Five gift ideas to take home from your DINE getaway

gift giving coupleLike it or not, we’re already on the countdown to the holidays.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are preparing to help guests celebrate this year with beautifully decorated inns, plenty of fanfare and some great gift ideas to … Read more

Picture yourself at the perfect DINE summer getaway

Summer, Rabbit Hill InnWhile Memorial Day feels like the unofficial start to summer, the calendar officially turns to summer this week on the longest day of the year, June 21st.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have also unofficially turned their sights … Read more

Best packages for spring and summer getaways from NH and CT inns

2017 is the year of Distinctive Inns travelSpring is the season for travel, and now is when the planning should begin.  To make your travel planning easier, we’ve at  Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) have cherry picked the best offers, deals, packages and enhancements for your … Read more

Nine fine ways to celebrate Mom in DINE country this Mother’s Day – Part II

Mother's Day greetingIn Part I of our series on how to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we offered ideas from four of the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE).  This week, we’ll fill in the full nine fine ways to tell Mom … 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

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

Add-on’s create the perfect memorable DINE getaway at inns in Massachusetts, Part 3 in the series

Lydia Harding Suite at Captain's House Inn

We’re returning to offer ideas for add-ons and enhancements to make your trip to the ten Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) memorable. We started with ideas for inns in Maine and New Hampshire. Last week, we covered fabulous … Read more

Five perfect ways to celebrate spring at Distinctive Inns of New England

Tulips and daffodils at Rabbit Hill InnNew 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

Travel 2.0: Guest etiquette advice as DINE inns re-open

Back to business signWhile re-opening dates vary from state to state throughout New England, soon the Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) will be allowed to welcome guests back.  During the initial stages of re-opening, state-ordered limitations will be strict, creating a new Read more

Four little known holidays to spur your winter DINE getaway

Romantic getaways at Distinctive Inns of New EnglandMove aside Valentine’s Day, you’re so overdone.  And what happens to the 40 million singles who shun the hearts-and-chocolates day? They are left out.  You may “get lucky” on St Patrick’s Day but if you’re not a green beer fan, … Read more

Advice for 2020 from DINE inns: Take the trip!

2020 logoAs we close out 2019, we can’t help but think about goals and plans for 2020. After all, it’s not just the end of a year, but the conclusion of a decade.  This is the year to make important new … Read more

2 great reasons to visit DINE country – Escape the traffic and noise

Sunset over Inn at Harbor Hill MarinaAccording to Peter Greenberg, CBS Travel Correspondent and Guru, Los Angeles is the worst city for noise pollution in the U.S. And Forbes.com says, Boston owns the claim to fame for suffering the worst highway congestion in the nation.  … Read more

Dog Daze of Summer DINE Deals:  Exclusive offers for DINE readers

Dog Days of Summer Deals - Dog with tennis ballFor many, the dog days of summer refer to the end of summer when weather is warm and travelers scurry to fit in last minute getaways.  Perhaps that means for Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) innkeepers they work like … Read more

Give the gift of experience this holiday season

gift of getaway from Distinctive Inns of New EnglandDecember is a gift-giving month.  No matter how you celebrate the holidays, this is the month of giving.  For many, the joy of giving exceeds that of receiving.  It does for us at Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE), where … Read more

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

Brexit implies closer to home summer getaways to DINE country

The Sun, Brexit voteUp until today, the looming Brexit vote was more or less an abstraction for American travelers.  Many thought of it as a preoccupation for those across the pond, but not anything we here in the states would need to worry … Read more

Vacation Advice from Dr. Seuss

The famed Dr. Seuss, children’s book author and wisdom guru, would have celebrated his 112th Birthday this week. Few people have left such indelible wisdom as has he, bringing such simple yet meaningful acumen to life’s challenges and highlights. … Read more

Why you should keep a penny in the freezer when you visit DINEcountry

frozen pennyFrom time to time, we like referencing other blogs.  We thought this one was a particularly good one, helping you to prepare for your next DINE getaway.  Coming to us from TravelingMom.com, this advice will help you to prepare

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DINE is Passing the Buck to You

You’ve discovered Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE). Perhaps you’ve stayed at one of the 12 member inns located throughout the six New England states, or maybe Dine Dollars, DINE referral program, Distinctive Inns of New England referral certificateyou’ve discovered DINE through its website, Facebook page or this blog. … Read more

What’s new at DINE inns, Part III

As summer comes to an end, we hope that our readers will still be able to squeeze in one more romantic getaway to one of the Distinctive Inns of New England.  With beautiful, warm summer weather forecasted for the … Read more