Four great reasons to give the gift of DINE this holiday season

Distinctive Inns of New England gift certificate salesThis holiday season, give the gift of getaway, and you’ll be the hero of the household and the office. Each of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England offer gift certificates available this holiday season for gift giving. And it’s not too late to order yours. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with the one you love (and you’ll benefit from that gift too) or an outdoor adventure for a son or daughter just starting out, the gift of a DINE getaway will be a well appreciated gift.

But don’t listen to us; take the advice from some well-respected travel experts. Here are four reasons that the gift of getaway will be the treasured gift this holiday season.

Reason #1: Seventy-five percent of travelers just want to get away.

According to the annual BedandBreakfast.com™ Winter Travel Trends survey of more than 950 B&B travelers conducted in October and November, 2015, more than three-quarters of B&B travelers are planning weekend trips to “just get away,” with one out of three planning to take two weekend getaways this winter. A gift certificate for travel will be just what they need to make their getaway hopes and dreams come true. More than half of B&B travelers choosing cold-weather destinations want to enjoy in-room fireplaces, while others want to relax in outdoor hot tubs (19%) and sit by outdoor fire pits (15%). Where will they find that combination? At Distinctive Inns of New England, of course. Nearly every member inn offers in-room fireplaces and bubbly whirlpool tubs, and a Cliffside Inn and Harbor Light Inn also treat their guests to outdoor fire pits too.

Americans taking less vacation daysReason #2:  Too many vacation days left behind

According to Travel & Leisure, The U.S. Travel Association, a trade group which encourages Americans to travel, funded Project Time Off to measure the economic impact of the decline in vacation time. They found that among employees with access to paid time off, nearly five days went unused in 2013, and 1.6 of those days did not carry over to the next year. That totals to 169 million days of lost vacation time for Americans. Travel & Leisure maintains that part of the reason so many vacation days were left behind was because these folks didn’t have a good reason to travel. Give the gift of a getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England to that relaxation-starved worker, and it’ll bring that much needed vacation closer. He or she will see those gift certificates or gift cards from DINE inns sitting in their drawer calling them to book a vacation. It’s the biggest incentive your loved ones could have to take that much needed vacation.

Reason #3: Send the boss far, far away

Is it time to send the boss away? Far, far away from the office? If you’re at a loss for what to give the boss from everyone in the office this holiday season, give him or her the gift of getaway to any of the Distinctive Inns of New England. Not only will he or she get the much-needed rest and relaxation they need, you’ll all benefit from the break too! It’s the gift that keeps on giving back to the office.

$50 Dine Dollars given at check outReason #4: We’re passing the buck to you

One gift certificate leads to another. Send your favorite person to a DINE inn with a gift certificate and when they depart, we’ll give them another gift certificate for $50 to use at another DINE inn. It’s called DINE dollars and it’s our way of encouraging travelers to try more than one DINE inn.

There’s still time to order a gift certificate to your favorite DINE inn, but you don’t want to wait too much longer. Visit each of the Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.  Better yet, visit them in person to see the beautiful holiday decorations throughout DINE country.

In Maine:  Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport & Camden Maine Stay Inn in Camden

In New Hampshire:  Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Gateways Inn & Restaurant in Lenox, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod.

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic.

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton