Honeymoons & Mini-moons in Massachusetts – It’s all about you. Fourth in the series

bridal couple at Grafton InnToday we’ll continue our series dedicated to combining the perfect honeymoon with Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts.  For those who don’t have time for a full honeymoon, a Massachusetts mini-moon is the perfect answer.  You’ll find four of the 12 Distinctive Read more

We’ve decked the halls in DINE country

We’ve decked the halls with bows of holly and trimmed trees, gazebos and planters too.  The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are ready to welcome holiday revelers for getaways to escape the holi-daze and to usher in the New … Read more

Get inspired by DINE decorations

We know innkeepers are harbingers of hospitality and fabulous foodies, but did you know they are also distinctive decorators too?  When it comes to the holidays, the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England pull out all the decorating stops.  Whether … Read more

MEET THE INNKEEPERS: Karl Sabo and Jane Howard, Deerfield Inn

By Marti Mayne

Each innkeeper profile featured on the DINE blog features another amazing story about the dedication, compassion and commitment of DINE innkeepers.  Having the opportunity to write these stories gives me special insight into the amazing people … Read more

Wine and DINE Mom this Mother’s Day

She’s there for the kids; she’s there for you 365 days a year.  Without Mom, your life simply wouldn’t be complete.  Whether she’s the grandmother to your kids, the mother-in-law to you or the love of your life to your … Read more

What's in the forecast for Columbus Day? Color and sun!

The Facebook entry from the Cliffside Inn summed up what we have to look forward to for Columbus Day.  According to forecasters, it’ll be 84 degrees and sunny in Newport this weekend.  “Who’s ready for one last day at the … Read more

Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns

 Distinctive Inns of New England are rewarding their guests with incentives for their gas tanks.  “Take the Prius to see us,” says Brian Mulcahy of the Rabbit Hill Inn, as he encourages couples to travel together while celebrating the 11… Read more

In honor of American Chocolate Week, two great recipes chock filled with cocoa

We're celebrating Day #2 of American Chocolate Week with two recipes that're not only delicious but beautiful too. Today we present Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding from the Cheterfield Inn and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from the Deerfield Inn. Wow! What a line up of fabulously decadent desserts to celebrate the week. Just to make you feel better, we'll remind you that chocolate helps you lower blood pressure and live longer too. So bake to your heart's content and celebrate American Chocolate Week with recipes from DINE member inns.

Old Deerfield Christmas Sample Craft Fair

For another great Fall Getaway, how about a trip to Old Deerfield, Massachusetts?  This quaint town has been preserved for all time with many historic homes available for viewing along with a great museum complete with a wonderful museum store.  … Read more

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

 

For those of you who like modern, contemporary art, here is a museum visit that you should definitely schedule this summer or fall.  Like MOMA, its larger counterpart in New York City, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (“MoCA”) is … Read more