d...
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