Travel trends of 2022 and beyond – Are you a “redefined traveler”?

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelThe pandemic put a kibosh on travel, and we all know the relief among travelers once they felt free to roam once again. While Covid still remains a concern among travelers, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will testify … 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

Scrumptious Summer Salads from Distinctive Inns of New England kitchens

Summer has officially arrived, and with it will come those glorious warm summer days and wonderful New England inn getaways.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are getting ready to serve fresh salads on their menus.  From fruit-filled … 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

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

Muffins and breakfast bread ideas from DINE kitchens – Part 1

Muffin photoAs the thermometer dips and inside time is on the rise in the winter months, innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) take to the kitchen to bake wonderful goodies to add to breakfast table.  Winter is all about … Read more

Celebrating National Heart Month: Colorful heart-healthy recipes

Cape Porpoise, Maine lobster trap tree with heartsEach February,  from coast to coast we celebrate American Heart Month.  It’s a time when  by Americans are encouraged to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Focusing on your heart health is so important now more than ever. People … Read more

Meet the Chefs:  Phyllis Grech and Brill Williams in the Rabbit Hill Inn Kitchen

Brill and Phyllis - Rabbit Hill InnWe’ve focused our recent blog series on the talented chefs in the kitchens at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Each of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England offer talented chefs and innkeeper creating fabulous breakfasts and afternoon … Read more

Meet the Chefs: Chef Andrew Hunter and Sous Chef Joseph Ganley at Rabbit Hill Inn

Dishes cooking on the stove at Rabbit Hill InnWe are on to the third of our series focused on the amazing chefs you’ll meet on your visit to the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) with the introduction of Chef Andrew Hunter and Sous Chef, Joseph Ganley from … Read more

Meet the Chefs: Executive Chef Cal Hingston, Grafton Inn

Grafton Inn-outside diningTechnically, we started the Meet the Chefs series back in February with a description of the all-female “badass” kitchen staff at the Gateways Inn back in February.  Then the pandemic hit, and we had to put our chef series … Read more

Meet the all-female sizzling kitchen squad at Gateways Inn & Restaurant

by Marti Mayne

There are famous trios like the three musketeers, Ghost Busters, and Snap, Crackle and Pop, but when it comes to magic in the kitchen, no other trio holds a candle to the “quad squad” of the Gateways Read more

Tomatoroma:  Three perfect recipes for gardens overflowing with tomatoes

Photo of colorful tomatoes at Rabbit Hill InnAs we think about turning the calendar from August to September, it’s not only those shorter days that remind us that fall is coming.  One peek into the garden, replete with ripened tomatoes, reminds us that fall is almost here.  … Read more

Green themed recipes for St. Paddy’s Day

Green Goblins at Deerfield InnAs we approach St. Patrick’s Day in New England, we can’t help but think of all those green-themed recipes being whipped up in the kitchens at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  While our first choice for you on … Read more

Chocolate-filled experiences at DINE inns in February

Chocolate words on Scrabble boardNothing says “I love you” better than chocolate.  And if the way to his or her heart is through a sweet tooth, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)  have a variety of chocolate filled experiences that just might do … Read more

Going Healthy with Spinach: Breakfast pies from Distinctive Inns of New England

Spinach Pie from Harbor Light InnAs we kick off the summer season and watch the seedling spinach plants start growing into salad-sized, we thought it might be helpful to share some of our best breakfast pie recipes featuring this healthy ingredient.  After all, every romantic Read more

Brew-Inn: Part VI: Favorite Microbreweries in Vermont

This is the last in our series about innkeepers picks for favorite microbreweries, wineries and distilleries in New England. The 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have offered up quite the arm chair beer, wine and spirits tour over … Read more

Brew-Inn, Part III: Favorite Microbreweries, Distilleries and Wineries in Maine

This is the third in our Brew-Inn series, where we highlight favorite microbrewery picks from the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers.  However, as we continue to travel throughout DINE country, we discover not only favorite microbreweries but … Read more

Fabulous Fall Fare

Ahhhh….fall in New England.  For foodies, therfall fare from DINE Innse’s no better time for comfort food.  Squash, apples, and everything pumpkin takes top billing on menus and breakfast tables at the  Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) inns.  We love the tastes … Read more

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