It's not too late for a romantic autumn getaway

Fall2013-GraftonInn-signSome say the leaves peaked early in Northern New England, but we in DINE country think they were just about on track. It has been a fall to remember with brilliant foliage that continues to awe our guests.  In most of the central and southern parts of New England, peak foliage has yet to come.  That means there’s still plenty of time for a romantic New England getaway to any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England.  After the kind of month we’ve had filled with the stress of government shut downs and impeding government economic defaults, don’t you owe you and your partner the chance to rest easy, romance often and rejuvenate once again? We call these the 3 Rs of DINE and just as you need fuel to feed the body, you need the 3 R’s to revive the heart and soul.  Visit the package pages on for a complete rundown of packages offered by DINE inns.  We’ve done the thinking and planning for your next New England getaway, you simply choose the package that sounds the best for you!

Just to get you psyched for your fall getaway, here are some recent photos taken throughout DINE country.  Let the picture do the convincing – there’s still plenty of beautiful harvest hues to enjoy in DINE country!

The Grafton Inn is alive in color with oranges, reds and golden yellow leaves adding to the traditional New England history captured here.  Visit the Grafton Village Cheese Co. and relax in family and even pet friendly inns or enjoy a romantic getaway in their beautiful rooms and suites.

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Halloween-GreenGoblin-Melon, raspberry vodka, dash of Cointreau, splash of soda, and eyeball cherriesCome to Deerfield Inn on Halloween and you may need to hug each other not just for romance but to shake of the feeling that someone is watching! This certifiably haunted inn comes alive with a Spooktacular Soiree on Halloween night complete with costumes and themed cocktails and concoctions.  Try the creepy Ladies Fingers, the mashed “bootatoes” or a Green Goblin cocktail, sure to lift your spirits!  The inn will be filled with cobwebs, spiders and plenty of Halloween hilarity!

Claudio and Roberta Latanza took an  afternoon away from the Camden Maine Stay Inn  to take a recent ride and capture fall foliage in and around Camden, Maine.  Come for your fall getaway and visit Megunticook Lake in Camden then stop by Cellardoor Winery for some winetasting with a view.

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Scarecrows are the name of the game at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  Here’s a little quiz for you…which of the scarecrows below do you think belongs inside??

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Squam Lake is clearly one of the prettiest places in the world during fall, and these photos featured on the Manor on Golden Pond’s Facebook page show how colorful leaves, combined with blue skies and blue water make for a very photographic region!


Finally, mum’s the word on the decor at Chesterfield Inn this fall as the inn and cottages all bear collections of fall colored mums as a welcome at the entry.  And Yoda, one of the inn’s personality-filled cats – is all about pumpkins.  Here he is posing for his Halloween picture!

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 Be sure to check the DINE availability calendar, where you’ll find up-to-date information for booking your fall getaway or “ghoulfriends’ getaway” this October! Don’t forget to bring the camera when you come!