Twas the night before Christmas in DINE country

Twas the holiday season and all through the distinctive inns

The innkeepers were stirring, sweeping and mixing the gin (and tonics)


The guests were all nestled all snug in the parlors and rooms.

And at dining room tables enjoying desserts with prunes!


Leslie Mulcahy, Rabbit Hill Inn innkeeperWith Leslie in her sweater and Brian in his cap.

DINE innkeepers welcomed guests from all over the map!


Then what to their wondering eyes should appear.

But Santa telling the innkeepers a vacation was here.


“But no!” said the innkeepers we must stay here.

To offer our guests a welcome and good cheer.


“Now housekeepers, wait staff and cooks come near.

We can’t go away we’ve got guests that are dear.”


Captain's House Inn dining room decorated for the holidays“To the kitchens and laundries, offices and halls

Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!”


Their eyes with a twinkle went hither and yon

To tend to their guests – Betty, Rachel  and John


Then with a twist of their heads and a wink of their eyes

Those DINE innkeepers went about saying Hi! Hi!


Rabbit Hill Inn's Leslie Mulcahy

And breakfast they served then ideas for the day

They smiled as their guests left and some even stayed.


Thinking of how much they appreciate each guest

The DINE innkeepers sat down for a 5-minute rest


And as guests went to cars and drove away for the day

Their innkeepers said Merry Christmas, have fun and go play! 

Best holiday wishes from all of the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England!

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

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton

In New Hampshire:  Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield

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