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

News from Distinctive Inns of New England

The eleven members of Distinctive Inns of New England have been busy enjoying a fabulous winter and wrapping up the holiday season.  From flickering fires to New Year’s toasts, romantic getaways to the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) … Read more

Not your Grandma’s house, Part II

Delicious dessert from Chesterfield InnLast week we introduced our newest campaign, #Notyourgrandmashouse.  It’s an effort to show those who’ve never been to a B&B that today’s inns are not filled with old, uncomfortable antiques, lace covered bureaus and no, you won’t have to … Read more

Not Your Grandma’s House

Privacy Sign at Captain's House InnAs we hit January 1st each year suddenly all intentions are on the table.  New Year’s resolutions are rampant at this time of year and even the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will not be left out when … Read more

Stop the busy

Chances are you’re just beginning to recover from the holidaze. Hanukkah and Christmas are recent memories with all their shopping, wrapping and entertaining, and then there’s the week in between until New Year’s. Add Kwanzaa, Solstice, Pan American Aviation Day … Read more