Recipes for a Perfect Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bedMom’s special day is coming up.  Doesn’t she deserve the best, starting with breakfast in bed! We’ve scoured the recipe files from the kitchens of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and offer a variety of great ideas for Mom’s … Read more

The Faces of DINE

Brian ShieldsRecently, the members of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) met for their semi-annual meeting. These meetings rotate between the nine inn members, and this one was held at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  DINE meetings offer … Read more

Three DINE recipes adapted for the perfect St Paddy’s Day treat

Green heart cookiesSt Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and with that comes some tasty treats from the kitchens of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  In keeping with our acronym, the innkeepers at DINE love to offer up special … Read more

Ideas for winter fun at Captain’s House Inn, Deerfield Inn, Manor on Golden and Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

Spa packages at Manor On Golden PondWe’re winding up our blog series on five great things to do at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) in the winter with a trifecta of ideas from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut inns.  While there are far more than … 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

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 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

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

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

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

Best spring and summer packages and enhancements from Massachusetts inns

Purple lilacs on a desk at Deerfield InnWith warm weather and May flowers comes the spring itch to travel.  We’ve surveyed the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) for their most popular and well loved packages and enhancements.  Some of the ideas they offered will … Read more

Your guide to saving on DINE spring getaways

Rainbow Falls in NHSpring has sprung and the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to greet you with romantic getaways and culinary adventures. New England inn travel tends to be a little quieter in the spring months, which means it’s … Read more

Nine fine ways to celebrate Mom in DINE country this Mother’s Day – Part II

Mother's Day greetingIn Part I of our series on how to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we offered ideas from four of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  This week, we’ll fill in the full nine fine ways to tell Mom … Read more

Green themed recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from DINE kitchens

 St Patrick's Day dogTis the season for all things green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.  Step aside corned beef and cabbage, your friends at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have other ideas for the day of the leprechaun. We’re all about green … Read more

Perfect date night ideas from inns in Massachusetts – Part III

couple - winterWhile week-long vacations are ideal, sometimes all there’s only time for is a date night. While  24 hours of down time may be quick, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will pack your quick getaway with everything you need … Read more

Nine ways to unplug and find romance at Distinctive Inns of New England

Rabbit Hill Inn, VermontWith Valentine’s Day coming up, couples everywhere are wondering how to create a memorable celebration of love.  We at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) advise the key to celebrating each other is to go unplugged.  Put your auto-responder on … Read more

Muffins and breakfast bread ideas from DINE Kitchens – Part 2

We started our series focused on muffins and breakfast breads last week in Part 1, when we focused on Chesterfield Inn’s Mocha Muffins, Rabbit Hill Inn’s Donut Muffins, juicy peach muffins from Inn at English Meadows and a sumptuous … Read more

DINE inns open the door to 2022

New Year's eve celebrations at DINE innsAs the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) get ready to open the door to a new year.  Perhaps nothing is more evocative of hospitality than a welcoming door to one of ten Read more

Great ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers from DINE kitchens

Thanksgiving foodNeed some ideas for what to do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers? Let Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers offer some recipe advice once the clan grows weary of turkey sandwiches.  From a creative all-the-leftovers-in-one pot idea for Turkey … Read more

DINE inns offer quintessential holiday experiences – Part II – in Massachusetts

Deerfield Inn wreathThe holidays are coming and each of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) offers that perfect traditional New England experience.  DINE innkeepers get calls each day asking where travelers can find that perfect “Hallmark experience.”  Rest assured, Hallmark lovers … Read more