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

Microbreweries in Massachusetts: Favorite picks from DINE innkeepers

DINE innkeepers choices for best microbrews in MassachusettsFrom Cape Cod’s microbreweries to nano-brews in the Berkshires, Massachusetts is filled with craft brewing options for beer lovers.  Pair a tour of Massachusetts microbreweries with a stay at any of the Distinctive Inns of New England members located in … Read more “Microbreweries in Massachusetts: Favorite picks from DINE innkeepers”

Advice for timing your fall foliage trip to Distinctive Inns of New England

Fall in New England is just about as beautiful as any place in the world can be.  Combine gorgeous harvest hues with crackling fires, sumptuous breakfasts and the most welcoming of accommodations at 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) … Read more “Advice for timing your fall foliage trip to Distinctive Inns of New England”

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

We’ve decked the halls in DINE country

We’ve decked the halls with bows of holly and trimmed trees, gazebos and planters too.  The 11 Distinctive Inns of New England are ready to welcome holiday revelers for getaways to escape the holi-daze and to usher in the New … Read more “We’ve decked the halls in DINE country”

Get inspired by DINE decorations

We know innkeepers are harbingers of hospitality and fabulous foodies, but did you know they are also distinctive decorators too?  When it comes to the holidays, the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England pull out all the decorating stops.  Whether … Read more “Get inspired by DINE decorations”

MEET THE INNKEEPERS: Karl Sabo and Jane Howard, Deerfield Inn

By Marti Mayne

Each innkeeper profile featured on the DINE blog features another amazing story about the dedication, compassion and commitment of DINE innkeepers.  Having the opportunity to write these stories gives me special insight into the amazing people … Read more “MEET THE INNKEEPERS: Karl Sabo and Jane Howard, Deerfield Inn”

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 “Wine and DINE Mom this Mother’s Day”

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

Ten Ideas for the Perfect Mancation in DINE Country

May was Mom’s month, and June celebrates Dads.  That means mancations rule this month. Ladies, don’t cringe; mancations don’t have to be dominated by 6-packs, sports bars and motorcycles.  Here are ten ideas for ways to create the perfect mancation … Read more “Ten Ideas for the Perfect Mancation in DINE Country”

Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns

 Distinctive Inns of New England are rewarding their guests with incentives for their gas tanks.  “Take the Prius to see us,” says Brian Mulcahy of the Rabbit Hill Inn, as he encourages couples to travel together while celebrating the 11… Read more “Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns”

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.

Old Deerfield Christmas Sample Craft Fair

For another great Fall Getaway, how about a trip to Old Deerfield, Massachusetts?  This quaint town has been preserved for all time with many historic homes available for viewing along with a great museum complete with a wonderful museum store.  … Read more “Old Deerfield Christmas Sample Craft Fair”

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

 

For those of you who like modern, contemporary art, here is a museum visit that you should definitely schedule this summer or fall.  Like MOMA, its larger counterpart in New York City, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (“MoCA”) is … Read more “Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art”

A Blast From the Past in Historic Deerfield, MA


Flashback to at least seven generations before us in a walk through Historic Deerfield located in the 330-year-old New England Town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Back in the 1930’s, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flynt migrated to the small town wishing to … Read more “A Blast From the Past in Historic Deerfield, MA”