While Memorial Day feels like the unofficial start to summer, the calendar officially turns to summer this week on the longest day of the year, June 21st. The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have also unofficially turned their sights on summer and guests are enjoying romantic getaways and outdoor fun throughout DINE country. Travel pundits report that 2022 will be a record year for summer travel, and just in case you haven’t started planning your summer soiree, the nine DINE inns are here to entice you with some photos to help you picture what’s in store for your next vacay.
Starting on the Connecticut Shore
Imagine this is your private balcony with a view of the marina. The two of you put phones away, enjoy a favorite beverage and relish time together with no distractions. This could be your summer getaway at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, CT.
Moving on to Vermont inns
Escape to the Rabbit Hill Inn’s private gazebo for a pond-side picnic. You’ll find plenty of places for privacy at the Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, VT. Wouldn’t this make a great place for a proposal?
If a family vacation is in the cards for this summer, consider the Grafton Inn in beautiful Grafton, VT. Everyone will enjoy cooling off pond-side at the Grafton Inn’s fabulous swimming pond this summer.
At Massachusetts inns
Spend time on the porch of the Deerfield Inn, watching history be recreated, enjoying a favorite beverage or simply take in the beauty of Historic Deerfield in the heart of the Berkshires.
Explore Cape Cod after breakfast on the patio, surrounded by gardens at Captain’s House Inn on Cape Cod in Chatham, MA.
After exploring Marblehead and nearby Salem, relax with a favorite drink by the pool at Harbor Light Inn.
Then on to New Hampshire Inns
Unwind from a busy week while overlooking the stone patio and meadow beyond at Chesterfield Inn, and drinks are delivered to start your perfect getaway om West Chesterfield, NH.
The hiking in and around Squam Lake draws outdoor lovers to Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, NH. By day, enjoy beautiful vistas from nearby mountaintops and by night, savor delicious dinners in the Van Horn dining room.
Summer fun at a Kennebunkport, Maine inn
Savor a relaxing breakfast on the lovely brick patio at the Inn at English Meadows from spring through fall. It’s also a perfect place to enjoy homemade afternoon refreshments or an adult beverage before dinner in Kennebunkport, ME.
Now that you’ve had an armchair visit through summer getaways at all nine DINE inns, are you ready to hit the road. Be sure to make reservations directly with the DINE inn of your choice for your next getaway.