DINE’s looking for a few good inns

DINE members photo 2022Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) is poised to expand its membership.  One of the oldest and established inn associations in the Eastern United States, DINE celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, and is now carefully seeking interested inns … Read more

Four great ways to ensure high gas prices won’t ruin your getaway

gas tank with moneyIt’s no secret that gas prices are at an all-time high, but they don’t have to spoil your plans for that special getaway to any of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). According to USA Today, as of … 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

Perfect date night ideas from inns in Massachusetts – Part III

couple - winterWhile week-long vacations are ideal, sometimes all there’s only time for is a date night. While  24 hours of down time may be quick, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will pack your quick getaway with everything you need … Read more

Perfect date night ideas from inns in NH and VT – Part II

couple in bed holding coffeeWe may be closing out the month for lovers, but it doesn’t mean a romantic getaway to your favorite member of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) can’t be planned for the months ahead. Inns and B&Bs are the perfect … Read more

Three reasons to give the gift of getaway for celebration vacations

Heart wreathWith Valentine’s Day right around the corner, are you finding yourself scratching your head for a meaningful gift?  Perhaps there’s a special anniversary or significant birthday coming up in your future.  What do  you give that special person who already … Read more

DINE inns offer quintessential holiday experiences – Part II – in Massachusetts

Deerfield Inn wreathThe holidays are coming and each of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) offers that perfect traditional New England experience.  DINE innkeepers get calls each day asking where travelers can find that perfect “Hallmark experience.”  Rest assured, Hallmark lovers … Read more

The evolution of DINE marketing

Frustration witih computerBy Marti Mayne

Earlier this week, Facebook went down for hours  As if that’s not bad enough for millions of Distinctive Inns of New England’s friends, Instagram, Whats app and others in the Facebook wheelhouse went down too. For … Read more

Come sit a spell in DINE country – a pictorial essay

Camden Maine Stay guestroomAs we begin to feel more comfortable to roam and travel to places we love once again, we can’t help but crave those places that bring us comfort, especially at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  Wooded hikes, rushing … Read more

Add-on’s create the perfect memorable DINE getaway at inns in CT and Maine, Part 2 in the series

couple-watersideLast week we covered all of the fabulous enhancements and add-ons from inns in New Hampshire and Vermont to make for the perfect memorable getaway.  Now that the CDC guidelines allow vaccinated travelers to roam outdoors without masks, isn’t it … Read more

Conventional wisdom when visiting Distinctive Inns of New England

Hearts on the beachAs vaccinations continue throughout the country, travelers are emboldened and feeling the urge to hit the road.  For many, a drive-to getaway to one of the Distinctive Inns of New England fits the criteria for what feels safe and doable.  … Read more

What to expect on your next DINE getaway

Couple taking a road trip to a DINE innAs we move farther into spring, the ten Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are hearing the loud cry from travelers ready to hit the road once again.  Study after study of traveler sentiment have proven there’s plenty of pent … Read more

DINE innkeepers shut the door on 2020 and welcome in 2021 in ten words

Hello 2021Throughout New England the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are gleefully shutting the door on 2020, easily the most difficult year for all of them, and welcoming 2021 with cautious optimism.  As they join revelers throughout America … Read more

Please respect and understand the new rules: Here’s why

maskThe first half of 2020 is behind us and its been one for the record books.  A history making pandemic has led to the largest drop in GDP in the history of our country. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost, … Read more

Tips for staying healthy while traveling in DINE country

Girl offfering appleIn light of the Coronavirus pandemic, staying healthy and traveling have unfortunately become divergent concepts. While travelers throughout the world struggle to find some sense of optimism, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are here to offer any small … Read more

DINE welcomes Inn at English Meadows, its newest member

The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are delighted to welcome the Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunk Lower Village, ME as their newest member.  This elegant inn offers contemporary décor in a beautiful setting within walking distance of … Read more

Three ways DINE inns offer vacations that are all about you

hotel check inRecently we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have been hearing commercials on the radio about how Westin Hotels offer stays “all about you”.  We in the innkeeping world find the notion of a hotel chain, with hundreds of … Read more

Twas the night before Christmas in DINE country

Twas the holiday season and all through the distinctive inns

The innkeepers were stirring, sweeping and mixing the gin (and tonics)

 

The guests were all nestled all snug in the parlors and rooms.

And at dining room tables enjoying … Read more

Make 2019 the year of bucket list vacations: Pair adventure and romance with a DINE inn

New year's resolution listJanuary is resolution month.  And the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have solutions for your resolutions.  We’re willing to bet that at least one of your resolutions has to do with more travel, more adventure or perhaps more romance.  … Read more

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