Fall foliage New England inns photo tour

Fall mums and pumpkinsWe interrupt our series on Covid precautions and travel updates at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) to bring you a glimpse of the beauty of fall in DINE country. While fall color has been a little early in the Northern parts of New England, it’s nonetheless gorgeous this year.  Mother Nature never disappoints and harvest hues fill the hillsides and shorelines surrounding all the DINE inns. Today, we bring you a photo tour of autumn brilliance throughout New England and surrounding its distinctive inns.

Starting in Vermont, pumpkins, mums, and gorgeous color welcomes leaf peepers throughout the region.

Rabbit Hill Inn room view

Guests are treated to a golden view of fall foliage from guest rooms at Rabbit Hill Inn. (Rabbit Hill Inn photo).

Devil's Hill Trail in Peachum VT

Fall foliage is peaking as seen here from Devil’s Hill Trail in Peachum, VT (photo courtesy of Rabbit Hill Inn)

Grafton Ponds in fall

The hills around Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center and Grafton Inn are alive in fall colors. (Photo courtesy of Grafton Inn)

pumpkins at Grafton Inn

Look for unusual pumpkins and gourds amidst fall foliage colors at the Grafton Inn. (Photo courtesy of Grafton Inn)

Moving to the Coast of Maine, look for fall foliage to peak this weekend, and then to continue through mid-October.  Now is the time to enjoy the view of fall colors meeting the sea on Maine’s spectacular coastline.

Fall view of the Camden Maine Stay Inn

All dressed up in her autumn finery of pumpkins and mums, the Camden Maine Stay Inn is a quick walk to the shops and harbor in Camden. (Photo provided by Camden Maine Stay Inn).

Pumpkins and mums in front of Inn at English Meadows.

Fall colors aren’t just on the trees at Inn at English Meadows. Look for bright mums and pumpkins throughout the property this fall. (Photo courtesy of Inn at English Meadows).

Now on to New Hampshire where autumn means plenty of color outside and flickering fires inside. Fall foliage color is at its peak this weekend and well into next week too.  Book now or forever hold your peep!

Manor on Golden Pond guest room

At Manor on Golden Pond, the private fireplaces in guest rooms add to that golden glow of peak foliage color in fall and throughout the winter. (Manor on Golden Pond photo)

Fall at Chesterfield Inn

And at Chesterfield Inn, in West Chesterfield, it’s the pumpkins, gourds and mums that add to the fall patina of colorful hillsides. (Chesterfield Inn 2020 photo).

Moving on to Massachusetts, fall color comes first to the Berkshire Mountains, and then a little later on Cape Cod and Cape Ann.  Fall color here sometimes lasts well into November.

Deerfield Inn - golden beer under the tent

Here at Deerfield Inn, it’s the beer on tap that adds to the golden colors of Western Mass. Enjoy both! (Photo courtesy of Deerfield Inn)

Red bush at Captain's House Inn

Color is just beginning to turn at Captain’s House Inn in early October. (Captain’s House Inn Oct 2020 photo).

Adirondack Chairs at Captain's House Inn

A view of the fall color just beginning in late September at Captain’s House Inn. (Captain’s House Inn photo)

Firepit at Harbor Light Inn

Fall colors come in the form of the orange of a flickering backyard fire tables, the rose of a beautiful sunset & the reds and golds of a fine wine. (Photo courtesy of Harbor Light Inn, late Sept 2020).

And our last photo goes to the Connecticut shore town of Niantic, CT, where fall colors are flanked by blue waters.

View of fall mums and Harbor Hill Marina in the background.

Fall colors come in the form of beautiful mums at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. (Inn at Harbor Hill Marina photo).

Isn’t it time to book your colorful fall romantic getaway to your favorite DINE inn?  Don’t forget to book direct when you come. Next week we will return to our blog series on travel restrictions to New England states and Covid precautions at our Vermont member inns.

Note: The Gateways Inn and Restaurant has moved on from DINE membership after the sale of the inn this summer.  We all wish them well as they develop a new restaurant and will miss Eiran and Michelle Gazit, former owners.

Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

In Maine:  Camden Maine Stay Inn in Camden and Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport.

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod

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.