Picture yourself at the perfect DINE summer getaway

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnWhile 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

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Room 3F

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

Pond at Rabbit Hill Inn

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?

Swimming pond at Grafton Inn

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

Guests on the porch at Deerfield Inn

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.

Gardens at Captain's House Inn

Explore Cape Cod after breakfast on the patio, surrounded by gardens at Captain’s House Inn on Cape Cod in Chatham, MA.

In-ground swimming pool area with deck chairs and umbrellas.

After exploring Marblehead and nearby Salem, relax with a favorite drink by the pool at Harbor Light Inn.

Then on to New Hampshire Inns

drinks at Chesterfield Inn

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.

View of Squam Lake near Manor On Golden Pond

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

English meadows patio in the summer

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.

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

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