June blooms in DINE country – Part II

Spring wreath on the side door of Captain Jefferds InnLast week we took you on an armchair tour of many of the gardens and blooms at the coastal members of Distinctive Inns of New England. Now that we’re a week later, so much is in bloom you will be in awe of the color and the beauty surrounding so many of the inns in DINE country.  Spring is a perfect time of year to enjoy a romantic getaway to any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Go tiptoeing through the lupines, magnolias and azaleas in bloom throughout DINEcountry.  Read on and we’ll show you how many of our guests have been awed by the blooms of June at DINE inns.  If you can’t get there to see it yourself, we’ll inspire you with another armchair tour of our gardens and what surrounds these beautiful New England inns.

Our first stop on the tour is Grafton Inn in bucolic Grafton, VT.  Window boxes filled with beautiful spring flowers dot the property, along with first-of-the-season flowers like the Irises seen here. Window boxes filled with colorful flowers at Grafton Inn VermontPink flowers adorn the Grafton Inn VermontPurple irises dot the gardens at Grafton Inn VermontWhile we’re in Vermont, let’s move on down the road to the Rabbit Hill Inn.  Here, the flowering bushes and trees are so pretty, they make the perfect backdrop for guests’ photos.  It’s clear that April and May showers brought June flowers to this region of Vermont this spring!Rabbit Hill Inn guests kiss in front of the orange blooming bushesRabbit Hill Inn couple smiling at each other in front of the innNext we head to New Hampshire and the Chesterfield Inn, just five miles from the Vermont border and Brattleboro, VT.  Throughout the extensive fields and ponds that surround the inn, dots of spring color peek through on bushes, in flower pots, vases and in gardens. While spring has brought its share of rain to New England, the gardens and flowers here have certainly benefited.

white flowering bushes surround the pond at the Chesterfield InnOverflowing flower pots at the entrance of Chesterfield Innspring flowers in a vase on the front desk of the Chesterfield InnNext we travel through DINE country over to coastal Massachusetts and the Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA.  Just north of Boston, the flowers here are just beginning to go into bloom.  From the beautiful blue pool behind the inn (rare in this area) to the white blooms on bushes surrounding the inn, here’s a place where guests can enjoy springtime from the comfort of a quiet pool and fire pit. And the orange glow of the fire flickering on a glass or rose certainly adds to the spring color here.

Pool at Harbor Light InnFlowering bushes surrounding the Harbor Light InnFirepit at Harbor Light InnOur last stop on the June blooms tour takes us to Coastal Maine and the Captain Jefferds Inn.  While among the farthest North of all the 11 DINE inns, one might expect not to find much color here after a dreary spring.  Not the case! Surprisingly, the Captain Jefferds Inn is probably the most colorful of all the inns in DINE country, filled with the purples of lupines and the pinks and whites of azaleas.

Purple lupines blooming in the gardens of the Captain Jefferds InnBlooming gardens at Captain Jefferds Inn.Pink azaleas bloom in the gardens around Captain Jefferds InnPansies in a garden outside Captain Jefferds InnIsn’t it time to add some color into your life?  Whether you create your own itinerary of inn to inn visits to DINE inns or you simple enjoy the photos here, we assure you that these colorful New England inns are sure to lift your spirits and have you looking for the perfect date for your next getaway. When you make your reservations for your next DINE getaway, book direct for the best rates and dates.

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 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.