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

Last week, we took you on an armchair tour of the beautiful holiday decorations in our Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) member inns found in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.  This week, as we look forward to a white Christmas throughout DINE country, we will offer glimpses of the beautiful holiday decor at our Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut inns.  Most importantly, we want to take this time to wish all of our blog readers and DINE-inn-goers a very Merry Christmas, Kwanza, Boxing Day or other holiday celebrations.  We wish all our readers a peaceful holiday along with a happy new year.,

Let’s start our tour in Massachusetts where the largest number of DINE inns are found. We’ll start in the Berkshires at the  Deerfield Inn where history meets comfort.

Deerfield Inn, holiday decor

All dressed up in Christmas bunting, the Deerfield Inn has been welcoming holiday guests for centuries.

Less than an hour away, the Gateways Inn celebrates Hanukkah for the whole town of Lenox with its beautiful menorah.

Gateways Inn Menorah for Lenox MA

Gateways Inn’s menorah for the town of Lenox’s holiday celebrations.

In Marblehead, the Harbor Light Inn’s Christmas tree offers holiday cheer to guests of the inn.

Christmas tree at Harbor Light Inn

The highlight of the Harbor Light Inn’s holiday decor is this grand tree in the Parlor.

And heading down to Cape Cod, the Captain’s House Inn welcomes in the holidays with a beautiful white covering of snow.  They’re dreaming of a white Christmas, and it looks like they’ll get it!

Snow at Captain's House Inn

Recent snowfall adds a blanket of festivity to the Captain’s House Inn’s buildings.

And nothing says Christmas more than the Santa-hat-decorated dining room at Captain’s House Inn!

Captain's House Inn dining room

A holiday tree and Santa hats on every chair lend even more festivity to the holidays at Captain’s House Inn

Moving south to Rhode Island, we visit the Cliffside Inn.  Here you’ll find a fabulous collection of Creches, gathered from innkeepers’ Nancy and Bill’s travels throughout the world.

Christmas creche from Croatia

This creche comes from Croatia, and may be found hanging on the Christmas tree.

Cliffside Inn's holiday mantle decorations

Throughout the Cliffside Inn, red and green are the primary colors of the holidays.

Our final stop on the DINE holiday tour of 2017 is the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  Here we find a seaside Christmas, complete with nautical reminders of the holiday.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina Christmas Tree

Sue and Kim are rocking round the Christmas tree at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina gazebo, Niantic CT

Seasons Greetings to all from the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina and all its fellow DINE inns.

Meanwhile, it’s not too early to start planning your 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. Happy Holidays to all from your friends at Distinctive Inns of New England.  May 2018 be filled with romantic getaways to our New England inns, and love, peace and good will.

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 Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

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

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport

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