The first half of 2020 is behind us and its been one for the record books. A history making pandemic has led to the largest drop in GDP in the history of our country. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost, … Read more
We’re all spending more time in the kitchen as we’ve hunkered down during the Coronavirus pandemic. Try to find flour on the grocery store shelves – it’s right up there in value with toilet paper and has been conspicuously missing … Read more
While re-opening dates vary from state to state throughout New England, soon the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be allowed to welcome guests back. During the initial stages of re-opening, state-ordered limitations will be strict, creating a new … Read more
There are famous trios like the three musketeers, Ghost Busters, and Snap, Crackle and Pop, but when it comes to magic in the kitchen, no other trio holds a candle to the “quad squad” of the Gateways … Read more
As the weather turns from fall to winter, innkeepers at the Distinctive Inns of New England start thinking about hearty breakfast recipes to fuel guests for a day of exploring New England hillsides and beaches. While the tradition of baking … Read more
From time to time, every working traveler has muttered that works sucks. When you’d rather be traveling, work really can suck. And for those who are not the boss, it’s not uncommon that the boss sucks from time to time … Read more
As 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
Recently CountryLiving.com posted a story about six reasons to never stay at a B&B. The author criticized, grumbled and moaned about the small queen bed, breakfast that wasn’t served at the time she wanted and “grandma’s décor”, … Read more
With so many lodging choices for travelers, the lines have blurred between all the options. And it’s no wonder. Hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Knights Inn and Mictrotel Inns call themselves inns, but they’re not. A shared room in someone’s … Read more
Last week we introduced our newest campaign, #Notyourgrandmashouse. It’s an effort to show those who’ve never been to a B&B that today’s inns are not filled with old, uncomfortable antiques, lace covered bureaus and no, you won’t have to … Read more
As we move closer and closer to the first day of summer, we wanted to share some tidbits of news from the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England. From new and blooming gardens to renovated guest rooms, entertainments and a significant birthday here and there, there's plenty of news to tell. For those seeking the perfect romantic New England vacation destination this summer or just a little getaway, the Distinctive Inns of New England are ready and waiting with welcoming hospitality and some new offerings to go with it!
We're on a recipe roll in the DINE blog. In last week’s blog posting, we created a compendium of links to recipes featured from DINE innkeepers. This week we’ll continue our focus on food with a spotlight on one of the healthiest ingredients you can find – ginger. Good for what ails your stomach and offering strong anti-inflammatory compounds, many of the 11 DINE member inns offer wonderful recipes featuring this power-packed ingredient. That means even if it is sweet and yummy, you can feel good about eating ginger treats at any of the 11 DINE member inns.