Look what’s in store for the summer at DINE inns

Now that the calendar has officially turned to summer, you can move into vacation mode and start planning for your summer romantic escapeTwelve Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await with everything from drinks on the porch to … Read more

Don’t miss these summer attractions at Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island inns

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnLast week we blogged about some of the many attractions near DINE inns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This week, as we turn yet another calendar page we realize there’s about a month left of summer.  That’s 30 days of … Read more

Summer 2016: Time for a Distinctive Inns road trip

Road trip graphiAccording to all the travel pundits, 2016 is supposed to be the year of the road trip, perfect timing for romantic New England getaways and outdoor exploration.  The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are excited to learn … Read more

Find your bucket list adventure in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Moonrise over Niantic BayThis is the last in our series about finding bucket list adventure in DINE country.  Over the past few weeks we’ve presented the ultimate bucket list ideas for fun and adventure at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New Read more

Bucket list summer adventures at Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts

Jane Howard, at Deerfield InnIt may still be spring, but summer travel is increasingly on everyone’s minds.  With lower gas prices and warmer temps already underway in the six New England states, travelers are looking toward New England summer vacations. The 12 Distinctive Inns Read more

Hot Deals and other packages from Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Drinks on the patio at Chesterfield InnAsk any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers, and they’ll tell you that travelers love packages.  By bundling meals and entertainment/adventure together, DINE inns create almost the same offerings as an all-inclusive New England resort.  Packages … Read more

Distinctive holiday décor at distinctive inns

Christmas tree at Grafton Inn, VermontWhen it comes to holiday decorating the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have all the bases covered. The holiday décor is as distinctive as the inns themselves as pine boughs, red ribbons, and pine trees fill the inns with … Read more

Electric car owners get charged at DINE properties

Tesla owner charges car at Gateways Inn

Dan, from the Boston area, charges is car at the Gateways Inn & Restaurant recently.

As Tesla and other electric cars gain popularity, the need grows for a network of charging stations throughout the U.S. No one is more concerned … Read more

Not Your Grandma’s House

Privacy Sign at Captain's House InnAs we hit January 1st each year suddenly all intentions are on the table.  New Year’s resolutions are rampant at this time of year and even the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will not be left out when … Read more

Five Reasons to Dodge Distinctive Inns

We know that inns and B&Bs are not for everyone.  Some people choose to stay in other kinds of accommodations because they’d rather sleep in a tent or in a bunk.  Others choose hotels because that’s where the conference is.  … Read more

What’s your Travel Effect?

The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to reverse that thinking and to prove that the travel experience actually does have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect campaign is working hard to prove through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel. We at Distinctive Inns of New England support the #TravelEffect campaign. The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England have seen first hand the truth behind the "hidden" health benefits that travel can have on us all.

Introducing itineraries starting with two original historic inns

We're planning to introduce a new series of itineraries on the DINE blog. Knowing that a visit to one DINE property is wonderful, we can only imagine how guests will feel about visiting two, three or even four of the Distinctive Inns of New England. To make it easier, we plan to create a number of itineraries in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned to the blog for ideas for your DINE escapes organized by location, like our Coastal Route, or themes such as historic, culinary and more.

Red Chair Travels to New Hampshire and Connecticut

As the DINE blog readers know, the Red Chair has been making its way on a journey to all the New England states.  Along the way, the Red Chair will stop at all eleven DINE member inns.  It started … Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England put hunger to bed with No Hunger Games Packages

Rejoice Katniss and Peeta. While the Capital might have its version of the Hunger Games, our ten districts are dedicated to insuring that hunger is as far from its guests and the community’s mind as survival is at the forefront … Read more

Resolve to DINE more often in 2012

Right about now is the time of year that resolutions start forming.  Being travelers, chances are taking more trips to New England country inns is high on your list.  Do a search for popular resolutions and you’ll find the same … Read more