Sweet treats for Mom on Mother’s Day from DINE

Mothers Day - daughter hugging her mother.She says she’s got everything she could ever want, so what do you give to Mom for Mother’s Day?  Last week we wrote about the gift of getaway to any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE), a … Read more “Sweet treats for Mom on Mother’s Day from DINE”

The one thing Mom really wants for Mother’s Day – B&B getaways

She’s the most important person in the world – to you and to your kids. Whether you’re her soul mate and she’s the mother of your children, or you’re lucky enough to be one of her kids, you want to … Read more “The one thing Mom really wants for Mother’s Day – B&B getaways”

Elopements, Small Weddings & Recommitments at New England Inns, Part V – Connecticut

waterfront weddings at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaWe’ve had fun exploring the options for elopements, small weddings and recommitment ceremonies at New England inns in our Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) blog series.  This is the final chapter in the series.  After offering some great options … Read more “Elopements, Small Weddings & Recommitments at New England Inns, Part V – Connecticut”

Elopements, Small Weddings & Recommitments at New England Inns, Part IV – Maine

couple walking on the beachWe continue our series on elopements, small weddings and recommitment ceremonies at New England Inns with ideas from Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) members in Maine.  For those seeking a beautiful coastal Maine town and inn, both the Captain Read more “Elopements, Small Weddings & Recommitments at New England Inns, Part IV – Maine”

Elopements, Small weddings and recommitments at New England Inns – Part III– New Hampshire

Wedding couple in front of Manor on Golden PondWe started our series of blog stories about elopements, small weddings and recommitments at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) with a story about packages and offerings from inns in Massachusetts.  From there, we wrote about offerings from DINE member … Read more “Elopements, Small weddings and recommitments at New England Inns – Part III– New Hampshire”

Elopements, small weddings & recommitments at New England inns – Part II, Vermont

Wedding carriage at Grafton InnWe started our series about New England elopements, small weddings and recommitment ceremonies last week.  Part I of our series focused entirely on small weddings and elopements in Massachusetts.  Since June will soon be busting out all over with … Read more “Elopements, small weddings & recommitments at New England inns – Part II, Vermont”

Elopements, small weddings & recommitments at New England Inns – Part I, Massachusetts

April, May and June are months when love springs eternal. Elopements and recommitment ceremonies are meant to be small gatherings of those you love most, and spring is a perfect time to celebrate in New England.  A small and intimate … Read more “Elopements, small weddings & recommitments at New England Inns – Part I, Massachusetts”

When is a B&B not a B&B? When it’s an Airbnb

romance at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandMake no mistake about it.  An Airbnb is not a bed and breakfast.  Interestingly, the Airbnb concept chose the name because of all benefits and positive images that B&Bs conjure up.  Yet, beyond the name, there are few similarities between … Read more “When is a B&B not a B&B? When it’s an Airbnb”

Green themed recipes for St. Paddy’s Day

Green Goblins at Deerfield InnAs we approach St. Patrick’s Day in New England, we can’t help but think of all those green-themed recipes being whipped up in the kitchens at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  While our first choice for you on … Read more “Green themed recipes for St. Paddy’s Day”

Three things daylight savings time allows us to do at DINE properties

Reminder to move clocks forward for Daylight Savings TimeDaylight saving time, or DST, starts for 2019 this weekend. Across the country (with a few notable exceptions like Hawaii and Arizona), people will be moving the clocks forward an hour in the quiet hours of the morning on Sunday, … Read more “Three things daylight savings time allows us to do at DINE properties”

Beautiful bountiful breakfasts from Distinctive Inns of New England

This blog was inspired by a recent photo shoot at Grafton Inn in Grafton, Vermont, one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  When reviewing the photos, it occurred to us that even breakfast food can be a … Read more “Beautiful bountiful breakfasts from Distinctive Inns of New England”

Book Direct: It’s the best way to save and get the room you want

Booking a hotel room or inn stay used to be so easy.  You’d pick up the phone and call your favorite member of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Today, with online booking it’s a little harder to know who … Read more “Book Direct: It’s the best way to save and get the room you want”

The Up side of Down time: Vacations are healthy

Vacations are healthy signSome say that the annual #PlanForVacation Day is one of those self-serving holidays created by the Travel Industry to promote sales.  Okay, we’ll there’s surely a little bit of that there, but for years, the U.S. Travel Association has been … Read more “The Up side of Down time: Vacations are healthy”

Thinking outside the box: Small corporate retreats at New England Inns

Meeting at Deerfield InnBy Marti Mayne

This is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart because some of the best meetings I’ve ever been to have been held at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) member inns.  As a former … Read more “Thinking outside the box: Small corporate retreats at New England Inns”

Make 2019 the year of bucket list vacations: Pair adventure and romance with a DINE inn

New year's resolution listJanuary is resolution month.  And the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have solutions for your resolutions.  We’re willing to bet that at least one of your resolutions has to do with more travel, more adventure or perhaps more romance.  … Read more “Make 2019 the year of bucket list vacations: Pair adventure and romance with a DINE inn”

Your guide to ringing in a distinctive 2019 at a DINE inn

Your guide to New Year's Eve at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandNew Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating old and new acquaintances and creating memories to never forget them.  There’s no place better than one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) to ring in the new year … Read more “Your guide to ringing in a distinctive 2019 at a DINE inn”

At last! The 12 Days of Christmas Offers for 2018 from DINE inns

12 Days of Christmas promotional announcementYou’ve made it through Cyber and Black Shopping Weeks, now it’s time for the best deals of all.  For twelve days in a row – from December 1 through December 12th – each of the DINE inns will announce … Read more “At last! The 12 Days of Christmas Offers for 2018 from DINE inns”

Forget Cyber Monday – Distinctive Inns of New England offers 12 Days of Christmas deals

1 Days of Christmas banner for DINE promotionGo ahead, sleep in on Black Friday.  You can relax; no need to worry about finding Cyber Monday offers. When it comes to great deals during the holiday season of savings, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) has 12 days … Read more “Forget Cyber Monday – Distinctive Inns of New England offers 12 Days of Christmas deals”

Pie Recipes: From traditional apple to pie-themed bars and hand pies to DINE on

We’ve entered that food-filled period from harvest to holiday.  This is a foodie’s idea of heaven, and the innkeepers at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are serving up all the wonderful fall-themed foods you can imagine.  When we … Read more “Pie Recipes: From traditional apple to pie-themed bars and hand pies to DINE on”

What the world needs now is love sweet love from innkeepers

What a tumultuous few weeks we’ve had.  Between campaign ads bombarding our airwaves, and the sad news of bombs invading our politicians’ mailboxes and guns infiltrating our places of worship, it feels like there’s no place we can get away … Read more “What the world needs now is love sweet love from innkeepers”