Ideas for New England winter fun at New Hampshire inns

Chesterfield Inn snow and winterWinter is certainly here in full force this week at Distinctive Inns of New England.  After weeks of above normal temps, the Polar Vortex has descended. Old Man Winter is finally here and the best way to embrace it is … Read more

Ideas for value-filled winter fun at New England inns

couple - winterWinter has finally arrived in New England and the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers are officially stoked for some winter fun.   The nine DINE inns offer everything from skiing and riding to sleigh rides, winter hiking, skating and … Read more

A new year’s resolution you’ll want to keep: DINE even more in 2023

making resolutions in 2017Did you make a resolution on January 1st and are finding your determination waning right about now? The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are here to rescue your resolution resolve. Throw out those old notions of “shoulds” and … Read more

The DINE mantra for 2023: Kindness

Innkeepers are kind to guestsKindness does not come as a new concept to the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). In fact, the nine DINE innkeepers are among the most kind-hearted people you’ll ever meet. Recall the Tea & Sympathy story on … Read more

In 2023 opt for experiences not more stuff

New year fresh startRecently, an article on WellnessMama.com appeared and really got us thinking here at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). It was shocking to read all the statistics about how much stuff people in America  have and accumulate. We at the … Read more

A virtual tour of holiday decorations at DINE inns – Part II – Massachusetts inns

Captain's House Inn's Tea themed treeThe halls are all decked, the stockings are hung by the fire with care, and the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are preparing for a white Christmas. Book a holiday stay at any of the nine DINE Read more

Holiday festivities & specials in DINE country – Part III, Vermont festivals and packages

holiday on tree at Rabbit Hill InnIt’s tough to find two more quintessentially New England towns than Grafton and Lower Waterford, VT, and when it comes to a Norman Rockwell inspired New England holiday towns, these are two very special places.  We continue our blog series … Read more

Holiday festivities & specials in DINE country – Part II, NH festivals and packages

Photo of holiday tree at Chesterfield InnWith snow falling in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont as we write this, we can’t help but think it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) want to let you in … Read more

Holiday festivities in DINE country – Part I, Massachusetts holiday events

Nautical Santa at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaHoliday shopping season may have started before Thanksgiving, but what we like to call the Harvest to Holidays time of year is getting underway now.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) embrace the holiday season with beautiful décor, festive … Read more

Travel trends of 2022 and beyond – Are you a “redefined traveler”?

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelThe pandemic put a kibosh on travel, and we all know the relief among travelers once they felt free to roam once again. While Covid still remains a concern among travelers, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will testify … Read more

Five gift ideas to take home from your DINE getaway

gift giving coupleLike it or not, we’re already on the countdown to the holidays.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are preparing to help guests celebrate this year with beautifully decorated inns, plenty of fanfare and some great gift ideas to … Read more

Fall recipes leaving you asking “Cran I please have more”

Apple cranberry crisp recipe - pixabay photoFall is in full color in and around the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Our nine member inns are replete in the harvest hues of orange, red and gold.  Throughout DINE country, guests are enjoying the beautiful scenery … Read more

Five great reasons for a fall getaway to DINE country

Pumpkins and Mums - Inn English MeadowsThroughout Northern New England, fall is in the air.  Even in the southern parts of the region, crisp er mornings offer a keen reminder that the most colorful season of the year is on its way.  Distinctive Inns of New Read more

When will the leaves turn and the snow fall in DINE country in 2022-23?

Phelps Barn, Grafton InnDistinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers wish they had a nickel for each time they’re asked, “What day will the leaves turn?.” The innkeepers of these nine beautiful inns wish even more that they had the answer. Each year … Read more

DINE inns still the best choice in a pandemic world – here’s why

Travel quoteThe worst of the Covid 19 pandemic is hopefully behind us with the introduction of vaccines and boosters for all above 6-months old. Travelers have returned to the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) with a thirst for getaways that … Read more

Scrumptious Summer Salads from Distinctive Inns of New England kitchens

Summer has officially arrived, and with it will come those glorious warm summer days and wonderful New England inn getaways.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are getting ready to serve fresh salads on their menus.  From fruit-filled … Read more

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 … Read more

Don’t forget to pack these items for the perfect DINE getaway

Packing quoteWhile we think that every getaway to the Distinctive Inns of New England is as perfect as it can be, these five essential items will ensure that you have everything you could ever need. Just like your affection for your … Read more

Let’s get sauced! Sauce and relish recipes just in time for grilling season

grillingMemorial Day unofficially kicks off the beginning of grilling season, and the Distinctive Inns of New England want you to be ready with some fabulous grilling sauces and relishes.  While nothing beats the sauces and relishes straight from the kitchens … Read more

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 … Read more