Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of DINE country

Hearts on the beachWith story after story of breaking news hitting us with tragedy and heartbreak this week, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) want to offer some solace to those suffering through so much bad news. It’s easy to lose track of the good in the world when so much anguish surrounds us. At such times, we know we have to hang on to hope.  The beauty of nature and the seasons surrounds the inns in DINE country. Now more than ever, take hold of Mother Earth’s beauty and breathe. Allow us to lift your hearts with the simple splendor that surrounds the nine DINE inns. The Distinctive Inns of New England take you on this armchair tour to offer solace and to remind us all that even in the midst of misfortune and tragedy, there is still beauty that surrounds the inns of New England.

Cape Cod’s beaches and historic inns offer just the peaceful respite we all need to refresh and regroup. From seaside to gardenside, the Captain’s House Inn is an ideal place to relax and recharge.

Captain's House Inn, Chatham, Cape Cod

Sometimes it’s the gardens that help us remember that beauty surrounds us at the Captain’s House Inn.

Also in Massachusetts, the flag that flies in front of Marblehead’s Harbor Light Inn reminds us that no matter what, we live in a country where freedom reigns. There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of the flag that flies every day here.

Harbor Light Inn door

The warm lights and the flag that flies at the Harbor Light Inn helps to remind us that we live and can vacation in a beautiful place.

Surrounded by both history and the grandeur of the Berkshire Mountains and Western Massachusetts, the Deerfield Inn offers a respite featuring comfort food and comfortable lodging.

Deerfield Inn wreath

Sometimes it’s as simple as a welcome sign adorned with nature’s bounty at Deerfield Inn that offers warmth and hope.

Moving on to Maine, we remind you that often you don’t have to look beyond the walls and back yard of the Inn at English Meadows to find solace.

Heart wreath at Inn at English Meadows

The simple reminder that love surrounds us is found at Inn at English Meadows

autumn scene with a patio table and chairs with a bottle of wine and two glasses, set beside a red burning bush.

Sometimes beauty comes from that special private place to sit and breathe at the Inn at English Meadows.

The seasons they go round and round at Chesterfield Inn. The same beauty changes colors and moods from one season to the next.

Chesterfield inn pond

Come springtime, the pond at the Chesterfield Inn is filled with beautiful white flowers to remind us that warmer days are ahead.

fall foliage around Chesterfield Inn

In the fall, the Chesterfield Inn’s pond offers gorgeous fall colors and beckons for guests to stop to admire its beauty.

Lakes and mountains combine to offer the perfect place to find balance at the Manor On Golden Pond.

Manor on Golden Pond - spring

That perfect time of day when the sun casts the most beautiful light often inspires guests at the Manor on Golden Pond.

The southern most member of the Distinctive Inns of New England is the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  Here it’s the lure of the sea and the sound of calming swells that help to remind guests that it’s a beautiful world we live in.

Aerial view of Marina at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

The waterfront view from the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers a sense of calm.

Porch overlooking a green lawn facing out to harbor and boats.

It’s amazing what a rocking chair will do for the soul. The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina’s rockers are the perfect way to start, enjoy and end the day.

Last, but definitely not least, Vermont’s DINE member inns’ natural allure change significantly with the seasons. Each time of year offers its own sense of peace to residents and those who visit.

Rabbit Hill Inn winter scene

The alpen glow over the mountains against a white steepled church and the Rabbit Hill Inn at dusk offers a sense of calm in the winter.

Rabbit Hill Inn couple

And sometimes guests find that sense of solace in the flicker of the flames and a strong shoulder to lean on at Rabbit Hill Inn.

And finally, the bucolic Village of Grafton offers a sense of the simplicity of yesteryear that history often brings. The Grafton Inn fills us with a beauty that preserves the humility of a simpler time in modern day.

Grafton Inn spring flowers

Once again, it’s the green rockers at Grafton Inn that offer that perfect place to simply sit and “be”.

grafton Inn rockers and pumpkins

Spring, summer or fall, these rockers offer a sense of quiet solitude that the Grafton Inn exudes too.

If you’re seeking a way to get away, relax and find peace  once again, consider a getaway to any of the Distinctive Inns of New England. Be sure to book directly with the inn when you make reservations for the best availability, service and rates.

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

In Maine:  Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport