Sweet maple deals and maple festivals to celebrate the sweetest month in New England

Maple Syrup is an essential ingredient in most DINE maple recipesThey call March the sweetest month of the year.  As the sap starts flowing, Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers start pulling out the maple recipes and maple syrup goes top of mind for all in Northern New England.  … Read more

More Valentine’s Day getaways and other romantic ideas from Distinctive Inns of New England

In last week’s blog post, we shared some great ideas for Valentine’s Day getaways at The Inn at Thorn Hill and Gateway’s Inn. We congratulated the Captain’s House Inn on their inclusion in the Top 25 Inns & Read more

Wine and DINE Mom this Mother’s Day

She’s there for the kids; she’s there for you 365 days a year.  Without Mom, your life simply wouldn’t be complete.  Whether she’s the grandmother to your kids, the mother-in-law to you or the love of your life to your … Read more

See how our gardens grow

Spring sprang early this year, and after a dry April, May showers continue to bring beautiful flowers in and around DINE member inns.  Since a picture tells a thousand words, we thought we’d bring a breath of sunshine, budding flowers … Read more

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

Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages in New Hampshire and Vermont offer free gas & more

Gas prices are $1 higher per gallon than they were at this time last year, according to a recent news update, and travelers are getting increasingly frustrated with high gas prices. Yesterday we introduced the new Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages Read more

In honor of American Chocolate Week, two great recipes chock filled with cocoa

We're celebrating Day #2 of American Chocolate Week with two recipes that're not only delicious but beautiful too. Today we present Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding from the Cheterfield Inn and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from the Deerfield Inn. Wow! What a line up of fabulously decadent desserts to celebrate the week. Just to make you feel better, we'll remind you that chocolate helps you lower blood pressure and live longer too. So bake to your heart's content and celebrate American Chocolate Week with recipes from DINE member inns.