Nine fine ways to celebrate Mom in DINE country this Mother’s Day – Part I

I love MomShe brought you into the world and she’s there for the kids. This Mother’s Day, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) offer up nine great ideas to celebrate the lady that’s there for you and your family 365 days a year.  Whether she’s the grandmother of your kids, the mother-in-law to you or the hero for your 2-year-old, once a year Mom deserves more than a quick kiss good morning and good night.  She loves what she does for her family, but at the same time, it’s not without plenty of energy and sometimes sacrifice that she dedicates so much energy to the family.  This year, treat your dedicated Mom to DINE.  Whether it’s a dinner, romantic getaway, girlfriends getaways, spa packages or all of those combined, Mom deserves a romantic escape to one of the nine Distinctive Inns of New England.   It’s not too early to start planning for Mother’s Day 2022.  Mom’s the one who keeps the family calendar and if a trip to DINE country is going to be on the list, she’ll need to be sure to schedule that inn (pun intended!)

Here are the first four of nine fine ideas for ways to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day:

Green Goblins at Deerfield InnShe ensures you and the kids don’t go to bed hungry; treat her to dinner and a night all for herself at the Deerfield Inn.  She’ll enjoy the freshest locally sourced cuisine at Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern, then return to a beautifully appointed room to soak in the tub or enjoy a movie from the inn’s library, all totally uninterrupted.  Make it extra special with enhancements like fresh flowers or chocolate covered strawberries, all for her to enjoy in pampered peace.

Mom offers her loving touch to everyone else, why not treat her to the Loving Touch package at Rabbit Hill Inn this Mother’s Day. She’ll arrive either with you or for a blissful Mom-only vacation by herself with no demands on her time and receive a dozen red roses in a vase arrangement, a chilled bottle of Taittingers Domaine Carneros Napa Brut champagne and fine chocolates upon arrival. The package is $205 plus the cost of the room, and innkeepers here do all the shopping and prep for you.  You just have to make sure Mom shows up on the day(s) reserved. Best of all, this trip wraps her gifts with a getaway all in one.

Spa treatment - pexels photoRelive Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn’s classic romance On Golden Pond with your own version of classic romance at Manor On Golden Pond. Treat Mom to any of the inn’s extensive spa packages.  Choose from a variety of massages to Aromatherapy Paraffin Foot or Hand Treatments, or better yet, let her pick her own pampering. Add in candlelight dinner, a fire in her private wood burning fireplace and a bubbly bath in the whirlpool  tub, and you have the ideal way to relive the romance or treat Mom to a peaceful getaway the On Golden Pond way.

Marblehead, MA Old TownCombine a Mother’s Day gift with a getaway to the Harbor Light Inn with the Welcome to Marblehead Gift Basket Package. Mom will arrive to her beautifully appointed room to find a gift basket brimming with Grafton Village 2 Year Cheddar, Busseto Salami & Crostini Crackers, a Marblehead Dish Towel, a Marblehead Notepad and two Commemorative Harbor Light Inn Coffee Mugs.  After arriving, she can indulge with an afternoon of exploring the eclectic boutiques and restaurants in the lovely harbor town of Marblehead, MA. This package is $80 plus the cost of the room and must be reserved more than 48 hours prior to arrival.  Let the innkeepers here do all the shopping and wrapping for a gift of getaway that Mom will just love.

For additional ideas for Mother’s Day, tune into the DINE blog next week for Part II and ideas from the rest of the Distinctive Inns of New England.

Visit to find hundreds more ways to make Mother’s Day special for that special Mom in your life.  Don’t forget to book directly with the inn and offer plenty of notice for the packages where innkeepers do all your shopping for you.

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:  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