Start planning your 2018 vacations on National Plan For Vacation Day – Jan 30

Americans universally say that their vacation days are important, yet more than half (54%) of U.S. employees leave time on the table, according to Project Time Off, a coalition dedicated to telling the story of the value of vacations. … Read more “Start planning your 2018 vacations on National Plan For Vacation Day – Jan 30”

25 gorgeous fall photos to inspire distinctive New England inn getaways

Rabbit Hill Inn wreathWith the first day of fall upon us, and Mother Nature at work turning leaves already in Northern New England, we thought it was time to get you excited about what’s about to come as autumn colors turn in DINEcountry.Read more “25 gorgeous fall photos to inspire distinctive New England inn getaways”

Advice for timing your fall foliage trip to Distinctive Inns of New England

Fall in New England is just about as beautiful as any place in the world can be.  Combine gorgeous harvest hues with crackling fires, sumptuous breakfasts and the most welcoming of accommodations at 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) … Read more “Advice for timing your fall foliage trip to Distinctive Inns of New England”

From Harvest to Holidays: Fall Bread Pudding recipes to please a crowd

Hallowthanksmas cartoonWe’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 “From Harvest to Holidays: Fall Bread Pudding recipes to please a crowd”

Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!

Autumn is in full swing in New England, and when it comes to fall fun, there’s no place better to call home base than the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  New England fall getaways are filled with everything … Read more “Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and witches, oh my!”

Nine ways to find fall color in DINE country

As we write this blog post on the first day of fall, we can’t help but be reminded of the brilliant harvest hues that will soon. Back in 2013 we posted this blog about what’s soon to come with beautiful  … Read more “Nine ways to find fall color in DINE country”

Fall guide to leaf peeping getaways in DINE country

Once we turn the calendar to September and Labor Day passes, all eyes are on autumn.  With kids back to school and football starting, it sure feels like the days of summer are waning.  Yet with fall comes visions of … Read more “Fall guide to leaf peeping getaways in DINE country”

Wreaths of distinction from DINE

As I travel around visiting the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) the beautiful decor which changes from season to season leaves me in awe.  Autumn in New England brings colorful leaves, and with a late foliage season, we’re … Read more “Wreaths of distinction from DINE”

Here’s what to do with the bumper crop of apples this year

Apple Crisp recipe from Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaThe Distinctive Inns of New England are excited about the bumper crop of apples expected in the region this fall. According to the New England Apple Association blog, the 2015 New England apple crop is estimated to be approximately … Read more “Here’s what to do with the bumper crop of apples this year”

Fall foliage getaway tips from Distinctive Inns of New England

Wreath at Rabbit Hill InnWith Labor Day being the unofficial end to summer, we’re gearing up for a colorful fall foliage season in DINEcountry.  According to Yankee Magazine, wizards of New England fall foliage predictions,  we can look forward to  peak foliage coming … Read more “Fall foliage getaway tips from Distinctive Inns of New England”

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

DINE inns thank veterans with November specials

Man in U.s. Marine Corps Uniform Saluting American FlagFor many years, B&Bs throughout the country have taken to thanking veterans and active military for their service with special offers in November, in honor of Veteran’s Day.  This year, in keeping with our efforts to thank those under-recognized groups … Read more “DINE inns thank veterans with November specials”

It’s beginning to look like fall in DINE country

Fall colors have come a little earlier to DINE country this year.  And while we’re experiencing beach weather throughout all of New England this weekend, the cooler temps, especially in the North Country, jump-started the color especially in the last … Read more “It’s beginning to look like fall in DINE country”

Pie vs Crisp: Two great apple recipes

Apple recipes from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandWe’re right in the heart of apple season in DINEcountry, and that means you’ll see plenty of appleishious recipes on the breakfast table and dinner menus at the 11 DINE member inns.  We asked innkeepers at Distinctive Inns … Read more “Pie vs Crisp: Two great apple recipes”

Five tips to a great DINE vacation

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.

It's not too late for a romantic autumn getaway

After the kind of month we've had filled with the stress of government shut downs and impeding government economic defaults, don't you owe you and your partner the chance to rest easy, romance often and rejuvenate once again? We call these the 3 Rs of DINE and just as you need fuel to feed the body, you need the 3 R's to revive the heart and soul. Visit the package pages on DistinctiveInns.com for a complete rundown of packages offered by DINE inns. We've done the thinking and planning for your next New England getaway, you simply choose the package that sounds the best for you!

Behind the scenes of Mother's Nature's greatest show

One of the most often asked questions at the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce(and probably at many chambers throughout New England for that matter) is “what day will the leaves change color?”  Those involved in New England tourism get … Read more “Behind the scenes of Mother's Nature's greatest show”

Look what we have to look forward to

Fallfoliage2012-wreath at Camden Maine StayWe’re not quite to fall color yet, but before you know it, peak color will highlight your getaway to DINE country, and the sooner you make your reservation, the better your chances of getting the room you want.  … Read more “Look what we have to look forward to”

Five great ways to peep a leaf at DINE inns

InnatHarborHillMarina-Fall Front Door 102-smallerFall INN Love is not only the name of a package at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, it’s what will happen when you visit one of the eleven Distinctive Inns of New England this fall.  Not only will … Read more “Five great ways to peep a leaf at DINE inns”

Tis the season for pumpkins

Between Halloween and autumn, pumpkins rule the month of October in DINE country.  We’ve been posting photos of preposterous pumpkins on the Distinctive Inns of New England’s Facebook page , and serving up pumpkin themed dishes at the 11 Read more “Tis the season for pumpkins”