Pie vs Crisp: Two great apple recipes

Apple recipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe’re right in the heart of apple season in DINEcountry, and that means you’ll see plenty of appleishious recipes on the breakfast table and dinner menus at the 11 DINE member inns.  We asked innkeepers at Distinctive Inns … Read more

Five Reasons to Dodge Distinctive Inns

We know that inns and B&Bs are not for everyone.  Some people choose to stay in other kinds of accommodations because they’d rather sleep in a tent or in a bunk.  Others choose hotels because that’s where the conference is.  … Read more

Eleven signs that summer is still going strong in DINE country

Over and over we hear our guests lament that this summer in particular went by way too quickly!  It went by so fast, in fact, that we’re out to prove that while Labor Day may be the unofficial end of … Read more

End of the summer news from DINE inns

Distinctive Inns websiteAs we approach the most colorful season of the year, and the leaves begin to change to their fall wardrobe, we at Distinctive Inns of New England are sporting a new look too! In case you have not visited DistinctiveInns.com Read more

Hotels once again try to imitate inns but can’t come close

There they go again! Hotels are once again turning to inns and B&Bs for best practices in personalized service. According to an article in Forbes, a number of hotel chains are moving away from the traditional front desk check-in … Read more

What’s your Travel Effect?

The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to reverse that thinking and to prove that the travel experience actually does have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to prove through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel. We at Distinctive Inns of New England support the #TravelEffect campaign. The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England have seen first hand the truth behind the "hidden" health benefits that travel can have on us all.

DINE inns honor first responders in September

First pastors and church personnel, then farmers, then nurses and health care givers, and now first responders are being honored throughout the month of September as members of the Distinctive Inns of New England extend National First Responders Day to the whole month of September.

Millennials love DINE inns

When we in DINEcountry consider the kinds of travelers we appeal to, we’re often surprised to find that more and more younger travelers are being attracted to our 11 distinctive inns. While Baby Boomer travelers still represent the lion’s share of those who choose inns and B&Bs over hotels and vacation rentals, we're realizing that our 11 inns have increasing appeal to the millennial traveler.

Celebrate July Ice Cream Month by DINEing

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream especially in July as the country celebrates National Ice Cream month. Throughout DINE country guests of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are enjoying the sweet life with some cool creamy treats. From ice cream tours to homemade ice cream served for dinner, you’ll find scrumptious ice cream treats on the breakfast and dinner table at DINE inns.

 Drink wine, improve your memory

The morale of the story? Red wine and champagne can be very good for you! Whether you enjoy a glass while planning your DINE getaway or during your stay at any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, research shows that a glass of wine or a little bubbly can be good for your memory, heart and circulation. The innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England concur adding it’s good for the vacation too!