We’re returning to offer ideas for add-ons and enhancements to make your trip to the ten Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) memorable. We started with ideas for inns in Maine and New Hampshire. Last week, we covered fabulous ideas for making the most memorable getaway at member inns in Maine and Connecticut. This week we will cover some ideas for additions to your vacations at DINE member inns in Massachusetts. Of course, every romantic getaway to our New England inns is filled with memories and amenities. Yet, after months and months of quarantine and confinement from the pandemic, we’re thinking you just might be looking for that extra special way to get back into travel. Here are some sweet ideas for enhancing your getaway to Massachusetts inns, especially if your travel partner loves chocolate.
Sweet sloops at Harbor Light Inn
Every getaway to the Harbor Light Inn is as sweet as it gets. This Marblehead, MA inn offers everything you can be looking for, complete with an in-ground pool, cozy tavern, two parlors, and an amazing breakfast to start the day. Yet, if you want to make it extra sweet, order a bag of Sweet Sloops to be waiting in your room. Harbor Sweets chocolates are made locally, right next door in Salem. Harbor Sweets signature Sweet Sloops are sailboat shaped almond buttercrunch toffee covered in dark & white chocolate. Please be sure to give the innkeepers at least five days notice for this sweet treat to be waiting for you. Simply add $10.95 to your room charges. And if you need a little more chocolatey assortment, consider the Harbor Sweets Gift Assortment Box with 20 pieces of these delicious chocolates in your room for $21.50 added to the room charge (again, please be sure to give five days notice).
Chocolate covered strawberries at Deerfield Inn
Stay at Deerfield Inn, surrounded by Historic Deerfield’s living history museum and steeped in tradition, and you’ll enjoy both colonial history re-lived and modern amenities at the Deerfield Inn. For outdoor lovers, this part of Massachusetts is filled with rafting, hiking and walking trails too. When you return from a day of leisure and learning, consider adding a plate of eight fresh strawberries (from local farms when in season) dipped in chocolate. To make it extra special, you can also add-on a bottle of your favorite bubbly or house wine, flowers or other enhancements too. This sounds like a great way to celebrate a proposal or a romantic day in Massachusetts. Strawberries are an additional $25 plus the room charge. Bubbly varies depending upon order. Please offer a week’s notice for this add-on.
Romantic packages at Captain’s House Inn
A vacation to Chatham/Cape Cod’s Captain’s House Inn is filled with indulgence and plenty of extras like afternoon tea and sumptuous breakfasts. Yet, to really wow your travel partner, consider one of their romantic packages for additional pampering. Surprise your travel partner with a beautifully prepared cheese and fruit board, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a bottle of Cava Brut by ordering the Romantic Package add on for $65. If you want, you can upgrade to the Captain’s House Inn’s Deluxe Romantic Package, which includes a bottle of Louis Roederer Bruit Premier for $95. To send your Massachusetts romantic getaway over the moon, why not splurge on the Luxury Romantic Package, which includes a cheese and fruit board, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of Louis Roederer Bruit Premier, a flower arrangement, and a late check out at12 pm for an additional $150. Please be sure to arrange for your romantic package at the time of booking.
We’ve now covered some great ideas for add-ons and enhancements to your escapes to DINE country. Each DINE member inns offers plenty more offerings too. Be sure to check for specials and packages when you book directly with each of the DINE inns.
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