Four important reasons not to skimp on cheap lodging

Are you starting to plan for that memorable celebration vacation?  PerhaPiggy Bank with words "why skimp" next to itps instead, you’ve decided on a last minute getaway.  Either way, one of the first things you think about is where you’ll stay.  You want your New England getaway to be fun, hassle free and affordable, right? Start by turning to the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  If you want to count on finding comfortable, friendly and reliable accommodations, the 11 DINE inns are a great place to turn.  If you want to add delicious to your romantic getaway in New England, then DINE is the place to start.  After all, there’s a reason DINE is the acronym for these 11 distinctive inns.

There are times when the cheap hotel or motel, or the vacation rental works for a vacation, but if you want it to be remarkable and outstanding, turn to DINE.

Four reasons you might not want to skimp on lodging for your next getaway

Why go unplugged?

Don’t get us wrong; time away from home, office and the news of the day helps to relax during your special getaway, but many people don’t find being unplugged from the world comforting.  Even the opportunity to check in once a day helps to ease the concern – especially if you have aging parents, kids or pets at home.  Often, you’ll find unreliable wi-fi at cheaper motels; perhaps none at your vacation rental or the need to pay exorbitant costs for access to it at more expensive hotels.  Count on the 11 DINE inns to offer a strong and complimentary wi-fi signal to keep you plugged in for as long or as little as you wish.

Fireplace room at Harbor Light InnCan’t handle a dirty bath or bedroom?

How often have you skimped on a cheap motel only to find the bathroom filled with mold or rust stains? You wonder if the sheets on the bed are really clean and then remember all those investigative stories you saw about germs in hotels. Cringe!  Enter your guest room at any of the 11 DINE inns and your first impression will not be worry.  You’ll take in a beautifully appointed room and sparkling bathroom with attractive amenities and be thrilled with your choice.  Sink into a bed lit by a flickering fire and filled with puffy comforters, and you’ll be so glad you’re not at that noisy roadside motel or the Airbnb that you’re not sure is clean.

Someone to help plan the day

Yes, you can sometimes save on an un-hosted vacation rental, but who will you turn to when you need advice on the best restaurants or microbreweries in town, or worse yet Leslie at Rabbit Hill Inn takes a picture of guestshave a problem with the rental? The beauty of the 11 DINE inns is found in the hospitality offered by innkeepers knowledgeable about the area.  Not only will they help you decide on the best restaurants, they can often pull strings to get you a reservation there too.  Better yet, no need to go outside the inn; many of the DINE inns have restaurants on the premises. And when it comes to a problem, you simply need to tell the innkeeper, and they’ll be right on it to fix it.

Safety comes first

There’s been plenty of concern over the lack of licensing for vacation rentals. Often unregulated, they are not  required to comply with important life-safety standards that inns are held to.  Of course, the rules governing vacation rentals vary from community to community, but you can count on the inns in DINE country to comply with strict safety standards for access, fire regs, food handling and so much more.

Next time you want to enjoy an outstanding getaway, count on Distinctive Inns of New England to deliver just the right dose of hospitality and luxury.  Don’t forget to book direct when you make your reservations for your next memorable vacation.

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.