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 of New England to the other, the weather can vary dramatically.  In Northern New England, ski vacations, XC ski getaways and snowmobile treks are still going strong topped off with spa getaways and candlelight dinners at your favorite DINE inns. The closer you get to Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Connecticut shoreline, the closer you come to budding gardens and spring outdoor getaways.  Let the photos tell the story.  Each of these photos was taken on the first day of Spring, March 20th. (Photos left to right: Chesterfield Inn, Koty at Cliffside Inn, view of the water from Inn at Harbor Hill Marina).


They say if you don’t like the weather in England, just wait a minute.  These photos help to underscore how different the Northern part of New England can be from the southern parts.  They are also a good reminder of how fickle Mother Nature can be!

The Red Chair was on hand to help Brian and the staff at the Rabbit Hill Inn clear ten inches of snowfall on the first day of spring!


Disappointed daffodils at the Manor on Golden Pond curl under the weight of snowfall, yet prevail to remind us that spring will soon be busting out all over!


The first day of spring looked alot more like the middle of the winter with snowfall at The Grafton Inn.  Have no fear, though, spring flowers are not too far behind!


Skiers and snowmobilers took to the mountains then found respite at the Inn at Thorn Hill afterward to welcome in spring.



Cliffside Inn was blanketed with snow on March 20th.


The beauty about travel in New England at this time of year is that it offers a little bit of everything.  Die-hard skiers and winter adventure/outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of great snow throughout the next few weeks at DINE inns in the Northern part of the region.  Looking for something a little warmer?  Visit a DINE inn in the southern part of  New England.  Either way, there’s plenty of spring beauty plus quiet season rates for your hot dates throughout spring!

Don’t forget, the next DINE at 9 event is April 9th.  It’s not too late to make your reservations soon!







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