Policies



  • Check-in: Check-in time is between 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. Please make prior arrangements if you feel you may be arriving late, as we will be happy to leave your room open and a key in your door. If you feel you will be delayed enroute, please take the time to give us a quick call, so we can try to stay up to greet you. If you are late, we hope you understand we can’t always be available at check-in as our days begin at 5 A.M. and we need to get a full night’s sleep to be up and at ‘em to prepare breakfast.
  • Check-Out: Check-out time is anytime before 11 a.m.
  • Pets: Dogs are welcome in any of our suites (Honeymoon, Bulldog, Terrier, Green Mountain, Black Bear or Trout River) but are not allowed in the Main House and its rooms (Red Room, Green Room and Blue Room). There is no additional charge for your first dog. We charge a one-time $25 fee for each additional dog.
  • Children: Unlike many B&Bs, the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast  welcomes well-mannered children to enjoy our inn. For safety reasons, we ask that children under the age of 12 not stay in our Blue, Green or Red Rooms.
  • Smoking: We are a non-smoking facility. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside on the decks or in the gazebo. There is an outdoor ashtray attached to the wall of the Carriage House, and ashtray stanchions on the decks of our River House.
  • Wine & Beer: Wine & beer are available for sale at extremely reasonable prices to all guests 21 and over. Unfortunately, Vermont law prohibits bringing your own alcohol onto the premises. Please respect our desire to adhere to state law.
  • Extra Guests, Families: All rates are based on double occupancy. For suites that accommodate 3, 4, 5 and even 6 people, we charge $20 per day for each additional guest over the age of 6.
  • Holidays: Rates subject to change for major holidays.
  • Breakfast Included: All rates include a full gourmet breakfast, complimentary snacks and sodas, and afternoon tea during season.
  • Taxes & Gratuity: A 9% Vermont rooms and meals tax is applicable to all rates. A 15% gratuity will be added to all rooms and suites.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are fully refundable less a 10% fee with a 30 day or more notice, and are otherwise not refundable. Due to the small size of our Inn, it is often hard for us to re-book your rooms if a reservation is not cancelled in advance. We often have to turn many people away for peak periods, but most of our guests tend to reserve pretty far in advance, so we have very little “walk-in” traffic. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding our policy.
  • Early Departure: If you need to check out in advance of your full reservation, a cancellation policy of one day’s rate will apply for the remaining days of your confirmed reservation.