Recently, the temps in Southern Maine reached levels not seen for the past 107 years! New Englanders have been suffering through one of the warmest summers in decades. Yet innkeepers at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England are taking … Read more
As 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
February is for lovers. February is also for lovers of food. And for those who love love and food, this blog post is for you! Ask anyone what they’re doing for Valentine’s Day, and at least 50-percent will respond that … Read more
As our loyal blog readers know, we love to feature recipes on the DINE blog. With 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE), we’ve gathered quite an impressive compendium of recipes. Best of all, every one of the recipes featured … Read more
We’ve affectionately dubbed the time between Columbus Day and Halloween “HallowThanksMas”. This is a time that all eyes are on the three holidays that mark the last quarter of the year. Now that we’re down to “ThankMas” season, we start … Read more
As 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
As about 80-million people along the Eastern Seaboard are hunkering down for winter storm Jonas, the 2016 blizzard of the century, all we can think of here in DINE country is comfort food. Storms seem to rev the inner-chef in … Read more
As we turn the corner on a new year, resolutions always abound. And each resolutions revolving around food top the list for number one, two or three. Whether it be to eat more of it, eat less of it, or … Read more
These days everything comes with some kind of warning. Whether it’s “hazardous to your health”, “slippery when wet” or “contains small pieces”, it seems that everything has some kind of inherent risk. Therefore in full disclosure, the Distinctive Inns of … Read more
While all DINE member inns serve up fabulous food for breakfast and some also offer dinner too, the Manor on Golden Pond and the Rabbit Hill Inn offer an ideal itinerary for those who define a great vacation by fab food. Close to one another, an itinerary that includes Rabbit Hill Inn and Manor On Golden Pond offers foodies specialized classes, fun food tours and the chance to sample exquisite dining in both of the inns’ dining rooms too. Both Manor on Golden Pond and Rabbit Hill Inn offer four diamond dining, afternoon tea, very special breakfasts and unique food activities and experiences.
We’ve gone through our recipe files to bring you some “berry” good recipes for wonderful fruit-filled desserts compliments of Distinctive Inns of New England. When in berry season, join us in making some "berry" good desserts!
In our last two DINE blog entries, we visualized spring via a collection of flower photos. For a short moment it helped us forget the snow outside our windows. Slowly but surely Old Man Winter himself is even growing weary, … Read more
When traveling throughout New England, choose a DINE member inn and you’ll find a building that tells a local story. You’ll enjoy an inn with historic significance where the owners went to great time and expense to preserve the neighborhood story and add everything from Victorian artifacts to contemporary finishes. One thing that you can be assured of, the Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers have invested in the community labor force and regional economy to build and preserve the building for a one-of-a-kind accommodation.
One of the reasons that Distinctive Inns of New England are so well loved is because of the fabulous food guests discover upon each visit. Afterall, the don’t call this group DINE for nothing! Of course, if you’re looking for … Read more
As days shorten and leaves turn color, we all tend to hunker down. There’s nothing better than snuggling up to a crackling fire with feet up and soul mate beside you. Of course, we’re biased, but the best place for … Read more
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