Over the Moon Vacations in DINE country

romantic coupleAs you can only imagine we’re over the moon about vacations at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)  Our 12 member inns go lunar over creating a stellar vacation for everyone who sets foot through the door.  Not just once in a blue moon, but all the time.  Great vacations mean the sun, the moon and the stars to us, and DINE innkeepers prove it by creating over-the-moon vacations in all shapes and sizes.  From honeymoons to babymoons and the new jobbymoons, there’s a moonlit vacation awaiting at one or more of the DINE inns.


It’s fair to say this is where DINE inns really shine. From moonshine to cosmos, honeymooners drink in the romance at DINE inns during their honeymoons.  The Rabbit Hill Inn offers a 5-day, “Do Not Disturb” Honeymoon package packed with extras like massages, roses and sparkling wine.  The Romance Package at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina works perfectly for a honeymoon.  Then one, five or even ten years later, celebrate the honeymoon with the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina’s anniversary package!  For those looking to take a mini-moon, the Manor on Golden Pond has the perfect two-night Honeymoon package complete with a couples massage and a Chef tasting 7-course dinner in the dining room one night!  And why not have the wedding and honeymoon all at the same place? The Grafton Inn is favorite Vermont wedding venue, offering everything you need for the ideal romantic New England wedding – a gorgeous setting, fine food and then a great honeymoon afterward.  The Deerfield Inn is another option for those seeking a Massachusetts wedding or elopement venue. Combine the wedding with Deerfield Inn’s Romance Package for the perfect Western Massachusetts honeymoon. And at Harbor Light Inn, choose from the Romance Package or kick it up a notch for the honeymoon to the Deluxe Romance Package; both make the ideal honeymoon close to Boston.  The Chesterfield Inn’s Date Your Mate or Rekindle the Romance package both offer a nice itinerary for a honeymoon too.  For those seeking an elopement and honeymoon all in one place, the Cliffside Inn in romantic Newport, RI is another ideal choice.

Couple on BabymoonBabymoons

Babymoons allow soon-to-be parents one last vacation before the family grows.  Captain’s House Inn innkeeper Jill Meyer, mother of five children, knows all too well how important this is! The Captain House Inn’s Babymoon Package comes with plenty of romantic indulgences plus a pregnancy pillow and a copy of Good Night Cape Cod (a spin-off of the famous Good Night Moon child’s book).  The Captain Jefferds Inn’s Babymoon Package includes chocolate covered strawberries, just in case the mom-to-be has cravings for chocolate, along with a bottle of sparkling cider and two flutes to take home.   Look for some nice romance packages which double as honeymoon packages here at Captain Jefferds Inn too.


We’ve only very recently become aware of the “jobbymoon” phenomenon, a term coined in a recent New York Times article. According to the author, Sarah Firshein, “Honeymoons and babymoons are both culturally anointed trips timed to big life events. But there’s no common name for the trip that follows another milestone: switching jobs. Although these “jobbymoons” (as we might call them) vary, based on employment circumstances, budget and personal passions, they often share one objective: to exorcise the vestiges of the last job before starting the next one.”  Consider your jobbymoon the last hurrah before the next job starts along with a likely cut in vacation time from a long-time prior job.  DINE inns make the ideal jobbymoon destination.  Consider a trip to the Gateways Inn and Restaurant in the heart of the Berkshire’s adventure land.  Toast to the new career in their Piano Bar with a legendary collection of single malt whiskies – a selection of 180 different choices to be exact! And if your jobbymoon needs to be on a budget, how about traveling up the Coast of Maine to the Camden Maine Stay Inn where the Midweek Super Deal offers the last night at half price when you stay three nights Sunday through Thursday.

Visit the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking on links below that will take you directly to each of their websites.

In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

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