12 distinctive New England inns offer five reasons travel makes us happy

Romantic getaways at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWith images of gun violence, nuclear threats, politicians with less than savory behavior and tweets, our news feeds are filled daily with negative messages.  Is it any wonder that finding happiness each day gets harder and harder? Yet, we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) can be your bright light – the key to your happiness. Each of these 12 New England Inns offer a reason to be happy.  It’s a well-known fact that travel makes us happy.  In a recent CNN article, the luxury travel planner author explains, “Experiential travel is about presenting the customer with the surprise of the “unknown,” the luxury of “unexpected choices” and the empowerment of “overcoming hurdles” (such as scaling a peak) so that he feels he has completed a “journey towards self-actualization.”

When visiting the 12 DINE inns, you may not scale a peak, but you will be offered plenty of unexpected choices and the surprise of unexpected personalized experiences you simply will not find at any other New England hotel. And when it comes to romance (which by the way tops the list for things that make us happy), DINE inns offer up unmatched romantic New England getaways too.

Let’s take a closer look at how travel to any of the DINE inns can make you happy.

You make new friends

Inns and B&Bs are great places to meet like-minded travelers.  The common areas of  DINE inns make starting conversation easy.  Whether it’s at a breakfast table, during an afternoon tea or wine reception or simply sitting around the fire in the parlor or living room, these comfortable accommodations seem to break down bSnooty Fox Pub at Rabbit Hill Innarriers and allow sharing to begin. Add in friendly innkeepers who introduce guests to one another, and you have the ideal, relaxed setting for making new friends.

You stop worrying about work and home

Over and over innkeepers watch the “Ahhhh” factor occur as guests enter each of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England.  Harried travelers arrive having fought traffic or complete work commitments to get to the inns.  The moment they open the door and enter, innkeepers watch the shoulders relax and the eyebrows unfurl.  Travel helps busy parents, workers and couples disconnect from all the triggers that add to anxiety.  Leave the cooking, cleaning and planning to your DINE innkeepers, because the only job for travelers at our inns is to relax and unwind.

You disconnect

While wi-fi and TV is available at DINE inns, once on vacation, your social media feeds take on a new irrelevance. It’s all about focusing on one another and that’s good for the soul.  Without reminders of the stressors in our lives via those social media feeds and TV news stories, we can focus on what makes us happy.  One another.

toasting at the beach near Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaYou spend time outdoors

DINE inns encourage that all important dose of Vitamin D, and you’ll find more and more of it when you travel to these 12 New England inns.  Whether it’s spending time soaking up the rays on the beach in the warmer months, walking hand and hand lakeside, snowshoeing through fields, or exploring the New England towns and villages nearby, you’re bound to spend more time exercising and getting outdoors.  The days are getting longer, the temps are getting warmer, and all that makes we New Englanders happier – especially when we can get outdoors and enjoy it.

You spend time with the one you love

Perhaps this should be the #1 reason that travel makes us happy.  Focusing on the most important person in your life in a romantic setting is simply one of the best travel experiences in the world.  If you love the one you’re with, it’ll make you happy. Plain and simple.  And the connection – or in some cases re-connection – you find at our 12 romantic inns will last well beyond your romantic DINE getaway.  Travel to our DINE inns is an investment in your romantic relationships.

What’s standing in your way?  Time to get happy and start planning your next DINE getaway. Plan your romantic New England getaways at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.

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