A holiday tour of Distinctive Inns of New England – Part I

We’ve been so busy talking about the 12 Days of Christmas offers, we have not yet had a chance to show off the gorgeous decorations at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  However, before we move on, we should note that a few of those 12 Days of Christmas offers are still valid.  If you were unable to get in on the other offers, check out the BOGO offer from Inn at Harbor Hill Marina and the offer from Gateways Inn, valid for throughout Chanukah.  Simply click here to see all the 12 Days of Christmas offers.

Each year it seems like the DINE inns outdo the previous year when it comes to holiday decorations.  We love showing them off, so today we’ll take you on a tour of the DINE member inns in Northern New England.

Starting in Vermont with the Grafton Inn, you’ll find holiday reminders every where you turn; even in some very unexpected places!

Grafton Inn Vermont fireplace

A crackling fire, beautiful decorations and comfy chairs. Can’t you picture yourself here?

Grafton Inn holiday photo

All dressed up for the holidays; complete with a blanket of snow to add festivity.

Holiday bling at Grafton Inn Vermont

Holiday bling everywhere. Wouldn’t the founding fathers be pleased?

Moving over to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the Rabbit Hill Inn celebrates all the holiday traditions with twinkling lights, natural boughs and crystal ornaments.

Rabbit Hill Inn Christmas Tree

1800 twinkling lights adorn this Christmas tree in the living room at Rabbit Hill Inn

Dessert at Rabbit Hill Inn

Christmas and Hanukkah are not the only holidays at Rabbit Hill Inn. National Gingerbread Day was celebrated with this Gingerbread Pot de Creme dessert. A masterpiece!

Ugly Christmas Sweater at Rabbit Hill Inn

From traditional to whimsical, Leslie shows off her lovely Christmas sweater for the camera.

Now it’s onward to New Hampshire where recent snowstorms have offered up more than a foot of snow to add to the festivity of the season. From skiing to ice skating to icing on the holiday decorations, DINE’s New Hampshire inns are aglow in holiday luminosity.

Starting in West Chesterfield, the Chesterfield Inn’s postcard-perfect holiday decorations offer a taste of the traditional, along with a precocious kitty to welcome guests.

Chesterfield Inn holiday decor

The weather outside might be frightful, but the warm living room inside takes the chill off it the Chesterfield Inn

Yoda, the Chesterfield Inn's cat

Yoda, everyone’s favorite inn-cat has discovered a new toy at the Chesterfield Inn.

Sled decoration at Chesterfield Inn

Everyone loves the green and red sled at Chesterfield Inn.

At Manor on Golden Pond, with a snow-covered Squam Lake in the background, holiday decor offers a welcoming home away from home for those traveling during the holidays.

Manor on Golden Pond's holiday tree

This grand tree in the lobby is a popular selfie-location at the Manor On Golden Pond.

Manor on Golden Pond lobby

A view of the lobby decorations at Manor On Golden Pond.

At DINE’s Maine inns, holiday decor offers up just the right amount of red and green, along with traditional trimmings fit for the historic inns they grace.

Captain Jefferds Inn, decorated for the holidays

With windows aglow in candlelight, the Captain Jefferds Inn welcomes guests in from the cold. Jumping Rocks photo.

Holiday trees, Captain Jefferds Inn

Silver Christmas Trees delight guests at Captain Jefferds Inn.

In Camden, where Christmas is celebrated beside the sea, the Camden Maine Stay Inn offers a postcard-perfect place to spend the holidays away from home.

Camden Maine Stay Inn, winter

Recent snowfall adds a blanket of fresh whiteness to add to the allure of the Camden Maine Stay Inn.

Next week we’ll continue our tour through DINE country and visit our more Southern inns. Meanwhile, it’s not too early to start planning your Valentine’s and winter getaways at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking on links below that will take you directly to each of their websites, and be sure to follow us on social media and email for a deal from each of these inns from December 1-12, 2017.

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

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport

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 Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic