Coffee benefits: Get healthy, happy and smarter from a cuppa Joe or two

Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup and coffee at Captain's House InnGood news for Coffee drinkers, that daily cuppa Joe you crave each morning not only gives you the energy you need, but it makes you smarter, healthier and happier too. We at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) know that … 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 3: Muffins, donuts and breakfast cakes

Donut Muffins from Rabbit Hill InnDo you know the muffin man?  He lives in DINEcountry. When it comes to breakfast at any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE), it’s just as often a “muffin woman” preparing the fabulous start to the … Read more

Bucket List Breakfast Ideas, Part 2: Not your ordinary French Toast

In Part 1 of our Bucket List Breakfast Ideas series we explored pancakes with penache. Today, we’re saying move over plain French Toast, Distinctive Inns of New England is here to offer up a variety of beyond-boring French Toast … 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

All things bright and gingerful

Ginger reipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandDo a search on the Internet for ginger, and you’ll most likely be taken to information about red-heads.  People with red hair are nicknamed “gingers”, but when it comes to the holidays no matter what color your hair is, ginger … Read more

Hot days call for cool fruity dessert ideas from Distinctive inns

It’s finally beginning to really feel like summer in DINE country.  Warm days and nights call for cool desserts filled with fresh fruit of the season, and the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be serving up … Read more

Hot Deals and other packages from Distinctive Inns of New England – Part II

Drinks on the patio at Chesterfield InnAsk any of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers, and they’ll tell you that travelers love packages.  By bundling meals and entertainment/adventure together, DINE inns create almost the same offerings as an all-inclusive New England resort.  Packages … Read more

Hot Deals and other packages at Distinctive Inns of New England – Part I

When it comes to packaging overnight stays with everything froromantic getaways at Distinctive Inns of New Englandm dog treats for your four-legged friends to dinners, train rides, spa treatments and ziplines, the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England have you covered.  Lodging packages are the next … Read more

March is for chocolate lovers in DINE country

Baked Fudge Cake from Camden Maine Stay InnWith American Chocolate Week being celebrated March 20-26th, we here in DINE country have jumped on to the cocoa-bandwagon and created a number of wonderful chocolate-filled packages.  For those who love chocolate, get your bonbon bonus by booking any … Read more

Pumpkin Pop Tarts? Perfect! Pumpkin Recipes from DINE

Tis the season for all things pumpkin in DINE country.  We’ve featured pumpkin pancakes pumpkin cakes and pumpkin roll in the past, but today we’re taking pumpkin to the next level!  The Rabbit Hill Inn has … Read more

Finding recipes on DistinctiveInns.com and Thanksgiving ideas

Breakfast in bed at Chesterfield InnWe listened and we heard your request for an easy way to find the all those recipes that have been posted on the Distinctive Inns of New England website. We’ve added a link to all the recipe stories we’ve … Read more

Four things NOT to do in a restaurant. Dining tips from DINE

Diining at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe must admit, our inspiration for this blog posting came from a segment on the TODAY Show where Matt Lauer shared pet peeves from wait staff about the most annoying customer behavior. Being in the business of taking care of … Read more

Here’s what to do with the bumper crop of apples this year

Apple Crisp recipe from Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaThe Distinctive Inns of New England are excited about the bumper crop of apples expected in the region this fall. According to the New England Apple Association blog, the 2015 New England apple crop is estimated to be approximately … Read more

Get ready for a red, white and blueberry breakfast

Berry Stuffed French Toast from Cliffside InnThe best part about summer is all the fresh produce and fruit you find locally in DINEcountry. And the innkeepers at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) delight in not only being able to purchase and use … Read more

Making lemonade and sorbet when life delivers lemons

Lemon recipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe’ve heard of roasted vegetables and we love roasted beef, but roasted lemonade? Now there’s a novel and new idea. Wait until you taste this summer time treat brought to you by the Deerfield Inn. The photo you see above … Read more

Spring forward with maple recipes from syrup-central

New England is the capital of all things maple and ’tis the season for the sap to be running throughout DINEcountry.  After the tough winter we’vew had the maple season got a late start due to colder-than-usual temps.  The … Read more

Make breakfast the most romantic meal of the day

As we approach February, there’s just one thing on the minds of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers’ minds:  romance.  While every month romance reigns at the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, but with Valentine’s Day in … Read more

Eleven signs that summer is still going strong in DINE country

Over and over we hear our guests lament that this summer in particular went by way too quickly!  It went by so fast, in fact, that we’re out to prove that while Labor Day may be the unofficial end of … Read more

Celebrate July Ice Cream Month by DINEing

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream especially in July as the country celebrates National Ice Cream month. Throughout DINE country guests of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are enjoying the sweet life with some cool creamy treats. From ice cream tours to homemade ice cream served for dinner, you’ll find scrumptious ice cream treats on the breakfast and dinner table at DINE inns.