Spring forward with maple recipes from syrup-central

New England is the capital of all things maple and ’tis the season for the sap to be running throughout DINEcountry.  After the tough winter we’vew had the maple season got a late start due to colder-than-usual temps.  The … Read more

Why we love those who love inns

Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers love their job It seems that Yahoo Travel is poking some fun at the B&B industry with its “True Confessions of a Fed up Innkeeper” articles.  In a series of postings fictitious innkeepers, “Bob and Emily” are offering some inside scoop into the … Read more

The hidden cost of unused vacation

  HiddenCostsInfo3The US Travel Association, a private-public association dedicated to travel in the U.S.   has embarked on a new campaign called Project Time Off. It’s an effort that we at Distinctive Inns of New England applaud, as together
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A compendium of soup recipes: winter comfort food from Distinctive Inns

Nothing warms us up better on a chilly day than a steaming bowl of soup.  It’s what’s for dinner on many New England tables as the Polar Freeze keeps us in its grip.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New EnglandRead more

INNside or out, we have you covered in DINEcountry this winter

Rabbit Hill Inn porchOh baby, it’s cold outside.  And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall.  Other times, it’s just too cold.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of Read more

Introducing the newest Distinctive Inns member:  Harbor Light Inn

Made up of two Federal-era homes, Harbor Light Inn is in the heart of Marblehead, MA's historic district.There’s a new kid on the DINE block. If you have visited DistinctiveInns.com recently, you’ve probably noticed that the ranks of membership have swelled from 11 to 12 inns with the addition of the Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA. … Read more

Six warning signs you shouldn’t ignore from DINE

Warning: Distinctive Inns of New England getaways may be addictive

These days everything comes with some kind of warning.  Whether it’s “hazardous to your health”, “slippery when wet” or “contains small pieces”, it seems that everything has some kind of inherent risk.  Therefore in full disclosure, the Distinctive Inns of Read more

Make breakfast the most romantic meal of the day

As we approach February, there’s just one thing on the minds of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers’ minds:  romance.  While every month romance reigns at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, but with Valentine’s Day in … Read more

Finding love in all the right places throughout February

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWhile every day is Valentine’s Day in DINE country, we like to think of February as the month for lovers.  Visit any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and you’ll find plenty of couples around crackling fires.  … Read more