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

Mother's Day greetingIn Part I of our series on how to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we offered ideas from four of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  This week, we’ll fill in the full nine fine ways to tell Mom how much she means to you with five more DINE inns. We know you’re looking for meaningful ways to tell Mom that you love her; why not make a gift of getaway this year? All of the DINE inns offer special packages and enhancements that will tell that special woman in  your life how much she means. Whether she’s Mom, Sweetie or Grandma, give Mom a gift of complete pampering this Mother’s Day with a getaway to any of the DINE inns.

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

At Grafton Inn:

Grafton Inn Cricketers buildingSometimes Mom needs the kind of getaway where she can let loose and laugh with her gal pals and fellow Moms.  The Grafton Inn offers the ideal place to give Moms just the break they need, staying in cottages created to offer lodging for groups.  Tell Mom to grab as many gal pals and Moms as she wants to invite, then reserve one of the many houses or suites at the Inn.  Join other in with the other families of Mom’s friends to treat them to a Girlfriends Getaway,. She can leave breakfast up to the inn – she chooses what she wants from the menu and there are no dishes to do afterward.

At Captain’s House Inn:

Tea time at Captain's House InnIf the Mom you celebrate this Mother’s Day is a mother-to-be, consider the Babymoon Package at Captain’s House Inn.  You’ll combine a getaway to a beautiful Chatham inn on Cape Cod with sparkling beverages and special pregnancy pillows to use.  One of the highlights of any stay here is the fabulous Captain’s House Inn afternoon tea. She’ll love relaxing with a pot of tea served in one of the unique teapots from the inn’s collection and enjoying afternoon refreshments. Add in the couple’s massage, a late check out, a complimentary room upgrade (if available), beautifully served breakfast each morning, and Mom-to-be will definitely feel special.  The package is $395 plus the cost of the room.

At Inn at English Meadows:

Culinary class at Inn at English MeadowsDoes Mom love to cook and entertain? The Maine Culinary Vacation Package offered at the Inn at English Meadows may be the perfect way to celebrate your Mom, the family chef.  She’ll enjoy the chance to explore Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s top vacation destinations. Set up Mom to stay two or more nights in one of the inn’s King or Queen guest rooms, and then during the late afternoon of her second day, she’ll experience a private, hands-on cooking class in the inn’s gourmet kitchen with a local Chef. During her class, she’ll be treated to an artisanal cheese plate and a bottle of wine selected to complement her meal. After working with the chef to prepare and artfully plate her meal, you’ll enjoy a private dining experience in the inn’s spacious dining room.  The package also includes an English Meadows signature chef’s apron or a pair of hand crafted Deneen pottery English Meadows coffee mugs. The price of the package is $250 / person + room, tax and gratuity. Minimum 2 guests. Maximum 6 guests. Be sure to call the Inn to confirm the chef’s availability before adding this package to her stay.

At Chesterfield Inn:

Private dining at Chesterfield InnIf you didn’t bring Mom breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, fear not – you can still ensure she’s treated to one along with a getaway to Chesterfield Inn.  Privacy is what it’s all about here, and if its breakfast in bed she wants, simply order your Chesterfield Inn breakfast to be delivered the night before, and it’ll be delivered when she’s ready the next morning.  For some extra special pampering and complete privacy, Mom can enjoy breakfast or dinner in the privacy of her suite or patio overlooking the meadow filled with wildflowers behind the inn.

At Inn at Harbor Hill Marina:

waterfront rooms at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaPerhaps Mom prefers a harbor side vacation.  Treat her to the Relax & Recharge Package at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, and she’ll have everything she needs for a totally tranquil vacation.  Best of all, she’ll take home her Mother’s Day gift with her, because this package includes the inn’s signature robes, slippers and coffee mugs too.  She’ll enjoy sitting on her personal balcony overlooking the marina and Niantic Bay while sipping on coffee from her mugs and totally relaxing.  Of course, her stay at the inn also includes a sumptuous breakfast and afternoon treats too – all made for her with no muss or fuss to get ready or clean up.  Isn’t that what Mom deserves?

Don’t forget, each of the Distinctive Inns of New England also offer gift certificates.  This Mother’s Day, give the gift of getaway to any of the DINE inns or pick a package from our list of great ideas in Part I and Part II of this series.

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 Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod

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