January is the year of resolutions, and we at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) understand those can be tough to uphold. It’s easy to make new year’s resolutions; the tough part is fulfilling them. Even tougher is when you … Read more
While post-Halloween often signals a shift to holiday season, the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) continue to celebrate pumpkins, ghosts and fall fun throughout November. Hayrides, pumpkin patches and Witches Balls give rise to fall food tours, farm stands … Read more
New England offers such beauty as spring comes slowly yet intently to this beautiful part of the country. The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) make the perfect home base to explore the fifty shades of green that emerge during … Read more
New Year’s Eve is a time for celebrating old and new acquaintances and creating memories to never forget them. There’s no place better than one of the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) to ring in the new year … Read more
We’ve been taking the ultimate beer tour of New England in the DINE blog, which has expanded beyond craft brews to include distilleries and wineries too. This is quite the “spirited” tour and it makes for the perfect itinerary for … Read more
What’s the difference between a New England vacation rental or hotel and Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE)? Probably the largest difference you’ll see is the level of hospitality. Another obvious difference between New England hotels and Distinctive Inns of … Read more
We must admit, our inspiration for this blog posting came from a segment on the TODAY Show where Matt Lauer shared pet peeves from wait staff about the most annoying customer behavior. Being in the business of taking care of … Read more
Oh baby, it’s cold outside. And this winter there have been days after a new snowfall when it’s wonderful to be outside, walking through the woods beneath new snowfall. Other times, it’s just too cold. The 12 Distinctive Inns of … Read more
We know that inns and B&Bs are not for everyone. Some people choose to stay in other kinds of accommodations because they’d rather sleep in a tent or in a bunk. Others choose hotels because that’s where the conference is. … Read more
Over and over we hear our guests lament that this summer in particular went by way too quickly! It went by so fast, in fact, that we’re out to prove that while Labor Day may be the unofficial end of … Read more
As we approach the most colorful season of the year, and the leaves begin to change to their fall wardrobe, we at Distinctive Inns of New England are sporting a new look too! In case you have not visited DistinctiveInns.com … Read more
There they go again! Hotels are once again turning to inns and B&Bs for best practices in personalized service. According to an article in Forbes, a number of hotel chains are moving away from the traditional front desk check-in … Read more
Everyone needs time to regroup and revitalize. The 11 DINE inns each specialize in proving the ideal environment for rest, relaxation and romance. To insure that you make the most of your DINE getaway, here are a few tips on how to prepare for the perfect vacation.
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
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.
For all boaters and lovers of things nautical, here is a New England Getaway that should not be missed. From September 16th to the 19th, Newport, Rhode Island becomes the center of the yacht world with the … Read more