DINE innkeepers shut the door on 2020 and welcome in 2021 in ten words

Hello 2021Throughout New England the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are gleefully shutting the door on 2020, easily the most difficult year for all of them, and welcoming 2021 with cautious optimism.  As they join revelers throughout America in a celebration that one of the worst years in modern history will soon be in the rear view mirror, the innkeepers at the ten DINE inns get ready for a winter filled with quiet and intimate get togethers where social distancing translates to intimate romantic getaways, and plenty of outdoor adventure.  Seclusion will continue to be the name of the game for at least the first quarter of 2021, and there’s no place better than the 10 inns in DINE country to enjoy your bubble in front of a flickering fireplace or in a deep whirlpool tub.  Your post-holiday romantic getaway awaits at your favorite DINE inn.

Laurie at Deerfield InnWe asked the DINE innkeepers to characterize both 2020 and 2021 in 10 words or less for each year.  Their ruminations were enlightening and quite witty!

Laurie McDonald, Innkeeper at the Deerfield Inn shared…

2020: Made me realize what is truly important in terrible times!

2021: Beautiful days ahead, filled with respect, love & health!

And four extra words: Happy New Year everyone.

Rabbit Hill Inn, brian and leslieLeslie Mulcahy at the Rabbit Hill Inn was quick to say…

2020: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

2021: Hello 2021. We welcome you with optimism & enthusiasm. So don’t disappoint!

Brian & Mary Ellen Shields at Manor on Golden Pond offer these thoughts after they took liberty with what a word is…

Brian and Mary Ellen ShieldsBrian explains “In my birthright sport  it is traditional in many cities to sing a song at the end of a playoff series when your team has vanquished the unworthy opponent…Thus, we offer this…

2020: Nahnahnahnah, nahnahnahnah

Hey, hey


(“That is only five words….we saved five words for 2021…aren’t we all saving?” says Brian)

2021: On the road again, just can’t wait to be on the road again…….

Elizabeth with a maskElizabeth Arruda, the innkeeper at the Inn at English Meadows decided to go with a classic novels theme on 2020 and 2021, thus her thoughts on 2020 & 2021…

2020 – 100 Years of Solitude

2021 – Great Expectations

Elizabeth adds, “Looking forward to the day when face masks will be an accessory of the past!”.

Judy Hueber, innkeeper at the Chesterfield Inn decided to go with song titles when characterizing 2020 and 2021…

Judy at Chesterfield Inn with mask and without2020:

Don’t Stand So Close To Me by the Police


Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison


Stayin’ Alive by the BeeGees


Shake It Off by Taylor Swift


I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor


Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

And finally, Carolyn Pyburn, Photo of Carolyn Conway Pyburn's familyinnkeeper at Harbor Light Inn was short and simple….

Me to 2020: “Thank U, Next”

Me to 2021: “Before we agree to 2021, we need to see some terms and conditions”

Angela Comstock, Innkeeper at Grafton InnFrom Angela Comstock, Innkeeper at the Grafton Inn who says her creative juices are tapped out…

2020: Trying to run a marathon with your shoelaces tied together.

2021: The finish line is finally in sight!

She adds, “Farewell to the old, welcome the new! Happy New Year!”

All of the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England join one another in wishing their guests and readers a very happy new year, filled with all the hope and optimism they can say in ten words! Those in need of a post-holiday getaway will find the perfect quiet respite at any of the ten Distinctive Inns of New England.  Be sure to book direct when  you make your reservations.

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.

Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic