Welcome to the season of color surrounding the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Few sights rival the hills that surround the lakes and beaches that serve as the backdrop for our nine DINE member inns. Fall in New England is in full force and the Vermont vistas, New Hampshire mountain views and Massachusetts seaside and mountain towns are alive in color. For those still clinging to warmer weather, our southern inns on Cape Cod and the Connecticut shore offer up the last vestiges of ocean or beach getaways. Your New England getaway is enhanced at many of the DINE inns with special packages. Here are a few New England inn getaway packages to plan around in the upcoming weeks and holiday months.
At the Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT
Book the Relax, Dine and Stay package on special dates in November, December or January and enjoy two nights of lodging in rooms of your choice at the Grafton Inn, plus a $100 dining credit that may be used at the popular 1801 Tavern or Phelps Barn Pub. Taxes, service and resort fees are included, however the dining gratuity is not. This package is available on the following select dates: November 18th/19th, December 9th/10th and January 27th/28th. This offer is based on double occupancy for a two-night stay for $659 for a Queen or King Room and $699 for a Tavern or Village Presidential Suite. Note: No other offers or specials apply. Reservations can be made directly with the Inn online or by calling 802-843-2248.
At the Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA
Located within an easy drive of Salem, MA, the Harbor Light Inn is also Halloween Central for all those seeking the hallow-hysteria of witches, goblins and spooky fun. Yet in addition, October is also the month to celebrate all things beer, and the Harbor Light Inn’s Oktober Fest package is one way to beer all! Suds up, at Harbor Light Inn; it’s time to celebrate with ice-cold beers, delicious cheeses, meats, and more. Ask for the Oktober Fest package when you book your reservation and assorted local beers (4) will be waiting on ice in your room along with a cheese and Charcuterie Plate for two when you arrive. This add-on package is $36 in addition to your room stay, and available throughout October.
Seasonal events and add-ons at Deerfield Inn and Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern, Historic Deerfield, MA
Every night is a special night at the Deerfield Inn and Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern. In addition, weekly dining specials are there to enhance your stay. Monday nights are $16 Pizza Nights with your choice of toppings. Tuesday nights are $16 burger nights, with a Black Angus beef burger or veggie burger with and aplenty of yummy toppings to add. Wednesdays are oyster nights from 4pm to when they run out, and Friday is Prime Rib with mashed potato night!
In addition, look forward to hayrides on October 29th and 30th, from noon to 3:00pm. These private 30-minute wagon rides are offered by Clay Hill Farm on Old Main Street in Historic Deerfield. The cost is $60 for up to 4 people and $5 for each additional person up to 8. Reservations are strongly suggested to guarantee your time. Payment is taken at time of booking.
Halloween isn’t complete without attending the Deerfield Inn’s fabulous spooky events. On October 30th from 11:30-1:00pm, it’s the Witches’ Ball, perfect for kids who love a little Halloween hilarity. There’ll be live kid’s music and Halloween treats, not to mention a special Halloween menu. The cost is $15 for kids and $20 for adults.
Then on Halloween, from 11:30am-9:00pm, eat drink and be scary with costumes, fun Halloween menu, special concoctions from the bar and the chance to vote on your favorite decorated pumpkin.
Be sure to reserve in advance for all of Deerfield Inn’s events and special nights. Simply call 413-774-5587 to reserve or book a package online at www.DeerfieldInn.com.
We’ll highlight additional fall packages in upcoming blog postings. Meanwhile, it’s still the perfect time to take in this year’s spectacular fall colors by planning a romantic getaway to your favorite DINE inn. Skip the online booking engines and book directly with our inns for the best availability and prices.
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.