Come sit a spell in DINE country – a pictorial essay

Camden Maine Stay guestroomAs we begin to feel more comfortable to roam and travel to places we love once again, we can’t help but crave those places that bring us comfort, especially at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Wooded hikes, rushing waterfalls, seaside scenes are high on the list as outdoor recreation is high on the list after more than a year of being cooped up.  But at the end of the day, we all want to find a place to sit and “be” at any of the ten DINE inns and to remember the things that really matter in life, along with the people that matter most.  To inspire your next getaway, here’s a pictorial essay of the places where travelers can simply sit and be one with the world at each of the Distinctive Inns of New England.  Our hope is to inspire your next romantic getaway in DINE country!

In Connecticut

Inn at Harbor Hill's beach chairs, towels and coolers

Whether overlooking the dock or on the beach along the Connecticut Shore, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers guests beach passes, beach chairs & towels

In Massachusetts

Table for two at Deerfield Inn

From tiny elopements & a table for two to 100+ person weddings, intimate weddings are a specialty of the Deerfield Inn.

Adirondack Chairs at Captain's House Inn

Spring, summer and fall, come set a spell and enjoy time in Chatham Cape Cod at the Captain’s House Inn.

In-ground swimming pool area with deck chairs and umbrellas.

One of those poolside sun chairs at the Harbor Light Inn definitely has your name on it, right?

 In New Hampshire

Tennis courts - Manor on Golden Pond

Here’s the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink after a game of tennis on the Manor on Golden Pond’s courts.

Chesterfield Inn private dining

Enjoy a very private breakfast or dinner on your own patio right off your room at Chesterfield Inn.

In Maine

Rocking chairs at Inn at English Meadows

Rock your cares away in these fabulous rockers at Inn at English Meadows.

CamdenMaineStay-Garden 2021

Surrounded by the lush gardens at Camden Maine Stay Inn, guests enjoy morning coffee or a quiet afternoon drink in the Adirondack chairs.

In Vermont

Swimming pond at Grafton Inn

The whole family will enjoy cooling off pondside at the Grafton Inn’s fabulous swimming pond this summer.

Snooty Fox Pub at Rabbit Hill Inn

Spring, summer, fall and winter, a seat at the bar in the Rabbit Hill Inn’s cozy Snooty Fox Pub is always a popular place to come “set a spell”

There are so many places in DINE country to enjoy sitting and taking in the fun, the views and the adventure.  You’ll have to simply book your own getaway and then share your photos on the DINE social media pages.

Don’t forget, when you reserve your stay, don’t forget to book directly with the inn for the best rates and availability.

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

In 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