Dog Daze of Summer DINE Deals:  Exclusive offers for DINE readers

Dog Days of Summer Deals - Dog with tennis ballFor many, the dog days of summer refer to the end of summer when weather is warm and travelers scurry to fit in last minute getaways.  Perhaps that means for Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers they work like a dog to create the perfect end-of-the-summer getaway.  Yet, the origin of this phrase is actually in the stars. The ancient Romans referred to the hottest days of summer as “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days”.  They associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius, known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). No matter its origin, six members of the Distinctive Inns of New England have created DINE Dog Daze of Summer Deals, for their guests seeking romantic getaways and outdoor escapes to cap off the summer and kick start the fall travel season.

We bring you six exclusive offers for DINE readers to enjoy.  Please note all of these offers are limited in time. You may not combine these offers with any other promotion, discount, gift certificate or third party booking (like from Expedia,,, etc.).  Each one of these offers are valid on new reservations only, meaning guests may not cancel an existing reservation and re-book for this offer. All reservations are on a space available basis, and DINE dollars are not offered on discounted stays. Please be sure to book these offers directly with the inn by calling or booking online (with promo code, when mentioned).  Meanwhile, you won’t read about these offers anywhere else but here, so take advantage of this very special deal, offered to DINE readers only.

From Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT

Kick off September in Vermont with this very special offer exclusive to DINE guests. Book 4 nights in a Superior or Luxury Room, September 1 to 5 or September 8-12, 2019, and pay only for 3 nights at the Rabbit Hill Inn.  When booking online at , click on Special Rates and enter promo code DINE443 to reveal the discounted offer or call and mention this special to make a reservation.

From Harbor Light Inn, Marblehead, MALarge white 2-story house with black shutters flying the USA flag over the door.

Throughout the month of September, when you book midweek (Sun – Thurs), receive 15% off your September 2019 getaway. Skip work and soak up the sun on the beach, on a yacht, while savoring fresh seafood on the water, or while exploring Historic Old Town… the options are truly endless! Please book online at with promo code: PAYANDSAVE. Please note: Valid for new reservations, Sunday – Thursday in September  2019 with 15% off non-refundable rate. Full payment taken upon booking (cancellations and date changes are not permitted).

From Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield, NHChesterfield Inn gardens with pink flowers and inn in the background

Here’s the perfect way to fit in one more summer soiree in Western New Hampshire. Book two or more midweek nights (Sun – Thurs) at Chesterfield Inn between August 11 – 30, 2019 and receive $50 off the second night.  This offer may be booked online at using the promo code AUGUST.

From Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT

The Grafton Inn has a Summer Mode 2.0 offer. Summertime is a state of mind. Keep yours going a little longer and treat yourself to a midweek September escape at the Grafton Inn. Stay  midweek (Sundays through Thursdays) between September 1 – September 19 and take 20% off your reservation with offer code DINE when you book at . Note: This offer is exclusive to DINE members only and cannot be applied to existing reservations or other specials/packages. 

Captain’s House Inn, Chatham, MA

Captain's House Inn at dusk with lightsCape Cod isn’t just for summer getaways, and Captain’s House Inn will prove it.  Book a two-or-more night non-holiday stay at the Captain’s House Inn between September 9, 2019 to April 30, 2020 and receive a 15% discount on your entire stay.  NOTE:  This offer is valid ONLY on stays booked by August 16, 2019. So, book quickly.  This offer does not apply to any stays booked over holiday periods. You must mention this offer for Distinctive Inns of New England readers when you call to book your reservation.

Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness, NH

Here’s the perfect home base for exploring the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Book a two-or-more night stay  for travel dates September 2 – 13, 2019 and receive a 30% discount off regularly-priced room rates.  This offer can only be booked by calling the inn at 800-545-2141 and talking to the guest receptionist— mention DINEFALL. This offer is unavailable for online reservations.  The DINEFALL special rate can ONLY be book  between the dates Aug 11-17, 2019.   Your travel must be completed between September  2 thru September 13, 2019.

Remember, each of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England also offer additional packages, specials and deals on their websites.  Be sure to check your favorite DINE inn’s website or any of the Specials on for additional offers. Most importantly, be sure to book directly when you visit a DINE property.

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

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.