All things bright and gingerful

Ginger reipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandDo a search on the Internet for ginger, and you’ll most likely be taken to information about red-heads.  People with red hair are nicknamed “gingers”, but when it comes to the holidays no matter what color your hair is, ginger … Read more

DistinctiveInns.com: Your go-to place for fabulous inn recipes

Apple dessert from Rabbit Hill InnAs you know from visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) there are some fabulous cooks within our ranks of innkeepers.  From breakfast to dessert (and sometimes they are combined for a fabulous start to the day), you’ll … Read more

Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

As August approaches, we can’t help but think how quickly summer will be over.  August is prime time for outdoor fun and romantic getaways in New England and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to welcome … Read more

Six things DINE does that hotels don’t

Carolyn Conway has joined Harbor Light Inn

Let’s face it, there are a number of benefits you’ll find at our inns that you simply won’t find at chain motels or hotels. When it comes to hospitality and extras, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have it … Read more

DINE is Passing the Buck to You

You’ve discovered Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Perhaps you’ve stayed at one of the 12 member inns located throughout the six New England states, or maybe Dine Dollars, DINE referral program, Distinctive Inns of New England referral certificateyou’ve discovered DINE through its website, Facebook page or this blog. Each … Read more

Part I: DINE inns offer packages year-round

 Holidays2013-InnHarborHill-porch-smallerThe fact that the 11 DINE inns are distinctive is a great reason to book a stay with one of these special and romantic New England Inns.  Yet, for some, it’s the packages offered by these inns that entice couples Read more

What do Independence Day and strawberries have in common?

It seems like an unusual combination, but what do July 4th and strawberries have in common?  They’re both highlights of July in DINE country!  We’re right about at the height of strawberry season, and with July 4th right around … Read more

DINE inns welcome spring with sun and snow

Depending on where you were in DINE country on the first day of spring, you were either welcomed with a foot of snow or flowers in the yard.  The photos on Facebook were a keen reminder that from one end … Read more

Fine Fall DINEing

As days shorten and leaves turn color, we all tend to hunker down.  There’s nothing better than snuggling up to a crackling fire with feet up and soul mate beside you.  Of course, we’re biased, but the best place for … Read more

The Red Chair visits Rhode Island and Maine

We’ve been following the exploits of the Red Chair ever since it visited the Captain’s House Inn last spring.  If you’re just tuning into this story now, the Red Chair says “move aside, Flat Stanley, I’m the new icon on … Read more

Celebrate Ice Cream Month with Ice Cream Recipes from Distinctive Inns

Last week we blogged about great places to enjoy ice cream when vacationing at one of the ten Distinctive Inns of New England.  We offered the inside scoop on ice cream tours and must-try ice cream shops.  This week, … Read more

Pancakes and soup are equally good in summer and winter

Who says pancakes and soup have to be a winter treat?  Distinctive Inns of New England guests love pancakes year round and enjoy many varieties of them at the ten Distinctive Inns of New England during summer escapes and getaways.  … Read more