Dessert for Breakfast, Part II: Another collection of sweet breakfast recipes

Last week we started our series about sweet breakfast treats.  We’re not sure it’s original, but we coined the term “bressert” to refer to that wonderful beginning of breakfast served at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  … Read more

One Tank Romantic Getaways to New England – Part IV – The Berkshires

Over the past month, we’ve been celebrating the lowest summer gas prices in years with a blog series on one-tank romantic getaways to the Distinctive Inns of New England.  Each week we featured a few of the 12 member Read more

One Tank Romantic Inn to Inn getaways – Part III – Connecticut to the Cape

waterfront rooms at Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaWith gas prices the lowest they’ve been in a decade of summers, we’ve been focusing in on one-tank inn-to-inn itineraries, perfect for that New England romantic getaway this summer. We started with an inn-to-inn escape in Northern New England, … Read more

Look what’s in store for the summer at DINE inns

Now that the calendar has officially turned to summer, you can move into vacation mode and start planning for your summer romantic escapeTwelve Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) await with everything from drinks on the porch to … Read more

DINE innkeepers go the extra mile: Part II in our customer service series

Customer service at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandLast week we started our series on customer service at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) with tales of extraordinary service from innkeeper archives.  In last week’s blog entry we shared tales of helping guests find lost wedding … Read more

Honeymoons & Mini-moons in Rhode Island– It’s all about you. Final in the series

We’ve spent the last few weeks writing about customized honeymoons and mini-moons in New England. Today we’ll wrap up our series dedicated to combining the perfect honeymoon with personalized hospitality at the Cliffside Inn. And for those who don’t … Read more

Bucket List Breakfast Ideas, Part 4: Incredible Eggs

Bucket list recipes for eggs from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandThe American Egg Board calls them the incredible edible eggs. There’s even an Incredible edible egg website and Facebook page, featuring none other than the Bacon Brothers.  When it comes to egg-celent breakfasts, eggs often take center stage at … Read more

Bucket List Breakfast Ideas, part 1: Pancake Recipes with Panache

Recipes for Pancakes during National Pancake MonthFebruary is National Pancake Month when hungry Americans dedicate all of February to pancakes.  And it doesn’t stop there.  National Pancake Week is the 3rd week in February and Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is prepared to help you … Read more

#Love is the most popular hashtag of 2016

loveLove makes the world go round, according to the popular saying.  It certainly makes it rounds on the Internet as #love is the most popular hashtag for 2016, according to both the Today Show and Shortstack.com.  How interesting that after … Read more

A merry and bright holiday message from DINE country

Grafton Inn holiday decorIt’s sure beginning to feel like something exciting is about to happen in DINE country.  As we approach both Hanukkah and Christmas there’s that feeling of excitement in the air at the Distinctive Inns of New England’s member inns.  As … Read more

Cyber Monday Deals from Distinctive Inns of New England

Cyber Monday deals for 2016 from Distinctive Inns of New England

We’re counting down the days to Cyber Monday when the Distinctive Inns of New England offer up their best sale of the year.  We held off in revealing our  Cyber Monday offers until Thanksgiving, but here’s your chance to find … Read more

Five ways to find peace, calm and serenity at DINE inns

electionoverIt’s been a tough week.  Heck, let’s face it –  it’s been a tough election year. Highlighted by a contentious and often nasty Presidential race, then compounded by senate and congressional battles we were barraged by negativism. And then there … Read more

DistinctiveInns.com: Your go-to place for fabulous inn recipes

Apple dessert from Rabbit Hill InnAs you know from visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) there are some fabulous cooks within our ranks of innkeepers.  From breakfast to dessert (and sometimes they are combined for a fabulous start to the day), you’ll … Read more

Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!

Yoda, Chesterfield Inn's cat

Yoda, the Chesterfield Inn’s feline innkeeper, poses for his fall photo on the front step.

Autumn is in full swing in New England, and when it comes to fall fun, there’s no place better to call home base than the … Read more

Nine ways to find fall color in DINE country

As we write this blog post on the first day of fall, we can’t help but be reminded of the brilliant harvest hues that will soon. Back in 2013 we posted this blog about what’s soon to come with beautiful  … 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 these summer attractions at Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island inns

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnLast week we blogged about some of the many attractions near DINE inns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This week, as we turn yet another calendar page we realize there’s about a month left of summer.  That’s 30 days of … Read more

Find your bucket list adventure in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Moonrise over Niantic BayThis is the last in our series about finding bucket list adventure in DINE country.  Over the past few weeks we’ve presented the ultimate bucket list ideas for fun and adventure at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New Read more

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day: Inn-legacy of the choco-chip and recipes too

National Chocolate Chip Day at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandMay 15th marks National Chocolate Chip Day, an event that has its roots in a former inn.  In DINEcountry, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) celebrate by sharing recipes and treats made with this delectable chocolate morsel.  … Read more

What Distinctive Inns of New England can teach Fairmont’s Le Château Frontenac and vice versa

Hotel Frontenac,As a regular inngoer, I don’t often find myself in the halls of a hotel beyond the obligatory conference stay. But recently I was treated to a trip to Quebec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, and I jumped at the … Read more