Throughout 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 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.
Leslie 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…
2020: Nahnahnahnah, nahnahnahnah
(“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 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…
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, innkeeper 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”
From 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.
Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic