DINE inns offer the ideal kick off to summer with specials and packages

Summer bench at Rabbit Hill InnSpring has finally sprung throughout DINEcountry, and the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are celebrating with a collective promotion called the DINE kick-off to summer.  Only once or twice a year do so many of the 12 Read more

Five reasons to make Distinctive Inns your home for the holidays

Captain Jefferds Inn, decorated for the holidaysAccording to BedandBreakfast.com’s Winter Traveler survey, 24-percent of travelers are planning a holiday getaway.  That means just about one in every four travelers will not be home for the holidays. More than half of those planning to stay at … Read more

Why you should keep a penny in the freezer when you visit DINEcountry

frozen pennyFrom time to time, we like referencing other blogs.  We thought this one was a particularly good one, helping you to prepare for your next DINE getaway.  Coming to us from TravelingMom.com, this advice will help you to prepare

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DINE is Passing the Buck to You

You’ve discovered Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Perhaps you’ve stayed at one of the 12 member inns located throughout the six New England states, or maybe Dine Dollars, DINE referral program, Distinctive Inns of New England referral certificateyou’ve discovered DINE through its website, Facebook page or this blog. Each … Read more

Six warning signs you shouldn’t ignore from DINE

Warning: Distinctive Inns of New England getaways may be addictive

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

Stop the busy

Chances are you’re just beginning to recover from the holidaze. Hanukkah and Christmas are recent memories with all their shopping, wrapping and entertaining, and then there’s the week in between until New Year’s. Add Kwanzaa, Solstice, Pan American Aviation Day … Read more

Looking for a colorful fall day? You’ll find it in DINE country

A fall fog over Historic Deerfield, MaOne of the best things about Distinctive Inns of New England is no matter what kind of weather or setting you seek, you’ll find an inn set in a gorgeous location for enjoying the region around you!  Love the mountains?  … Read more

 Drink wine, improve your memory

The morale of the story? Red wine and champagne can be very good for you! Whether you enjoy a glass while planning your DINE getaway or during your stay at any of the 11 Distinctive Inns of New England, research shows that a glass of wine or a little bubbly can be good for your memory, heart and circulation. The innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England concur adding it’s good for the vacation too!

DINE welcomes the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

There's a new kid on the DINE block and Distinctive Inns of New England is thrilled to welcome their newest member, Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. Located in Niantic, CT, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is DINE's southern-most member and our Connecticut connection.

OMG! It's August and I still need my DINEscape

The Distinctive Inns of New England have made planning your vacation easy. If you're looking for romantic getaways, culinary or spa vacations simply visit the DINE package and special page online. There you'll find just about anything you might want from high adventure zip lining and off-road adventure packages to golf or dining packages.

Hot Deals at Distinctive Inns of New England

Oh baby, it may still be cold outside, but inside you’ll find hot deals at Distinctive Inns of New England.  Look for everything from great rates to hot dates at DINE member inns throughout New England.  With special offers on … Read more

Innkeeping: Dream or drudgery?

oday's innkeepers still go out and shovel snow - sometimes for days on end - while they also juggle everything from restaurant management to social networking, something good ol' Bob Newhart hadn't even conceived of yet. From time to time, they're up all night holding court with older guests regaling stories of their younger years on aircraft carriers or taking guests who fell out of bed to the hospital.

Legendary Inns of Newport RI Takes Top Rhode Island Hotel Honors Again — Double AAA Four Diamond Awards For Luxury B&B Lodging

For the fourth year in a row, the Legendary Inns of Newport RI has been honored as Rhode Island’s top AAA Four Diamond luxury lodging group. Both Cliffside Inn (a Distinctive Inns founder) and Abigail Stoneman Inn have again received … Read more