Vacations, whether they be one night or more are the time to unwind, and finally give yourself permission to relax. While having fun is goal number one, recharging the batteries and rekindling the romance are wonderful side effects of getting away too, no matter how long or short the escape might be. Everyone needs time to regroup and revitalize. The 11 DINE inns each specialize in proving the ideal environment for rest, relaxation and romance. To insure that you make the most of your DINE getaway, here are a few tips on how to prepare for the perfect vacation.
Decide what to bring and what not to bring
Some believe in packing the bare minimum and others bring the vast maximum. Women tend to enjoy having choices of outfits, whereas men will bring a change of skivvies and be happy. Be sure to bring clothing that will be appropriate for your adventure. If you plan some hiking or outdoor adventure, don’t forget a jacket and the right footwear. If all you want to do is sit by the fire, read a good book, and snuggle, then don’t forget the good book. The rest is up to you!
Consider a package
While some travelers want to plan their getaways or simply come with no itinerary, others would prefer to leave the planning to someone else. The Distinctive Inns of New England have created a number of packages offering added value or an itinerary for your escape. From Romance getaways to Culinary Capers and Spa packages, choose your fun and your DINE innkeepers will make all the arrangements.
Your DINE getaway is one of those rare times when you really need to unplug. You’ll start feeling the sense of relief the minute you walk into that distinctive inn’s door. We assure you, you’ll want to unplug. Thus, be sure to leave the number for the inn with those who might need to reach you at home, just to give yourself that sense of security, but plan to turn off the electronics and focus on the two of you. Don’t worry, everything at home will be fine and can wait!
One of the best ways to indulge in a much needed getaway is to pamper your appetite too. Whether you plan to dine at your inn or at a restaurant in town, a highlight of your getaway will be some memorable meals. Every DINE inn serves a sumptuous breakfast to start the day and offers afternoon refreshments, teas or evening receptions. You’ll be well fed, we assure you, so leave the diet at home and enjoy every morsel.
This one’s simple, but surprisingly often forgotten. Have fun during your vacation, and don’t let the little things bring you down. Let go, and enjoy the stars from the porch of the inn and the crackling fire in the hearth. Have a cup of tea or a glass of fine wine, and forget about your work and routine while you’re gone. Most of all, as they say “love the one you’re with”. If you can do this, you will have the best time while reviving, refreshing and rejuvenating.