A preview of summer gardens – Part I

Cliffside Inn's mascot Koty, sitting in the spring daffodilsSpring has sprung, the grass is riz (in some parts of #DINEcountry), DINE inns are where the birdies is! At long last, spring has come to the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and sunshine plus warmer temps mean spring … Read more

Three great reasons to WINE and DINE

Julia Childs quote about wine and dineWe read over and over again that vacations are good for one’s health. The new scenery stimulates the brain and time away from the stress of office and home allows the body to relax and revive. After the winter we’ve … Read more

Spring News from DINE

Just in case you missed the DINE newsletter, we thought we’d share news from Distinctive Inns of New England on our blog. Throughout the winter, DINE innkeepers have been busy updating and renovating rooms, grounds and baths throughout our 12 Read more

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