Five great reasons for a fall getaway to DINE country

Pumpkins and Mums - Inn English MeadowsThroughout Northern New England, fall is in the air.  Even in the southern parts of the region, crisp er mornings offer a keen reminder that the most colorful season of the year is on its way.  Distinctive Inns of New Read more

When will the leaves turn and the snow fall in DINE country in 2022-23?

Phelps Barn, Grafton InnDistinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers wish they had a nickel for each time they’re asked, “What day will the leaves turn?.” The innkeepers of these nine beautiful inns wish even more that they had the answer. Each year … Read more

The Great Pumpkin – Part II – baking with pumpkins

Photo of pumpkins at a farmLast week, we took an armchair tour of the creative ways Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers decorate their inns with pumpkins, corn stalks and mums.  They offered tips for ways that you can use pumpkins to decorate your … Read more

DINE innkeepers share Great Pumpkin decorating tips

grafton Inn rockers and pumpkinsWhen it comes to fall, it’s not just the brilliant foliage that makes the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) glow. Pumpkins adorn mantles, porches and steps at the 9 DINE inns, along with mums of all colors and … Read more

Tips for safe inn travel during fall 2021

Rabbit Hill Inn room view

Fall is one of the favorite times of year for the guests of Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  The days are sunny and warm, nights are crisp and the colors have already just started to change in part of … 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

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

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

Jump off the Covid Coaster in DINE country

roller coasterA new term was revealed recently in a conversation among Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers.  One of those in the discussion talked about her desire to jump off the Covid Coaster.  Immediately, everyone knew what this term meant … Read more

Why this is the year for your leaf peeping getaway to New England

Deerfield Inn wreathIn years past, travelers seeking a New England fall foliage inn getaway would be scrambling by now to find availability.  But 2020 is not like any other year.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) would normally be close to … Read more

Oh my gourd! Mum’s the word. Amazing fall color at New England Inns

Fall is the season of color for Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) and many say this is one of the most brilliant fall foliage seasons in memory.  Prior to the big N’oreaster that hit New England this week, there … Read more

Un-be-LEAF-able places to view fall foliage in DINE country – Part II

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina's porchLast week, we started our armchair leaf-peeping tour through the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) with Part I of the journey to Vermont. This post will complete the journey with ideas for amazing ways for leaf-peepers to enjoy fall … Read more

Un-be-LEAF-able places to view fall foliage near New England inns – Part I

Deerfield Inn wreathIt’s not too early to start thinking about fall foliage in DINE country.  While it’s still summer time in New England, all  9 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be offering up fabulous fall settings for the perfect … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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