What does your Valentine really want this year?

ValentinesDay-whatMenWantWe’re on the cusp of the month dedicated to love, so we thought a little insight into what make your Valentine happy might be helpful right about now.  And since Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers consider themselves experts on … Read more

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with recipes from DINE

Monday, January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day; a deliciously little known holiday with a big pay-off! We can’t think of a better way to improve on Monday than chocolate cake! To celebrate we’ve presented some the best chocolate cake recipes from Distinctive Inns of New England.

For the love of Ginger – 3 great ginger recipes

We're on a recipe roll in the DINE blog. In last week’s blog posting, we created a compendium of links to recipes featured from DINE innkeepers. This week we’ll continue our focus on food with a spotlight on one of the healthiest ingredients you can find – ginger. Good for what ails your stomach and offering strong anti-inflammatory compounds, many of the 11 DINE member inns offer wonderful recipes featuring this power-packed ingredient. That means even if it is sweet and yummy, you can feel good about eating ginger treats at any of the 11 DINE member inns.

A compilation of DINE recipes

Why is it that winter brings out the hibernation instinct, which leads to more time in the kitchen?  It’s uncanny.  Every winter we gravitate to the kitchen for comfort foods.  Soups, casseroles, warm beverages.  That’s what we seek in the … Read more

Oh baby, it's cold outside: Great ideas for winter warm ups

The outdoor temperatures throughout New England may be hitting a winter low, but inside the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, life is aglow. From hot tea to crackling fires, we're celebrating winter with romantic New England getaways, spa vacations and more. Mother Nature just delivered a winter package of snow at all 11 DINE inns, so this is the month to get out and enjoy winter fun, then come back in for the perfect warm up!