Look what’s in store for the summer at DINE inns

Now that the calendar has officially turned to summer, you can move into vacation mode and start planning for your summer romantic escapeTwelve Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await with everything from drinks on the porch to wine tasting, ziplining, live entertainment, and beach bumming.  You name it, you can find your entertainment at one or more of the DINE inns.  Create your own inn-to-inn itinerary with a coastal, historic or foodie theme, or choose from any number of themed packages offered by the Distinctive Inns of New England.  Maybe you’d rather have no plans except to find rest, relaxation and romance.  It’s all here at our twelve New England inns; your next vacation destination.

What’s in store for your New England romantic getaway? We’ll take you on an armchair tour of the fun you’ll find this summer at DINE inns.

Let’s start with harbor, pond and lakeside inns.

waterfront rooms at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

Imagine this view from your balcony overlooking the marina at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.

Rockport rainbow near Camden Maine Stay Inn

You’re treated to rainbows and schooner sailing in Rockport and Camden when staying at Camden Maine Stay Inn. (Photo by Claudio Latanza).

Pond at Rabbit Hill Inn

Pondside picnics at Rabbit Hill Inn offer couples a wonderful place to find privacy. Perhaps even a proposal?

Grafton Inn swimming hole

Kids love making a splash at Grafton Inn and Grafton Ponds, nearby.

And let’s not forget poolside relaxation. You’ll find in-ground pools at a number of the DINE inns.

Harbor Light Inn's pool

While it’s an easy stroll to the Harbor, guests love getting their chance to relax by the water at the Harbor Light Inn’s in-ground pool.

Captain's House Inn pool

When visiting Cape Cod the beaches are great, but for those who’d rather not get sand in their feet or salt on their skin, relax poolside at Captain’s House Inn. You can even order a light lunch, and never have to leave.

Manor on Golden Pond pool

Relax poolside or enjoy a game of tennis at Manor on Golden Pond.

Add in outdoor dining and drinks on the patio and you’ve got another reason to enjoy a DINE getaway this summer.

Private dining at Chesterfield Inn

Enjoy breakfast or dinner delivered to your room for the most private of dining experiences at Chesterfield Inn.

Porch dining at Deerfield Inn

While porch sitting may take place throughout the day at the Deerfield Inn, porch dining is the way to go on a warm summer evening here. Enjoy a glass of wine or selections from the summer menu here.

And of course, the freshest of fare fills the menu when chefs work with farmers for the perfect farm to table dining experience.

Breakfast at the Cliffside Inn, Newport, RI

Breakfast at Cliffside Inn offers hearty and fresh kitchen crafted meals to fuel the day.

Apple dessert from Rabbit Hill Inn

The food is not only farm fresh, but also a work of art at Rabbit Hill Inn.

Manor on Golden Pond's M Bistro Supper Club

Manor on Golden Pond has just launched its new Farm to Table Supper Club. On the first Friday of the month, the chef will create a 5- course dinner of delectable cuisine from locally sourced and organically grown ingredients. It’s called the M Bistro Supper Club. It fills quickly, the first dinner is July 7th.

Summer is all about gardens and you’ll find some exquisite ones in DINE country this summer.

gardens at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

A garden-side Bird B&B always gives guests a giggle at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.

Gardens at Captain Jefferds Inn.

Master gardener and co-innkeeper, Erik Lindblom, has created many lovely spots where guests can enjoy a private place to relax in and around the inn. (Photo by Jumping Rocks Photography).

Gateways Inn container gardens

Container gardens welcome guests at the front door of the Gateways Inn & Restaurant.


Chesterfield Inn gardens

Wildflowers and planted gardens surround the Chesterfield Inn.

Gardens at Captain's House Inn

Lush gardens are the scene for many of the elopements and smaller weddings at Captain’s House Inn.

Garden chairs at Camden Maine Stay

Can’t you just picture yourself here surrounded by the 2-acre garden, paths and babbling brooks at Camden Maine Stay Inn?

And when it comes to outdoor recreation, whether active or relaxing, you’re covered when you visit DINEcountry.

fat biking at Grafton Ponds

Discover fat biking at Grafton Ponds on your next visit to Grafton Inn.

Guest bicycles at the Deerfield Inn

Deerfield Inn guests can borrow bikes to ride around Historic Deerfield.

Make time for your next summer romantic getaway at one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England  by clicking on links below that will take you to each of their websites.

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

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

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport

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.