Spring News from DINE

Just in case you missed the DINE newsletter, we thought we’d share news from Distinctive Inns of New England on our blog. Throughout the winter, DINE innkeepers have been busy updating and renovating rooms, grounds and baths throughout our 12 New England inns. Read on for news of changes for many of the Distinctive Inns of New England.

DINE’s NEWEST MEMBER: Harbor Light Inn

As you may have read earlier on the blog, there’s a new member on the DINE block. The Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA has joined the ranks of DisHarbor Light Inn Room 50, tinctive Inns of New England, offering our guests an ideal stop just 17 miles north of Boston.  Historic in design and modern in amenities, this 20-room inn is steeped in maritime lore and luxury.  Look forward to a snug wine bar tavern offering up appetizers, soups and sandwiches at the end of the day and a hearty breakfast buffet to start each day.  The ideal addition to one of our “DINEtineraries,” if you’re traveling from Cape Cod, Connecticut or Newport, or if you’re coming from Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont, the Harbor Light Inn is right in-between.  Flying into Logan to enjoy a tour of DINE country?  Make Harbor Light Inn your first stop!  Read all about the Harbor Light Inn on the DINE blog.

Room makeovers at Deerfield Inn

Just like people, rooms need makeovers from time to time too and Deerfield Inn has been busy creating a freshened look. The Horatio Alger room has a whole new look.  You’ll find new curtains in the Chester Harding room too.

New look for baths at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

For Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, the makeover comes in the inn’s bathrooms where new tile floors, vanities, granite tops and toilets are being installed this spring just in time for the summer visitors.

New charging stations for electric car drivers at Captain Jefferds Inn

In addition to a new roof on the Carriage House and stair/hallway carpeting, Captain Jefferds Inn will work with Tesla to install two new charging stations for electric cars.  One station will be dedicated to charging Tesla cars and the other will be available for any electric vehicle.  Now, those driving electric cars will not only get a charge out of  this historic property in Kennebunkport, they’ll also be able to charge their vehicle for the next stop.

Dining room rennovations at Rabbit Hill Inn A new look for the Dining Room at Rabbit Hill Inn 

Rabbit Hill Inn’s spring makeover will be dedicated to the Dining Room.  A complete renovation is underway as all new tables and chairs, style and design will greet guests after the inn’s spring closing.  And on top of a new look comes a new chef too.  Stay tuned for more as the inn isn’t quite ready to make an announcement yet, but soon will on their website – which also sports a complete makeover too!

New dining options at Manor on Golden Pond

The Three Cocks Bar is expanding to a new Cocktail lounge with overstuffed couches and chairs to enjoy a Manor signature cocktail along with some late night bar bites.   The new pub will open at the beginning of July. Plus, outdoor dining is coming to the Manor with  new decks off the Van Horn Dining Room.  Guest will enjoy the  fabulous views of Squam Lake and the mountains outside while enjoying the Manor’s signature cuisine.  First seatings to begin in July on weekends.

 Room re-dos and events at Grafton Inn

The inn is closed until April 20th for the annual spring cleaning. During the shutdown bathrooms in rooms 36 & 37 will receive a complete re-do. The Tuttle House is getting a nice face lift and crews will be laying a hard surface in the inn’s beautiful courtyard. Look forward to some exciting events this summer with the  3rd Annual Grafton Food Festival on July 11 with guest celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito and a wonderful beer festival on August 1st.

New baths at Captain’s House Inn

Over the winter two bathrooms got a new look and hardware. The Lady Hope room got a nice face lift and the Lady Mariah whirlpool room was completely reconfigured to create more space for a larger shower and luxurious, oversized claw foot soaking tub.

Carolyn Conway has joined Harbor Light InnA new addition to the staff at Harbor Light Inn, Carolyn Conway

Carolyn Conway has come “home” to help her parents manage operations and marketing at the Harbor Light Inn.  With an extensive background in hospitality, she has been with the Four Seasons Hotels for the past 5.5 years in their management team. Originally at the Boston Four Seasons where she was a Hotel Assistant Manager and then the past three years in Hawaii at the Four Seasons on Maui as a resort assistant manager before becoming the wedding manager for the resort, Carolyn brings extensive training and experience to the Harbor Light Inn.

Plan ahead for the Mother’s Day buffet at Gateway’s Inn & Restaurant

Plan to bring Mom to the Gateways Inn for a  Mothers Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10 from 11-2pm. A wide array of options on the buffet plus more to order and a Mom-osa for Mom are in store.

With all these new updates and changes, you’ll want to visit your favorite DINE inn soon.  Start planning your spring getaway and be sure to stay in one of these fabulously updated rooms.