Deep ThoughtsPosted by Darren Drevik on Jun 10, 2014 in Letters from Vermont | 0 comments
“Some things scratch the surface, while others strike at your soul.”
– Gianna Perada
Been having some deep thoughts lately, but not in the way you may think.
During the past two weeks, no less than three people have toured the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn and made the same comment: “I didn’t realize there was so much here.” Each marveled that a Victorian home poised coyly on Main Street in Montgomery Center held so many secrets on its property.
As an explanation for those who haven’t visited us yet, our house fronts Main Street, but our property is deep — very deep — and extends backwards with a long deck perfect for morning breakfasts behind the house. Then there’s our gardens, tucked away in the south corner. We have a Carriage House behind the Main House that hosts four large suites. Then there’s Lynne’s new raised-bed vegetable garden, our barn, a shed that harbors hopes of someday being my writer’s garrett, and then our River House and then finally our sitting area along the banks of the tranquil Trout River.
That’s a lot. And every time I’ve given a tour this month, our amazed guests marvel at how much is squeezed into just under an acre of land.
It’s a nice metaphor for the entire Phineas Swann experience. You arrive just thinking you’re going to stay at a bed and breakfast. But Lynne, the team and I always strive to give you much more than that. Coffee in your room. Warm cookies awaiting when you arrive. Hundreds of movies to watch in your room at night. A little special breakfast beyond what you expect.
We try and be a little deeper than you’d hope for. If you’ve stayed with us, you’ll know. If you haven’t, I urge you to come be our guest and find out.