Spotlight on Harbor Light Inn

View of the entrance of Harbor Light Inn with flag and mums.We started a spotlight series on the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) a few weeks ago.  To date, we’ve created profiles or spotlights on Manor On Golden Pond, Rabbit Hill Inn, Chesterfield Inn and last week’s Grafton Read more

Spotlight on Grafton Inn, Grafton, VT

Grafton Inn winterTo date we’ve had the opportunity to spotlight three of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) on the DINE blog. We started our series with a focus on the Manor on Golden Pond. Next in line was an article … Read more

Spotlight on Chesterfield Inn

Chesterfield Inn holiday decorWe are moving into week three of our series spotlighting each of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)  Each week we hope to offer some insight into what makes the ten DINE inns so special. We’ll explore their history, … Read more

Spotlight on Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabit Hill Inn - winter Last week we started a series on the blog focused on spotlighting members of Distinctive Inn of New England (DINE). The series started with a spotlight on the Manor on Golden Pond, offering inside tips on “the mystery of … Read more

Spotlight on: Manor on Golden Pond

Manor on Golden Pond - springThis January, as the pandemic sadly rages on, travelers are spending time dreaming of their next Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) getaway rather than planning it.  The ten DINE inns understand that for now, imagining your next visit to … Read more

DINE inns awarded Best Luxury Inn Collection distinction by LUXlife Magazine

LUXlife Award logoDistinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are happy to announce that the organization has been named an award winner in LUXlife Magazine’s 2020 Resorts & Retreats Awards. The DINE inns were recognized as the Best Guest Luxury Guest Inn 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

DINE’s unique Christmas carol mix

Grafton Inn Vermont fireplaceAs we careen toward the holidays, the innkeepers at Distinctive Inns of New England find themselves humming Christmas carols as they go about the day.  However, we often hear a unique set of lyrics coming from the 10 DINE inns,Read more

Cookie recipes from DINE kitchens even Santa can’t resist

high tea at Captain's House InnIt’s certainly looking like Christmas with pine boughs, simmering mulled cider and plenty of fresh holiday wreaths and trees at the ten Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  And with the fresh pine smells come scents of Christmas cookies baking … Read more

An armchair tour of Christmas decorations in DINE country

Holiday planter at Chesterfield InnIt’s not beginning to look like Christmas at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). We’re thick in the heart of the holiday season here.  From whimsical to traditional to exquisite, the 10 innkeepers at DINE inns have once again pulled … Read more

Give the gift of getaway to DINE country – the perfect safe & socially distanced holiday present for the person who has everything

Give the gift of getaway to a Distinctive Inn of New EnglandAs we continue to hear about record breaking Covid outbreaks, each of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers hope that their guests can stay safe.  While the holiday shopping tradition is among the most prized customs for many, … Read more

Heading into the holidays, DINE innkeepers give thanks

Thankful signIt’s been a year like no other in every innkeepers mind, especially among the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) members. The Covid-19 pandemic shut down inns across the country, and the 10 DINE inns spent months developing new safety, … Read more

Three things that make DINE innkeepers grateful this holiday season

Appreciate what you haveThere’s a graphic circulating around social media that says “This holiday season, it’s not about what you want, it’s about appreciating what  you have.” If there was ever year filled with wants and appreciation it would be 2020. While many … Read more

Let DINE homes be your home for the holidays

Fall decorations at Deerfield InnHoliday season 2020 will be a little more distanced this year.  While spikes in Covid-19 are on the rise, traditional Thanksgiving and holiday gatherings are being given a second look.  Sadly, some families have decided not to gather for the … Read more

Romantic Fall Packages in DINE Country, Part II – Massachusetts and New Hampshire

coupleIn the second of our Fall In Love series of packages from the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE), this week we explore options for finding love in all the right places at DINE inns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. … Read more

Celebrating CROCKtober with soup recipes from DINE kitchens

Hands holding a bowl of soupThis week we interrupt our series on romantic fall packages to bring you some comfort food that just may be needed as we face the end of daylight savings time and election day all in a row! We will resume … Read more

Romantic fall packages in DINE Country, Part I: Maine, Connecticut & Vermont

While many believe that fall colors end in early October, that’s simply not the case everywhere in New England.  In the Northern parts of DINE country, fall color may be past peak, but it’s definitely not gone. In the … Read more

Updates on travel restrictions and safety procedures at Vermont Inns

handwashingThis is part three in our series updating travelers about travel restrictions and all of the safety precautions put into place at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). We covered Massachusetts – from Cape Cod to Cape Ann and … Read more

Fall foliage New England inns photo tour

Fall mums and pumpkinsWe interrupt our series on Covid precautions and travel updates at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) to bring you a glimpse of the beauty of fall in DINE country. While fall color has been a little early … Read more

Updates on travel restrictions and protocols at Connecticut and New Hampshire inns

Cleaning a doorLast week we wrote about the newest updates on travel restrictions, plus new protocols guests can expect at the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) members in Massachusetts and Maine.  Today we will explore what to expect when you arrive … Read more