After fourteen months of the same four walls, isn’t it time to bust out of the place that’s become home, classroom, office and restaurant all in one? The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await to help you dip your toes into travel once again. The ten DINE inns are within a one-tank drive of nearly every place in New England, making that long awaited romantic getaway easily accessible. Imagine what it will feel like to not only have someone else plan to meals, but cook them, serve them and clean them up too. After the pandemic, you deserve the ideal, safe getaway, filled with the enhancements and pampering that you’ve missed so much.
All of the Distinctive Inns of New England offer fabulous enhancements and add-on’s to make your stay memorable and special. Of course, beautiful accommodations, a sumptuous breakfast, afternoon refreshments and haute hospitality all come with each and every stay at a DINE inn. If you want to complement the ideal getaway with a few extras to ensure that it’s the perfect one for the one you love, consider these suggestions. There are so many wonderful add-ons offered by DINE inns, we’ll make this a three part series, starting with inns in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Please note: Covid restrictions and state by state safety guidance may impact the delivery and/or ingredients of this package for the short run. Be sure to call to ask if you have any questions.
In New Hampshire
Tastings at the Chesterfield Inn
Consider adding the Taste of the Region package to your stay if you’re traveling with a fervent foodie. A gift bag with many of the signature flavors of the region can be included in your stay.
This is the perfect way to support local while treating yourself to some fun and fresh goodies including:
- Butternut Mountain Farm Maple Syrup
- Grafton Cheddar Cheese
- Tavernier Chocolate
- Copper Cannon Maple Rum
- And more!
Simply add $75 to your stay for this package.
And if your travel partner is a dedicated chocoholic, the Chesterfield Inn has you covered. The Death by Chocolate package will surely leave an indelible and great memory! It includes:
- A half dozen chocolate covered strawberries
- A box of 4 Burdick’s chocolate mice
- Chocolate covered Oreos from Ye Goodie Shoppe
- A Chesterfield Inn mug with all of the fixings for Burdick’s sinfully good hot chocolate
$95 plus the cost of your room.
Are you in need of some complete rest and relaxation? Create your own spa getaway package from the Manor’s new Spa Menu. For some pampering from head to toe, consider the Afternoon Delight package including:
- Manor Signature Massage
-Aromatherapy Paraffin Hand Treatment
– Aromatherapy Paraffin Foot Treatment
– Spa Lunch
Add on $150 per person for this package. Other spa packages and treatments are also available to add on.
Vermont Beer tastings at Grafton Inn
Renowned for the amazing selection of craft beers, no trip to a Vermont inn is complete without a selection of beer tastings. No need to even leave your room with the Vermont Brewed Beer add on at the Grafton Inn. Order this and when you arrive to your room, you’ll find a selection of six locally crafted Vermont Brewed beers on ice. It’s $30 plus 10% tax and 20% gratuity. Click here for a suggested driving tour of some of Vermont’s breweries, distilleries and tasting rooms, offering curbside pick up. Then finish the day off at the Grafton Inn’s Phelps Barn Pub for a changing selection of Vermont craft beers on top or in bottles.
If beer’s not your thing, you can also opt for a bottle of the house red or white starting at $29 or reserve a specific favorite off the wine list to be waiting in your room.
Both of these make a lovely accompaniment to the complimentary Grafton Cheese Co sampling with crackers that you’ll find in your room when you arrive.
Champagne picnic at Rabbit Hill Inn
Are you coming to the Rabbit Hill Inn for a celebration vacation? Maybe it’s just time for a romantic getaway. No matter what the reason, add on a champagne picnic and make your escape truly memorable. You’ll be sent off for a fabulous afternoon with a blanket, a list of the innkeepers’ favorite romantic picnic spots and a returnable chock-full picnic basket. Inside you will find a demi of chilled fine champagne, bottled water, and a hearty lunch for two including cheese and crackers, sandwiches on homemade focaccia bread, fresh fruit, and for dessert, one or two of Phyllis’s homemade sweets. Please order one day in advance to prepare your picnic. It’s an $85.00 ad-on to your stay.
The Rabbit Hill Inn has created a wide range of romantic and honeymoon packages and special enhancements. If you love the idea of a romantic picnic, you might also consider the inn’s “Just Us” celebration, left in your room to surprise the one you love upon return!
In the next few weeks, we’ll go over unique add-ons for the inns in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. Don’t forget to reserve the enhancements to your stay in plenty of advance time, so arrangements can be made to make them perfect. Why not reserve extras when you book your room? Finally, don’t forget to book directly with the inn when you make your reservation.
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic