There’s nothing better than home for the holidays, unless of course that involves sleepless nights sharing the sofa with Mom and Dad’s cat. Instead, let the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) be home away from home. Spend all the time you want celebrating with the family, then return to one of the 10 DINE inns and leave the furballs behind. If the anticipation of sleepless nights on the pull out couch…or worse yet blow up mattress… is not putting visions of sugarplums in your head, simply book a stay over the holidays at your favorite DINE inn. No need to lose sleep coming up with ways to explain the dark circles under your eyes over the holidaze. There’s surely still plenty of room at your favorite DINE inn.
Consider these five reasons a DINE inn is the better way to stay this holiday season.
DINE walls won’t talk: Everyone needs time to process that insensitive comment from the sister-in-law, crazy Aunt Helen’s antics or the re-gifting of the ugly sweater you gave your brother last year. This year, retreat to a quiet DINE inn where you can rehash all the family fun with your spouse later in the evening. What’s said at DINE stays in a DINE inn.
There’s a place for your stuff: If one of your pet peeves is no room for the toilet kit in the bathroom you share with the whole family, book a holiday stay at your favorite DINE inn close to the family home, and you’ll have a private bath all to yourself. Best of all, you don’t even have to put the toilet seat down if you don’t want to!
Start the day out with a hot breakfast: Step aside Raisin Bran. It may be okay for Mom and Dad, but over the holidays you want something besides the eat-on-the-run breakfast you’re used to at home. A hearty, homecooked and beautifully presented breakfast is one of the best parts about a DINE stay. Treat yourself this holiday season.
Holiday hospitality: The holidays can take their toll on Mom and Dad, especially when company is staying throughout the house. Check into a nearby DINE inn and you’ll be greeted with a smile from an innkeeper who’s happy to carry your baggage, not than remind you of it.
Leave the bed making to us: You won’t have to get up, fold up the bed and leave it to Mom’s specs for the family to sit on. Leave the bed making to your innkeeper and spend your holiday making holiday memories not beds.
Book your Christmas stay at your favorite DINE inn. Online booking makes it easy, but be sure to book directly with the inn, avoiding all third party sites. That way you’ll get the best price and availability.
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic