How our gardens grow and fires glow

Last week our blog took us to some of the best porches for the newest sport in DINE country – porch sitting. If you missed it then, click here to learn all about this new pursuit which we help you … Read more

Porch sitting, the newest sport in DINE country

The dog days of summer are upon us in DINE country, and we thought we’d bring you an armchair view of what’s happening at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). From patio or porch dining and from … Read more

The Up side of Down Time

Graphic provided by U.S. Travel Association & Project Time Off

Graphic provided by U.S. Travel Association & Project Time Off

According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) , a curious phenomenon has occurred in our country. In less than 15 years, U.S. workers have lost a week of vacation time. … Read more

Get ready for a red, white and blueberry breakfast

Berry Stuffed French Toast from Cliffside InnThe best part about summer is all the fresh produce and fruit you find locally in DINEcountry. And the innkeepers at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) delight in not only being able to purchase and use … Read more

Why you should keep a penny in the freezer when you visit DINEcountry

frozen pennyFrom time to time, we like referencing other blogs.  We thought this one was a particularly good one, helping you to prepare for your next DINE getaway.  Coming to us from TravelingMom.com, this advice will help you to prepare

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Electric car owners get charged at DINE properties

Tesla owner charges car at Gateways Inn

Dan, from the Boston area, charges is car at the Gateways Inn & Restaurant recently.

As Tesla and other electric cars gain popularity, the need grows for a network of charging stations throughout the U.S. No one is more concerned … Read more

Elopements, Intimate weddings & recommitments in Vermont & New Hampshire

Grafton Inn weddingThere are so many Distinctive Inns of New England members performing elopements and small weddings, we dedicated last week’s blog entry entirely to info about saying “I do” in Massachusetts. This week, we’ll focus on the rest of the inns … Read more

Elopements, Recommitments and Small Weddings in Massachusetts

Wedding dress at Deerfield InnWe hear it all the time from brides and grooms to be. The trend in weddings these days is to go smaller, especially the second time around. Between the cost and the energy involved, the larger New England wedding is … Read more

Making lemonade and sorbet when life delivers lemons

Lemon recipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe’ve heard of roasted vegetables and we love roasted beef, but roasted lemonade? Now there’s a novel and new idea. Wait until you taste this summer time treat brought to you by the Deerfield Inn. The photo you see above … Read more

Why your inn reviews matter

TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceHow many times have you visited one of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and thought to yourself that you should write a review on TripAdvisor, BedandBreakfast.com, Yelp or Google+? Sometimes you took the time to … Read more