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

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

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

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

Pumpkins, Halloween and fall fun in DINE country

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina's porchWhile post-Halloween often signals a shift to holiday season, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) continue to celebrate pumpkins, ghosts and fall fun throughout November.  Hayrides, pumpkin patches and Witches Balls give rise to fall food tours, farm stands … Read more

DINE innkeepers share Great Pumpkin decorating tips and recipes

grafton Inn rockers and pumpkinsWhen it comes to fall, it’s not just the brilliant foliage that makes the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) glow. Pumpkins adorn mantles, porches and steps at the 10 DINE inns, along with mums of all colors and … Read more

State by State Guide to Maple Sugaring Celebrations in New England Plus Recipes

Maple syrupMarch is the month for maple syrup making in and around the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and the ten DINE inns invite guests to visit sugar shacks throughout New England. As the days get a little longer and … Read more

Congratulations and farewell to 2 DINE innkeeping couples

With the new year come new innkeepers in the Distinctive Inns of New England‘s (DINE) ranks. We bid a bittersweet farewell to Erik and Sarah Lindblom of the Captain Jefferds Inn and to James and Jill Meyer of the … Read more

Captain’s House Inn: The perfect shop, stay and play getaway in Chatham Cape Cod

Christmas tree in dining room at Captain's House InnAs we careen toward the holidays, a series dedicated to innkeepers’ tips on amazing shopping seems timely. Thus, this is the third in our series about innkeepers’ favorite shopping locations featuring the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  In … Read more

Why you don’t miss your chance to win 12 mini-getaways to Distinctive Inns of New England

Lord Hobo-DINE promotion and Rabbit Hill Inn's Facebook artIf you follow Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) on social media, you’ve been hearing all about the “Crafted in New England” campaign where DINE is giving away the grand prize this week.  It’s big enough that we think … Read more

DINE Inns offer Olympic Level Adventure – Part II

Last week we introduced the world to our own world of adventure and Olympic-level athletic sports at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  In Part I of this series, we talked about everything from Olympic-level trivia and … Read more

Honeymoons & Mini-moons in Massachusetts – It’s all about you. Fourth in the series

bridal couple at Grafton InnToday we’ll continue our series dedicated to combining the perfect honeymoon with Distinctive Inns in Massachusetts.  For those who don’t have time for a full honeymoon, a Massachusetts mini-moon is the perfect answer.  You’ll find four of the 12 Distinctive Read more

Fall guide to leaf peeping getaways in DINE country

Once we turn the calendar to September and Labor Day passes, all eyes are on autumn.  With kids back to school and football starting, it sure feels like the days of summer are waning.  Yet with fall comes visions of … Read more

Don’t miss summer attractions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

As August approaches, we can’t help but think how quickly summer will be over.  August is prime time for outdoor fun and romantic getaways in New England and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are ready to welcome … Read more

Distinctive Inns of New England offer tax time packages to make travel EZ

Tax time packages from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandLet’s face it, there’s nothing fun about taxes. Tax time can be a stressful time for most people.  Perhaps that’s why April has been named Stress Awareness Month. But there’s a pay-off that comes in the middle of the month. … Read more

From Sea to Sea: Southern Coastal DINEtinerary

The beauty of our Southern Coastal DINEtinerary is the proximity of the three inns included. With each inn under 2 hours from one another, it leaves plenty of time to explore the region. This six day Southern Coastal Itinerary offers two days each three wonderful inns, with plenty of time for beaches, sightseeing and great dining. Starting from the southern-most DINE property, this DINEtinerary can be accomplished easily from south to north or north to south.

Visualizing spring in DINE country – Part I

We may have just received upwards of two feet of snow in the Northern parts of DINE country, but it doesn't mean we can't still look forward to spring. Given the winter we've had, spring may not spring forth anytime in the next month, so we thought it might be fun to show you what you have to look forward to. Nothing gets you psyched for spring like a view of the colorful flowers you'll find at the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England. And nothing beats a romantic spring getaway at one of the DINE inns either. We promise it won't be too much longer until you see scenes like this when you visit #DINE country.

What's in the forecast for Columbus Day? Color and sun!

The Facebook entry from the Cliffside Inn summed up what we have to look forward to for Columbus Day.  According to forecasters, it’ll be 84 degrees and sunny in Newport this weekend.  “Who’s ready for one last day at the … Read more