Owning a dog (or several) is one of life’s great joys. Taking care of the family pooch when we’d like to run off for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation is one of life’s great headaches. As much as we love them, our family canines require total commitment. That’s the very least they deserve, in exchange for the unconditional love they have for us. That’s exactly why dropping them off at a kennel, or a neighbor’s house, seems like a lousy way to treat your “best friend.”
Our solution? When in Vermont’s north country, we stay at the Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast in Center Montgomery, a scant eight miles from Jay Peak resort. CNN ranked the inn one of the world’s 12 most dog-friendly hotels, and Lanier Travel Guides has awarded the Phineas Swann its “Most Pet Friendly” award twice.
High praise indeed, and well-deserved.
Lynne and Darren Drevik bought the pet-friendly bed and breakfast in the summer of 2013, escaping the madding crowds of New York City and (for Lynne) the corporate rat race. The couple’s search for a dramatic move to the Green Mountain State was featured in an episode of HGTV’s “New House, New Life” (guests can watch the show, which is cued up in one of the inn’s sitting rooms, anytime).